Monday, December 27, 2010

Trying Not to Find Pants???

Hi everyone- Hope you all had a Merry Christmas! I am kind of relieved that Christmas is winding down. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy the holidays, but now begins one of my favorite parts of the year- SPENDING THOSE GIFT CARDS/ SCORING HOLIDAY DEALS! This time of year, one can really splurge on someone else's dime. Hooray!

    What will I be purchasing with my gift cards? One particular item, that I must confess, I need to vent about. Yes, just for a moment. Some deep, mind-blowing, worldly questions. Something that has been troubling me for weeks now...

What on earth are leggings? Jeggings? I see them everywhere now. Like an explosion of pantsless women. Where did they come from? Who started them?? What is the purpose of them? Yes, I know literally what they are. However, I see lovely ladies, young and old alike, sporting their pencil thin pipes-of-a-leg. Sticks, I tell you- their legs look like sticks. What can one deduce from said ladies? You, too, can have pipe-cleaner legs by wearing the no pants jegging/legging look.
  Here is the Ann Taylor option.....

 See what I mean?? I have hunted. Scouted. Searched. Seen the inside of nearly ALL of Memphis' fitting rooms. Tried on literally like............... 4 pair (maybe it seems like 4 million in my mind). For you jegging pros- what is it? Is it the look? Are they comfortable? I am left feeling sweaty (after wriggling out of a too small Lycra-blend contraption), fatter and defeated when I leaving the dressing room. Why? I am not sure. Afterall, I wasn't really trying much of anything on in the first place.  

I leave you with this- a hilarious skit from the mildly funny Conan. I might have peed a little.  But, don't worry- I wasn't wearing pants.

Saturday, December 25, 2010


 4 So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. 5 He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. 6 While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, 7 and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.
 8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. 12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”
 13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,
 14 “Glory to God in the highest heaven,
   and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”

       Wishing your you & your family a Merry Christmas and God's abundant blessings on you in the New Year!!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

A Boquet for You....

  A few weeks ago, on a Nashville trip, some friends and I popped into the Fossil store. After perusing around a bit, I stumbled across these "oh-so-cute"  flower pins.

So cute, right?? They were about 5" in diameter, and sold for $15. I was tempted to snag one, until my cheap gears started turning. "How easy would it be to make this?"  I knew I had some left-over felt at home, soooooo, this is what I came up with:

First, I cut out a couple of circles, in graduated sizes.

Next, grab some scissors and fray the edges with little snips. My snips are about 1/2 in long. It's fine if your snips are not even.

      Next, thread yo' self a needle and grab the two smallest circles. Stack them, with the smallest on top. Now, kinda  fold/scrunch/bunch them up. Sew a couple of stitches towards the bottom- you are trying to make those little snips stand up.

  Ok, now stack your just- sewed circles on top of your other snipped circles (Make sure they are all in order). Stitch a few loops to hold it all together. Last step-  hot glue/ super glue a pin on the back. Make sure you glue the pin close to the top, or it might hang or flop forward.
 Where to find these pins?? Try a crafts store (Hobby Lobby, Michaels, Joann's) or maybe even good ole' Wal-mart.

   Ta- da!! Piece of cake! Just the right "foof" to jazz up your coat, or a plain cardigan! And how stinking cute would it be on a kiddo?? Love it!

   Yeah, I know, I got a bit carried away. I was supposed to be watching the football game with Brenon. How did I do the other, smaller flowers? I found them on another cute blog, awhile back. Find her----->HERE

Monday, December 6, 2010

Study, Buddy...

      Who knows what time of the year it is??? That's right! HANUKKAH, CHRISTMAS, KWANZAA..  FINALS WEEK!! Some of you already know I am working on my Masters. I am so thankful to be almost on the home front!  So, as an ode to fellow peers, reaching and striving towards a higher edu-ma-cation- I feel your pain. Yes, pain. Your undoubted, unbearable, horrendous pain.

                                              There will be probably some of this.....

                                               And some of that.......

  On a lighter note, I thought I would give you guys a "sneak preview" of some things. I have been following a blog, Kelly's Korner, for a few months now, off and on. You can find her cute self here. Anyhoo, from time to time she asks readers to send in pictures that fall into her reoccurring series "Show Us Your Life". Just a fun way to get a few ideas.  Recently, she had "Show Us Your Mantle" and "Show Us Your Foyer". I am sharing mine- not quite finished, though!
                  Partially decorated, however, including said husband's VIP charming camo stocking. I know, I know, I see the excitement on your face... :( My thoughts exactly. You should see the real excitement on his....

    And last but not least, a bit of our foyer. A club chair is going to go by the table, but Santa's elf is not quite finished putting it back together after I re-covered it with a most wonderful houndstooth print!
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