Archive for December, 2009

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Movies Seen in 2009

42. District Nine (B+) 41. Funny People (C-) 40. Four Christmases (C-) 39. Sherlock Holmes (B) 38. Transformers 2 (D) 37. Star Trek (B) 36. New Moon (A) 35. 28 Weeks Later (B) 34. Gran Torino (B) 33. The Invention of Lying (B) 32. The Soloist (B) 31. Julie and Julia (B+) 30. Revolutionary Road […]

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Books Read in 2010

20. Pretty in Plaid (Jen Lancaster) 19. Olive Kitteridge (Elizabeth Strout) 18. The Hour I First Believed (Wally Lamb) 17. A Member of the Family (Cesar Millan) 16. Vision in White (Nora Roberts) 15. One Nation Under Dog (Michael Schaffer) 14. The Condition (Jennifer Haigh) 13. Blink (Malcolm Gladwell) 12. Standing By (Alison Buckholtz) 11. […]

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Goodbye 2009…

New promises…New house…and a new puppy… 2009 has certainly been a whirlwind…

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I suspect I’ve finally cracked…

I’m contemplating a challenge for 2010. In my daily blog perusal, I stumbled upon a blogger encouraging a book challenge. To read 100 books in 2010. 100. One hundred!!! I had been pretty impressed with my 2009 list of twenty books, but apparently I had set the bar too low. So for the past couple […]

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Christmas Jingle Scrapbook Album

I don’t have pictures of my finished version, but I have to show off the fabulous mini album that we created a few weeks ago… (Photo from Andrea Walford, Sunny Stampin’) The album was designed by Andrea Walford, a Stampin’ Up demonstrator, but she offered the template to other demonstrators… so my stamping lady taught […]

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Christmas Morn

A photo diary of our Christmas morning… Tally’s first Christmas Card from Grandma NavyGuy’s Mom and Dad ready for some present opening Anti-bacterial wipes… the serious stocking stuffer… Wisconsin pride! The book haul… Another present for the pup NavyGuy’s big gift – a Kindle (cuz he can’t pack six months’ worth of books when he […]

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Reemergence

I’m slowly recovering from the holidays. Between the non-stop shifts at Starbucks, the multiple food comas resulting from each holiday meal, and the overall hustle and bustle of the season, my body isn’t bouncing back as quickly as it used to. Blogging is still going to be sporadic for the next few days, as I […]

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Holiday Decorating: Part 3 The Home Tour

After finally completing the Christmas decorating process, I’m ready to show off the house. NavyGuy and I staged a little home tour, complete with Tally cameos and my general ridiculousness when on film…

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Best of Everything 2009

Like I said here, I looooove best and worst lists. NavyGuy gets credit for stumbling upon this gem – it’s Time Magazines’ Top 10 of Everything 2009. There are 50 lists! Jackpot! Seriously, it’s enough reading material to get you through the whole rest of the workweek. Some of my favorites so far? Top 10 […]

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Holiday Baking

She’s finally been takin’ out for her first spin… Yes, it’s official. After being terrified to turn it on for six months, I used the glorious pink KitchenAid stand mixer for the first time today to make several different kinds of holiday cookies. It’s kind of intimidating, no? Okay, maybe I’m the only one, but […]

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