Thursday, December 30, 2010


loves cake

What a

B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L Day!

My little family and I are going to be spending the 
day and night outdoors...
Everyone else should be too, or else you will regret it. 
Just a hint.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas with the Zahns

We have a lot of newly born traditions in my little family.  
I say "newly-born", because they are only 4 Christmas's old, so they are still growing into true-blue traditions.  
We all open Pj's on Christmas Eve ( I try to do homemade for at least the kids) and with the comfy new sleep wear, we all get brand new wonderful, amazing, socks.
  There is nothing quite like new socks,...
they are heavenly to say the least. 
After that, we give Santa some Egg-Nog and Mexican Wedding Cookies and all head to bed.  
The next day is filled with wonderful goodies and the normal gift-giving celebration. 
Every year, Charlie get's a new season of BBC's All Creatures Great and Small.
  So, we usually sip all kinds of wonderful drinks and eat Summer Sausage and amazing cheese while having an All Creature's marathon. 
It is a simple holiday, but the simpleness is what makes it magical. 

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

new year, new ideas

I want to dress classy.
I want to dress pretty.
 I want to dress graceful. 
Right now, I wear jeans and t-shirts... 
and I will admit, besides jeans (which I could because we wear the same size)
I share a wardrobe with my husband dearest. 
I am done trying not to care.
I need a makeover. 
Hair, makeup, clothes... 
Anyone want to help me out? I have no idea what I am doing... 

Sunday, December 12, 2010


I NEVER dream  of boots...

but I have found myself drooling over these... 
Why must the only boots I like be ones that are vintage/one of a kind/impossible to find??

Monday, December 6, 2010


I adore Christmas
This year it seems like I am enjoying a lot more than I have in the past couple of years. 
Autumn is at the age where she understands who Santa is and that is SO exciting for me as a parent, I never realized how much more fun it is to be the parent at Christmas than the child. 
I don't want to spoil the presents, so I wont say what I got everyone yet, but I am excited to tell after Christmas.  
I will however spill the beans on Autumn's new room. 
I feel rather proud at my thriftiness :) 
I got a very nice bed that usually goes for 300 dollars off of craigslist for 1/7 that price. 

I also snagged some new carpet and pad for BOTH the kids room for only 100 bucks! 
Autumn's new bed will sport this cute bedspread

... which only cost $35!
 I will embroidery pillows and my wonderful artistic husband will be water-coloring paintings of an owl, fox and tree. 
I am SO excited!! 
I will put pictures of the finished product when we are all done.