Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Project 365 - almost there!!!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Project 365

Project 365 - The home stretch!

Nearly done with the year, and nearly done with project 365!!!

I have the whole month of December to catch up on, so I'll split it in a couple posts.

As you can see, there were a lot for Dec 5! That's because we did a lot that day, oh, and I'm making up for missing a couple days before, so I feel like I'm even on this 365 thing :p

Monday, December 28, 2009

Scrapbook Page - Cowgirl Family

When all of us girls went to Branson, one of the first places mom wanted to go was to the Roy Rogers Museum and Theater gift shop. Mom is a HUGE RR fan, and wanted to decorate her entryway with some RR memorbelia We obliged, and it was actually really interesting.





Paper: Left side is Carolee's Creations, Right side is Creative Imaginations and the cardstock is old stock from my old biz, hand tinted walnut brown.
Stickers: Creative imaginations
Family 3d stickers: Salon (something.. can't remember the rest of the name!)
Pen: EK Success
Flowers: Prima

Merry Belated Christmas!

I'm kinda having decorating remorse. Mainly because, I decorated, am in the mood to start taking it down already, and not a damn soul other than Gene, Tanner and I saw it. LOL.

I feel so popular and loved.

Sooo.. I decided I'd share a few of my favorite things, before I get after Christmas fever and disassemble the tower of boxes in my bedroom. (I wish I was kidding, they literally reach the ceiling.)


My favorite little deer, with some pretty silver apples my mom gave me.


Love love my tinsel tree I got at a garage sale a few years ago for a whopping 50 cents! It has a cute base, but it's broken, so this year, I used a jar of buttons as a base and love it! I saved out my pink Shiny brites and hung them exclusively on this tree. Underneath, I put my tiny pair of red cowboy baby boots.


I super love vintage decorations, and usually this sort of stuff you can get a good deal on. (pincone elves). When I can't find a vintage thing, I'll settle for something that just looks vintage (santa and bottle brush trees)


I adore these pink bottle brush trees! I bought them at Hobby Lobby. The instant I saw them, I knew I was buying them. Good thing they were 1/2 price! I put them next to my pink tree, that has all the pink plain shiny brites on them.


My vintage santa boot antique store find, with a new "vintage" snowman box. On the right, my feather tree on the island, with a cool santa coke bottle. I've had that forever and every year, I expect to find an exploded bottle of pop in the bottom of the bin.


The beginning of my reindeer collection. I love the celluloid deer, and the little ones are really a good price. I hope to eventually fill the entire shelf with deer. Yep, I know one has only one antler. It's my version of the 3 legged reindeer (ala "Roseanne" lol).

Shiny Brites Bokeh

A little creative antique twist on some more boxes. I put the empty boxes under my tree that displays the shiny brites. I also put some vintage toys (and some old roller skates) under the tree. Kind of like a glimpse of christmas in 1965, only I wasn't around in 1965.

So there you have it! Maybe next year someone besides me will actually see it.

Now who wants to help me take this stuff down?



There is something seriously wrong with this image

I know that the media portrays actresses and models in a way that makes young women thing they have to jam their finger down their throats to look that way, but I never really realized how bad it was until I saw this the other day:


There is something really wrong with this woman. I'm beginning to think she has a really bad case of the photoshop. How is it even physically possible to remain erect and be that tall/thin? I really pray and hope, that it's more some MAN that is in charge of photoshopping someone to the hilt. Yes, you can make someone's legs and arms longer to the point of making them look like they are 6'7" and weight 93 pounds. Should you? no. The only thing they got right was removing her breasts completely.

I mean, come on, her thighs have to send each other text messages to see how they are doing since they haven't SEEN each other in so long.

And just so you know ladies, this is the only person on the planet that can pull off "skinny jeans" They are the worst fashion flub of the year IMO. Even someone wearing a size 2, will look fat in a pair of those jeans. Period.

Rant over.


Sunday, December 27, 2009

Gene got a new job!

We've been keeping this secret for a while now, but Gene is gone. He left the day after Christmas. He just got off in Anchorage!! He'll be in the Bering sea for 2 weeks on his NEW JOB!


He went through the screening/tryout process and they decided they wanted an old guy for the next season of Deadliest Catch. That's him right next to the logo!! Go Old guys!

Course he's the new guy, so he'll be on bait. I'm sure it'll be an interesting show, and I'm betting they'll make HIM bait.

He better bring home some bank on this job!


(If you made it this far, sorry, he's not on DC, I just like me some photoshop. That is him tho, shortly after our latest snow storm. Sadly we don't get paid for that)

Friday, December 25, 2009

Ohhhh.. the weather outside is frightful!

Merry Christmas from the Cease house


We've had a quiet day. We had to, we are snowbound again. So much for a snow fence.. lol. Not that it would have mattered, the wind came straight out of the north, and would have piled right up in our drive anyway.

Seth could not make it out, mainly because he knows more than his mom. :p

We started our day out with our traditional Christmas breakfast. I had originally wanted to make something awesome from Pioneer Woman's cookbook, but since I didn't get to sleep until 3 a.m. My heart just wasn't in it!

Just for the record, Gene not only stole my pillow, it made him snore.. in my face. It was tolerable until he took a big drink of water so it was nice and juicy sounding. He got an official nudge and instructions to ROLL OVER. I then stole my pillow back when he got up to go to the bathroom. Ha. Problem solved.

Gene and I did the fridge thing, so we promised to go easy on each other this year, however, He did get me a dvd player for my scrapbook room (expected) and a small flatscreen to go with it (unexpected). I in turn, got him a keyboard... I think I'm going to have to get him some headphones too, for my own sanity. lol.

Tanner got some new clothes, a jacket, a camera, a memory card for his PSP and Gene bought him a remote control helicopter. They've been playing with it all day. It's nice to see them bonding over it, had I known, I'd have bought one ages ago.

Lunch was AWESOME potato soup, and of course, no one came, because well, I have a 4 foot drift in my front yard, almost up to my front windows.

At the moment, pizza (not made by me!!) is calling me, and I'm listening to my husband trying to master Bethoven, and I can actually tell it's a real song. LOL.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from the Cease House.

Thank you so much for being part of our lives this past year!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Mmm..... cold

You would think for the amount of time, and effort that's been put into getting ready for this ginormous cold *box*, I would have shared sooner.

I suck.

It's been an obsession, with a looming deadline, and so I suppose I needed a day or two to decompress. Either that, or I needed a day to clean. And paint. And seal granite. Nothing better than a holiday to make you get yourself in gear!


This is the monster. Her name is Maggie. She's a big girl, but I love her anyway, I mean really, she has such a pretty face, and what a great personality!! As you can see, Berta had to go. Thanks Grandma for letting me have Berta (that you weren't using anymore). Yes she's kinda ugly, and toward the end (ok, the last 9 months) I gave up on keeping her clean. I mean come on.. you can put lipstick on a hog and well.. you know the rest.

Why do I suddenly feel like I'm....
cheating on Berta?

You can see, that we gained around 10 cubic feet of storage. That's when I determined that we didn't really have that much food... so I bought groceries! In return, I lost about 4 square feet of my kitchen, but I think it was a fair trade off.


It was quite a production getting in the house. For example, *I* had to remove the door to the *house* Yes, the house. They had to remove the door(s) to the fridge. There was quite literally, about 1/2" to spare.

Remember when a refrigerator was just a big box that kept you from dying by keeping your food fresher longer? That's it, nothing fancy. Your choices were olive green or harvest gold and you could have your handle on the left or the right. Then somewhere, some brilliant, brilliant person (most likely a woman) decided it would be cool to get cold water *right* out of the refrigerator door without even opening it.

And the clouds parted, and angelic music floated down from the heavens.

Now you can get fridges that cost more than a new car. (Yes, but I've never actually seen one in person. I'd probably be laughed out of the store). The do fancy stuff like talk to you, give you exactly 1 2/3 cups of water, or 1 liter, whichever you'd like in your recipe and a digital frame right in the door. Yep, those cold boxes have come a long way.

I did search high and low tho, and could NOT find harvest gold. I do, however, have a couple cans of spray paint. I can fix this problem like *that*.

PS. Jingles still can't figure out what that rattling noise is every 47 minutes (ice maker), and comes running into the kitchen trying to inspect. I'm praying he never figures out the water in the door thing.

That would be bad.
and amusing.
but not to Gene.
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