Thursday, December 30, 2010

My Friday

Well today is Friday for me again! We get tomorrow off and I couldn't be more excited for a long extended weekend again!!

This weekend is a bit busier than last! I still have Christmas shopping to do! Say what?? That's family isn't celebrating Christmas till I still have presents to wrap and gifts to least I wasn't out last week with all those that waited last minute!

I am really excited to see my family on Saturday. I love giving presents and this year I am especially excited again. We drew names this year, which made it even easier. Hubs and I have my brother and sister. I took my I was hoping I would get her...I can't wait for her to open her present. Surprise Kid if you read this! You know it is coming from me! lol!

I also got two of the most precious items for my niece and nephew...I promise to show you pictures once they open them!

So...that is on my agenda for the weekend...I am also gearing up for a new year with Thirty-One Gifts. My business and team just keep on growing! I just got my first recruit from Virginia! I love having girls on my team all over the US!! I am so excited!!  We also just received our Dream Reward info for this next year and I gave my goals to my Hubs....I am working towards two FREE trips and going to National Conference in July. I love this company and the support it gives me. God is truly blessing us all!

With that said..I am looking for two things. One I am wanting to find someone to help me design my 31 blog...and give me some type of cute button logo..for just if you know of anyone who can do this...for a great price...please let me know!

And...I am also looking for other bloggers out there who would like to host a giveaway this next year?? Please let me know if you are interested. I would love to give away a few of our new items that are coming out this spring....I mean...check out some of these cute bags....Aren't they fun for spring and summer??

So if you would love to host a giveaway...please let me know through the comment section and I will get in contact with you! :)

Have a wonderful day!! Enjoy the rest of 2010!! hehe!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas 2010 - #2

We have spent the day at home...just the two of us and Miss B. At first, I was sad about not being with my family, but after staying in my pjs all day, opening gifts, eating yummy brunch, and watching 2 of my favorite Christmas movies, I must admit that I have SO enjoyed today and how quiet and simple it has been.

I look forward to spending next weekend with my family and celebrating Christmas then...but today...I enjoyed just relaxing at home and not going anywhere.

My Hubs totally surprised me this year. He is not a huge Christmas fan at all...and usually grumbles about everything he has to do...including buying me a gift. But not this fact he shopped early...and totally thought about what to give me.

Remember I told you that we had a deal of just getting each other one gift? Well.....not until last night at 10:00 did I realize that didn't mean we wouldn't not get stocking stuffers for each other.  OOPS! HUGE OOPS! I only got him his 2 DVDs he wanted....I didn't even do stocking stuffers and I realized after talking to him...that he did! I shed some tears and told him I would go out to Walmart and fill his...but he told me not to worry about it...he was so happy that he out did me in the giving dept this year. He says I am always the biggest giver and this year he was excited that he beat me. (LOL! Mr. Competitor) is my wonderful gifts that he gave me...if you know anything about me..I LOVE the KC Chiefs and the Missouri he did really good...Here is our tree this morning..with Bella's new items in front from Santa. :)

My new watch...which is so much more beautiful in person

And....the rest of my items....

It has been a great Christmas. Most importantly...I am thankful for God sending his son, Jesus. Merry Christmas to you all!! Happy Birthday Jesus!

Merry Christmas

Wishing you and your families a very Merry Christmas!

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counseller, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas #1

This past Sunday, my Dad's side of the family gathered together at my parents home to celebrate Christmas. Unfortunately, we did not have a very big crowd due to some illnesses, but those of us who gathered together had a great time!

Here are just a few snap shots from the day...Miss P...ready for everyone to arrive....

Little I playing with Mr. Potato head's moustache.

My cousin's girls and my nephew....waiting to unwrap presents...

Still waiting...and being patient...

My uncle, sister, bil and cousin...waiting as well....
Another brother is included in this one...

Hanging out and playing...

We had a great time together and missed those who couldn't be with just two more Christmas to tackle. :)

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas Card

So I sent out a few cards this year...but in case you didn't get one...

Merry Christmas from our family to yours.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Friday, December 17, 2010

My Christmas List

So I was asked this past weekend what I wanted for Christmas. And in all honesty...I am just thankful for what I have and trying to keep my "WANT" list to a minimum. Hubs and I have cut WAY back this year and only getting what we have asked for. His is easy. He only wants two DVDS...can't complain about that!  I have asked for a new watch..I saw a Fossil Watch before Thanksgiving that I I pointed it out to him.

My family though asked me..and I didn't know what to tell here you go folks!

I want a CHI straightener...not until I looked at my sister's Amazon list did I remember this! LOL! Thanks Kid for the reminder!

I think of things all year long and then forget...I need to start putting a list together year round. My memory isn't as good as it use to be! lol!
Another item I have had in mind is some Tervis Tumbler's with the letter "T" on them....We go through cups like crazy!

I have prolonged trying on the skinny jeans and skinny leggings for quite a while now..but yesterday while I was out shopping during lunch I decided to try on a pair. OH MY GOODNESS! What was I waiting for!?? The most comfortable thing I have put on in months AND...Stretchy....need I say more! I felt so skinny in them......

So...on my list are these...cord stretch skinny leggings from

Or these skinny jean leggings from gap/old navy.....

And some tunics and cute belts would be great....

I would love new perfume...or any products from the one and only Bath and Body Works...

I do not have Season One of I Love Lucy
Or...Season Two cards are always wonderful too.

What is on your lists???

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

So I am a few days late...but still wanted to participate!
Our home...Holiday Style..

As you enter our front door....
Our tree...this year I have kept it to just one tree...
Coffee table in our front room.
Wall along the stairway...

My small tree in the kitchen...
Above our hutch...
Isn't this wall hanging the cutest??!! I received it as a gift from a co-worker my very first job out of college!

Mr. Snowman...Bella loves this one because he jingles..

There you have it...all the pictures I have taken. Be sure to check out all the rest of the homes on the tour!!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Cookie Day 2010

Yesterday was a wonderful day! My sister, sister in law, mom, niece and nephew came to my house to make cookies all day long! We had a great time together! Here are some pictures from our day! We ended up making Gingerbread Cookies, Sugar Cookies, and Christmas Wreaths...YUMMY! I have 4 containers full!

I think by the end of the day we were all tired...and a little slap happy. I am so happy we could all get together and hang out! Can't wait for next year! :)

Monday, December 6, 2010

Misc Monday

Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters 

Ending Monday with a bunch of randomness...

1. I am in a mood today...that I just can't seem to get out of...a lot of it has to do with work...and I am hoping that a restful night at home tonight will put me in a better mood for tomorrow. Why does it seem like December sometimes brings out the worst in people instead of the best!? I am trying not to let the downers that I am having to talk to on the phone today at work get the best of me...but it is seriously almost too much!

2. My final Thirty-One Gifts party is tomorrow night -final one before Christmas/the New Year that is.... And wow what a year it has been! I can't believe I should be a Director next year! Woo Hoo!!

3. I want to watch Christmas movies tonight...I need some holiday cheer.

4. My sister's MIL, sent me a package of Mocha Mint Dunkin Donuts coffee...and I am loving it! Thank you!! :) We are enjoying it at work!!

5. I need to clean our bathroom...I know..RANDOM....but it is on my To Do list tonight.

6. I wrapped 4 Christmas presents last night...progress is being made! 

7. I would really love for it to's true...I need some SNOW.

8. I am SO excited for Friday!! It is our 2nd annual Christmas Baking Day with the ladies in my Little "I"...can't wait to hang out with all of them for the day!

9. I am wondering if anyone out there has a Cookie Ornament recipe??...after looking back all my old ornaments from the past...there is one that I wish I had that someone had made me when I was looked almost like a sugar cookie. I would love to find the time to make some...SOME DAY.

10. And finally...I need to start working out again...I am suppose to be running a 5K again at the end of hard to hit the gym in the dark and cold...Thank Goodness for my friend/neighbor that is keeping me motivated. 

Happy Monday!!

My favorite Christmas Ornaments

When I was growing up, Santa always brought my brother, sister and I an ornament for one of our Christmas presents. He always did such a good job in hopes that one day we could use them all on our own trees one day. And that is exactly what I do now! :)  I love getting them out each year and looking at them and remembering back to when I was younger.

It was always one of the first things we did when we woke up in the morning. We would first get up and see our Santa present under the tree, grab our stockings and then hunt for the ornaments on the tree. Loved every part of that tradition!

I wanted to show you all some of my favorites from back in the day...

I love this one as you hook it up to the Christmas lights and it sets the background...

A music box that plays music and the ballerina dances...

Way back from 1987....
This one is one of my I have a whole bunch of these that my parents made when I was just a baby I believe....(correct me if I am wrong Mom) :)
Now this one didn't belong to was my Grandma and Grandpa B's. They had one of each of their five grandchildren on the tree...wasn't I a cutie!!? Look at the hair! lol! I love it just because it came from my Grandparents tree...sweet memories of them and how much they loved us.

So there you have it...some of my ornaments from the past...and they warm my heart.... Happy Monday!!