I love everything fabout the holidays rom the aromas of the balsams and firs, baking, to the sights, and decorations, listening to thebells jingling, the songs and carolers, the parties and decorating my home…. what are some of the things that you (or your kids) love best about this time of year?
Doing good never tasted better.
This holiday, Starbucks presents three delectable ways to give and receive. Every time you enjoy a (STARBUCKS)RED™ EXCLUSIVE beverage at participating locations in the US and Canada between November 27, 2008 and January 2, 2009, we’ll give 5¢ to the Global Fund to help save lives in Africa.
Join us in support of World AIDS Day. We’re giving 5¢ to the Global Fund for every hand-crafted Starbucks beverage sold on December 1, 2008 at participating US and Canada locations.*
Invite your friends! We’re counting on every customer to help make a difference. Together, we can do a world of good.
DO MORE GOOD.
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For more information go to Starbucks’ website!
And don’t forget to look below for my Starbucks giveaway!
As I continue working on my blog & home… both new and improved, I hope! I wanted to say thanks… thanks to my friends old and new and those whom I know IRL… for stopping by and reading… for laughing and crying with me… for supporting me along the way. Because we all know by now how much I love my Red Cups and Starbucks’ ever-so-delicious-and-ever-so-sinful lattes, because everyone knows how much of a pick me up they are even on the downest of days, I am GIVING AWAY a $10 STARBUCKS GIFT CARD! It’s my way of saying thanks.
So, in order to be eligible you must post a comment telling my just why you havehavehave to win this card and link/mention me on your blog if you have one! Anyone can play! The drawing will be picked by Rebecca who will pick all names out of a jar… the deadline for this contest will be a week from today (Thanksgiving) and the winner will be notified via email and announced here. Look folks, I’m not married to Daddy Warbucks so I am starting small. Perhaps we could get the Starbucks company to fund a regular giveaway…anyone know any BigWigs over there?!!!
I hope you all have a wonderful and relaxing Thanksgiving!
I might need another run to the paint store… the dining room is blue. Really blue. Too blue. Too light blue. The paint swatch seemed a more masculine tone and yet when you place the swatch on the wall it does match up. But I’m not loving it. The stripes still need to get painted and maybe that will help. It is a darker blue. But I am afraid it is still too blue. Oye. Even Don agreed… It looks like Christopher’s room in the old house… all that’s missing are the Pottery Barn Wall Paper cut outs on the walls… Aye Carumba!
These pictures were taken earlier… now there is now blue below the chair rail as well. The room needs to dry overnight and then the painters will come back and work on the shadow striping… but I am afraid! I am very afraid!
(Below is Christopher’s old room … looks remarkably like the new dining room! Oh someone please tell me it will all be OK!!!!)
I do my best to update this daily… sometimes I am too busy. Or too boring. No more parties to plan and wrapping paper drives to chair. Now it’s time to redirect focus to me and us and our home. The painters started this week. HURRAH! My living room and dining room should be done by the end of the week! Yahoo! Remember my plaid panelled walls? Well they are no more!
They are gone gone gone and the dizzying pattern will no longer cause my stomach to churn! Instead I look into a room of clean, pure white primer! But it will be like that for not much longer! The dining room will be blue… Benjamin Moore San Fransisco Bay blue with shadow stripes above the chair rail and solid below
Blue Bayou (801) which will be a matte stripe and Ivory Tusk (OC91) below for our trim in both the dining and living rooms.
This is Benjamin Moore’s Lenox Tan (HC44) which also happens to be a Pottery Barn select color and will be on the walls of the living room. For a little drama and color the ceiling will be Mediterranean Breeze (799) which is in the same color family (pictured below)as the two in the dining room. I want the two rooms to have separate feels and yet flow.
The living room is right now being stripped of equally hideous wallpaper (I’m sorry I never got around to taking a picture of it) I am so excited! The final thing we need to do is to get a big comfy sectional for the family room so that we can put the couch back into the living room… in another couple of weeks we’ll be there and we’ll be able to entertain and have dinner parties and this Entertaining Mom is so very excited about that! I need to start planning some meals and appetizers and cocktails of course!
My holiday season has already started and our weekends are filling up. Cheer is in the air. I can’t wait to break out my Christmas decor and get the house smelling like the holiday season with balsam and fir and baking!
(for a mere $10,000!)
Who knew?! Well, my friend Kim did! Why and how I have no idea and I didn’t ask. But when I Googled it I found out that it was indeed World Toilet Day.
A remote control flusher… because reaching behind you is far, far, too hard to do… and what happens when you have another remote to lose? Will you walk all over the house in search of it rather than just grabbing the little metal bar and gently pushing it down?
He also has a couple of Dan Gutman’s My Wierd School books on his table. If you have young children (grades 1-5) they will love reading and laughing their way through this silly, zany, appealing series. (Dan Gutman is also a wonderful sports writer in the juvenile literature genre.)