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A Simple New Year’s Eve at Home

Lady Bug and I are going to stay up late tonight to watch the ball drop. We did a fun craft and made glasses to wear that have the number 2015 in gold and silver. This is the first year that I’ve let her stay up late to celebrate with me. I got us noise makers and of course we’ll bang on pots and pans. It wouldn’t be New Years without champagne, but I got us some kid sparkling cider instead. Lady Bug will love the bubbles and toasting with her mommy.

Hope everyone has a wonderful New Year’s Eve!

I did it! Did you?

I voted (free clip art)

I voted (free clip art)

Guest post by Charlene Wilson

This is the first year I have been old enough to vote and I DID IT!! I hope you did too. My grandmother told me that this is one of the most important things I can do to help our country. It doesn’t matter if the person I voted for wins or loses, my voice was heard either way. That’s a pretty empowering feeling to know that my one tiny voice will be heard. I just hope the best man wins no matter which one it is. I just hope they help all of us and not a select few.

More Christmas stuff than Halloween stuff

Christmas decorations (free clip art)

Christmas decorations (free clip art)

I went to a local retail store and I couldn’t believe my eyes. They had about 5 times more Christmas stuff out than they did Halloween stuff and that even includes all the candy. Why is it that it seems every year they put the Christmas stuff out earlier and earlier? I guess they’re trying to catch people while they still have a little money hoping they’ll start their Christmas shopping early.

Well I don’t get my Christmas fund money until the middle of November so I couldn’t start shopping for Christmas if I wanted to yet. You know, I could start putting stuff on layaway. What am I saying? Here I was fussing and now I’m thinking of layaway. Shame on me!!

Finding the Perfect Wine Wedding Favors

wine wedding favors (free clip art)

wine wedding favors (free clip art)

As I was looking through some of the bridal magazines Heather brought over I found a really neat section on wine wedding favors. How neat would it be to receive a wine wedding favor.

There are a variety of different options to choose from when it comes to wine wedding favors. You can offer wine stoppers in a shape that will compliment your theme. For example a star fish for a beach wedding or a snow flake for a winter wedding.  I would love to see a double heart wine stopper myself.

Couples can give their guests personalized wine glasses The glasses can commemorate the special event with the names and date of the bridge and groom. Every time the glasses are used they will be reminded of the happy couple and the commitment they made.

Coasters are another option that can be elegant or simple. They come in both cork or glass and can add a touch of flair to your table depending on the design you choose. This option is also very functional and really who couldn’t use a nice set of coasters. These could make great gifts for people that elect not to drink wine or other alcoholic beverages.

There really is something for everyone when it comes to wine wedding favors. They also make great last minute additions to any wedding because there are so many flexible options.

 

Online Dating

A friend (and after you hear this you might wonder about my friend) suggested I try an online dating service. Now this is someone I have known for about 9 years now and she knows me good enough to know that I’m not so sure I could do something like that. I know that there are some good online dating sites out there but I also know there are some real nuts that slip through the cracks too. I almost fell over when she said that she met her fiance through one of them. I had no idea at all. I just might have to rethink all of this.