Monday, November 30, 2015

New Week

We made it through another Monday. High Five. So I was excited for everyone to be back to school & work today & I ended up sick. So I rested most of the day & went food shopping. I have a bunch of errands that I want to do this week. We have a mini Christmas tree up. It's Tara's from her bedroom. We're holding off on putting up our big tree because we're not sure how Kizmet will be with it. She's so curious & into everything.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Black Friday Shopping

I hope everyone had a nice long weekend. Did you do any Black Friday shopping? I did. Well on Friday, but during the day not a 1am or anything. The stores here in NH opened at 6:00 on Thanksgiving night. Anthony went out at 5:30 pm & didn't get home until 3am. Crazy. But Tara is all done & he's done shopping for me. What do you have on you Christmas wish lists? I don't really want much this year. Just some warm pjs, an essential oil difusser & a tattoo of my cat JoJo pawprint. He got some some stocking stuffers already. Now I think I'm getting a cold. Passed on by my daughter. Lots of appointments this week,

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Small Business Saturday

Did you shop Small Business Saturday? We went to the mall, but also went into a gift shop in our town. We have 4 cute gift shops in our town. They had 20% off. I got a Christmas present for a friend. So I can't post a photo of it.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Nail Files. Week # 233

 I decided to do some Thanksgiving/Fall colors today. I have on CQ~Rustic Dream & Wet n' Wild Magnetic. They are chipping a bit on the ends. I already took the polish off today. I just want something a little brighter.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Camera Girls

I really need to start using my good camera more often. It's just so big, I hate lugging it around. But it takes way better photos than my ipod touch. So I hope to take some great photos for the Holidays & all the fun things coming up.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Sick Day

So Tara is home sick today. She has a low-grade fever & a really bad sore throat. I brought her to the doctor & he said she doesn't have strep. It's that time of year again. What do you do to try to not get sick? We had our flu shots & I've been taking emergen-c & zinc. It's Thanksgiving week & we are suppose to be going to a concert tomorrow night. Not sure if we will be going or not. Stay healthy everyone.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Kittery Premium Outlets

Yesterday we went to a Blogger event that I was invited to at Kittery Premium Outlets in Kittery, Maine. We met up with a lady named Kathy, who is the Director of Marketing for the Kittery outlets. She was so nice & friendly. There were 4 of us bloggers, plus my hubby & my daughter & another blogger brought her hubby. Justine from Sobeanie, Leslie from OneBrassFox & Emily from UNH Her Campus.
First we went to Starbucks & tried some samples. We got to try a seasonal drink & treat.

Then we went on to Yankee Candle & got gift bags with a Mini jar candle, Balsam & Cedar & a Car Jar air freshener in the same scent.

Next was J Crew, it's all set up & looking all cozy for Christmas. I've never been in that store before.

Then Banana Republic. The girl that was hosting in that store was so nice & bubbly. She made us all smile. I loved this poncho that they had there.

We went to Lindt chocolates. 

They have a hot chocolate/drink bar. You can add different candies on top. They change it up for the seasons. We tried a yummy caramel truffle hot chocolate. They give out samples as you walk in.

We went to Sunglass hut & they did a product demo on "How to pick out a pair of sunglasses for someone as a gift".
 Tara loved these purple sunnies.

Then to Hannah Andersson to get International sizing information. They measure in centimeters. They have organic comfy clothing for children. Babies to teens.

Last we went to Columbia sportswear for a look at gift ideas for Men.

They provided us with a $100 Simon gift card & a $50 Columbia sports gift card. We got a bunch of things with the gift cards. Anthony picked out some Christmas gifts for himself. He got some really nice gloves at Columbia for when he's outside snow blowing our driveway. He also got a shirt for work at J Crew.

I got a vest from Banana Republic & a shirt from American Eagle.

Tara got an awesome cozy blanket from Columbia & a few bouncy balls from Old Navy.

These are all the freebies that we got below.

 We had such a great time shopping & spending time together as a family.
Thanks to Mary & Kathy for being so nice to include us in the blogger event. The Black Friday deals are already going on at Kittery Premium Outlets. They are located on Rt. 1 in Kittery, Maine right off of Rt 95. There are over 60 stores & they have some great deals going on right now. Check the website for Holiday hours.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Be Thankful Always

Lately I feel like people have been extra nice & I've been having some good luck. I really appreciate people going out of their way to give freely & I'm always thankful, not just in November around Thanksgiving. Since people have been extra giving lately, this past week I sent some Tuesday wishes to 2 people in a crafting group that I am in. They posted some wishes of things that they wanted & I had some of the items, so I sent them the stuff, but never left wishes for myself. I love doing nice things for people. Sometimes it's better to give than to receive, it gives you the warm & fuzzies.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Nail Files. Week #232

I had on a happy holographic nail polish this week. KB Shimmer's~Whole Lava Lovin'. I wear this polish quite a bit. I love holo polishes.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Fibro update

So I went to my doctor today about the fibromyalgia. I got a referral to see a physical therapist. I'm looking forward to seeing her. She treats people with fibro, So I'm hoping that she can help a bit. I'll be going at the beginning of Dec. I also asked the doctor if she knew of any Fibro support groups & she said no, but she was thinking of starting 1. She said she would really think about it & try to get it together. I think that is great. I hope I encouraged her to do that. It would make me feel like I made a difference in a way. Something positive for people.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Happy Mail

My pen pal Carolina, in Ireland made this card & sent it with her letter.

I got this card from my pen pal Karen in New Jersey. It's so nice getting cards & happy mail.

I have to get start getting cards ready. I'll order photo cards, but I usually send regular cards when I run out of the photo cards. I ordered some new address labels with a cat on them.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Goodbye Monday

 So we made it through another Monday. Monday is food shopping day for me. I also did some errands. Finally bought some Christmas presents & ordered some new address labels. I need to take some photos of the Drama Queen & Kizmet for our Holiday cards & order them. Hard to believe that Christmas will be here so soon. I've been in denial for a while. haha. But I'm finally facing it.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Day 2 Craft Fair fun

So my friend went to this fair yesterday & she had a pass to get in today, so she gave it to me. I've never been to this fair before because it's $7 to get in. So this was really nice of her & really helped.

I didn't buy this sign, but thought it was cute. Sad, but true.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Craft fair fun

T & I had fun today at a huge craft fair. I think this is my 3rd time going to this craft fair. This is my 6th craft fair this fall. I don't think there any many more coming up. Hopefully there will be a few in December.

I got these crystals for myself & the earrings & got a few X-mas presents too.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Nail Files. Week # 231

This week I have on China Glaze~Dashboard Dreamer & the glitter is Sinful Colors Bling it on~Teal Midnight. Haven't really felt like doing anything fancy lately.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Stuff & Things

*I got some stuff from Lush recently. I'm really enjoying them. I got a shower jelly named 93,000 Miles. It has eucalyptus, peppermint & cinnamon. & I got a pink peppermint body lotion. It smells really good.
* Kind of ready for Thanksgiving. Or we could just skip it. No biggie to me.
* We don't have that much coming up. Not sure about any cookie swaps, or the nutcracker or New year Eve parties.