Sunday, November 30, 2008


Will I be at Target at 6 am on Black Friday to shop!

NEVER, EVER will I make that mistake again and it's sad because I LOVE Target but it's just not worth it! The line just to get IN the store was 4 stores down, it was insane!

Thanksgiving day I was perusing the BF ads and came across the new Guitar Hero World Tour Bundle kit for $59

! I was so excited b/c Maddie has been really wanting this and it was 1/2 price!

YAY, right!?! WRONG!!!!

Apparently THIS was the hot item at Target b/c once I made my way through the crowd and finally found where the my sought after item was stocked, there were NONE left! Not a single one!

Of course, on my way out the door I saw no less than 50 people with this same item in their hands and some of them even had at least 5!!!

I just wanted one, just one!! I was so bummed to leave there empty handed.

But, there is a happy ending to this story.

A fellow member of my message board happened to have an extra one of these and is going to sell it to me at her cost! So, Maddie will get it after all. (I have to admit it, I love Guitar hero myself and am just a little excited too!)

I did venture to a few other stores and scored an amazing deal on some Fiestaware. Merry Christmas to me! Thanks, mom and dad! :)

I did also manage to get a few good deals but I honestly am not sure I am cut out to be a Black Friday shopper. Don't get me wrong, I love a good deal but sometimes it's just not worth it, ya know?!

What about you? Do you venture out on Black Friday??
Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Drink, anyone?

Ok, I hit the awesome sale TJ Maxx was having last week and was ecstatic to find this candleholder that I had been eyeing for some time now on clearance. Not only was it on clearance but it was an additional 25% off the marked down price! WOOT, right?!

Anyhow, I was toying with the idea of putting it on my mantle so I placed it up there nonchalantly and thought it looked fine.

Well, my dear husband was asleep when I came home from my shopping spree and the first thing he said the next morning is "Stephanie, why are there shot glasses on the mantle?"

I was like "WHAT?" and sure enough he was talking about my new found candleholder.

Of course, now everytime I look at it I see shot glasses.

I still like it though, but I think it may find a new home in my home.

Maybe once I put some votives in it, it will look more like a candleholder?!

Whatcha think, shot glasses or candleholder? :)


Thursday, November 20, 2008


Thanksgiving is ONLY ONE WEEK AWAY! How crazy is that?!?!?!?

I have to say and I am proud to admit that I am close to being done with my Christmas shopping! YIPPEE!!

Are you?

I started a bit early and that helps tremendously. I am even going to venture out on Black Friday, crazy I know.

But, there are couple of items I would love to get and I can get them at a fab deal.

You know how I love a good deal!

BUT, I must say none of the items that I want or need are the hot ticket items so I think I will be fairly safe out there. LOL

Anyhow, I hope y'all are ready b/c the Holidays are QUICKLY approaching!

Oh and Court-your gift should be here soon! :) I will mail it out ASAP!

I hope you love it!
Monday, November 10, 2008

A little recap. . .

OK, I have five minutes to blog. YAY! :)

In the last two weeks, my husband was in a wreck and our cute little red car was totaled. Thankfully, Jeff was not seriously hurt. He did get a little banged up and we had to have some xrays done on his shoulder and he missed about half of a week of work but he is on the mend and back to aggravating Maddie and I. So, we know he is gonna be ok! :)

We had a great Halloween and Maddie had a blast trick or treating. She has been studying the Asian cultures and just had to be a Geisha girl and I thought she turned out pretty cute. She even won a costume contest at our church and of course, she loved that!

Here are a few pics. . .

We also had a great Veterans day and my parents and I met Maddie at her school for a mini parade. The school had asked for veterans to participate and to walk in their parade so my dad obliged.

Maddie was able to walk with him and was tickled pink about that.

She is definitely a papa's girl!

My batteries were dead in my camera so I was not able to get any pics but we really did have a good time!

I hope everyone has had a great couple of weeks too!

I can hardly believe Thanksgiving is right around the corner!

We are slowly getting ready for the holidays, how about you? Are you ready? :)

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Just for fun!

Sorry, life has been crazy hectic and we had an eventful last week so blogging was put on the back burner.

I will fill you all in later this week and post a few Halloween pics!

In the meantime, I am just gonna post a little fun quiz I just did.

My results totally hit the nail on the head!

Here is the quiz!

This is really neat...try it !

When you click on the link, a series of about 15 pictures will come up.

Click on a photo in that category that appeals to you.

Again 15 pictures will come up, click the one for you and move on. Just continue to keep picking.

At the end it will give you a profile of yourself.... It's called a visual
DNA.... Your choices dictate your profile.

Click on the link

Anyhow, here are my results! Very much me!

Youniverse Personality TestYouniverse Personality Test