Friday, December 23, 2011

Me and my Husband

Here we are dressed as Mr. and Mrs. Claus. And if you get Blue Bell Ice Cream in your area......you must try this one! It is sooooo good!!!



Our Christmas Photo Shoot

This is the latest I have ever been on getting our Christmas Photo/Greeting card out. Oh well, save the best for last! HA!
Mike and I had fun dressing up as Mr. and Mrs. Claus!

Enjoy the photos!



Monday, December 12, 2011

Our Formal Dining Room Tablescape

Now to plan a Dinner Party before Christmas.....maybe a luncheon? I do not know I am sooooo overwhelmed.....house needs cleaning (upstairs is a mess), presents need wrapping....I want to bake cookies. Whew! We shall see what gets done! Hubby and I need to take our Christmas picture....time is pressing on!!!




Saturday, December 10, 2011

One more picture....


of Benji's Christmas Photo shoot!

Are ya'll ready for Christmas???

I cannot say that I am completely ready but I have finished decorating the downstairs. I started two weeks before Thanksgiving. I am slow like that, somedays I was motivated other days not! My upstairs is a wreck I have a Gameroom and Pool Table in there somewhere!

Took some time out to photograph my dogs for a Christmas picture.....only thing is I cannot get them to sit altogther anymore! Now all I need is for Hubby and I to put on our Santa Suits and take our Christmas photo!!!

For now enjoy these few pics!!! And if you have not tried this seasonal flavor of Blue Bell.....you are missing out! It is soooo yummy!




Thursday, November 17, 2011

Hello Blogland!




I have neglected my Blog!! I have been super busy. Gotta clean house, organize two desks, take care of my dogs and hubby, try to decorate for the holidays and get ready for Thanksgiving! Whew! Not enough time in the day!!! Hope all my followers are doing well!!! I will catch up soon!!!! Here are some pics of some of my Seasonal Decor....Enjoy!!!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

BACK TO BACK!!!!


Just in case you have not heard!!!!!

GO RANGERS!!!!!!

Monday, October 10, 2011

JUST A SHOUT OUT TO OUR TEXAS RANGERS!!!!

WAY TO GO!!!!!! I do believe we are World Series Bound!!!!!!! Love our TEXAS RANGERS.....Go Nellie!!!!!!!! YAY!!!!

My First Annual Witches Luncheon



It was alot of fun: Food, Wine, and Laughter!!!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Another Birthday and I forgot about it!!!




Can you believe I forgot about our Bruiser's Birthday! He turned Three on September 29, 2011. I remember on his very First Birthday I made a big deal out of it and had a little celebration for him. I went to Three Dog Bakery in Southlake and had this big Doggie Bone made. It had a Chocolate like frosting on it and his name was on the bone and it said "Happy Birthday, Bruiser." We took a lot of pictures but I would not let him eat the bone because I did not want him to get chocolate all over his face!

Well, this year I totally forgot about his birthday! Oh well, the other two never got birthday celebrations! They all get treated very well and pretty much get their way in our household. Anyway, yesterday they all got groomed as they do every three weeks and we had a photo shoot. They all dressed in their Halloween costumes. I am submitting all three in a Costume Contest! I hope one of them wins!!! If not, all three! I will post more pics of them in their Halloween costumes soon. For now, enjoy these photos!!!

Have a great weekend. And Thank you to all my loyal followers who always leave me such sweet comments!!!!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Just me and my three boys!


Five days a week we go on a walk......hoping to get Skinny together. They love going for a walk!!!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Welcome Fall!!!


Been busy decorating for Fall and Halloween and enjoying the cooler temperatures! It is so nice finally being able to get outside and walk without sweating!!!

I have been walking with my Niece for three weeks now five days a week and I can feel the results! Seems my thighs are getting smaller!!! We won't talk about my belly fat!!! Although, we keep saying we will Hoola-Hoop the fat off of that part of our bodies soon enough!

Well, gotta busy day today: A FUN DAY - headed to the Spa for a much needed manicure and pedicure, lunch, and maybe some shoppping. Having Dinner tonight with our Dear Friends and on Saturday guests are coming in from out-of-town and we are going to the first Official Cowboy vs. Redskins game on Monday night! YAY!!!

Have a great weekend and Thanks for stopping by!!!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Fall is approaching and so is Halloween!


My favorite time of year! I have so many new decorations and cannot wait to decorate the house for Fall and Halloween. But, first I must tidy up my house and unpack boxes! I am running out of cabinet space to put things away! I thought we got rid of alot of stuff from the move last Summer but appears we bought more for the new house (out in the country) and it was smaller! More cabinet space than our home we now live in. Sorry, if it sounds a little confusing. Bottom line is this house does not have as much cabinet space or I am thinking we have way to much stuff!

BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH!!!!!

Anyway, took time out this weekend to shop for Halloween Costumes for a photo shoot for my Great Niece and Great Nephew and of course our dogs! I have not looked for me a costume yet. Going to try to make it to Electric Boutique. They always have a huge line of costumes and sexy ones! HA!

Went to In And Out Burger in Fort Worth. Had to see what all the RAVE was about on a California Burger Spot! I liked it, but still left there feeling hungry and not sooo full! All I can say, is that I will not make another special trip to that place but if I am in the area I will try it again! But, let me say this........

In and Out Burgers has nothing on WHATABURGER!!!!! That is all I need to say!

Enjoy this pic of my Bruiser.......we will have our Halloween Photo Shoot soon and I will post the pics from the burger place!!! Later!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Making Progress



Still trying to move out of the house in the Country and get it on the market. But, in the meantime, still unpacking boxes and putting things away and decorating at the same time! WHEW! I am exhausted and to think it will soon be time to put up my Fall Decor!!!! GEEZ!

Anyway, here are a couple of pics. There will be more to come because I want to show you the rest!!! Stay tuned! As you recall in my previous posts perhaps, the downstairs of our home was totally remodeled! In the Kitchen, we got new hardwood flooring, new granite, whitewashed our cabinets (love the spice racks we added), new Stainless Steel Appliances, new Drawer type microwave (too cool), new glass pantry door (love it) although, I forgot to post a pic (well do another time), new shutters and we are having fun re-decorating although it is a job!

The Dining Room pictured has new paint as well as the kitchen - we went with a lighter Faux cannot wait to host a Dinner party!!!!


Have a great weekend!!! I have two parties to attend today! And tomorrow? No parties!!! LOL!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Orlando Salinas "No te olvides de mi" - musica latina from the record En...

Oh What A Night!


Hubby and I went out for Dinner and Drinks and a little dancing! Well, he did dance just a little - only because someone came and grabbed him! LOL!

We went out (last night) to one of our favorite places Campania's in Southlake! I munched on Pepperoni and Basil Pizza and drank a good bottle of wine!!! It was all good! So Good it had me dancing the night away with the Singer of the Band!!! And guess who was playing the Conga in the band? Jose Guzman! He is a former Texas Rangers Pitcher! He came and chatted with us and took a pic with us! He is super sweet! The band that played last night was Superb! Orlando Salinas! He played alot of Neil Diamond and was very good! He mentioned he will be on the MTV Awards? Wednesday? At least that is what I recall him saying!

We will definately be back to watch him play at Campania's!!!

Look for next post of the video of Orlando!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Just another day in Paradise!



We awoke to loud thunder and got some much needed rain! Too bad, it came and it went! Oh well!

Not much going on in my little world......still unpacking and moving things around trying to make it look like home again!

I unpacked six big boxes and most of it was stuff for the China Cabinet!

Here are a couple of pics of me just having some fun!!!!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Cloudy Day but still no rain!




Yesterday some mean looking storm and rain clouds appeared but still no Rain where I live! I had a plan to play and dance in the rain since we have not had any in forever! I picked up my niece and told her what the plan was so she was all for it. We put on our Big Girl TuTu's and jumped and skipped on the sidewalk hoping the rain would come down. I guess we got overly excited and our raindance moved the storm clouds out of the area! Oh well! We had fun anyway!

After that, I played with the waterhose.......bathing in the hot sun! Oh Yes, I did!!!! LOL!!!

Have a great weekend!!!! Stay cool!!!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Wow! Two posts in one day!


This is me with my new look! I got tired of the brassy looking Golden color so I went back to dark!!! Loving it!

Settling back in.....

I have been busy as usual.....I worked hard all day Friday in the heat and it was HOT!!! Working on the patio, yard, and Garden. Hubby cleaned the Grill and it is super shiny and ready for use (but only if the temps drop)! Now to get an outdoor area rug and some flowers, patio decor, lighting, etc. Then it will be complete! We need to do some landscaping and hubby loves his new fence. Now to stain it. After all my hard work I showered and sat down on the new patio furniture and cooled down with an Ice Cold Beer! Now to finish with the inside! HA! So much too do!!!

As you can see in the pics our Benji loves "his" new chair! LOL! I swear he lounges around inside and outside of the house like a CAT! (I hate cats). That beautiful turtle you see was spotted outside Tuesday morning yesterday (Saturday). I did not see it as another customer spotted it. Had I seen it first I would have freaked out because that creature scared me. I zoomed in on him to take the pic as I am a scarity cat!!! LOL!

Sunday, July 31, 2011

It is HOT here in North Texas!

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Even with the 100 degree days our Garden is still harvesting! It has alot of weeds in it but is still green!!! Next Spring/Summer I will be able to tend to it everyday God Willing!

Nothing else is new......needing a summer vacation to the beach! But, with so much to do around the house I put that thought to the side. Hubby is ready to pack and go!!! Guess, I should too!

Everyone have a great Sunday Fun Day!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Redecorating the newly remodeled home!


Our house is finally done as far as the remodel goes (due to the flooding)! It looks great and we are having fun re-decorating it and changing up things. The Plantation Shutters make the house look rich! Got new patio furniture and ordering a leather sectional couch!!! Got my formal drapes back up although they are not creased or put together to my satisfaction! I will have to do that last and fix it myself! Other than that been busy as usual!!!!

PS-It's a working progress!

Have a great weekend everyone!!!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

JULY 4TH FIREWORKS


We had my family over for a big BBQ and we popped fireworks in our driveway and later that evening the kiddos all jumped in the hot tub. It was way too hot for us grown-ups!!! Everyone had a great time!!! These pics came out pretty good.....considering I could not see in the dark and did not want to miss anything to go inside and put my camera setting on Action~~~ grrrr!

Oh well....regretted it the next day!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

USED FURNITURE

Now take a close look - this is the picture I took in the store....it looks more greenish - huh?

Well I do not know if you all remember back in February when we got that really cold Winter and low low temperatures in the teens; our house sprinklers busted and our home flooded with six inches of water throughout the downstairs. To make a long story short, we had over $80,000 worth of damage.

Our home has finally been remodeled, and it looks great!!! We have the final inspection next week! We made a lot of changes, changed out Granite to a lighter color, wall paints to a lighter color, adding Plantation Shutters, added a new Entertainment system, Wine Bar, carpets, hardwood flooring (a lighter shade and better quality wood), new doors inside and out, new hardware, faucets, shower doors, etc. etc. We are very pleased with the way it turned out and cannot wait to move back in.

In the meantime, we said we were not going to buy any more furniture. Well, except Bedroom furniture because we want a lighter color and no more dark wood. Not many furniture stores carry light colored wood furniture anymore!! So, we went to a High Dollar Consignment Store and they had a lot of good things! We ended up buying a living room set for our new reading/quiet/relaxing room which used to be my hubby's office. Anyway, this furniture caught our eyes and we just had to have it. Now, in the store it looked more of Green tones. We get it delivered to our home and place it in the reading room and the color changed. Isn't that weird!!! I sat there staring at it for about thirty minutes second guessing our purchase! Like I always do and hubby gets frustrated with me because of that! Anyway, I hope we made a good choice for that room. The dogs love it and had to do their usual sniff and sit on it. I think they enjoy it because now they can perch up on the couch and look out the window!!!

I think after we get the room decorated and add an area rug and shutters in place it will perhaps all fall together and look elegant! But, I am stuck with it either way. I do like it, but I always think and know that I will find something better afterwards. Happens to me all the time! LOL!

Funny thing, my dear friend and neighbor down the street have similar furniture in their living area......I hope when they see it they do not think we are copying them....although their home looks like a model home and is super clean and nicely decorated!!

oh well!!!