Hey everyone, I know it's the day before Thanksgiving, so if you're traveling you may have some trouble implementing these tips. But they really work any time you are headed someplace and you aren't in control of the food!First things first, I want to say that I LOVE Thanksgiving. It is my favorite holiday, by… Continue reading 7 Tips For Enjoying Holiday Food Without Quitting Your Goals
Our office doesn't have any restrictions on holiday decorations in cubicles. One friend had a Santa chair cover. My cubicle neighbor has a snowman display complete with ladder and flashing lights. Someone else still has her fall leaves spread out. What do I have? A jar of red and green star mints (popular! I need… Continue reading Tuesday Pinterest Fun – Maybe I’ll Make This For Next Year
I was never much of a coffee drinker. The ex-husband had one of those 12-cup models that he could program to start at a specific time every morning, which was great because the coffee was always ready for him. I was more of a tea drinker - if I had the urge for coffee, I'd… Continue reading So This Happens Now At My House
I'm enjoying my first paid holiday in over 10 years, and I have to say "enjoy" is exactly the right word! The girls turned on Christmas music this morning while my mom made cinnamon rolls for tomorrow morning, and now they're rolling out and cutting sugar cookies. They're old enough to do this basically unsupervised -… Continue reading My Week In Stitches and Merry Christmas!
So in August we did some redecorating in our living room (again) and downstairs. The last time I redid the living room was for Christmas, 2010, and I put my desk in the corner of the room near the sliding glass door. This was great when my work was occasional and the kids were at… Continue reading Redecorating with a purpose!
I'm participating in an ornament exchange through a Facebook group, so I'll be thinking wintry thoughts while it's 95 degrees outside, lol. I'm very excited to get started. I've decided on the pattern, and I'm pretty sure I know how I'll finish it, too. Now I just have to wait to start until I've finished… Continue reading It will be Christmas in July for me….
Things have reached a lull in our home today - after an hour and a half of unwrapping! Every time I think that the kids aren't getting that much for Christmas, somehow their gifts multiply! There's a life metaphor in there somewhere...So since we live 500 miles from the rest of our family, the rest… Continue reading Merry Christmas!
Today I received a package from Nicole! She stitched my favorite (so far) motif from BoInk:FrontBackBook of Ink Circles, motif #whatever order you want to do it in, lolstitched on 32 count LuganaDMC fibers (her choices for the SAL)finished as an ornament/scissor fobThank you, Nicole! I'll hang this on my tree - I'm starting a… Continue reading Merry Mail Day!
miserably at NaBloPoMo. *heavy sigh* BUT I posted more than I would have without that little incentive, so it's still a success. Congrats to those who made it all the way through!So this month, I managed to stitch 4.5 ornaments. More, actually. Because I got 2 ornaments to the point of finishing before I figured… Continue reading So I failed…