We are coming down to the final week before Christmas, and for many, this will be the busiest week of the entire holiday season. Chances are that more than a few of you out there are looking at your to-do lists and seeing a lot of things that still need to be crossed off. Last-minute… Read More »
We all have our favorite movies that we think we know everything there is to know about. When DVDs were gaining some major steam and replacing VHS tapes, one of the biggest selling points (besides the majorly improved video and audio quality) were the special features. Now that Blu-ray has solidified itself as the way… Read More »
It’s time to celebrate the holidays with Tickety Toc! The animated hit TV series for preschoolers that airs on Nick Jr. presents the everyday adventures of 6-year-old twins, Tommy and Tallulah, as they work to “chime the time” and keep everything running like clockwork in Tickety Town. Through the hilarious heroes’ madcap adventures, Tickety Toc… Read More »
Welcome to another great week of fabulous giveaways! If you’re a blogger, use this space to help spread the word about the giveaways you are hosting by linking them up in the linky below. While you’re here, lend some support to your fellow bloggers who have linked up and enter a giveaway or two. Who… Read More »
Mia Mariu has quickly taken women — especially those in the lifestyle and beauty blogging world and those who follow them — by storm, and it’s no wonder why. This innovative company was created not only to provide women with high quality mineral cosmetics and botanical skincare at an affordable price, but they also stand… Read More »
The holidays are a wonderful, magical time of year… for a lot of people. But for those who are struggling, the holidays can simply be a reminder of all of the things that they are not able to do, or make happen for their families. That is precisely why while it is so important to… Read More »
Our bare Christmas tree, left; bins of decorations and ornaments, right
Now that we have successfully made it through Thanksgiving, the time has come to deck the halls (and the house) in preparation for Christmas. The idea that the holidays are a time of planning, stress, and not nearly enough sleep is an understatement.
I brought down all of our Christmas decorations from the attic early this week and after getting the tree put up, it proceeded to stand there and mock me for the three days it took me to properly string lights on it. This was my first year stringing the lights myself, and about 30 minutes into the job I proceeded to declare that there would be no Christmas.
I did get the lights on the tree eventually, though. Last night, after the above picture was taken. Today’s to-do list consists of getting the ornaments put on the tree and unloading the massive amount of decorations I seem to have accumulated throughout the years from those bins and putting them up around the house. Wish me luck!
I love coffee. I really, really love coffee. In my world, coffee should make honorable mention in the food pyramid as a major food group. No day can really begin without at least two cups of coffee, and coffee is easily one of my top three favorite smells in life. Seriously, there is nothing like… Read More »