I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I ended up where I needed to be. - Douglas Adams

Baby Wish List...

Thanks to Natasha and her GORGEOUS compilation of baby goods for her little one's upcoming arrival, I was inspired to spend a little time shopping around and figuring out what I want.  Amazingly, I was able to find pretty much everything at Target - love that store.  My pocketbook suffers because of my love of that store.

all items are listed and linked below for your shopping pleasure

If you're working on nursery, be sure to head over to Natasha's blog The Blessed Nest and leave her a link.  As a matter of fact, leave me one too!


Wordless Wednesday...


This is from one year ago today.  Sometimes you're just too tired to lay down.  Enough said.

I'm Dreaming of a.....

....Pink Christmas.  Wait, what??  Pink?

Let's back up a little.  We moved into this house about 18 months ago, and for the most part it has been great.  Our only complaint has been that the master bedroom and bathroom take on traits of the Sahara Desert in the summer and Arctic Tundra in the winter.  Now that we're mid-November it's getting a little chilly in there.  I don't mean cold, I mean COLD.  You know when you're out camping and you have to psych yourself up to get out of your sleeping bag in the morning, because you're warm but it's cold out?  Yes, that is me every morning.  Showering in the winter was an exercise in self discipline. 

We tried a few different things, and initially thought the house-builder had given us a heating/air conditioning unit that was just too small.  After more checking, nope.  Finally, hubby crawled up in the attic to make sure the heating ducts were all connected properly and discovered we had NO INSULATION!  Well, to be fair, there was a slight dusting, but it was less than 1/2 inch in most places and bare wood for the rest.  No wonder we were having such a hard time!

Finally, this weekend we were able to get the attic insulated - I'm not talking inches, I'm talking FEET!  It is awesome!  I just poked my head up and peeked and it looks like rolling hills of sparkly snow.  Well, Pink Snow. 

Wonder if hubby would be mad if I climbed up and left a "snow angel" up there.....

Anyone else struggle with home-improvement projects?  I miss being a renter, it seems like now that we have a place with our name on it, SOMETHING always needs fixed/replaced. 

Winter Reading!

Any other readers out there?  I have been known to devour an entire book in one day, or less.  Sadly, that was before I became a mother and other aspects of life got in the way.

As a result, I'm taking the leap and selling off my book-collection.  You're probably envisioning rows of dusty books, similar to a used bookstore, and you couldn't be more wrong.  I've always taken very good care of my books, and in fact some are brand new!  There are a few that I bought used, and they show some wear, but all pages and fully intact and in great condition.

If you're in the market for some books to snuggle down with this winter, I hope you'll go by and take a look.  I've got some listed as low as $1!!  If you purchase more than one, please let me know and I'll combine the shipping costs and refund you the difference.  Also, I don't have international shipping listed, but if you're overseas and are interested, leave me a message and we'll work something out.
Taylored Amazon Store

 I've been adding to the list daily and it's already up to 90+ titles, so if you don't see something you want, please check back soon!

Thanks for looking!
The Mulberry TreeMercyNora Roberts Quinn Brothers Trilogy: Sea Swept, Rising Tides, Inner Harbor (Chesapeake Bay)The HostageThe Stand: Expanded Edition: For the First Time Complete and Uncut (Signet)WatchersOrigin In DeathBullet (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter)

These are just a taste of what you'll find in my very eclectic collection!  Don't forget, books make excellent stocking stuffers!

Hello There....

Fancy meeting you here!

I know, it's been an excusably long time since I posted and I appreciate everyone that followed me over here out of the trenches.  I was having serious issues with my old blog and they reached a point where they seemed to be irreparable, so I decided to quit fighting throw up the white flag.  Forgive me!