Sunday, November 29, 2009


Oh no, the weekends over already!? I can't believe how fast it was. I had a lazy day yesterday, which was nice. We took down our autumn decor and put up the tree and most of the Christmas stuff. Celeste will be so excited to decorate the tree tomorrow, I will post pics. Here is the layout I did for this week at 52 sketches, sorry about the poor photo quality... this was last years tree decorating- XO

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

T-Day Prep

Well I'm in the kitchen preparing for Thanksgiving. I started by making a pumpkin cheesecake last night, but there are still some steps in that recipe to complete, so I will do some tonight and the rest tomorrow. I'm also making my grandma's jello mold (lemon jello with queen anne cherries, boysenberries and a sweet sour cream sauce-delish), one of my faves from when I was a kid. And lastly for tonight, the sweet potato casserole with caramelized bananas, a super yummy recipe I discovered last year. So tomorrow all I will have to do is constantly wash dishes, make a turkey and stuffing. Celeste is at her Dad's this year... I'm sure gonna miss her!- XO

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Tah Dah!

Okay here it is, before:

And after:

Don't mind the cheesy eighties ceiling fan, my chandelier hasn't come in the mail yet. I am so happy with the paint. It really makes it seem more at home here, Celeste was at her dad's this weekend, can't wait to see her reaction!
I was planning on doing some serious scrubbing today in preperation for Thanksgiving, but the power went out for a couple of hours due to a tree limb in the power line, so I went Christmas shopping instead! There are some great deals out there, glad I was able to take advantage!-XO

Saturday, November 21, 2009


Well,the painting is finished, just need to wait for it to dry so we can move all the furniture back and hang everything back on the walls. It's like moving all over again! Here is my layout for sketch #46 at

Tomorrow the new sketch posts, I am so excited! I got my order of scrapbook supplies from two peas today. I was like a kid on Christmas opening that box! It so nice to have fresh product to work with, maybe it will help get me out of my slump... XO

Friday, November 20, 2009

In the midst

Well, we started painting tonight, still doing it actually, letting it dry between coats. Even though I got the paint and primer mix stuff at the recommendation of a friend who had also used it, it required about 3 coats, maybe 4, we'll see. It is a dark color, but the paint is expensive, and I had to go back for more because I didn't buy enough :( Hopefully I'll have everthing put back together again by the end of the weekend and can share some pics!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Part of the Way There

Well, I registered for my classes today, yay! Only part of the way there though, there are still some hoops I need to jump through to see if I can qualify for financial aid ***fingers crossed***. I decided to post some of my handmade scrapbooking posies on Etsy, check 'em out @ . I'm going to go see if I can get my creative juices flowing on this weeks sketch-XO

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Rock Star

Yep, my little girl thinks she's a rock star, and she has the diva attitude to match. Lately she thinks that if she starts screaming and yelling louder than your speaking to her, she won't have to listen. Wow, is this getting very very aggravating! Today at Target, she decided to rearrange the color coordinated towels in the bath aisle. How fun to try and read those little yellow shelf tags to try and figure where it all belonged! As I type she is yelling at me to stop typing so she can spell her abc's on the keyboard, I better get the diva to bed... XO

Saturday, November 14, 2009

New Additions

Sorry about not posting all week long, it was Dave's birthday yesterday , so I have been super duper busy trying to prepare for that and still Thanksgiving and Christmas is constantly on my mind. I had an impulse move on wednesday, went to the Humane Society and adopted two kitties. It has been so long since I have had cats, and now that I have a home of my own, I wanted to rescue some kitties! Their names are Leo and Luna, Leo is a 2 month old black fluff ball and Luna is a 6 month torti!

I've also completed sketch 45 for this weeks sketch at , these are pics from when Celeste was about 1 and my Nana came to visit! Unitl next time -XO

Sunday, November 8, 2009

46 days left...

Did some Christmas shopping today, I really wish I could give more... my family and friends are so awesome I want to just lavish the gifts upon them, but I'm broke. I have a meticulously planned budget, and it is dwindling. Oh well, I had fun window shopping, and did actually find some neato gifts for some people!-XO

Saturday, November 7, 2009

House work...Complete!

Well, we have accomplished some much needed repairs on the house today, and some fun stuff too! We had a second washer and dryer set we sold on craigs list to finance our ventures. D. finished the garage door opener today, yay! Who'd have thought something most of us take for granted could be so exciting? No more scraping windows or warming up the car when I have to go to work at 4:30 a.m., yay! I finished a page yesterday, it is and old baby pic of Celeste, love that big ol' happy toothless smile as she swings on her auquarium swing!

I also planted some bulbs, Astible and Peony. It was nice to get down and dirty in the garden, its been years...I have had container gardens, but nothing quite compares to a yard. I put up our autumn/thanksgiving decorations, I'll try to post pics later. Until then, heres one of Celeste, wondering why I'm bothing her while she is trying to have her Italian soda! -XO

Monday, November 2, 2009

Uggh, My Head!

Yep, it's definitely Monday. I do not feel like doing the dishes, I do not feel like cooking dinner, I do not feel like filling out more scholarship applications, I do not feel like doing anything but going to bed. Can I take a day off of everyday life, just a day for nothing?
I got the soaps from today. They are Christmas presents for some of my family, and they smell delish. Hope everybody loves them as much as I do! The stress of the holidays must be getting to me... I feel my wallet getting lighter and my headache getting bigger.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Our Halloween

So sad it has passed so quickly, it is my favorite holiday after all! We had a lot of fun though, for breakfast I made "Bloody Eggs and Coffin Toasts". Then we started cleaning out the pumpkins. Which was a huge mess, Celeste was covered in orange goop! She made a Jack-o-lantern face on her pumpkin, I attempted a spooky tree, and D. used the stencil to make a scarecrow....we lost both our carving knives though, snapped clean off, I guess its their way of making sure you buy a carving kit next year!

And of course, my miss Celeste was simply lovely as a snow princess! She was so cute when she was trick-or-treating, she kept saying "I loved that house" everytime we left a house. There were a couple that scared her and she clung to my leg "mommy, come with me". She got three whole candy bars, and filled up her little pumpkin bucket in an hour. Then we went home and passed out candy and watched scary movies. All in all it was a nice evening, not bitter cold, and we had a great time!


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