It’s A Quickie…

1.  My sister and I went to the Blue Goose today for dinner.  Mexican food is good!  Chicken Fajitas and rice is very good!

2.  I had my first experience at Charming Charlies.  Very cute jewelry and bags.  Most of it is a little too dressy for my taste, but I did find a cute dress (that I would wear as a shirt), some earrings, hats, and headbands for my girls.  I also found these..

3c8778983fda11e2a88722000a1f90d0_7I really like shades of turquoise.

3.  Then we went to JcPenny, and after I bought some Christmas gifts, I got two buttons.  One of those buttons was a winner, and I won a $10 gift card.  Guess who is going back for another cardigan?  Me that’s who.

4.  Now I am at home.  Time to clean and make sure a certain 9 year old studies her spelling words.  Then pizza for dinner.

5.  Bonus of the day.  I now fit into jeans i have not worn in 4 years.  Woo to the Hoo!



  • I sit here this morning wondering how many other woman my age listen to Ronnie Milsap while they knit?
  • What?  Is it only me?
  • Well, you do not know what you are missing.
  • My girls actually want books for Christmas.
  • There is a huge smile on my face.
  • Once they start talking like a valley girl when they get excited, or break out in dance in the grocery store, then I will know I have done a great job as a mother.
  • I am meeting my big sis for some shopping and lunch.
  • H&M here I come.
  • I hope they have a kids section.
  • All that is on my mind are wreaths, twinkle lights, and garland.
  • Oh the paper garland I want to make.
  • Problem, I do not know where my sewing machine is.
  • Closet or attic?
  • I have another dilemma.
  • Salsa red or black and white?
  • What about navy with a funky turquoise trim?
  • Maybe I should just buy a swatch of fabric first then decide on color.
  • It would be safer.
  • I really want a rug for my living room.
  • I wish Ikea made this one in an 8×10.  I really like the way it looks, it is just too small for the space.
  • So now it is in my dining room with no table.
  • Chalk pens or regular chalk?
  • My mind is in overdrive.
  • I have a crazy tight Christmas budget this year so I am trying to find the perfect homemade gift for everyone.
  • Homemade by me or someone else.
  • I am thinking there will be lots pics of my kids involved.
  • Maybe I can selfishly get an iPhone 5 for myself.
  • That would be very selfish.
  • Have you picked out some angels from your local tree?
  • I have three kids I will be shopping for.
  • I am very excited.
  • Well, gotta go.
  • I am running out of Ronnie Milsap songs, and my scarf is not done.
  • Plus, I really need to get dressed.
  • Christmas shopping starts today!
  • GO!

My Valentine’s Wreath

I love love, which is why I love Valentine’s day.  All that pink and red makes me happy, not to mention I love hearts.

Romance novels, romantic movies on television, I love it all.

Which is why I decided to make a Valentine’s wreath.  I wanted a little bit of Valentine’s in my house.  Just a sprinkle.

I started with the fall wreath I made back in November.  I just cut the old yarn off  to start fresh.

I picked out three love colors.  I love the yarn in the middle.  It is a mix of different shades of pink.

I just wrapped the yarn around the wreath, and secured it with a dab of hot glue.

I then added a bit of sparkle and a yarn pom pom and voila!


I just love it.

You can learn to make a yarn pom pom here.

This has given me the itch to make a few more crafts.  Thanks goodness I have a coupon to Joanne’s.


My Christmas Wishlist

Like most moms, we spend the months and weeks before Christmas making lists of the things we will be buying our friends and family for Christmas.  We create the budget, do the shopping, and wrap all the presents to go under the tree.

I love it!

I love finding that perfect gift for someone.  I listen all year long, and keep notes of my families wants.  I tried to find something special for each and every one.

I was talking to my sister the other day, and she asked me what I wanted for Christmas.  I told her towels, and bed pillows.  She was like what?  I told her it was what I needed.  They are things I need, but never remember to buy myself.  It is perfect.

I know, I am a boring little bird.  The thing is, I do not really want for much.   I do not really need anything.  I use the same kitchen utensils I got when I got married.  I have the same dishes.  I have not bought myself a new pair of shoes in a year.

I prefer to give.  I love seeing someone’s face when they open a gift I bought or made for them.  It is awesome.

With that being said, I was sitting around last night avoiding folding laundry, and decided to create a wishlist.

1.  I think all wishlists should have something just stupid extravagant that you would never ask for.  That is this ring for me.  I have dreamed of this ring since Meg Ryan put it on her finger in this movie.  It is the Victoria Ring from Tiffanys.  Who wouldn’t want a blue box under the tree.

2.  I would love a chair for my living room.  Something funky.  Instagram pic found on Pinterest.

3.  The 50 mm/f 1.8 lens for my canon dslr.

4.  A sexy camera bag.  You can find it here.

5.  I want to be able to take a picture like this. It is so beautiful.  I want to take the time to learn how to use a camera.

6.  I love 80’s movies, and this would look perfect on my wall.  You can find more like it here.

7.  I have wanted a pair of cowboy boots like forever.  I just am too cheap to buy any.  I actually did ask for a pair of them for Christmas.

8.  Le Creuset cookware.  I just love this stuff.  It is so bulky and heavy.  You can find it here.


So there it is, my wishlist for Christmas.

That was fun!

What one extravagant thing would you wish for?


What To Do When You Are Sitting At Home Waiting To Pick Your Sister Up At The Airport At Midnight.

Don’t ya just love my long title!

I worked yesterday like always.  I get up at 0545 and get home at 1930.  I am using army time because I am a nurse.

Anywhoo, yesterday was a little different because my sister flew in from Seattle for Thanksgiving.  She always stays with me, so I always pick her up from the airport.

She was scheduled to arrive at midnight.  That’s right, I said midnight.

Did I mention that I had already been up since 0545?  I just wanted to clarify.

When I got home from work, I did not know if I wanted to take a nap, or just stay awake and keep busy till it was time to leave for the airport.

I did both.

You know, it is very quiet in a house when everyone goes to sleep.

If you too have worked all day and need to stay awake to pick your sister up at the airport at midnight, here is a list of a few things you can do.


Watch Pride and Prejudice.


Read Harry Potter.




I Just Love This!


Play on Polyvore.

So, as you can see I lead an exciting life.  I am currently trying to recover from lack of sleep, and the sis and I are planning our Black Friday black ops plan.

Hope you have a happy Monday and a crazy happy Thanksgiving!


Excited For…..

I have the heart and soul of a child.  The excitement I feel for things can completely overwhelm me.

When I watched this video, I almost started to cry with the excitement that I felt from all those fans in the stands.  How incredible I bet it was to be there surrounded by all those people who were all excited about the same thing!

I am excited for many things.

  • The Texas Rangers possibly going to the World Series.
  • My daughters first school recital.
  • Going to Ikea on Thursday with my friend Marni.
  • Cooler weather
  • Hot Chocolate with marshmallows
  • Leaves changing colors
  • Not having to use the a/c in the car.
  • Sweaters
  • Boots
  • Scarves
  • Having to put an extra blanket on the bed.
  • Snuggling with my man.
  • Knitting
  • My sister coming to visit.
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Music
  • Christmas Decorations
  • My girls faces on Christmas
  • Apple Pie
  • Chocolate Pie
  • Pie
  • Fires in the fireplace.
  • Santa Claus
  • Twinkle lights (they are not used enough in my opinion).
  • Christmas trees.  (I put mine up on Thanksgiving night).
  • Breaking Dawn (Why yes I am a twilight dork).

I think that is a pretty good list to start with.

I am super excited that there is an H&M I can shop at now.

These are just a few items I would be excited to have.

What are you excited for?