Skip to main content


Showing posts from 2014

Featured Post

Wilderness at the Smokies Hotel & Waterpark Resort in Sevierville, TN
{Winter Stay & Play FAM at Wilderness at the Smokies}

Wordless Wednesday #WW

Explore Tryon, North Carolina **GIVEAWAY***
Estimated value of the gift box is over $150.00

Explore Tryon is celebrating the upcoming holidays and start of 2015 with a unique promotional giveaway.  Downtown Tryon retailers and restaurants were very generous this year with donations of scarves, pottery, gift certificates, candles, jams & jellies, and jewelry!  

Perfectly located as a base for all that Western NC has to offer, the Village of Tryon is close to Asheville, the Biltmore Estate & the Blue Ridge Parkway.  Tryon has two quaint B&Bs – the award-winning Pine Crest Inn and the Melrose Inn.  With the recent 2014 opening of the Tryon International Equestrian Center and Resort, Tryon continues to offer an eclectic mix of music, art and entertainment.  Tryon remains the friendliest town in the south.

The “Explore Tryon Gift Box” giveaway will go to one lucky reader. 

Participating retailers and restaurants:
*  Lavender Bistro
    $30 gift certificate

*  Huckleberry’s (Tryon)
    $20 gift certificate

*  The Nest Artisan Market
    Garden Gnome  Treasure Fig Jam…

The Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog
Monty Python and The Holy Grail

It's a killer!

There were no survivors.

PS.  No toys, dog or bunny were harmed while taking these pictures.  {smiling}

Wordless Wednesday #WW
Dressed in Our Best

This one time we went to a Christmas Party.

We looked FABULOUS!!

We laughed!  Who photobombed us?!?!?

Recently on Facebook {Do you follow me there?}
Bitstrips and TimeHop Fun!

I had my husband drive me to Earth Fare today and I got all my Christmas dinner shopping complete. I still don't feel like Christmas is a few days away. Do you?

Nap was much needed. I have yarn all around me. Trying to finish some beautiful projects. You?

Too. Exhausted. To. Move.

I'm preparing a wonderful giveaway basket for Tryon, North Carolina. Just awesome!!! All you Western North Carolina peeps will want this!

Home from my steroid spinal injection. Ugh. Working while resting. You?

Hell must be freezing over........................................................................................................................................................................................I bought two pairs of leggings yesterday.

I'm a very proud pet owner. They bring me joy just like my children. I love my Sophie and my Kitty. With Christmas coming up please remember the job of taking care of a pet before you add one to your family. Yes, they are cute and furry…

A Difference a Year Makes
The Adventures of Supermom® talks about hair.

A year ago today I had just watched V for Vendetta and got a wild hair {as they say} and buzzed all of my hair off.  It was loads of fun!!!  So yeah, I buzzed it all off.

Poof, it was gone.

It shocked EVERYONE!  Even my husband I'm sure and he's used to my shenanigans.  {gentle smile}  I sort of shocked myself too perhaps.  I've always wanted to do it and after watching that movie I felt the urge!  Damn Natalie Portman and her amazing buzzed head!!!!!!

After doing that crazy stunt I thought I'd not cut my hair and let it grow.  I've held true on my quest and I now have hair.  A lot of hair for me.  Superdad has never seen me with hair this long since we've been together all of our twelve years. 

I hate to admit this out loud since I've always shouted out about how women look all sexy with short sassy hair and that you didn't have to be a woman with long hair to feel sexy.  Now that my hair is longer I feel like I have a “softer” look about me and I do …

There are things that your heart never forgets even if your mind does.

There is a tugging at my heart today.  I've been thinking about this for a week now and at least I am able to think about it now and not cry with sadness.

I lost my best friend Brian on December 21, 1996.

I thought I was going to fade away when I learned of his death.  I remember my mamaw was afraid to tell me because she knew of our bond.

We met in middle school.  One time he wrote me a note asking if we could hold hands while walking to the buses and we did hold hands that day.  We became the best of friends.  I came to love Brian with all my heart like a brother figure.  We always did things together like the movies, talking on the phone, competing over the phone playing Mario Brothers.  We were just Michelle and Brian, who were there for each other for the good times and the bad times.

One time he kissed me (on the mouth with tongue) after we graduated high school and I was so mad at him and I didn't speak to him for days.  I just didn't look at Brian as a love intere…

Throwback Thursday #TT
This one time we got an amazing puppy. We love her!

This is how things are at our house!
{I had to make my own!!!}

20 Recycling Hacks for the Office - I'm sharing MY FAVORITE ONE and linking you to the rest!

Plastic Cassette Holder = iPhone Holder
This is just AwEsOmE!!!!!  I have one tiny teeny problem.

I don't know that I have any cassette tapes around anymore.

Do you?? 

Go check out the other 20 Recycling Hacks for the Office and tell me which one is your favorite!!

My Favorite Things As A Child, That Santa Brought To Me
{The Adventures of Supermom® Reflects}

While Christmas shopping for my kids I started thinking back to some of my favorite toys that Santa left for me and sadly I realized that my kids would never have the same experiences as I did.  Sure, the times have changed and my kids want what's popular just like I did.

It's just different now.

When I was growing up I played for HOURS with my Etch A Sketch drawing trying to NEVER cross the lines!  Making square after square, so close together, DON'T HIT THE OTHER LINE!!!   Shake shake shake!  All over again!  Twist, twist, twist. 


{nodding, hours of entertainment}

Yes, I can still get one for the girls but WE ALL know that they'd never sit there for hours {like I did} and draw with it.  RIGHT?

Then there was my beloved Chemistry Set.  Michelle the Mad Scientist, making stinky gas and trying to blow things up!  {evil laugh}  Bwah ha ha.  I bet you can't get THAT Chemistry Set these days.  It's all safe now.  Pft.  Who wants on…

Wordless Wednesday #WW
Kitty the Rabbit has her own photo blog.

You can find more awesome pictures of Kitty the Rabbit HERE.

The World Almanac® and Book of Facts 2015
Supermom's Christmas Guide

** Perfect for Everyone on Your Christmas List **

Since its debut in 1868, The World Almanac and Book of Facts has become the best-selling American reference book of all time, with more than 82 million copies sold. This essential household and workplace desk reference is “the most useful reference book known to modern man,” according to the L.A. Times. Renowned New York Times crossword puzzle editor Will Shortz calls it his “#1 reference work for facts.”

The World Almanac is the #1 best-selling American reference book of all time. It is the source for essential and authoritative facts for entertainment, reference and learning. The book contains thousands of facts and statistics that aren’t publicly available which are sourced and double-checked by the staff of World Almanac experts.

The 2015 Edition is jam-packed with essential and authoritative facts. The Wall Street Journal calls The World Almanac and Book of Facts “a treasure trove of political, economic, scientific and educational s…

Samsung Galaxy Tab® S 10.5" 16GB, Dazzling White
{AN AWESOME REVIEW and the perfect Christmas gift for Moms and Dads!}

{skipping around}  I love this time of year!  The twinkling lights, Christmas carols, eggnog and Christmas candy.  It really is a magical time of year. Samsung sent me the best Christmas present because it's everything I ever wanted without knowing that I even wanted it.  Make sense?  I always thought my laptop and smartphone were the best things ever for a busy mom like me.

Until I opened the beautiful twinkling Samsung Galaxy Tab® S 10.5" 16GB, Dazzling White then the world all made sense.  {gentle smile}

If you are looking for the perfect gift for moms, dads, grandparents or even for yourself then this tablet is it.  I promise.  I posted a review on their site and I have to share it with you because it's my honest opinion.

Best Tablet EVER! Perfect for Moms and Dads on the go!

Things I Love: Built-in speakers, Bright display, Durable, Realistic color, Lightweight, easy to use, great sound, awesome features, perfect for those on the go, everything you need in one awe…

White Chocolate and Raspberry Friendship Bread
{No picture, no video just a recipe. Okay, I included an old picture from when I made the Friendship Bread Starter.}

For Thanksgiving I wanted to take something to my Dad's house for dinner even if it was something small and delicious!  I pulled out some friendship bread starter from my freezer along with some frozen organic raspberries.  YUMMY!!!

With those two ingredients I knew I couldn't go wrong! 

White Chocolate and Raspberry Friendship Bread
{This is my personal recipe created for my family to enjoy.}

Preheat oven 325.

Add to your bowl:

2 Cups Flour
1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1 1/2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1 Cup Sugar
2 Boxes Hershey's White Chocolate Instant Pudding
1 Cup of Friendship Bread Starter
3 Eggs
1 Cup Oil
1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1/2 Cup of Milk
1 Cup White Chocolate Chips

When everything is mixed together then fold in one cup of the frozen raspberries.  I sort of picked through the bag and picked out the prettiest plumpest raspberries I could find. 

Spoon randomly in your baking dishes to mix it up a bit.

Bake for 1 hour or until a toothpick comes…