Wednesday, December 28, 2011

her new bag

Tatum heading off today with her new Hello Kitty purse.

Christmas morning

well, the kids had us up at 7:30 on Christmas morning.
Van set up his video camera to catch Santa, however when he woke up in the morning his camera was off and he found this letter:
I am just going to post some pictures from the morning ...

Tatum got Josh a Steelers football, he likes the Browns ... their rival!
Van reading his letter from Santa.

Santa came

our tree after Santa came.

Tatum's presents.
she loves horses.
Ollie's presents.
Ollie loves giraffes.
 Petey's presents.
he loves snakes.
Van's presents.
he loves dinosaurs.

Daddy's presents and stocking, he loves the Reds :)

we put the stocking with the presents because they get too heavy to hang on the hook.

our tree

Christmas is over and everyone is thinking about New Years, but I wanted to share our tree.
here is our tree Christmas before Santa stopped by.
and here are a couple of my favorite ornaments...
diet coke, we have a coke one too.
a gift from Petey last year
I got one too.
my ornament that we got in Virginia and one Ollie made last year in kindergarten.
Tatum's hello kitty, of course
Petey's Vader, of course
Ohio state
star fish from Virginia
Van's ornament from 2nd grade
Petey's ornament from 2nd grade

I could show you lots more, but I will save you.

Monday, December 19, 2011

suprise ...

I am here. I didn't mean to take a little break, it just happened that way. I have taken a few of these this year. Don't worry, I have not abandoned my blog. There has been lots of things happening lately and I think my blog has become a little stale. I started out blogging about my kids and keeping family up to date with what was happening here. The blog has morphed a little from time to time since I started in 2007 ( fashion, home furnishings, crafts and organizing). Well, I don't think I am officially back yet, I probally will not be back till the first of 2012. The blog will have a fresh outlook for the new year! I really just wanted to tell everyone Happy Holidays! I hope that you get everything under the tree that you are wishing for.

If you miss me, I will be on Tumblr, and Pinterest.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

o'Christmas tree

Daddy, Van, and Petey choose our Christmas tree last night. In the end it was Petey's choice and he choose the fattest tree he could find.

believe me it is fat, the picture does not do it justice.

It is now decorated and I will share pictures soon. It took to trips to the store late last night to get the tree lit.

In a little while, we are off to play Santa. I hope everyone is having a happy Wednesday.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Holiday Wreath

I made a Christmas wreath this weekend.

I made it the same way I made this one and his one.

I added a ribbon to make it a little more festive and I think that these are my best flowers to date.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

little white tree

yesterday Tatum and I put up a little white Christmas tree in our bay window.

we haven't put up our tree or decorated yet, but there are pictures to come when we do.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving and get to eat one of these!

photos via

bloggie bash

Laura Winslow photography is hosting a 10,000 Holiday bloggie bash.
stop by and check it out.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Angela's new do'

Any of you watch Boardwalk Empire on HBO?
I love Angela's new haircut.
I love the cute little bob.
I think it is inspiring me to cut my hair off too.
here is her hair before the new do'

What I Wore Wednsday

pleated poppy

I love this gorgeous navy blue shift dress. Going out on a hot date? 
I even complimented it with a pleated poppy wristlet.


wiww by bethcp14 featuring gray shoes