Saturday, December 29, 2012


Or should I say...snowpeople!

I am sharing my collection with you on this Pink Saturday.  I have loved and collected snowmen for many years.  I bring them out every winter and keep them in a curio cabinet that I decorate seasonally.  I really love them!  They are so cheerful.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Last Minute Stocking Stuffer Ideas

I know...this is pretty late.  But I'm hoping it will help someone.  I'm actually done with buying all of my stocking stuffers, but each year I struggle a little for something original.  I've made these lists for women and men (which could also include teens); I don't have young children in my life, so I'm not really in touch with the best gifts for them.

For Women: 
Shea- or aloe-infused socks
Pretty compact mirror
Nail polish
Lip gloss or lip balm
Kitchen gadgets (Bed, Bath & Beyond have good small ones that are inexpensive)
Paperback book from her favorite genre
Clip-on reading light
Nice soap
Gift card wrapped in small box (takes up more space)
Hand lotion
Small candle
Key chain
Package of wipes for electronics
Tide "To Go" portable stain removers
"Good" chocolate

For Men:
Beef jerkey
Hand lotion
Lip balm
Book of lifesavers candy
Shaving cream
Paperback book
Fancy mixed nuts
Key chain
Kitchen gadgets
"Good" chocolate
Nail clippers
Small bottle of cologne
Shoe shine wipes
Electronics wipes
Mini bottle of their favorite liqueur
Flash drive

Most of these items could work for either gender.  Let me know if you have other ideas.  I hope this helps!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Pink Saturday

I'm joining up with How Sweet the Sound to share some of my holiday decor for Pink Saturday.

My tree

Snowman ceramic pieces

My Christmas mug collection

Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Holiday Tag

I found this tag on Makeup Obsessed Mom's blog, so I thought I'd give it try!

Favorite Winter Nail polish
It's not very holiday-ish, but I love Rage by Orly

Most worn winter clothing piece
I have cardigan sweaters in almost every color.  It doesn't get cold enough here for more than a sweater, usually.

Most worn winter accessory

Favorite Winter Candle
Winter by Bath & Body Works

Favorite Winter Beverage
Hot chocolate

Favorite Xmas Movie

Favorite Xmas song
O Holy Night

Favorite holiday food
Sugar cookies and pecan pie

Favorite Xmas decoration
Christmas trees and lights on houses

What is at the top of your Xmas list?
Since my current job is being eliminated soon, I'm wishing for a good job that I'll enjoy.

What are your plans for the holiday this year?  
Spending time with my husband, kids (who are now grown and on their own), and parents.  We do things like attending The Nutcracker, seeing the zoo lights, and we love to walk through a neighborhood called Winterhaven on Christmas Eve.  They go all out with decorations.  It has become a tradition.  Oh, also Chinese food and festive movies on Christmas Eve!

I invite each of you to do this tag, too.  Let me know if you do!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Wreath Giveaway

Please go to ImagiMeri's blog and enter her wreath giveaway!

I'll be back for Pink Saturday!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Joyeux Noël

I've been thinking a lot recently about Paris, and also about Christmas.  I know it's only November, but I love this time of year so much!

These are courtesy of Pinterest

I'm joining Beverly for Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound.

Thanks for joining me!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

I hope you all have a wonderful, tasty, and restful Thanksgiving.

I'm joining up with Pink Saturday.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Pink Saturday

A lighted pink candle to symbolize hope that we find a cure for breast cancer...

Pink Saturday

Friday, October 19, 2012


This is where I would be right now if I could choose. 

Have a beautiful weekend, everyone.

I'm joining up with How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Random is hard sometimes.

I hope everyone is having a nice Sunday.


Saturday, October 13, 2012


I never cease to be amazed at what pumpkins can become!

These images are all courtesy of Pinterest.

I'm joining Pink Saturday.  Go on over and visit some other bloggers!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Fall Fantel (Faux Mantel)

Hello, and welcome to my blog!

Here's a quick peak at some of my fall decorating.  We don't have an actual mantel, so the red dresser we have in our living room is my usual locale for seasonal decorations.

I just love this sparkly pumpkin!

I'm linking up with How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, September 28, 2012

Fall Fashion

I try to do a seasonal "What clothing would I buy if I could."  It's not only fun, but it gets my imagination going.  This is the second one I've done for fall...I think I love fall just a little bit!  The colors are so rich and warm.

Some of these items are realistic and some are just wishful thinking, but I think they're all lovely!  I've provided a link in each title.

Odval Cardi

Cowl-Neck Dolman Top

Suede Scrunch Flats

Cable Knit Sweater Dress

Clarks 'Heath Woodlark' Boots

Animal Paisley 'Anna' Skirt

Rose Quartz Earrings

Big Leaf Print Scarf

I hope my choices have given you a little inspiration.  I'm joining How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday.

Have a wonderful weekend, friends!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

You know that rumor about zombies coming...

Well, here in my city, they will arrive on October 13th!  Not to worry, though.  It's all for fun and to collect food and funds for our county's food bank.

I have yet to attend this extravaganza.  It seems a little too creepy to me, but friends who have gone say it is a fun-filled event.  This might be the year I take the plunge!  What costume should I wear??

People dress in costumes...anything from Alice in Wonderland to various animals.  The twist is that they use makeup to make themselves appear zombified (is that a word?).

Here is a link to the event:

Do you have anything like this in your community?  I'd love to hear about it!

Photo source: Photobucket

Friday, August 31, 2012

Pink Saturday

So, what's everyone doing this Labor Day weekend?

Me, I'm painting the exterior of my house!

Okay, I'm not really using this color.  It's going to be off-white, because we're boring like that.  I have no idea what the trim color will be. It's going to take me at least two weekends to paint the rest, never mind the trim.  Maybe blue. :)

I hope you all are doing something more exciting! 

I'm linking up with How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday.



Sunday, August 26, 2012


So, I'm doing the Twitter thing now.  I actually set up my account a year ago, but have only recently been more active on it.

If anyone wants to follow me, I'll follow you back. :)

Friday, August 24, 2012

Pink Saturday

It has been raining cats and dogs here in southern Arizona. We desperately need the rain, so I'm not complaining.  I am ill-prepared, however.  I think I might need a few things.

One of these.

Definitely these.

And maybe even this.

Tee hee.

I'm joining up with How Sweet the Sound. Be sure and go over there and visit some other pink bloggers!  Have a happy weekend!