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i am an official instagram junkie…

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my daughter @fisher_brooke told me i’d like instagram.  i thought it was too much work to figure out something new.

boy was i wrong.

now i’m ON. feel free to follow me @hellotracy if you are a lover of art, food and homes that you swear you could pull off. in your dreams. lots of sarcasm. big surprise. a dreamer of a new wardrobe, jewelry and hair you’ll never pull off or afford. you know, the usual “girl” stuff.

please excuse me as i probably post at the wrong times.  probably post too many or too little photos.  probably don’t know you are following me because i just figured that out yesterday. so many “probably’s”. oh well. too bad.

now, log on!

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love love love instagram. until something better comes along for this photo, quote, food, clothing, art, sign, jewelry, cocktail,, purse, sunglass, flip flop, beach, “family AND carreer” girl.

happy monday.

-tracy


what go give your man for valentines day? boozy cherries, of course…

january30 boozy cherries

thank you for the idea www.recipegirl.com. btw… I love your blog!

january30 boozy cherries on stick

i’ve seen recipes for this before.  always wanted to make them. never do. typical me.

then it dawned on me when i saw them on my pinterest page…

valentine’s day is near.

what a better gift than booze and food in one! (ok, at least for my husband and i… no judging please).

BOOZY BOURBON CHERRIES (according to the recipe girl)

3 1/2 c. bourbon

2/3 c. granulated white sugar

4 c. fresh sweet cherries, washed, pitted and stems removed

“in medium saucepan, bring the bourbon and sugar to a simmer over low heat.  simmer and stir until the sugar dissolves, then turn off the heat and let sit for at least 15 min.  pack your cherries into two 25oz jars (or three smaller ones).  snuggle them into the jars nice and tight without smashing the cherries.  pour the syrup over the cherries in each jar until it covers the fruit completely. if you have any leftover syrup, you can use it to make a cocktail.  place the lids on tight and store the cherries in the refrigerator.  they should be used within one year.”

crown royal and diet coke is my drink of choice.  if you are friend of mine, you know that already.  when i’m in restaurants i like them to add a cherry (or two) to my drink.  just because.  kind of like a combination of my brother’s roy rogers, and my parents manhattans at the tacoma country club when we were kids.  i can imagine if you mixed them both together it might tast like this.

ok, off topic… big surprise.

when i was in hermosa beach with brookie a few weeks ago, i ventured out one night on my own while she was either studying or seeing her boyfriend (or doing both as she would claim… right).  i found the cutest little bar.

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THE MERMAID RESTAURANT

and it had “cocktails” underneath.

the outside was painted all black and there were valet drivers and it looked fancy and shady at the same time.  my kind of place.  where you would meet people with good stories.   i was so curious.  walked in.  sat at the bar.  alone.  totally cool.  felt 21.  haha.  it was a mixture of young and hip suntanned kids, old locals, and harley dudes with their beach blonde babes.  awesome people watching.

i ordered my usual and when i asked for a cherry or two… the bartender told me she had the perfect thing for me.  um, ok. i waited patiently while i looked around.  i noticed the red, old fashioned, cut glass candle holders.  totally reminded me of my grandparents.  note to self… go find some at the thrift store.  red.  for v-day.

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booze soaked cherries. my dream come true.  i can’t wait to go back.  i told greg i would stay in hermosa beach just to have a cocktail there.

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cheers to saturday nights.

i might just have to have a cocktail.  just because.

happy saturday.

-tracy


sorry i was gone so long…

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i had a date with netflix.

well kind of.

i was helping our daughter find, and move into a new place in santa monica.  a friend of ours graciously offered her son’s condo to us for a week or two.  had no idea it would take 3 weeks.  and i don’t think they did either.  i owe a debt of gratitude to this family.  one, for making it affordable for us to stay.  and, two, for giving my daughter and i three weeks out of our lives we will never forget.  thank you from the bottom of my heart.  and hers too.

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three weeks.   well, let me tell you… a lot can happen in 3 weeks….

our son started driving in driver’s ed…

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…no bills were paid while i was gone because i am the one who pays them (insert heavy sign and “uh oh, gotta make some calls today”).  we met some pretty colorful characters while in CA house hunting (a sweetheart neamed “kitten”… a landlord that had police visit during the move in and back up police called to assist (yes, she got her deposit back)… a dj that works nights in clubs but would teach her to surf during the day… two girls that wanted to make triple sure she was 420 friendly… yep, that’s pot, marijuana, and i think i got the numbers correct, they were worried she might be too young for them…  a place that lets their dogs poop inside their house and you walk around it or pick it up yourself…  a person that hadn’t cleaned in months and made my house at home look spotless…  a grandma who was lonely…  a mom who missed her daughters and was renting their rooms out (i wonder if they know)…  a single mom with two kids who might have really just wanted a babysitter…. oh, i could go on.  los angeles.  hollywood.  venice beach.  santa monica.  looked everywhere.

 and every night we came home to our cute little condo… two blocks from the beach… with netflix and wine as my entertainment while she did homework.  loads of homework.

and i landed on the show FIXER UPPER.

chip and Joanna gaines.  quite possible the cutest couple from texas.  with 4 of the cutest kids.  and a decorating style that seems to be a bit of country, modern, hip, sweet and based one each individual client.  i fell in love.  watched every episode.  wanted her wardrobe.  wanted my kids to be young again.  wanted their goats (i had goats as a kid and for some reason i’m missing them now…haha).  just truly enjoyed their story.

a few of the things i wanted are available on their website   www.magnoliamarket.com

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love love love Joanna’s personal style…

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leather bracelet.  Joanna wears on the show.  love it. want it. need it.   $66

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“beloved” necklace.  so sweet and simple.  unfortunately “out of stock”.  made by a local waco, tx artist so i put my name on the “to be notified when it comes back in stock” list.

jan25magnolia destressed leather tote

distressed leather tote.  it comes in a few shapes and sizes.  i’m not picky!  $175 – $350

jan25magnolia tube earrings

metal tube earrings.  i have got to own these. birthday is less than 2 months away.  hint.  $34

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love love love the gaines family home style…

jan25magnolia family rules sign

everyone needs a “family rules” sign.  and these seem to be very important rules for our family also. $155

jan25magnolia format pot

it’s apparent i love black and white with pops of color.  these pots are so darn cute.  from $6 ea.

jan25magnolia metal magazine rack

metal wall pockets.  for files.  for magazines.  for whatever.  i like.  i want.  $68

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and I’ve fallen completely in love with this one. the shiplap sign.  they design a lot of their homes with “shiplap”.  i didn’t even know what that word was until i watched this show.  now i know what many of my waterfront home friends have in their home.  so, if i can’t have a waterfront home right now, i can have some shiplap.  HOME.  the perfect word.  $96

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how cute are their kids?

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and how cute are they?

i suggest you go to the store now.  get some snacks.  some wine (or if you don’t drink, some milkshake makings).  and settle in for hours of binge watching this show.

you will be glad you did.

happy monday.

-tracy


you go girl. you can do it. or just take a nap. it’s up to you…

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today:

clean house.  call cleaning lady to really clean the house.  drink coffee.  lots of coffee.  put away holiday stuff (good thing i didn’t put much up).  go to grocery store to get food.  real food as my kids call it.  search for an apartment for brooke.  pray one comes easily.  an affordable one.  book tickets to CA to get her moved in.  find people to help me with mason.  drink more coffee.  don’t forget to drink water too.  buy new comforter for mason’s room so brooke’s boyfriend is comfortable when he visits (um, shouldn’t i have done that for mason in the first place).  get ingredients for a cake.  yep, kids requested a white cake with thick fudge frosting and topped with gummy bears.  ok.  pay bills.  write some thank you notes.  buy stamps.  convince family we are all going out to dinner tonight.  get some epsom salts for sore leg (i’m sure it will be really sore by the time i’m done with this day).  pour a hot bath.  sip a glass of wine.  settle in with some tv or a movie and write down a list of what i need to do tomorrow.

happy monday.

-tracy

ps.. i promise to show you photos of the holidays… after i download them to my computer.  as you can tell, i’m too busy for that today.  heck, maybe i should just take a nap!!!


how much toilet paper can we go thru in 24 hours…

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got your attention?

our daughter has been home for only 23 hours.

she ate something and gave us a 45 minute update on her first semester of college.  went out with friends.  came in after i was asleep (i was exhausted after cleaning the house, decorating her room and making her a cake).  left again.  came back for more food.  now gone again overnight.  i think she’ll be back in the morning for more food.

i don’t complain because 1. i am sooooo happy to have her home for two weeks; and 2. i remember coming home from college and doing the same thing in the 80’s.

but the one thing i have noticed is this…

i don’t know what happened but i’ve had to change the tp roll twice.  in 23 hours.

i’m used to just mason and i here at home… and greg on his days in town.  we don’t use much tp.  he’s in school all day.  but for some reason i feel the need to go to Costco tomorrow and buy a huge pack.

not even sure why i’m talking about this.  just an observation.

oh, and did i mention when it needs to be changed everyone just leaves it next to the sink?  yes, the same sink that has a lined garbagecan under it.

oh how i wish they had this funny dinosaur for the back of our toilet.  yep, you get the idea of my decorating style now.

thanks for the fun idea  www.apartmenttherapy.com

and welcome home baby girl!!!!!

happy friday.

-tracy


hello yellow…

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i love yellow.  because brooke went through a “yellow” stage when she was little.  she had to wear these yellow jeans every day.  she sees them in photos now and asks why i would dress her like that.  um, hello.  yellow.  your choice.

and she used to sing…  you are my sunshine, my only sunshine, you make me happy, when skies are GREG (after her dad) to mason when he was a baby.

so, you ask why i like yellow?

memories of her childhood.  the sun.  it’s a happy color.  just that.

sign available on www.etsy.com

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what a great book.  i want it.

www.martinpatrick3.com

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i ate lemon pudding cake throughout my whole pregnancy with mason.  even named it “pregnant with mason lemon dessert”

(it’s in my cookbook.  and yes, I have a bout 20 left in stock if anyone needs a Christmas gift.  just email me)

note to self:  make that dessert soon. very soon.

or go to the store and buy lemon gelato.

can make your own if you like.  sounds kind of easy.

thanks for the recipe www.tasteofhome.com

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i’m smiling just looking at these.

must buy at www.shopwaitingonmartha.com

fyi… that’s a website i will be spending money on next year.  love the home stuff.

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i know i might possibly be the most unorganized person in my home.

hey, you try working out of your home.  easiest to just have one messy place that only i know where things are.  and that is my studio/office in a nutshell.

but i’m good when it comes to organizing for others.  and that makes me happy.  so i might need this.

www.livegivelove1.blogspot.com

note to future bosses… i am very organized in the work place!  just wanted to let you know.

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love love love.

and it’s from my favorite shop in my favorite town in the world.

thanks tuvalu in laguna beach, ca.

coming to see you next month… www.tuvaluhome.com

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well, it’s raining outside.  again.  like every other day this week.

that’s washington state for you.

maybe i should have put this on my Christmas list.

thanks for making the rain fun www.buzzfeed.com

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well, i have 10 hours to decorate our home for broooke’s arrival.

gotta get making the popcorn cake i posted about yesterday.

happy thursday.

-tracy


Christmas ideas for the girly girls in your life (college age)…

 

brooke comes home in 3 days.

yayyyyyyyyy.

i’ve already done a lot of my holiday shopping.  when we were in CA visiting her it was easy.  she’s a true CA girl.

but in the meantime it was fun looking on line and finding some other things that might just come in handy this Christmas or maybe for her birthday in may.  and some of these items i actually  bought her.  but can’t tell you because there is a slight chance she’s reading this.

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first thing she said to me the other night when we were facetiming… “mom, please get me some snuggy pajamas so i can stay warm in my bed when i come home… and food.  get good food.”

www.victoriassecret.com  (enter code SHIP50 for free shipping on orders over $50)

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do your kids believe that when they cannot find any of their chargers for their phone that yours is theirs… no matter what… even if you need to use it…?  thank goodness for hsn today.  saw these on tv and snagged them right away.  they can bling them up with skateboarding stickers like they do to their water bottles.

www.hsn.com

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bose speakers.  yep.  so everyone can blast their music from their rooms during Christmas break.  that’s ok, i’ll take them here under my roof for two weeks any way i can.  love those kids of mine… and most of their music.

www.target.com  or  www.hsn.com  or  www.bestbuy.com

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while we are talking about electronics…. aren’t these the cutest little things you’ve ever seen?  phone bling.  and they are less than $2 each.  worth ordering even if they don’t look like the photo. who can turn down a cute kitty.  and i hear elephants are supposed to bring good luck.

www.amazon.com

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usb drives as jewelry?  well, hello.  why not?

www.amazon.com

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chocolate gummy bears.  i don’t have to say another word!

find them at your local mall candy shop and buy them by the pound.  or go to  www.itsugar.com

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she just can’t eat chocolate gummie bears all day long.  well, maybe not.  haha.  she’s a great little cook but what an awesome idea.  they have a trader joes on every street corner around her neighborhood.  well, practically.

www.amazon.com (although it said unavailable…. i’m going to drive to our local trader joes this week)

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alex and ani.  I love their jewelry.  every time i go into nordstrom, it’s the first thing i see as i walk in.  and it makes me happy. i think i’m going to get brookie and i matching bracelets this year.  good luck is a great statement for 2016!  and “completely blessed” is exactly how i feel this year.  i just wish they had one that said “lotto winner” (and it came with a winning lotto ticket).

www.alexandani.com  or  www.nordstrom.com

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i think this is the sweetest idea.  coordinate bracelets.  you can engrave your addresses where you have lived (or meaningful places) to your jewelry.  love.  love.  love.

www.shopstyle.com  or lots of custom ones on www.etsy.com

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brooke always said she wanted to marry a mlb player one day.   until then, she can wear this tee while watching college games.  oh, did i mention i had a slight fascination with those cute baseball boys when i was in college?

www.thuglifeshirts.com

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she always talks about getting a little fish of her own.  the kids gave me one for Christmas last year.  he is a blue beta fish.  his name is russel wilson.  yep, after the seattle seahawks quarterback.  and yes, he’s still with us.  isn’t this the cutest fish tank?  hmmmm… maybe when i go back to CA with her in January to set up her place.

www.thepetscentral.com

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these are so cute.  i love anything from Nordstrom.  and she does too.  their home department is so much fun to walk into.  especially in the big cities.  or if you are in tacoma, wa please see my friend theresa and buy something!!  she works on commission.

www.nordstrom.com

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everyone needs notepads.  everyone.

www.shopwaitingonmartha.com

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and pencils.  lots of pencils.  with happy sayings on them.

www.etsy.com

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brooke has an instax camera.  i actually bought it at our local michaels craft store.  they were on sale.  she uses it all of the time and hangs the photos from black and white string and little fun clips.  while searching online,  i found this instax printer.  it can take any of your smart phone photos and print onto that type of paper.  love it.

www.api.shopstyle.com  or go to your local michaels craft store and support your crafty friends.

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i think lockets are so special.  my parents gave me one when i was little.

www.etsy.com

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i have this thing about “supporting your local businesses”.  people in our area have been very good to me.  and i like to return the favor.  frankie boutique is one of the cutest little shops in gig harbor.  brooke finds many items on each visit.  as a matter of fact, we bought her CA necklace there for her graduation.  and it dawned on me she does not have a WA one.

www.facebook.com (type in frankie boutique and “like” them)

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i know.  this is a lot more than what i posted for the boy section.  buy hey, shopping for girls is so much more fun.  admit it.  oh, and in case she is reading this… brooke, you are not getting everything on this post…haha.

happy monday.

-tracy


my 2015 list of teen guy gifts…

every year i ask mason, “what do you want for Christmas?”.  his response, “i don’t know.”

why do i keep asking?  i keep getting the same answer.

and no, he is not getting a car!!!!!  you’d be surprised how many kids at 15 have a car in their garage or driveway waiting for their license.  nope.  not our kid.  he’s saved enough money for a car with bad tires and an engine that probably won’t start…haha.  but we are working on that.  he’s making money wherever he can.  next week he’s working for one of his grandpa’s hauling tree branches from our last storm.  way to go mason sterling!

oh, back to Christmas.  i have seen people ask on fb what to get their kids for their birthdays. i figured i’d just find some cool stuff (according to me, his mom) and post it now and then i will have it for reference for Christmas and birthday.  and fyi, these things are not the typical wish list items  you see on tv (ie: hover board, phones, electronics, etc)… these were carefully found.  hehe

so this year i’ve taken it on myself to do a little fun research on what do kids at age 15 want/need.  they already have cel phones,  game consoles, clothes on their back, socks on their feet (well, some of his are good… many have holes in them… better add to this list below).  they have no idea that when we were kids we got pajamas and clothes and coloring books for Christmas.  oh, and matching slippers.  and then one good present.  not that expensive, but something we wanted so so so bad.  i remember my first record player.  it came with an album from Ronco.  my favorite song was disco duck.  then my parents took me to the mall to get a couple of records… ACDC,  Fleetwood Mac and Shaun Cassidy were my first 3 picks.

ok, back to boys gifts…

here you go.  you are welcome.  i think.

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we love the seattle seahawks.  how about this?  it comes with fake muscles.  i like it.  the open arms allow your kid to play video games for hours.  that was a joke!

www.amazon.com

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i can’ totally see my kid in this.  although he would not want it to count as a Christmas gift.  i’m pretty sure.  still, it’s funny… and could come in handy some day.

www.amazon.com

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how cool is this chair?  i think we would need two.  one for mason and one for greg.

www.twitpic.com

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cat tees?

oh yes.  i’ve got to get one of these for him.  there are so many to choose from.  but i liked “cool cat” and “kitty mcmuffin” the best.  you probably won’t understand if you don’t have a cat.

www.getonfleek.com

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hydro flask.  every athlete at brooke’s college uses these.  she bought one for mason for his birthday in blue.  gotta get the wide mouth one.  holds ice and cold water for hours.  he wants another one for baseball season.  they are kind of spendy for water bottles, but trust me, they work better than any other bottle on the market.  i want one in white for myself.  after all, i’m sitting in the sun watching them play sports.  i deserve to be hydreated.  right?

oh, and buy stickers.  they put stickers all over them in southern cal.  the kind like skateboarders put on their boards.

www.amazon.com  or  www.REI.com

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i did order these for the kids.  shhhhh.  don’t worry, they never read this. i think they look cool.  and if they don’t like them, i will use them.  good plan.

www.amazon.com

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my dad (who was a dentist) would be proud i’ve included a toothbrush in my list.  love this.  a toothbrush and a water fountain in one.

www.dodoburd.com

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my kids lose flash drives all of the time.  ok, so do i.  how about this one.  it’s a bracelet.  if they keep it on their wrist, they won’t bother you at 9pm at night asking you to run to office depot to get one for their project due in the morning.  they are cheap too!  stocking stuffer?

www.amazon.com

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slammo.  they compare it to volleyball for some reason.  not sure why.  oh well.  my kids love games.  they play this type of stuff in our neighborhood all of the time.  and like bringing games to the beach in the summer.  i’m pretty sure greg and i might have an actual chance at winning something with this.  ok, who are we kidding?  they will crush us!

www.amazon.com

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I keep telling my boy that chicks dig guys that play the guitar.  one year we gave both of the kids guitars.  do they use them?  no.  but maybe he will read this and hear about the “picking up chicks” part and will start playing.

www.amazon.com

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i should probably buy one of these for each of the family members.  they love French fries and ketchup.  i’ve always said that if my car ever went over an embankment i would live for weeks just fine off of the fries and gummy bears between my car seats.  i know it’s gross.  i challenge you to see what’s down there in your car.  i rest my case.

www.buzzfeed.com

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speaking of food… this is mason’s new fav cereal.  and for some reason i think it’s healthier by the advertising.  um, hello… isn’t it sugar coated???  oh well.  energy clusters.  that sounds good for him.  we always wrap up cereal as gifts.  it’s a fisher thing.

www.fredmeyer.com  or your local grocery store.

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God socks.  that’s what i call them.  i love these.  makes me feel like he’d be protected at all times.  after all, his socks are very holy (get it… lots of holes…he’s 15 and very active).  these are what we are also getting for his youth group leader.

www.thesickestsocks.com

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of course you can find really fun socks here too…

www.luxuryelites.com

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our kids saw these when they were with their grandma in palm desert over thanksgiving.  she waited to get them.  then the price went up.  yes, the prices on black friday are generally lower than the next week.  but today on line, they are on sale again.  i sent a photo to my mom.  if they both get them, can you imagine how loud our house will be over the holidays?  rap music.  country music.  Christian music.  top 40.  and once in a blue moon we get 70’s and 80’s classics.  yes.

www.target.com

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yes, this is a towel warmer.  yes, my kids love warm towels.  do you know that years ago i used to put their towels in the dreyer to heat them up at night if they took a bath.  i don’t know what i was thinking.  and yes, i’m thinking they’ve forgotten about that super power of mine (warm towel mom).  hopefully.  if not, i will be glad to say you can get this brookstone one with their Christmas money.

www.amazon.com

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i listened to the radio the other day.  it was on the Christian station.  i was absolutely in awe of this guy and what he had to say about boys.  and his sons.  and what we should be teaching them that for some reason we forget because life is busy.  i immediately ordered this book.  told my neighbor about it.  she ordered two for her sons.  then i bought the last one at our local bookstore for mason’s youthgroup leader.  then i told my mom about it.  she ordered one for my nephew.  then i posted about it on facebook and people are going wild.  i say we support this amazing dad and thank jonathan catherman for the fun advice for our boys.

www.amazon.com (or if you live in Gig Harbor, WA please support our local Christian bookstore, Dightman’s… they will get it for you if you call them at (253)858-9477)

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well, that’s it for tonight.

i haven’t washed my hair in 3 days and have a party tomorrow.  yes, i did shower in case you were wondering.  i’m sure there are tons of things my son would like.  and to be honest with you, he actually appreciates most gifts given to him.  he has a big heart.  and if you are reading this mason… i’ll try to go to your fav stores for you… VANS, ZOOMIES, TARGET, SPORTS STORES OF ALL KINDS, etc.

happy wednesday.

-tracy


I can’t wait for our mother/daughter Christmas moment…

brookie comes home in 9 days.

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i want to decorate her room.

i always put twinkle lights in my kids rooms.  have since they were little.  it’s a sign of the holidays.

thanks for the idea www.pinterest.com

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and bake her a cake.

our family loves cake.  a lot.  it’s our thing.

thanks for the yummy photo  www.countryliving.com.

she has requested “time with mom” and “good food”.

i can do that.

and i can’t wait.

i need those things too.

happy tuesday.

-tracy


did someone ask me to help plan a PINK party…

december6 happy art

a party?  ok.  a PINK party?  heck ya!!

my aunt called me and asked if i’d help her plan a party for my cousin’s youngest daughter.  her name is Annika.  we call her anni.  she has a heart like no other.  she’s a lover of God.  she’s a friend to many.  she always puts family first.  she loves deeply.  she hugs large.  she would do anything for the ones she loves…. and probably for most strangers if asked.

anni lost her mom a few years ago.  over night.  shocked everyone.  and truthfully i believe it’s what made our empire of women in the family who we are today.  we all do for each other.  anni is the one who grieves openly.  she puts it out on social media.  she talks about her mom all of the time.  I love it.  she’s doing great.  she’s a senior in college.  she’s smart and beautiful (inside and out).  she has a smile and a laugh that draws you in.  so, it was so much fun to hear we are planning a party for her.  cousin Chrissy will be smiling down on us the whole time.  she is so proud of her kids. all 4 of them.  but Annika is the one that actually asked her grammie (my aunt) if we could gather the girls and celebrate her day.  and don’t worry, we will make everything happy and pink.  just the way anni will love it.

december6 pink nails

it was a no brainer that i said YES to help being a party planner.  i was just supposed to plan the pedicure appointments.  that seemed easy enough.  one phone call.  done.  but that’s not my style.

suddenly i find myself out today looking for pink things.  it was so much fun.  i had forgotten how much i like pink!  i think we all need to get our pedicures in various shades of pink.

  www.kelliegonzo.com

december6 pink converse

if i had a pair of these i swear i would wear them.  i love them.  pink converse.  yes, please.  hint hint for Christmas to my family perhaps?

www.nordstrom.com

december6 pinkflipflopsoldnavy

i think we should get these for everyone attending the party.  cheap.  cute.  who doesn’t need flip flops?

www.oldnavy.com

december6 pinkblankety

and if we were wearing flip flops, Annika would be so cold.  she would need a pink furry soft princess blanket to cuddle up in.  after all, the day time pedicure has now turned into a sleepover.

www.summersatthecottage.com

december6 pajamas

i might just have to splurge and get these jammies.  ok, tracy.  this party is not for you.  maybe i’ll get anni the jammies.  everyone likes to receive a victorias secret pink bag.

www.victoriassecret.com

december6 pink solos cup

how cute are these cups?  pink solo cups.  add white dots.  the kind you buy at the office supply store for your yearly garage sale.  i probably have a few thousand of them somewhere in our garage or our kitchen junk drawer.  just have to find the cups.

www,google.com  this will find solo cups in all colors.  i love google. and i love crafting.

december6 pinkcakeplate

and i love this cake plate.  but that would be for me.  one day.  when i can convince my husband that pink looks great in a kitchen.  i mean, who would even notice.  everything is mismatched around here anyway.

www.sugarkissed.net

december6 pinkicecreammaker

can you imagine if i bought this and brought it.  haha.  wishful thinking.  but my oh my i want this for my little cottage on the water some day.  some day, pretty please?

www.allgiftsconsidered.com

december6 pinkricekrispie

hello yum.

www.pinterest.com

december6 pinkrecord

we could play music all night long.  we have old records at our family beach place.  frank Sinatra.  sugar hill gang.  good classics.  actually, brooke has asked for one of these for the past two years.  hmmmm.  possible gift?

www.urbanoutfitters.com

december6 unicorn  head

can you imagine if i bought this for Annika?  she would probably hang it above her dorm room bed.  i love it.  now i want a pink room.  can i just please have a pink closet?  with a pink velvet chair?  and a pink unicorn head?

www.apartmenttherapy.com

december6 pencils

i need to start thinking of gifts.  these are $12 on etsy.  or if you go to oriental trading you can order them with your own sayings, or personalize with a name.

www.etsy.com  or  www.orientaltrading.com

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i’m done.

i’m pinked out.

i can hardly wait for the party.

i’ll take one of everything above.  please AND thank you.

happy monday.

-tracy