Happy New Year!
Wow, I am so ready for a new year. Last year brought so many good things, my life changed in so many good ways...I'm looking forward to more goodness in 2008!
I've been a bit slow about posting a blog, with 3 kids at home during their winter break, it's been a chore to sneak a few moments to post here!
We had a great Christmas at my mom's... Santa came and brought WAAAYYYY too many toys...and now, a week later, the kids are bored. Go figure! I have to keep reminding them of all the new toys waiting to be played with and too quickly broken!
Quotes from this week...
"Go play a game. Go play with your new Barbies. Stop it! How about the Ninja Turtle Van? Have you listened to your entire Hanna Montana CD? Is your bed made? Yes, I would love to wind your yo-yo for the 26th time this morning."
I can finally understand the line in the Christmas song "It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas" where they sing, "...AND MOM AND DAD CAN HARDLY WAIT FOR SCHOOL TO START AGAIN!"
My friend Aly and I were singing that line last night when we snuck away to the grocery store at 9pm last night... sad when a "break" is going to the grocery store when the bakery is already closed... :0(
It's okay, I don't need the donuts. Oh, I love donuts.
I'm feeling a bit grossed out now, right after the holidays. All the junk food and sweet stuff is all catching up to me... I just feel the need to drink LOTS of water.
Anyway, I wanted to show you just a few gifts I received from my little sis Nikky and from one of my BFF's Aly.
So, my little sis, well not so little anymore, we're all grown up, but she's still my little sis gave me a very thoughtful gift. Her husband inherited several large boxes of his grandmother's jewelry. So, they decided to share a few of the goodies with me...
I think these earrings are my favorite pieces...
So pretty! Thanks Nikky!
So... Aly is the super shopper. She is the one who wakes up ready for a 2 mile jog. She wakes up ready to go and wide awake.
This is my coffee cup.
I'm drinking from it as I write this.
That is what Aly says when she calls me in the morning and I'm barely awake...
It's taken a life of it's own now... it's what we call coffee. "I need some scram...Put the scram on...Have you had any scram this morning?"
Anyway, back to Aly. She the gal who literally wakes up at 4:30 am the day after Thanksgiving to shop the sales. She shops like a pro and finds all the deals and is back home drinking her scram by the time I am rolling over mid snore.
So, this year... she shopped the day after Thanksgiving and the day after Christmas. She calls my house and leaves messages like, "I was wondering if you have $5, because I saw something you will LOOOOOVE!" or "Hey, do you need ______? They have them for 85% off at Macy's."
I did, however, benefit from her skills this year.
She picked up these AWESOME ornaments for me at Kohls. I have heard from all of the bloggers out there... "Go to Kohls, such awesome Christmas ornaments this year!"
I just never went. I SOOOO missed out. But, here's what Aly picked up for me!
I'm so lucky!
Oh, I also wanted to show you my stocking I received from Rachael in New Zealand!
She sent me some incredible goodies in a sweet little stocking that is so adorable!
I love how she used vintage lace doilies for the accents, so pretty!
My kids quickly helped themselves to some of the treats! Everything is so pretty! Thank you so much Rachael!! You can find her blog, the Rose Room here.
So, the weather is totally YUK today. My house already has bad lighting, but when the weather is bad, it's like night in here!
This has been such a long post, I should wrap it up. I'll have lots more to show you next time!
I'm working on lots of goodies for my shop and will post asap about that too!