Thursday, December 22, 2011

Tail waggin Tuesday... i mean Thursday :(

I love the Tail Waggin Tuesday link up that CMae has and i missed this Tuesday so i am linking up today!

So here is Macy's Christmas picture, she is such a sweet girl and loves her sweaters! I can't wait to show you her Christmas presents! But you have to wait until after Christmas! :)

We will also be celebrating her 3rd (21st) Birthday on 26th, so make sure you stop back to wish our sweet fur baby a Happy Birthday!

Macy says Merry Christmas!!

Until Next time,

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday

I am linking up with Jamie at This Kind of Love for What I'm Loving Wednesday!

I'm Loving:  I have only 1 day of work left and then i am off until January 3rd! WooHoo!! Looking forward to the break! On top of relaxing and deep cleaning my house, i get to help my brother and sister in law move into their new house in suburbia Chicago :)


I'm Loving:  That i get to spend time with my family on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, some people are not as lucky, so i am loving that my family lives so close and we can spend time together!
Here is a picture of my side of our family. We are spendign Christmas Eve with my side and Christmas Day with Joe's side, it will be a great time!What are your plans for the Holidays?

Looking forward to seeing these 3! That little girl is going to love Christmas! She is just too funny!

I'm Loving:  This chap stick, i LOVE chap stick and can never have enough (might have a problem:)) and when i saw Candy Cane chap stick, i thought it will be great and it is!! I was looking everywhere in town for extras and bought 4 last night :)


I'm Loving:  That i am slowly putting together my New Year's Resolutions, but i am not sharing yet! I will next week :) What are your resolutions? I still need some inspiration for mine :)
I'm Loving:  Of course my sweet husband and furbaby Macy, Macy's birthday is coming up on Monday and i can't wait to give her Birthday bone :)

I am keeping my list short this week, because next week i will have lots to blog about and share!

 I am also looking for some great appetizer recipes for a New Years Party, please share them with me if you will email me and share! I love new recipes, or if you have a favorite dessert recipe you would like to share. :)

I hope everyone has a great Wednesday! If i am not back before Saturday have a Merry Christmas!

Until next time,

Monday, December 12, 2011

Christmas Decorating & 101 in 1001 things

I finally got a few Christmas pictures of the house loaded onto the computer, i have added a few things and changed a few things around since these were taken, so i apologize for it not being complete :) I will take those when all the gifts are wrapped and we are closer to Christmas! I can't believe there is only 12 days of shopping left! Crazy how fast the time has gone, here in Iowa we do not have any snow yet and I am hopeful we will have some before Christmas, we are getting rain on Monday and Tuesday and hopeful that next week the snow will come, i really do enjoy having a White Christmas :) Do you have snow yet?

 Of course Macy has her own stocking at our house and it will be filled from Santa with her favorite treats :)

 I asked for the Willow tree Nativity for Christmas one year and was very lucky to get almost all the pieces to it and then for my Anniversary the following year i was able to buy the 2 missing pieces to complete the set, i am so happy with it and just love it! I think it looks great!
I saw this idea on a blog last year and thought i would try it out this year, i just put ribbon on the door and then went to Hancock Fabric to buy mini clothes pins and that is how i have attached the cards, i have 2 doors with the ribbon in case we get too many cards :) How do you display your Christmas cards?

I had extra bows and didn't want them to go to waste, so i decided to add them to our light fixture above our kitchen table :)

Another thing off my 101 in 1001 days list :) 

A week ago my friend Janelle and I decided to take a Holiday Appetizer cooking class, it was fun and i got lots of really great recipes and i am excited to try a few of them on my own this Holiday season! We are hoping to take another couple cooking classes when the new class schedule comes out after the new year. Have you taken a cooking class? Did you learn a lot? I did learn a lot from this cooking class it just shows that sometimes things can be a lot easier then what you think and i need easy and good recipes :) What is your favorite Holiday Appetizer? If you would like to share the recipe, i would love to have it :) Below are some pictures of our class. (please excuse how terrible i look haha)

As a class we made all the stuff you see on the table, we all picked one recipe to make so we had time to taste everything.

I wanted t leave you with a our sweet Macy's Christmas picture, i know you just love it :) I dont' think she can get any cuter :) She says Merry Christmas :)

Until next time,

Friday, December 9, 2011

Happy Friday! Do you coupon? :)

TGIF!! I have been so busy this week, the week has flown by! But i am really really looking forward to the weekend, i want to catch up on sleep, catch up on cuddling with my little Macy girl and catching up with my husband, he has been busy studying for finals, finishing up end of semester projects and working overtime, he is a busy man, but i am so proud of him for everything he is doing. I also need to do laundry and clean our house, but who wants to do those things :)

I have finished all my Christmas shopping, but now all those bags and presents sit in the guest bedroom in need of wrapping, i am hopeful that task can also get completed this weekend! Do you have your wrapping done, or do you like to wait until the last minute to wrap? I LOVE to wrap presents, but i am the person that usually likes to wrap a few here and there so i can enjoy all that wrapping fun :)


I am also going to be doing some shopping with coupons at Target, if you have not heard about the gift card sale, please go here and check it out. I need some ink cartridges for home and with any purchase of ink cartridges you get another $5 target gift card, so i have about 5 things i need to pick up which total over 65 dollars so with coupons and the savings of the gift cards, i am hoping to walk out of Target with my purchases and paying about $20!! So wish me luck! I will of course blog about my savings!! :) Do you coupon? If so what sites do you use to get the best deals? I really like to use she has scenarios to get the best deals with store coupons and also manufacturing coupons. Last week i had a $2 off Maybelline lip color coupon and got the new Baby Lips, lip gloss for .97 cents!! I was so happy and love the baby lips, if you have not tried them you can get the coupon here and it is good until the end of December! I really like the peppermint one, which one is your favorite?


I hope everyone has a great weekend! Can't wait to hear about your plans and to see if you coupon! :)

Until next time,