Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Holiday Confession #9

I watch Pillow Talk just for the set pieces.
I want everything in this Pinterest board.

I want rooms that look like this:

With furniture that looks like this:

And, my life would be complete if I could fill my whole house with items similar to all of these things:

Monday, December 8, 2014

Holiday Confession #8

I was trying to resist loving the new station on HD...but then they started showing "The Bionic Woman". I really don't think I need to say anything else, but just in case...this station also shows all those darned Westerns that I was forced to watch grew up with at the ranch.

Right now, my mother and I are sitting here watching "McMillan and Wife". Good, good times.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Holiday Confession #7

It all started with my grandmother. She died when I was very young so I don't remember much, but vivid memory I have of her is her obsession with fruitcake, second only to my grandfather's obsession with minced-meat. I remember going with her to the Wal-Mart in Ava, Missouri and buying those little fruitcakes that come in the plastic packages and buying those big fruitcakes that come in those metal tins. We'd get back to her house and she'd slice us pieces and we'd eat them with large cups of milk. Actually, I'm pretty sure I'm the only one who would eat and then I'd ask for more.

Last year I got the pleasure of trying fruitcake muffins and they too were quite delicious.

Below is a recipe for muffins, a fruitcake recipe, or two and just in case you don't want to make your own, but want a homemade one you can order a fruitcake from College of the Ozarks in Point Look-Out, MO...of course, you'd be a little late for this year!

Fruitcake Muffins
Free-Range Fruitcake-Alton Brown
Mom's Fruitcake from the Food Network

Order for next year at this link!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Holiday Confession #6

Socks make my feet hot and sweaty, that, in turn, makes me hot and sweaty. Please don't get me wrong I love socks...I love to buy socks. I love to wear them without shoes on...but, the idea of putting on a pair of socks and then a pair of shoes and, well, add to that a pair of pants and I feel so stifled and tired and warm--not in a good way.

I love that UGGS are made to be worn without socks. Why aren't all shoes made that way?

Friday, December 5, 2014

Holiday Confession #5

I don't even remember this trailer! Most Excellent!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Holiday Confession #4

I read a lot of stuff talking about the evils of Disney as a corporation, I read a lot of stuff about the evils of Disney and its treatment of teen girls and objectification of women. So much Disney hate...and, yet, I all I know are the wonderful things about Disney and how Disney directly and indirectly shaped my youth.

1] Hayley Mills
2] Annette Funicello
3] The Edison Twins
4] Disney Channel Premiere and Original Movies as old as "The Night Train to Kathmandu" and as recent as the "High School Musical" trilogy.
5] All those wonderful cartoons...including "Silly Symphonies", you can watch one of my favorites below:

6] All those wonderful animated feature films
7] The Princesses...seriously, I love them.
8] I love the Disney store.
9] The Swiss Family Robinson
10] Herby

I just think about all the things I learned from Anne of Green Gables and Natty Gann and Spooner and the Man from Snowy River (all movies I first saw on the Disney Channel) and I just can't help it. I want my kid to have those same experiences...like all. the. time.

Disney makes me happy.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Holiday Confession #3

I was 10 when I first knew that I loved Thomas Cruise Mapother IV. Back then it was cool to like him though, I'm mean he'd just finished:

But, then he joined this:

And, did this:

And, people stopped liking him so much...seriously, though I haven't stopped. And, have watched most of his recent movies in the theatre. How could you not?!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Holiday Confession #2

For real, I do this. I'm doing it right now.

Seriously though, what song doesn't appeal to the teenage girl in us. Um, er, since this is a confession, what song doesn't appeal to the woman in all of us. I just love her, she's fun to sing with in the shower and while folding clothes and after a break-up and when you just think someone is cute. She wins all of those awards for a reason, ya know.

Here are my Top 10 just in case you know you wanna give her a listen. I won't tell.

  1. "You Belong with Me"
  2. "Teardrops on my Guitar"
  3. "Fifteen" 
  4. "Back to December"
  5. "Everything Has Changed" with Ed Sheeran
  6. "Shake It Off"
  7. "Love Story"
  8. "Blank Space"
  9. "Ours"
  10. "Eye's Open"

Monday, December 1, 2014

Holiday Confessions and Randoms Acts of Kindness, er maybe the other way around...

First the Kindness

For more information you can visit Coffee Cups and Crayons, but this calendar is a simple way to get the whole family involved in the Spirit of Christmas while neither breaking the bank or your budget. There is also a Advent chain to go along with this theme. Can't wait to start!

And, now for the confessing

The other day I was scrolling through FB and people were posting things about Will Arnett. I watched all the videos and scanned the internet for more. After about an hour of Will Arnettedness I came to the following realization and posted it on FB.

One of my dear friends (read her blog here) got the idea to do this for the Holiday Season, because really can't it be so stressful and this is just a fun way to relax? Several of us are now sharing these on FB. Want to play along?...there's only a few rules:

1] It must be a confession. 
A confession is: "a statement made by a person or a group of people acknowledging some personal fact that the person (or the group) would ostensibly prefer to keep hidden" or as Scary Mommy puts it here. It can be a confession about the holidays or just in general. We're calling them Holiday Confessions because we are posting them over the holidays.

2] Post it somewhere on Social Media.
Play for all 25 days, for 20 days, once a week, whatever suits you, just let the world know about it. Feel free to tag me if you would like (Twitter handle: @smj274). So far the confessions I've read have been pretty darned awesome. You can even post them below in the comments! Hashtag on FB: #thisjustgotreal or #itjustgotreal Twitter: #HCs2014

(can you tell it's a snow day here?)


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