Saturday, November 22, 2008

My Ideal Day

Today is the kind of day I think is just my idea of a perfect day! It's cold here and a great day to stay inside and get things done - all the while wearing PJ's.

I started off my day by taking Dawson to get his nails cut and hitting Wal-Mart. But first I stopped by Starbucks to finally try the Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate. RUN ........don't walk.....RUN to starbucks to get this. It is yum in a cup! I'm very critical of hot chocolate and Starbucks has always been low on my list but this was soooooooooooooo good. The guy made it a "truffle" by adding some decaf expresso to make it darker. I don't know if that helped or not - but seriously I can not wait to get another one!
I spent the afternoon putting up our one little tree. I won't show it to you yet - I'm saving it for Boomama's tour. But I will show you one of the ornaments I made this year. We have one for each of our initials - this is Harper's! I've had her stocking for several years now but since I'm not getting those out of the attic - we will have to wait until next year to get it monogrammed!
I spent the rest of the day watching football and Lifetime movies and finishing my thank you notes. Dawson has discovered that my big belly makes a great pillow! Harper was kicking most of the time when he was laying there - she was probably thinking "let me out of here! I want to play with you!"

We had Papa Murphy's pizza for dinner and I made some chocolate chip cookies. It's warm and cozy and quiet in our house and I told Scott this was probably one of our very last leisurely quiet Saturdays to spend alone together. We are savoring every moment. But we will savor every moment once our little girl gets here too in a whole new way!

P.S. On the Ornaments:
I've made several of these lately for hostess gifts and such. Just get the clear ornaments - they come in all sizes at places like Hobby Lobby. Then fill them with shredded paper ( you can find this in the wrapping section of most stores). I found 3 cute ribbons and tied them at the top and then put a sticker on the outside for the monogram. Super easy and I think they are fun. You could do them in any color!

68 comments:

Kristin said...

I LOVE the ornament! I think I'm going to use this as a craft project for my girls and their friends at their little Christmas party they're having. Is the "h" a sticker? Thanks for the idea....hope you don't mind if we copy it! :)

annalee said...

i've been raving about the starbucks salted hot cocoa too... it is just THAT good!

Staci said...

What a great day!! And pj's and Starbucks just make it all the better :)

Can't wait to see your home on the tour!

The Garners said...

This does sound like a perfect day! Dawson and Bogart could be such good buddies! :)

H's ornament is very sweet. I'm tempted to go get a Starbucks hot chocolate right now!

Kim said...

Sounds like a perfect day! You look so cute in your PJ's with Dawson lounging on Harper!

Jennifer said...

Kelly,
Do you mind sharing how you made the ornmament? It is so cute! Those would make perfect Christmas gifts for the twins to give out this year... Dawson is so cute too! How funny, I also made chocolate chip cookies tonight! Please send me an email as I have something that I would like to ship to you! Thanks :)

Kim H. said...

That sounds like the best day!! I've had a lovely relaxing day too - but with a little more cooking than I'd like. :-) Here's to the last few quiet weekends before Harper gets here! Then let the games begin! YIPEE!

Jacquie said...

Sounds like a perfect day to me, too. And I FOUGHT the crowds at Branson for the last time in a while.

I got so tickled at that picture of you and Dawson!

Annie said...

Hello, This is the first time that I leave a comment. I don't remember how I founded your blog but i like it.

The ornament is precious and I think that today was your perfect day. Is so nice be relax.

Have a great weekend

Some Like it Southern said...

First off, I love the ornament- so cute! I can't wait to see the rest of the tree!
So glad that you got the salted caramel hot chocolate from Starbucks- it's soooo yummy!!!
Dawson is cute as always. Fancy & Dottie love to sleep on my tummy too!

Glad you had such a lovely day!!!

Whitney said...

The peppermint hot chocolate is amazing, too! Just another little something for you to try! Aren't relaxing days just the best?

Amanda said...

I had one of those hot chocolates the other day after my ultrasound. It was amazing! What a sweet day y'all had. You have some very fun Saturdays in store with your family. Having a kid opens up a new world of neat things to do on weekends.

Meredith said...

Aww! I am so glad you also tried the yummy hot chocolate! I may just get one tomorrow! There's not a Starbucks in South AR! HA! AWw also Dawson looks so cute with you! And Papa Murphy's? What a perfect ending to a perfect day!

ka1t_lyn said...

That sounds like a wonderful day. Both the ornament and you and Dawson relaxing are just too adorable.

Jenna said...

Mmmmm, that Starbucks drink is calling to me. And I have a feeling I shall be answering it's calls VERY soon. :)

Glad ya'll had a great day! It sounds perfect. Also coming in high on the perfect scale: Harper's ornament. LOVE! You are so creative!

And oh my word, that picture of Dawson using your cute belly as a pillow is adorable! And you just look stunning as ever! :-)

Enjoy the rest of your weekned, my friend!

Angela said...

You will have another relaxing day after harper comes. However, it may not be exactly like today. Everything changes and you will soon forget how things were without her.

Amanda (McNeely) Vestal said...

I'm jealous of your lazy Saturday. I used to have those all the time before I had Neely. Now, I feel like Saturday is the only day where I get to do all my errands and leave Neely at home. By Saturday night, I am exhausted.

a boy a girl and a pug said...

I love those kinds of days. I'm going to have to make a run to starbucks now!!

Mandi said...

This sounds like a perfect day to me, too! Having a baby definitely adds something new to the mix but it's so fun! The salted caramel hot chocolate has become a new favorite of mine when I visit Starbucks. (: Enjoy your Sunday!

Kathy said...

THAT is the cutest picture of you with Dawson using your tummy as a pillow! Sounds like a perfect day - PJ's, pizza and cookies.

Lianna Knight said...

I don't know much about the Christmas Home Tour...so I'm going to check it out! I usually wait until a week after Thanksgiving to put my tree up, but I'm going to do it this Saturday this year :) Can't wait! Harper's ornament is adorable and I am so jealous that you were able to lay around in your pj's all day...it always seems as if we have something going on every waking moment on the weekends :)

Betsy said...

I tried that salted hot chocolate at Starbucks yesterday too!! Mmmmmm!! And you are right...that WAS an ideal day! Soak up every minute of it! :) Your Saturdays are about to become something totally different, but totally wonderful!

The Allens said...

That honestly does sound like the perfect day!

Rathi said...

Will have to try the starbucks drink.. Don't you just lifetime movies.. What a great saturday! HOpe you have a great Thanksgiving this week!

In His Army said...

I'll have to make a trip to starbucks--I seldom go but J loves their caramel frappacinos, so every now and then I give in! She loves hot chocolate too, so maybe this will be a good treat for her some night! Dawson looks pretty comfortable in that picture! :)

jonesboro93 said...

After I read this... I went to get the hot chocolate. YUM. Love the ornament... : )
OC

Hailey said...

You are too stinking cute and creative! HELLO... sooo making ornnaments as Christmas gifts! Cuteness!

Melissa said...

Kelly,

The hot chocolate looks awesome!!! You look so comfy on your couch with Dawson. :-) It really does look like the perfect day! My date was awesome Friday night....I'll send you an email and fill you in!! Thanks for your prayers.

Hugs,
Melissa

Mab said...

I LOVE those ornaments! Great idea. I might just have to "steal" that idea! :)
(and I just love a gal who loves watching Lifetime movies too!)
Arlene

Amanda said...

That looks like a perfect day!!!! I wish I had a day to lay around in my pjs, it looks like the best way to spend a cold day! :-)
I love the ornaments! Very cute!

Kristen said...

That little Dawson is too cute! I totally laughed at that pic :)
Glad you had a restful day!

Alex and Jill said...

Starbuck hot chocolate has always been so watered down in the past but since you have recommended this one, I'm going to go try it! :)

Love the ornaments...might have to make some of those for gifts.

Sounds like a lovely day...

Josh & Sarah said...

Those ornaments are the cutest! Those would be great tied to the tops of Christmas presents. Thanks for the fun idea!

Noah's Mommy said...

Love Love Love the ornament. What is the easiest way to get the paper inside the ornament.

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Robin said...

Allie likes to use my belly as a pillow too! The baby hasn't kicked while she is laying on me yet, I'm waiting for Allie's response to that, should be funny!

Glad you had a relaxing Saturday.

Natasha said...

I LOVE the ornaments!! I am going to have to make some of those!

I was a little late for your bloggy baby shower, but did post a couple of "words of wisdom" late that night. I am not sure if you saw it or not, so I just wanted to let you know that it is there on my blogsite. I think you had to leave for your grandfather's funeral the very next morning. I am glad that your dad was able to do the funeral. My dad did my grandmothers and it meant so much to our family!

Dawson looks so cute on your belly!!!

Kingdom Mama said...

Those ornaments are adorable! Thanks so much for the tip!

Julia said...

Thanks for the ornament idea! I am going to have to try that out. Glad you had a restful weekend, things have been very hectic here...every weekend until the new year is FULL! Have a very Happy Thanksgiving and don't spare Harper one single bite of yummy food!!!

Fran said...

All I can say is "cutest ornament ever!"

So glad your weekend was that good.
You look darling!
Hugs,
Fran

michelle said...

i love the ornaments! what a cute idea!! and you look so cute just relaxing, thats what you need to do :) hope you have a wonderful thanksgiving!

krislyn. said...

I felt so relaxed from hearing about your relaxing day. We always need those -- and it is true you will not get many more of these when little miss. harper comes!

I have also heard that Starbucks has peppermint whip cream -- I know sinful .. Maybe that would be tastey on a Hot Chocolate!

Chelsa said...

love love love the ornaments!!!

Katie said...

My sister (also named Kelly) *loves* that drink at Starbuck's and keeps telling me I have to try it. It sounds good. (Like I need something else to crave...hahaha!) Cute ornaments, too!

I love that little picture of Dawson laid up on your belly...how sweet!

"J" said...

The Ornaments look soooooooooooooooooo CUTE!!!!!! Thanks for the idea!!!!!!! =)

Jennifer H. said...

Aren't you crafty! I always put an ornament on gifts to my family (mom, dad, aunts, uncles, cousins, etc.)...this one will be fun to make and I love the monogram. Thanks for sharing!!!

Candice said...

Such cute ornaments! I just my use those for some Christmas gifts - thanks so much for the idea!

I absolutely love days like your Saturday. Ours was pretty close to that this weekend as well.

I love reading your blog, and I'm so excited for Harper to come! She's going to be the cutest little baby girl in town, and I can tell you are going to be such a great mom!

You look so cute in your pics:)

Katie said...

I LOVE Saturdays like this! Our weekend was just this way. Loved it.

Way to go with your ornaments! SO cute!

Blanca said...

That does sound like the perfect day. The ornaments are too cute. The baby kicking is one of the most beautifull feelings in the world. I've had three in my belly and one that says he (Logan) wants to go back in there. Not sure why but he also says he doesn't ever want to grow up because he doesn't want to leave me. I will have to get that on tape so I can play it back when he's a teen.
Many blessings to you, Harper, and your husband.

Jim and Lynn said...

The ornaments are so cute! I can't wait to try the new hot chocolate! I have a feeling it will be my new favorite drink! I'm glad you guys enjoyed your last "sane" Saturday alone. It will definitely be different soon...but a good different once Harper joins in your fun:)
Lynn
www.enjoyingevanandemmaeveryday.blogspot.com

Tamara said...

cute ornaments! love your Christmas makeover! Not long now, is it?

Lauren said...

What a nice, relaxing day! Enjoy them while you can! :)

And those ORNAMENTS!!! ADORABLE!

Heather said...

That sounds like a wonderful relaxing weekend. I think everyone should have a designated PJ day at least once a week! I love the picture of you and Dawson!! You are too cute!!!

Jennifer said...

The ornaments are such a great idea!! THanks for sharing how to make them.

Looking forward to seeing your house decked out for Christmas! (o:

Colette said...

I love your ornament, they look like very expensive store bought ones! Definitely a project I'll add to my ever expanding 'Projects For When I Have Kiddos' list!

I'm making your Chicken Breast Supreme for dinner tonight, I'll let you know how it goes :)

Megan L Hutchings said...

What a GREAT way to spend a Saturday ;)! Those ornaments are too cute!!!

Robyn Beele said...

I love the ornaments! I may just have to make some of my own!

Jennifer said...

I'm going to have to try the hot chocolate! We love Papa Murphy's too! I have their number in my cell phone! I love the ornaments! Those are way cute!

Julie said...

I love having Saturdays like you described!!
The ornaments are so cute and what a nice, cute, inexpensive gift idea. We are all going to copy that!!
The picture of you, Dawson, and Harper is so cute!! I think it should be a baby book photo!!

meb02 said...

Kelly! I have to tell you that I love your blog and its a daily read for me and MY office! We love your ornament idea so much we are using it for our christmas tree contest we are doing...thanks for such a great idea!

Megan said...

You're the second person to mention how great the salted caramel hot choc. is. I guess I'll have to try it over Thanksgiving. Thank you for the ornament idea. I already have some of the clear balls. These will make perfect gifts for my students.

meb02 said...

Hahaha...ya you can tell how busy we are that we have time to read blogs at work! Yes, the lights are awesome like they are every year...hopefully they NEVER stop doing it!

Joyce said...

Those ornaments are adorable! I may just have to make some myself.

Those perfect days are few and far between, glad you got to enjoy yours!

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Joyce

Shawna said...

Yummy - I will be sure to go out and buy myself a little Starbucks treat and I will add the shot as well ;)

Enjoying your heart, your blog and your life!

Thanks for sharing!

Jennifer said...

Those ornaments are so adorable! I will definately keep those in mind when thinking of creative christmas gifts!

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~Jennifer

LovesPINKandPEARLS said...

im definitely going to use your ornament idea for christmas gifts for the girls!

Brandi said...

I just love your ornament idea! I went to Hobby Lobby this past weekend and started making some of my own! I mixed the red and green paper together in each one! They look great! Thanks so much for the idea!!!

Three under Three said...

Thanks for the great idea! I bought the stuff and I made a bunch to give co-workers and friends. Keep the ideas coming!