Monday, December 28, 2009

Where is Linda going?

Clue #1...any idea?

Clue came in this!!!!

I'm going to the "OUTBACK BOWL" watch my AUBURN TIGERS PLAY on New Years Day!!!

I'm soooo excited to be going to Tampa for five days...I LOVE MY AUBURN TIGERS and so does the off we go for five awesome days together in WARM Tampa! We plan on spending most of our time going to all the Outback Bowl parties...parades...our "TIGER WALK" before the game...and best of all the BIG GAME!!! We will spend one day at the beach...FUN DAY with the players...we might go to Busch Gardens one day and for sure we will be doing lots of shopping!!! Can't wait to see what he has planned for NEW YEARS EVE...dinner for two? If we are not too tried when we leave on Saturday...we might go over to Disney World for the day to see it with the Christmas decor...I have never been there during the Christmas holidays and have always wanted to.
I would like to thank each and every one of you for all your sweet has been sooooo much FUN getting to know all of you. When I started this blog back in August I never thought I would enjoy it as much as I have... never dreamed that I would have 123 people following me...I'm soooo looking forward to 2010 in BLOGLAND!!!
I hope all of you have an AWESOME year in 2010...HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas Wrap-Up

Christmas 2009 is wrapping up and I can say that it was soooo AWESOME this year! This was our first year to buy gifts for Operation Christmas Child and another local family...I got so much out of it that next year I'm planning on going to Atlanta to spend a few days working in the warehouse for Operation Christmas Child. I held two parties at my home this year and that was also lots of fun...I LOVE to entertain for family and friends. Our candlelight service at our church on Christmas Eve was it always is...I just LOVE celebrating the birth of JESUS. My daughter Mary Claire and I went out yesterday in search for some bargains and came home with lots of great goodies...Target was our first it always is! My favorite gift that I got this year was a trip with my hubby...we leave on Tuesday...I'm going to leave you guessing until tomorrow about where we will be going...I'm soooo BAD! I hope each and every one of you had a blessed CHRISTMAS!

I spent some of my "SANTA" money and got this CUTIE...a message board...going to use mine for some of our photo Christmas it at 50% off!!!

Look how CUTE it is with some cards!

Going to make a red/silver ornament wreath for next year...$1.25 box at Target.

Mercury glass ornaments from Target...$1.98!

Some bronze ornaments only .98 cents...TARGET...just LOVE that store!

More from TARGET...$1.49

How cute!

My daughter got this little man for her condo at college!

Eight snowflakes for only .98 cents...can never have too many snowflakes!

I went way out on this was $4.98...had to have it...I just LOVE how it looks on my garage sale lamp in my kitchen!

LOVE them...they were FREE!!!

These were FREE too...I had a $10.00 coupon for Kohl's and got all four of these ornaments for FREE...I also got some earrings and socks at Penney's last week with a $10.00 coupon for FREE just can't beat FREE!!!!!

My girls made me these ornaments...what SWEET girls I have!

My daughter gave me the bird and star ornament...they came from a cute little gift shop in my favorite town...AUBURN!

World Market sure did have some AWESOME bargains...50% off plus I had a 15% off coupon...$14.99 candles for only $3.18...$4.99 earrings for only $2.12...this store is one of my favorites!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas To All!


I would like to wish all my blogging friends a very MERRY CHRISTMAS! Let's all remember that JESUS IS THE REASON FOR THE SEASON! We will be going to our church candlelight service tonight as a family...this service and our EASTER service are my favorites. May God bless you and your families during this holiday season.

My "BEACH" tree!

This was my first "BEACH" sweet daughter Haley gave it to me a few years ago.

Little Pink Polka Dot Bikini!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Ornament Swap

I had an ORNAMENT SWAP at my home this year with family and friends...we played DIRTY SANTA with the ornaments...that's always a lot of FUN!!! I hope to make this an annual party...think I will try and make my ornament for next year...I better get a start on it in August! I'm also thinking about doing a "BLOGGER ORNAMENT SWAP"...what do you think about this idea? Well the kitchen is almost finished...all we still need to do is the back splash, some woodwork around the bar area and put up window treatments...I'm really pleased with how it has turned out. I have some pics of it here in this post and will do a entire kitchen post later.

This is the ornament that I ended up with...I think he is a real CUTIE!!!!

My little helper...she made all the "sweets" for me...THANKS Mary Claire!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

White Wednesday/Vintage Nativity

It's WHITE WEDNESDAY TIME!!! I'm joining Kathleen over at Faded Charm for WHITE WEDNESDAY...come on over and view some awesome WHITE beauties!

Today I have posted some pics of our VINTAGE NATIVITY that came from my hubby's family...I have another one but this one is so SPECIAL because it's the one that the hubby had in his childhood home...the memories are so wonderful... both of his parents have gone to be with our FATHER. I have also added a few random WHITE pics from around the house...hope you have a HAPPY WHITE WEDNESDAY!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Christmas on the Coast

The Nester is hosting her first Christmas Tour of Homes and I'm joining her for all the FUN...please be sure to go by and check out all the tours...but you better have lots of time...the tours are growing fast! I still have my BEACH tree and my morning room tablescape to please come on back for more FUN at COASTAL CHARM!

WELCOME and Season's Greetings from Coastal Charm!

I'm having lots of FUN with rub-ons...instant charm!

Here's my $1.00 Christmas plate that I found at garage sale this fall!

More instant charm...add ribbon to your candles for a simple but "cute" look!

Our AUBURN santa ornament...he always gets front and center on the family tree every year!

Yes...we have more AUBURN ornaments!

Our back door wreath has been the same for years...I think my family would remove any new wreath...all four of us LOVE our AUBURN SANTA better way to welcome all our back door friends...WAR EAGLE and MERRY CHRISTMAS!
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