Monday, December 30, 2013

~ Happy New Year & Happiness Jar ~

I cannot begin to tell you how much I want 2014 to begin!  I believe that this year, 2013, has been the worst that I can remember.  So much many negative things.  I am looking forward to a new beginning!

Do you make resolutions?  I don't ~ too much pressure. I like to set intentions for what I'd like to bring into my life...peace, fun, new friends, new experiences and volunteer opportunities. I want to focus on the good things!

I'm going to do the "Happiness Jar" to record happy moments, good things from each day, etc.  Wanna join me?   

Wishing you and your loved ones a very Happy New Year and I hope that you are showered with blessings throughout the year!


Monday, December 23, 2013

~ Merry Christmas from Texas! ~

This is a most difficult Christmas. I'm trying to keep it together to honor Abby as well as remembering the real reason for this season. We are so blessed to be able to celebrate our Savior's birth. I hope that you and your loved ones enjoy each moment!

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

~ Just a few things ~

I guess you notice the new blog design. I have had such a horrible year and feel like starting out the new year with a clean slate, so to speak.  I think a simple and uncluttered design will help me in this endeavor. If you are interested in a new blog design, please check with Rebekah at
Rebekah Louise Designs. She's awesome to work with and so very patient!

For the first time in a long time, I've had several things to share with you, however, I still don't have my computer repaired and no access to photos.  Not fun!

I'm sure if you don't live in Texas, you at least heard about our ice-apocalypse. What a trying situation. I've lived in this state all my life and have never seen ice remain on the ground for 9 or more days.  There are still some remnants on a few houses and streets where the sun is rare.

My daughter and I had a wonder*filled Thanksgiving!  I'm sure you've heard of Jo Pearson ~ she's the Creative Director for Michael's. She and my daughter have worked together for years. She made the most incredible Thanksgiving meal that you can imagine!  I took the  Pumpkin Trifle shared here earlier and a chocolate pie. Changed from the usual pumpkin & pecan too. We wore our PJ's and made Christmas ornaments in the afternoon. Such a wonderful day and a incredibly relaxing!

I celebrated another birthday Dec 1st and had a great outing with my daughter!  We ran around, shopped and then ate at my favorite restaurant, Pappadeaux's!  We sorta did the same thing on Sunday....out and about in the sunshine.  We went to Dallas and did some looking, wishing and shopping at Anthro, Urban Outfitters, West Elm, Francesca' name it!  Had lunch at Patrizio's ~ another favorite.  Their Bellini's rock!

I am focusing on honoring Abby this Christmas and performing RAOK's and paying it forward. If you'd like to join in, you can become one of "Abby's Angels" ~ making life better for others. The simplest act can mean the world to someone else.

Not sure when I will update again...just know I try to visit you when I can!  I really thought Santa would come through by now with a "magic" computer fix. :)


Monday, December 2, 2013

~ Computer Problems ~

Just a quick note to advise that my computer is sick and out of service ~  not fun!

Please know that I will respond to emails when I can and that I'll miss each of you so much.

Hoping that each of you had a blessed Thanksgiving!