Thursday, May 2, 2019


Good morning!

Linking up with Kristen for a much overdue post about what I've been up to!

In December my sister and I moved into our rental house!! I cannot explain the blessing that this house has been and the location/cost/lawn maintenance included has been perfect. God definitely had his hand in this part of our lives and I continue to be grateful. I don't have a pic of the whole house, but here's the front porch and pretty plants!

I got a puppy! September 2018 we had to put our 14 year old beagle down and planned on getting a couple of dogs. My parents were going to get one and my sister and I would get another. While the practical thing would have been to wait until Summer (my mom is a teacher) we ended up getting them at the end of March. It has been a struggle because I've never raised anything from baby or puppy. It's also exhausting, lol. Boomer in his old age was nothing compared to puppy.

I finished my table and chairs. I think I bought it 3 years ago this month. It can now be crossed off my 40 x 40 list, which I need to update bad!

I finished some books, but the stand out series was The Sabrina Vaughn series by Maegan Beaumont. Dark, twisted and criminal minds in book form. Least favorite book was Promises to Keep but Blood of Saints makes up for the things I didn't like in the third book. They've been out for a few years so definitely check your library, that's where I found mine.

What have you been up to?

Monday, December 3, 2018

TBB Asks Holiday Edition

Good morning, happy Monday! I still can't believe it's the first Monday in December?!

When the ladies over at The Blended Blog posted the questions this time I knew I had to jump right in and participate. This is one of my absolute favorite times of the year and I know it is for many others as well!

Candy Canes: Yes or No?

Yesss! I love peppermint EVERYTHING, so bring on all the candy canes.

Christmas morning, early riser or sleep in?

We're early risers, and even the grown up kids that sleep in all the time are morning people on December 25th!

Did you shop on Black Friday? Yes or No

Online only. Ever since I've been able to get the same deals from the comfort of my bed, no way am I getting out of the house, lol!

Christmas tree up in November? Yes or No

Yes, we always put it up the day after Thanksgiving.

Do you get Holiday ideas from Pinterest?

Uh, yeah! I've been known to look up Holiday things all year round and pin too, so make sure you're following me! There's also a Facebook group that I follow and they're all about ALL the Holidays, I love it!

Christmas Glam or Ugly Sweater?

Depends on the invite.

Stocking stuffers wrapper or unwrapped?

Wrapped!! More work, but so much joy watching every piece unwrapped.

Traditional or modern Christmas songs?

Both! Silver Bells comes to mind as a traditional, but I'll belt out Mariah Carey All I Want for Christmas anytime!!

Fruitcake? Yes or No

Blech! No, just no. I wish I could as it's so traditional I just can't.

Is your Christmas shopping finished?

No. I still have some office stuff to get, but family is mostly taken care of.

Is there snow in December where you live?

Not since 1989 I believe. The Tampa area gets cold, but rarely below freezing.

Classic show: A Charlie Brown Christmas or Rudolph?

Rudolph for sure. We watched both as a kid, but I loved the Claymation of Rudolph.

Now it's YOUR turn, leave me your answers in the comments below! I can't wait to hear all about your Christmas traditions and favorites!