Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Advent Calendars

So who does advent calendars?  I love them so much but I am not very consistent.  I just don't like the grocery store bought advent calendars, so I end up just not doing one.  I am planning on doing one for the girls this year.  They would just love it.   The problem is, I have no idea what I want to do exactly.  I've been on Pinterest alot, and there are so many great ideas.  It's hard to figure out exactly what I want to do.  I would love to see / hear about what ya'll do in your homes for Advent calendars.  I need some inspiration here, and there's not much time left. 

Here are a few that I love from Pinterest
Advent calender
Cute ideas for advent calendar

advent calendar ideas!

an ornament each day to hang on the tree.

advent calendar!

Activities include: Make hot chocolate and stir with candy canes 
Make a treat and take it to a friend 
Watch a christmas movie and eat popcorn 
Go out for a Christmas treat 
Do something nice for someone 
Drive around and look for Christmas lights

I like the idea of giving an ornament to put on the tree for each day.  What's your favorite?

You can see all of my boards here to find out how to make any of these particular advent calendars.


Monday, November 28, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving and Stuff

How was everyone's holiday?  We spent ours in a cozy little cabin in Oklahoma.  We missed the best part of the leaves changing by a couple of weeks,  but it was still so pretty.  We spent a week in OK just doing a bunch of nothing.  Well, actually, we did some exploring - the windy roads through a mountainy area that was so pretty, so I had to take a few pictures.  We played ALOT of games, roasted marshmallows around a campfire, explored the state park where we were staying, did some shopping, went bowling, tried new restaurants... it was a very enjoyable vacation.  A good time to ourselves to enjoy eachothers company.  Take a look at some of the pics below.

On a different topic, what's everyone doing this year for teacher's gifts for Christmas?  I think I know what I'm going to do, but I always love hearing what other people are doing.  We've got quite a few teachers this year, and I always try to do something nice for the bus drivers too... I think last  year I just did baked goodies for everyone.  Which I think I still might do this year, but I am also thinking of making magnets for all the teachers too - with those glass beads that you buy from the floral section at hobby lobby.  Do you think that's a good teacher gift?  I like to do homemade, but I want it to be something they will use. 

Anyway, have a great Monday everyone! 

Our cabin

It's hard to tell, but this was an eagle!  I promise


Monday, November 14, 2011

Sunday Style

Hey Everyone!
I feel so bad that it's been so long since I've written anything.  I hate when I let it go so long, but we've just been busy.  And this whole time change thing is really messing with me this year for some reason.  It must be old age, but I swear I feel like I should be going to bed at 6pm.  It get's dark and I lose all motivation to do anything else.  I hate that.

So anyway, I thought I would stray from my "normal" posts and do a Sunday style post instead.  I have no idea if this will become a new addition to the blog or not.  I love fashion, but I've never really considered incorporating that into my blog.  I love reading fashion blogs, so maybe I'll add a style post in every once in awhile, we'll have to see.

This is the outfit that I wore to church Sunday.  This was a little out of my comfort zone, which makes me like it even more I think.  And I also couldn't decide if this outfit was age appropriate.  I love the look of shorts and tights for the fall, but I have a hard time being ok with wearing it - like I'm trying to relive my 20's or something.  LOL  But I think it came out really great AND appropriate for a 36 yr old.

I've been seeing alot of blue and orange together and I LOVE that color combo.  I've also had this pair of shorts that I've been dying to dress up for fall somehow.  And I'm pretty sure this outfit is a new favorite for fall.

I was done taking pics at this point, if you couldn't tell.  haha

Pin stripe shorts - Thrifted
Shirt - TJMaxx
Tights - Target
Wedges - Thrifted - I could wear wedges everyday of my life... love them!
Gold Belt - Thrifted

Who doesn't love a great outfit that was almost entirely thrifted?!  I paid more for the shirt than I did for everything else combined I think!  

And special thanks to my 11 yr old daughter for taking these pics of me.  

So what do you think?