Friday, December 28, 2012

Xmas Thru Pictures

Merry Christmas To MEEEEE !
My hubby spoiled me this year...


My little princess (with some help from Daddy) bought me this beautiful ring.
It's a Topaz stone which is Madyson's birthstone, so I can pass it on to her in the future.

Some of the other things I opened up Xmas morning were:

Thank you to my family for making my holiday so magical,
I really am blessed & so thankful ...

Wednesday, December 26, 2012


My little princess is now ONE.
A whole year has gone by and she is no longer a she is a toddler.
The past 12 months have come and gone in a flash and she is growing up so quickly.
I had so much fun planning her special day.
She will never remember her first party, but luckily we have lots of pictures
to share with her in the future!
Madyson's 1st Birthday Party
thru pictures

Happy Birthday Lil' Princess

Friday, December 21, 2012

Secret Santa Swap

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas!
I love this time of year so much
and although I absolutely LOVE giving gifts,
 I don't mind receiving them either!
Today I am linking up with some lovely ladies to share
my wonderful gifts I received from our Xmas blog swap.

First of all I would like to thank my Secret Santa, Stephanie,
for taking the time to pick out such thoughtful gifts.
I loved the card she sent me -
 it has a picture of Canada's Parliament in winter on the front and
 inside she mentioned that she drives by this every day - what a beautiful view!
What I loved about this gift is that most of the items were handmade by local Ottawa artisans.
What lady doesn't need a new bag to tote around?!
 This one is the perfect size for anything from some lipgloss & a cellphone
to some change and a pack of gum!
 The design is so cute too!
Next I opened this candle...
If anyone knows me then they know that I ALWAYS
have candles burning at home.
 I love the ambiance that candles create and the neutral color matches my home perfectly!
I am pretty sure that every single outfit I own has some form of black in it.
So this scarf was a perfect choice for me!
Stephanie also sent me a cute little pair of button earrings:
Can you believe there is still more?!
She also sent me this adorable Santa ornament !
Thank you again for all the beautiful gifts,
Merry Christmas !

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

A Day Of Silence

Praying for the little angels, heroic teachers & their families today.
My heart continues to break for each of you.
My thoughts & prayers are with you all.

Thursday, December 13, 2012


I'm linking up to let you know what is OK today :

Its Ok Thursdays
That I thought it was a good idea to run a few errands last night after getting my brows waxed. I thought a little pressed powder on top of the fresh wound would make everything okay, but apparently I was wrong. People were looking at me in horror as if I had just been mauled outside in the parking lot by a circus tiger.
That I am going to get some fresh highlights in about an hour and have no intention on changing the pants that I slept in all night.
That I have like 4000 presents to wrap for Xmas and they are all sitting on the floor in front of me right now but I am choosing to write this post instead.
That I look like a ghost - it's 20 degrees outside and I would love to lay out in the sun and soak up some vitamin D but I think I'll have to settle for a spray tan instead.
That I "accidentally" left up a page of bedroom vanities on my hubby's laptop in case he has a desire to buy me one for Xmas :)
Have a wonderful Thursday Lovely Ladies!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

I Am A Winner !

It happened....
I won a blog giveaway!!!
I was so excited when I got the email that I had been
 selected by that crazy little random number generator.

This is what I did when I found out I had won:

I have been following Romantic Savy @ Romance In A Glance
since I started blogging & she recently created a new blog for all
us mothers & mommys to be:
Her blogs are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G
and if you aren't following her you should check them out RIGHT NOW
(or whenever you have a sec).
Now onto my big prize!!!
You can read about the giveaway here.
I was so excited when my mailman rang my doorbell and left THIS package on my doorstep:
How cute is this box?
 I didn't even want to rip it open because I loved it so much.
After staring at the box for 5 minutes I decided it was time to open it up!

I love nice handwriting


This lil' reindeer ornament was so cute he had to go right on the tree!

I used to watch this with my family every year.
Now I am so excited to start the tradition with my little one.

And this was the face she made while watching me open up our box of goodies.
Thank you again Mushy Mommy  - you made our day!

Friday, November 30, 2012

Top Five Fridays

Today I'm linking up with my sis for her new Link Up!

Page: Twenty-Two
 Top 5 Celebrity Wardrobe Malfunctions
I think we can ALL agree that when it comes to wardrobe malfunctions Miss Britney had the worst ot them all. I don't think I could show my face in public after everyone & their mother had seen my business. I hope Britney remembers her undies from now on!
No that is not cleavage you are looking at, that's Sofia Vergara's butt crack after her dress split 20 minutes before she was due on stage @ this year's emmys. At least she was wearing underwear - Britney can learn a lot from her.
Okay Mariah....
We all love "All I Want For Christmas Is You", but I bet poor Nick Cannon is hoping you lose the camel toe for Christmas this year.
Kim... we know you have a huge bum...put some underwear on...please...thank you.
Scroll to the 1 min 8 sec mark to see this malfunction - at least Taylor remembered her undies!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

So Much To Be Thankful For

I hosted my first Thanksgiving dinner this year and had a wonderful time with my family.
There are so many horror stories that you read about
 when families get together but luckily for me,
 my family is extremely close, we all get along so well,
 and we always have such a good time together.
There is so much that I am thankful for this year:
* My daughter Madyson 
Every day she makes me laugh. She is the happiest little girl I've ever met and even though she's only been here for 11 months, I can't even remember life before her,
* My hubby
I am so grateful for my husband and how hard he works for us. I know how lucky I am to be able to stay at home with Madyson and am so thankful that he will do anything in his power to make me happy. It might seem old fashioned (especially with so many career women out there these days) but, I love being a housewife. I look forward to having dinner on the table when he gets home from work and taking care of all the household chores.
*My Home
We bought a new house this summer and it's everything I could have hoped for. After searching online and going to numerous open houses I found that it was very difficult to find one that had everything we were looking for and had that "home" feeling. This one just seemed perfect for our family and I am so grateful that the first offer fell through and we were able to purchase this house - it feels like home here.
* My Family
I have two loving parents & two amazing sisters and I consider myself so blessed to have such a wonderful family. We spend so much time together and always have so much fun! In fact, all 8 of us (2 parents, 3 girls + 3 husbands) are all going to see A Christmas Carol this weekend - I can't wait!
Here are a few pictures from my Thanksgiving weekend!
Inspecting the turkey...
Time to put the turkey in !

Setting the tables

Maddy's seat :)

Posing in her turkey dress

Maddy with Auntie Shann & Uncle Mike

My nephew Caleb looking so handsome in his holiday sweater

My dad teaching my hubby how to carve a turkey

My little turkey

My sister, Brittney, with the two munchkins

Enjoying some toast


My two turkeys picking out the perfect Christmas tree

Learning how to do chores early

Setting up the tree!

Watching me decorate the house

Christmas Time Is Here !!!