101 Auntie E Street, Bloggersville, USA

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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Holiday Songs

Well, here it is the one to hear before the Mid-night hour....

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

AF---FeaturingThe Dinning Room

AKA ----- The Reindeer Room. When I was little the flying reindeer always amazed me. A few years ago I learned that NASA had always reserved the airways on Christmas eve for Santa and his Flying Reindeer. this must mean It is TRUE! Oh yes I am a believer, even in my Older age. Found a book on this subject some time ago. It was then that the dinning Room was Pinning the name The Reindeer Room. To Salute their duties. I love decorating this room.

so, here is the book I wrote about.

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Your Friday Holiday Question:
What is your favorite holiday Look? Do you like Snowman, Santa, Reindeer, Angles or maybe you have another. I would love to hear yours.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Tuesday News....Holiday decorating

Today I will feature the Solarium. I love this room in our home. In the room we have a Pellet Stove, when it is on it is so Cozy. Therefore the room gets a snow village feeling.

Here is my daughters Tree. the ornament are ones that where given to her my a Family friend all home made. There are a couple that where given to her different Christmas'. she has a few about 17. One for each year of her life. when she leaves the home she will have a good start on her Tree.

Now the Village is the main theme. this year we used a real snow covering. it comes in a jar, you add water and the snow grows. It feeling and looks like snow. I really like it because there is very little mess.

This is a close up of the snow.
I used cocoa for the Walkway.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Monday News...Getting ready...

The time is getting closer and the house is lighting up. Every room is lite up with the Joy, spending the Light of the Season. This home is a believer in Jesus Christ, We believe He is the Son of God, sent to the earth to bring us Light and Hope. Jesus Christ is the Messiah promised to us by God Almighty. He is the Great I AM. Lights represent the Light of the world has come and is still very much alive. So, that is why we celebrate Jesus Christ Birth by using Lights.

With that said, we have been enjoying the lights of the season.

Here are a few Blue peeks.

This is what we did this Last weekend...
A harbor Light show.

Loved this one..Yummm

All wrapped up...

Baby, It's cold outside!!

If you live close to Baltimore this is a great Light show. Get out to see it.

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I add this post to Blue Monday this week, you can see more Blue Photos at Smiling Sally

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Getting House Ready

Have been decorating the house for a party next week. I started decorating a few weeks ago. First the Tree went up. Then some outdoor lighting. It took me a while to get to the Kitchen and Solarium. Still working on them. Getting House Ready is fun, I turn on the holiday music and start moving.

Planning a Holiday party for this Friday. So Planning the Appetizers and drinks is on going. there is a show called the Chew, Love the show. They had some good ideas on the food side. I might try out the stuffed Mini potatoes. Looking for a good kid friendly punch now. Of course the Mulled Gluhwine is a must for the adults. Maybe even Spiced apple cider.

I hope the weather will be nice. Want to have the outdoor fires going. I will have to post the Photos of the house throughout the week. Thinking about featuring one room per day. I have six rooms that are holiday decked out. That will work out fine for the upcoming week.

Today I wanted to show the Hallway. It can cost a lot to purchase Holiday photos. I have been adding to mine each year. This year I had gone out to look a came back empty. With the ecomony tight, there was just nothing in my price range. Driving back home I got an idea from remembering a Germany friend. Every year she would use her own house pictures and deck them out. So, with a cost of about 2.50 per picture this is the results.

A Hall lined with Presents.

Now if you viewed the first photo, You noticed one of the photos is not hanging straight.
Well, That is because there is a noise maker attached.
Folks will want to straight it and it will make a glass break noise.
The tag says nice/ naughty.
Now if they straighten it the tag will says...
I just had to do something funny for the party.

The hall entrance view...

So your question......
Are you planning a funny thing for the holiday?

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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

WW-Getting ready for You Know Who.......

Interested in wordless Wednesday? Click on the Icon.

Yep it's that time of year.......

This is also a Wordful Wednesday

So for the Wordful part, the first photo was taken at the Mall, as they got ready for the arrival. The second is a view of Santa through the window in Christmas town. I love seeing him there. He always waves at me.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Aloha Friday-Holiday Fun times

We started off the Holidays by going to a Christmas Town. I love doing something right after Thanksgiving to Kick off the Christmas Holiday time. Here are a few photos of our Kick off to the Christmas season.
A Christmas show
Do you know these folks?

Family enjoying a S'more cookie

A must visit to the North pole....
to see....

Santa Clause!
Got a wave.

A question for you:

How do you start your Holiday Season?

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Monday, November 28, 2011

Monday News.Festive Time

We enjoyed a Festive time this past week. Going back to Wednesday with the trip to Dads home. The drive was quite nice. Traffic was down so we made great time. Getting there for breakfast. It is also nice to see and visit Dad. We live over 250 miles apart so, it isn't a daily thing. Mom has been gone for about four years now. I really miss her. So, I try to see Dad as much as I can.

This year for Thanksgiving ,we decided to go out to a Banquet. We went to the Oceanfront Hilton, In Virginia Beach. It was very nice. Live music and traditional food. Dad, My Baby Brother( now 50!) joined us. After the banquet we took a walk on the boardwalk. I loved the fire pits at the hotel. the weather temp was around the lower 60's.

We went back to the house and visited with my brother a while. Later we played Monopoly, dad won!

On Friday Hubby and Daughter went out to do some Black friday shopping. As for me I will not do that. Dad and I worked on putting his New Telly in place and setting it up to the sound system. that took all day. I cooked a turkey dinner, using a small turkey breast roll. Had made a pumpkin pie on Thursday. We enjoyed a meal and then watched some TV.

Saturday was a lazy day for some of the family. As for me....I made breakfast, a turkey and swiss quiche . Did some cleaning for Dad. Cleared out the Freezer from the last years meals. Washed the freezer and now Dad is set for a while. Daughter and I went to the Lynhaven Mall, got to see santa dancing to a light display. I really liked that. Then he jingled his bells and wished every one a Merry Christmas. Later that night we headed out to Christmas Town, in Williamsburg. I really love that display, it gets me in the Holiday mood. Here is a Blue Monday photo post of one of the lights attractions.

We walk through villages all decorated with lights, Holiday music playing and the smells of the holidays. Each town has the theme and countries tones and feelings. It was even snowing in the North pole and french section! This was the second year for this event. I hope they keep doing it for this could become a tradition for us.

Now it is time for holiday decoration in our home. I am planning a Holiday party so, that means decorating the yard and home.

How was your weekend? Did you do anything Special with the Family?

Sunday we headed back to Maryland . Traffic was good we made it in old record time!

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I add this post to Blue Monday this week, you can see more Blue Photos at Smiling Sally

Friday, November 18, 2011

Aloha Friday...Season changes?

Wow, what a week! I was able to get the pool winterized, cleanup the decks, move a swing to a lower patio and remove a tree. The weather has been Fall like so the warm sun has helped out. Here the the Western hemisphere the sun is going down before 5 pm (1700hrs). It is crazy to me every year, not sure I really like this. The shorter days do affect my mind and body. We are eating in the dark and it seems to be too late to me.

Do you like the season change of the sun? How do you handle it in your daily activities?

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Friday, November 11, 2011

Aloha Friday.....It's begining to look.......

Are you starting your holiday decorations?

I have been working on the outdoor lighting. figured with the warm weather this is the perfect time. Then I can enjoy roaring bonfires and Hot Gluhwine. All this in my own backyard. Christmas in the yard. Still working on the hot tub house, I think I will light that area with the snowman lights. Together with the snowfall machine it will be like the ski resort. What a happy feeling!

Just had to post this on 11/11/11 at 11:11.

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Monday, November 7, 2011

Monday News.. An Excursion

Saturday we had a excursion to the Amish country. I really enjoyed it. First we went to the Wine shop in Manheim. I love the wines there. Every year at Christmas the smell hot warmed holiday wine reminds me of our Germany years. Drinking a cup a Gluhwine by a roaring fire is a great feeling. Mount Hope Winery make a great Holiday wine. You just heat it up and enjoy! I tasted a couple new ones. The honey wine and pear wine were very good.

After the wine stop we went to Jake's Country Trading Post in Gordonville,Pa. We had purchased a rocker a few years back and needed to get a replacement part for the glider. While there we did some shopping. Found these battery candles perfect for the holiday deer. I think they will look great and no flames to worry about. My daughter found a purse.

We continued on to eat at Miller's Smorgasbord in Ronks. Their food is so good and the pies are out of this world. I had a piece of Oatmeal Pie, it had coconut in it. I really need to find out how to make that one. However Dad and I are the only ones who like coconut. I could make it for the holidays.

Daughter wanted to shop at the Kitchen Kettle Village in Intercourse Pa. I really like that place. purchase a ledge Santa and some instant snow. we will have a blast seeing the kids touching the snow in the villages. While there we had to enter the Kitchen Kettle shop. I believe they do not have anything that does not taste good. I heard a lady said that in the store. Oh yes. I didn't get out of there cheep! Some Christmas gift and some thing for us. Bought a new product for me, Orange Curd. Think of making a Orange Chicken dish with it.

We closed down the shop and headed back through the Amish country. Love seeing the folks preparing the soil for next year. Horse drawn spreaders and old trackers in the fields. We saw a few buggies on the road, however most folks where in the fields. It was a very nice days Excursion for me and my family.

Sunday was a lazy day. I did manage to get some lights up for the holiday time approaching as well as the trees in the planters on the front porch. Is is that time to start thinking holidays, Love this time of the year.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Monday News: Crazy week.

I turned one year older last week. Now I am going to start going backward on the numbers for sure. I really do not feel as old as I am. For my Birthday I receive a surprise visit from my Dad. It was very nice of the family to do that and they really did keep it a secret. Received a Gift card to my favorite place Williams Sonoma from my daughter. You know what that means.... more gadgets! Oh I love it. Saw on of my gadget on the Today Show, Emeril Lagassse used it! I will be featuring that one on my "Kitchen Gadget" post at my Kitchen site soon.

Hubbys' sister drop in from North Carolina for a day. That was great also. She had never been to our home. We had a great time. She went with us to Lyds Cello lesson, got to see first hand how she learns to play. As well as meet her Cello teacher. She left to go see her older brother in Charlottesville. He is not in good health.

Talking about Health, Hubby had appointments to see a few doctors last week. We found out that he has over 14 kidney stones and the cyst on the right kidney. Might be the cause for the blood clots. He will now be undergoing more test to check this out. It seems like they had gotten the blood thinned to the right amount. He is going to see an Pulmonary doctor to take a look at how the blog clots in the lungs are doing. Saw a heart Doctor and it looks like the heart is fine. No clots in it as of now. Will be seeing an allergist to check out the cause for all these respiratory issues. I really think it is something he is allergic to. We need to find out what it is so, we can take care of it. So many issues for him health wise. I am still hopeful for a longer life together. We have been together for over 35 years. We just celebrated our 34th wedding anniversary this past month.

Our weather was a little colder than usual. However it is fall and the weather can have great swings in temp.
We had a generator switch added to the home. this will make it easier to switch over to the generator of needed. Used the pellet stove this weekend, it is working great. this morning the temp was at 29 F. A frigid morning indeed.

Some Blue photos of our trip to the Park a few weeks ago.

Here is the costume Lyd has chosen for today's Halloween activities.

How is the weather in your neck of the woods?

Be sure to visit Writer Cramps to see more Monday's Miss Marple. You never know when you need that Alibi!
I add this post to Blue Monday this week, you can see more Blue Photos at Smiling Sally