Saturday, November 30, 2013


The traditional picture of putting on the tree topping!

Friday, November 29, 2013


On Main Street tonight at the second annual Christmas Tree Lighting.

Thursday, November 28, 2013


Somehow a messy kitchen is easier to handle when its the result if having spent an evening with wonderful friends!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013


Watching from the upstairs floor of our small town's cafe while Malia's grade gets set up to serenade the customers with Christmas songs! She's in the peachy-pink shirt directly to the right of the shelves.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013


I got to see the fun insides of my piano today! After owning it for 11 years it finally got its second tuning...yes I slacked off for an entire decade! As soon as the tuner left, I had to put down my crocheting and give her a test drive. Oh my, what a difference!

Monday, November 25, 2013


With Les having a few days off of work this week, we took advantage of this time to go on an afternoon date to see the new movie "Catching Fire." 

Sunday, November 24, 2013


Today was the first time I've ever cozied up to the fireplace channel. It was a relaxing way to spend the afternoon at a dear friend's house!

Saturday, November 23, 2013


Every year I like to buy at least one new Christmas CD for my collection. This is the one I picked up today...unfortunately it was a swing and a miss. Looks like I'll be heading back to the store to try again!

Friday, November 22, 2013


The amazing spread at my cousin's bridal shower me and the girls were at tonight.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Wednesday, November 20, 2013


I seem to be very late getting into the Christmas spirit this year. I don't even care that we don't have our lights up yet like the rest of the street!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013


For the last several weeks I have lived and breathed yarn. I'm happy for the extra income this time of year and I really do enjoy making these items...but I think it's safe to say that I'm ready to be all caught up on orders so I can take a bit of a break...hopefully that will happen by the end of the month???

Monday, November 18, 2013


Remember my picture from Wednesday? I made it today and not only was I happy that it somewhat resembled the picture but it was absolutely AMAZING tasting too! The whole family enjoyed it!

Sunday, November 17, 2013


Today was my dreaded MRI for my lower was a long wait in the reception area since we arrived early, but it gave me time to work through some things in my head. More on this experience coming up on my "regular" blog, but bottom line: I lived to tell the tale!

Saturday, November 16, 2013


Les made a delicious breakfast this morning and the girls made me a plate and brought it up to my room for me since they figured I would still be in bed.  I had just been on my way down so I ended up eating it at the table with them, but it was so sweet that they wanted to surprise me with breakfast in bed!

Friday, November 15, 2013


Tonight I took the girls I see two of my nieces perform in The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe play at their church. It was a great production and it was so neat to see them on stage!

Thursday, November 14, 2013


Sometimes it is really hard cleaning for picky clients. The one time in over a year where I missed this spot, and I will be sure to hear about it!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013


When I saw this picture in a cooking magazine today, it definitely made an impression. I'm thinking it just might make an appearance on next week's menu!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013


I normally feel like I can't really pull off hats...but this one I like! And the bonus is that it's one I made myself!

Monday, November 11, 2013


I felt like doing a happy dance today when I put my dress on for the final time in my 31 day challenge. But I think the dance will wait till tomorrow when I celebrate my first day of not having to wear it!!

Sunday, November 10, 2013


I may have fed my jewelry addiction a bit this afternoon...I just can't help it, my friend Kristen at Jolie Handmade Jewelry just makes such gorgeous stuff!! (And no this isn't my's just a small snippet of goodies on display at the jewelry party I was at.)

Saturday, November 9, 2013


Me and the girls filled our annual shoeboxes to send to two girls in another country who wouldn't otherwise receive anything for Christmas. I love this tradition - and the church in a nearby town who has a shoebox "store" set up to make this quick and convenient!

Friday, November 8, 2013


A chilled Pepsi, a bucket of popcorn and catching up on TV shows (and of course crocheting after washing my buttery hands)...happy Friday!

Thursday, November 7, 2013


A very moving part of the Remembrance Day assembly at the elementary school today.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013


Wednesdays is always the day of the week where I work all 3 of my houses, crocheting orders and working at the Tiny TreeHugger shop!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013


Using their creativity and imaginations to keep them entertained instead of always relying on screens...I'll admit this needs to happen more!

Monday, November 4, 2013


Loved being greeted by this sight after getting home from meeting Malia at the bus stop after school.

Sunday, November 3, 2013


Time change was last night. We may have gained an extra hour for one day...but we have lost much more than that with longer evenings of darkness. It's 10:15pm now...can I just go to bed and sleep right through till spring? 

Saturday, November 2, 2013


While it became very clear to me once again that I am far from a hockey fan, it was nice to get out on a date today.

Friday, November 1, 2013


Gotta love clothing exchanges! FREE new-to-me clothes are always welcome!