"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those
who are willing to work and give to those who would not."
--Thomas Jefferson

Friday, February 17, 2017

Valentine’s Day 2017

It’s been too long and I realize, I “need” to blog even if no one is reading. So I figured I’d start off with our most recent holiday.

Now that my daughter is married and gone I am home with my 3 boys. Two of them I gave birth to, the other I married. But one thing I love about it is that as mom’s we are always our boys first valentine. This is training ground for when they grow up and have spouses of their own.

My youngest, who’s 11, really put a lot of effort into making my Valentine’s day special. When I got up to have my coffee and quiet time I was greeted with this.


He hung hearts from the lamp that I use in the morning (because it’s still dark), made me a beautiful card and a precious hand painted sign (that I already put away and forgot to take a picture of.) It was all sitting there waiting to greet me first thing. Because he knows:

This is momma’s spot in the morning. If you want to find me, I’ll be right here……in this spot. My spot. Smile


I also received beautiful cards from my man and my older son. They made me feel very special too.

As for me, I show my love through food. And balloons apparently.

I made them a yummy dinner and an even yummier dessert.



Even though they’re boys I still like to set the table nice and make it special.


Do you see the goblets we are using? Those are from the Pioneer Woman’s line of stuff. I got 4 red ones for Christmas and then after Christmas I went back and they had the white ones 75% off. SCORE!!

Anyhoo, I love them. They are so nice and sturdy and pretty and fun and they hold water real nice too. Winking smile

Well that about wraps up Valentine’s Day 2017.

What did you do? Anything special?

Have a lovely day my friends.


Thursday, December 15, 2016

And the Winner of the 2016 Gingerbread House Competition is..

Winter Bliss!!!!


I called this one from the get go. I knew my hubby’s front siding was going to win this one for him. Smile

The boys and I didn’t stand a chance no matter how much we stepped up our game. LOL!

Speaking of our boys. Didn’t they do a super duper job this year?

Here’s my 11 year old’s house.


And my 15 year old’s house.


My house came in a “close” second.


We told the boys that if someone off the street were to come in and decorate a house, their houses would blow them away. Case in point, we had our friend Taylor who’s 26 come and play that night and this is his. LOL! Don’t worry, he told me I could show you. Winking smile


So if you had a hard time telling them apart this year, just wait till next year. It’s only a matter of time till they beat us.

But all in all we do this for fun and we really do have a blast every year.


And if you’d like to see our past competitions click HERE and it will take you to last years post where I listed prior competitions.

Thank you all for taking the time to vote and leave nice comments. We loved hearing from you!!



Monday, December 5, 2016

Gingerbread House Competition 2016

Yes folks, it’s that time again. Time for you to get your voting ballots out and vote for your favorite gingerbread house. I have to say that the boys have stepped up their game this year and you’re gonna have a hard time telling who’s is who’s. And as always I say nothing on this post about the night as to not give any hints to who did what.

And this is all for fun. You won’t hurt anyone’s feelings, I promise. Well maybe mine, but I’ll be fine after a day or two of intense egg nog drinking. Smile

So without further ado, in no particular order, our gingerbread houses.

#1 The Candy Coated Cabin


#2 Winter Bliss


#3 Christmas Land


#4 The Swirly Chateau

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Let the voting begin. I’ll give everyone until Friday night around 6 pm EST to vote and then the polls close, I’ll tally up the votes and announce the winner on Saturday.

Have a lovely day my friends.


Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Christmas Coffee Bar!

It’s no secret I love decorating for Christmas. If you’ve ever stepped foot into my house at Christmas you know this. If you’ve visited my blog around Christmas in the past, you know this. If you didn’t know this, you now know this.

I didn’t have this coffee bar last year. It was birthed in February of this year, so I never got to put my Christmas spin on it until now, and I have to say that I love it. It makes me smile every time I see it.

Here’s how it usually is.

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And here it is with my Christmasy touch.


I loved changing up my chalkboard picture. I think it came out pretty cute, considering I had no idea what I was going to draw.


Underneath the chalkboard I switched out my regular coffee mugs for my favorite Christmas mugs. I then put the rest of my Christmas mugs on the cup holder. Poof! Instant Christmasy cuteness.


I “quickly” made a new Christmasy runner to go underneath everything.


I put my little lighted Christmas tree on there and turn it on when I get up because it’s still dark. It just adds a little fun. In the back there is my snowman that holds creamer and sugar. I keep him empty until I need him for company or something.


A little Kim’s eye view.


So are you inspired to Christmasify your coffee area? If you’d like to see my post about my original coffee bar. Click HERE!

How’s your decorating going? Would you like to see more of my decor? Smile

Have a lovely day friends.


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