Monday, November 30, 2009


We had a very nice Thanksgiving holiday.

It was a Food Network Extravaganza. My Mom made some killer cranberry sauce with Craisins, Orange Juice and Fresh Mango. My Aunt Linda made the Neely's Pumpkin Cheesecake with Cinammon Cool-Whip (fresh whipping cream, powdered sugar, Cinnamon and vanilla), and Mamaw made Pecan Pie.

We have been enjoying some leftover ham and turkey sandwiches.

I've been cleaning windows. I read a recipe for good window cleaner somewhere and it works like a charm to get hazy looking stuff of your window glass.

1 cup rubbing alcohol
1 cup water
1 TBS ammonia
spray bottle

Mix all together. (warning: if you love to smell things like me, DO NOT take a big old whiff of the ammonia. it was a painful life lesson i don't want you to have to endure)

Oh, and speaking of telemarketer's, how do they all have my new phone number? You don't even know my new number yet. This morning I was so wrong. A dish network guy called. I told him we don't watch TV. He talked about my internet service and phone servie. I said, "Sir, we are purists and don't believe in electronics." He told me he did not understand. I just snickered and hung up. Wrong of me. So wrong. But Funny.

Enjoy your clean windows.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Christmas Tree Food???

I'mmmmm Baaaacccccckkkkkkkkkkkkkkk!!!

The hiatus is over and we have a home. And I have a question I need ideas on...that is if I still have any readers after the 4 week vacation.

I'm always trying to think of fun little traditions to start in our family. For example we did something so fun for Halloween this year that I'd like to start doing every year. We had a chili cook-0ff and then when we came in from gathering all the booty we had Gingerbread and Hot Apple Cider. Last year when we got to Shane's parents for Thanksgiving Anna had Gingerbread and Cider waiting and it was soooo good.

OK so back to my question. What would be a fun dinner to serve for putting up the tree night? I have one request for us to make M&M Cookies so that is on the menu. But the main course....hmmmm. Do you have any traditions you do every year when you trim the tree and deck the halls?

Friday, November 6, 2009

Mrs. Clean has a house

Well, we're not homeless anymore. We bought a house today.

Tommorow we get to get in and start cleaning. It will probably take Saturday and Sunday to get it sparkling. If you are not busy and want to come call me. I'm horrible at accepting help but I'll throw it out there.

I have 4 pints of paint samples, all Benjamin Moore.

Revere Pewter
Edgecomb Gray
Wedgewood Gray
Rockport Gray

I'll tell you what. It's a lot easier to boldly proclaim I'm changing my colors on my blog. The part where you actually follow through is a little more nerve wracking. The change if official though because today I ordered carpet with some gray undertones.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


When I was growing up we had the Amy Grant Age To Age tape. I used to listen to that tape at night when I was putting my pink sponge rollers in my hair in preparation for the next day when I would brush the curls out, secure them in a banana clip and top it off with a big pink, lace bow. Oh dear Lord I know.

During this nightly routine one thought often crossed my mind. Night School. I wanted to take night classes when I went to college. Do you know why? Because silly, everyone knows your hair looks best at night. Especially right before you go to bed. You toss it up to wash your face and there you are in your pj's, looking at the reflection of a beauty queen in the mirror. Then you turn off the light and go to bed.