Tuesday, November 26, 2013

JUST HAVING SOME FUN!


I guess it's just a waiting game.  I did my shopping Friday and even ran out last night to pick up a few things I forgot.  I will probably duck out tomorrow with The Husband to get the wine and pick up some fresh flowers.  When I saw these at my grocery store last week I asked it they were fresh and I was assured they came in that morning.  I just felt that they looked a little shaggy so these can stay on the island and I think I may get something else for the yet undetermined centerpiece.  I can't set the table yet as I need it and to be honest, I love mixing and matching dishes and napkins and whatever...I don't want to rush it.  I can play with that tomorrow, so, no tablescape until my next post.  I want to take my time. :)




I don't know if any of you are familiar with Sonya of Beyond The Screen Door.  This girl can sew!  She made me a beautiful table runner last year that I prize.   I recently asked her to make me a tree skirt, the one I have has seen better days.  This arrived the other day.  I'll get a better picture when it's under my tree.  It's a pretty oatmeal colored linen with a cream colored ruffle.  There are cute ties where the skirt meets in a circle.  I also had to have this star shaped tray which she had in her shop.  I highly recommend that you visit her.  You can even email her if there is something special you want.



Have you been watching any of the Christmas movies?  I had my fill again on Sunday.  A lot of these are shown over and over.  If you missed Naughty Or Nice, you have to watch it.  It's hysterically funny!

 







Now I'm off to the Dollar Tree to find a plastic container to brine my turkey in.  I will be up bright and early to do that.  And I always make my potatoes and stuffing ahead of time as well as desserts.  So it will be a busy day.  And then Thursday the family will all be in one place, here, in our home.  Just the thought of that warms my heart.  That's what I give the most thanks for, I've been blessed with a family and so many great people in my life.  We are all in good health and life is good.  I will be thinking about this as I bustle around my kitchen on Thanksgiving, doing what I love the most for those I love even more!

Many blessings to all of you.  Happy Thanksgiving!

XO,
Jane

50 comments:

Beth said...

Hi Jane, Glad you are enjoying your iPhone! Cute and fun selfies! Your holiday will be awesome. It reminds me of the Thanksgivings of my childhood, when 6 aunts/uncles and their families all got together - such fun! Happy memories...and that is what you are making...enjoy and don't stress!
Hugs, Beh

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

LOL love the selfies! :)

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

Jane, I love the selfies! You are so pretty!! Rusty is pretty darn cute too. :) I'm worried about Holly with the Christmas trees this year too. Last year, she made a habit of climbing them, but she was just a kitten. This year, she's ummm...a little bigger (wider) LOL! I love your tree skirt. I'll have to check out that blogger for sure. Our current tree skirt came from Kroger about 20 years ago! Definitely time for an upgrade. :) Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, my friend!!!!

20 North Ora said...

Those photos crack me up!! Sounds like you are going to have a very wonderful Thanksgiving with your family. That's what it's all about.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Judy

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Wising you a wonderful Thanksgiving Jane! Sounds like it should be a fun one-enjoy:@)

Kathy Moreland said...

Hope you have a fabulous Thanksgiving with your family. I will have mine here too. So Wednesday will be prep day.

Take care.......oh.....love the pix!

Julie Marie said...

Wishing you and your family a very beautiful and blessed Thanksgiving dear Jane!... xoxo Julie Marie

Laurie said...

lol, you're having so much fun taking those photos!!! Lovely tree skirt, lovely pup, Happy Thanksgiving!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving Jane. All of mine will be here too... love the selfies you look marvelous!

sissie said...

Jane,
You are so funny! I hope that you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

hugs
Sissie

Shelia said...

Hi Janie! How nice to get a new phone and you're so cute taking your selfies! :) I'm sure your Thanksgiving will be wonderful. The little Boston is so cute. I know they can be a handful! Happy Thanksgiving and you're always a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Balisha said...

Love your "selfies." Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.
Balisha

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

Love the selfies. I feel quite certain you will never paint another thing :)
Happy Thanksgiving,
Laura

Julie Marie said...

Hi Jane... and thanks for the visit again... sorry you are having computer problems... hope your hubby gets you a nice one when when he shops for one on Friday... yikes!... I only shop online that day, not the crowds!... your pics of you are soo cute!... we just got new phones too... we had some before that did email and everything and gave them away as I didn't think I liked them... then, we decided we wanted some again... they are just now charging up... email when you can, love you, xoxo Moi

Vee said...

Doors hide a multiple of sins...good choice...you'll be able to store so much more without having to worry if it is cute!

You're cute! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving...

Sonia said...

What a fun post! I'm going to have to get a new phone before vacation! Can't wait to try it out! Sounds like you are busy busy! Enjoy your Thanksgiving!
Miss Bloomers

Debby said...

Great selfies. sounds like you may like your new phone. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. It will be a fun time having everyone together. ((((HUGS)))

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Hi, Jane! THANK YOU!!! for the shout-out! I'm so glad you're please with the Tree skirt and the Star Tray. It was a joy to work with you! Happy Thanksgiving!

Mary said...

HAVE A FABULOUS TIME JANE DEAR.
My turkey arrived from the farm today, not frozen thankfully! Now it's just chilling out in the 'frig along with at least a hundred bucks worth of accompaniments!!!

Thanksgiving blessings to you all.

Mary and Bob XX

Angela Ryder said...

What a fun post! Love the selfies!! I hope you and your family have a wonderfully Happy Thanksgiving!!~~Ang

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Lots of cute selfies Jane!
Love ya girlfriend..
You are a hoot!
Sounds like a full house for you on Thanksgiving.
My brother Matt and his wife that lives near the Twin Cities have been hosting Thanksgiving for several years.
They have 44 coming at the last count I heard..should be fun.
Big Hugs,
Cindy

Val said...

"See Jane run" made me laugh. Oh, yeah, the turkey!

Good luck with your closet plans. :)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

LOL, Jane! You are totally loving that phone! : ) You are so funny with your selfies.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Primitive Stars said...

You are to cute, love the selfies!!!!! Sweet puppy picture, looks great.....Happy Thanksgiving, Francine.

Cindy said...

Ha! Love the selfies! and can really relate to the frozen turkey realization! I brine my turkey too, makes them so much better. and I LOVE my iphone... i know you will enjoy yours so much!

Cindy

Claudia said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Jane! That Rusty is adorable. And you'll love your iPhone. I don't do half the things with it I could, there's much to learn!

xo
Claudia

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Funny thing about those Iphones, I've heard that you can actually speak to people on them too.

Great selfies...lovely to see you.

Jen

podso said...

I have been catching up on your posts. I don't understand how I miss them as I thought I followed you. Oh well, I'm thankful you were ok in the awful storm and now i know you are really cold. I'm listening to a Chicago radio station (one of the things I like about my iPhone.) Certainly you are loving it and will find lots to like about it. I look forward to seeing what comes of your closet. And have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Divine Theatre said...

Goofball! I love you even more now! LOL!

Have a lovely Thanksgiving! I don't know how close you are to a "Caputo's" grocery store but their flowers are breathtaking and very inexpensive!

xo

Andie

Traci said...

You're cracking me up with your selfies! Rusty's ears are so funny!! He's a cutie! I have to stop at the store on the way home from work. Dreading it but I forgot a few things & it's been pouring rain & freezing. Today it's still freezing but the sun's out! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

Kathleen Grace said...

Hi Jane, the selfies made me smile, you are adorable! I am so happy that you have everyone home for the holioday! enjoy your time together. Sending blessings your way for Thanksgiving :>)

Jane said...

Wow, I love your new blog design, it's sooo pretty! Great selfies. I'm guilty of those too...they're just so much fun!

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Jane, Jane, Jane, Jane, Jane,

YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE! You are too generous. Do they call it generous to a fault.

Thank you so much and Thanksgiving joy to you and yours. Your phone pic is adorable.

Love,
Sharon

Susie said...

Blondie, You are having way too much fun with that phone. :):) I could just see you jumping up to get that turkey in the fridge. I hate running short of time when there's so much to do. I want to wish you and yours a happy thanksgiving. I hope it filled with love and good food. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

lynn said...

your selfies are darling, jane! and so is rusty:) have a wonderful thanksgiving!

Melanie said...

Glad you are enjoying your new phone...I have an Android - the Samsung Galaxy 3 - and it does all the things you mentioned. What kind of Android did you have before? I need to get comfortable with using the calendar on my phone though...I find myself still drawn to my paper planner. Your grandpuppy is so cute! I love his big ears. I wanted to visit the blog you mentioned and I clicked on the link but it goes to a site called Thoughts from Johnny O. ?? Here's wishing you and your family a very happy Thanksgiving together!

Shirley said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. I have enjoyed reading your blog and I am trying to catch up with some of my friends. Family time is special for all of us. Your daughter's dog is like a cat we use to have. You never knew what was going to happen. I looked at a new phone, but haven't made up my mind as of yet. Have a wonderful day. Hugs and Prayers from Your Missouri Friend.

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

Jane!
I only have to make green beans today! Chrislyn, Jason and the "Grands" are in Phoenix, and Jay is covering Boise's various Turkey Bowl games for the news tonight as I write!

We are having out traditional feast on Sunday!

Love the selfies! I feel like I could now recognize you in a crowd!

Your "Granddog" is a cutie!

May God bless the beautiful "B's" on this absolutely glorious Thanksgiving Day!
w/L

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

Whooops! "our" traditional...
w/L

Kit said...

OMG!! You crack me up! Love the pics and you do look fabulous! I wish for you a very happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy the day to the fullest. :) Kit

Ivy and Elephants said...

I love your fun selfies! Hoping your Thanksgiving will be as awesome as you are! Enjoy your family.
Hugs,
Patti

Lulu said...

You are indeed having fun withthose hat new iPhone. You are braver than I to take the "selfies"., but I'm glad you did it because they made me laugh and that's always a good thing. Hope you've had a wonderful day.

Babs Richman said...

Hope your Thanksgiving was great. Love the "selfies". Enjoy your Iphone. We still have the old kind since about all we use the cell phone for it to find each other when we get separated at Home Depot or the grocery store. :)

Kelly said...

I hope you ended up having a wonderful Thanksgiving. Sounds like you were planning for a large group. My niece hosted us this year and brined her turkey too. We've never done that before, but it was very good! I didn't know what I was missing before getting an iPhone either. I love mine and now we'll probably be getting one for our youngest son for Christmas. Sounds like you're already using yours to the fullest!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Love the selfless, Janie, and hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

xo

Sheila

Lori said...

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving Jane and that everything came off without a hitch. I love my iPhone as well ~ are you on Instagram yet? Let me know ~ I love it. Happy weekend. xo

xinex said...

I am sure you had a fabulous thanksgiving! Janie. So nice that your family are close by. You will love your I phone! Love your pics!....Christine

Debbie said...

What fun photos Jane!!!
You are such a cutie!
I trust your Thanksgiving was wonderful.
We got together with my girls, and their families. My niece was with us with her little ones. It was a great day!
Love to you, dear friend.
xoxo

chateau chic said...

I trust you had a fabulous time with all of your family at home! I'm sure you're still having fun with your new phone.
Mary Alice

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

You are so funny with the phone pics! Love the selfies! I love my iPhone and my iPad is a must have too...and of course Apple TV. With that, the music on your phone can play on your television!