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"How To" Tie Blanket & Mr. Jingles

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Happy Hump Day!
This is a fun gift idea I've been wanting to try for a long time and just never got around to it! But now I have :) And I am making like 4 of them for Christmas gifts!
I plan on taking them to get monogrammed after I finish them all (which takes about 30-45 minutes per blanket) with names or initials in matching colors :) If you're local in Lexington, and in need of monogramming, don't forget about Sew JWL who does an awesome job!! Her last day for Christmas orders is December 13th so better hurry on up!
So here goes the Tie Blanket ... step by step... so easy! Great gift for one of your friends or for kids :) If you are making for a big kid or just a throw size, then you will need 2 yds of each color fabric you choose. For a full adult size I would get 3 yards.

1. Pick out two cute felt fabrics (I went to Hancocks, but Hobby Lobby had some cute ones too! They were like $6 a yard I think)
2. Cut the ends off of both fabrics all the way around the entire piece…

Patterns

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What's a Real Estate Institute president to do? A 20 year low in house sales, housing finance regressing nearly as far, and prices showing the worst falls in the country. What's the solution to such a problem when your members are leaving the industry and queuing up to sell flat screens again? Distraction! Talk the unquantifiable data outside the date range of the stinky figures you've just released, of course. 




Dealing with an inattentive media is always a bonus. They don't ask questions, just repeat your choice quotes.  Sometimes dealing with such sleepwalkers can be frustrating, being so desperate to write their own nonsense angle they can derail your own narrative, as The Mercury's Meryl Naidoo proves when referencing figures from the September quarter...
INTEREST rate cuts have failed to rally homebuyers in Tasmania as sales plummeted across the state.Now I had to take my socks off to do it, but I think the September quarter ends at the end of, well, September. …

Oh, How Pinteresting Monday!

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Get ready for some cute things... and some good home ideas today :) I am in the staging/real estate mood today, maybe I've been working too much LOL


 Loving these Tory Burch's!!!



And this Polyvore too ... so cute and stylish but cozy too!
I think those are sooo cute! Great closing gifts also, a painting of your new home! Love it!

Do it yourself chalk paint on wine glasses. Much easier to dip then put on with a brush, eliminates the brush strokes. Trying this for next party I think!

Great thing to save! Everyone's front door will need a fresh coat of paint sooner or later... especially before you are thinking of ever selling your home... a freshly painted front door will make a huge difference on your curb appeal!

I love this house! Huge front porch... so pretty and classic!


Love this, how they painted the inside of this! Makes such a difference! So cute!

Ok I need this! My wrapping room is a hot mess! I love all the pockets on the sides!! It is from marthastewart.com
Peanut Butt…

Menu Planner

Another busy weekend that included a trip to Charlottesville to see the Wahoos play the Hokies. Sad day for the Wahoos but nice to get away with Michael without C & C. Thank you, thank you to Michael's parents for watching them!

I am busy today preparing for an agent open house at my cute listing in Chester. More details here.

Here is this week's menu planner....

Monday....Chicken Piccata, Rice, Asaparagus
Tuesday....Casserole Queens Not Your Average Tamale Pie
Wednesday....Kickin Mini Meatloafs, Corn
Thursday....Kate's Italian Sausage Casserole
Friday....Chicken Rollatini, Salad, Bread

We decorated for Christmas yesterday. I have some finishing touches to do and then I will be back with pictures. Here are our decorations for last year. 1/2 / 3/ 4/ 5

Another Year Older :)

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Hope everyone had a terrific weekend!
Yesterday was my birthday ;)


But let's be honest... I don't usually have a birth "day" it is more like a birth "week" LOL My poor  family... my birthday is like a never ending event! But I won't lie, I love it! For my actual birthday, Chris had gotten us tickets a while back to go to the UK vs. Tennessee football game and it was the perfect day to go! Beautiful weather and WOW.WHAT.A.GAME! For those of you non-Wildcat fans, this was an epic game! Kentucky's first win against Tennessee since 1984! I'm taking all the credit of course that it's because it was my birthday ;) Of course. Ha.

Watching the game :)
Awesome!!!! GOOOOO Cats!!
Look at that field rush! Holy Cow! Gives me goosebumps to watch haha! Check out this totally unprofessional video I took from my phone during the field rush...
(Mute playlist at bottom of page)
How great is that? It was a great day to be a CAT fan and I am so glad we were there …

Thanksgiving Recap

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I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!!
I meant to do a post yesterday I was just absolutely exhausted from cleaning/cooking/setting up for everyone to come over, etc! Preparing for 16 people is no joke! So today I have cleaned a little, took a 2 hour nap (which I haven't done in forever!) and then started taking down Thanksgiving and putting up Christmas! Yay!
On Thanksgiving day we had our families over and had a late lunch/early dinner. My dad, Chris and myself cooked ALL day! And by all day I mean from like 9am until about 4pm! But it was fun!
This was our thought for the day (stolen from Pinterest of course!)


"Big Kid" Table 

Got all the cute coloring Printables from Pinterest... A coloring turkey and then a two page sooo cute worksheet where you check off all the different, fun things they were thankful for :)


Having fun at their kid's table! :) Coloring away! (PS how cute is that crayon holder in the middle? $3 at Hobby Lobby! Love it! The placemats were jus…

Hello Hello!

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Why helllllllllooooo!
I want to start by saying I promise I am not a fair-weathered blogger... yes I have been MIA since Nov. 14th (so sad!) but as you may remember... my computer was sicky! Major! And it took her going to a new place to get healed and I FINALLY got it back yesterday and literally have been on the computer nonstop ha! You have no clue how weird it feels to not have a computer (well maybe you do but I hope not) ... I have felt like I am living under a rock!! And now I'm back! Yay!
Thanksgiving is in two days... we are having it at our house and I still have to go to the grocery and get everything ready!! This past weekend we went to Louisville to celebrate with Chris's family at his parent's house and it was so yummy! The kids surprised me with an early bday cake, cards and present! My actual birthday is this Saturday and they won't be with us :( so we had a mini celebration (thanks babe for thinking of it!) and had my absolute favorite cake on earth.... …