Friday, January 30, 2009

Fave song Friday!

I love, love, love Mindy Gledhill and here is my most recent fave of hers.

Hope you like it too! :)

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Love this!

Someone sent this to me in an email today and I loved it!

You have to watch it to the very end, it's fun and worth watching.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

To buy or not to buy. . .

If you have been reading my blog or know me for any period of time, you know that Jeff and I desperately want a home of our own.

We have started the process a few times, looked at a lot of beautiful homes, hoped and prayed but it has never quite worked out the way we wanted it to.

With the economy being the way that it is now, I honestly believe it to be a blessing in disguise.

So, that leads to my title question!

Jeff and I are currently renting an older home in a nice established neighborhood. It's a small brick home that desperately needs to be updated and I do mean DESPERATELY. But, I think it has a lot of character and there are some definite pros to buying it (like a small mortgage payment!). Of course with that are a few cons, we would have a LOT of work to do to upgrade it. I am talking about sheetrock, electricity, the whole shebang!

I am so torn as to what to do because as much as I would love to move into an already finished home, I don't know if that is feasible for now. I really don't want a big mortgage payment looming over us.

So, if any of you have gone through this process of buying a fixer upper and doing the work yourselves, was it worth it? Would you do it all over again? I would love to hear any insight, see pics, etc. on what and how you did it.
Monday, January 26, 2009

It's official. . .

I am a grown up.

How do I know this?

Because I was literally giddy when my new set of. . .

salt and pepper shakers arrived.

How sad is that? LOL

But aren't they cute?

Friday, January 23, 2009

Fave song Friday!

Told ya I loved music. Here is my fave song today, it came on my Pandora station and instantly put me in a good mood.

I think I may start a thing here on Fridays. Who doesn't love good music on Fridays?!

Here is my fave from today.

Happy Friday! :)

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

New Bedding

WOOHOO! I broke down and bought some new bedding and I love it!

I had been eyeing this set from Pottery Barn for a LONG time but was too cheap to spend the $$ to get it.

Well, look what I found on Overstock!
I was soo excited when I found it because it is so similar to the Pottery Barn quilt.

It literally was a fraction of the price. The quality is fantastic and I love, love, love it! So YAY for Overstock!
Now, I just need to find some window treatments to go with it.

Any suggestions would be great!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

One more just because. . .

Here is mine and Maddie's fave song right now, I actually love the video too.

How fun is her dress?!?! I want one like it just to shimmy in! :)

Monday, January 12, 2009

Just because. . .

I love this song, it just puts me in a good mood.

I love music so I think I am just gonna start putting songs on my blog from to time, just because. :)

Enjoy! :)
Thursday, January 8, 2009

A little Christmas catch up!

Better late than never, right?

Just wanted to hit on the highlights of our Christmas and New Year's.

Christmas was spent at my in laws in Pawley's Island and was a blast, as usual. We always have a great time and this year I faired much better at the Chinese gift exchange than I did last year.

I guess you could say I learned my lesson! Anyhow, I ended up with a HUGE apothecary jar that I absolutely love! I will have to take a quick pic later.

I did get my Ugg slippers and they are a little piece of heaven on earth, Jeff loved his as well! He was very excited to get them and wears them every chance he gets. Honestly, I do too and quite frequently I wear them to drop Maddie off at school. LOL

Anyhow, we were VERY blessed this year and I do believe Maddie got everything she asked for and more and was soo very excited to get her laptop. She was DEFINITELY surprised!

In fact, I tried to get a pic of her facial expession. This is the best I got.

She was and still is soo stoked about it and thinks she is something else. LOL

My parents even went with us to my inlaws and they really had a great time. I am hoping that we have started a new tradition. It was nice to not feel so torn as to whom we are spending Christmas with. They really seemed to enjoy themselves so my fingers are crossed that they agree to go again next year!

Oh and then we played a game of Catch Phrase. OMGOSH, that was soo fun! If you have never played it, I HIGHLY recommend it and honestly the more people you have the better!

New years was really low key. We actually went over to some friend's, ate take out and played on the Wii. Such party animals, aren't we? :)

Actually, we had a great time and it was a great start to a new year. We are so blessed to have such good friends and family. I hope your holidays were wonderful as well and I hope this new year holds many wonderful things for you and is your best year yet!

Oh and lastly-as Jeff says it "I got my hair did!" and I LOVE it!! It was way overdue and the girl did and amazing job but how come I can never make it look this good?! LOL

Maddie, (I love that kid) told me I look like a rock star.

Totally made my day! :)