Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from my little family!
(I'm wishing the below photo wasn't blurry. Chloe was participating - willingly - and it would have been so great!)

Thursday, December 30, 2010

clean car

at 9:30 tonight, we decided my car just HAD to be washed!

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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

pitiful (looking) Sophie

All Sophie wanted was for someone to play with her or pet her. She wasn't amused with the picture-taking.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Chloe and the tree

I'm wondering how she's going to react when we take the tree down this week.

Monday, December 27, 2010

leaning tower of snow

The sun came out today and began to melt our snow. This snow got stuck on it's way down from the top of one of the lights.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

snow in Lake Waccamaw!

We went home today. This is what we woke up to:
Snow. In Lake Waccamaw. That rarely happens, much less THIS MUCH snow. The drive home was not fun.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!

My sister-in-law brought her cat over to her parents house for Christmas. This was after he ripped his Christmas tie off.

Friday, December 24, 2010

decorated (plastic) horse

I introduced you to this plastic horse last month. The people who own the plastic horse decorated it for Christmas.

They must be serious about their horse. And I have to ask - why does someone want a life-sized plastic horse in their front yard?

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Meet Sarah

We spent time with Sarah, the chihuahua, this evening. She's a pretty sweet dog.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

winter at Lake Waccamaw

We arrived in Lake Waccamaw today. It's pretty cold, cloudy and foggy. Those conditions still make for a pretty picture.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

gift-wrapping help

Chloe was bored just watching me wrap presents today, so she jumped on the table to help.

Monday, December 20, 2010


A look at my passenger's seat - my purse, phone, MyAgenda and sticky notes to keep me even more organized.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

pumpkin pie

I made pumpkin pies with gingerbread men (cut out of pie crust) on top.
The recipe was my great-grandmothers. And the pies (there were two) turned out great!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

snuggly Chloe

Really poor quality photo of Chloe and me (and heavily cropped.) But she was SO sweet, and I tried to capture it.

Friday, December 17, 2010

I saw a rainbow today

It was a small rainbow, but I tried to get a photo anyway.
This has to be some sort of good luck. I'm just saying....

Thursday, December 16, 2010


Another ornament. This one was painted by me (there's a set of 3 that I painted.)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Monday, December 13, 2010

chocolate goodness

I made almost five dozen of the peanut blossoms this evening.
Don't they look yummy?

Sunday, December 12, 2010

for real snow

as opposed to fake snow.

We really had snow overnight. This is the back of our house. And a reminder that I need to clear off branches that land on the roof.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Friday, December 10, 2010

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

snowy hill

The thing I dislike most about the snow is the hill next to our house.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Friday, December 3, 2010

cat under the Christmas tree

Chloe likes the fact that there's a tree skirt and presents for her to hide in beneath the Christmas tree. It makes things interesting.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

snowflake pie

I made a pie tonight with snowflakes (instead of leaves.) I love my piecrust cutters from Williams-Sonoma!
This was pre-baking.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Biltmore entrance

Even the entrance to the Biltmore Estate is pretty, especially at Christmas.

warning sign

by the time I got to the "warning" sign, I already knew traffic was slow or backed up.

Monday, November 29, 2010

foggy mountains

you can kind of see the mountains in the background. really gross weather.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

meet Lilli

I met Lilli, the daughter of one of my best friends, today. She was born on Veteran's Day.

Friday, November 26, 2010

giant lollipop

Found this during our Black Friday adventures.
No, I didn't buy it.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

plastic horse

I've heard of people putting statues/plastic "things" in their yard, but a life-sized plastic horse?

I saw this while on my morning run. A little strange for a house on a lake.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

somewhere in the middle of NC....

we're heading east for Thanksgiving!

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

foggy mountains

view of the mountains after it rained today. (Sorry-my camera battery was at home on the charger!)

Sunday, November 21, 2010

hard at work on cards

I finished 24 holiday cards today. They were completed with a "hand stamped" stamp on the back.
That was hard work.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

long walk

We took a long walk to check out some new shops in our area (it's rare that we can walk to stores other than the liquor store.) This is one of the fields we walked by (and that I often run by.) Look closely for a horse...

Friday, November 19, 2010

lighting up for the holidays

We went to see Harry Potter last night in Biltmore Town Park (just a fancy name for a development that contains a hotel, movie theater and a bunch of shops and condos.) When we came out of the theater, the Christmas lights were lit!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

sunrise over west Asheville

I caught this sunrise over west Asheville this morning. Looks like a sunset, but it really was 7 a.m. when I opened my curtains and was blown away by the colors. I had to capture it.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Elton John in Asheville

I saw Elton John tonight in Asheville. My first time seeing him in concert, and most likely my last (just because he has only been to this city twice.)
It was pretty amazing.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

checkbook cover

I set out to make a checkbook cover this evening. And I succeeded.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

alpaca at the Studio Stroll

It's not every day I see alpacas and can feature them on my blog. Today I saw a few at the River Arts District Studio Stroll.
The studio stroll is held twice a year and people can meet the artists and buy their work during these weekends. (The artists generally have limited hours the public can enter the studios and make purchases.) It's very cool and we spent four hours down there - and didn't buy anything, but we may go back tomorrow.