Monday, November 19, 2012

Barbie for the girls

I can hardly wait until Liya and Lilly are old enough to come to my house to play Barbies.  My daughter was never into Barbies, but I never outgrew my love for Barbie and her friends.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

I wish I had this much energy.  Moving day into the new home begins in just 10 days!!  Yikes!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The stress of buying a new home has made me really appreciate the benefits of chocolate!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Buying A New Home

The Old Bathroom
Yes, after all the indecision, we finally bought a new home.  Lots of pros and cons, and one of the things I'll miss about the old home is that we made the house "ours" whether anyone else liked it or not.  We personalized it with our tastes, and now we start over, but not sure if we can afford to add the upgrades to the new home.  Mike Trice, our "tile guy" did a fantastic job on the guest bathroom.  He has promised to come up with new ideas for the new home.  So nervous about starting over.  Photos are of the old bathroom.

Friday, March 2, 2012

March Birthday Dinner

Thinking about having the kids and their young families over for a birthday dinner for my father-in-law.  I love this color palette, but I can't seem to find table cloths anywhere that match these colors.  Thinking about how to use these colors to decorate the patio if it's nice out.  I couldn't find any paper lanterns that match either, so I might have to change the color scheme.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Bunco Night

We have a great Bunco group.  We used to play with 12 ladies once a month, meeting at a diffrent home with a different theme every month.  With hectic schedules, we have cut it down to 4 nights a year - Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall.  Tonight, I'm hosting the Winter Bunco.  My aunt came up with idea of using our game cards as seating placement cards which works out great.  Inside the name cards are the tally sheets. We eat dinner, visit, then clear away the plates and begin our games.  Each guest brings a gift in the $20.00 price range, and at the end of the night the guests pick a gift in the order of who won the most games, to who lost the most.  It's great fun, always good food (in fact, I'm cooking paella tonight), and I love spending time with family and friends.  I printed out name covers for the water bottles because we always seem to be asking who's drink is this?  I guess I should print out wine labels for some of the girls...