Friday, November 30, 2012

rescue scene

I don't usually actually get holiday decorating finished on time, let alone early.  Usually, it is either put off until the last minute, or not done at all.

Halloween?  Nothing. (except last minute costumes) (that were pretty great if I do say so myself) (I think I work better under pressure..)

Thanksgiving?  Nothing.

But, for Christmas, we already have our tree up (undecorated, but up).  I have the cinnamon scented pine cones out, and I have finished re-doing a wonderful Nativity Scene that I picked up at a thrift store last spring.  I'm thinking it's a pre-Christmas miracle that it lasted through a move and sat in my garage until now and didn't get broken.  Yep, it's a miracle.

Here are the before and afters...

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

elf on the shelf

Meet Christopher Popinkins.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

gee whiz collection

Here is a tip that I know you are dieing for me to share.

We were having cheap frozen pizza dinner last Tuesday night.  We like to doctor them up a bit.

My hubby adds mushrooms and olives to almost everything.  Pizza is no exception.

I knew we had canned whole olives at home and didn't buy sliced olives thinking I could just slice up the ones I already had.

It got a little tedious and then I had this idea...


Do you remember the project spray paint fail?  
The bleeding through?
The pinkish hue?

I do.

I had to fix it.

Friday, November 23, 2012

what happens in Vegas...

Just a little sunshine for those of you having cool or cold Thanksgiving holiday weather...

 We were invited south for Thanksgiving day feast with my brother, his family, his wife's family my sister and her family, my dad and his wife. 

South means VEGAS baby!!!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

hand washing saves lives

Meanwhile, back at the infirmary, we've been battling everything from bronchitis, to the flu to pneumonia.

We just can't seem to get on top of it.

So, I woke up one morning feeling the need to sanitize everything, buy more hand soap for the kids' bathroom and even break down and get some hand sanitizer.  I went to the store and bought several bottles of bathroom hand soap and one bottle of hand sanitizer.  I put several bottles of hand soap in the kids' bathroom.  Do you think they will get the message?