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2015 Pictures in Review

Happy New Year!

An awesome turkey day!

I was exceptionally thankful this year to actually have all my kids and grandkids at the same place, at the same time. Wow! Wonders really do never cease! It was great seeing them all. Ashley helped me cook, plus made all the cookies. She did a great job! Not much food was left so a good time and a full belly was enjoyed by all.
If you would like to check out some recipes and information on Thanksgiving and turkeys you can click my link here from last year. I am still finding time to be hard to find here lately but last year's post is informative. This one maybe not so much, although I did make chocolate pie from the Pioneer Woman's recipe. OMG it is awesome! You can find it here. Yum, Yum, and easy too. I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday!


This time of year is always bittersweet for me. The weather starts turning cooler, the leaves fall and I'm another year older. I make the best of it by making a big pot of soup (my recipe here), watching lots of scary movies and reflecting on the past year. Mostly it's been a good one and I can't complain so that, in and of itself, is a huge blessing. And OMG I got to go see Paul McCartney for my birthday which was way better than just awesome!! So all is good right now. Although the recent blood moon has had me feeling a bit reclusive and a bit blue I feel I am seeing the end of its affects. Like I said I can't complain!

Here are some links for information, shopping and recipes to help you understand and enjoy the season of the witch. If you want to see the video Season of the Witch by Donovan you can view that on last year's post here. Naturally I was a witch (followed by my witchy cackle) :) Enjoy your holiday!!
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Modcloth Guest of Honor Dress with Doc Martens

Guest of Honor Dress
What can I say other than I love, love, love this dress. It's soft, stretchy and oh so comfy! Nice material and can be worn year round. It was one of the first dresses I wanted when I first discovered ModCloth way back when. I finally got around to getting it on sale awhile back and I am so happy with it. I love the full skirt. It reminds me of a skirt my grandmother bought me at Goodwill when I was a kid. It was black velvet on one side and red satin on the other side and you could wear it either way. It was gorgeous and I loved twirling around in it. It was pretty sweet! Of course, I had to spin around in this dress first thing. It didn't take me quite so long to get dizzy as it did as a kid so the spinning was kept to a minimum but still lots of fun.
The Guest of Honor dress is designed by Effie's Heart. Another dress by the designer is certainly in my future. I also love my Doc Martens. They were a gift from my best bud. She…

Life After Work

Well, it's been 21 weeks since I lost my job. It's been weird not having a job to go to each day and in a way I've missed it very much. In another way, not at all....although I believe that has more to do with it being my favorite time of the year rather than not wanting to work. I guess knowing I will have to go back to work soon makes me not want to but I'm not sure that I would want to be retired and continue on without a job at all. The days begin to run together for me too much after awhile. It has been many, many years since I have had a summer off so I haven't dug my heels into the job search yet but last week I began sending my resume to places I would really like to work rather than the required two for unemployment. Places I would really like to work and hopefully have a chance of getting hired. Although I did have one interview I haven't had any nibbles yet but with any luck maybe soon.  It's time to go back to work.
I have made the most of my t…

A Night of The Beatles Music

As a little girl growing up in the country with no siblings I listened to music a lot to pass the time. There were two radio stations, WSAI and WING that I could get on my transistor radio and as long as the batteries held out I was good to go. Around age 7 my mom and dad got me a stereo that played records. Oh my, it was my best Christmas present ever! It was wooden, stood on legs and had a lid. A pretty piece of furniture that played music. I loved it! They tied a big red bow around it and although it stopped working years ago I still have it. 
The Beatles became my favorite band and I played their music all the time and couldn't wait for a new album to come out. I bought all the magazines that featured them and anytime they were on TV I was in front of it. My dad bought me some white go go boots so I could dance along. A true Beatlemaniac! I was 13 when they broke up and I was heartbroken, Although there were no more Beatles they still put out individual stuff and Led Zeppelin

Concert Series: Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band (I wore #thedress, which is blue on black)


Roman Originals

I had the pleasure of attending a concert to see my favorite band a few weeks ago with my best friend. We've had so much fun listening to them over the years that when I saw they were coming to town around her birthday I knew where we would be. 6th row center, baby, we were there! They played at a new concert venue called the Rose Music Center which was so nice. They rocked the house!
When the whole #thedress controversy hit the internet I found it to be very interesting. I mean it made me think how many other things do we see as different everyday. Most of the people I knew saw it as white and gold but I always saw it as blue and black. I had to have it. I don't know why, I just did so I ordered it right away although I had no idea where to wear it. When Kenny Wayne posted that the dress was obviously blue on black from his song, I knew then I would be wearing it to see him. It's actually a beautifully made dress and so comfortable. I love it and …