Sunday, October 31, 2010


Can you guess who we are?   Yep, that's right....
Carmen Miranda and her NERD!  Hubby and I attended our neighborhood's annual Halloween Costume Party last night.  I put on false eyelashes for the first time.  Wholly cow they were so long!  I had so much glue on my eyelids I had to cover it up with liquid eyeliner.  Half way through the party the inner corners started to come loose so every time I blinked they scratched me.  I was so worried I was going to pull the few "real" eyelashes I have out when I tried to take them off.  So I gooped up my eyes with tons of soak and scrubbed and scrubbed and they finally just fell off.  The false ones, not the real ones...thankgoodness!
It's always so much fun to see everyone's costumes and eat all the ghoulish treats!  This is what I brought: 

 Some of the guests...
Heart patients gone wild!
 Last week I took our granddaughters to the pumpkin patch to pick out their pumpkins.
 Then it was home to carve them.  Hanna loved digging all the slimy innards out with her hand.....Yuck!!
 Sofia dressed in her "BOO" shirt.
We are excited because our daughter, Bre is coming down for a week's visit on Tuesday.  Wish she could bring the boys, but this was a spur of the moment trip and the boys can't miss school.  So sad when Cole found out...he cried.  We have to wait until Christmas to see them. 
Tomorrow will be a long day for me.  Up at 5:30 for exercise, work at 9:30 AM until 11 PM.  We are going to redecorate a large part of the store so I have to stay and do that after my regular work shift.  Tuesday I work all day too.  I am going to be beat by the time Bre arrives.  But I'm sure I'll be able to muster the strength to shop with her and Jami all day on Wed.!
Hope you all had a fun Halloween.  Now it's time to focus on Christmas since it is only 53 days away!!
XOXO Nancy

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

I Have A Good Excuse

REALLY I DO!  I have been working lots of hours at my job getting ready for their big Christmas Open House...93 1/2 hrs. in two weeks to be exact!  Whew, that's a lot of hours for this old girl.  My whole body was sore.  But I'm fine now and wanted to share a few things that I've been up to since the last post.
First off, I broke down, hopped over to EBAY and bought myself this......
 yep, a Cricut Expression.  After reading a few of the instructions and checking out a some website tutorials
 I made this.....
 I love working with the vinyl.  So many cool things you can make with it.  Next stop is IKEA to get some jars to label and get my pantry organized.
I thought you might enjoy seeing a few pictures from our store's Christmas Open House.  The trees we decorated really did come out spectacular.
It started out at 5pm on a Friday night with 100's of boxes spread over 5,000 sq. ft.
 This work continued through late Tuesday night and ended like this:
 Oh, and we haven't forgotten Thanksgiving either!
 I'm glad all this holiday decorating is already done at work, otherwise I wouldn't have any energy left to do my own house when the time comes.  
This afternoon Hubby and I went and saw "The Social Network" this afternoon.  A really good movie.  One I would highly recommend.  Thought I was going to get a dinner out, but Hubby's stomach was acting up so home we came............I had cereal for dinner!
Good thing my favorite show, "The Good Wife" is on tonight or I would probably be in a poopy mood.  Guess I'll have to hit him up for dinner out later this week!  Need to hit the shower and then into my P.J.'s to watch my show.  Nite-nite.