Saturday, December 31, 2011

Ready for 2012

Photo via Pinterest.

Here's hoping that 2012 will be a good year. Usually my odd years are better than my even years, so not sure how next year will be. 2011 was a really unhealthy year for us. Tara had an ear infection & fluid in the ear for over 2 months. She's going to an ear specialist on Tuesday. My carpal tunnel has been really the past year & my IBS & about 5 other things. So I'm going to stay positive & hope that this coming year will be healthier. I'm going to pick a word to represent the new year. I haven't chosen 1 yet (maybe Healthy will be it), but will soon. So Happy New year to everyone & I hope we all have a happy/healthy new year.

Photo via Pinterest.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Fun "me" day

Today my Dad picked up T & brought her to his house to sleep over. I went shopping & got some new things. So much fun. I'm wearing the nail stickers & nail polish tomorrow.

I went & had a blonde extension put in. I had been thinking about it for a while & it was a last minute thing.

I stopped at Honeydew donuts & got a cinnamon hot chocolate.

My camera that I ordered came in today (I dropped the other 1, my famous pink camera, 1 too many times & you can't view the photos anymore. So now I have a boring black 1).

So I was going to clean the house & read blogs etc.. & of course hubs got home at 4pm tonight. Err. Hopefully I can get some things done around the house this week, when T goes back to school.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

My fave things from 2011

Nail art

Pinterest. My new fave website.

Feathers. Clip on feathers, earrings, bags etc..

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Farm Rich Giveaway ends tomorrow

My Farm rich giveaway ends tomorrow night at 10:00pm est. Click here Farm Rich giveaway to enter & for the original post. You must enter on that post. 2 winners.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Mommy & Me Monday

We took these on Friday. Self portraits. I thought they came out pretty cute.

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Saturday, December 24, 2011

And to all a Good night

I can't believe that it's Christmas eve. It really came too fast. I had my hair dyed today & we had friends over & exchanged pressies. I got some cute fairy earrings & a fairy necklace (I think I'll wear them tomorrow) & a Target gift card. I'm really very happy that the holidays are almost over. They just kind of interupt our schedule & I really don't like that much. I also need to eat better after New Years. I've been eating pretty crappy the past few months & don't have much self-control, so I need to work on that.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Happy Christmas eve eve

This is what our mantel looked like today. But I'm working on changing it before tomorrow when we have friends over. I just want something different.

I got some cleaning done & organizing. Worked on my December Daily & I'm getting ready to go sit on the couch & watch a few X-mas shows with T & paint my nails. Anthony got out of work early, but went for a beer with his co-workers & now he's going food shopping. So he prob won't be home till regular time.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Our Christmas cards through the years

I had to crop these because we have our last name on them. I've decided next year that we will just put our names on them & not our last names.






Monday, December 19, 2011

Mommy & Me Monday

This is a family photo from Friday & Tara's school Christmas pageant. Hubs has his go-tee back till the Spring. I'm not a facial hair fan.

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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Farm Rich review & giveaway (2 winners)

Farm Rich is known for their wholesome snacks. Being a busy Mom, I love quick snacks/meals for my daughter at times. We're always rushing around & sometimes I don't have time to cook something that involves a lot of time. I recently got to try one of Farm Rich's snacks. They have wholesome, easy-to-prepare snacks. Unfortunately, I choose the Marinara stuffed Mozarella sticks. I read the bag wrong & thought the marinara was seperate (It does say right on the bag. That is where the busy Mom comes in, I'm sure I was rushing). So my daughter wouldn't even try them (she won't eat any type of sauce), so I had the pleasure of trying them for myself. They are really good. They are made with 100% real mozarella cheese & authentic marinara sauce baked right in. A wholesome snack with a good source of calcium & protein.

They also have Mini-pizza-slices (Made with 100% real mozarella, marinara & pepperonis. They fit in kids hands & mouths perfectly) & Mozarella-bites (it is cheddar cheese surrounded by soft pizzeria dough) & lots of other products. My daughter loves cheese, so most of these would make her very happy. Lately she has been obsessed with pretzels. She eats them 2 or 3x a day for snacks. Farm Rich has a new product stuffed-pretzel-bites. With the Holidays coming up you can save time & serve any of these Farm Rich products as appetizers at your Holiday party.

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Candy cane nails

I did my nails the other night. I painted them white before I went to bed. Then I woke up around 4am to go to the bathroom & decided to add the red stripes to my nails. They didn't come out as good as I had hoped, but they look kind of cute. I saw someone do this on Pinterest, so I thought I'd try it. Tara's teachers were commenting on them at the X-mas pageant yesterday & asking if I took classes to do that. I laughed cause I didn't think they came out that great.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Christmas pageant

Today was Tara's school Christmas pageant. The kids all looked so cute dressed up. I couldn't stop smiling. My Dad & Anthony came with me. Here is T with some of her friends.

I put some glitter in her hair & she loved it.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Cookie swap

I did my 2nd cookie swap yesterday. We made 2 plates of these sugar cookies & some whoopie pies to bring with us.

1 of the girls made these pretty cookies.

She also made these. I haven't tried the marshmallow 1s yet. The choc with the sprinkles are really good, but there are cherries inside (I don't like cherries).

The 1s below are the 1s that we got to bring home (you can see the whoopies that we made)

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Santa photo link up

This year Tara wasn't afraid of Santa, but she wouldn't talk to him at all & tell him what she wanted. They actually were video taping all the kids with Santa & it was suppose to be on Comcast on the local channel, but we just switched over to Dish tv. So we didn't get to see her on tv, not talking to Santa.

I'm linking up with Harpers Happenings. Add photos of your kids with Santa. Funny, happy, scared, cute photos of your kids with Santa.

Monday, December 12, 2011

December daily

Here are a few photos from my December daily album.
Dec 1. We went to a birthday party & we had Princess cupcakes.

Day 2. Just some cute pics.

Day 3. We went to the town tree lighting.

Day 4. We decorated our tree.

Day 5. Her school outfit for that day. The Santa pic was taken on the 3rd, but they didn't have it available on the website till the 8th.

Day 6. Has our 2011 Christmas card on it.

I started doing the pages early & was doing 2 pages for each day, but it seems like a lot. Unless we know that we have an event going on. So I think I'll start doing 1 page per day.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Weekend recap

The weekend went way too fast. Tara slept over my parent's house. We went out to eat last night & wrapped all of her presents.

We went to pick her up today & she had a 6 year old's b-day to go to. They had it at a plaster place & she made this Hello Kitty plaque.

This coming week will be another busy week. I'm hoping to add some photos of my December daily album this week.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Cute hat from Etsy

A few weeks ago I won a contest on Campfire Kam's website, Campfire Chic. I won this pretty hat from Kathryn Greene Crafts.

I thought I was just getting a hat, but she also sent this cute headband. (I'm wearing it right now. This photo below is from today). I was hoping to get pics of my daughter wearing some of the things, but I never did & she's staying at my parent's house tonight. So pics of myself will have to do. She's much cuter in the stuff than me.

She also sent this cute pink headband & 2 extra flowers.

Check out Kat's blog too, Ramble Kat Ramble. Tell her that I sent you if you order anything.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Things that I'm looking forward to in 2012

Things I'm looking forward to in 2012

1) Shinedown's new cd coming out

2) Shinedown touring (I already asked hubs if he would hang out with me to meet Brent & Barry. None of my friends are fanatics like I am of the band)

3) My friend Peg's wedding

4) Going to Virginia next August, for Peg's wedding. I haven't been there since 2003. I have a bunch of friends & some relatives there. My best friend from the time I was 6 & she was 5 lives there & I miss her so. Anthony has never been to VA & I want Kim to meet Tara & for her to meet Kim's kids.

I will add more things as it gets closer to 2012.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

4 years

4 years ago today, we moved to New Hampshire from Massachusetts. I lived in MA for 37 years, so it was a big change moving to NH. The people are so much mellower here & I am now too. I still have my Boston girl side if someone gets me angry, especially when driving.

Things I like about NH:

Calmer drivers (unless they are from MA)

Bigger yards

Bigger houses

Less traffic

Things I don't like about NH:

The power goes out everytime we get a storm & it stays out for almost a week

They don't plow good

Black flies

Mosquitos out during the day

It takes forever to get anywhere

You can't walk to things (I miss walking to the store & stuff)

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Tastefully Simple

My friend Stephanie recently started selling Tastefully Simple products. She had a party a few weeks ago. It was a lot of fun. We got to taste test a ton of the products. It was all so yummy. I ended up ordering the Spinach & cheese dip (I hate spinach, but this was really good), the onion dip & the Chocolate ugly cake. I haven't made the cake yet, but I can't wait to try it.

Check out my friend's page to order something. Tastefully Simple