Friday, December 17, 2010

Happy Friday!

I loved today's note from the Universe

For me, Ashley, loving you and your life has never been a function of what you do or don't do, have or don't have, are or are not. That would be rather ridiculous, don't you think? Not to mention superficial, judgmental, and thoroughly dim-witted. 

I think you should adopt the same policy.

    The Universe

(get yours at

Monday, December 13, 2010

It's a Wonderful Life

Adding to my Christmas List
Abbie and I watched

It's a Wonderful Life  this week.

I'm not a huge fan of the old black and white movies
but I have to say that I  LOVED this movie!
Loved it!

It was actually pretty funny, not to mention a great story.

What is your favorite Christmas movie?

Thursday, December 9, 2010


anyone else find this picture to be hilarious?

Monday, December 6, 2010

Checking it Twice

As you know...
I have a love for lists

Every year I love to make a list 
of all the Christmas activities one can do
and try to do as many as I can

Below is this years list.
I will add pictures of each thing I do and post them under my new I Love Lists! tab.  
  1. Decorate a Christmas tree
  2. Put up lights
  3. Bake cookies
  4. Sit on Santa's Lap
  5. Wrap presents
  6. Send Christmas cards
  7. Make a snow angel
  8. Build a snowman
  9. Watch Elf
  10. Write a letter to Santa
  11. Build a gingerbread house
  12. Drink eggnog
  13. Drive around for Christmas lights
  14. Read The Night Before Christmas
  15. Sit by a fire place
  16. Attend (or throw) a Christmas party
  17. Wear a Santa hat
  18. Go sledding
  19. Wear red and green
  20. Drink Hot Chocolate
  21. Watch Christmas Vacation
  22. Go to a Christmas parade
  23. Volunteer
  24. Go on a sleigh ride
  25. Visit family
  26. Watch It's a Wonderful Life
  27. Wear a holiday socks
  28. Buy a Toys for Tots gift
  29. Send gifts
  30. Watch Love Actually
  31. Drink a holiday coffee
  32. Sing carols
  33. Go to church
  34. Dress pet in holiday attire
  35. Roast chestnuts
  36. Open 1 gift on Christmas Eve
  37. Hang Christmas cards
  38. Eat a candy cane
  39. Leave cookies out for Santa
  40. Watch A Christmas Story
  41. Kiss under the mistletoe
  42. Have a Family photo taken
  43. Hang stockings
  44. Make a gingerbread house 
  45. Drink Eggnog
  46. See a Christmas show or play
  47. Have a snowball fight
  48. Decorate home 
  49. Participate in day after Christmas sales
  50. String popcorn
Please send more suggestions if you have any!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

miss american pie

My mom wanted to make a chocolate pudding pie over Thanksgiving
but we never got around to it
so I decided to make one myself last night

I did the super easy and cheapie chocolate pudding pie
1.Heated the pre-made pie crust
2. Made my own whipped topping
(which is SUPER easy and 100 time better than store bought)

(I hate when blogger flips my photos for no reason)

3. put 1/2 chocolate pudding in the pie crust
4. mix the rest of the pudding with "cool whip"
5. decorate

I actually ate too much of the pudding while making it so I didn't have any last night.

Today we are digging in though.

started "reading" The Help this week
I don't want to get out of my car the book is so darn good!
makes me want to talk with a southern accent all day.