Monday

Snoozer Full Body Pillowcase


This woman seems awfully comfortable... maybe this is why I haven't been sleeping very well. Really going to look into this. What I would give to sleep like I did when I was a kid!

Amazon.com


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Prince William Spends Night Sleeping on Streets to Raise Awareness for Homeless - International News | News of the World | Middle East News | Europe News - FOXNews.com

His Royal Highness Prince William of Wales wea...Image via Wikipedia

I have often wondered what it must be like for homeless people, but never ever did anything about it. I feel kind of horrible now. Prince William decided that he wasn't just going to wonder, he was going to experience it and I hope this one night spent in the freezing temps will help people in the future. I'm really impressed. He could have found an excuse not to do it, but spending a night in a cardboard box speaks volumes about Prince William's integrity!


Prince William Spends Night Sleeping on Streets to Raise Awareness for Homeless

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Michael Aram Black Orchid Candle - Must Haves Under $100 - Bloomingdales.com


"Michael Aram Signature Home Scents are weightless, subtle and universal yet exuberant and complex. These fragrances take their inspiration from the same organic motifs that made the artist famous. The Black Orchid Candle was inspired by the rich ambiance of evening and haute couture…gothic and feline…velvety, sensual and intoxicating. The essential elements in the base notes are deep cedar and sandalwood accented with warm musk. The intense middle essence is built on florals and tropical fruits while the top notes are made lithe with sheer citrus"

And they do say that every room should have a touch of black... and this candle has been calling my name. I think that it was the cedar scent. For some reason, that appealed to me! Maybe it is the time of the year.

Michael Aram Black Orchid Candle - Must Haves Under $100 - Bloomingdales.com

Dream Necklace Handstamped Jewelry Antiqued by hazelnutcottage


Now we all need to dream... but most of us are too busy and by the end of the day, we collapse for the night. So, I thought that this would be a cute little reminder! It's seventy six dollars, but it looks as if a ton of work has gone into this piece!

Dream Necklace Handstamped Jewelry Antiqued by hazelnutcottage

Sunday

Twilit Wooded River in the Snow

Twilit Wooded River in the Snow




The sun is going down and all is right with the world. :)



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Never Quite Thought of It This Way ;)

The family. We were a strange little band of characters trudging through life sharing diseases and toothpaste, coveting one another's desserts, hiding shampoo, borrowing money, locking each other out of our rooms, inflicting pain and kissing to heal it in the same instant, loving, laughing, defending, and trying to figure out the common thread that bound us all together.

Erma Bombeck

Families are the compass that guides us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we occasionally falter.
Brad Henry

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Wednesday

Amazon.com: philosophy | double rich hot cocoa | ultra-rich 3-in-1 shampoo, body wash, and bubble bath: Beauty


As the temps drop even lower... this bubble bath is right up there on the top of my list. Your choice of size and price. The $2.00 size would make a cute little stocking stuffer!

Amazon.com: philosophy | double rich hot cocoa... shampoo, body wash, and bubble bath

More stocking stuffer ideas...

Avon Body Paints for kids

The Comforter Bubble Bar by Lush

Avon Mini Bubble Baths

Amazon.com: Yankee Candle Christmas Wreath 22oz Jar: Kitchen & Dining


This is a really nice way to end the evening... the smell of a Christmas tree and a nice glass of eggnog... or whatever you prefer. I can almost smell it now!

Amazon.com: Yankee Candle Christmas Wreath 22oz Jar
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Amazon.com: 17" Lighted Candle Christmas Window Silhouette Decoration: Kitchen & Dining


Just in case you can't get someone to put up Christmas lights for you... this candle, you should have no problem with!

Amazon.com: 17" Lighted Candle Christmas Window Silhouette Decoration:
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Sunday

Laura Ingalls Wilder Thinks About Christmas

Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time. ~Laura Ingalls Wilder

If you think that your Christmas is a little too hectic, try viewing the Christmas special from Little House on the Prairie. I don't know if there is more than one, but I saw it years ago and it still is one that I think about every Christmas. Must see if I can locate it!

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Christmas Dreams

Christmas Dreams

This image should take you back to when this month was the longest and the most exciting month of the year!

Saturday

Ending the Night with Gratitude

Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth and danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings. And while with silent lifting mind, I've trod the high untrepassed sanctity of space, put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

John G. Magee, Jr

Thursday

Quotes About Making Money

Smart consumers save money with CONSUMER REPOR...Image by Newton Free Library via Flickr

People are too myopic about making money and they get disappointed fast. If they haven't sold enough flowers they say: 'I'm out of here'.
Larry Chase

If you want to feel rich, just count the things you have that money can't buy”
Proverb

“Money never made a man happy yet, nor will it. The more a man has, the more he wants. Instead of filling a vacuum, it makes one.”
Benjamin Franklin



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Wednesday

Steiff Limited-Edition Christmas Bear - STEIFF from Harrods

Just the cutest little bear... now if I can just find a way to hop over to England to buy him! Even I could see myself curling up with him on a cold winter night!

Steiff Limited-Edition Christmas Bear - STEIFF from Harrods

Tuesday

SEASON OF PEACE

Season of Peace




The kind of view that I would love to sit and look out at on a cold December night!

Kind of Making Me Nervous

Autumn-DriveImage by johnb/uk via Flickr

Haven't read as scary a book as the one I'm just about finished. It's called "Too Close to Home" by Linwood Barclay and it looks like I will be finishing it off tonight. It's nothing like I expected... the man is a genius when it comes to weaving stories together.

But... it's big time scary!

Monday

Dr. Seuss Ponders Night

How did it get so late so soon? Its night before its afternoon. December is here before its June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?”

Dr. Seuss

Wouldn't you love to get inside his brain lol...

Making Your House a Home

"A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for your life.~ The Dalai Lama"

Now with a brand new home to move into in a couple of weeks... I think that I will get busy with thought!
"Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing. Mother Teresa"

I think that I will try to smile at 5 people tomorrow! It's sad how you forget little things like this. :(

Saturday

Real haunted Houses to Check out

Names of the haunted houses at Halloween Horro...Image via Wikipedia

You can visit those pretend to be haunted sites, but what about the places that really are haunted?? I can't think of anything cooler than this. Lets go and see what there is in my new home state of Illinois!

The House of Crosses
Why would someone cover a house in crosses?? There has to be a story there don't you think? I wonder why someone hasn't dug deeper??

The Old Slave House
Go and take a look at the house. Unfortunately it has been closes which means it's going to draw even more people to look for ghosts.


Baymont Inn and Suites

It seems that room #208 is just a wee bit haunted. That's the story that the staff are sticking with and who better would know.


Bachelors Grove Cemetery

If you were so lucky to be murdered by a gangster in the 20s, this is probably where you would have been buried. It has gained the reputation for being the most haunted cemetery in the Chicago area. Everything from ghostly faces to ghostly vintage cars have been spotted.



My Top Ten Bukisa Sites :)


Tired of Over-Eating... Lets Start With Breakfast


Coffee... Should You Be Drinking It... actually, yes you should.


10 Mistakes That Will Ruin Your Coffee


A Few Things I Didn't Know About Coffee


Morning Muffins With Coffee


Caramel Chocolate Shortbread


Stage Your Bathroom and Sell Your House


Staging Your Kitchen to Sell


No Good At Small Talk


How to Make Small Talk... or Not

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Thursday

Quotes about Contentment

“You can't stop loving or wanting to love because when its right, it's the best thing in the world. When you're in a relationship and it's good, even if nothing else in your life is right, you feel like your whole world is complete.”
Keith Sweat

Wednesday

Thomas the Train Cuddle Pillow : Target


The perfect little pillow for that special little guy to snuggle up with. Imagine the stories that they could share!

Thomas the Train Cuddle Pillow : Target



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Monday

Magic Gate Art Blank Leather Book by artreasury on Etsy


 The perfect way to end a perfect day is to write about it. And I love the look of this book! It seems perfect for those secrets that are all of your own!

Magic Gate Art Blank Leather Book by artreasury on Etsy

One Cocktail Dress... 100 Ways

Who has time to worry about what they are going to wear to their next party? Wouldn't it just be easier to wear the same dress... until you are sick to death of it? Well, that's not likely to happen with this dress. You can play around with it to create new looks to your hearts content. It's even reversible! Go to the site and take a look. Couldn't grab you a picture, so you will just have to take a look and then you can tell me what color you would pick! The dress is called... The Fancy by Hayley Starr and it retails for $280.00! I have a feeling that you are going to love it! And my favorite color... the olive/gold! Always did have a thing for this shade! I just might be in need of a new dress for this year's Christmas parties... this would do quite nicely!

Hayley *

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Throwing Away Your Fear

Don't let fear stop you. Throw your heart over the fence & the rest will follow. -Norman Vincent Peale

I'm going to do my best to follow this advice. We just moved to a new country and bought a house. Fear is pretty high/strong right now. Getting ready to throw it over the fence. Here's to a great day!

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Sunday

Thought to end the Day... for October 11

To mention a loved object, a person, or a place to someone else is to invest that object with reality.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Now doesn't that bring a bit of comfort to you tonight? I know that it does for me.

Tuesday

Can You Remember

bedroom.Image by stacy michelle via Flickr


... for a moment, try to think back to bedtimes with your little ones. Any cute little anecdotes? There was never any problem sending my daughter to get ready for bed. She would go happily. She loved her bedroom and even more so... loved her own company. She is still that way. Her room is her own little castle.

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Sunday

Sayings about Nighttime

star lightImage by bluecinderella via Flickr

"There they stand, the innumerable stars, shining in order like a living hymn, written in light. ~N.P. Willis"

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Some pre-teen would love this lamp for their room. Just look at how gorgeous the colors are! (There are five equally vibrant colors! Yes, I'm already thinking about Christmas!



Wednesday

Woolrich Men's Flannel Plaid Pajama Set



"Woolrich - There's nothing quite so comfortable as pure cotton flannel when the weather turns cold and you need a good night's rest."
Machine wash. Pants have 31' inseam."

Amazon.com: Woolrich Men's Flannel Plaid Pajama Set: Apparel

Tuesday

The Lost Symbol eBook: Dan Brown


The perfect book from what I have been hearing... to curl up with before hitting the sack. Take a look!

available from Amazon.com


Friday

Guidecraft Pirate Table Lamp For Your Little Pirate



Perfect lamp for the little pirate in your life, especially if he's already thinking about being a pirate for Halloween this year!!

Amazon.com: Guidecraft Pirate Table Lamp

Patricia Green Sierra at Zappos.com



It's almost time to trade in the flip flops for something like this. And yes, these slippers only come in coral!

Patricia Green Sierra at Zappos.com

Monday

Cloud B Twilight Ladybug: Baby


: "# Full night sky projection on ceiling and walls
# Three color options: Sapphire Blue, Emerald Green & Ruby Red
# Shell illuminates for a calming nightlight effect
# Auto shut-off  45 minute sleep timer
# Twilight Ladybug Star Guide to help identify constellations"

*Tonight's NightLight

Amazon.com: Cloud B Twilight Ladybug: Baby Tonight's NightLight

Tuesday

GI Joe Peel & Stick Wall Appliques


Perfect for the playroom or a little soldier's bedroom. A child's imagination is an amazing thing!

Available at Amazon.com

Friday

Popatu 'Trolley' Rolling Backpack (Toddler & Little Girls) - View All - Nordstrom


"A soft animal friend straps onto the front of a plush wear-or-wheel bag, perfect for small travelers.

* Top zip closure.
* Telescoping handle; top handle.
* Approx. dimensions: 10'W x 13'H x 6'D.
* Polyester lining.
* Polyester.
* By Popatu; imported.
* Kids' Wear."

Popatu 'Trolley' Rolling Backpack (Toddler & Little Girls) available from Nordstrom

Now, the minute I have a granddaughter... she's going to get one of these so that she can come for a visit at the drop of a hat. A rolling backpack... that is just so cool. Okay, it's going to be a while... my son isn't getting married until January of next year, but I'm already thinking about it.

Leave me your thoughts... pick anything lol...


* What are you doing today?
* What's your favorite dish?
* Have you emptied your purse in the last week?
* Are you a coffee or tea girl?
* How much time do you spend in the kitchen?
* Where would you like to go on vacation if you had a choice?
* When was the last time you cooked anything??

Wednesday

Frog Chandelier by All Kids Lamps


New houses certainly don't come with chandeliers that look this cool. I don't think that there is a kid alive who would love this in their room and there's a pretty good chance that they won't want it replaced as they get older!

*Head over and take a closer look. It's awesome Imagine... a frog chandelier!

Available at All Kids Lamps

His Name is Bobby Jack and He's Your Buddy



Now honestly, who could resist this little guy sitting on the bed, waiting for a cuddle??

Available at JCPenney

Tuesday

Bedtime Butterfly Light Switch Plate


We are about to move into a brand new house and I have a feeling that we are going to find a houseful of those white switch plate covers. This is much cuter!!

Available at Amazon.com

Fun Twill Top Camouflage Canopy for Bedroom or Playroom - Green Camo Mesh: Kitchen & Dining



This would make for one cool bedroom, but I was thinking that it would be even better in a playroom. All you have to do is let their imaginations take over!


Details...
"Measures approximately 23 inches wide x 24 inches high x 90 inches long.
Constructed of 100% polyester mesh. Hand wash cold with mild detergent."


Available at Amazon.com: