Birthday Fun!


Look at this blanket my sister made me… Don’t you love those cuddly owls??  Dolce likes my blankie too!


She also added to my wooden acorns and an owl candle holder….


This pillow came from my friend Jill, she always gets me something gingerbread…. Did you know I collect gingerbread men??  LOVE them!


This ACORN dish also came from Jill!  SCORE!


Tina W. came over and brought me flowers in this BEAUTIFUL vase, and super cute fall dish towels.


Grandma Shirley brought me these Bless this home stacking boxes…


Em and family brought me movie tickets with this cute card and Tatum presented me the apple in her little hands just like the book cover!


Roxanne and fam gave me Goodwill Bucks, so did my parents…

Stay tuned to see what AWESOME treasure I bought!

Thank you to my wonderful family and friends, you made my day super special!



Today we celebrate 18 AMAZING years of marriage! 

Happy Anniversary Spike!



We also celebrate this little cutie who decided to come almost three weeks early and be born on our 12th anniversary… I can’t think of a better anniversary gift than a baby… Happy 6th Birthday Tanner!

Thanksgiving Decor


I will start with one of my favorite pieces… Remember my $2.50 urn, haven’t painted it yet, but I am likin’ this stained cement color with orange berries and my pumpkin.


My mantel, I bought the silver Pilgrim and Indian candle holders last year after Thanksgiving, so it was super fun to unpack them this year!


Here is the awesome glitter Give Thanks banner and Giant acorn from Elise.



Look at that super cute tassel Elise made me, and all those acorns, turkeys, and my faceless Pilgrims.


Little cuties


My favorite old typewriter wth white pumpkins and ANOTHER Elise treasure!



One Bowl Brownies

4 squares Baker’s unsweetened baking chocolate

3/4 cup {1 1/2 cup sticks} butter

2 cups sugar

3 eggs

1 1/2 tsp vanilla

1 cup flour

Microwave chocolate and butter in a glass bowl until butter is melted, about 2 minutes.  Stir until chocolate is completely melted.

Stir in sugar, eggs, and vanilla, and flour, until well blended.

Spread into a greased foil lined 9 x 13 baking pan.

Bake at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes, do not over bake.

I dust with powdered sugar!

Enjoy with a BIG glass of milk, I LOVE all brownies, and mostly make them straight from the box, but these have such an AWESOME taste, I crave them!

November Nights

So I am beginning to think my November nights will be spent at Kaiser… Remember last year ?  Although I must say this time it wasn’t as scary, but none the less I was there after dark.  Our son, Johnny played football during PE yesterday at school.  Was collided into by about 4 others from both sides, hurt his wrist on the left hand, his thumb on the right hand, was bleeding from a tooth, his teacher told him to go to the bathroom and rinse his mouth out, on the way… he lost his vision, everything went white and blurry, he had ringing in his ears and fell onto the near by wall… When he regained his wits, he did as he was told, then went to 6th period…. ARE YOU KIDDING ME???  It wasn’t until he got home from school an hour later that I was informed of all of this!  Needless to say I am NOT happy at how lightly this was taken.   I called the advice nurse, and by 5:30 we were headed to after hour care….




“wrapping room”

Thankfully nothing is broken, just badly sprained… We also had to keep him awake for 8 hours because of a minor concussion.  Of course I think he has the same thing his dad has, and the pain caused the fainting??  Go figure…


On the way home….

Goodwill Goodies


I went to Goodwill today, and hit the jack pot!  I got an old washboard {I am going to repaint it} I was even thinking of painting the metal with chalkboard paint.   A huge wooden pumpkin, a giant glass jar with a chalkboard oval, big urn {should I paint it} ?, big green glass ornament, and an acorn candle holder.


Vintage Children’s books, a couple books to set out for Valentine’s day, I like using books in my decor, a couple books for me, a children’s nursery rhyme book and Amber glass children’s divided plate with nursery rhymes on it.

The best part… I was able to use 2 FIVE dollar OFF coupons… Our local Pennysaver gives weekly $5 off coupons on any purchases of $15.00 or more.  Of course it’s one per transaction, I got a nice lady who let me split my purchases into 2 transactions…

Singing in the Rain….

Saturday night was the fall formal, it was a cloudy rainy day {perfect}!  My son is just like his mom….

LOVES the rain!