Christmas Has Come And Gone

Well Christmas has come and gone for another year…

It’s been a busy one.

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My husband thought he needed a bigger T.V. The  picture on top is from last Christmas when we had a 52″ T.V. The picture on the bottom is the 70″ T.V. we have now. He claims it will help “sell” the house 🙂 I don’t know about that; but he got it pre Boxing Day sale.

 

Meanwhile he has been trying to get the house done so we can list it in the spring! We had to finish the stairs, railing and baseboard. We had to put crown mouldings on our ceiling because the contractor we had hired at the time didn’t put enough adhesive on the tape so it was coming off 🙁

 

For our Christmas we had a relaxing day with appetizers and pizza with wings as meals. My kids had their turkey meals at their boyfriend / girlfriends house so we decided to make it less formal.

Now to plan our party!

We decided since we’re listing our house in the spring we should probably have one last party with our friends and family…

 

It’s Christmas Time!

Well Christmas is  just over 2 weeks away and I feel so thankful for everything in my life on a daily basis 🙂

…I wasn’t going to decorate but the families coming over so I thought I’d do a little.

Maybe take in a couple Christmas movies with some popcorn and hot chocolate!

Hopefully it will be our last Christmas in this house as we are going to be listing it for sale in the spring!

“Being our last year” to decorate I decided to break out the Pinterest and do some different decorating 🙂

It was actually very easy to do and more up to date than my “old” decorations.

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Recipe Pass and Fails

I’m constantly making recipes from Pinterest and Facebook…some pass and some fail.

I have to be in the mood for cooking so when I am I like to try something different and more on the healthy side.

I can always tell when my husband likes the dish when he goes back for seconds. He’s not a big fan of veggies so I try to hide them in the meal  🙂

So yesterday I made a recipe from Pinterest and it turned out excellent!

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Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day is the one day that is very important to me and my family.

I spent many days playing cards with my Great Grandpa while he told me stories of the war.

I grew up going to the Remembrance Day ceremonies at the Legion as well as with my children at there schools to lay the wreaths for the people that died for us.

When my mother died she requested we have a poppy put on her urn in Remembrance of those who fought for us. Still to this day I make sure wherever our family is we have our minute silence to remember.

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Halloween!

So Halloween is just around the corner. Gotta admit I’m not a big fan of anything to do with spiders 🙁!!!

I work in a grocery store so seeing the kids get excited is pretty cool! Selling a lot of pumpkins as well! Here are some cool ideas for carving your pumpkins! Have fun and be safe!

These are all courtesy of Pinterest!

The skull in a pumpkin.

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The paw print.

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The witch’s face.

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And a pumpkin eating a pumpkin!

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Hahaha these are all really good carvings! To see more head to Pinterest!

 

Las Vegas Here We Come

We had a great Thanksgiving with the family. Now it’s time to get ready for Vegas!

We told the kids once they were of age we would all go to Vegas for a couple days…well we leave tomorrow!

Not sure what to pack so I did some research.

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Top 10 things to do in Vegas?

Ever think about jumping off the Stratosphere???

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And where to eat?

How about having a steak at Gordon Ramseys Restaurant?!

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Remember what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas 🙂

Back from Vegas! Here’s a couple pictures!

 

Thanksgiving

Well as the weather starts to get colder and the trailer is put away it’s time to think about the winter festivities. Thanksgiving is coming up quick so I hope you picked up your turkey, ham or whatever you’re having for the special day! I have been notified that my son and daughter- in- law will be cooking Thanksgiving dinner at our house which is awesome!

Thought I would add a couple charts for the turkey cooking.

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And for those of you that would rather have ham here are a couple different ways to cook it so it tastes delish! Cook the ham in a slow cooker!

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Or the old fashioned oven recipe.

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As for the sides we’re just having the basic potato, gravy. stuffing and salad.

Of course appies while the birds in the oven!

Have a wonderful long weekend and Happy Thanksgiving!

House for sale!!!

So we’re getting close to ending the camping season, we have spent every weekend and many week days in our trailer and don’t want it to end.

As previously talked about in the past posts Doug and I have decided to put our “Dream Home” for sale in the spring of 2017. We will be moving into our trailer as soon as it sells and then we’ll see where life takes us from there 🙂

It’s going to be a very busy winter getting everything ready for the new prospective owners but whoever decides to take over our home will love it as we have for many years.

As the camping season ends and the decluttering begins I will be updating this website regularly. I will be posting a sneak peek of our home on Facebook for you all to check out.

Life's priorities are always changing…

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