Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Year's Special Guest

I have been preparing for this blog most of the day. I am expecting a few special quest. I set the table, changed out my hutch and decorated the mantel. At this time (10:30 pm) I am setting dressed in my grubbies finest. We dinned on our paper plates fine china with personalized individual  sandwiches de dindel. I  ironed that dress shirt for Big Jim preparing for the evening. Oh yes he was so wore out after his golf game all the preparations he had to retire. I say all this only to say that I had a great day preparing for this blog and love to decorate and set table scape's for special  guest . I hope you have as much fun ringing in the New Year as I am for I will be admiring all the wonderful bloggers New Years spectacular blogs.

I wish all GOOD HEALTH,

Now for the result of my labor of  Love for Decorating

The Mantel


Dining Table

I lite the candles and YES I think that will work,
 please have a seat you are

(Guess what ladies I shopped my home and the only thing new is the salad plates.
 that is for all my New Year's decorating.)


Thanks for stopping by
I hope you leave a comment and
become a follower as we began the new year.

I think I made it before 12:00 Texas time.  <;~)

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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

******The Attack of the Blog GHOST*****

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Yes the blog "GHOST"attacked my Blog. <:(
Yesterday my blog and email was mysteriously disabled. Of course I was mortified. All I could think of was what did I do and will I get it all back. Well as you can see I am back. After about two hours of emails and trying to get in to by blog and my e-mail I received this wonderful email.
We apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced. The issue you  described should now be resolved.
After that was resolved I decided to change my background-----what was I thinking--------. Again the blog "GHOST" attacked and would not let me delete some of the background on the sides. I even reached out to Coloradolady for help. Thanks Susan for all the suggestions. My daughter came to the rescue and it maybe early  for Valentines but I now have a new look that
I ain't going to change till March.  Ok, I told a story got up the courage and tried to changed it again.
********IT WORKED *******
I think I hold the record for changes in one day. 
Thanks Misty for sending the blog Ghost on it's way.

Everyday I think what I am doing.............
but here I am blogging again and enjoying it and
loving all the new friends I have made along the way.

Hope those of you that Have had this same
 experience ended as good as mine.

Please leave me a comment y'all
Hope you have a blessed day <;)

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Is Christmas Really over?????

I hope that everyone had a wonderful Christmas
I know that my family and I were really blessed.

A  month ago we began to
 cooked and cooked
 visited the relatives
 attended the parties
but I hope that all remembered the true reason for the season
To celebrated the birth of
Jesus Christ.

Our day  began with a wonderful breakfast and
 then off to church.
Our family arrived and the gift exchange began.
(For some reason my pictures are not available of my living room. But found this one on how I image that every ones living room must have looked on Christmas morning)

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As we begin the count down to the new year.
 I hope everyone is safe and plan to enjoy bringing in the
 New Year.

Let the count down begin!!!!!!

Glad you stopped by please leave a comment
Have a bless day<;)

Monday, December 12, 2011

Secret Santa Gift Arrived

Today was a fun day! My door bell rang about 11:00 and there was my Secret Santa box! I joined other bloggers in 

Thanks to Suzanne for hostessing the Secret Santa Soiree.

Of course I had to run and get the camera
 but the anticipation was killing me.
Yes it was a BIG BOX, what could it contain?

The return address was from right here in the big state of TEXAS........OK I know open open open!
 Oh it says fragile does that mean dishes?

Finally I found the scissors and look at all the goodies.

Lovely Card
Gift #1
Warm Fuzzy Socks

Gift  #2
Cinnamon Spice Candle

Gift #3
Bright Red Towel

Oh! but there are still so many round gifts to open
 and this what I found.

Gift #4







United States





Yes there were 12 plates with images representing 12
 different countries.  What a great Secret Santa I had.

One more gift there were also a set of cupcake baking cups.

This is a photo of all the goodies that were in my package.

The plates are already in there NEW home
 in my hutch.

Don't they look GREAT!!!!!

Thanks to SS in Teague Texas,
what a wonderful treat and surprise.

If you missed Secret Santa with Coloradolady mark your
 calendar so you won't miss out next year.

Thanks for dropping by, please leave a comment.

*******************Merry Christmas****************

Sunday, December 11, 2011

OH! MY! Christmas is 14 Days away!

14 Days and counting

This is going to be quick and simple! I am so far behind I hope that I can get things done. The crude has arrived at our home and I can't rid of it. After working 20 hours(greeting over 250 people)  in the last two days I came home and crashed on the couch. I hope that tomorrow will be better.
Thank goodness for all the wonderful Christmas blogs. I have at least had something to do besides watching football between coughs. Enough .........................
Please check out Cindy for her anniversary giveaway.

 Click to enter my first-ever give-away!

Hope to post my decoration and tree soon.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Dry Spell in Bloggville.....One year Anniversary!!!

Yes, I have been away for awhile work and family have been occupying my time.
This is my one year Anniversity to bloggville!!!!
Thanks to everyone who have visited and  followed <;).
I hope everyone has had a very enjoyable Thanksgiving.
Oops!!! I forgot to take pictures.
 I really scaled back this year on everything for Thanksgiving. 
We had family in for the day, we ate
and of course football was on the menu.
 My husband's day ended well with the
 University of Texas BIG WIN!!!!
Sorry!!!! A&M your going to miss us next turkey day.
I am glad our neighbors did not turn us in as 
it really got loud at times during the game.
 It was great to see the burnt orange of the tower.

I was early to bed not to get get up and hit
Black Friday shopping but off to work the next day. 

This is the first time I have worked on the day after
Thanksgiving in over 30 years.
 WOW and I hope it is the last.
Remember I work at a museum we had one visitor all day.
 That's enough complaining!!!

Now it is on to decorating for Christmas, has anyone found  the contact number for the decorating elf who would
 arrive and it would all be done.
 I have new decoration for my 9 ft. tree so I am excited to begin.
This is a photo of last year so stop by for the new look.
Before and yes I have to use the ladder to decorate.
 You can see I am getting my instruction.

All done and even presents under the tree.

 Question  how many ornaments can you place on 9 ft tree?
I never have enough.

Tomorrow is a new day, I ask that you
say a prayer for peace and excitement to return
as it has been a stressful time for the Farquhar family.

Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment. 
They always make me smile

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Repost of Thanksgiving---#1

This is a visit from the past. I will be changing out my dining room table tommorrow!! I hope that I have improved.

As long as I have been married I have tried to set a table for special occasions. I recently found a wonderful site Between Naps on the Porch and realized that there are others in the world like me. Those who have items stashed in every nook and cranny of there houses. In the near future I hope to be one of those lucky ladies who will have everything organized.
Not only am I a collector but my mother cannot pass up a yard sale or antique shop. She is know my name at the local thrift stores, so I usually benefit from her visits. I hate to admit it but my daughter has inherited this gene also. We have lost count of our sets of Christmas dishes. Our church had a Christmas luncheon and she I set  6 tables and did not duplicate a table.
I am excited about my new venture and  I hope to improve my blogging abilities.

This is my first post of my table scape yesterday.
Wish I had photos of the past years.
Sorry the photo was taken with my sons phone then he twitted
"We are all worried about Mom she did not bother to set the table for Thanksgiving"

Charges: Mom's yard sale find
Plates: Wal Mart several years ago
Leaf Plates--Pottery Barn--Sale three years ago
Flatware: Michalanglo--wedding gift
Goblets--Dollar Tree --October
Smaller glasses--Cracker Barrel-last year 50 % off
Place mates-Wal Mart
Bowls--T J Max, Wal Mart, General Dollar
Center Piece---Big Lots--last week 50% off
Leaf candle holders---Big Lots ???

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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Table Scape Themes using Bizarre Holidays

OK, I know Halloween is over, but I have not had time(or wanted to go out in the cold to take down the decoration) so while I set under by blankeee........thought I would pass on another month of Bizarre Holidays. 

Turkey time will be here soon.

November, 2011 Bizarre and Unique Holidays

  • Aviation History Month
  • Child Safety Protection Month
  • International Drum Month
  • National Adoption Awareness Month
  • National Epilepsy Month
  • National Model Railroad Month
  • NAtional Novel Writing Month
  • Native American Heritage Month
  • Peanut Butter Lovers Month
  • Real Jewelry Month
  • National Sleep Comfort Month
Week Celebrations:
  • Week 1 Chemistry Week
  • Week 3 Game and Puzzle Week
Daily Celebrations:
1 All Saint's Day
2 All Soul's Day
2 Look for Circles Day
2 Deviled Egg Day
3 Housewife's Day
3 Sandwich Day
4 King Tut Day
5 Book Lovers Day - first Saturday of the month
5 Gunpowder Day
5 Guy Fawkes Day
6 Marooned without a Compass Day
6 Saxophone Day
7 Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day
8 Cook Something Bold Day
8 Dunce Day
8 Young Readers Day second Tuesday of month
9 Chaos Never Dies Day - you've got that right
10 Forget-Me-Not Day
10 USMC Day
11 Veteran's Day
12 Chicken Soup for the Soul Day
13 National Indian Pudding Day
13 Sadie Hawkins Day
13 World Kindness Day
14 Operating Room Nurse Day
15 Clean Your Refrigerator Day
15 America Recycles Day
15 National Philanthropy Day
16 Button Day
16 Have a Party With Your Bear Day
17 Electronic Greeting Card Day
17 Great American Smokeout - third Thursday in November
17 Homemade Bread Day
17 Take A Hike Day
17 World Peace Day
18 Occult Day
19 Have a Bad Day Day
19 National Adoption Day - Saturday before Thanksgiving
20 Absurdity Day
20 Beautiful Day
20 Universal Children's Day
21 False Confession Day
21 World Hello Day
22 Go For a Ride Day
23 Eat a Cranberry Day
23 National Cashew Day
24 Thanksgiving - Eat, drink, and be thankful.
25 Black Friday
25 Buy Nothing Day - always the day after Thanksgiving...does anyone abide by it!?!
25 National Parfait Day
25 You're Welcome Day - the day after Thanksgiving
26 Shopping Reminder Day
27 Pins and Needles Day
28 Make Your Own Head Day
28 Red Planet Day
29 Electronic Greetings Day- now who do you think created this day!?
29 Square Dance Day
30 Stay At Home Because You Are Well Day

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Sunday, October 30, 2011


Hope everyone has there CANDY & COSTUME ready as HALLOWEEN is tomorrow!!!!
My daughter has made us a new manner and wanted to share!

 You've got your costume, your candy bowl's full, your pumpkin's carved, you think that you're ready for Halloween. But...have you ever wonder if your picking the best items that the kids will like, well check out the list below.



Chocolate is clearly the preferred choice of sweets for many. Of the 1.9 billion sold in Halloween candy each year, $1.2 billion was on chocolate candy and only $680 million on sugar candy.
Internet News: Huffonpost Foods

We will be joining other church members tomorrow night at our Church for Trunk & Treat!!!

Hope everyone has a safe and fun

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