Tuesday, November 29, 2011

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree...

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! I love this time of the year! I know they put stuff out earlier and earlier every year but I don't care because its my favorite time! I'm not crazy about the commercialism of it all, don't get me wrong. I think its all about perspective though and its a visible reminder of my Lord and Saviors birth! Who needs more of a reason to celebrate than that! There's just something about it that evokes happy thoughts and no matter how bad things may be or how bad they're going to be, its impossible to be anything but happy! We've already gotten out the decorations and started decorating but we are no where near through!

Did you know that the first Christmas tree can be traced back to 1441! Traditionally, Christmas Trees were not brought in and decorated until December 24th or for those that celebrated the first day of Christmas, on the 23rd. Then they were removed after the 12th night, January 6th. It was even considered bad luck to have one up before or after these dates. There are still countries that follow their traditions, and ours would be...gurl, get that tree up!!!!

So how about some trees to get us in the spirit this morning!!!!!

and last but not least, one of my favorite rooms from one of my favorite gals
via Classic Style in the City

What do you do to yours, do you have a theme or color that you focus on? I'd love for you to share!!!

Til next time...shuga!!!

all previous pics via pinterest

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Baby Bumps and Showers!!

 Went to the cutest lil baby shower on Sunday! Mika, Reagen's friend, is due...December 25th...of all days right! So we rode over to Henderson for the shower, which was soooo cute!! You'd have to know Mika to really appreciate it all. While she is a girlie girl, she's not a pink girl at all! Her choice of colors are perfect and all of her bedding and things were made for her, including that cute lil painting...it turned out perfect!! Boy, did she clean house, let me tell you! Its amazing all the stuff they have for babies now! Thought I'd share with y'all...a perfect afternoon for a baby shower!!! Here's a big ole welcome to Marley Pearl!!!

BTW...did you check out all that shabbyness???? Couldn't get better pics because it was packed!! Very cute though!!

Til next time...shuga!!

Friday, November 11, 2011

First Monday Trade Days

Busy weekend!!! It was a beautiful weekend though and perfect weather for being out and about so that's exactly what we did! It was First Monday and in our neck of the woods that means an all day affair of just about anything and everything you'd ever hope to see... or not! Considered to be the "Grand Daddy of all flea markets", it originated in 1850 when the judge came in the first Monday of the month to hold court. It has now grown so large, up to 500,000 people and on over 100 acres, I'd need the whole weekend to see everything I think! It runs Thursday through Sunday and we went on Friday! Thank God we didn't wait until Saturday because it was soooo crowded, we could hardly walk and look at some things we wanted to. We never made it to the back where the real bargains are. I also wouldn't have been able to meet in person one of my all time fav's, Cathy over at Girls Gone Junkin! She is just as sweet and friendly in person, a girl after my own heart! When you go, make sure and stop by to show her some love and tell her I sentcha!!! We loved it and while we didn't make it home with anything...its not because we didn't want too!! I'll apologize for the pics in advance...limited on space and used my phone so the lighting kinda sucks!!!!

via firstmondaytradesday.com

isn't that the cutest coat!!

look at all those cars...this was the back, back 40

yes...that's turquoise in that thar table

cute name

loved this display and what a cute idea...buttons!

from my girls gone junkin

Cathy from Girls Gone Junkin

Sorry about the order of these, but my phone was not cooperating on the download. You can visit Girls Gone Junkin at http://www.girlsgonejunkin.com/

Til next time...shuga!!