Thursday, December 29, 2011

This Week..

I have been really enjoying my new camera lately. I literally carry it around the house and take pictures. Testing out my different modes and lenses. I have made sure to relax to the max this week. The holidays seem to get the best of me more and more each year. By the end of the hustle and bustle, I'm ready to flop on the couch and zone out.
We started watching Portlandia, via the Netflix. Totally hilarious. I can't stop singing the Portlandia song over in my head. I love the way they characterize the different types of people, so funny.
Love this, I feel like this at times.

I have been reading another book by Lisa See, actually a continuation of "Shanghai Girs", this one is called "Dreams of Joy." I love how the story line followed into the next one so perfectly. If you enjoy different cultures and delving into the personal lives of the characters, you will enjoy her writing.
I took some various pics around the house I'll share.

I have been wanting to take pictures of the wonderful paper dolls that my father-in-law gave me. They are very old and in remarkable condition. I can't get over the colors. My fave is the monkey and the bear!

I also have a Blondie one as well. I definitly plan on framing them.
Have a great week!

Monday, December 26, 2011


Enjoying my new gifts. My husband surprised me with a new camera, a Canon Rebel T3, and a new house, the Neville house from CB2. Score!
Hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday. We are all recovering from a flu, but are enjoying all of our fun gifts. There were muppet puppets, barbie pools, barbie tents, legos, playmobil, and all kinds a goodies. We woke up way to early, 4 a.m. for the kids. They couldn't make us get out of bed until about 5:30. Nuts, but the squeals and anticipation forced us to roll out of bed.
Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Wow, long time

This season has been busy busy. In between family visits, colds, a whole mess a baking, I've been too pooped to post. I have been doing a whole mess of baking, which I love having an excuse to do. I could bake all day if my kids didn't need to eat and be cleaned ;)
This week has officially started our winter break. Yeah! I am trying to figure out the specs for a snoopy dog house for our gingerbread house. Just need to do some measuring and such. I felt like I was getting a cavity just looking at the candy in the shopping cart that I bought to decorate with. Candy canes, skittles, dots, pull and peel licrorce, oh my!
I have some cranberry scones that I'm wanting to make this week. After I tackle this gingerbread house.
I have been having fun with my little unfinished apartment. I was thrilled to hear that the "I'm a giant" dollhouse challenge was postponed. I had high hopes to participate, but got very busy this season. I may and try and attemp finishing up my apartment now that I have a month to kick in gear. Knock on wood!
Here's some pics I've taken lately.

Hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!!