Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas Questionnaire


Christmas Questionnaire:

1. Fresh Tree/Fake Tree?  Fake Tree (safe and less maintenance)

2. Favorite Ornament-  Mine change through the years but my children's favorite for me is a HUGE bling of a diamond ring my friend Suzanne gave me!  Every year the kids see it and do this funny ceremony to make sure that I put that one on the tree.

3. Favorite Christmas Song- Hands down... All I Want For Christmas is You, by Mariah Carey.

4. Favorite Tradition- My own traditions! Now don't get me wrong... but when some traditions become obligations, they aren't traditions anymore. No fun, no fun at all. I was happier than a bee in a hive when I turned 18, moved out on my own and financially supported myself to say... No Thank You; Nope - don't want to; it will start when I get there and end when I leave (that's why I don't wear a watch).

5. Favorite Gift Ever Received- The gift I remember being most excited about was a children's set of metal kitchen appliances - a stove and refrigerator filled with accessories!  Yep, my lurve of cooking began early.

6. Favorite Christmas Meal- The typical meal. Turkey/Ham, Stuffing/Dressing, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Cranberry Chutney, Sweet Potatoes and JELLO SALAD - you know the one with the walnuts and cranberries and whipped cream in it. Then wait a few hours and do it all over again.

7. Favorite Christmas Cookie- Snowballs... but all that powdered sugar is such a giveaway, exposing your multiple trips to the cookie jar.  Powdered sugar on your lips, your shirt, your hair.... lol

8. Favorite Place to be during Christmas- With my family, extended family, friends.

9. Favorite Memory- First Christmas spent with my precious baby girl because it wasn't about me anymore.

10. Favorite Christmas Movie- White Christmas with Bing Crosby, Danny Kay, Rosemary Clooney and Vera Ellen.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

A long walk


Day 5 required that I take a loooong walk... no regrets!


Friday, December 16, 2011



I lurve vacation...
watching movies...
making memories...
Casablanca sums it up! 

Play it, Sam..."As Time Goes By".


Saturday, December 10, 2011

Side by Side

My 25th High School Reunion is coming up next year
and in the spirit of old and new we challenged each other
to do side-by-side photos.  What a kick!  Some people haven't changed a bit, while others I would not have recognized.

Myself... It was brought to my attention
that I still have the same head tilt. ha ha


Oh if I only had the knowledge of what I know now!
The first thing I would implement is wearing 100% sunblock!!


Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Take 2


Because it's Tuesday, take 2!


Saturday, November 26, 2011

White Christmas!


Let the Christmas movie's begin....
first up is my favorite holiday movie....



Wednesday, November 23, 2011



I'm thankful for so many things this year...


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

For Tammi


Tammi, this post is for you!

My happy smile from my desk at work after reconnecting with you today! 


Sunday, November 20, 2011

Cozy up to a holiday drink


Some people see the glass half empty,
while others see the glass half full.
When I see it, my reply is ...  it needs a refill! 

My new holiday favorite is a Tom and Jerry.
If you like sweet drinks, you'll probably enjoy this.
A Tom & Jerry is a WARM holiday drink made from eggs, sugar, rum, brandy and milk.

You can buy pre-made batters but why spend the money when you probably already have the ingredients at home.  I like this one (adjust the total serving size for a smaller batch) and when the holidays are over I like to eat the batter with a spoon out of the freezer as a treat!  Yum!


Saturday, November 5, 2011


What if...

we could see each other differently?


Monday, October 31, 2011

Costume Fun

We had a costume party at work last week and my co-workers decided to do a theme we could all participate in... Roller Derby!!

There was enough of us to do 2 Teams and a Referee.  I haven't dressed up in y-e-a-r-s and I have to say it was fun gathering up items to pull it together inexpensively!  My team name is
Violet Femme and our colors were black and purple.  I had sooooo much glittery eye make up on.... I'm still finding glitter at my desk!

We made our own costumes and bought skirts at the party store.

We decorated an area to use for our rink, complete with rails
and a cheering crowd!

Here we all are!

This was just for fun.. my other co-worker
was part of a Clown Asylum
and she roped me in.  ha ha

Be safe out there tonight my bloggy friends!


Saturday, October 29, 2011

Tea with Jenifer


I was going through my pics recently and realized I didn't
share a recent tea par-tay of Tea with Jenifer!
Everything was so delicious but my favorite part is just
spending hours with girlfriends making memories!

I absolutely lurve her savories!  The sausage roll ups are just delicious!

These were so yummy!  Little strawberry cheesecakes!

I need to get my camera fixed... my cell phone just doesn't do her table justice!


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Vintage Etiquette


I just lurve this video from 1946 on
Arranging the Tea Table
(Scroll down to turn off my music before playing video)


Saturday, September 17, 2011

Lighted pathway


“I will love the light for it shows me the way,
yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars.”


Friday, September 16, 2011



Mirror, mirror on the wall...


Saturday, September 3, 2011

Birthday Clues


Birthday Clues!

My boy had a special request for his birthday this year in that he'd like to have a challenge, a kind of hunt for clues to find his card, gift, etc.  I LOVED scavenger hunts as a kid, heck I still enjoy them as an adult!  Ours went something like this...

I gave him his first clue to begin which was,
"Don't get all mixed up"
( Kitchen Aid in the kitchen)

He surprised me in quickly moving through the first three that I told him to slow down so I could take some memories!  ha ha

"Sitting down during the hunt won't help you"

"In Britain, it's the Telly"

"Opposites attract"

"Dad operates this machinery"

"Here sits the classics... Jane Austen, Charles Dickens"

There he found his card...

His gift was something he told us about when he was in 3rd grade.  His teacher had a smaller version of 'Electronic Snap Circuits' that was available to the kids when they earned "free time".  He talked about it constantly!  

This set came with 4 manuals enabling you to make 750 projects, all of which are color coded and very easy to follow.  Even I did a few!  You can build FM/AM radios, digital voice recorders, alarms, flying discs, even games!  It doesn't require any tools, just batteries.  I got smart though and quickly bought the $15 A/C adapter to plug it into the wall - much cheaper than replacing costly batteries.

When asked what he wanted for his birthday cake, he surprised me by requesting my Chocolate Chip Cookies instead.  I replied, "Really, no cake?"  He said, "Why would I have cake when I could have your cookies instead?"  Aaaaaaaaaah, my heart melted!

At the end of the night, I found our kitty totally sacked out asleep from all the excitement of the evening.  ha ha