We had a busy week and yesterday was my hubs birthday!
His gift from me was a crackberry...oops I mean a blackberry.
Yes, he is officially obssessed with it. He's a tech nut.
We are planning to decorate our trees this weekend.
I did order a new frame from Kristen I thought I would share.
Check it out.
It's a JOY Christmas tree frame with festive ribbon.
I have ordered many frames from her and this just
may be my new favorite. The details are amazing.
Look at the precious NOEL frame she included for me.
Thank you Kristen! I like them displayed together.
I added a red candle and garland. I have my eye open for a new festive table runner. I also wanted to share with you my Christmas ornament exchange gift I received from Morgan at The Fountains. She is very kind and generous. I just adore it. She out did herself and mailed me glitter gold ornaments. It's all Chestnut approved. I will have to keep an eye on him for sure. Why do cats like Christmas trees so much? Underneath the pretty paper were 4 ornate gold orbs. They are unique and lovely. I like the gorgeous spirals and gold sparkles. Thank you Morgan! I will treasure them. Have a wonderful weekend!
Here's everything you need. It makes great leftovers. Chop up the carrots and celery. The onion too. Add the olive oil and chopped garlic for about a minute. Here is when your entire home will smell wonderful. Add the other veggies and cook for another five minutes. Boil the chicken until it turns white and shred. Set aside. Pour in the stock, lemon juice and wine. Bring to a boil. Add the noodles and simmer for five minutes. Fold in the chicken and simmer for a few more minutes. Top with parmesan. Serve with crackers or crusty bread.We had some last night and it was tasty. Enjoy! The only sugar I allow myself is dark chocolate. It's a treat once a day and I only eat a small bite. It's been shown to help with lowering B/P. I know many of you have made changes as well. How are you all doing? I would love any advice. Happy Veterans Day!
An M print from Ballards. A blue scroll M sits on my little desk. A custom frame made by Kristen. A nitelight I ordered from Ebay a few years ago. She was the nicest lady and had a blog. Oops! I don't remember her name though. This was before I even knew what a blog was. If she is reading this post come by and say Hi! Monogrammed towels from Kirklands. Monogrammed bath rug for our guest bathroom. I also won a rug from Darlene you can see here. How about a C for our big kitty Chestnut. He is our spoiled baby with his own room. A custom made initial made by Jeanne at A Bushel and a Peck. Pay her a visit. She's in the new book Blogging For Bliss. Here is an M custom name plaque. A red M pillow from Kirklands. Another frame made by Kristen. An apothecary M jar I found at Ross. A monogrammed cheese board and spreader. Doormats must have an initial. It's from Kirklands. Initial pillow from Kirklands. Last but not least a topper above our front door.
I can't believe it was one year ago today that I started
my blog. Time goes by so quickly these days.
Thank you very much to all of my friends in blog land.
It has been a wonderful experience and I'm grateful to each and
every one of you for your kind words and support this past year.
You all are the best!
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I had fun shopping for you!
Another view of everything! A pretty and colorful rooster platter! Look at the acorns and sunflowers on it. With all of the rooster fans I thought you might like it! A matching rooster mug. Three cloth dish towels in harvest colors. Leaf spreaders for cheese and dips for Thanksgiving. A red Colonial candle in a cranberry mint flavor. It smells delicious! A chocolate brown harvest leaf table runner. How lovely for your Thanksgiving table! A Welcome acorn for a cute Thanksgiving vignette. A book of recipes on chocolate and desserts. Just in time for the holidays ahead. A bag of dark chocolate truffles. Mmmm...yummy! Do you remember this? It's a vinyl sticker that I ordered from Lynette's LAM Blog. She has graciously donated one from her fabulous Etsy shop to give away here. It is pictured in the ribbon topped gift bag. Thank you for your generosity Lynette! Wouldn't you love to have one for a door in your home? This is shown on our garage door leading inside. Please visit her blog and view her shop.
Welcome! Thank you for visiting my blog. I am a USMC wife married to a wonderful man for fifteen years. He's a CH-53E pilot and has done three fleet tours overseas. I am very proud of him and his hard work. For many years I worked in retail jewelry sales and finally decided it was time to stop and enjoy my decorating passion. We share our home with our cat Chestnut, Lloyd the cockatiel and a betta fish. I appreciate all of your comments and try to respond to as many as I can. Join me! I would be happy for you to follow along.