Thursday, December 29, 2011

something fun... don't miss it!!!

So.... earlier in the week I was chosen by Angela
to do a fun questionairre......
(p.s. Angela's blog ROCKS.. check her out... say hi from me!)
Here's the dealie-o:
1.You must post these rules.
2. Each person must post 11 thingsabout themselves on their blog.
3. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post and create 11 new questions for
the people you tag to answer.
I LOVE stuff like this... so here it goes....
11 things about lil old me:
1. I wear contacts and have horrible vision! If I am not wearing them, or my glasses I pretty much run into walls (not even kidding.. it's so bad!)
2. I had braces when I was younger, and got the rubber bands changed on them according to the holiday that was closest (black/orange for Halloween, etc...) it was my FAVORITE thing EVER!
3. I am extremely clumsy and always seem to be paying attention to the wrong thing, and then either run into something or someone.... seriously!!! I am the child that walked with her head down and ran into every light pole on main street! not. even. messing. withya!
4. I LOVE LOVE LOVE purses and usually am carrying a LARGE bag of some kind... my husband calls my purse a "samsonite suitcase" but a girls gotta have the essentials with her at. all. times.
5. I love pizza and could eat it every night!!!
6. When I was preggo, I CRAVED icecream!!! Especially chocolate dip cones (YUM!)
7. I like to use a shampoo/conditioner in ONE - can we say lazy!?
8. I wear Juicy Couture perfume!!! (Mmmm... it's todiefor!)
9. I am terrified of sharks, and really don't even like to watch shark movies on tv. (Hello Jaws, that's you!)
10. Nobody. I repeat: NOBODY makes me laugh like my BFF!
11. I would love to be a nurse someday!
Now, onto the questions that Angela set up for me to answer...
1. What do you want to do before you die? Own a horse!
2. If you could be any age what would it be? The age I am right now... it's quite lovely!
3. Cat or dog? DOG!
4. What is the one quality you look for in a friend? Genuine sincerity and honesty.
5. If you could travel anywhere, where would it be? Ireland with my entire family.
6. Hobbies? Being a mama and wifey, knitting, blogging, reading, laughing, spending a lot of time with my family!!!
7. What is something you wish someone knew about you before they met you? I have a loud laugh!
8. Morning or night? Morning with a hot mug of coffee :-)
9. What's your favorite song? Someone Like You (Adele)
10.What's your favorite color? ReD
11. What's your new years resolution? To Keep Calm and Embrace the Chaos!!!! :-)
Alright friends........ now it's my turn to pick 11 questions and tag some of YOU!
First the questions:
1.if you could change your name, what would you change it to?
2. what scares you the most?
3. what is your favorite kind of candy?
4. Spring, Summer, Winter or Fall?
5. if you were an animal in a zoo, what would you be?
6. what color nailpolish is on your toes/fingers?
7. when is the last time you cried?
8. what is your DREAM job?
9. what song do you like to sing at the top of your lungs while driving?
10. favorite travel destination?
11. last book you read?
I am tagging: Sunshine, Denise, and Jamie {hop to it chickies!!!!}
Later Gators,

THursDay SmiLeS :-)

These words brought me so much JoY this morning!!!
Found it here...
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I am about as excited as this!!!!!
{found this little lovie here}
We leave for a long weekend getaway - TomoRRow!!
I have a hot stone neck and back massage scheduled at the resorts Spaaaaaaaa for Saturday afternoon - you may hear me sighing and rejoicing all the way from your cozy home!
I have never had the hot stone type of massage and am PUMPED!!!!!
I have not packed (what else is new) but plan to at some point today! :-) or tomorrow morning as we are walking out the door (what usually happens - ha!)
We are ringing in the New Year with FAMILY and it is a guaranteed WONDERFUL time!
** promise to take lots of pics and share them! **
peace out,

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Well isn't that precious WEDNESDAY...

Good Morning my dears...
--> how is everyone recovering from the grand Christmas celebration?
perhaps you are STILL celebrating?!? (oh dear that sounds tiring...)
we leave for a l-o-n-g weekend up NoRtH in a few days, and I am rip roaring ready for relaxation!
On a new note... I went to Target last night, and about fell flat on my face when I saw that ALL (and I mean ALL) of the Valentine's Day "stuff" was out and ready for action!
For REAL people!?
It isn't even January!!!!
What the heck is the rush?
Then I browsed, saw a few things that I think I will go back for once Valentine's Day is a little closer.. and moved on.
It was onto the salon to cover up the MASSIVE amount of gray hairs that have decided to make a temporary home on my head!
4 words:
God bless my wonderful hair dresser - she rocks my world and makes everything ok!
not. even. kidding.
I am thinking of sending her a Caribou gift card today... she is awesome... and the gray hairs have been camouflaged for 6 weeks.
Onward and Upward ladies....
Here's a few little thangs that made me smile this morning...
check out this oh so adorable *source*
(this is strictly because Target thinks Valentine's Day is tomorrow - tee hee hee)
I love a fabulous afghan!!!!!
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i would like this hanging in my entry way!!!
so cute :)
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you had me at hello.
YOU had me at hello too!
Love ya,

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

make it a GREAT one...

Hello Sweet Friends of Mine....
I hope this finds you enjoying your post-holiday Tuesday...
we are home from visiting relatives and celebrating and taking time to
be together!
We leave for a long weekend getaway in a few days, and I am SO EXCITED!
Not to worry... I will be posting pictures (A LOT of them)
There would be pictures today, but my camera is at my mom's house....
Let's get ready to RING IN THE NEW YEAR!!!!
Enjoy your day....
Much love
and joy to YOU and your loved ones...

Friday, December 23, 2011

~ MeRRy ChrisTmaS ~

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** so excited **
we got a very light (but enough) dusting of snow this morning!!!
all is right with the world when the ground is somewhat white for Christmas!
can I get an AMEN?!
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did your tree ever have bubble lights?
does it still?
they were my grandpa's FAV-OR-ITE!!
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Much love to you all this CHRISTMAS!!!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

finished product... Ta Daaaa..

i think this is one of my favorite sets EV-AR!
love the blue.
love the white ceramic buttons.
love it all!

seriously warm! :-)
Hope you like it!!!
Merry Wednesday friends...

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

hello blue. i love u.

Merry Wednesday sweet friends....
My current knitting project is a TO DIE FOR colored baby blue cowl and hat ...
swooning over the color sent me searching for more blue!!!
Do you do blue?
It is actually a very festive option for this time of year
I discovered some more BLUE treasures in my search...
check em out...

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P.S. I would gladly rest my head here! How about you?! :-)
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** You must go to this blog!!!!! It's divine! **
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~Have you ever dug for seaglass????~
I have a collection on my bedside table.... it is pure joy!
I hope you are all having a SPLENDID day...
enjoy the blue...
but don't let it leave you blue!
Much love,
P.S. if you are interested in a knit hat or cowl set... Please don't hesitate to shoot me an email... I would love to help you out :-)

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

do you headband??

what is your take on headbands?
do you wear them?
do they hurt your head and avoid them like the plague?
I prefer soft, cloth, wide headbands - keeps my hair out of my eyes and looks funky too!
Santa, if you are reading... a headband or 2 would fit into a stocking like a gem! :-)
found some ideas to share:
can i just say that if i could be a red head - i would!
i love red hair.
happy head banding!!!
~mama chick~

happy randoms on tuesday.

Me Too!!! :-)
--> source <--
ok... THIS is going to be my new screen saver...
it made me cry.
long story short: we had to find a new home for our pup Harley last week and i have cried for hours upon hours... but know that it was absolutely the right decision.
i didn't do a blog post about it because it has been too hard... he just wasn't a good family dog that can handle being around kids and chaos...
someday i will have a golden, and he (or she) will be a wonderful addition to the fam!!!
** source **
seriously... who thinks of these things!
genius people.... GE-NI-US!
**Have a SPARKLY kind of day sweet friends**
p.s. this morning, my daughter barged in the bathroom and proceeded to have a conversation with me while i was trying to, well, pee... and then i started thinking... when was the last time i wasn't barged in on?!? it's been awhile!!! the life of a mama! :-)
p.s.s. the body-wave perm i received on saturday kicks some seeerious booty! i love it!
xx's and oooooo's

Monday, December 19, 2011

a ChristMas Questionnaire....

1. egg nog or hot chocolate? hot chocolate please! with mini marshmallows!
2. does santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree? wraps them, of course!
3. colored lights on tree/house or white? colored inside, white outside
4. do you hang mistletoe? i never have - but what a fun idea!!! i am quite positive the hubster would agree whole heatedly! :-) (wink wink)
5. when do you put your decorations up? the day after Thanksgiving!!!
6. what is your favorite holiday dish? oooo... lots to choose from... shepards pie and the cheesy potatoes my granny would make on Christmas Day!!!
7. favorite holiday memory as a child? skating on our pond!!! and the Christmas program on Christmas Eve... trying to remember my lines and speak clearly into the microphone!!! Oh the pressure!!!!
8. when and how did you learn the truth about santa? WHAT?!?
9. do you open a gift on christmas eve? i open them as soon as i FIND them!!! :-) tee hee hee
10. how do you decorate your christmas tree? classic... lights and all of the ornaments we've collected over the years!
11. snow! love it or dread it? LOVE IT!!!! *****
12. can you ice skate? Umm.. Heck Yeah!!! Love it!
13. do you remember your favorite gift? My bathrobe from my husband that I wore and wore and wore and wore and finally had to say good bye to! It was pink with big white polka dots - the softest thing EV-AR and from Vic Secret.
14. what's the most important thing about the holidays? Jesus' Birth!!!!!!!!! Family togetherness! Being thankful and blessing others!
15. what is your favorite holiday dessert? Pie. Pumpkin preferably!
16. what is your favorite holiday tradition? being with my family! hands down!
17. what tops your tree? nothing at the moment.
18. which do you prefer: giving or receiving? giving, as long as I can keep the secret and wait to give the person their gift! i usually give it WAY early, like the moment i find it!!! :-)
19. candy canes: yuck or yum? Yum-O
20. favorite christmas show? Elf and A Christmas Story
21. saddest christmas song? not sure what it's called, but I believe the lyrics are "Last Christmas I gave you my heart but the very next day - you gave it AWAY!" seriously people! that poor person!
22. what is your favorite christmas song? Oh Come All Ye Faithful
ok, that was a blast!!!! your turn! :-)

Sunday, December 18, 2011

let's make a plan...

Have you thought of any possible New Year's resolutions???
Do you usually make any?
**My favorite thing in the New Year is to get a new calendar and mark people's birthdays, fun events coming up, etc....
How about YOU?
remember these little guys???
i got one stuck on my finger once!!!
What is something new you could try???
ok... on a side note: let's discuss how darling this swing necklace is!!!!
Hope you have a swinging GREAT Monday!
Christmas is ALMOST here!

hello sunday.

** SouRce**
ok people.... THIS cowl with the little leaf embellishment is making me smile this morning!!!
it is still dark out... Curious George is on, my Toasted Southern Pecan coffee is brewing and me and miss thang are chilling on a Sunday morning before church....
it is the children's program this morning at church (sweet buggy is too little still to take part) and i cannot wait!
there is nothing better than little kids belting out songs in front of an eager congregation - all there to celebrate Jesus' birthday!!!! i may just have to join in :-)
for reals!!!! can we say CREEEEEEATIVE?!?
love. this.
i braved the madness at Target yesterday (let's just say this: i drank my large fountain beverage, studied my list, didn't look left or right, got in. got out. got home!)
it was a success - AND i got a pair of pink sequin shoes for josie on the SaLe rack...
she pretty much loves them AND last night put them on OVER her footie pajamas!
that's how she rolls
- perhaps mama should rock these Uggs and we can rock the town:
yes please.
I hope this finds all of you greeting your Sunday morning with smiles...
Merry Christmas,

Friday, December 16, 2011

a little bit of this and a little bit of that....

HaPPy FRIday!!!!!
We made it... yes we did!
It's been a whirlwind of a week, and this morning I contemplated how much energy I had:
*Do I have the energy to curl my eyelashes... that sucker can take a toll on the old fingers..
*Should I brew one pot of coffee, or have another batch for back-up?
*Is it ok to just eat the coffee beans whole??
*perhaps I should whip myself up one of these:
---->how stinking cute is this!!!!
I haven't gotten the best sleep lately, when the hubster is away I sleep with one eye open... but alas, He Is HOME!!!! All is right with the world!!! A*M*E*N!
What are you doing this weekend???
This chick is doing something a little bit crazy... gonna just put the pedal to the metal... life is too short... and hair is hair... right!?! am I right!?? Oh Lord I hope I'm right....
I am getting a body wave perm - I prefer to leave out the "perm" part because it scares me.. so we're going to call it a "Body Wave" that sounds very ocean friendly doesn't it!?
I am hoping that this gives my straight as a board hair some Uumph... a little wave (if you will)...

either that or it is going to look like I stuck my finger in a light socket... either way, I'm cool with it... gotta change it up, embrace something new and fun... after all, it is Christmas! :-)
Pray for me, won't you dear friends?!
On a different note, Miss Thang has discovered the joy of a "Pee Party" aka (a Tea Party) ..
Basically it involves a little table in the kitchen filled to the brim with all of her play cups, plates, silverware, food, etc... and we PAAARRRRTTTAAAYYYY... then she puts it all back in the bucket and starts again... except it's at the actual kitchen table, her bed, the island in the kitchen, last night I think quite a bit of the paraphernalia ended up in the bathtub with her... it's so fun to watch! And hearing her say "My have a PEE PARTY!" in all childlike innocence is a riot!
Join us if you dare! :-)
Have a SPLENDID weekend!
Pee Parties,

Thursday, December 15, 2011

lil bit o love.

this put a smile on my face!!!
hello pink wellies... i love you!
merry christmas. happy new year. 'nough said.
I asked for this fAbUlOuS rose gold bow necklace for Christmas!!!

A little glitter + a clothes pin = Mama Likey!!!
Tomorrow is FRIDAY!!!
Say WHAT?!?
Oh how I looooooove Friday!!!
MerrY ChristmaS!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011


A VERY special shout out to the love of my life on his special day!!!
Happy Birthday Honey...
:-) he is SO patient with my un-ending silliness!!!
**Never a dull moment!**
I call him Maverick.... he calls me Goose!
P.S. DUDE IS A STUD (if I do say so myself!)
The boy LOOOOOOOVES his bacon!!! (So does his daughter!)

Tuesday, December 13, 2011


**Good Morning Sweet Friends**
I found the picture above this morning and it warmed my heart...
the caption underneath was "a blessing" and it got me thinking about how blessings come in all different shapes and sizes....
perhaps it is a snuggle from a pet, a letter in the mail from a friend, a phone call from your mother just so she can say "I love you to the moon and back" right before you close your eyes for the night, and speaking of my sweet mama... her birthday was on Saturday and nobody deserves a more WONDERFUL birthday celebration than her!
I searched for a special present for her weeks before her special day, and ended up discovering the amazingly talented Beth Quinn on pinterest and after e-mailing and discussing the deets, she created a masterpiece necklace for my ever so darling mama:
the second she laid eyes on it, the tears came! She truly IS and ALWAYS WILL BE my
**Comfort -and- Joy**
go over to Beth's Blog - you will LOVE IT ALL!!!
Have a

Monday, December 12, 2011


{source and instructions so YOU can make some too!}
Aren't these precious!?
**Hope this finds each and every one of you having a delightful day**
Merry Monday,

Friday, December 9, 2011

love you friday!!!

have a wonderful, extra-special, glitter filled, merry weekend!
my hubby comes home tonight!
my mama's birthday tomorrow - shopping with her, my sis, and BFF (could it get any better)
P.S...... It's FriDAY - alleluia!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

a new day!

so yesterday was not the best day in the world...
it involved:
a lot of vomit
a whole bunch of diarrhea (tmi??)
carpet cleaner
furniture cleaner
5 pairs of pajama changes
a whole slew of diaper changes
deep breaths... DEEEEEEEEP BREATHS.... remember the thing about mary and giving birth in the stable maggie!!!!
a surprise floral delivery from my mama :-)
a husband who never seizes to amaze me... i believe he said "oh honey, it sounds like you have had a baaaaaaaad day. Do you need a little present?" Yes. Yes I do. and he instructed me where to look for the hidden present (pretty sure I had checked everywhere - wow! good hider) and in a little envelope was a Pandora charm.... BE STILL MY HEART!
** do you have a Pandora charm bracelet? **
my new charm is a little link with a horseshoe hanging on it!!!! oh how i miss riding! my sweet hubby is so thoughtful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i love you honey. so much.
thank you for making me the happiest woman out there!
P.S. so far no "output" at this house from the sick little chickie! alleluia. amen. knock on wood. fingers crossed. holding my breath.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

leggings please!

~Hope you are cozy and warm today~

Monday, December 5, 2011

the people. ohhhhh the people.

the mall of america was complete mayhem - not gonna lie... it wasn't pretty!
my poor darling daughter was so overwhelmed, overstimulated, tired and "over it" by about 10 minutes into the experience....
there were SO MANY PEOPLE and not enough space to walk, push a stroller, deal with a child having a tantrum, sweat a little, and drink a diet coke all at the same time.
i managed to hit a few stores, after miss thang fell asleep in her stroller AND word on the street is that my dimpled dude of a husband purchased something for me and it is hidden in our room... i have looked ALL OVER and still nothin'.... no, i am not 12... yes, i love to know what i am getting for christmas, birthdays, valentine's day, anniversaries, etc... sorry! :-) mama no likey surprises!
we managed to make it home (thru major SNOWFALL) without crawling into balls and crying a little from the madness... the hubster had to plow, josie got the stomach flu, and i have taken several long, hot baths, and am trying to remember to take it all in stride....
if mary can give birth in a stable, then i can handle flu bugs and a traveling husband.
'nough said.
on a different note... found this and had to print it out and plaster it to my cupboard!
made me SMILE!
Happy Monday to you ALL!!!