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Nov 1, 2010

We went trick- or- treating with some friends who live in Westhaven.  These people know how to do Halloween!!!!  Lots of cool decorations and tons of candy.  The kids have a blast and everyone ends up with bags full of treats.   I'm not sure how much candy the residents buy...but it's a lot.  We'll be eating snickers bars til next year so if you need a chocolate fix...you know who to call! :) 

Oct 19, 2010

We just got back from a short weekend trip to the mountains.  (Gatlinburg, Sevierville, Pigeon Forge)  I am always amazed at how much new stuff there is when we go!  It's like the strip just keeps exploding outward.  Three lanes of traffic crawled toward the mountains past every kind of gift shop, junk shop, broken down parts store, Christmas shop, outlet, Elvis museum...you get the idea.  Once you figure out what you want to tackle, it's actually lots of fun.  We only had one day and we have an 11 year old...that makes it easy.  We went

Oct 8, 2010

I recently looked at all the punpkins we have accumulated at the house and realized....we better figure out something to bake here!  That's when I stumbled on this little gem.  Pumpkins will not go to waste! 

http://www.pumpkinrecipes.org/

Oct 5, 2010

This change in weather has really brought out my desire to cook!  Home baked bread...delilcious chili, chocolate chip cookie bars...our house smells great and the comfort food is rollin!  (We'll just have to watch the waistlines though.....)  

Sep 27, 2010

Sunday, we went and checked out the Equestrian Vaulters from around the world....right here in our own backyard!  Teams from Columbia, Australia, Canada and the US were preparing for the World Equestrian Games in Kentucky this week.  They were based right here in Middle Tennessee in Williamson County!  it was an amazing sight to see.   Good luck to our guys....Go USA!  :)

Sep 13, 2010

We Got it!!!  The winner on trivia!!!

 Question- 

 The top three pet peeves in the bathroom are :

#3 Leaving dirty clothes on the bathroom floor

#2 toothpaste globs in the sink

What was #1?  

Low water pressure!!!!! 

I get that...there's nothing like a wimpy shower to wreck your day!  Win More Clinique gifts sets and Sarah McLachlan tickets tomorrow. :)

Sep 8, 2010

Love it when you buy something and then you get a whole lot more free!  Last week I went to Clinique at Dillards.  It's bonus time!!!  Gorgeous cosmetics bag filled with goodies that you can customize to your own individual look.  I picked out the Tawnies gift...love those neutral shades on my eyes......

Aug 24, 2010

Who knew a trip to the orthodontist could be so hard on the Moms?  Yesterday my daughter had a "palate expander" installed.  This is not a very fun device and for the next 9 months we'll slowly turn the key so the device widens her upper palate.  She's doing pretty well.....

Aug 13, 2010

I've always wondered about those "as seen on TV" products.  Juicers, scratch fixers...the perfect brownie...does this stuff really work?  Love this website where the products are actually tested!  http://http://www.walletpop.com/blog/2010/07/30/the-real-deals-or-duds-as-seen-on-tv-reviews-from-consumer-ally/

Aug 9, 2010

Not sure how I feel about the sanity of the person who got close enough to film this tornado.....

http://www.comcast.net/video/monster-twister-tears-up-farm-house/1562356312/Comcast/1562351858/

Aug 9, 2010

Mostly I love our house....but sometimes...not so much.  Like right now, the deck needs to be refinished...again....and all the trim is due for painting. ( Scraping and painting are maybe my two least favorite things on the planet....next to doing the dishes!)  So we struggle....save the money and try to do some of it ourselves ....or hire someone else to do it.  Are we having fun yet?

Aug 3, 2010

We just got back from western New York State where a lot of my family lives.  The high was 75!  ...no air conditioning needed. Everybody enjoyed just hanging out...OUTSIDE!   Everything was so lush and green.  My daughter got to catch up with her cousins, me with my sisters and my Mom.  We grilled out, the kids had a sleepover, we caught crayfish in the creek...ahh summer.  Even with the heat, It's too short!

Jul 21, 2010

The school year is fast approaching...I'm not ready!  I like the summer vibe.  Summer camps, dinner at 8P..time to chill.  Maybe we need one more family road trip somewhere.  Maybe even with the dogs.....now that will be a true adventure!  I'm getting out the map and I'll let you know where we end up!

Jul 18, 2010

Don't you love it when someone famous does something that you and your kids can admire? There are so many celebrities that behave badly...  when you see a story like this one it is a ray of sunshine.  Nice going Tim McGraw!

Jul 12, 2010

Carrie sneaks off to the Ritz to get married...Jimmy blasts BP in the new version of Margaritaville and Mel goes nuts.  No shortage of stuff to entertain us today!

http://video.ap.org/?f=1574142&pid=PhI4XLIX5u7QTDfJHeuxnJgLFp8GW79x

Jul 6, 2010

Last weekend was fabulous!  Family, fireworks and great food...all the stuff you want for a long holiday weekend. Everything was great until 11:30 when it was time to let Luna and Zoe, our two dogs, out before bed.  Luna tore off into the flower bed and re-emerged snorting and squinting and throwing herself in the grass.  Yes...a skunk.  This is the first time I've had to deal with bathing a dog that had been peppered.  Not fun!  Lots of baths later...we're getting there.  Next holiday please!   

Jun 30, 2010

Yeah!  A long holiday weekend :)  We're having family over for a big cookout and then some fireworks.  I'm thinking BBQ, lots of fruit and potato salad and maybe some homemade cookies.  Everything just tastes better in the summer......not sure why that is... but just love that grilled flavor.  Here's a link to some recipes  for the 4th!   http://mix929.com/lifestyle/food     Hope you and your family have a great holiday weekend.  Be safe...!  

Jun 16, 2010

Mid June and a week in the 90's...I can't take it....I'm a wimp.  We run out at night with the hose and water everything that's wilted.  Hmmm...maybe my next vacation could be in Canada....very nice this time of year!  I was up in Toronto one July and the high was in the 50's.  OK...that was a little uncomfortable with shorts on as the ferry departed for Toronto Island...but it sure was a nice break from 95 degrees!  

Jun 8, 2010

 


A little vacation is just what we all need.  Our family went to sunny Hilton Head and enjoyed a week of doing basically nothing.  Nothing is good.  No scheduled activites at all...sleep as long as you want, eat whenever you want, swim...ride bikes, read a book...or just dolphin watch!  These guys were swimming along right next to the shoreline.  I freaked out and almost wrecked my bike taking this picture :)  Yep.......I could get used to this vacation thing!