My favorite drink evah, especially at Christmas time

In all fairness let me just say I don’t really drink all that much.  I enjoy it less and less the older I get, but there are times when I like to indulge and one of those times is Christmas.

Typically I like a good glass of Pinot Grigio but at Christmas and a few other special occasions I like to drink a Nuts and Berries.

what is thatA nuts and berries is a drink that taste, well, just like nuts and berries.  It’s smooth and sweet.

nuts and berriesI like to make mine with whole milk but you can also use heavy cream or if you want to really get festive, mix it with eggnog.

Here’s what you need,

Nuts and Berries drinkMix together, 1 oz of Chambord and 1 oz of Frangelica, pour over ice and fill with whole milk.  (You can substitute the milk with cream or eggnog as I mentioned above.)  Most importantly, enjoy.

Isn’t that a sweet punch bowl?  It’s a vintage 1950’s Hazel Atlas Egg Nog set/Punch Bowl with 12 cups with Horse and Carriage and Tom and Jerry design. I got it at a yard sale for only 5 bucks but I found one here and here.  I absolutely love it.  Vintage Christmas finds are the best and I’ll probably end up handing it down to the Kid or one of my nieces eventually.  Hopefully it will stay in our family for generations to come.

What’s your favorite drink?

How often do you indulge in libations?  hehe, I said libations.

Happy getting prepared day.

If you’re like me, the day before Thanksgiving is a busy time.  You’ve got to make sure you have all the things you need to cook a wonderful dinner and you’ve got to be super prepared for Black Friday!  In other words, this post will be short because momma likes to shop, and eat too.

First things first, I have a discount that I promised you and it’s pretty nice.  Check out this Black Friday special from Mizuno which is good all week long!

See, I told you I  had an awesome discount for you, 25% off and FREE shipping is a no brainer.  (Please note that there are some exclusions.)  Visit the site by clicking on the link and go ahead and knock some people off your Christmas list!

I’m sure that by now y’all have seen the video of the woman in Australia who realized there was a huge ass spider in her car and then she filmed it and continued to drive 20 minutes to her home!  You haven’t seen it?  Well, here is the news report:

 

Let me just state for the record that I would NOT have driven home with that monster spider in my car. Hell to the no!

And if you have any doubts as to what would have happened if I saw ANY spider in my car, let me show you.

spider in my car

Totally accurate.

We’ve had a bit of cooler weather around here and my dogs have turned into the most cuddly creatures on Earth.

Hank and Boom

Boomer’s all like, ‘please remove this peasant from my belly.’

Happy Thanksgiving y’all!

Are you cooking or going to someone else’s house to eat?

Will you be shopping on Thursday or do you wait til Black Friday?

Welcome to Decorators Anonymous….

Happy Friday y’all!  Today is turning out to be the best day ever!  Seriously, you just have no idea.  I’m beyond the moon excited.  Let’s just go ahead and dive in.

First, tomorrow is this little guy’s big day, he’s turning 7.

Hank the Tank

He’s adorable and full of attitude and I love him like crazy.    And yes, we’re having a little party for him.  Just me, MacGyver, Boomer and Woody are attending.  It’s a small affair, nothing too big.  We wouldn’t want the neighbors to think we were crazy or anything.  Besides, we’ll take them all leftover doggie cake later in the day.

side eye

Uh, did that neighbor just bring us doggie cake?

Did anyone else have to Google the word Dotard?  I have no shame in telling you that I did.  I will readily admit that Kim Jong Un actually taught me a new word.  He also reminded me of the definition of another one: Megalomaniac.

megalomaniac

Last night I spent 15 minutes in the Walmart parking lot trying to figure out what was wrong with my car.  If you follow me on Instagram, you already know the answer.  It was just one of my stupid human tricks.  Apparently, I’ve got lots of them.

Today is actually the first day of fall.  I’m so excited for new TV shows!  Oh my God, that makes me sound so old!  But seriously, the Mick, new episodes and new episodes of Stranger Thngs and new episodes of The Walking Dead and the list goes on and on and on……

And I wish we didn’t have all of the sticks and debris still laying at the edge of our lawn because I want to start decorating for Halloween already.  I know it’s early but I’m going to go ahead and do it this weekend.  Even though it isn’t any cooler really, it makes me think it is.

Besides, I love decorations.  Halloween isn’t as exciting as Christmas but it’s still a fun holiday and I love to decorate.  I get a little carried away though.  I always say, ‘Oh no really, I’m going simple this year.  I’ll just pop a few pumpkins or some hay by the front door.’  And this is what I have in mind.

Halloween

Understated Elegance, right?

Or maybe even adding this:

Halloween decoration

You know, just off to the side. One little thing.

And that’s how it starts.  And this is usually what I end up with.

BOO!

Happy Friday!  What are your plans for the weekend?