Saturday, November 28, 2009


Hello I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving! Ours was wonderful!
I've had a busy and fun week since I've talk to you all last. I love being off from work and have gotten so many things done. My husband and I put a wood floor down in a little hallway in the older part of our home. I will be posting pics of that soon.

For my Pink Saturday post today I have these pretty little fleese throws that I picked up in, of all places CVS. I thought the colors were so pretty and I love to have these handy little cover ups around. I always keep my couch arms covered up in them in case Molly the Newf decides to get on the couch and use the arm as a chin rest. LOL

If you go to visit Beverly of How Sweet The Sound you can get a list of all the other participants. A close up below. Feel free to click on the pics to get a larger view. My daughter Jen made the cute little faux sugar cookie ornaments. Your can visit her here.

Now on to my Blue Monday post with Sally of Smiling Sally. This week while being off I finished this tote that I started months ago. It's a cross stitch that I did years ago and had framed but decided to make it into a tote bag.

If you look close you can see that she has little pearls for a necklace and little pearls in her hair bows.
I love her quilted chair that she is setting on!

Christmas is definatly in the air here. I have been busy pulling out all my decorations. Friday I spent the day taking down all my fall, cleaning house and started putting up Christmas. Look how cute these socks are that I found in The Dollar Tree. I love the old fashioned wool knee socks (that I can't find anymore) so I pick up these cute little holiday socks to wear with jeans.
They have lots of glitter threads in them that is not showing up here.
We celebrated my first Grandsons 19th birthday on Thanksgiving Day. My how the time does fly. I was so busy making pies so I purchased his Birthday cake. It was delish with Bryers Ice Cream! Happy Birthday Joey, we love you and are so proud of you!

My daughter Jen made me these cute little faux cakes for Thanksgiving. She makes so many pretty things, you can visit her here. Thank you Jen, I love them!
Another one of my favorite things that I have been doing during this week off from school is reading all my new Christmas issues of magazines.

Thank you so much for stopping by, it was so nice to visit with you. I have alot planned for my last two days off before I go back to work. I do enjoy being home and nesting, making a nice comfy home for my family but I do look forward to getting back to work. I'm sure the children will be counting the days until Christmas. It will be fun to share their excitement!
Have a great week!
Blessings, Shirl


Mollye said...

Happy Pink Saturday Shirl, Boy you have really been working overtime reading all those mags. What fun and what beautiful images today. Mollye

Julie said...

Hi Shirl, Love your Pink post today... Looks like we read a lot of the same mag's...
Merry Christmas and Happy Pink Saturday

Catharina Maria said...

Happy pink Saturday , you have a nice pink post !
Love from the Netherlands Rini

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Blue Monday to you, Shirl.

I always know I am going to see so many pretty things when I visit you, and today is no exception. I love it all.

Mary said...

I loved the pinks you found to share with us today. I hope you had a great holiday and are enjoying Pink Saturday.

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Shirl,
What a wonderful pink post you've shared. Happy birthday to your grandson! Love your magazines! Happy Pink Saturday to you.


Grace said...

Happy Pink Saturday! I was going to just decorate today and now running to buy Fun Post. Grace

Katie said...

Glad you had a nice Thanksgiving Shirl! Love the magazines!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Hi, Shirl... hope your grandson had a great birthday! Loved all of your goodies for today. The rabbit is PRECIOUS and so are the little cakes and pastries your daughter makes.

Wishing you a Happy Pink Saturday...


Sheila :-)

Lisa said...

Love it! You are so funny! Ilove my magazines too! I have thought about giving up shopping for a year but think magazines will be my only splurge! Your Christmas is lovely!

Happy Pink Saturday!
Hugs, Lisa

Blondie's Journal said...

You have been so busy, Shirl!! I love the throws from CVS. I wondering if our store has them, they are pretty! And I love the pretty ornaments your daughter made!

I enjoy cross stitch so much. I like to do the stamped samplers although I am working on some little stuffed mittens for my Christmas tree. I hope to have at least one done! lol!!

And finally, a big Happy Bithday to Joey!


SmilingSally said...

Happy Blue Monday to you two days early! I love that blue tote; the embroidery is exquisite!

Your pinks are pretty today too. I hope that you enjoyed a good Thanksgiving.

Connie said...

Happy Pink Saturday, chickee. Everything looks great but I'd love a piece of Joey's cake. LOL

Ginger Jasper said...

Lovely post today.. I loved especialy the tote bag, its beautiful.. Christmas is sure comming on us fast.. It is so exciting for the children.. Carol and GJ x


Hi Shirl,
LOVE the bunny tote! She is very sweet and you sure have a way with cross-stitch!
Looks like some great magazines and fun pink blankets.
Your daughter makes cute faux cakes.
I'm going to put up my Christmas tree this weekend.
Deb :)

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi Shirl! So glad to hear that your sweet family had such a nice Thanksgiving/Bday celebration. We did a double celebration, too, as Bree's bday was Friday! Love your bunny with the pearls ~ how glam! And Jen's faux snowflake cookie is just blowing me away ~ I love it!

Happy PS!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

ThriftyAnnabella said...

That pink and white checked blanket is nice and those cakes look delicious!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

There was soooo much pink goodness crammed into this post. The birthday cake looks like it was delicious, and I will be at the book store tomorrow stocking up on some of those magazines.

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Another beautiful Shirl post! The cake looks so good Shirl! I LOVE that bunny tote bag too, soooo cute!!!
Love you,

rosechicfriends said...

Hi Shirl!
LOVE your new pix, you sure what a knack for display! You are like my sweet momma...she gets loads of my goodies and is a huge fan, as I know you are of Jen!

Happy Birthday to your gson...time sure flies by, hugh?


vickie said...

Happy Pink Saturday! Love your pinks today, and the bunny cross
stitch is awesome! You do such beautiful work. Enjoy your time off!

Jennifer said...

Happy Pink Sat Mom,I'm running late this week.Love your pinks and all those magaizines wonderful to look at.I still need to find a couple.I love those socks there adorable.Thanksgiving was delish and Joey's cake too.Thank you again.Love you!Hugs,Jen

Twyla and Lindsey said...

You always show the prettiest things! I am loving your collection of magazines! I have a few of them, but not all. I love magazines this time of year. Have a great week! Twyla

Knitty said...

What a sweet bunny on that tote! I enjoy many of the same magazines.

Happy Blue Monday!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Dropping back by, Shirl, to wish you a Happy Blue Monday!


Sheila :-)

Joyce said...

You have a ton of magazines to read. Happy Birthday to your GS. I love the tablecloth on your header photo.

Joy said...

What pretty things you have found there. I love the cross stitched bunny purse. Adorable. Have a great week!

someplace in thyme said...

Hi Shirl, I am so sorry to be posting this to you so late, but I didn't want the week to come and go without stopping in to say hi. I love your post this week, you have lots of beautiful things to share. Happy Birthday to your grandson and Happy Pink Saturday, Char

She'sSewPretty said...

I'm very, very late for pink Saturday. I guess I'm just in time for blue Monday though. LOL I love those blankets. When I first looked I thought you had a vintage pink wool blanket. I have my eye out for one. I'll have to go visit because those have the same look.

Carol said...

I now have magazine envy! Have a wonderful week!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Great pictures and love everything you bought. Pink is my all time favorite color.
Thanks for sharing this post and wish I had those cute socks on now it is brrrrrrrrrrr.