Thursday, November 23, 2006

Bring On the HoliDays!!

happy thanksgiving! hope everyone enjoyed their day with family and friends....it was such a beautiful day here today. must have been in the mid 60's and sunny. i cooked the big ol' turkey meal w/ all the fixins' (ok, just a turkey breast but that still counts...darn thing cost as much as a whole bird!) everything tasted great....i have the darndest time with gravy...but it was good!
it's been a crazy week...lots going on and lots to do. i finally finished painting lauren's room. turned out pretty cute. 1/2 green 1/2 pink walls with a border in between w/ pink/green circles. found this at the dollar store of all places. i was a bit hesitant thinking there is no way this will stay on the wall....but so far so good. watch it will all be on the floor by tomorrow morning. ha ha
then on tuesday i started putting up the trees! i just couldn't wait anymore....what a fiasco that was....i had 1000 white lights on my tree....plugged it in, all looked great....5 min. later they all went out....ooops, i forgot i couldn't plug all of them into eachother....so i thought i had burned all of them out. took them off, unconnected them, plugged each in individually and they worked. uhg!! ok, this is good cuz at least i don't have to buy 10 more boxes of lights! so, i put them all back on the tree again, one of the strands is out. GEEEZ! luckily it was only the 2nd from the bottom....it took me like 6 hours to get this tree up....i'm still not done decorating the house but at least that is done.....
anyone have any fun/easy appetizer recipes they'd like to share. we're hosting 2 parties this month and i'm in search of some yummy fun appetizers....
anyone going shopping tomorrow? i have never had any desire to shop the day after thanksgiving! i am just not a crowd shopper....so good luck to those brave soles!
(being as i like posts with pictures...here is a card i made....supposed to be santa....)



5 comments:

Shirls said...

happy thanksgiving! we don't have thanksgiving here in australia:(

i put up my tree 2 weeks ago..hehe. i know it's earlier but i just want to enjoy it longer.

sorry, couldn't help you with the appetizer suggestions!

Michelle B said...

Cute card! I'm not shopping today...I'll be putting up the tree. I'm going to do most of my shopping online this year. I want to see pictures of Lauren's paint job!

Here's a good website with Pampered Chef recipes and they have lots of easy appetizers...
http://www.joycesfinecooking.com/pamperedchefs.htm
Hope that helps!

Cari said...

Happy Thanksgiving girl!!!
SOunds like you had some fun with your tree!! LOL!
I can't imagine all those lights (I'd be majorly frustrated!!)

Love to see pics of Lauren's room!! ;)

laura vegas said...

my youngest daughter has a half pink and half green room ... with a border of pink and green flowers! so sorry to hear about the tree lights ... that's why i have a prelit fake tree. lol! although not sure what i would do if they don't work ... throw the whole tree away?!?!? lol! no shopping here either ... can't stand crowds, not even for a good deal. only place i ventured to this weekend was starbucks. lol!

doris said...

totally w ya . . . hate shopping on a good day . . . and the day after thanksgiving would not be one of those . . . :D