Sunday, November 30, 2014

Last Weeks Fun

Last week grandgirl and I went shopping. She picked out her Christmas gifts and then we headed to the thrift store as she needs a "sweater" for an "Ugly Christmas Sweater" party that she is going to. We found the one above and added a "few" things...jingle bells across the top,mustache, felt ornies and a snowflake on her hat. It was a nice day with her. I don't get many days like that anymore...

 The next day, Mom and I went to the Bachman Ideas Christmas house, yes that was visit number 2....then we had lunch. I know she enjoys time with me...hmmm...just like I enjoy time with my grandgirl....(is there a lesson in this?!!!)

Thanksgiving was nice and everyone was full. "SOME" had to wait for there treat! This is Chopper, my grand-dog...he is 9 years old now and getting gray. Always lovable and sweet!

 Still, "others" had to take a nap after all the eating!!!

...little Sweet Peas nose...

So, daughter and I went out shopping on Thanksgiving evening...(don't judge!) and then again Friday morning. Almost all done with my shopping....

I also put up my tree and mantle decorations and will share that in the next post. Needs a little "tweaking". I went with "way less" this year along with my red. white and silver colors.

Plans for this week include, annual physical, craft day on Wednesday with Erica & Tammy, Thursday is fun day with a girlfriend who is now breast cancer free, Friday evening setting up tables for a Christmas Lunch at church and Saturday is the lunch. I will be hostessing a table and will take photos. We are having a "candy bar" too for the event.

I hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving...

Jesus is the Reason for the Season,

Wednesday, November 26, 2014


So Thankful for Family, Friends and God's Love.

Happy Thanksgiving to You!


(left to right- hubby's son and his wife, my son & his girlfriend, hubby & me, my daughter, grandgirl and favorite son in love!) missing is hubby's other son who couldn't make it to the wedding.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Working on Christmas Decor & Blogging Friends

 Bought this wreath today at the new thrift store in my neighborhood and added the red/white bow and all the red/white bulbs...this will go on the front door the day after Thanksgiving!

 My version of the Christmas lantern that I copied from pintrest. There's had a red lantern, but I could only find white. It's pretty big!

My new wood piece found it's perfect spot under my shutter shelf in the living room!

I bought this cute as can be, Snowman blow mold a month. I bought 2 and 1 is in a shop. I must stop buying CUTE!!

Friday Fun day with Faye and Linda. We went to Haupt occasional shop that is located in Apple Valley and it was decorated so awesome for this sale. I would recommend going there to be inspired and treasure hunting. Linda took us to a couple other shops and we had lunch out. Perfect fun day with friends!

I have my turkey and most of the food for our Thanksgiving day meal. Tomorrow I'm with Grandgirl, Tuesday taking my Mom to the Bachman Ideas house, you can't go too many times, LOL! and Wednesday is cleaning the house and last minute groceries...Friday is shopping with daughter for Christmas gifts and there is the week...

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Friday Fun Day Finds & Chipping with Charm

 Last Friday, hubby and I went antiquing. We went to the antique shop in Elk River...and that is where, Laurel from Chipping with Charm sells her treasures and she was there!!! She is a sweet heart!!!

 I bought the red and green stemware. I need to find 2 more of the red. My colors to go with my plates. The figurines are from an estate sale.

More goodies from the estate sale. It was a 3 day sale and we went on the 1st and 3rd day. Last day was 1/2 off.  The lantern on the left was bought in Elk River. It's very heavy. I'm also having a lantern theme going on! LOL!!!

 Guess what my colors are...right I already told you. Here is the beginning of the bulbs and such...
I bought this darling little tennis shoe when Sharon was's too cute!!!

Tomorrow is my duty day at Mainstreet in Hopkins. 10-2 if anyone is in the area!

Going to meet up with more blogging friends on Friday! I sure enjoy having Fun time on Fridays!

I'll be cooking Thanksgiving lunch. Bought the turkey at Trader Joe's. Fresh and natural! I'm trying to eat "real" food without all the added fillers, hormones, etc....What are your plans...are you cooking the turkey?!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Blogging Friend Visit~ Sharon & Bachman Christmas House

 Sharon arrived last Wednesday and Thursday morning, Linda, from Itsy Bits and Pieces,  came over and we all went to the Bachman Ideas house, Christmas was pretty and we had great fun. We had lunch at Patrick's inside the Bachman store and SHOPPED! I didn't take any photos of the goodies purchased.

 This is inside the Ideas House..I love the red and white theme and will be using those colors for my Christmas decor this year...Maybe I should dye my hair, BLONDE!!!

 This room is inside the front porch and it's so cozy and sweet.

 This is the formal dinning room. A little more elegant. Loving the lantern look!!

 A child's bedroom....there are more rooms and photos...Linda is going to the Idea house and she takes much better photos. So, you can visit her blog soon and she all of the Bachman Ideas House.

Friday, Sharon and I went to a few antique shops in Hopkins and then on Saturday we crafted. Sharon made these cards and I made somethings for a swap..sorry, no photos of those... Sharon left a day early because of the "snow" storm that was happening on Monday. I'm sure I wore her out! We certainly had FUN!!!

Oops, Sharon made the doilie table runner for me! I love it! I was playing around with my truck and look who wanted to get in the photo...YES, I am thinking about CHRISTMAS!!! I went out yesterday and found the red/white and silver bulbs and I'm digging thru my bins to see what vintage items I'll be using for my decorating. I won't put up my Christmas until the day after Thanksgiving!!! Even tho I really want to!!

Have a great weekend! Hubby and I are having a Friday Fun day tomorrow...antiquing/eating out. I should be thinking about Thanksgiving instead of playing! LOL!


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

MORE Wedding Photos

 Cake was pretty! That is ribbon around each layer and was taken off before cutting. The cake was
"champagne" flavor. Looked better than it tasted...

                                                  Father of the Bride, Bride, Mother of the Bride

                                                               Groom and Groomsmen

                                       Groom & Bridesmaids

                                                My Son, Bride, Mother of the Bride and Stepdad

                                                       Groom and Bride   Mr & Mrs .....

                                               Mr & Mrs.... I think this is my favorite photo...

Okay, no more wedding photos...for now...LOL!!!   Can you tell that I'm loving the photos!!


Monday, November 10, 2014

A Couple of Wedding Photos are a couple of photos from the wedding...that I'm in!  I still uploading them. All of the photos are on a disk and I'm trying to figure out how to upload the ones that I want to share with you all!

Sharon went home a day early because of the snow storm that is coming this way. So far we don't have much snow, just lots of COLD and icy roads.
I stayed inside today and made some cards, tags and altered a couple of Putz houses. Think I'll do more tomorrow. It's feeling like Christmas!

More later!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Bathroom Wall Decor

 I finally decided what I wanted to put up on the bathroom walls...tada....this is over the toilet

This is on the wall next to the sink. I just had to put up the old hardware pieces...

 Better view but with poor light and I added one of the center pieces from daughters wedding, for now.

Better view, again poor lighting...

PLEASE PLAY WITH ME, say these little eyes! Last week was so busy, this little girl was feeling neglected!

The Halloween party was a dud....nothing else to say...

Now it's time to get ready for Sharon's visit. She arrives Wednesday afternoon...I'll take photos and talk to you next week! Yikes, the month is going to fly bye and  then it's Christmas!!!!!!!

Take care!