Monday, December 11, 2017

Nail Files. Week # 307

 This week I am wearing this awesome blue. It's Revlon~Sultry. I got it at Dollar Tree for $1. I love it.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

1st snow of the Winter & Glow Party

So today we got our 1st real snow storm of the season. I'm not sure how much we got. At least 3 inches. We had to go out tonight because we had a birthday party to go to. It was a Glow in the Dark party. It was pretty cool. During the day I wrote out some Christmas cards & wrapped a few presents. I kind of wanted to stay in & stay cozy, but these friends we haven't seen for just about 2 years & we don't live too far from each other. So it was nice to see them. I didn't get any pics of the snow.

10 Years Living in New Hampshire

We decided to move to Nh to have a bigger house & bigger yard for less $. It's been 10 years today that we lived here. I still in my mind, live in MA, not sure why. Maybe because we live so close to there or because there are always tons of MA people in our stores because we have no sales tax. So much has changed. Tara will be in middle school next year. We've had friends come & go. I'm ready to meet some stay at home Moms that craft or like to take little adventures while our kids are in school. But I love our neighborhood & I love it here in the Summer. We are close to Ma & an hour or so from Maine. We have a town beach. It's a small town. I know that people at the post office & they know me & the people at Shaws & Osco drug & the gift shops etc... All the small businesses here are run by friendly/nice people. There's no where else that I would rather raise my daughter. Well maybe Florida, but I think she will be out of school by the time we move to FL.

Our house in early Summer.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Holiday Themed Q&A

1. Real or Fake Tree~Fake tree. I've only had 1 real tree. I would like to get a real tree again, so Tara could see what it's like to pick out a tree.
2. Fave Christmas cookie~Sugar cookie
3. Home or travel on Christmas morning~Home. I think it's good for kids to be able to be home for Christmas. Our family comes to our house. We have the biggest house out of our family.
4. White or colored lights~Colored lights, but we have white lights on our tree because they came hitched to it.
5. Send Christmas cards~Yes, I send out cards every year. At least 60 cards.
6. Fave present received~I'm not really sure what my fave present received was. I usually tell my hubby what I want or pick it out or buy it myself.
7. Fave present given~Probably the Barbie jeep that we got Tara when she was like 4.
8. Stockings~Yes. Even the cats & my cat that passed away, JoJo, still has her stocking up & the hermit crabs have tiny stockings.
9. Christmas pjs~no
10. Fave Christmas Carol~Christmas Eve Sarajavo by Transiberian orchestra.
11. Fave Holiday tradition~Listening to Transiberian orchestra & drinking egg nog with rum, but we haven't had the egg nog with rum for a few years.
12. Early shopper or last minute~I'm kind of in between.
13. Fave Christmas movie or show~Elf
14. Fave Holiday beverage~Egg nog with rum
15. Cookies & Milk for Santa~Yes.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Mommy & Me Monday

We took these pics tonight. We have the house decorated somewhat, but we still need to add all the ornaments to the tree.

Linking up with Krystyn from "Really Are You Serious"?

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Tween Girls

 Choker necklace.
Sequin pillows.

 Beanie Boos.

 Slime kit.
 Pop socket

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Hello December

So it's December already. I'm kind of looking forward to this year being over, just because I think good things are going to happen in 2018. Not that 2017 was a bad year, I think it was pretty good.

Not a whole lot going on this month. A few birthday parties & getting together with friends to exchange X-mas presents. Working on cleaning out my office & bringing stuff to Good Will. Hoping to work on my bedroom closet. I need to get a shoe rack. I think I am doing a December Daily book. I have the book. I will need to get photos printed for it. We haven't had any snow yet, just a few flurries 1 night, but they are saying we might have snow next weekend. I was hoping we wouldn't get any snow until January. A few years in a row we didn't have any snow until January, which was kind of nice since I'm not a fan of snow.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Nail Files. Week # 306

This week I have on Sinful Colors~Cinderella. I've been wanting this color & it was on sale at Walgreens for 99 cents. It's a pretty shimmery blue. I might need to add another coat though.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

New Book That I'm Reading

This book is about a woman that has a standoffish neighbor & has trouble with him. She ends up deciding to "Kill him with Kindness" & starts a blog to chronicle the kind things she does. She starts to fall for him, but isn't sure if she should tell him about the blog. I thought I might like this since I write a blog.

My last book that I finished last night, I only gave 3 stars on Goodreads. It was about a murder in a mansion, but the whole book was them in the mansion trying to figure out who the murderer was.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Tasty Tuesday~Italian Baked Chicken and Pasta Casserole

Italian Baked Chicken and Pasta Casserole


2 cups whole wheat or gluten free penne pasta
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup cubed chicken breast (i-inch cubes)
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes with juice
1.5 cups shredded mozzarella
1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/3 cup bread crumbs
1/3 cup grated parmesan
1 tablespoon butter, plus more for buttering the baking dish

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Cook your pasta al dente, or about 5-10 minutes. Drain and pour into a mixing bowl.

Add olive oil to a saute pan and add the chicken. Cook for 3-5 minutes, then add your onions and garlic and cook until chicken is cooled through, or about 5 more minutes.

Put the chicken mixture into the bowl with the cooked pasta. Add the canned tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, parsley, salt and pepper. Stir to combine. Place the mixture in a buttered 8 by 8 by 2-inch baking dish.

In a small bowl mix together the bread crumbs and the parmesan cheese. Sprinkle over the top of the pasta mixture. Bake until the top is golden brown, about 30 minutes. Enjoy.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Mommy & Me Monday

We took this pic on Thanksgiving. I thought it came out pretty cute. It was a selfie & I think we look a lot alike in it.

Sunday, November 26, 2017


Is everyone starting to think about what their goals for the new year are going to be? I have a good feeling about 2018. Business opportunities & other stuff. Maybe starting a You tube channel & selling stuff online. I've been feeling more positive & have been writing in my journal more lately. I'm thinking of doing a December Daily book & want to do a vision board before the new year. I've already started writing out Christmas cards & mailed out a few. We need to take a picture of Tara with the cats for our main X-mas card. We tried taking a few today, but they didn't come out good at all. 1 thing I haven't been doing good with, is going to bed earlier. It's already after 11:00pm. That is 1 of my main goals right now. I think it's important to get a good night sleep & I haven't been getting it.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Nail Files. Week # 205

This week I am wearing Salon Perfect Keratin treatment~Birthmark Beauty & China Glaze~Disco Ball Drop on top. We went to Transiberian orchestra today, so I added that over the tannish color.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Maple Holistics Tea Tree Oil Shampoo Review

I've been using Maple Holistics Tea tree oil shampoo for the past few months. It makes my hair so soft. The shampoo smells so good too.

A little about the ingredients:

Tea tree is from Australia. It works to clear dead skin cells from the hair follicles and combats dandruff (as well as a natural solution for head lice).

Rosemary works to stimulate the cell renewal of the hair follicles as the tea tree simultaneously clears out the dead ones. By regulating oil secretions and increasing circulation. Rosemary will aid in leaving your hair smooth & refreshed.

Lavender works to clear away any blemishes on the scalp and ease the pain of burns and prevents infections.

I have really dry skin, so I also have dry scalp & dandruff. Living in New England & having really cold Winters makes it worse. Last Winter was the worst my dandruff has ever been. I think this has helped quite a bit. This shampoo is nice & creamy & bubbles up nicely. I massage it in while I'm letting it sit for a few minutes. It is safe for color treated hair. I color my hair every few months & the color usually fades fast. I dye my hair either red or plum & both colors are known to fade fast. This shampoo has helped my color stay in longer. The bottle says to not blow dry it, but once it cools off here & Fall/Winter hits, I blow dry my hair each time I wash it. I only wash my hair twice a week though. Natural tea tree oil shampoo is sulfate free & contains over 98 all natural compounds to promote scalp health. This product is made in the USA too, which is great. You can chose a free sample here.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Nail Files. Week # 204

This week I have on Color Club~Wild at Heart. I love Holo nail polishes. I really need to get more of them. I've been wearing a lot of purple polishes lately. I should probably take a break from them. Purple is my fave color though.