Sunday, November 30, 2008

O Happy Day!

There is nothing finer than the first day of December with the Christmas tree up and decorated, the house (almost) decorated and Christmas cards addressed and ready to send.
Here are a few Christmas card photo bloopers. Very silly kids.
I made this Advent calendar last year. It first appeared to me on Ali Edward's blog. Apparently, she is inspired by Martha as well.
This rather blah wreath arrangement will soon blast with color as soon as the Christmas cards start piling it. (Another great thing about Christmas time). I'll post it again once it's filled with cards.This, too, was a Martha idea. You can find Martha's wreath instructions here.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving family and friends. Have a great day and remember that "Gratitude is an everyday attitude".
Couldn't resist this silly photo.

Saturday, November 22, 2008


“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.” Melody Beattie

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The Frosting on Our Cake!

The frosting on our cake is in preschool and just got his school photos back. I'm speechless! I might be one of those sobbing moms when he goes to Kindergarten.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Only $0.42 To Spread a Little Love and Joy!

I received this email from my baseball mom friend, Maggie. It is a great idea and an excellent way to spread love to our recovering soldiers.

"When doing your Christmas cards this year, take one card and send it to this address. If we pass this on and everyone sends one card, think of how many cards these wonderful special people who have sacrificed so much would get. When you are making out your Christmas card list this year, please include the following:

A Recovering American Soldier
c/o Walter Reed Army Medical Center
6900 Georgia Avenue,NW
Washington,D.C. 20307-5001
Pass it on!"
The very creative doodle is by Stephanie and can be found here.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Miscellaneous Saturday!

Happy Saturday evening! The numbers are middle schooler showed up with a 3.69 GPA and my third grader with a 3.85 GPA. Happy first quarter. Love it!

I have been wanting to post about a recent experience I can be found here at my FEELS LIKE HOME Staging and Design blog.

It's hot here in NorCal! Mid 80's. Crazy, but I guess normal for the left coast!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Go Hug a Veteran Today!

Thank you Veterans for serving our Country so that we can be free! Go hug a veteran today!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Bakerella I Am Not...

...But, I am so inspired by this cupcake pop making gal that I made these for Emilie's Girl Scout's Bridging Ceremony (hence the brown and green). I had an hour to pull a sweet treat together and didn't want to bring store bought cookies or cupcakes. These are very easy to make. My next goal is to make the real deal cupcake pops. Thank you Bakerella!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

You Must Go Here Now!!!

You all must stop here at Simple Mom to check out her latest contest! What fun! Thank you SM!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Go, Vote and Love!

Today is an important day in our country...educate yourself and VOTE!

Remember, regardless of other's political views we are to love and be kind to one another. Go, vote and love!
Above doodle can be found here. Don't get lost, it's a great site :-)