Just he and I and all of them....

Just he and I and all of them...

Thursday, December 30, 2010

I won....and Resolutions...

I am so excited I just found out that I am one of the winners of the Elmers Glue on the DIYShowoffblogspot!! Woo-hoo! Thank you so much Roeshel (shelly ;))

As I sit and ponder the new year I am more excited than you can imagine! Not to be negative but seriously 2010 was horrible ! really am so glad that it is over! I am one of those people who really loves new beginnings and New Years is always exciting to me. My resolutions are very similar to my birthday goals.
1. Become financially stable - this is my number one because it is the most important. My hubster had back surgery in July and has been out of work since then, he finally started getting disability in December, but needless to stay we are a wee bit behind and I hate the way that feels. I will probably be blogging about this little adventure quite a bit!

2. Do my daily dos - I got the Daily Do list from My Happy Home and they really do make me a much more organized therefore very much more happy person.

3. Lose 30 lbs.- I lost about 30 in 2010 and I would like to do it again for a total of 60. Maybe when I am ready to post an after pic I will post the before pic too!

4. Pray more often- actually this should be and is the most important resolution, I function alot better when I am in contact with my Heavenly Father on a regular basis.

5. Make date night each week with the hubster a priority- he had a bit of a mid-life crisis in April/May and our marriage almost didn't survive it and it scared me to death because I adore him so I am going to make a real point of connecting with him so I know what he is feeling.

So do you have any resolutions? Are you one to actually keep them or are they out the window in a week? Not me, I am determined!

Until later,

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas @ Nama Halacy's Cottage...

Here are some pics of Christmas in our Cottage, I hope you enjoy.

Our lovely tree, ornaments collected throughout the years.

A little bit of Christmas in our kitchen!

I found this little bird in the hospital gift shop at McKay Dee and I just fell in love with him, I can't tell you why cuz I don't know, but he really makes me smile!

Okay so I went to the Quilted Bear to get something that cost $2.00 and came out $60.00 OOPS! Oh well look how dang cute this is!

Another view..

My daughter found this cool little Santa at the DI for $1.00. Very thrifty and he is a great addition!

Well that is it for this year, I have so much more but I will save it for years to come. I hope you all have a very merry and safe Christmas.
Until later,

Monday, December 20, 2010


My little granddaughter, Taylor who is two, spent the night with Nama and Dampa Halacy this weekend we had so much fun!! She really is a blast and she loves to craft and to read. I was reading her a book about the Christmas Angels and there visit with Mary, Joseph, the shepherds and the wisemen about the coming of the baby Jesus. After the book she went to the nativity and picked up the baby Jesus and hugged to her little heart and said "I love baby Jesus so much" it was such a sweet moment. It was like the real meaning of the season clicked for this tiny little angel. Definetly one of those moments in time that I will cherish forever!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Happy Birthday to me...

Happy Birthday to me! Yay! I really do love birthdays, it gives you an excuse to elebrate just being you! Today I am 44 years old and for some reason I think that 45 is going to be a big deal to me. It will be the year when I really take stock in what I have accomplished thus far in my life. So of course I have a list of what I need to have accomplished by this day next year. I actually have it divided in two parts, the first being the serious things and the second the not so serious but still important to accomplish, so here goes:

By the time I'm 45 years-old I will
1. Be financially Organized
2. Lose 30 lbs and fit in my favorite jeans

3. Excercise 4 days a week for 20 minutes each day
4. Follow my Daily Dos list
5. Remember all Birthdays and mail cards on time
6. Be done with Christmas Shopping before Thanksgiving
7. Get 100 followers on my blog.
Not so serious:
1. Go to the Zoo
2. Go to the Lagoon
3. Go to the Drive-In
4. Go camping
5. Do the I-Fly
6. Sing at the County Fair

So there we have it, it shouldn't be to tough, right? I have faith that this year will be a great one! I will be looking forward to 45 knowing that I have accomplished alot. Not just from this list but from the 44 years that precede it! I will have to go through these items on a later post and explain a bit, but that will be fun! Have a great day!
Until later,

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Giveaways - Yay!!

Lots of cool giveaways here in blog land! Only Parents Chronicles has a Tassimo Machine -soo cool. Savy Southern Style has $80 to a CSN Store- who doesn't love that? Here we are together has the cutest little book called Full, Full, Full of Love. Go check them out!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

50 it is....DONE!

Sorry folks, I know you are going to be so disappointed when I say this, but I have decided to only do a 50 things about me list. I know, I know, it has been so fascinating so far but to save you from further boredom and because I am apparently so boring I can only come up with 50 at this time that is that. So with no further ado here are the last 20 on my list:

31. I love to garden, even the weeding part. I know it seems crazy to some but to me it is soothing.

32. I have a metal plate in my head. Due to the carpet accident previously written about, I recieved a cracked skull and therefore a plate and some bolts and nuts and screws! Haha that brings a whole new meaning to a few screws loose!!

33. I believe in people to a fault! I always give people the benefit of the doubt, wheter they really deserve it or not. This is not always good and I do get hurt sometimes.

34. I love paper, I use it for everything. I line drawers and cabinets, I make treasure boxes. All kinds of fun things.

35. I am a list fool. I write lists to write lists. Seriously, I carry a notebook around with me so I can add to my lists at all times. I don't think I could function without my lists!

36. I love and am proud of my family from my 85 year old grandpa down to my almost born grandson!

37. I believe in ghosts. I have seen them. I am not weird and if you don't agree with me that is okay.

38. My favorite colors are blue and orange.

39. I love my car! It is sucker orange HHR. So cute!

40. I am a huge Denver Broncos fan and I have been for as long as I can remember. How awesome is it that their uniforms are blue and orange?!

41. I love horses, how awesome is it that there are horses on the Denver Broncos helmets?!

42. I think Josh Holloway is sexy! Not quite as sexy as the hubster but a close running 2nd!

43. I am a total Blog Stalker! I love all the ideas, it is addicting!

44. Bended coffee is one of my weaknesses.

45. I have to get my nails done and my eyebrows waxed proffessionally done every two weeks or I feel unkept!

46. I love my little cottage house. It looks so different than it did when we bought it. Hopefully I can find some befor pics and post them with the afters!

47. I have gone to college for 5 years and never graduated. I still don't know what I really want to be when I grow up!

48. I know that tanning is really bad for you and I hate that my daughter does it but so do I. It helps me feel better when I get a little sad in the winter. I am so bad!

49.My favorite food is a really good green salad with a ton of different vegetables and ranch dressing. YUM!

50. I love color and I use it to decorate! I have a blue bedroom, it is the same color as the sky, I think it is beautiful! I have really light blue green on a wall in the living room and our living room floor is tan painted cement with blue swirls. So cool!

Well there we have it!! I did it! I know originally I said 100 but I know that you are as relieve as I am that we stopped at 50! Now we can move on to funner stuff!
So until next time,

Navy boy wants to bring home his girl....

First of all some very exciting business to take care of, there is an awesome giveaway going on over at roomremixblog.blogspot.com for CSN! so worth visiting for, besides she has an awesome blog!!

Navy boy at graduation. I am so excited to see him!

Now for my dilema! Both of my service boys are coming home for the holidays! Yay, I can't wait! However, my Navy boy wants to bring a girl. I am not loving the idea. I guess I am a little selfish but I don't want to share him (I am stomping my feet). Also, I don't quite know the etiquette for this, I am sure I would have to go get her a Christmas gift and set an extra plate for her (haha, jk). What do you think? Should I welcome her with open arms or make a bed for her in the dog run? (just kidding again, I will be nice).

Monday, December 6, 2010

The Beverly Buzz- Meet Me On Monday...

Meet Me On Monday

Welcome to the 25th edition of
"Meet Me On Monday!"

"Blogging is a funny thing...we tell our most intimate thoughts for all to read and yet most of the time I find myself sitting and wondering, "who is this person!?" I know them...but yet I don't know them! I want to know who the person is behind all those words so I thought of a great way for all of us to "meet" each other!"


1. What is your favorite kind of cheese?
Mozzerella- yum!

2. What size is your bed?
King sized and I wish I could have larger!

3. What is your most overused phrase?
You can fix fat, but you can't fix ugly! (I know that is so awful!)

4. Green or purple grapes?

5. Shower, morning or night?
morning! Hot tub at night!

This is such a touching song, it is about the true meaning of Christmas! I hope you all enjoy.


Friday, December 3, 2010

Better picture..

Sorry I didn't realize how tiny the pics of my fireplace were before so here is a better view. Thanks for visiting.
Until nex time,


I finally got a picture of my fireplace/mantle. We actually have a wood burning stove that we do use, but I wanted to be a part of the Linky party at the Letterhead Cottage so I did it up anyway!

So cute and homey!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

More about me...

If you are getting tired of this I am soo sorry but I feel like I have to finish it cuz I started it, so here we go again.

21. I am a member of TOPS that is Taking Off Poiunds Sensibly. It is a weight loss support group and it works for me, the weekly weigh-ins are great for accountability and getting ideas and making friends is a bonus!

22. I am in love with purses, seriously I know I have a problem but there are so many cute ones. I really do try to be practical but sometimes the cute just out weighs the praciticality and I have to buy a new one. I will have to get a picture of my beautiful collection and post!

23. I also love bras, I know that no one sees them except me and the hubster but seriously if you have great fitting hot looking bra it can make you feel like one hot Nama! haha! I promise I won't post of picture of those. LOL!

24. I wish I could own a horse, I have always wanted one by my hubby is very allergic, so that dream is dashed.

25. If I could I would seriously live in Lake Powell. It is the most wonderful place in the world and I love it there!

26. Hi, my name is Shelly and I am addicted to Reality T.V. I know most of it is horrible but I am a junkie!! Give me Big Brother or the Bachelor and I am good for an hour.

27. Okay this one is more about my kitten than me. She thinks that the bathroom rug is her mommy. Seriously, she suckles it and kneads at it and purrs as if she was in heaven, it is soooo bizarre.

28. I have never dyed my hair. I have always just really liked the color of my hair and had no reason to, but now that I have noticed a few grey eyebrows I am thinking the day may come. :(

29. I am an outdoorsy girl, I love to be outside, I love the weather, the air the whole thing. I am really so amazed and thankful for the world that you can't see when you are all cooped up in the house.

30. I just barely discovered that I am creative and I am actually really good at it! I love to share it with my granddaughter Taylor too, she is already a creative little bug!

All for today!

Wednesday Hodepodge

Wednesday Hodgepodge

I love today's Hodgepodge from The Other Side of the Pond! So here are my answers.

1. What is the most interesting thing you've done in the last year?
I discovered that I am actually very crafty and good at it!

2. What is your most meaningful family heirloom?
I have my Grandma's pearls and they are so lovely. I really feel her with my every day.

3. What food festival would you most like to attend? The HOF Winterfest- not really a food festival but lots of yummy food there!

4. Snow...do you love it or is it considered a four letter word where you live?
I love the snow, which is a good thing considering I live in Utah! I just don't love it on the roads!

5. Can you ski? Do you ski? Are you any good?
I don't ski, crazy since I grew up here!

6. What quality in your spouse or best friend are you most thankful for?
He treats me with total respect.

7. Describe the coziest spot in your home.
Cuddling with hubby and pets on living room couch in front of a warm fire! Sooo nice!

8. Insert your own random thought here.

It is never to late to become all God can make me!

Until later,