CHINESE NEW YEAR AND SUPER BOWL SUNDAY!

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Happy Chinese New Year!! And for all you sports lovers.... Happy Super Bowl Sunday!  The LOML (Love of My Life) is Chinese so we're serving a big Chinese/American lunch consisting of Beer Can Chicken, Shrimp Fried Rice, and Beef Lo Mein. YUMMY!! My mouth is watering just typing it! In the Chinese culture, certain foods  symbolize a sentiment. They use a homonym (the Chinese word that sounds like) of the sentiment. For example, CHICKEN or GAI stands for prosperity, joy (JYU) and togetherness … [Continue reading...]

HOBBY LOBBY SPRING TRIP

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With the anticipated snowmageddon coming to the east coast, most people run to the grocery store for the essentials....bread, milk, eggs. Me and my sweet friend Mrs. P run to Hobby Lobby. Makes sense right?? We got some important essentials....scrapbooking supplies, spring decor, and placemats. Hobby Lobby was having a great sale on their spring stuff. 40-50% off!!!! I found this beautiful wind chime for $11.99. This peacock lawn ornament reminded me of Daughter #2 (the crazy peacock … [Continue reading...]

HALLWAY PINSPIRATION INSPIRATION

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Happy Friday!!!! I love the end of the week! No matter how long I’ve been in the stage of life where all my kids are in school, hubby is at work, being alone is way too quiet for me. I miss having kids home. But they’ll be home for the weekend!! 😆 😆  😆 This Friday, […]

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A POST CHRISTMAS PROJECT ~ A winter wreath

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I got to spend a fun day with a dear friend talking over breakfast and doing a little post-Christmas shopping. We went to the Garden Supply Center in our town. My friend whom I will call Mrs. Queen Shopper knew that they were having a 70% off sale on their Christmas decorations. And WOW what a […]

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NEW YEAR’S TABLESCAPE ~ Way after New Year’s

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I had a great and busy holiday season. After I wrote down my New Year’s resolutions, I got right on some projects I wanted to get done. Before I show you the things I got to check off my “To Do List”, I wanted to show you my New Year’s Tablescape. If you’ve read my […]

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2015 PROJECT RECAP

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! I hope your 2015 was a year full of wonderful memories, completed home projects, and no regrets! Looking through my 2015 To-Do List that I wrote about this time last year, I’m amazed at the projects we completed. And I’m also amazed at how many projects I didn’t even get a chance […]

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CHRISTMAS 2015 HOME TOUR

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Christmas is my FAVORITE time of year. The beautiful lights and the Christmas songs. I especially love all my family being home for the holidays. Well, I think I have finally finished my Christmas decorating for the year and I wanted to share it with you. Enjoy! DINING ROOM FAMILY ROOM Fireplace Mantel “JOY” bottles […]

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PAINTING BOTTLES ~ and finding Joy

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I found another pretty craft for the holidays on Pinterest. Source It’s so pretty isn’t it? Plan #1 ~ Paint the bottles white. Stencil the word “Joy” in green. Find sticks and paint them glitter green. The example used wine bottles but the only bottles we use in this house are cooking sherry bottles. I […]

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CUTE SOCK SNOWMEN

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My girls and I did our first Christmas craft today and it was so fun! I saw this video on Pinterest and fell in love. The snowmen are so cute! I bought a two sock package that came with one striped and the other plain in pink and gray. I followed each step of the video. […]

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THINGS I’M THANKFUL FOR ~ A to Z

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I know y’all have heard of The Pioneer Woman. I found her blog many years ago but now you can see her on Walmart commercials!! She is a great cook who lives on a ranch with her cowboy husband and her four children. I love reading her blog. The last post I read was The ABC’s […]

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