Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Tuesday Tumblings, Dec. 11th.

Well I can't say that I didn't warn you that I was going to take the time to enjoy my family and my holiday but I bet no one (not even myself) thought I would be enjoying it for this long!!

What can I say, I'm a party girl.
Anyway grab yourself a nice cup of coffee or tea and settle in for a picture laden synopsis of what's been happening around here!

I made homemade chicken and dumplin's one night. 
You can go here and find the directions on how to make them.
Super EASY people super easy and pretty darn tasty to boot!!

This is just one of the many blooms on my Christmas Cactus.
How on earth do these things know when to bloom??  I mean it's crazy...one of those amazing God things.  I think it's just awesomesauce!

This is my Coca Cola Santa.....I had one when I was a wee little girl and I was heartbroken that no one knew what happened to him.  My sweet Mama found me another one.  Momma's are just good that way aren't they?!

Anyway he's on my Christmas bed.
(oh my Mama made those pillowcases too)
And in case you wondered the inspiration for changing out part of my bed linens is the fault of Pinterest
You can go right here and see where I got my inspiration.

I made a yummy breakfast burrito.
(riveting news of the day!)

I went down to Waco one evening so I could see this handsome guy get his ring.
I know....he's so very handsome isn't he?
I might be just a little bit prejudiced though.

This is a picture of the necklace I wore to the above mentioned event.
It's the Party Pearls Necklace from Coldwater Creek and they sent it to me for FREE!!!!
No kidding, I'm part of the Southern Living Reader Source panel and I filled out a survey and got chosen to receive to receive "A Major Award".  (quick name that holiday movie)
It's so pretty, I may just wear it around the house with my yoga pants!

I made a burlap and eyelet table runner for the kitchen table.
I should probably mention I using packing tape and hot glue and not a sewing machine.
details, details

This is the Hubster.  Yeah that's a 20 foot Santa in our yard.
It does make giving directions to our house pretty easy!

The Saturday after Thanksgiving we made a little trip over to Jerry World to see the Texas Tech and Baylor football game.

Baylor won!!!  Oh and that pretty little cheerleader was right in front of us and she happens to be an old friend of the family.  

I was decorating the house one day and Batman showed up in my sons room to help.
No really seriously people, this kinda freaked me out. I mean just think you are home alone just working away and you look down to find this looking at you.  Yeah, I turned around R E A L slow.
It was a box, I was personally hoping for the George Clooney Batman.  

I watched my favorite Christmas Cartoon.
This just happens to be at my mostest favoritest part too.
Linus telling the Christmas story, nothing like it.

I decorated a little tree in my kitchen with wine corks, burlap ribbon and nestled it into a wine box.
It's soooo cute but I think it needs a few more corks on it.  I guess I'll make the sacrifice and drink a few more bottles of wine.  You know for the greater good.

There is a vendor that comes to the Flea Market and she sells this little plants in old tin cans.  Hers are 30 smackeroos.  New can of tomatoes + new plant at WallyWorld = my $5 version. 

Then the Hubster and I slipped off to our new little paradise.
Yes my dear friends that is the un-zoomed view off the balcony at our new condo.
Oh mercy, I'm just tickled to pieces with that view.

In case you wondered, yes, we do rent it out.  Just see the tab on the home page Fun In The Sun, Sand & Surf for more photos and details.  

I just completely and accidentally happened upon these are the basis for decorating the master bedroom.
Fell in love with the quilt but needed to do something with palm trees because so much of that is already there so we ended up with Flamingo's and Palm Trees with that bright fun bedding.  I can't wait to get down there and start painting.  Although I'm not sure what color I'm painting. Any suggestions?

We have about eighty bazillion sunset pictures.  Hubster went out every single night and took some.
By the way, the sun was setting at 4:46. 

This is the "official" beach breakfast sandwich.   Hash browns, scrambled eggs and canadian bacon on an English muffin.  Oh so yummy.

Apparently Buddy the Elf was staying at my house while we were gone too.

And last but certainly not least, this is what we did last night.
We Christmas shopped for our little "adopted" Christmas child.
I hope she loves it as much as we loved getting stuff to spoil her with!!!

And seriously, are these not the cutest things ever??!!!
I mean those are teeny tiny little pink leopard Sperry's and little pink Chuck's!!!
It's probably a good thing we don't have a little girl living with us.

So there you have it, about 2 weeks wrapped up about as quick as I could get it.
I have cooked dinner more than a few times.  NO really I have!!!!   I pinky swear promise.  I just forgot to take pictures.   Anyway, I'm gonna run and chat with that handsome son of mine who surprised me when he came home today.  I wasn't expecting him until tomorrow.  Happy happy Mom here.
Plus we have to wrap all those presents too!

What've you been up to??    

Peace, Love & Tumblings

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