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!

Thursday, November 1, 2018

New With Me | Fall 2018

I'm looking at the calendar wondering how it's already November. I love this time of year, as I've seen a lot of people do and can't wait for the cooler weather to stick around!!

New With Me

Linking up with Kristen.

I attended the Summer of Rum festival with my friend, Teresa and we had a blast hanging out in the sponsor tent, sipping on all the included drinks, including water to stay hydrated. The variety wasn't bad for all inclusive, our favorite was recommended by the bartender of Ginger Beer with Appleton Rum, spiced rum gave it a nice kick! Dinner was catered from Pollo tropical which was a nice surprise since it's one of my favorites and we got there early enough to snag great seats in the shade. I don't know why I always try to wear my hair down during the hot months in Florida, it's always too dang hot!


Vlogust started with a bang and I stayed strong until the 19th, then it just felt like I wasn't posting the content I had planned, so I stepped back and the relief felt so good. I moved into a room where I was setting up a nice filming spot and then my sister needed a place to stay so unless I do some vlogging, I don't expect to have any new videos until after the first of the year.

We had to put Boomer down, and one of the hardest things has been going on walks without him since that was the one thing he enjoyed up until his last day.


Tried out HelloFresh and when I went to order for the next month they were already repeating recipes I had tried or skipped the previous month, cancelled.

Binged all 10 episodes of 9-1-1 Season 1 and now that all the Fall shows are back we have a lot to watch every week, PLUS all the Hallmark movies!!

Went on my first cruise! It was fun, but I was bored by the second sea day, so it has been suggested I try a 3 night out of Miami on Royal Caribbean that has two stops and no sea days, score.


I ended up with either food poisoning or a stomach bug the Friday after the cruise and broke my streak of not having thrown up in over a decade. Then I ended up with either allergies or a cold for almost a week and sounded like death, lol. Hoping to get back to my old self right about now.

We're doing Universal this weekend, taking advantage of the Florida passholder extra six months promo they have and I'm so excited! While I've been to Universal Studios for HHN, I haven't been to IoA since 2015? Can't wait!!

What have you been up to recently?