Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Here's what's on our Thanksgiving menu...

Cornbread Dressing
Hashbrown Casserole
Pioneer Woman's Green Bean Casserole
Broccoli Cheese Casserole
Buttermilk Pie
Pecan Pie
Brownie Cheesecake

...and this is our Thanksgiving day schedule:

-watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 

-cook forever!
-eat, eat again and eat some more
-go get a Christmas tree
-put up Christmas decorations
-watch "White Christmas" (it's tradition & such a great old movie!)

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Christmas Photo Cards with Shutterfly

An item I had left to check off on my "Fall To-Do List" was to start making my Christmas cards. After visiting several different websites, I figured out on Shutterfly how to make some really cute and easy photo cards. I am so excited (with it being Jerry and I's first Christmas together!) to send these out and start a tradition.

They have tons of different styles. Here are some of my favorites:

Shutterfly makes it so easy...all you have to do is upload your picture and select your card template. Order the amount you want and they come right to your door.

 Here's the link for the Christmas Photo Cards. 

If you make an account with Shutterfly, you can also upload any pictures and have them printed and sent straight to your mailbox!

My sister-in-law also made a really sweet photo book of my niece that made a great gift for my mom.

If you want 50 FREE Christmas Photo Cards, then visit this link to see how!

Wishing for a Beach

I love the fall and I like it to be cool weather. It's just fitting. But being a summer girl at heart...I can't help but dream about the beach and basking in the warm sunshine sometimes when the weather is continually dreary.
Here's some of Jerry and I's honeymoon pictures at the absolutely stunning island of St. John. Looking at them reminds me of the beautiful sunshine!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Happy Birthday

This weekend Jerry and I went to the cutest 1st Birthday Party for our friends from church's little boy, Wilson.
It was carnival themed and absolutely adorable since his mommy worked super hard to hand make the maypole, games and snacks! See photos at her blog Evangeline Gifts.

I always have trouble wrapping presents for boys, but I really like what I came up with to wrap Wilson's gift. Maybe I'll use the same idea for some Christmas presents this year...

I wrapped the gift in brown paper and embossed a little message to the birthday boy on it. I finished it up with some brown and blue ribbon, combined with some twine. It's cute but still rustic enough to look like a little boy!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Fill-In the Blank Friday

1.   The most spontaneous thing I've ever done was  go on a blind date...which turned out to be the man of my dreams, my husband!
2.  The best gift I've ever received was  the gift of salvation from Jesus Christ.
3.  A time that I was truly and genuinely surprised was  when Jerry proposed because I was so impressed that he could get such a beautiful ring that was my exact taste by himself!
4.  I can't leave the house without  my wristlet, cell phone, keys and usually my water bottle.
5.  My favorite day of the week is    Sunday because    I get to spend the morning taking care of all the adorable kids at church, and then usually go to eat with Jerry and friends, followed by going to the Arboretum or park to relax.
6.  Something that can always make me laugh is   when my dog, Rocky, starts rolling around in some random pile of objects.
7.  My perfect day would include  waking up late, getting breakfast with Jerry, taking a walk, reading while drinking coffee, having a picnic with Jerry, making some crafts, playing with my dogs, taking a nap, cooking a great meal for dinner, NOT having to do the dishes, planting some new plants on our patio and then taking a bubble bath before falling asleep.
Fill-In the Blank Friday at The Little Things We Do...

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Virtual Coffee

If I was really having coffee with you this morning...
I would tell you that I have switched temporarily to decaf. boo. A few weeks ago, I started getting stomache aches due to an overload of caffeine. :(

But on a brighter note...I would tell you that I have checked off multiple items already on my "Fall To-Do List" such as eating lots of candy corn on Halloween (and after...let's be honest), buying some beautiful new brown leather boots, making the fall wreath for my door (which looks adorable) and the fabric pumpkins, and started attempting my Christmas cards. The problem I am having with my Christmas cards is that I am VERY picky when it comes to that sort of thing, and I haven't quite gotten them to look the way I want them too. But I'll keep working.

I would also tell you how I am so excited to be having Thanksgiving at my house this year! I love cooking and it's going to be great getting to cook Thanksgiving dinner for the first time. I have started to gather recipes from various places and this one for Green Bean Casserole, from The Pioneer Woman, looks amazing!

Also, with the dream of Christmas already on its way...I have started looking for some good DIY decorations. Today I found these beautiful projects all from Gifted Magazine.

Virtual Coffee at Lucky Number 13.