Friday, November 30, 2012

Getting to Know Me

Hi, beautifuls!! Whatcha doin'? It's Friday and I'm bored. So, this will probably be a long, chatty post! LOL

Shona Skye Creations - Getting To Know Me

Some of it you might remember some of these from my Liebster Blog Award post awhile ago. But, I've been lucky enough to get several new followers recently and I thought I would just throw this up to anyone who is curious about Who I Am and what makes me tick. I love to read other bloggers' personal posts and I haven't done too many of those. Soooo, I thought I would share some warts-and-all facts about yours truly! If nothing else, my kids can show it to my grandkids someday. Winking smile 

Anyhoo, if you have nothing better to do, grab a glass of wine or a cup of coffee and let's chat!
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The WTWTW Friday Movie Review!


Hello, my pretties! Honestly, can I get WOOT-WOOT for the weekend!?!? Short holiday weeks are waaaaaaaay too easy for me to get used to! Oh-Em-GEE!! I thought Friday was never going to get here!! Time to kick back, relax (at least a little), and maybe snuggle up with some special folks to catch a flick! And Chad has an awesome one for you this week! (The Hubster, Mr. Haver Wisdom himself, is a huge fan of this director and he gave it 5 stars! LOL) So, let me turn y'all over to Chad now!

Shona Skye Creations - WTWTW - Moonrise Kingdom 001

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

It's OK Thursday

Its Ok Thursdays

Well, well, well, I stumbled across this little party and thought to myself, "Wow, I could use a little OK-ness this week!" All righty then, here goes: 

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A Tisket, A Tasket, A Nifty, Gifty Basket!

Hey, there, sunshines!! As we scoot into our last days of November, I don't know about you, but I am finding Christmas coming at me like a runaway freight train!

If you are like me, you are almost always broke, er, on a budget, yet you still want to give presents to just about everyone you run into on the street, like a drunken, reformed Ebenezer Scrooge. Of course, not being a lottery winner myself (and if you are a lottery winner, you still want to read this post, because I'm just awesome like that), that can be a pretty tough order.

For me, the fun of Christmas is really in choosing and giving presents. I keep a running wishlist for myself and I've heard that I ruin everyone else's plans by getting myself what I want or need throughout the year as money permits. LOL I hate the thought of someone fretting over what to get me, but I adore fretting over what to get everyone else! So, I want to share with you one of my favorite gifts to give - one that combines the feel of something handmade and personal with the ease of store-bought, all on a thrifty budget!

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

A Cat-Like Curiosity: A Wonderful Story That Will Make You Smile

Hi, guys! I wanted to share this story I ran across last night, while joining up on some blog hops. I stopped by Sarah's terrific blog, A Catlike Curiosity, to join her hop, but I got totally sidetracked by the wicked cool photo and the story of the little woman in it. (She has another one on her page, but this was my favorite from her original source link.)

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Friday, November 23, 2012

New Feature! "What To Watch This Weekend" Movie Review!

Hi, guys!! I'm excited to kick off a new weekly feature I'll be hosting every Friday! Welcome to The "What To Watch This Weekend" Movie Review!

What To Watch This Weekend Graphic


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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Giving Thanks for My "Riches"


Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you and yours are having a wonderful day, filled with family, stuffing, laughter, turkey, stories, pictures, and pumpkin pie! I hope you don't blow the buttons off your pants and I hope that your cleanup time in minimal.

I want to take a second, though, and share with you what I'm really thankful for. I'm thankful for them all the time, 24/7/365, but, like most of us, I don't say it enough. But, now I have a blog, and so they can't get all shy and stuff. So, here goes...

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

The Open-Door Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving, in our extended family, is my holiday. My mother-in-law does Christmas. My sister-in-law does Easter. But I do Thanksgiving. I have recipes that date back to my great-grandmother. Everything is from scratch. The table is set. The décor is fall. I would shoot for House Beautiful magazine layout perfection every year. I'd fail miserably, but I'd shoot for it!


Yeah, my table never looks like that, except in my head. LOL

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Guest Posting at Sugar Bee Crafts!

Hey, y'all!! Of course, this weekend, I was out all day and didn't realize that my guest post was running on one of my favorite blogs, Sugar Bee Crafts! Because I was being a SUCKY BLOGGER this past week!! Arrrrgghhhhh! LOL

Be sure to swing by and check out my post on Sugar Bee for a gluten-free, healthier Thanksgiving treat! And not some "eating an apple while others eat pie" healthy alternative, either! But, some good, old-fashioned pie! I promise, for anyone who is needing a gluten-free alternative, (like The Hubster over at Haver Wisdom) it's da bomb! 

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Monday, November 19, 2012

Monday's "Goodwill Hunting" Report

Hi, guys!! Oh my gosh, I'm glad to be back! I was SUCH a bad blogger last week. The first part of my week, I was in pain and then got sick towards the middle of the week. I felt like crap! Finally, I just decided to start fresh this week, so here I am! And I'm so glad you are, too! Love you guys!

I was looking forward to a relaxing weekend before Turkey Day, but right off the bat, Saturday morning, my mom-in-law (whose kitchen I remodeled over this past summer) called and said that the dishwasher we had bought her twenty years ago had finally died. If you remember, when we did her budget kitchen makeover, that black dishwasher was a dark spot in an otherwise bright and cheery kitchen, so I can't say I was too bummed to hear it was time for a new one.

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Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Thoughts On Our Country

I don't do politics on this blog. Don't get me wrong. I love a good political debate and I'm pretty active, politically, too. But, normally, this blog is about my other passions. However, I have a couple of things to say to what I've seen in my social media this morning, so I'm making an exception. 

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Tuesday, November 06, 2012

The Shed: Socks for Sandy: Helping Sandy's Victims

I wanted to share this wonderful effort underway, started by Laura at The Shed. It's a real, very tangible, and easy way to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy.

The Shed: Socks for Sandy: Helping Sandy's Victims

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Monday, November 05, 2012

The Monday "Goodwill Hunting" Report

Hi, y'all!! I'm so glad to see you! How was your weekend? Did you enjoy your "extra" hour of sleep (for those of you in the states)? I have to admit to another dorkism - I reminded myself several times on Saturday that I needed to set the clocks back. I normally get up on Sunday, grab a cup of coffee, and set the clocks. However, this time, even after reminding myself several times, I woke up Sunday and immediately thought my cellphone was screwed up. So I rebooted it three times before I remembered that I had to reset all the clocks in my house. Duh. LOL

We had a fun Saturday, but I was tired and cranky after having to drop The Girl Child off at school at 6:30am to catch a bus to a state Student Council convention. I was in desperate need of new socks, I couldn't get back to sleep, so off to the shops I went. I did manage undergarments, (you're welcome, World), but the rest of my day was spent like this. Dammit, jammie pants are comfortable!

(The Hubster threatened to turn me in to The People of Walmart website. I didn't even realize the man knew how to work his phone camera that quickly. But, I will have my revenge...mwuhahahaha!)
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Thursday, November 01, 2012

It’s My Birthday and My Warts-And-All To-Dream List for My New Year!

So, today, I am another year older, which really doesn’t bother me much. If you ask me, I’ll tell you flat-out how old I am (45) and we can marvel together that I’ve lasted this long. Take that, March of Time! LOL

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