Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Christmas card holder

I have always used my trusty snowman wire holder for holiday cards, but this year I decided I needed to do something extra special!

I took a Wal-mart frame and spray painted it a bronzish color (very exact there!). I painted some clothespins a maroon color and hot glued them on the front. All I needed to do from there was attached a simple bow and hang up!

It was so easy and was a different way to show off my friends and family!

Monday, December 13, 2010

251 rooms...but who is really counting?!?

Over the weekend, the hubs and I went to visit the Biltmore in Asheville. We drove up early and spent the entire day exploring the grounds.

We started off visiting the amazing greenhouses in the morning. I have never seen such unusal plants! Take a look at the crazy snake plant...I love it!

For lunch we ate at the DeerPark overlooking a goregous hill. We enjoyed homemade mashed potatoes, green beans, turkey, and cornbread. It was like a gourmet Thanksgiving meal.

We then went and took a winery tour and Matt got to sample some of the homemade wine. We may or may not have brought home three bottles of wine....

The last leg of the day was the actual house. There are 251 rooms in the house, but many are still being renovated. We walked through soemthing like 50 of them AND were exhausted!!! I can't imagine going through the entire house. It was so breath taking to see all of the decorated Christmas trees.

We have a wonderful mini vaca together in Asheville. I would defiantly reccommend Asheville and the Biltmore to everyone!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


My two puppies are kinda picky eaters. They will eventually eat the food, but sometimes it is in the middle of the night!

The one brand my babies seem to do the best with is Iams. It doesn't hurt their stomachs and they gobble it up right away! I figured I would send them an email telling them how great they are and see if they could throw some coupons my way. Is it just me or dog food coupons hard to find!?!

They were SUPER nice and sent me two aluminum food bowls, three coupons, and two adorable green bandannas for them. I could not believe how much they gave us for one nice email!

Thanks Iams... we love ya!