Thursday, November 30, 2017

freebies...

yesterday i scored big with my buy nothing group, i got 2 little people sets for bowie!  one is a zoo and the other is a dollhouse!  she is already loving the dollhouse!  i even got my sister to sign up for her local group and she has already been gifted her first item! 


Wednesday, November 29, 2017

sing along...

bowie has recently decided that she does not enjoy car rides as much.  my aunt suggested getting some music for her in the car, so this is happening.  i was trying to hold out as long as possible...lets hope this helps.


Tuesday, November 28, 2017

snacks...

i could watch this on repeat, she is so cute and sweet.  and loving the pigtails!


Monday, November 27, 2017

hydrangeas...

these hydrangeas came off the same bush at the same time of year (one year apart).  the first pic is from last thanksgiving, and we had a big beautiful blooms in green and purple.  they were so pretty that we dried them and i have this vase in the bathroom.


after we cut these blooms off we pruned back the bush quite a bit.  this year we don't have many blooms, maybe 10 total and they are white, and a very faint green or even blue.  i cut these for our thanksgiving table.


funny how they color changes so dramatically from year to year. 

Saturday, November 25, 2017

it's beginning to look a lot like christmas...

normally i am a total scrooge when it comes to christmas, but this year i am super excited to decorate for bowie and make our own traditions in our own home.  i am beyond excited that we have a lot of family coming up for the holidays, so i want to make sure the house feels extra festive. 


Friday, November 24, 2017

pumpkin pie...

loving her mama's pumpkin pie...no mrs. smiths frozen stuff for her!  and she has already learned it is best the next day!


Thursday, November 23, 2017

happy thanksgiving!

i started my thanksgiving prep yesterday with making the stuffing and 2 pumpkin pies.  today we picked up my in laws and just have to cook the turkey and an apple pie.  we have 14 people coming over for thanksgiving dinner tonight, and i am excited to be hosting a large crowd in our home!


a few things i learned this year from hosting...

~you can never go wrong with a bigger turkey.  i got a 19 pound turkey and i was shocked at how little meat came off. 

~you will always have a few no shows.  if you think anyone might be flaky don't assign them a key dish to your meal.

~cooking the turkey in a bag is money!  it cooked in half the time and was supper moist.  good job jarad!

~put the booze and apps out of the kitchen so that people avoid that area during your rush time.

~use a high quality paper plate, cups and utensils for minimal clean up!

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

pre-thanksgiving...

we started the day off with a little play date.  so i made some pumpkin banana muffins!  yum!  the kiddos loved the mini muffins!


then i got to cooking and made my favorite part of tomorrows meal...the stuffing!



and the day ended with my favorite holiday tradition, our pre-thanksgiving hike.  well more like a walk on the trails and a little rock hunting in there as well.

wishing everyone a happy thanksgiving filled with good company, good food and good times!




Monday, November 13, 2017

Sunday, November 12, 2017

fun find!

got this beauty for $55 on varage sale today!  i have had my eye out for a small dresser for our 4th bedroom, and this one popped up on my feed and i snagged it!  it's pretty sweet!


Saturday, November 11, 2017