Saturday, December 03, 2011

Handmade Christmas Gift Tags from Treasured Collections

What a nice surprise to receive my purchase from Treasured Collections yesterday!

Vintage Snowman
This what I found when I opened the large envelope! How nicely wrapped!

Do You Think Herman Cain Should Have Told His Wife?

I don't know about you but I would have an issue with my husband paying a woman's rent, giving her money and not telling me.

I also wouldn't want to find out by watching the news!

So, do you think Herman Cain should have told his wife prior to running? Do you think he was naive about the media regarding his personal life?

More news coverage here

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Last Night Was a Soup Night!


Man, was it cold last night! I wasn't feeling well and didn't want to cook so I heated up some New England Clam Chowder.

It was just what I needed.

Friday, December 02, 2011

Christmas Garland in the Home Office 2011

This year I wanted to decorate our home using more handmade decorations from Etsy stores. I purchased these Christmas garlands from Yellow Bird Yellow Beard Home Shop.




[Nero Wolfe Mystery] Sandwich




Once a year Marcus, our son, and I will get our fill of Nero Wolfe Mystery DVDs from Netflix.

Marcus got hooked one day when he came to say bye and I was watching a Nero Wolfe Mystery DVD over 5 years ago!

Keeping Christmas Gift Giving Simple ~ Wish List

After several years of realizing that it's not about the gift but about celebrating the holiday it's nice that the big gift giving is over in our household.

Sock Monkey ~ A hat that fits!
My hubby~ MP3 Player, cookware set, Hugo One cologne
Me ~ Makeup Brushes, Make Up Brush Cleaner,
Our teen ~ IPod, Yankee Buttercream Scent Candle, Yoga Mat, Clothes

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Time for Some New Sneakers For The Teen

Marcus' sneakers arrived today from Foot Locker.

Size 14 in this style of Adias sneaker.

Christmas Decorating at Our House - Just Starting

A close view of our Christmas tree
A view from the hallway
Martha Stewart Holiday book and some Christmas coasters
Our Small Christmas Tree

My Husband's Pozole Was Delicious!


This is a Pork Pozole with a clear broth. We garnished it with shredded cabbage and cilantro. Delicious!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Big Daddy's New Work Sneakers


After several try ons my husband settled on these pair of Nike sneakers at the Footlocker Outlet Store at Las Vegas Premium Outlet North.

They were priced at $49.99 which also made him happy.

Here's Some Views of Las Vegas from The Las Vegas Premium Outlet North

A view of Las Vegas from the Las Vegas Premium Outlet North parking lot
The World Market Center is located next door to Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health
A view from the road of the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas

You can see the Stratosphere Tower towards the left

Monday, November 28, 2011

Menu Plan Monday ~ November 28, 2011

I'm still off work due to a pinched nerve in my neck. The pain is extremely painful and tiring. My pain management doctor wants to do a procedure after another MRI.

These procedures don't have a long lasting result. One is usually looking at having it done 3 times a year. And the after insurance I'm probably looking at $3000! Ugh!

My son and I decided to skip the Black Friday sales and shop online. There were lots of online deals going on, from free shipping to 50% off!

Enough of this now onto this week's menu plan! Thank you Organizing Junkie for hosting this weekly linky party!

Meatloaf, Corn, Mixed Greens

Tacos, Black Beans

Baked Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans

Subway Sandwiches

Roasted Turkey Breast, Mixed Greens, Stuffing

Herb Crusted Chicken, Mushroom Whole Wheat Risotto and Mixed Greens

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Black Friday Violence 2011 at Walmart and Target

Unbelievable! Was what I thought when I heard about the lady that peppered sprayed fellow shoppers, at the electronic department of Walmart, because she didn't want to miss out on a discounted Xbox 360 game console. (here's more

about Black Friday Violence 2011)

Marcus and I have witness non-holiday violence at a local Walmart. An elderly customer's card wasn't accepting the transaction. The cashier was explaining the process to the customer when the 2nd person in line obviously said something negative when a fight broke out.

That's when we saw the elderly customer take his cane and start hitting the woman in the head. She then took her walker and started shoving the man.

While all of this is going on people are video taping, taking camera phone pictures and talking on the phone!

Finally, security showed up! What a Sunday afternoon!

jumping tandem: Sunday


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