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Friday Letters #4

Link Up!
So there doesn't appear to be a link up ... no worries!

Dear Four Day Weekend, Your my favorite Christmas present!!  Dear Stairs, You thought you had me down ... feeling better today!  YAY I can move my neck again!  Dear Cookie Making Elves, I kept waiting for you to show up the other night but you never did ... so I went ahead and made them ... 
I also made cinnamon honey butter but totally forgot to take pics ... Oh well.  Not only did I make the butter I got super creative on the container ... okay so I recycled some glass jars and jazzed them up with some fabric and ribbon ... they were super cute!  Dear Michael's treat boxes, Can I just say how much I love you?  I think my cookies were not only the tastiest ones ever but the cutest ones ever too!!  Dear Wedding Photos, I finally organized you!  YAY!!  Dear Holiday Helper Headquarters, okay so I totally failed ... didn't get to 30!  Okay so I waited to the last minute to do some stuff but oh well ... it was wor…

It's okay Thursday #29

It's that time of the week don't forget to link up with Amber & Neely!!
It's okay: ~ that I had to call into work today because I hurt myself falling down the steps at work - the saddest part is I was trying to be careful even concentrating and saying to myself ... don't fall don't fall ... totally fell! ~ it's okay to wonder how stupid you have to be to really think that the world is ending tomorrow. ~to be laying on my couch with ice on my neck watching Sex and the City on E.
What's okay with you today?

Holiday Helper Headquarters #12

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Last night, I went shopping for a little baby girl at the Ronald McDonald House here in Jacksonville Florida.  The Ronald McDonald House does have a special place in my heart because my younger cousin was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Disease and the Ronald McDonald House was there for him and my family.  
If you aren't familar with the Ronald McDonald House here's what they do: Our Ronald McDonald House program provides a “home-away-from-home” for families so they can stay close by their hospitalized child at little or no cost.  Our Houses are built on the simple idea that nothing else should matter when a family is focused on healing their child – not where they can afford to stay, where they will get their next meal or where they will lay their head at night to rest. We believe that when a child is hospitalized the love and support of family is as powerful as the strongest medicine prescribed. Allow Families to Face the Weight of Illness TogetherFamilies are stronger w…

Would you change your perfume?

Would you change your perfume if your guy didn't like the smell?

When Paul and I met I wore Marc Jacobs Daisy and Calvin Klein Euphoria.  Out of the two Daisy was my absolute fave and I had just recently gotten it for Christmas from my sister Debra.  Paul absolutely hated the two scents.  If I wore it - he would say - yuck you have THAT on again.  At first, I thought - hey buddy deal with it - because I love this stuff.  But then I got to thinking ... I SHOULD care if he hates it.  Who wants to get cozy with someone that they think stinks.
So him and I went to the department store and we both tested some new fragrances ... he liked some that I hated ... I liked some that he hated ... then we found some that we both liked.  So I got those and gave away my Euphoria and Daisy.  I gave Daisy to a co-worker and every time she wore it I was like awe you are wearing (my) Daisy.  It was a little sad but what are you gonna do.
So what do you think ... would you change? What have you ever …

Friday Letters #3

Link Up!
Dear Friday, you are here already?  I know for once I wasn't tapping my foot waiting on you.  Sneaky sneaky!
Dear Haters of "Happy Holidays", There is nothing wrong with saying Merry Christmas AND Happy Holidays!    Saying Happy Holidays doesn't take away from Christmas, you getting all angry and mean and nasty about someone saying Happy Holidays is taking away from Christmas.  If you want to get up on your soap box about keeping Christ in Christmas - good for you - I encourage people to stand up for what they believe in - but just remember when you're up there on that soap box ... WWJD.  
Dear Starbucks, I am living proof that we can all live without you.  My new schedule means your drive-thru is too packed for me to stop.  I feel like we have a love hate relationship anyways ... you want to charge me for soy now even though I have a registered Starbucks gift card and I am a gold star member but ... you make tasty drinks which no one else can replicate.  N…

It's Okay Thursday #28

It's that time of the week don't forget to link up with Amber & Neely!!
It's Okay...
that I feel like the only thing stressful about my holiday season is those Holiday Helper Headquarters posts I have committed myself to doing - blah!
that I forgot to announce that I have officially changed my name ... okay I mean last name ... my name isn't Shia.  But seriously, I felt happy and sad about changing it - I mean I've been me my whole life and now it kinda feels like I am starting over.  I've perfected every way of signing my old name ... heck we did nothing but that when I was young - so I got this!  But now ... I sign like uhhhhh.  My 3 year old niece, Kaelyn, is in (pre) pre-school (there is such a thing) and she has learned to write her name and all her letters - so on Saturday she was like I want to spell your name Aunt Llissa ... okay M E L L I S S A ... now I want to spell your last name ... okay R O N D uh O wait I ... she stops and looks at me ... Aun…

Holiday Helper Headquarters #11

Be kind!
We've all heard the heartwarming story of the NYC police officer who bought a homeless man some socks and shoes - no matter what is done with those shoes nothing can destroy the kindness.  We live in a world where kindness is rare but 'tis the season!
Today I was going through Starbucks' drive thru and I got to the window and the cashier pointed at the car in front of me and said ... do you see the woman in that car she said Merry Christmas and paid for your order.  I've heard of this happening before but never experienced it.  So I said, tell the car behind me Happy Holidays (I mean come on not everyone celebrates Christmas) and I paid for them.  I looked in my mirror waved to the guy behind me (no joke he kinda looked at me like I was a weirdo but hey).  As I was driving out he beeped and waved back once he got to the window.  I felt so good about it.  Did I do anything as kind as the NYC police officer?  No, I mean if you are in the Starbucks drive thru yo…

Holiday Helpers Headquarters #10

Hang lights!! Okay our lights weren't quite this awesome but I forgot my camera cord ... I'll post pics of the house later.
So this is a true story.  Saturday, I went with my sister to look at Christmas lights with my niece Kaelyn.  Which then lead to my sister convincing me that I should help her hang Christmas lights on her house.  She told me that the hooks were already there from the previous year - sounded easy enough.  
So we got back and I helped put Kaelyn to bed, read her a bedtime story and then go out to the garage to get started.  I walk in and my sister has some of the lights untangled.  However there is one strand that doesn't work and is no joke in a ball like this ... 

okay so it wasn't that big - but it was still a mess.  So she tells me that we don't have to use that strand and that I can just use the tangle free strands.  So I start on the side of the house get around the corner and have to start over for fear of not making it to the end of the …