Friday, December 7, 2012

High Five for Friday

 Hey, guys!  I have been MIA for about two weeks now...A few days after Thanksgiving I became soooo sick..It began gradually, and then one day it was unbearable...which then lasted for about four more days. I had a terrible hacking cough, body aches, the strangest raspy voice (I have to admit I kinda liked my raspy that weird?) Then Trey also got sick.  The worst thing in the world is to have your child sick at the same time as yourself.  We missed three days of work and school trying to get better.. and trying not infect the rest of the population.  Miserable, I tell ya, but we are back to our normal selves now...Friday was the day we finally felt well enough to leave the house. I was so pumped to get some fresh air.. fix my hair...and put real clothes on that I didn't want to come home..I went to work, had lunch out, picked Trey up from school, shopped, went to the movies (saw Lincoln...loved it!!), went to dinner, shopped some more...and then finally went home...hallelujah for antibiotics!!  

One of my most favorite times of the year is the week after Thanksgiving when we can finally decorate for Christmas.  If it were up to me I would probably keep my Christmas tree up year round...ok, so maybe not really, but I might put it up after Halloween.  Seriously..I'm not kidding.  I ask every year, but get a big fat no every time!  One day I won't ask...I'll just do it...  So, anyway..Kyle did put the tree up a day or two after Thanksgiving.  While I was not feeling well.  It took me almost the entire week to decorate it.  I couldn't stand it....I would get out of bed and put a few decorations on until I got dizzy, and then I would have to lay back down.  On a "normal" year we decorate everything the day after Thanksgiving and watch National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation while doing so..Not so much the case this year, but finally the tree is decorated along with the rest of the house....It's the most wonderful time of the year!!

Have you had a chance to check out Birchbox's limited edition home box yet?  It is a huge box packed full of goodies for your home...recipe cards, spatula set, chalkboard place cards...just to name a few.  Everything that comes in the box is listed on the website, so it's not a surprise like in the monthly boxes.  I ordered it as soon as I heard about it.  Once it arrived in the mail I wrapped a ribbon around it and put it under the tree.  I didn't even peek!!  Did you order the home box for yourself, or for someone else?  If not...there is still time.

I finally got to rock my scarf from Ireland.  I LoVe this scarf so much!! 

I scored these super cute boots at Target.  I have been looking for a pair of boots that fit me in just the right way, and these are them.  I have large calves, so most regular boots fit my leg too snug, and the "wide" calf boots are way too big and look ridiculous.  So, it's a constant battle trying to find the boot for me.  Sooo, if you are like me and have super awesome, muscular calves...these boots will work for you. If you click on this link it will tell you which boots they are, but the website says they are currently  unavailable online.  I just got these this week, and they had shelves full of check your Target!

I ordered some new lip gloss from Sephora.  Love it so much that you must know about it..If you have never used a gloss from Philosophy you are seriously missing out.  They are so thick, and they last forevver!!  This color is called Tinsel's the perfect shade of pink, it has plumper, and it's the gloss for the holidays (says me)

You can find it at for only $7.00

Every Christmas season my company takes a day to visit with our local clients.  We go early in the morning and take them a dozen or so hot..fresh...Cracker Barrel country ham biscuits.  It is just our way of saying thank you, and that we appreciate their business.  Having worked for the same company for 17 years I have also made some friendships with my clients along the way.  So, taking a few hours to stop in and wish them a Merry Christmas is a great way to kick off the holiday season.

We delivered 16 dozen country ham biscuits on Wednesday.

My house smelled so good yesterday after I baked these homemade molasses cookies.  I love baking, especially around the holidays.  I think some of the best gifts you can give your friends, family, neighbors, coworkers, etc...are home baked goodies.  The cookies literally melt in your mouth.  Watch for the recipe on the blog this weekend.  What is your favorite treat to bake during the holidays?

I'll wrap this week up with a few pictures of my favorite furry guys...

I know I look terrible in this picture, but Brodie outshines me for sure...This was taken while I was sick.  Poor little guy never left my side the entire time.  He knew that his mama was not feeling well for sure!

He snuggled up right next to me and my box of tissues.

Scuba is all arms and legs...

These two were watching me cook, and waiting for me to drop something...

I have four of these ornaments on my tree...two green, and two red...for each Westie.  I ordered them years ago from Puppy Dog Plaids.  At PDP you can buy a Westie, Scottie, or Cairn Terrier ornament...they are hand painted, and you can get it personalized. To order yours check out their website here.  You can also order a custom made collar for your dog or cat.  She does beautiful work!

 That's all for this week's H54F!!  I am trying to talk my husband into taking me on a date this weekend since Trey will be spending the night away one far, he keeps saying no...<sigh> What's a girl got to do to get a dinner date around here!!?  Sunday we are going to Nashville for my sister-in-law's Christmas party. We look forward to seeing Hannah every music, dancing, and great company.  What are your weekend plans?



  1. I am glad you are feeling better. I had to postpone my Christmas decorating as well because I had a horrible stomach virus for like 4 days (over the weekend after Thanksgiving). Your tree is beautiful and Christmas Vacation is our Christmas Eve tradition. We put it on tv and just leave it running.
    I can't wait to see you guys again and hope you have a Very Merry Christmas!! xoxo

  2. Hi there!!! I am Hanna and I found you on the blog hop!!! Great blog you've got here!!! I love making new friends!!! Happy Holidays!!! You can find me at

    xoxoox Hanna
    Beautiful tree. love the boots

  3. I just ordered myself and Danyeil one for Christmas. I am so glad I read about it on your blog. Thanks for the info! :)

  4. So glad you're feeling better. I still need to see Lincoln! I have athletic calves too so you can bet I'll be running to my local Tarjay (as I like to call it) ASAP! Thanks for the tip! So glad I stopped by! #H54F

    LKF @ Bmore Domestic