Friday, December 30, 2011


Our home is little with a HUGE beating heart!

I know I complain about how small our place is and how cramped I feel- not too mention it's dry as dirt and the heat comes and goes as it pleases----Rob will kill me for saying that.  BUT I do love it.  It's cozy~ it's us.  I have always been a person who could live happily in clutter.  It's just comfy- it makes me feel good.

I realize my son has gotten that from me :(

As I've gotten older and have so much to do- organized and no clutter makes life so much easier!

I love to see other people's places - especially small places.

I recently see an article about a couple living in 500 square feet and it was nice- I loved their place.

Erin and Danny even manage to entertain in there home

I honestly don't know how I would feel in a larger space.  Well I'm sure I could find to love it and fill it......wink wink Rob!

Anyways here's the article over at Apartment Therapy.    

I also stumbled on a little movie over at Zara about Lucy Chadwick and Duffy and there little project away from the city.  There are so many living space options out there.  Here is the clip- I love there loft in the city as well as there place in the woods.

Oh and they have a place in London check it out over at the Selby

I must say decorating our home is fairly easy  ~I will have to post my Christmas pictures.
We are off tomorrow to visit one of my best friends~ I'm so excited to see her and her family. 

Thursday, December 29, 2011


How I love you
How I love you

A Fav Brunette Hair Cut 

I want this hair SO bad!

and the brown hair goes so nice with Brown EyEs!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Wonderful Boy~ Wonderful Message

This story touched my heart - I haven't had a near death experience, but what he describes is very similar to a dream I had when I was sick.  The feeling of "God" is so hard to describe, but you don't want it to end.  I long for that feeling again.  I really wish I could describe it, but when he spoke of it I knew he felt it too.  It's just the most beautiful feeling ever!

He's such an inspiration:

Ben Breedlove, Teen Tells Heartbreaking Story Week Before Death

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Karmin ~love it~

Take a break from Christmas Music and listen to Karmin :)
pause below

They do many more

I think they are adorable

Oh the suicide roll and red lips....
......makes me want my dark hair back! 

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Kid Gifts

Every year I try to buy one special gift that Lucas didn't ask for.....but it would be something special that he could always have.  As he has gotten older it is much more of a challenge. 

I stumbled on this store and they have real special items you don't find too often.

Acorn Toy Shop
Shop located in Brooklyn NY
I LOVE this!

For the little worker boy


Little Red- Classic

Bedroom Lamp

Ride On Little One

 For baby:
 These toys are not cheap- but they be something different that will be treasured.

What to get my kid who is no longer a kiddie
I miss those days
......teens....that's tough shopping!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

It seems like I'll never get to decorating....

I'm working on it

At least all my gifts are bought and wrapped


We did sqeeze in a trip to the city
picture taken at the Wired Store

and today is my baby's birthday

how sweet

hmmmm....teens they know A LOT


Thursday, December 8, 2011

Spice up your Christmas with hose

She's still got it!

and how about the Holiday Rush and doing your make-up in the car.................

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

So much to think about.................

 Rob's 40 is around the corner and I got to fit into this $12.80 dress

What a good shopper.......
......EXCEPT that I want this necklace to wear with it

Which is over 10x more than the

I won't be going out on BLACK FRIDAY
I have to start my TO DO list for the month of December
So much to plan out So little time
I'd really like to get my decorating done early
I'm loving the outdoors coming in for the holiday

How about this cocktail for the Jollyday?

How-Tuesday: Raspberry Jello Cosmo from Etsy on Vimeo.

Always loving a good magazine browse to get my shopping inspiration going

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Cheap Trick Tuesday

well back home :) 

Well there are a few articles I found interesting as we traveled and as Black Friday approaches!

The information in this article is pretty right on as we traveled this past week- I seen for myself a lot more carry-ons and not a lot of checking until boarding and beyond. I'm sure as the airlines catch onto to this it will become stricter- but until then.....

Five Ways to Avoid Airline Baggage Fees
by Jeffrey Trull
from Dollar Stretcher email

Don't pay the airlines more than you have to

The holiday season is fast approaching again, and many of us will be traveling by plane to visit relatives. And with another season of holiday airline travel comes another round of getting hit with checked bag fees. The easiest advice for avoiding these fees is to simply carry on instead. But not everyone can do that, especially for longer trips or when there are kids involved. But before you let the extra traveling costs ruin your holiday cheer, there's hope for saving some cash. Here's a few tips to help everyone avoid bag fees

1. If your bag is close to (or slightly over) the size limit, attempt to carry it on. Every airline has a specified limit for the bag you can carry on. These dimensions max out at about 24" x 16" x 10" and 40 pounds on most airlines. But, in my experience, no one actually measures or checks this until you're either at the gate or attempting to put your bag in the overhead bin. If your bag doesn't fit, many airlines will "gate check" your bag, free of charge. If you think your bag might be slightly too big to carry on, wait until an airline employee forces you to check it and you'll often save yourself a bag fee.

2. Maximize your "personal item." Everyone is allowed to take a carry on bag (see dimensions above) and can also have a personal item, such as a purse or laptop. I bring a backpack as my personal item, and it holds my laptop plus extra items, like books, snacks, and even extra clothing. If you're trying to meet the size limit for a carry on item yet can't fit all of your things in that single bag, your personal item can free up some space. Typically, as long as your personal item can be stored under the seat in front of you, you won't have any problems getting it on. Worst case scenario: you're forced to gate-check your carry-on.

3. If you must check bags, reduce the number of bags by maximizing the size and weight. If you're a family of five with young kids, it's going to be a pain to try to carry on everything. But that doesn't mean that you have to check five bags and pay five bag fees. Airlines typically allow you to check a bag up to 50 pounds without having to pay an oversize bag fee, which can be hefty. Chances are that not everyone in your family or group is going to bring 50 pounds of stuff each (who wants to lug around that much stuff, anyway?) If your family or travel group has a lot of stuff, combine what you're packing into one or two bags to be checked and save three or four bag fees. Maximize the checked bag limitations and then carry on whatever is left.

4. Know which airlines don't charge bag fees. As this is written, Southwest and JetBlue are among the few carriers that don't charge for the first checked bag (Southwest doesn't charge for the second bag, either). Other domestic carriers charge between $20 and $30 for the first checked bag and even more for each bag beyond that, which means $40-60 extra on top of your ticket to fly round-trip. When booking flights, be mindful of this and pick the lowest price based what it will cost both you and your bags to fly. A simple Google search for your airline's policy will return the price per bag within seconds.

5. Consider ground shipping items if you're going to need several bags. Prices per bag go up drastically after your first checked bag (and reach ridiculous levels after the second one), so bringing Christmas gifts with you using extra luggage might not be worth it. Consider shipping via UPS or FedEx Ground, especially if your cargo is going to rack up a lot of extra baggage fees. Plus, it could be a lot more convenient and secure than lugging all your bags around the airport, too.

Just because airlines charge various fees doesn't mean you have to end up paying them. It simply means that those that utilize these a la carte offerings must pay for them. Planning ahead and developing a strategy can save you more than a few bucks on bag fees.

Jeff's website is Money Spruce and he has an article on Black Friday and Walmart....which then led me to this article on Black Friday Dos and Don'ts by Yahoo

Saturday, November 19, 2011