Friday, November 26, 2010

Black Friday

*Warning* I have only had 3 1/2 hours of sleep. So if things just seem to run together you will know why. Oh how I love Black Friday Sales!

Yesterday afternoon I scanned through all the sale papers mapping out my plan for Black Friday. My list consisted of  first stop Walmart at 12:01am to get a $15 Shop Vac, a $12 Toy Story 3 Jessie (regular $30) and 4 mini choppers $2.97. Next stop was Belk 4:00am to get $19.99 dress boots. I left my house at 10:015pm and arrived at Walmart around 10:30. They had all of the Door Buster items in the middle of the isles on pallets and wrapped in plastic. There was people everywhere. I mapped out where everything was that I was going to get. At 10:45 they started taking off  all the plastic and letting everyone put the things they wanted in their cart. I got the Shop Vac, 4 mini choppers and the Jessie. Did I mention that there were only 6 Jessies in the whole entire store?? The man in front of me took 3 and the other lady took 1 leaving only 2 Jessies when it was "my turn" ( if "my turn" is what you want to call people grabbing things uncontrollable) That was the most important thing that I came for and it was a close one but we got her! 

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Cooking For Thanksgiving

I am just super excited about Thanksgiving. It is one of my favorite holidays. We will be having Thanksgiving at my in-laws house this year.  Even though we will not be having Thanksgiving at our house I have been doing some cooking. I just love to cook and bake. It is definetley one of my favorite hobbies. For Thursday I will be cooking Aunt Helen's Broccoli Casserole, a pumpkin roll, and a Cranberry Salad. I have been making Pumpkin rolls for years. It is a long process to make one but is definetley worth it. Pumpkin rolls were one of my Nana's favorite desserts. She would have me make one every year for  Thanksgiving and Christmas. The Cranberry salad is very yummy! I thought I would leave you with this recipe. It would be a great addition to your Thanksgiving dinner!

Cranberry Salad1 cup chopped cranberries
1/2 cup sugar
2 Tbsp grated orange rine
2 cups chopped apples
1 cup of pecans
13 oz. box rasberry gelatin
1 1/2 cup water

Pour 1/2 cup sugar over cranberries. Let set for 30 minutes. In a large mixing bowl mix together orange rine, chopped apples, and pecans. Stir in cranberries. Boil 11/2 cups water and add 13oz rasberry gelatin to water. Stir gelatin mixture into cran/apple mixture, place in shallow dish approx 8X10 size let chill over night.

I am so thankful for the abundance that we have. I know that we will definetley have way more food then what we need for this holiday! God has truly blessed our family.

Awesome Giveaways

This is such a great giveaway. I have been wanting one of these so so bad!! Shanty2Chic is giving away a Silhoutte. It would be great if I could win one instead of having to buy one. This machine will do just about anything you want.

  • Scrapbook pages
  • Etch glass
  • Tattoos
  • Vinyl decor
  • Cards
  • Iron transfers
  • and so much more!!!!
Silhouette SD

Oh man how I would love to win this! Hopefully I will get lucky this one time. If anyone is interested in entering this giveaway head on over to! While you are there check out some of the amazing things that they create. They are some super crafty girls.

Infarrantly Creative is also giving away a Silhoutte! Visit this blog also to enter in this AWESOME giveaway!  And also is giving away a machine also!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Jessica's Baby Shower

On Saturday I hosted a baby shower along with a couple of friends/co-workers, Allison and Michelle. It turned out super cute. Everything went so smoothly and was just great. Here are some pictures from the shower.

 Isn't this cake just amazing? Jessica's sister in-law Rebecca made it. She also made the chocolate covered strawberry topiaries to accompany the cake.

                                          This is some yummy mocha punch. It is super addicting.
                               These are the favors. They are small mason jars filled with homemade hot cocoa mix.
           This is one of my remakes of a Pottery Barn Christmas card holder. I will have to do a post on this real soon! For the shower we used it to hang baby pictures that everyone brought. In the invitation we asked everyone to bring a picture. During the shower everone was suppose to guess who each of the pictures were. It was a great game. Loved to see baby pictures of everyone!
           These are the clips that I made to hang the pictures from.
 This is Jessica. The soon mommy to be of her second child Jaya Grace.

We had such a good time at the shower. Jessica got some really cute things for Jaya. Can't wait to meet this sweet baby girl! It won't be long till she arrives. Just love having people into my home and having such good fellowship.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

26 Months Today

Is she really 26 months today? Time is slipping away to quickly. Can't believe that she is this old. She has really started to come up with things that I have no clue where she learned them. Oh yeah and did I mention that she has a 13 year olds attitude?! Not kidding. But hopefully this will not stick around for long!! Here are some of the things that Addyson has been up to this month.

  • Went Trick or Treating on Halloween and loved it
  • She was the cutest bumble bee ever!
  • Still carries her trick or treat bag around with her and asks me to put candy in it.
  • She is in love with Toy Story 3. Jesse is her favorite.
  • She also has started to watch a little bit of Chuggington and a ton of Imagination Movers her favorite!
  • She loves to go to Baskin Robins and eat "pink" ice cream. Also known as Rainbow sherbert.
  • The other day I told her that she could not have any gum and went to her doll Sophie and told her " I JUST WANT A PIECE OF GUM SOPHIE!"
  •  She is  becoming very dramatic!
  • She can remember anything that you tell her.
  • She is still in the process of being potty trained and it feels like we are never going to be, but I know someday she will be.
  • She went to Chad and Lindsay's wedding and had a blast dancing.
  • She followed the photographer around at the wedding  wanting her picture taken. (Wonder why ? )
  • She had a long over due play date with her best friend Avie.
She is growing up way to fast. She thinks that she is a whole lot older than what she really is! And I think that they say that it doesn't get any better when it comes to girls! Oh well I love her just the way that she is. That is what makes it fun and interesting.

 Ready for Chad and Lindsey's Wedding
Visiting her best friend Avie

The cutest bumble bee ever!!