Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Nova's First Christmas

It came and went. Nova's first Christmas is under her belt. She had a room full of gifts from friends and family and BOY did she love ...of all things....the paper..haha.We had to celebrate on Christmas Eve because my husband had to work on Christmas.  Here are a few pictures I took of her helping with the decorations and opening presents.

 Helping with the lights!
Her and dad taking a break!
                                                             Her cousin helping her open.
                                               Her daddy helping her open
 Nova and I opening another on Christmas morning.
I wrote this on the dry erase board in our kithen:)

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!! Now it's time to celebrate  New Year's!! We will be watching the fireworks on the Las Vegas Strip from a family members lot that overlooks the entire strip!I can't wait! I hope all of you have a safe and Happy New Year!!


Sunday, December 18, 2011

What I have been up to..

I have been super busy starting this project that I wanted to do for my nieces. I had NO clue what to get them so I decided to make them something. I went to Michaels and picked up a few things..
  I decided to make them canvas's with their names on it to match their rooms. This was the first coat of paint on them
 This was the second coat
 And Ta Da... the finished product!! I thought they turned out pretty good... I hope they like them

On another note, I am headed to a Wine and Baking Party tonight! I am super excited...especially since I have never been to one before. I'll try to post pics soon! Have a great rest of of the weekend!!


Saturday, December 10, 2011

Tick Tock...

Today I have a lot going on and am trying to get everything accomplished. I have yet to find a good picture of Cody, Nova, and myself for the Christmas cards I want to do. So Iam going to be working on that today. I am also trying to get all the recipes together of the Christmas cookies I want to make this year and find time to do it. I wanted to head downtown today to get ornaments that I get every year with our family name and the year. I wanted to get one for Nova that says "Baby's 1st Christmas," but don't kow if I will make it down there. And lastly, I would like to clean the house and get the laundry done but am just not finding the motivation.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Ta Da.....

Well we did it. We got our tree and it is finished! I might get a couple more little things here and there but this is what the main idea is. I tried something new and a little different this year. I added ribbon all down it and put in some sparkly, squiggly things in it as well.

Here it is:                                                             Before


This is my little one with her first Christmas tree experience!

On another note, if anyone wants the Kahlua recipe, here it is:) Enjoy

3c. sugar
3c. water
10 tsp. instant coffee (crystals)
2T. vanilla
1 fifth vodka (apprx. 4 c.)

Simmer sugar, water, and coffee for 1 hour. Add vanilla, cool partly, then add vodka. Cool. May drink immediately!! I store it in a Kahlua bottle:)

P.S. I don't like it as sweet, so I only use 2 cups of sugar:)
Thanks again for stopping by and all the wonderful comments!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

O...The weather outside is frightful....

Today it is frightful...yet nice here in Vegas. It is chilly and windy outside. Makes me want to sit by the fire with a good book and a Kahlua and Milk:) My husband is busy building us a new bed and I have been doing housework and redecorating our room and living room. I still can't find curtains that I like, but hopefully soon. I made a fresh batch of Kahlua that had been in my family for years and you don't have to let it sit, you can drink it instantly! Here I have it simmering on the stove...

There is nothing better than homemade Kahlua:)

Tomorrow we will be setting up all our Christmas stuff (including our tree) and I will be posting pics. Stay warm and thanks for stopping by!