Monday, December 28, 2009

Shopping Trip to Wal-Mart

I found the cutest tops today at Wal-Mart. I love decorating, but I think I love shopping more, especially clothes and shoes. So when I find a great deal, I feel the need to share it with others!! These tops, which are called burn-out tops, because you layer them under another top, and they are also quite thin, were on a table marked $8.00. They have almost identical ones at the Buckle store at the mall for $26.50. Anyway, I picked up a few thinking I could use these. Then a lady walked up and said, "Aren't these cute? You know they are marked down to $5.00?" My mouth started watering! Of course, I started digging through the rest of the colors for my size. So I ended up with all 5 colors for $25.00. Now that's a deal....5 tops for 25.00! By the way, they are by Miley Cyrus, but age has no limit on a bargain!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from our house to yours!!!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday - Christmas Decorations

Here are some shots of our house decorated for Christmas. These are before and after the snow shots. My husband, whose nickname is Smokey loves to decorate the outside for Christmas. We call him Clark Griswold. Every year he keeps adding something. I never know what he will come home with. The carolers in the front are from a yard sale that he picked up for $1.00 because they wouldn't work. He brought them home and re-wired them and now they are as good as new, even though they're probably 20 years old. He has a sound system in our attic that he has hooked to the carolers so they sound like they're singing. What will he think of next? For more Outdoor Wednesday pics, please visit Susan over at A Southern Daydreamer.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Christmas Tree

Here is the before and after shot of the den decorated for Christmas. I found the Nativity Picture at Hobby Lobby right when you come in the door. It was sitting on an easel just waiting for me to grab it, and of course I did! I did my tree in Americana style, and I keep adding to it each year. For more before and afters, please visit Between Naps on the Porch for some great ideas!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Snow Day

I know ya'll think I fell off the face of the earth, but I really didn't. I've just been busy with life. I've gotten so into facebook that I've neglected my blog, but I promise I'll do better. I'm ready for Christmas and we have just gotten about 8 inches of snow. It really looks like it may be a white Christmas after all, because they are calling for more snow here on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. We went out to play in the snow yesterday and took a few pictures.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Tiny Table and Chairs

My sister bought the cutest little table and chairs at Pilot Mountain Peddlers. She had looked at them for a while and finally decided to buy them. She knew just where she was going to put them and they fit perfectly. They are really old and looks like a child's table and chairs. She also found the perfect accessories to go on them. It's always fun decorating for Fall!!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Pumpkin Cake

I have been sooooo slack lately about my blogging. I'm too busy on Facebook and Twitter that I've let my blog go, but I'll try to do better. This is a pumpkin cake that Mama made yesterday for lunch. She was so proud of it that I took a picture. It's a Spice Cake box mix with canned vanilla icing that she tinted orange. The stem is an ice cream cone that she had to pay .32 for at McDonald's because she didn't want to buy a whole box of them at the grocery store. Isn't that funny? Anyway, it turned out so cute!!!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Met Monday - Fall Display in Garage

Today I'm participating in Met Monday over at Between Naps on the Porch. I try to change the display in my garage for each season. Because the way our house is laid out, most guests come in through the garage. The last time I changed it was July 4th, so with Fall just around the corner I changed it to reflect Autumn, which arrives on Tuesday. I love everything about Fall...the wonderful colors of reds, oranges, greens...the leaves falling and changing colors...trips to the mountains...the smell of leaves burning...all the festivals in small towns...temperatures falling...warm sweaters and socks....and a fire in the fireplace. I can hardly wait!!! Please visit Susan to see how everyone is changing things around their homes. You can get some wonderful ideas. I know I do!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Met Monday - Fall Front Door

I put some of my fall items on my front porch this weekend. I'm not finished yet, but this is a start. I got the arrangement that is on my front door at Michael's with my 50 percent off coupon, so it wasn't too bad. I also got the fake mums there too. I'm really tired of trying to keep the real ones alive and they don't seem to last that long, so I chose the fake ones. I hope they don't look too bad plus you really can't tell from the road. The garland has orange lights in it and it's really pretty at night. I know it probably sounds kinda tacky, but it really is pretty. I'm off work tomorrow, so I'll probably be shopping for some great buys. Also I hope everyone has a Happy and Safe Labor Day! For more Met Monday, please visit Between Naps on the Porch.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday - Neighborhood Dogs

This is what I see when I step outside my house. The neighborhood dogs. I love them, because they're not mine. Just like other peoples can feed them, play with them and send them back home. They live at the three houses across the street, but you would think that they are all brothers and sisters. One of the boxers - Alex lives in one house, the other boxer - Mac, lives in the other house and the two chihuahuas - George (the brown one) and Bella (the black one) lives in the third house. They all play together all day. So when you are outside, they all come running over expected to be petted and fed. Of course, I do that. I feed them alot! They all line up like soldiers and wait for their treat. They just roam from house to house and everyone takes care of them. They are a great asset to the neighborhood, because they know all of the cars and they will let you know when a strange car is coming. They are all very harmless, but they do scare off any unwanted visitors, because they look mean, especially the boxers. What is lurking outside your front door? For more Outdoor Wednesday pics, please visit Susan at A Southern Daydreamer.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Met Monday

It's been so long since I've posted. I guess you could say I've been busy getting ready for Fall. Some mornings it does feel like Fall here and I am so looking forward to it. First, I've changed my mantle to put me in the mood and I've also started burning my "pie" candles. You know the ones that smell like pumpkin, spices, and apples. I've done some more things around the house too but I'll have to post them later. I'm also going to take some pictures of my sister's house and my Mama's and my niece's house. They all have very pretty houses and we have all been in the mood to start decorating for Fall. Today I'm participating in Met Monday over at Between Naps on the Porch. I'm so excited to see what others have changed to get ready for the new season.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday - Carolina Panthers

I'm participating in Outdoor Wednesday hosted by Susan at A Southern Daydreamer. I don't know where everyone else lives but it's been soooooooo hot here in North Carolina this week. I mean 95 and 100 degree days. Anyway, our Pro Football team here is called the Carolina Panthers and they have their training camp this week. Hubby and Travis went to it Monday and they said it was so hot that they didn't know how they practiced. Can you imagine practicing in that heat with all that equipment on? I would pass out. Travis had his picture made with Coach Fox and our quarterback, Jack Delhomme. The teams owner, Jerry Richardson, who used to be an NFL player himself, was also there, but he just had a heart transplant not long ago and he rode around in a golf cart. These are just some action shots that they took. Please visit Susan for more outdoor pics.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Met Monday

Today is Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch. Please visit her for more make-overs. Hubby just finished painting my front door red and I love it. He started painting it one morning while I was at work and didn't take a picture of it before he started. I do blame myself because he would have never thought to do that. Anyway, I searched through my pictures and found one last year when it snowed and I tried to zoom in so you can kinda see how the door looked before, but it wouldn't let me do it for some reason. So if you click on the picture, you can see a close up. It was stained and the storm door was also stained, which I took it down all together. I might get me a white storm door but for right now, I am enjoying it just like it is.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Shopping at Jerry's

I know that Summer is not yet over, but Fall and Winter are my favorite times of the year. My favorite store, Jerry's, have started getting their Fall items in and I bought this picture there that I have been looking at for months. It's fairly large and it was hard to get a good shot of it since it's in a hallway, but hopefully you can see it pretty good. There's snow on the ground and it's nice to look at when it's 90 degrees outside. I've started decorating a little bit for fall already by burning some of my candles that smell like fall. I can't wait for it to get cooler so I can put the rest of my decorations out. If you live nearby, please go check out Jerry's because they have the BEST stuff and the BEST prices around. Here is a picture of the unwilling-not-wanting-their-pictures-taken owners. They didn't want their pictures made but I insisted, especially after I knocked something off up there today and broke it. It was the least they could do for me since I felt so bad. It is Judy (Jerry's Mama), Jerry and his wife, Penny. Aren't they all cute as can be????

Friday, August 7, 2009

New Police Car

I know I blogged about our new Police Dodge Charger a few months ago and how proud all of the officers are with it. Well this week we got another new one and its even bigger. It's a 2008 Tahoe that one of our Sergeants will be driving. The wonderful thing is, both of them were bought with drug money from previous arrests. Taxpayers didn't have to pay anything for them. It pays to be on top of their job.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Pilot Mountain Peddlers

I got the pleasure this weekend of meeting one of my blogging friends in person. Well, I call her my friend, even though we have never met, but I do follow her blog, therefore I consider her my friend. She has a cute little shop not far from my house in a town called Pilot Mountain, here in North Carolina. The name of her store is Pilot Mountain Peddlers. If it sounds familiar, you might recognize it from the Andy Griffith Show as Mt. Pilot. Andy grew up not far from there in Mount Airy, NC. Anyway, I'm getting sidetracked. Her name is Tammy and she is just the sweetest person. Me, Mama and Tina went there this weekend and she has really cute stuff. If anyone lives near by you should definitely go visit her. The name of her blog is Pilot Mountain Peddlers. Please stop by for a visit. These are just a few items that I purchased there. The cabinet, the candle, the picture on top of the cabinet and the little picnic basket inside. Also the black shelf that I'm using for a candle holder.