Friday, December 18, 2009

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Christmas at our house....

take a peek at what our home might look/feel like during the holidays....

vinyl on tile.

think next year i might mod podge scrapbook paper on these letters. looks slightly plain!
why next year? to do list right now can't even fit in a notebook!

this is the cutest stocking holder ever.
my fabulous MIL made it for me for christmas last year.
supposed to have fake snow all over it.
might repaint the sign and put vinyl on it so it stands out slightly better!
yes, there are 4 members of our family and only 3 stockings.
can't...for the life of me...find the other one(s).
mom and dad just might have to share this year.

our little christmas tree.
it looked so much bigger in our apartment.
found a 100 pack of assorted ornaments at target last year after christmas.
it was 90% off...$1.99. love it!

i did let the kids each hang one ornament.
buddy's favorite!

princess's favorite!

these presents have been under our tree since we put it up thanksgiving weekend.
it has been driving princess crazy not being able to open them.
christmas eve jammies and slippers...but...sshhh, don't tell! it will ruin the surprise!

my dollar store centerpiece.
had the jar. left over ornaments from the target deal mentioned above. greenery, berries and garland from dollar store. total spent....$3 plus tax!
my absolute most very favorite candle for this time of year!!!!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

that time of year

we had a fun little get together with some close friends for christmas. it was too much fun.

there was tons of food, drinks, fun, laughter...and of course...dessert!
we did a chocolate fountain dessert bar. i was so nervous about getting this fountain going because the last time the fountain and i met...we butted heads and swore off our friendship for good. but, this time...with a little forgiveness..we managed to succeed. favorite dipped in the chocolate....coconut macaroons...tastes just like an almond joy...which happens to be one of my favorite candy bars.

my hubby was in charge of the drinks. this is what he came up with. good boy!

our friend, nichole, brought this cute little snowman cheese ball.
not only ca-ute...but one of the best tasting cheese balls i have ever had!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Christmas Soap

i seen this idea a LONG time ago. i bought green apple hand soap. peeled off the label (make sure you buy the soap that has a peel off label and not print on the bottle). i had scrapbook rub ons....rubbed it on (stickers would probably work too). tied a bit of christmas ribbon. and whalah! hand soap in our kitchen. so festive. and a great gift idea too.

i think i want to make a snowflake one that i can use after christmas during the snowy, wintery january!

Monday, December 7, 2009

struggling with #2

literally. the #2 child is struggling with #2.

we have been potty training the last 5 days now. going great. in undies...even through the night...wahoo! no accidents...except #2. he seems afraid. he does super fine with #1. but, you can take them to the potty every few hours and prevent an accident that way. but, you can't force them to go #2 until it has happened.

child #1 was a piece of cake to potty train and she was a few months younger than child #2 currently is. heard many say boys harder than girls. he was ready though.

any suggestions for helping with the whole #2 thing? doing a potty sticker chart. sister gets more excited about it and makes sure the stickers get on there. buddy could care less. bribes...tried a few.

granted: we are only in this a few i haven't reached my desperation point. just don't want to be 2 weeks...or 2 months down the road with the same problem.

any suggestions or thoughts or tricks would be greatly appreciated.