Tuesday, January 25, 2011

So cute! And creative

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Winter Dry Hands? I have the remedy :)

Here is a recipe I got from a nurse... It is wonderful for your hands and feet!


1 bottle (15 oz) Johnson's baby lotion - whatever scent you like
8 oz Fruit of the Earth Vitamin E creme
1 jar Vaseline

Mix first two ingredients together, soften Vaseline in microwave (2-4 min) and add to the rest of the mixture.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Even more great pieces!

A few weeks ago when my family moved my grandma out of her apartment, I was lucky enough to get some great furniture pieces. So I had to finally, sort of, organize my "office" so I could make room for my grandparent's bed & dresser. Here it is in my now 2nd guest room.
The dresser is an amazing piece.
I thought it was fitting to hang up my grandparent's marriage certificate. Dated July 23, 1947

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Winter wonderland... Not really

When I was a child, I LOVED snow... But now since I am a homeowner and have a job I have to be at by a certain time everyday, I think of it more of a nuisance... Sure it is pretty but a pain to get around in.

Earlier this week, we got about 8 inches. This is what it looked like.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Thank you!!

This post seems fitting for today... For years I have been admiring the old sewing machine that my Grandma has. I would always ask about it and she would always tell me that my Uncle Kelly was getting it. Well a few weeks ago when we were moving my Grandma out of her apartment, my Uncle Kelly informed me that he was giving ME the sewing machine. You can imagine how happy I was, not to mention shocked! I am not 100% of the history, I need to do some research, but I do know it is beautiful. Thank you Uncle Kelly for this beautiful gift and piece of our family's history. And HAPPY BIRTHDAY UNCLE KELLY :)

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Visiting Grandma

A couple weeks ago, my Dad and his siblings got together to help move my Grandma out of her apartment. She unfortunately suffered a fall last year and broke her pelvis, not hip, but pelvis. Since then she has been unable to live on her own and has moved into an assisted living community.

Sadly this is the first time I remember getting a picture of all my aunts and uncles in years. They are a loud, but loving, bunch. :)

Front: Joe (my dad), My beautiful Grandma, Uncle Bruce
Back: Aunt Connie, Uncle Tim, Aunt Lora, Uncle Kelly (my godfather)
And then my mom and Aunt Deb & Aunt Kathy stepped in.
I had to get a picture with my Grandma & little brother.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Christmas morning

This is what Christmas morning looks like for me :)

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Happy 2011!

About 5:30 on December 31, 2010 I made a decision on what to do for my NYE 2011... Typically I am a very pre-planned type of person but not this day. Maybe this is just the beginning of a new leaf for 2011, flying by the seat of my pants?? Anywho... I sent out a few invitations, via text, and had great responses! So I quickly came up with a menu and headed to the grocery store, along with everyone else in Manhattan apparently.

Here is the table of food, all ready for guests ;) Ellen completed the look with a beautiful bouquet of flowers!
The wine table...
Kimmie & Ellen
Me, Kimmie & Ellen
Kimmie & Nick, they really do love each other, promise :)
Roomies ;)
Ellen, Kimmie, Sally & me
New friends & Abigail & Nate
It was their anniversary
Doctor & Doctor :)
Taking the picture themselves, can you tell? The first pic was priceless, tops of their heads
Alesana & Martha
Me & Aaron
Sally & Casey
Nearing the end of the night. Pretty sure Ellen had gone to bed at this point...
The boys
This is what was left the next morning. I was disappointed that no kitchen fairy came thru during the night and cleaned up my kitchen. Oh well. It was a great party and I can't wait to host the next one.