Saturday, December 26, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Here is a quick photo of my tree. My hubby wasn't thrilled with the 9 foot tree I picked out but he ended up liking it. It was a lot of work getting it into the house and in the stand. The big ladder was needed to decorate the top! My boys were thrilled when they saw it. We've always had short 6 footers because of the ceilings in our old house.

We had a nice time unwrapping here and ate a breakfast casserole and cinammon rolls, a tradition, and then headed to my aunt's house. I had such a good time visiting with my cousins, aunts, uncles. One of my cousins was in from Oregon, another from NYC, and another from Washington, DC. It's always nice to catch up with them.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Any early Christmas....

I can't remember if I posted about winning on Let's Scrap with my very first challenge. It's just a random pick, it's not about the talent! Anyway, I got my goodies in yesterday's mail. It came from Apron Strings. I got the three shown in smaller than a breadbox (?).

I am so looking forward to getting back to stamping and scrapping, it's not even funny. Before I do that, I need to get my cork floor installed in my new room. Before that, we need to clear out the room. It's currently our junk room.

Friday, December 18, 2009


Boy, there's been a whirlwind of activities at my house! I took part of Thurs. off so that the electrician could finish the jobs my hubby had for him. I watched the crew digging up my well in the frigid temps and felt so bad for them! I did take a couple of pictures from inside the house but they are at home on my camera. Then I went to work and my hubby waited for the furniture delivery.

WELL.....they tried to deliver the wrong color. It was supposed to be sage green and it came in saddle tan. It was a special order which we ordered back in Sept. because it takes 8 weeks. Then it came in but I was in temporary living so I put the delivery off for three weeks. All that to send them away!! Today they called to make it right. They are redelivering the tan furniture so we have something for Christmas. The funny thing is it looks like the tan might end up matching the walls and carpet better than the sage. We could end up keeping it. Either way, we'll have the tan furniture until the other comes in, or until we decide it looks nice with the carpet and walls. Whew! That delivery will be 12/23.

The cable boxes weren't working in my mom & son's bedrooms. Hubby called Comcast and they are having an issue with the boxes only in NH and they don't know what the problem is yet. Weird. It seems whatever can go wrong has so far!

On the good side, it's starting to look and feel like home.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Gotta love those ebates...

No, it's not a typo. I joined Ebates a while back because I got a free $5 to sign up. I've been using it every time I shop online and I've been racking up the dough! My first rebate check was close to $25 and I already have $14 toward the next bunch.

All you do is click through ebates when you shop online and you get a certain percentage back. For example, today I purchased a book on Barnes and Noble. I got 8% back because that's what B&N is offering. I never get spam from them, just an email telling me the latest deal. When it came to the end of the time period (I think it's each month?), they just deposited the money in my paypal. How easy is that?

So....if you shop online and you'd like me to send you an invite, please leave your email. You'll get $5 and I'll get a referral fee.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Pounding, pounding....

My poor hubby worked like a dog on Sun. and last night painting the my mom and my son's bedrooms and we finally cleared the furniture out at 1:30 a.m. He had to get up and go to work.

I know it sounds horrible but I'm thrilled to hear pounding on the floors above. I am finally getting carpet in our bedrooms and family room. Now we can get settled in the rooms and my mom can move back in. We still have to do the closets over in two rooms though and also paint our bedroom.

Anyway, the kitchen, dining room and two bathrooms are unpacked and looking decent. This week will get our family room close to done. Our new t.v. will be delivered tomorrow and sectional on Thurs. Then we will need to order some tables, paint and hang pictures. Somehow we have to find the time to get a Christmas tree and do all that this weekend. Oh yeah, and I still have some shopping to do.

p.s. I also have to find curtains! The funniest comment was my hubby saying, "We'll have curtains before Christmas, right?" I said, "Are you kidding me?! NO." He said it was going to look funny in the Christmas photos. I don't care.

Thursday, December 10, 2009


I promised to update with a picture. Here's the view from my family room. We are up pretty high so it's a nice view. We have a few apple tress out back. Our neighborhood was an apple orchard way back before they developed 7 yrs. ago.

I'm so exhausted and I have no idea when I'll be settled or decorated for Christmas. I know I will not get to the Christmas cards this year. I just cannot do it. Next year I'll be organized once again!!

Sorry to my FB friends! I'm begin redundant.

We have two of these windows in the family room. If you know of any great decorating ideas, please let me know. I have no idea what to put on these without covering them, yet we need some coverage for at night. The second photo is looking out toward the side/back yard at some apple trees.

Monday, December 07, 2009


After a LONG two months, we finally closed on our new house. The movers came early on Sat. and worked all day. Every muscle in my body aches. We have so many stairs!

The kitchen is organized and I cleaned bathrooms and unpacked a few other things but it's going to take forever to be completely settled.

I wanted to post the view from my window on Sat.morning but it's on my laptop at home. I just love being able to say that word!!! I'll try to update tonight.

Those gorgeous temps from last week are long gone. We got 3 inches of snow on Sat. and it was 24 degrees when I left this morning. Brrrrrrrrrrr......

Thursday, December 03, 2009

MIA and warm temps...

First off, my hubby just called to say that the thermometer in his car reads 70 degrees!!! Can you believe it? December in New England and 70?!! It's crazy.

Anyway, we are hopeful for a closing tomorrow. I just wanted to say that I can't get cable/tv/internet for a bit so I won't be here much. I guess it all depends on when I return to work.

I made a card last night, or I guess you could call it that. I have no ribbon or embellishments to match so I may go out on my lunch hour. Tonight may be my last night to play for a while!

It's been a crazy two months and I seriously hope it's over tomorrow.

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

No news is bad news....

Quick update - no closing yet this week. We have not heard from the bank. We are now being told Friday afternoon which meant a few delivery/installation cancellations. Now if we close Fri., mover will come on Sat. and we won't have the new t.v. or Comcast service (cable, phone, internet) until the 14!! Needless to say, I am not happy.