Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Tree Skirt

We have finally found a tree skirt that we like. This year will be the third year that we have had our tree and have been without a tree skirt. I grabbed the last of this design from work last night. 

Guess who else likes it?

After I took this picture he decided to burrow underneath the skirt. At least this is all I have to deal with. He doesn't really care for the tree or bother it at all. I consider myself lucky!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016


I'm sitting here on this cold November morning thinking about Thanksgiving this week. I'm very much looking forward to being with family and enjoying the day. 

I think all too often, though, we make light of giving thanks. Maybe your family goes around the table and everyone says what they are thankful for. That is a great practice, but do we really take the time to stop and think about it and are we really thanking God for it?

If you are anything like me, there are always things you want. I want a new camera, a new couch, new clothes, something for dinner that isn't what we have in the fridge. I want to buy a house, have kids, have the option to not have to work when we do have kids. I'm sure you all could make a list of things you want, too. 

But then I think about what I have. I have a warm house, plenty of clothes, food in the fridge so I never have to go hungry, money in the bank, a car to get to my job, a cozy warm bed, an amazing husband who loves me, a wonderful family, a church family that cares for and loves me, and a heavenly Father who blessed me with all this and loves me no matter what and gives me grace in every circumstance. How can I not thank Him? 

Have a wonderful thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016


As many of you are aware, I work at Michael's. While it is a great place to work and I love my job, it can be dangerous. Yesterday, while I was at work, I was cleaning up the basket section. There are a lot of great baskets, but one in particular caught my eye. (It didn't help that the baskets were on sale 50% off!)

Since we moved, I have been wanting something to put the toilet paper in. We have two bathrooms now and making sure that there is enough tp in both has been a small issue. When I saw these, on sale for $10 each, I couldn't resist. They are perfect, One in each bathroom, so no one runs out!


I just saw this on my mom's blog and thought it was interesting and fun, so I'm sharing it with you with my answers!

1 - Did you have an accident last year?  No   
2 - Do you have any famous relatives? Not that I'm aware of
3 - Did you ever have a kiss under the moonlight? Yes!
4 - Have you ever been jealous? Unfortunately, I have.
5 - How can you prove your love to someone? I have to agree with my mom; they just have to trust you.
6 - What are you thinking right now? That I could use a nap!  
7 - Have you ever sacrificed something important to you for someone you love?  Yes  
8 - Can you live without internet? Yes, but it wouldn't be easy.
9 - Have you been so emotional that you can’t find words to explain how you feel? Yes  
10 - Did you ever badmouth someone? Yes, unfortunately I have
11 - What do you prefer, jeans or skirt? Jeans!
12 - Do you have trust issues? I wouldn't say I have trust issues, but it does sometimes take me a little bit to trust new people
13 - What's something that you made all on your own and are incredibly proud of? I don't know that there is something I am incredibly proud of, but I have made some jewelry and I enjoy that.
14 - Who’s the person who first comes to your mind when someone mentions “love”? Andrew
15 - Who was the last person you hugged?  Andrew
16 - Do you believe in the phrase “If it’s meant to be, it will be”? I believe that, while God gives us free will, He also has a plan for our lives.
17 - Do people praise you for your looks? I am incredibly lucky to have a wonderful husband who does so often!
18 - Do you believe in destiny? I believe in God and His plans for my life
19 - Have you ever thought “I already found my soulmate”? Yes  
20 - Do you like nicknames that are from your name? Nope
21 - Could you ever be a vegan? No, I love meat and I love dairy. I couldn't live without meat and cheese!
22 - Do you currently have bruises on your body? No  
23 - What should you be doing right now? Nothing. I've been up since 3am for work. I think it's time for me to relax!
24 - I read in a magazine that shoulder pads are coming back. Are you happy to hear this or do you not find them to be very attractive? No! That was not a good look!
25 - Did you ever feel like you’re not good enough? I did when I was a bit younger, but I know that God loves me and sent His son to die for my sins. I try to remember that when I feel like I'm not good enough.

I hope you enjoyed reading this as much as I enjoyed answering!

Friday, November 11, 2016

Our new home

   I am excited to share some pictures of our new apartment. You'll have to excuse any mess. It has been a busy week!

When you walk in the front door you first see the kitchen which leads into the dining room. We finally have a full size oven and a dishwasher! Plus we get a dedicated space for our dining table. That I love!

On the other side of the kitchen and dining room is the living room. One part you have seen, the reading nook. I love this space too. So much room to spread out. We have room to have company over too. If you look close you can see that there is a ledge that runs under the window. Oliver loves to sit there and watch the world go by.

This is the other new table lamp that we bought the other day. 

And the last bit of the living room:

We finally have a spot for the ladder bookshelf that my dad made for me. So glad to have it here!

Down the hall is the bathroom and bedrooms. 

This is bathroom one of two. The other looks just the same, but is in the master bedroom.

Try to look past the clutter here. This is the spare room. It is kinda our dumping ground/storage space for all the stuff we don't know what to do with at the moment. Andrew works in here when he works from home as well. It's nice to have a space for that.

Last but not least is our master bedroom. Nothing fancy here, but room enough for our bed and a couple dressers. We also have a small walk-in closet which has been great!

Thanks for coming on a tour with me! Come and visit sometime. My door is always open!

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

I'm back!

Hello all my bloggy friends! I've missed seeing you. Life has been busy, what with moving to a new apartment and all. We are mostly settled in. There are still some boxes and things in the spare room, but all the essentials are in place. I'll give you a tour in a day or two, but let me show you one of my favorite spots. 

This is our reading nook. We got the two recliners from my parents when they redid their living room. They are perfect for that spot! I also have to point out the lamp. That is a new addition. We have poor lighting in the living room, so we had to go out and get a couple of lamps. I loved the blue color!

Oliver has settled in. He had a hard time adjusting to the noise of people walking around above us. Having the stairs right on the other side of our kitchen/dining room wall was difficult too. Poor boy did hide a lot the first few days, but i think he is happy here, now. 

I'll get some pictures taken here and see you all back here in the next day or two for the grand tour!