Thursday, 11 December 2014

Bits & Bobs......





Hello everyone!

Hope you are all well...happy...and busy with lots of activities!

I pampered myself with a brand spanking new Kalanchoe, while on my break... 

Besides the African Violet...this rates right up there as one of my favorite plants...whether outdoors in the summer...*sigh*

Or indoors with their happy wee faces...

I went with a creamy white one...

Isn't she pretty?

I also did some decorating...I am going with "less is more" this year...

I have already donated 2 boxes to the thrift store...

I am sure someone will make good use of my donations...♥️





Red was not impressed, when Kermit tried to entertain him, by dressing up in his wee Santa Suit!!!

That Red is a tough audience!!

Hahaha!  

Tree is up...

No lights yet...

This evening will see that done...

I had purchased an artificial tree...but took it back...just not my cup of tea!

Will look for one on sale after Christmas...

Maybe...tee hee hee..





This was the scene at 8am...

And...

Guess what???

It hasn't stopped yet...

And it is now nearly 5pm...

Geesh...

We will be snowed in...

For sure!

Will get a few more pics tomorrow...

Hopefully a drive to the cottage...

Will have to see... 


             Hope you are all having a great day...

                  Is it snowing where you are???

                    Are you all ready for the big day???

           I must get my gifts arranged, and see what I need...

"less is more" in that category as well...I have done a lot of crochet for gifts...

                 I am happy about that...for sure!!

I have a ham bone on the slow cooker, which will become split pea soup...

                Will get that done tomorrow...

                   Tonight will be veggie spaghetti...

Crusty bread and Ceasar Salad...nice and cosy food...perhaps a fire later♥️

Gee...I forgot how long it takes to put a post together...I'm pooped!

            Hopefully not too many pictures...and not too wordy...

                 Will visit every one....miss me??? hahaha!

                   Enjoy your evening...

                      Cheers!  :o)
                            linda

 

55 comments:

  1. Linda welcome again!
    Love yours pics:)
    Love the snow look amazing! Here hot really hot is like summer! Ibaked some things for Christmas but still I dont buy any gift!
    How is the adorable miss V?
    I want some shots of her!
    Esperanza was sick all week with an allergic cold and fever now she is better.
    Hugs!!

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    1. Hi Gloria! Thanks!
      Sorry that Esperanza was ill....glad she is better!
      Miss V is great! Can't wait for her to see our tree!♥️

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  2. No snow for us today, got it all yesterday and overnight ... took lots of snowy photos this morning. Did my baking at M&M this year ... they had some specials and I couldn't make them for the price they were selling them :) I've got my decorations up ... mantle, village, tree, and a new partial tree for my little felt birds and other birds ornaments. We went to see the kids visit Santa after school today. Each day is busy, busy busy. Hope that snow down your way stops soon.
    It won't let me comment with my Wordpress account (happening on many blogs) so giving an old Blogger account a try

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    1. Hm-m-m went through right away with no word verification

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    2. Wow! You are sure busy.....
      No word verification? Wonder why..........

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  3. Nice to see you back. What great photos. So pretty.

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    1. Thanks Ivy........glad to be back!

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    2. Just got caught up with your newer posts. Cottage looks great, even with snow. Love your new banner.

      Waiting on Frankenberry to call. I drove him in today,had to do some stuff in town.

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  4. Beautiful snow! Picture perfect! I think my shopping is done...will need to lay it all out and take a look next week.
    I wish I could snap my fingers and it would all be wrapped. lol....

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    1. Ha! I hear 'ya!
      This year....I am buying those woven textured containers, and putting each persons gifts inside!
      Tissue paper will do the trick, and they have have a lovely container as well!

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  5. YUP! A ton of the white stuff here...would you like us to plow you out?
    Jane x

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  6. Welcome back! Happy you came back with some wonderful "SNOW" pictures! Love those. Turns out I took a break along with you, even though mine was not planned. Just got busy with the holiday things.

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    1. Thanks Don....good to be back...
      I got quite a bit accomplished...still some baking to do...
      Enjoy your evening...

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  7. Last year we got rid of a lot of decorations but could stand to get rid of a lot more. Now I have my mother's decoration to go through and I know I won't want to get rid of anything

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    1. Pick a few favorites....treasure them....you will do fine!

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  8. Love your new kalanchoe. Okay, this was way too much snow today! I helped this boyfriend shovel the walk and driveway twice. I made a shepherd's pie to bring to my daughter's tomorrow, Hopefully, the roads will be all cleared by tomorrow, glad that I have snow tires. Do you? Have a nice weekend and keep warm. :)

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    1. Yes Hester......WAY too much snow!
      Luckily we share a snowblower, and there are about 6 on our court!
      Everyone pitches in!
      Love Shepherds pie♥️
      Safe drive tomorrow.....we hope to go to the cottage!

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    2. Thanks and you have a safe drive too! By the way, no verification needed when I post...hmmm...

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    3. Not sure why.....I haven't turned it off!
      Ahhhhh BLOGGER.....never a dull moment!
      See 'ya!

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  9. We are in a winter wonderland, too, Linda. It's beautiful until you have to drive in it. Your Christmas tree looks like it will be a beauty when decorated. Nice and round. I'm just putting up a little one for now since we are in such a fuddle 'til we move. Christmas will be here in a blink of an eye. "Hi Red". I'll have to get out to the property this weekend and feed that bunch of bandits out there. :) Thanks for dropping by, Linda. Glad you are back. Deb

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    1. Hi Deb!
      I got the lights on.....but after I had planned my post....tomorrow for sure!
      Red says hi!
      He is such a snob♥️

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  10. What a wonderful post, and your home is looking so lovely. That Red must be hard to entertain...I thought Kermit was funny. Guess Red will just drive a way....haha

    I'm loving my new Apple....Mac Pro Book. It's getting easier to move around now and find what I need. Can download my pictures from my camera which is nice and eliminates a step from my old computer. Split Pea soup sounds so good. I got rid of lots of my Christmas decoration at our yard sale, and then the thrift store got the rest. I love have LESS this year. More time for baking. HaHa. Going Christmas shopping with my daughters and granddaughters this Saturday at a big Outlet Mall near San Diego.

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    1. Ha! That Red...quite a character!
      You will love the Apple once you get accustomed...pea soup is in the crockpot!
      have fun shopping....*jealous*

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  11. I stopped by for a "quick fix" and you're home! New things to see and read(smile). I love how miss V is looking over at Santa! Linda, I adore the snow, but I work with a homeless shelter and it has so messed up my wishes. Your yard looks so lovely...makes me want to pull on boots and go trooping around! That Kalanchoe is quite the treat. I had one on my sun porch... brought it inside earlier... hopefully I won't kill it. (No green thumb here.)
    Such elegant decorating - love your arrangements and color choices. It's hard to pick a favorite photo, but... I'll go with the mirror for now. Oh dear - so many words, not enough space and time!! It's lovely!! Yes, I missed you :)

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    1. Ahhhh...in the sidebar! Good eye Dixie...didn't notice that before!♥️
      Thanks for your kind words....best of luck at the shelter...
      Ohhh...so glad you missed me!

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  12. Hello!! Lovely to hear from you. Yes, that is a lot of snow!!! I hope that your drive to the cottage is a good one. I love that your new kalanchoe is white, just right for this time of year! Mine is still going strong, getting bigger and it has one tiny pale pink flower right now, but I am looking forward to it blooming again, my Christmas cactus is going great guns though! Have a great time at this weekend whatever you are doing and I look forward to seeing your tree all decorated too! xx

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    1. Love the new flower...I have high hopes for many blooms!
      Will get to work on the tree Amy!
      Thanks again for your Christmas card♥️

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  13. What beautiful photos, Linda. Nothing says Christmas quite like softly falling snow and evergreen trees. The kalanchoe is perfect for the season, like your white decor. It has been very hot here, making the shopping difficult, but now at last it is raining and a bit cooler. Hope to make a Christmas cake on the weekend, finish the gift purchases, write a few cards... the list goes on. Lovely post. xxx

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    1. I see there has been hideous storms down there!
      Good luck with the gifts!

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  14. I love your decorations. My house, in typical Martha (not Stuart) fashion, is not looking terribly festive.
    I'm hoping I can encourage someone to fetch me a tree this weekend.

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    1. Oh I am sure that someone will be only too happy to oblige!
      Your house is full of good cheer...children playing...sheer joy!
      It is indeed festive!

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  15. You look set for a white Christmas for sure . .. .
    Quite rare here for that.
    Just finished my marathon stint with Peter. I am so used to him being here I keep imagining a little soul will creep up behind me while I am standing and pull himself up . . . . . . he's just gone and I miss him already. . . . . :(
    Like all your bits and bobs . . . . I suppose I should rephrase that but all the photos and the little conversation with Red and Santa Kermit etc. . . . . .lol

    Now i can relax a bit and write some Christmas Cards . . . . :)

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    1. Hi Eddie!
      Lots of snow....but 6*c by Sunday...so I am sure it will all melt...:o(
      I know what you mean about missing the wee ones...I am the same when Miss V leaves...tears at my heart strings, for sure!
      Aren't Red and Kermit an adorable couple!
      You relax...even put your feet up! Enjoy your weekend!

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    2. Gosh folks! . . . . . I have permission to put my feet up . . . . . .hahaha!
      I'll remember that . . . . lol
      Enjoy your weekend too . . . . . :)

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    3. And see that you do!
      Hahaha!

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  16. I love all your pictures, especially the trees in the snow. We had flurries yesterday, but no accumulation. It is cold though! I've never seen a white Kalanchoe. Yours is lovely!

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    1. HI Kathy....
      Yes...the white Kalanchoe is indeed beautiful...looking forward to its blooms...tiny as they are!
      Enjoy your weekend!

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  17. yup!
    you were definitely missed!
    i hate to have to tell you this . . . but it's been like spring here.
    i LOVE your pictures of the beautiful snow.
    at least you're not flooding like poor California! YEESH! is right! xoxo♥
    have a fabulous weekend snow bunny.

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    1. Sure.......rub it in!
      How are you doing?

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  18. Glad you are back from your little break!

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    1. ♥️ Thanks Devon......took some beauty pics at the cottage......

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  19. I'm still in two minds about whether I prefer the bits to the bobs. (Smile.) Hey, there you are! How's life been treating you in this wintry type stuff kinda December? Wait, I should read it first... aha! Pampering yourself with a brand spanking new Kalanchoe... I knew it! I could sense it a gigamile away, I could. Kermit's got bit feet ha. Did you say an artificial tree? That like a RealDoll only different... It doesn't quite cut it (or so I hear.... hello!).

    Enjoy your break!

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    1. Hi Blue....
      Gosh.....Eddie likes my BITS and my BOBS! Hahaha!
      Got me a real tree....couldn't get my head around the artificial!
      I like real things.....
      Yes...it's true....break is over.....but still not posting everyday....better get my a** in gear!
      Enjoy your weekend......

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    2. He is pretty well here all the time Blue.....
      Not like you.....
      Every week or two....

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  21. I like that white Kalanchoe. I must look for one. Your decor looks lovely. And that's a beautiful looking tree even naked. :)

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    1. I thought of you Pam, when I bought it!

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  22. You have a beautiful home - love all the white. So fresh. And the kalanchoe complements it beautifully. But it's nice to see whimsy too - Kermit and Red - too funny. I took some beautiful snow pics in the Distillery which are on FB. LOVE THE SNOW! Grin. Gorgeous banner too, by the way.

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    1. Hi Suzanne....
      Got the tree done.....still have boxes to return to the basement!
      The white is nice, eh......I love it!
      So easy to add a bit of color for the changing seasons....
      Crazy weather,eh?

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