Friday, November 12, 2010


Today was rainy and cold here and we even saw a little bit of snow falling this evening.  I had such a great day today that I wanted to share it with you all.  I met my best friend in the whole world for lunch and some shopping today.  We went to several craft/scrapbooking stores and had so much fun looking around.  She always wakes up the creative side of me and I start to daydream of all the wonderful things that I could make.  Now I just need to win the lottery. 
I am so thankful for her.  She has been with me through everything.  I love that I can be myself around her and that she will never judge me.  What are some of your most important traits in a lifelong friend?
I am adding her blog here so you can enjoy as I do her creative side.  She has a wonderful talent and is truly gifted.  Go check her out.

Until next time!!!!!  JJ

Sunday, November 7, 2010



      So we finally found the chord for the camera so I can upload pictures and I though I might share some pictures from Halloween.
      This is the first year that the girls were old enough to carve pumpkins so we brought out designs that I have been saving over the years and here is what we came up with.  First, the family carving the pumpkins.

The final project!!!!  We were all so proud of ourselves.

And then finally,  Halloween night.   (Sorry this picture is not the best, but it was the best that my camera took).

     We got lots of compliments and had a great time doing it as a family.  Next, the kids and Dad went trick-or-treating around our neighborhood.  We had a ladybug, a devil and a witch.  The dog even dressed up as a devil which fit her perfectly.  The kids came home with so much candy that they all got to pick out 20 of their favorite and we donated the rest.

     The trick-or-treating gang

     And even the dog!!  She hated the costume and thought she was being punished but eventually warmed up to the idea.  She barked at every trick-or-treater and drove me nuts!!!

     All in all we had an amazing Halloween and a grand time together as a family.  So on to Thanksgiving we go.  Who knows what we will cook up for this holiday.

Until next time!!!!    JJ

Saving the earth

     One of my favorite websites is  They have tons of items that can replace everyday things that are reusable to help save the earth.  My kids use many of their products to pack their lunch each day and I have a water bottle from them that is glass and is from life factory.  If you sign up for the newsletter they will let you know when items go on sale and send you coupons periodically.  Also, their 1% of their sales for November are being donated to Surfrider's Rise Above Plastics Company.  Check it out.  There are alot of good ideas for Christmas presents also. 

Until next time!!!!   JJ