Tuesday, November 30, 2010

My Kind of Holiday

This past weekend was Thanksgiving- duh! I think this was the best one yet.  It was jam packed and filled to the brim; much fun was had by all! Ever since I can remember my parents have always hosted the feast at their house.  We had eleven people join us this year (it varies year to year, but always around there).  We had enough food to feed an army, and I did my best to down as much as possible.  The last few years, my mom has always had a "craft time" after lunch.  It's usually some sort of ornament.  This year was probably my favorite!  I helped her try to find a craft, but we couldn't come up with anything.  I wasn't even sure we'd make one.  Lo and behold, Mom came through.  If you've been reading my blog at all, you know that my parents have a little house project.  They moved a house that belonged to my granddad's grandparents onto their property.  When taking down the roof for the move, they collected lots of square nails.  We took two of those nails (one larger than the other) and made them into a cross.  They turned out really cute!  Does your family have any holiday traditions that you look forward to?


What do you think of my new page? Sorry it's been blank for a while.  Stephen helped me create it, (and when I say "helped" I mean he did it all; I just sat behind him and told him what I liked or didn't like) and I love it!  It fits me for right now anyway!! Tell me what you think!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Let Them Eat Cake

Everyone go on over to EverdayRe-Creations to enter for a chance to win our yummy 6-Layer Dreamy Chocolate Mousse Cake.  You can be entered in the drawing up to five times, so go check it out!

You know you want it! =)

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Thanksgiving Feast

I know some puppies that are having a special treat this week!

Go check out Everyday Re-Creations latest post from me! =)

Monday, November 22, 2010

Vist from a Fairy

I had a visit from a fairy this weekend.  When I dropped Pixie off at my parent's this morning, my scarves were made! Pixie's and Martha's were sitting on the counter displayed beautifully!  Now as much as I need wanted the practice I am glad they are complete.  I secretly knew there would be no time for them; my week is filling up fast.  So a big thanks goes out to my mama (or the fairy)!!

Martha about to sneak onto the couch
{pics of scarves to follow}

Friday, November 19, 2010

Friday Updates

So life happened yesterday (and the lack of my sewing abilities) and I wasn't able to get the scarves made.  I started on Pixie's, but it needs a little work before I show it to the world.

So, I thought I'd give you an update on the house:

[It's getting a new roof]

{and Beamer got a haircut}

I hope everyone has a safe and happy weekend!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Afternoon Funny

{I love predicted text when sending a text message, but it can also backfire.  For example, be cautious "another" can show up as "cooties". }

I have an itch!

Today, I can't wait to get off work and run home because I have a project that I've been itching to complete!  This is a long time coming, but I remembered that we had some left over Thanksgiving material from last year when I was trying to make some dish soap aprons like my grandmama used to make... I should have taken some lessons when I could have and thanked her more genuinely...those things are ridiculously hard to make! Like I said I have left over material because the aprons never got completed.  So, this afternoon they will become scarves for the puppy dogs!  :)  I can't wait to show them off...so check back tomorrow for the big unveiling!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Midweek Music

I love The Beatles and always have.  When I was little Paul was my favorite, now I fancy John a bit more.  I love this song, and I especially love this video. Since I never got to see John Lennon when he was alive, (died 1980; I wasn't born until 1986) I enjoy how this video brings him to life for me. 

Everyday Re-Creations

Hey guys! I want to take a moment to give a new blog a plug...Everyday Re-Creations.   This is a blog that two of my dear friends had an idea for, and they have asked me to join forces with them.  We have been working very hard on it for a few weeks, and today we are announcing it to the world!  This blog is for us to stretch our arms in the kitchen.  We are going to be trying those things that we have been terrified to cook!  We will also be sharing tips and other recipes and even re-creating recipes from some of our favorite shows!

Go check out our new blog and become a follower!  I think this will be a great experience with lots of fun had by all! I hope you enjoy!


Everyday Re-Creations Girls

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Veteran's Day

Happy Veteran's Day!

Thank you to all who have served and are serving our country!

God Bless America!!

My grandparents July 1943

Monday, November 8, 2010

Flow it, Show it- Long as I can grow it

Stephen's dog Martha is an absolute sweetheart.  She is seriously the most behaved big dog I have ever encountered.  She's only a year old, and she is so calm and smart.  She's way better behaved than Pixie...Martha actually comes to you when she's called!  I only have one issue with her... Dun*Dun*Dun...her hair! I feel like Stephen's house is being overtaken by hair, and I fear no matter what it's going to be that way.

Martha has that lab like hair, coarse, short and everywhere!  It just gathers in little places on the floor, and it really grosses me out. It's everywhere.  I find Martha all over the place.  In my purse, in my car, at my desk at work.  Let me explain, we aren't gross people.  I clean it constantly, and it's not that bad.  I may be exaggerating a bit because this is one thing that I have always had a big hate towards.  When I was getting a pet, I knew it had to be a breed that would not shed.  However, Stephen already had Martha when I met him, and so it is what it is. 

On that note, I know that Stephen is not the only person in the world with a shedding dog in the house.  What do you do to keep the hair at bay?  Do you vacuum everyday?  I know all the things on the market to use to get rid of the hair, but do they actually work?  Any input on this would be much obliged!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Hip, Hip, Hooray!!!

latest newsletter:

Missouri voted YES! on Prop B! Thank you for saving thousands of dogs.

November 3, 2010
Thousands of dogs will soon enjoy a better life -- and they have you to thank.

Missourians voted YES! on Prop B, and chose to save dogs suffering in Missouri puppy mills.

You made this victory happen. Whether you donated to keep our TV ads on the air, spent your nights phone banking for Prop B, hit the pavement with leaflets, gathered signatures from registered voters, or engaged your friends and family in Missouri -- you helped show millions of Missouri voters what Prop B would mean for dogs.

We are grateful to the citizens of Missouri for voting to crack down on puppy mill abuses and establish common-sense standards for the care of dogs at large scale facilities. Finally these creatures will have relief from being crammed into small and filthy cages, without veterinary care, exercise, or human affection. If we can do it here in the nation’s largest puppy mill state, we are more likely to see similar reforms enacted in other states, where the industry is not nearly as strong and entrenched.

Dogs should be treated like family pets, not like breeding machines or a cash crop. We look forward to working with commercial breeders to transition to more humane systems and setting a new high bar within this industry. Missouri lawmakers and state officials should heed this message from the people, and immediately step up enforcement efforts to crack down on inhumane breeding operations.

How dogs are treated is so important to all of us -- and even more important to the dogs who have been suffering every day in Missouri’s puppy mills. Together, we fought for a better life for puppy mill dogs, and together, we won.

Thank you,
Barbara Schmitz
Campaign Manager

Missourians for the Protection of Dogs / YES! on Prop B

P.S. For the latest news and next steps, please continue to visit YESonPropB.com

Monday, November 1, 2010

Halloween Fun

This weekend was incredibly busy, and I loved every minute of it! Thursday night was a blast handing out candy to at least 200 trick-or-treaters.  I thought I had enough candy to go around, but I gave out with about an hour left in the night!  Oh well- off with the porch light! 
Pixie and me ready to give out candy!

 Friday night we went on a double date with our good friends Andie and Derrick.  We went to view the pumpkins that the architect students create at AU. 

Then, Saturday night we went to a Halloween costume party!  I promise we meant no offense, but we went as Chilean miners.  We figured since they had a happy ending it was OK to honor them with our costumes.  On the plus side, my costume cost one dollar, because all I had to buy was a little face paint!