Saturday, November 27, 2010

Our new corner hutch! :)

Last night Scott and I went to "Good Wood". They carry all sorts of wooden furniture, some finished, some unfinished. They had a special "Black Friday" deals going on, and we found this corner hutch, unfinished for 240 dollars! It was an awesome price. Scott spent the day staining it, while I was busy at my Open House selling my goodies. When I got home, I was soo happy with the way it turned out. We really needed a corner hutch in our dining room, and we were so happy to find it for only 240 dollars, ofcourse, the price went right back up today, being that "Black Friday" was over. Just wanted to share our "fabulous find" for the weekend!

Wonderful Open House Today!!!

Today, I participated in a Holiday Open House at my friend Mary Melber's house. I sold my wonderful Thirty One Gifts, I love so much!! :)  I also sold some goodies too! :) I made some buckeyes (these are basically homemade peanut butter cups, yummm) These always sell great during the holidays.
I also brought some cookies from a friend of mine's kitchen, Nanny's Sugar Cookies . She made some super cute cookies that matched the "Thirty One" purses I love sooo much! I was soooo happy with the way they turned out!!

She even gave me a few Holiday cookies, this one was my fav! I am going to be buying some more of these before Christmas gets here!! :)
I hope everyone has had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend! I have, can't believe it's already Sunday tomorrow! I will be spending most of the day putting up Christmas decorations, yay!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Thirty One GIFT IDEAS!

I was browsing online, and I came across a fellow consultant's page, and she had some awesome gift ideas that I had to share. She listed certain occasions, and how thirty one gifts had almost something for everything!

Baby Shower/New Mom
* Ultra Plush Baby Blanket (personalized)
* Ribbon Pacifier Holder
* Infant bib
* Cindy Tote (as a diaper bag)
* Thermal Container (to transport baby formula and food on car trips)
* Square and Large Utility totes (personalized to hold baby toys, bath products….)
* Littles Carry-All Caddy (to hold bows, lotions, baby medicine….)

Wedding/Bridal Shower
* Personalized Stationary
* Luggage Tag and Handle Identifier (great for the happy couples’ Honeymoon)
* Cindy Tote
* City Weekender Tote (Personalized with new Initials or Last name)
* Jewelry Roll with Pouches
* Pull Apart Cosmetic Bag
* Skirt Purse
* Picnic Thermal Tote & About Town blanket
* Hostess Apron
* Personalized Hand Towels
* Large Utility Totes (Great for organizing the couples new place)

Wedding Party
* Personalized Stationary
* Pull Apart Cosmetic Bag
* Jewelry Roll with Pouches
* Manicure Kit
* Mirror Compact
* Hard Case Wallet
* Cindy Tote
* Super Sassy Sac
* Demi Purse
Back To School
* Coin Purse (for lunch, laundry, phone calls…)
* Rubber Key Chain
* Mini Zipper Pouch
* Cinch Sac
* Zip Flap Messenger Bag & different styles of flaps
* Toddler Backpacks
* Cindy Tote (great for College Students to carry lap tops and books)
* Thermal Tote (personalized lunch bag)
* Organizing Utility Tote (Great for dorm organization and shower caddy)
* Large Utility Tote (great for books, laundry….)
* Wristlet Wallet
* Mini On-the-Go Organizer
* Pull Apart Cosmetic Bag

Teachers Gifts
* Rectangle Basket & Personalized Liner
* Organizing Utility Tote (great for crafts)
* Littels Carry-All Caddy
* Mini Organizer (great for organizing a desk or craft supplies)
* Thermal Tote (personalized)
* Super Sassy Sac
* Cindy Tote
* Silk Scarf
* Portfolio

House Warming Gift
* Magazine Basket (can be used for countless purposes)
* Rectangle Baskets and Liners
* Personalized Thermal Container and Rectangle Basket make a great gift!

Birthday/Christmas/Other Gift Giving Holidays
* Organizing Wallet
* Hard Case Wallet
* Nail File
* Flat Iron Case
* City Weekender Tote
* Super Sassy Sac
* Albany Bag
* Organizing Shoulder Bag
* Skirt Purse and different skirts
* City Skirt Purse and different skirts
* Medium purse
* Personalized Stationary
* Thermal Tote
* Picnic Thermal Tote and About Town Blanket
* Thermal Container & Rectangle Basket (great for keeping hot dishes hot and cold dishes cold)
* Rectangle Basket & Personalized Liner
* Hand Towels
* Hostess Apron
* Magazine Basket
* Manicure Kit
* Silk Scarf

* Thermal Tote (can be used as an Easter Basket and taken to school to carry lunches)

Christmas is coming up!! :) Affordable gift ideas that everyone seems to love!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Everyday things remind me....

Everyday I am reminded of the loved ones I have lost. I run across little things, and it makes me smile....and cry, depends if it's "that time of the month" LOL.... I just feel like sharing some of these reminders, because I want to, and because it makes me feel better, and being that this is my blog, I will do just that, hehe...

Shahanna and I went to breakfast this morning......she got gravy and biscuits.....Every time I would go visit my grandparents, they would ALWAYS make sausage gravy and biscuits, and it was the best.  We always looked forward to it. Even after my grandmother "Mommy-pa" passed, Daddy-pa would go out and buy "Libby's Sausage Gravy" He would tell me that he knows it's not the same, but since he couldn't make it like she did, he wanted to do the next closest thing he could..... Also, today at the grocery store, I saw a coconut cream pie, Daddy-pa's favorite....I brought him a homemade one a few Thanksgivings ago, wanted to try to remind him of Mommy-pa....Now he is with her, that makes me happy.

 "Love you more" .......just a phrase that reminds me of my grandma "Mom's Mom". We always said that to each other every single time I came by to visit her.  Also, popcorn, popcorn always reminds me of her, because she always made popcorn balls every Christmas....

My FAVORITE Christmas candy "Buckeyes" They remind me of my Aunt Ellen, that just passed of Cancer, and Mommy-pa who I lost 4 years back.  I will continue to make them every Christmas. They will always remind me of them, and it's a good memory I have to carry with me.

REDSKINS, anything Redskins always reminds me of my Uncle John, He barely ever missed a game, and when I was growing up, this was just something I always remembered about him.....

Every time I go to Scott's mom's house, there is one particular chair that Scott's father sat in EVERY morning, when I used to drop Roxy off before going to work. He enjoyed having Roxy there with him to keep him company, and it made us happy that she had company during the day.  Now, there is not a time I walk in their house, that I am not reminded of him there waiting for our arrival every morning....

Every time I make a strawberry daiquiri I think of one particular weekend down at Rollin's Fork with Shahanna's family, friends, and Nick Mason. Very interesting daiquiri, that's for sure. Oh, and we definitely learned, you just can't cover up certain alcohol....

When I first got to college, I was assigned to a dorm that was very nice and all, don't get me wrong, but it was an Academic dorm, where you needed to maintain a certain GPA to live there. Now myself, I was just assigned there because they needed to utilize rooms, I didn't have a certain GPA that got me in there, LOL.... Well anyways, so the party atmosphere wasn't so hopping around there, and being that I was a freshman, I really didn't know much of anyone.  I did know Ricky. He would come by my dorm, pick me up, and take me out so I could meet people. This ultimately led to me meeting the girls that I would soon call my ZTA sisters.

Just some memories I have that I wanted to share....everyone, loved ones, friends lost, brings some sort of memory to my life that I always will have with me. No matter how small or large the memory, it has all influenced me in one way or another. It makes me a better person.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

My new car!!

I just got a new car...well I didn't just get it, but this is the first time I have blogged about it.

Just wanted to share a few pics so if you see me cruising around the George, I am not in the Mazda Protege anymore.... Still trying to think of some cute tag names...never had personalized tags, but kind of want some now.

My day at CulinAerie yesterday...

Every quarter, my company has quarterly awards they give out to the region. They turn this award ceremony into a "group event" by planning a different event/activity for the company to participate in. Yesterday, we went to a place called CulinAerie. This is a cooking school, where they teach you to make different meals, etc... It was a very neat experience for me. As most know, I don't like cooking, I am not the best at it. (Except sweet stuff, I love making candies/cakes/cookies) We all made a 3 course meal, and I am pretty impressed with the way our food turned out..... First we made a salad, it used oil, lemon, cheese, etc....... I didn't like this so much....but the rest of the meal was fantastic!
Then we made the main dish.....It was composed of Garlic, Tomatoes, Peppers, Onions, Chicken, seasonings, etc...on a bed of rice....It was very good....I cleaned my plate (I also took the day off from weight watchers, I know, I know)
The last thing we made was a chocolate souffle.   This was probably my favorite! There was also a sweet creamy sauce we used with it that made it even better....It was very  fluffy and cake light. I actually had never had a souffle before....
I think the end result was great, I had a great group that made the meal great....For some reason I think that if I were doing this on my own, it wouldn't have ended up as nice...hehe.... It was good for me to do this though, a neat place in DC I never went to, and not a far drive at all! :) Definitely would recommend this activity for any large group!

Talk to everyone soon, tomorrow is Friday, yay!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Another fabulous food find!

Only 1 weight watchers point (PET brand) Just wanted to share!! :) Hope everyone has a nice Tuesday!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Tuff Stuff.....ummmm, not really.... on Saturday, Scott and I stopped at Walmart, and when we were there we decided to pick Roxy up a new toy. We have to be careful when we get Roxy chew toys because she is very good at destroying we look for "TUFF" toys. When we saw this duck toy, it looked like it was a good fit.....Boy, were we WRONG! We gave this toy to Roxy, and 10 minutes later, it was destroyed. Kind of funny, a waste of money, but funny....

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