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

Just he and I and all of them...

Monday, January 31, 2011

Awesome give away at...

Mega Crafty, she is giving the best things in the world, -Craft supplies!! Woo-hoo! Supplies for every season and holiday (well almost) Go check it out for sure it is worth the peek http://www.megacrafty.com/2010/12/no-bake-snowmen-sweets.html

Friday, January 28, 2011

My finance Friday blog...

So for my Friday posts I will be chatting about my 2011 finance plans and goals. At the moment my finances are a mess. As I have said previously the hubster had surgery in July and then was placed on disability so there went one of our incomes, he started receiving some disability pay in December but we are so behind now! My 2011 goal is to just dig out and be semi-comfortable again and maybe start a little bit of a savings! So I have decided that to save money I will not be getting my nails done or my eyebrows waxed until the BIG 3 are all current. The BIG 3 are my mortgage, my second and my car. I have to say it is killing me, but I can do it!

This is what my nails normally
(these are not really mine but a very close similarity)

and this is them now :(


I know they are bad, I am so sorry to frighten you like that!

Until later,
Hugs,
Shelly


Thursday, January 27, 2011

Things that make me happy, Thursday 1....

Hello to all my bloggy peeps!! I have decided that I am going to start a little thing called "Things that make me happy Thursday", the goal will be to show or talk about things that make me smile, little or big, serious or silly, deep or shallow(lol), I think it will be a blast!! I hope some of you will join me! So here is my first thing that makes me happy:

I won the little notebook and pen at TOPS last night! Aren't they so cute!!
I bought the Country Sampler, I just couldn't help myself it makes me sooo happy I am going to have to subscribe to save me some mula!! Wintergreen Lifesavers!! it just happens to be my major weakness right now,YUMMY!!

So what makes you happy?

Until later,
Hugs,
Shelly

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Thank you!!

The Beverly Buzz
Beverly from the Beverly Buzz has blessed me with The Versatile Blogger award! Thank you so much, Beverly! I appreciate that she thinks I have a blog worthy of this award. Blogging has been good for me--and I love this kind of thing because it is always great to find new interesting blogs!
Here's the fine print:


Rules for accepting this award:
Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to them in your post.
Tell us seven things about yourself.
Award 15 recently discovered new bloggers.
Contact these bloggers and let them know they've received the award.

1. I love, love living in Utah! I love the different seasons.

2. I love my job and feel so blessed to have a job that I enjoy so much!

3. I sing all the time, I don't even notice it most of the time, it just happens.

4. I didn't realize I was so crafty until about 3 or 4 years ago, and now you just can't stop me! I am willing to try anything- from decorating to refinishing!

5.I am an Outdoors girl, I didn't realize that until I was a grown-up! If the temperature is over 60 you won't find me inside.

6. I am love, loving this blogging world, I really feel like I am making friends! and I know I am learning tons of new crafts and ideas!!

7. I am just recently an empty nester and I am still not quite sure how I feel about it. I love having the house to just the hubster and myself but it is odd to be without kids on a daily basis!

Now for the hard part I need to give this award to 15 of my favs, Wow, that is so hard, I love them all! Oh well here goes:

1. The Polka Dot Closet
2. My Happy House
3. My Life in Purple
4. For The Luv Of Boys
5. Gerber Days
6. Frou-FruGal
7. Decorating Tennis Girl
8. 2 Dogs and a Blog
9. Ashley's Thrifty Living
10. Cute Pink Stuff
11. Strictly Simple Style
12. Paint in my Hair
13. My Cottage Charm
14. Live, Laugh, Love Your Guts
15. lee la la

Okay that was tough, but I really did put thought in to this, so Congrats People!

Baby shower finally....

Hello to all my bloggy friends!,
I would like to introduce you to my newest soon to be grandson - Boston-Ray Lief MCoy!


Look at him waving at you!

This is Mommy and Daddy - Ashley and Jesse



Here is the banner I made:



Here is the Yummy Table:




All Homemade!!









Here is the front of the Diaper Cake, I love it!


and the back...


The Diaper Wreath, it is so cute!!


Here are some of the guests:



Ashley Opening gifts, she got so much cute stuff!!



This was my helpful assistant in decorating!!

She was really soo helpful! LOL!

The shower was a great success, I love making shower stuff like the diaper cakes, wreaths and banners.

Now we just need Boston-Ray to make his appearance, I can't wait!!

Until Later,
Hugs,
Shelly

Monday, January 24, 2011

Lazy days and dogs.. oh and cat....



So this is what Sundays looks like at Nama Halacy's Comfy Cottage. Pretty Cozy, huh?
These are my babies - Milo (beagal/basset), Toby (manchester terrier), Sebastian (Schnauzer) and Blue (spoiled cat). I will be linking to Debbies Pet linky party, you should come check it out!!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Posting..

I am wanting to post about my cute baby shower but I am so busy, here is just a taste!


Tune in later for the rest! I promise it will be worth waiting for!

Until later,
Hugs,Shelly

Friday, January 14, 2011

Alright, let's get down to business!





Welcome to Five Question Friday! An easy, peasy way to start off your weekend...and a fun way to get to know random facts about your fellow bloggers!


Rules for 5QF: Copy and paste the following questions to your blog post, answer them, then watch for the linky to appear Friday morning! Oh, and HAVE FUN!!


Questions for Friday, January 14th: (Special thanks to Sharaya, Kate, Deanna, @trooppetrie,@ChelsVandy for their question suggestions! Wanna be linked in a future 5QF? Bring your awesome question suggestions to my community, or shout 'em out to me on Twitter [@5crookedhalos]!!)


Just for fun I decided to join from "My Little Life" "Five Question Friday" so here goes:

1. What movie could you watch over and over again and not get tired of?
Grease!!

2. What's your biggest pet peeve right now?
People that feel sorry for themselves! I really think that if you have a positive attitude positive things happen and the same goes for negative thoughts bringing negativity into your life.


3. If you had to describe your best friend in five words or less, what would you say?
funny, supportive, helpful, beautiful, kind

4. If you did not have to worry about money or go to school what would you do for a living? I really think I would do what I am doing, I love my job. I would probably travel a little more so I would have to work a little less.


5. What is your one "splurge" item, that you will always buy, no matter the cost?
Diet Dr. Pepper. Can not live without it.

Time for Babies....

So tomorrow we are having a baby shower for my baby's baby! My youngest daughter is having a baby! I am so excited but it is also a little bizarre cuz she is my baby!!

This is Ashley, my youngest daughter.



Here is the baby bump.



Here is baby Boston-Ray waving!



I already have bunches of grandkids!

Micha



Trev, Ty, and Addy with mommy and daddy



Jon and Ryk



Rayden - love, love this pic!



And this is Tay, but if you read the shirt, you see that we are going to get another one!! Yay, I am so excited!




I love them all so much! I was definatly meant to be Nama Halacy!
I will be posting tons of pics from the shower next week so come back and visit!

Until later,
Hugs,
Shelly

Monday, January 10, 2011

Dressing Up...

One of the funnest things about granddaughters is the dressing up, whether it is for real or for play.

This is Addy wearing the new outfit we got her for Christmas, we also got her a doll with the exact same outfit! How cute is she?


This is Taylor wearing dressup shoes, she thought that it was so cool that they were for her. They even have a matching purse!


I will put pics of all my boys later!
Being a grandma is the best!!
Until later,
Hugs,
Shelly

Friday, January 7, 2011

Weekend..

I am so ready for a weekend without a holiday!! Woo-hoo! I will have time to get everything for Ashley's baby shower, YAY!! We went to the Dr. today and all is well, Baby Boson-Ray is doing great!! To Do: Make diaper cake, Make diaper wreath, Make banner, Take Pics for all bloggy friends!!
Until later,
Hugs,
Shelly

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Please don't take the Chevy!!...

So it all began when the hubster had back surgery on July 7th and then shortly after was told that he would be on indefinite disability!! Unfortunately, we are not the smart kind of people who are prepared for this kind of a predicament and so we went from a two income to a single income family with no warning! I was able to keep treading and he finally started getting disability in December so now I am working on catching up the house and the 2nd etc.. but my car payment has been the one to slide. I am so sad about this to because I love, love my car, it is my buddy. It is an adorable orange Chevy HHR. We do everything together! We lug the grandbabies, the groceries the Home Depot supplies! I am so afraid I am going to lose her! I really am at a loss on what to do. Oh well, hopefully the repo man doesn't come before I am able to get her caught up! Sad, sad situation :(

More cheerful news - there is an awesome giveaway going on over at Sweet Bee Cottage, you have to check it out!!

Until later,
Hugs,
Shelly

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Windows and Parties Galore!..

Well,it all began on the Sunday before Thanksgiving, with my first of three Thanksgiving dinners. My parents decided they were going to go out of town for Thanksgiving so being the kind of daughter that feels that it is very important for the great grands to spend time with the newest generation I held a "Thanksgiving" dinner on that Sunday. Then of course we had Thanksgiving on Thanksgiving and then we had another "Thanksgiving" on the following Sunday so that we could at some time during the holiday see all of our large blended family. Then in December besides all the hectic shopping and baking and decorating, we had my Birthday get together on the 14th. Then we had to finish these:

Michael and Sara's Christmas gift:


Amanda's Christmas gift:


Brian and Tina's Christmas gift:


Trevor and Sandy's Christmas gift:


Jesse and Ashley's Christmas gift:


Dave and Heather's Christmas gift:


Then we had our Christmas Eve Breakfast, then our Christmas Day Dinner.
Then the hubster turned 50 on the 27th and my daughter turned 21 on the 28th and then we had a big New Years/50 Birthday Party!!!

Yes I did survive, but unfortunately this is one of those years that I am soooo glad that it is all over!!