Sunday, December 24, 2006

Feliz Navidad

Feliz Navidad
to all my bloggy friends.

Monday, December 18, 2006

Behind the blue curtain...

Before :



This was a MESS.... but oh so worth it. Our family room had potentially the best view in the house... but there was only a small door in the room. Last week we had a wall of windows installed. Thank you... Santa Baby !!

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Santa Baby

Santa Baby,
Just slip a sable under the tree
For me
Been an awful good girl
Santa Baby, so hurry down the chimney tonight

Santa baby, a '54 convertible too
Light blue
I'll wait up for you, dear
Santa baby, so hurry down the chimney tonight

Santa Baby, I want a yacht and really thats not
Been an angel all year
Santa Baby, so hurry down the chimney tonight

Too funny...
I laughed too when I read Corey's Christmas List.

For moi ? Santa Baby ( aka DH ) painted my bathroom for Christmas.
How about you what is on your Christmas list ?

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Rockin around ...

Rocking around the Christmas Tree at the Christmas party hop
Mistletoe hung where you can see Ev'ry couple tries to stop

Got the mistletoe hung yet girls ???? Dont forget the mistletoe and holiday hugs.

You will get a sentimental feeling When you hear voices singing
"Let's be jolly; Deck the halls with boughs of holly" Rocking around the Christmas Tree
Have a happy holiday
Everyone's dancing merrily In a new old fashioned way

Done a little Christmas boogie yet girls? Dont' forget to sing and dance !

Rocking around the Christmas Tree Let the Christmas Spirit ring
Later we'll have some pumpkin pie and we'll do some caroling

Ok... I am going to try not to eat so much pumpkin pie this year...

You will get a sentimental feeling When you hear voices singing
"Let's be jolly; Deck the halls with boughs of holly"
Rocking around the Christmas Tree
Have a happy holiday

Note to self: Dont forget to enjoy the moments..... those are the memories.

Happy memories to my bloggy friends.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

When you cant go to french flea markets...

"I can't believe you are painting something five days before you move" said my neighbor.

Yup, right before the move, DH and I were in the garage painting a hutch I had just bought from Craig's list .

"Dont you have other things you need to do ? " they asked.

Sure I did... but come on there are priorities here...and I had my straight...a girl has got to have a place to showcase her blue and white flea market finds....

So for $100.00 , a can of leftover paint, and new $4.00 knobs from Home Depot.... voila I had a cabinet to hold all my dishes.

I. heart. Craigs. List !

Monday, December 11, 2006


Yesterday during my beautiful but chilly walk on the beach I thought about a post about ripples.

Tis so true our words send ripples out into the blogosphere. So today I am sending warm fuzzy ripples to my bloggy friends as we proceed into the holidays... now slow down girls so that you can feel a ripple or two !! Thank you to Annie for your comment and the ripple.

Friday, December 08, 2006


Yesterday it was 50 degrees in New England.

Today... snow and ice.
That would close down the hill country.

"You'd better not get out on the roads" said my neighbor. I did not listen to him... WHY??? because I had a lunch date with my blogging friend Susan . I manuevered slowly across the icy roads and made it to Rochester and Susans lovely art gallery. ARTSTREAM.

After touring her gallery and purchasing one of her awesome paperdoll calendars we went out to lunch and talked and talked... about teens, new england, blogging friends... and more . AND THEN after lunch we went back to the gallery and Susan taught me how to link. OMG friends.... this is BIG... I can link.... yipee !!

So much fun to meet a blogging friend. Thanks Susan for the gracious hospitality and the tutoring.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006




The sunporch is my favorite room. We use it as the sunset sitting room as well as our 2nd dining area. The first photo was taken the day I toured the house when it was for sale and the last 2 were shot yesterday.

Monday, December 04, 2006

A Good Kick

"Mom... do you know what I would love to do this afternoon ? "

I am thinking she is going to say... put on our jammies and watch a movie together since I was out of town ALLLL day yesterday.

"I really really want to go to our favorite restaurant in our favorite little town in the hill country"

The restaurant is 65 miles away.

"How about we go to our favorite restaurant in town ?" I offer.

"Nooooo Mom"

"How about we wait for your Daddy and brother to get home first" I counter-offer.

"Nooo Mom... just you and me... it will be fun... we can play our favorite CDs and talk all the way... it will be fun."

So we sang to our favorite CDs and talked and talked as we drove thru the fall colored hill country. And while we ate at our favorite little restaurant in our favorite little town in the hill country... she said "See Mom.. sometimes you just need a good kick to get going and have a good time. "

As we drove back towards home with the moon and city lights in front of us she said,"This is my favorite part. when we drive over the bridge back into the city. Aren't you glad you went Mom ?"

Yes sweetie... I am very very glad I went.

picture: my Daddy's boots... he knew how to kick up his heels ..abit.

Friday, December 01, 2006