Saturday, December 28, 2013

Christmas 2014

 So, a post Christmas post :) I definitely had an off year this year..... I was just not really into it. Not Scrooge-y but just kind of 'whatever". No cards, only a few batches of cookies...... I did however, manage to make the vintage ornament wreath I've been wanting to make....

 I had 15+ boxes of ornaments that we inherited from the Mister's Great Aunt. At first I felt bed using them, but I have more than I could ever use on a tree and most are not in great shape from being kept in the basement for 30 or 40 years.

 I started by wrapping a foam wreath with vintage tinsel garland. Another thing I hesitated to do but I had yet to use it otherwise so...... why not?

I started gluing around the outer edge, then worked my way in. I had only a couple little do-dads to add.... a little deer and a couple snowmen. I'll have to collect some more to add next year ;)

 I decorated the house, did the presents..... even managed a great light show not far from my house.

Sometimes I do a red and white tree, sometimes a black and white tree. This year it was traditional. Well, traditional for me....... white tree and all the ornaments I have been gifted over the course of my life :)

 I even made the Jackelope festive:)

Here's hoping everyone had a very Happy Holiday!!!

There's always next year;)

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Dog Sitting

We have a new short term boarder here at the ranch.......

 We're watching him while his mom recovers from a bad car accident :(

What a cutie pa-tootie huh?? 

We've definitely got a full house now with three dogs and two cats ;)  It took a week or two for everyone to settle down, but I think it's all good now. He's a pretty mellow dog so the cats adjusted much quicker than I thought they would.


Saturday, December 14, 2013

NYC at Christmas

Here in NJ we've gotten the first couple little snowfalls.

I'm not a big fan of winter, but if it's gonna be cold, it might as well look pretty :)

Every year I go into the city to see the tree and the windows. this year, I got tickets to the Radio City Christmas Show.
First, a little stroll through Bryant Park....
 It was soooooo cold!! But at least it was nice and sunny....

 One of my favorites.... the giant Christmas lights.....

 Ready to see the show.......

I'm not gonna lie..... the Rockettes are pretty damn amazing.
Not so easy to get a decent photo though...especially since I had a super big dude in front of me ;)

 I have actually never gone during the day to see the tree or windows. I thought it was not going to be as good as going at night but it was still really nice. 

 Rockefeller Center.....

 The windows at Sacks......

 The windows at Bergdorf Goodman...... Always my favorite!

The windows at Macy's......

As usual, NYC at Christmas time never disappoints.

Stay Warm,

Monday, October 7, 2013

Marvelous Movie Monday - The Money Pit

Whenever the endless home renovation gets me down, either at this house or our last,  somehow the movie gods shine on me and I am graced with The Money Pit

A hilarious comedy about a young couple struggling to fix a extremely run down house as it practically falls apart around them.


One of my very favorite flicks, such an 80's classic. In it's infinite silliness there is still so much truth that it always makes me feel better.

 I know that no matter how bad it gets, at least I know I won't come home to this :)

 Although there are days I feel like this....

and this....... ;)

 And what's not to love about Tom Hanks. He had me a Bosom Buddies.... hmmmm, now I'm dating myself;)

Happy Movie Watching!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Apartment Therapy Contest

Just a little shameless self promotion.......

If you like my living room please go vote for it on Apartment Therapy!

I have been waiting and waiting to see if they accept my submission...... and finally today was the day! I'm so excited!!!! My house is never really done, I'm always changing something, so I never feel like entering it in anything. I'm always like, well, I want to change this, that's not the right thing for there.... But sometimes you just have to put it out there. The funny part is, I just changed the sofa.... I brought my old one up from the basement and switched things around :)

Happy Decorating,

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Summer Recap

For me, Summer is not over on Labor Day. It's not over until the first day of Fall, which is tomorrow. So now that it really is over, I thought I would take a minute to reflect on all the awesomeness of this Summer.

1. Brimfield Antique Show and Sturbridge Village.

This year at Brimfield I learned that I am not a get there at the beginning and get the good stuff person, I am a go the last day and get a great deal person :)

2. Got tons of amazing strawberries from my garden,

and some unexpected raspberries.

3. Moved A LOT of trees.

4. Surprised my Dad for his birthday in Rehoboth Beach the week of the 4th of July.

Even my sister came down to surprise him. It was so amazing to have a family vacation after not having one for many years, we all had such a fantastic time.

5. Built a rock wall.

6. Went up to Niagara Falls.
Another amazing trip!

7. Built another patio :)

8. Spent lots of time by the pool.

Swimming is Kozmo's FAVORITE!

9. Put up a hammock.

10. Went to the Fair.

11. Organized my Garbage room.
 Hey. It's the little things in life, ya know :)

12. Went on lots of hikes.

13. Had a fantastic TIKI party and Labor Day family picnic. (with no photos.... Booooo!!)

Whew! All in all a really great summer, even though it was a late start weather- wise. Did a lot of work, and had a lot of fun. I hate to see it go, but oh, how I love fall! 

Well, the sun has come back out and it has turned into a beautiful day so off I go to soak up this Last Day of Summer......

Hope everyone had awesome summer too!