Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from my family to yours...may it be a blessed day that you find gifted with love, laughter, and peace.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Mixed Metal Mantle

Trying saying that title three times fast lol. I'm really pleased with how it turned out this year. I picked up the red candle holders at Michael's just a few days ago when they put all of there Christmas items for 70%. Perfect time to stock up!! I picked up items that I could use for other holiday's too, which was a real find. I've has some of these reindeer a few years, some came from Target, others from Michael's. I picked up the stocking holders after Christmas a few years back and the paw was from Kohl's right when they put there Christmas goodies out this year. The last picture is a cute tree I picked up this year at Michael's also. Somehow I always wait til the last minute to put up my decorations. It's not like I don't know Christmas is coming, it's not a surprise. My procrastination really annoys me some days. I hope you enjoy the pictures =)

Friday, November 1, 2013

30 Days of Thanks

I try to be thankful everyday for all of my blessings, but as I am like everyone else, sometimes you are just too overrun with life to remember these small things.  This is the best time of year to take a moment and be thankful for all that we have, no matter how great or small.  Don't forget, not all blessings can be seen, some just come from above when we need them most.

I'm thankful for: (in no particular order)

1.  My husband - Without him, most of the last 20 years would have happened.  I have accomplished so much because of him.  I'm sure I test his patience at times, but he is understanding, caring, and willing to deal me on my worst days.

2.  My friends at work - It's only me on some days and I get lonely. You don't realize how much more bearable your job becomes until your coworkers aren't there!!

3.  Layla - My little furry princess.  I am such a dog person now that she has come into my life.  Scott is blessed to be able to take her to work with him everyday so she is spoiled rotten!

4.  Neeko - My prince.  Ok, really he's my furry little man.  He listens as well as any man, is stubborn, and has a chewing problem.  This boy has taught me patience, and more patience.  The love he shows me though makes me forget all of his little oops.  He's a mama's boy as Scott says.

5.  My inlaws - They treat me very well, and have accepted me into their family as if I was their daughter.  They make sure I'm taken care of when Scott is out of town.

6.  My job - I may complain about it, but it pays for a lot things that aren't really necessary to survive.

7.  My car - Some mornings, like when it's below zero, she's a little grouchy, but she always gets me from point A to point B.

8.  My freedom - Thank you to our military for keeping it that way

9.  Google - If you only knew how many times in one day I say "lemme google that".  Google makes me sound more intelligent when I find out the answer lol.

10.  My daydreams - Nice way to escape the day and motivate me into doing more.

11.  My creativity - Sometimes it gets me in trouble, but I'm thankful that I have the ability to think outside the box

12.  My laziness - Gets me in trouble most of the time, but I do my best work at the last minute.

13.  Blogs - They inspire me.  I have learned so much from all the blogs that I subscribe to.

14.  Social Media - I'm able to keep of with my friends when I'm not able to see or talk to them as much as I'd like.

15. My mistakes - That I have made in the past, hopefully they have taught me to not repeat them.

16.  Frozen food - My go to when I've had a long day and don't wanna cook.

17.  Panera - It's my meeting place once a month with one of my bestest girlfriends.  Keeps me sane.

18.  Diet Coke - I have a small addiction to the stuff.  Makes everything taste better!!

19.  Chocolate - Don't think I have to explain this one.

20.  My phone & camera - Both have all of my memories.  There will come a time where I won't be able to remember much, and I'll always have the pictures to look through.

21.  My lifelong friends - The ones from high school.  They keep me grounded.

22.  Green lights - Some mornings we just all need a break, and making green lights can make a day start off right.

23.  My house - Another one of Scott's blessings to me.  I have a roof over my head and a place to be creative.

24.  Days off - Need I say more?

25.  The lady at the bank who always gives my dogs bones - It makes them feel special.

26.  My computer - To which I have access to the wonder-filled internet.

27.  Music - Certain songs bring back memories, while others are meant to relax, excite, etc.  A lot of mine are memories.

28.  Memories - Sometimes it's so nice just to relive them.

29.  Modern conveniences - Water, electric, etc.  They keep me warm, clean, and the lights on.  I don't like the dark.

30.  The fact that I get out of bed everyday - Some do not, and it's not by their choice.  There's days I grumble, but I'm blessed to have my mobility.

I hope you all have a blessed Thanksgiving and are able to spend the holidays with those you love.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Halloween Mantle

Loved doing my mantle this year. Since I wasn't able to decorate last year because we had just moved, and I couldn't find ANYTHING! I forgot how much glitter I used lol. Brings back fond memories of glitter all over the kitchen, and Layla breaking two bottles of glitter open and having it all over her. She was very pretty in the sunlight *s*. I'm getting ready to hit the after Halloween sales at Michael's on Friday. Gotta get more glitter!!!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

My Neeko is A Year Old Today!!!

My baby boy turned one today! Neeko (the Neeksters, Neekie, Sneaky Neekie) is a 70 pound flashy fawn boxer. Seems just like yesterday he was my 8 lb. little bundle of trouble. He has been such a challenge for us, but it's so worth it. He still listens as well as any man, and is constantly into something. Little did I know when I received this little boy for Christmas

That he would grow up into such a cuddle bug!
Happy Birthday baby boy!
Your mommmy loves you very much ♥

Halloween Table

I was finally able to find my Halloween decorations after a little searching. I'm tellin' ya, never move. Things end up everywhere. I'm still missing my candelabra and a few other things, but I'm sure they'll turn up at some point. Prolly around Christmas! I didn't get to craft anything this year, so I have a year to get myself in gear. I saw this awesome print on MDF that I HAVE to do next year, as well as a ton of printables. Somebody want to come over and paint my craft room please?!?!?!?

Here's my side table in the dining room. Just click on the pics to make them actually legible =) The woman in the picture is a print from The Graphics Fairy. She's rather prim looking. I used scrapbooking paper to cover the books, and I wrote out two "recipes" from Witches Weekly. I'm sure that publication must exist somewhere. I printed out the labels from lots of different sites. You can't really tell in the pictures, but the jars have a stain from two years ago when I had them filled, and I just stuck with that. The puppy doesn't need to dye my carpet if he gets up there.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Monday, April 15, 2013

A-Z Fun

Saw this over at Pink Lemonade and thought it was a fun idea... I love to do these!

A. age - thirty five

B. bed size - queen

C. chore you hate - washing floors, maybe I should buy a mop

D. dogs - Layla Rose (brindle boxer) & Neeko (flashy fawn boxer)

E. essential start to your day - my phone (it's my alarm clock)

F. favorite color - yellow

G. gold or silver - silver

H. height - five foot five and shrinking

I. instruments you play - piano a loooonnnng time ago

J. job title - tech rep, part time blogger

K. kids - 21 yr old step daughter

L. live - in Ohio

M. married - to the love of my life for the last 20 years

N. nicknames - diva, debs, mommy, grandma

O. overnight hospital stays - none, I escape before they decide to keep me!

P. pet peeve - people that do not pick up after themselves

Q. quote - "The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits." - Albert Einstein

R. righty or lefty - righty

S. siblings - none

T. time you wake up - 6:00 AM

U. university attended - none

V. vegetables you dislike - there's not enough room in the post for the list!

W. what makes you run late - changing clothes five times!

X. x-rays you’ve had - countless dental, a few knee, foot, and hip, I prolly glow green

Y. yummy food - chocolate

Z. zoo animal favorite - no way I could choose my fave, I'm not big on birds, they scare me.

random: I procrastinate A LOT!!!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Holy Cow it's April!

Where has this year gone?! I have things to post about, but can't make myself sit at my computer to do it. I haven't even been on Pinterest! Am I sick you ask? Well, yeah, now that you mention it. You know the flu/cold mutation that's going around. Well, I have it. Since the beginning of March. It won't leave me. I will so give it to the first person that wants it. I have no muse at all, she's still on winter break. Which apparently so it my blog because I still have Christmas up lol. Maybe I should start there first. Just wanted to check in and say hey ya'll!