Monday, December 24, 2012

Holiday Decorating

Wow has this month has flown by!  I have been busy for the last few weeks getting our home ready for Christmas. We go out pretty big on the decoration.  Even if you haven't had a chance to decorate, there is still time! 

I had an opportunity through Smiley360 to receive a gift card to do some shopping at Sears.  If you are still doing some last minute decorating and shopping, the The Sears Holiday Shop is your ticket.  I was able to go on their website and order a Gingerbread Man Nutcracker. I thought this guy would make a great addition to my nutcracker collection.  I started my collection 11 years ago. Nutcrackers are a nice, inexpensive item to start collecting so that in a few years you'll have a great display.

When I ordered my Gingerbread Man Nutcracker on the website, I found it to be an easy process.  Also, Sears is part of the ShopYourWayRewards program. That is a great program where you can earn points to use to get money off future purchases. I use this program through Sears, as well as Kmart.

So, here is a picture of our Gingerbread Man, which my boys flipped over.

Hope you and your family are having a blessed, holiday season!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Where in the World...

I'm happy to be back blogging today.  Since September, things have been crazy in so many ways. But the most life altering situation I've dealt with occurred in October when I found out that I have been diagnosed with food allergies.  I am allergic to peas (how random), wheat, and baker's yeast.  My symptoms have progressed so much that I now have to have an epi pen and Benadryl.  I'm scared to death to eat anywhere.  The wheat and peas have been the easiest to deal with, but the baker's yeast is so difficult.  I've been losing weight since I can't have any breads of any kind. There are pros and cons, believe it or not.

So, along with being busy as a room mother to my kids and just figuring out what in the world I can safely eat has been a challenge. But, I am hopeful that it will all come together soon.

Also, we are finally getting a new laptop. Yay!  So I hope that will allow me the chance to get back to blogging.  I have been decorating my house for Christmas and will start sharing pictures. 

So, that is where in the world I have been.   Hope you are having a great day in your neck of the woods.