Friday, November 28, 2008

26 Wishes - Wish #26

With all of these grand wishes floating around I don't want you all to think I am some greedy little birthday girl.

In reality I would be happy with a little extra love...

Thursday, November 27, 2008


"Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every many has many..."
~Charles Dickens

26 Wishes - #22-25

Four of my wishes come in the form of DVD's. How much fun would a family or girls night be with these? I think Meet Me in St. Louis would be a fun one to have too. One can never get enough Judy.

And...Happy Thanksgiving, Dears!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

26 Wishes - #21

Lexus RX 400h Hybrid

Isn't it pretty in it's icy blue splendor?

Hey, I never said these wishes had to be realistic...

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

26 Wishes - Wish #20

My 20th wish is to attend the Whole Hearted Mother's Conference put on by Sally Clarkson.

I've read many of her books and her thoughts and principles on raising godly children are inspiring. A weekend devoted to learning how to be a better mother would be greatly appreciated (by every member of our household)!

Here's how you mommies can enter to win a free conference ticket!

Tell Other Mothers about the WH Mother Conference!
If you have a blog, or a newsletter, or a group, would you consider posting, sending, or handing out an announcement about this conference? We know you don't need an incentive to want to help us, but as our way of saying "Thanks!" we'll do two things:
1) Everyone who participates will receive a free Our 24 Family Ways Kids Color-In Book, and
2) Everyone who participates will be entered into a drawing for six $50.00 Gift Certificates.

The Color-In Books can be picked up at the conferences, or mailed if you send us postage ($3.00 for first book, $1.00 for each additional).

Two $50.00 Gift Certificates will be given away each month in November, December, and January.

If your name is drawn, your certificate may be used like cash at the conference book table, the WH Online bookstore, or applied to a new conference registration (not redeemable for refund or cash).

You will be entered in the monthly drawing each time you create a new post, send out a newsletter, or distribute a flyer to your group. Reporting will all be on the honor system, so just send us an email with your name, address, phone number, and the date and description of your participation (if more than one, describe each one). Send it to Jennice Jones, our wonderful admin assistant, at

Each participation email makes you eligible for a free Kids Color-In Book (maximum of 3 per family).

November entries must be posted, send, or distributed by Nov. 30.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Saturday, November 22, 2008

26 Wishes - Wishes #10-12

Wish #10 - Maybe it's cliche, but I'd love a day at a spa...

Wish #11 -
Personalized stationary from Would you love to get a letter on this?

Wish #12 is for my babies to stay as sweet, healthy and delicious as they are right now.
Although I wouldn't mind if they were potty trained.That's a change I could handle...

Have a happy Saturday, Friends.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

26 Wishes - # 9

I heart the Barefood Contessa, Ina Garten. She's so cute and down to earth and she kinda reminds me of my mama.

My eighth wish is her newest cookbook, Back to Basics. "Basics" are good when it comes to the Contessa, she's a fancy shmancy cook.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

I'm Thinking Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is so close! I love this.

What is your thanksgiving style? Ideally, I mean. I know that many of my readers tables look nothing like this on Thanksgiving day. Usually they're full of kids and spills and hungry, hefty husbands.

But a girl can dream and that's what I want you to do. What Thanksgiving table setting appeals most to you? I have seven options on my right panel. View and vote.

Remember, today is Veteran's Day.
Thank you, Soldiers.

26 Wishes - # 8

This movie. Australia...out November 26.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Thursday, November 6, 2008

26 Wishes - # 5 & 6

My laptop is held together with packing tape.
My camera is held together with packing tape.
Reason enough for wishes number 5 and 6.


Canon digital Rebel.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

26 Wishes - # 4

Wish number four is for a set of these sweet dish towels made by Teresa Sheely.

I love those with the french words and musical notes in the background...

Monday, November 3, 2008

Why, Oh Why?

Ugh...seriously. Does nothing last?

Sunday, November 2, 2008


Our family vacation:

Can you see it? Nestled there, in my wordle.

Pawley's Island, South Carolina. Magnifique!

Someone guessed it, but the comment was anonymous, so I can't give them the kudos they deserve. Whomever guessed Charleston come out, come out!

Mr. B. and I vacationed in Charleston, S.C. a few years ago {as I said before} and we adored the quaint city with its history and cobblestone streets and rainbow row. And the shopping...yes yes friends, the retail therapy to be had on King Street is quite the thing.

Anyway, we'll be staying here:

Am I excited? Just a little. ;)

Saturday, November 1, 2008

26 Wishes - # 3

I was nosing around the blog, Eyes of Wonder and stumbled across Jewels' series of Simple Journaling posts. What a fantastic idea. I love love love it.

So, for Wish number 3 on my list, I wish for this set of supplies to begin my own Simple Journal, Jewels style.

There are so many creative outlets in this wonderful world of ours. And thank God for the little things in life that He created us to enjoy.