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Someone once said -

"There comes a time in your life, when you walk away from all the drama and people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad, and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right and pray for the people who don't. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is a part of life, getting back up is living." Amen


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Friday, November 25, 2011

After Thanksgiving Decorating and Crafts

OMG  I just made this entire post and it all "zapped" away!!!!  DRAT!!!! 

So I will try again....

Hope everyone had wonderful Thanksgiving...we did we went to our daughters and she put out a beautiful spread of delicious food. 

I of course wore the turkey legs headband ....lol....

The men sat and watched the game and the gals were in the kitchen. :)

Then we all stuffed ourselves till we could hardly walk.. lol...

Today I started my decorating and DH started to hang lights outside...

This cute chandelier wreath from Martha Stewart Crafts is not too hard to make and inexpensive. It would look cute hanging anywhere in the home....

You can find the directions here:

And all you will need is wreath frame and wire, cedar branches and ribbon

Martha Stewart also has an idea for making these pretty Christmas snowflakes....

I thought of an easier way to make them too, use a pretty  glitter scrapbook page or how about some glitter felt, then cut out your snowflake or even a candy cane... 

christmas decor patio ideas
I love snowflakes and Martha Stewart's Christmas workshop has directions to make paper ones to hang on your porch or in the house. 

I really like this Peacock Feather wreath especially since feathers are the newest "rage" this year...

This so pretty and unique...get the directions here:
Here are the supplies:
5 peacock sword feathers 
5 peacock eye feathers
1-2 green chandelle or turkey feather boas
loose green feathers
foam wreath form
green spray paint
spray adhesive
wide purple ribbon
Check out the $1 store for ribbon and the foam wreath to save $$$....
This card gift would not be hard to make buy it over at Personal Items called "The Perfect Pair"

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving 

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Parties, Birds and More............

Last weekend was a busy one...I had two parties to attend...on Saturday we went to a "Sunset" party with our car club, the setting was beautiful and the people lots of fun, there was dancing, live music, and lots of yummy food...it got a bit cooler as the sun set, but there were heaters all around to warm up our toes... :)

the gals and me

the music

the sunset

so beautiful

The next morning the black birds visite dmy house...out front they just came in a huge group and made their way down the street...errie felt like the Alfred Hitcock movie "The Birds"

My Red Hat's group had a "Turkey Bowling" gathering, but the rain ruined that so we had a "Bingo" party and then I moved the table in my diningroom and we all did the "Turkey Strutting" [played to the Hokey Pokey] sang by my Vice Queen Pam, the video shows what good sports the ladies were in doing the "turkey strut and gobble" to win a prize..... :) we laughed and had a blast!!!!
this was the bowling ally I set up

I t was on my patio and sweet hubby helped me
Had it not rained we would of had a ball....

me dressed in my turkey hat

this was the hat band

Vice Queen Pam & me

I'm calling out Bingo numbers

the 3 $$$ winners of the Bingo game

we ended when VQ Pam demonstrated to us several ways to wear scaves...lots of fun
The Social Butterflies "Turkey Strutting" ....

This just proves that "Red Hat" ladies love to be silly
 and have fun!!!! :)

Friday, November 18, 2011

Whats in a Bra???

hello we have been told that rain is on its way....

I have been having a time with my computer .. :( it crashed once again, it may be time to turn it in for a new one, but right now I have sent it off to be repaired...should have it back in a few days...

right now I am trying to figure out if I should purchase that "ah" bra that I have seen advertized on TV so much. It is suppose to be really good for comfort and support and it also looks good..hmmmmm it just seems like a regular sports bra to me???

Well I read up on the reviews and the consensus is that the bra may be comfortable to wear to bed, or under layers, but that it is not great for support for the "well-endowed" women. Reviewers also said that it ran a bit on the smaller size.

So I went and checked them out at Wal-Mart, and sure enough they are on the smaller size, so if you invest be aware. I also found them to not be enough support for me and I think it felt more like a sports bra rather than a regular bra.

I will stick with going and being fitted for a bra like at Nordstroms, they cost a bit more but it is well worth it to have the right fit...If you have never gone to be fitted, you are in for a treat, you will more than likely find that you have been buying the wrong size all along...do try it, any larger department store should have a fitting for bras, check it out ...

Just a little "bra" sense...

Try these "bra" tips before buying:

1. Use a soft tape measure to measure just under your breasts. Measure all the way around your body. Don't pull the tape measure too tight. Have it resting comfortably against your skin and even around your rib cage just below the breasts. Wear a thin bra for measuring.

2. Add 4 inches to the measurement in step 1 if you ended up with an even number or add 5 inches if you ended up with an odd number. This number will be the band size of the bra you need. For example, if you measured a chest size of 38 add 4 inches to that. Your bra band size would be 42.

3. Measure your body around the largest part of your breast. Make sure the tape measure is even around you and goes across the middle of your breasts.

4. Subtract the measurement from step 2 from the measurement in step 3. For example if your band measurement was 40 and your breast measurement was 42, your result would be 2 inches. Each inch is equal to 1 cup size for the bra. For example, 1 inch equals A cup, 2 inches equals B cup, 3 inches equals C cup and 4 inches equals a D cup. In this example, you would wear a bra size 40 B.

Happy Shopping!!!

Now this is my kind of bra check out "Bling Cheese"

This button bra is really fun and so cute....posted by Mary Ray for a Breast Cancer awareness exhibit that was entered by the "Quilters of So Carolina"

Here is another that was posted by Mary Ray and made by the "Quilters So Carolina" for their traveling exhibit if their imaginative work for the Breast Cancer Awareness ...wow I love it...

The button bra is part of a fun project organized by Quilters of South Carolina for Breast Cancer Awareness.

Another cute one that was entered by Linda G so cute called "Sunnyside Up" for Breast Cancer Awareness exhibit

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Sunday, November 13, 2011

What Christmas Season Movies Are Playing?

Hello it's a beautiful Sunday today.. :) The sun was out and it was 70' quite the change from our gloomy rainy days of last week...well at least two of the days anyways. funny how spoiled you get when everyday is sunshine and then when 1 or 2 days get rain or gloomy we panic and get housebound....lol.....

The Christmas season brings with not only bright lights and trees and glitter and presents and family get togethers, but my favorite are all the movies that are on. Its like Christmas for 2 months. :) Some of my favorites are:

The Bishop's Wife

Cary Grant in a Christmas movie. Need we really say more? This charming story of a angel (Grant) come down from heaven to give guidance to the local bishop is equally warm and humorous, and the ice skating sequence alone is worth a watch. Jeremy Niven's performance as the laced-too-tight bishop is almost uncomfortable to watch, and Grant is smooth as silk, as per usual.
"The Christmas Story" is about a little boy's [Ralphie] dream to own a Be-Be gun and his family preparing for Christmas. One of many funny scenes is the one when Ralphie gets a Christmas gift from his aunt and his parents have him put it on. Its a pink bunny suit....oh my what a sight...you can just feel his embarrassment as he decends down the stairs... :)

One of my favorite is Lampoon's "Christmas Vacation", its a classic and one that my house tunes into every year...Chevy Chase is excellent and you will surely laugh all night. What I am always amazed at is that I laugh as much as I did the 1st time I watched.
Another one of my favorite's is of course Jimmy Stewart in the classic "Its a Wonderful Life" Did you know that this movie was actually a box-office flop at the time of its release and only acheived its classic status after its copyright protection slipped during the 1970s, when TV stations couldstarted to air it for free? (this resulted in nearly round-the-clock airings during Christmas time). It tells the story of businessman George Bailey (Jimmy Stewart), who's so distraught on Christmas Eve that he's thinking of ending his life. Bailey is stopped by an angel named Clarence (Henry Travers), who presents George with a vision of what the world would be like if he had never been born. Wonderfully directed, with superb performances from the entire cast, this movie is definitely a life-affirming classic.

"Groundhog Day" is another funny movie. It is a clever comedy and stars Bill Murray as ill-mannered weatherman Phil Connors, who must re-live (and re-live and re-live and re-live…) the same despised Groundhog Day in small-town, USA until he gets it right. Murray and co-star Andie McDowell have a charming love/hate chemistry and Chris Elliot even provides a few background laughs. It is truely a funny tale but it is also a sweet one and you quickly grow to love Phil, even with all his flaws. One to not miss.....
And what about "The Polar Express" starring the voice of Tom Hanks. Did you know that he plays five different roles in this movie?  Can you guess them all? One of the best animated films ever. I just adore this storyline and the graphics of this film were so wonderful watching it sometimes feels like you're on a roller coaster ride, the twists and turns of a young boys immagination as it heads to the North Pole.You have to see this one with all its color and immaginative scenes..  
The season is not complete without the all time Dickens' classic "The Christmas Carol" there has been so many re-plays of this movie that was originally aired in It's actually called "Scrooge" overseas. I always call it that here too.Although my favorite was the one with Kelsey Grammer playing miserly Ebenezer Scrooge the story of how he relives his future, past, and present and how his disbelief in Christmas changes when he sees how it effects the kind Bob Cratchit and his family.     
It was adapted over the years by many but Dikkens wrote it first in D?ecember 17th, 1843. An early television adaptation was broadcast live by DuMont's New York station WABD on December 20, 1944. There was one TV running of it in 1947 live television with John Carradine as Scrooge.But the 1st time it was filmed with in 1908 with Thomas Riccas as Scrooge.

The Wizard of Oz is my all time favorite and I have been watching this movie since I was a little girl and never tire of it. :) It brings back fond memories. Who doesn't love the Cowardly Lion or the Tin Man or even the scraecrow. The witch is even likable after you watch it over the years. The make up is still wonderful to look at and the acting is still acceptable. My top choice of movies!!!!

I love the misic in this one with Bing Crosby, "White Christmas" Danny Kay was funny, Rosemary Cloony, look that is where George Cloony came from...hmmmm, and Vera Ellen. About these 2 WWII army buddies who work together to save an Inn owned by their former cammander and they perform on stage singing all those wonderful songs...They arrange for all 151 men that served with him to be present, a very touching scene and in the end the famous saying is said as everyone lifts their glasses to toast.." May your days be werry and bright; and may all your Christmasses be white!!"  such a classic....

Just a few of mine what are yours????

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