Friday, January 30, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
"First Little Ladies" in the White House!
We are sending Sasha & Malia our African-American dolls,
and we want you to be able to enjoy them too.
So, we are offering them to you at an
amazing 40% off
(for a limited time only)!
She is a gorgeous doll. And it is a beautiful thing to honor the girls and give the public an opportunity to buy Laylie at this special price. It is a very positive thing.
(I didn't really go to NY, but it may be necessary in the near future . . . )
Friday, January 16, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Valentine's Day. Another holiday. Already. Don't get me wrong. I LOVE holidays. Love, love, love them. Especially ones that include lots of chocolate. But, you barely put away one and there is another one. I read these wonderful blogs of women that create and beautify their homes continually and I am boring enough to just want to stop and enjoy something beautiful for a LONG time. There are still Christmas items sitting on my kitchen counter because I hate the idea of putting them in storage - they are so sweet and they make me smile. A long time ago a friend gave me a plug in bubble snowman light. I simply adore it. It will go away the next time company comes - but until then, it's Christmas in my kitchen and heart. OK, so back to Valentine's Day. After Christmas deals are so fun to me especially when I find an item that isn't all Christmas and I can enjoy it all year. Well, I found these two items, 80% off at Hobby Lobby, that fall into that category - but they look more like the love day than Christmas anyway. The tray is pink pink and the plastic bowl with it's striped plastic ribbon - are just happy. (It'd help if there weren't candy canes in it, huh?) I do enjoy pulling out my collection of vintage valentine's cards. I bought a huge stack from ebay (a seller worth watching!) and when they were finally perfectly arranged and the glass placed, it cracked putting it in the frame. (hey, you can't even see it in the picture. cool.) No matter - until I find another frame
Did you notice, hmmm? I did change my header for Valentine's Day! That took some work too - it doesn't matchie matchie the rest of the blog, but it is a nice change for a change. (I may need to buy a Thesaurus to sound and look more intelligent.)
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Hear, my son, and accept my sayings And the years of your life will be many.
I have directed you in the way of wisdom ; I have led you in upright paths.
When you walk, your steps will not be impeded ; And if you run, you will not stumble.
Take hold of instruction ; do not let go. Guard her, for she is your life.
We had fun with the favors - while on our last trip to NJ we stopped at Cabella's (had to do a shopping stop my dh enjoys) and I saw these huge beautiful homemade candy canes. Well, when we started discussing the wedding the candy canes came to mind and we ordered them for favors. It made a beautiful tree.
There is always a party with the R family - and they kept my dh in the party mood by buying him this enormous hat - which he proudly wore most of the week! He was easily spotted in every crowd.
Can you believe they let me drive the monorail? Me neither.
We counted down . . . we party'd frequently . . . we planned every detail . . . we shared every moment. What a marvelous trip. Personally, it isn't a "vacation" - cause Disney is work, a little stress and requires a lot of physical stamina. But it was a memory filled, exciting and altogether lovely time.