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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

OH CHRISTMAS TREE, OH CHRISTMAS TREE!



FINALLY...IT IS UP!!!!
YAY!!!!
XOXO-
KJ

GAP GIVEAWAY!



Leave me a comment and you qualify for a $25 GAP CARD!

XOXO-
KJ

PS-ONE COMMENT PER PERSON!

Monday, November 29, 2010

NEW BLOG!!

My cousin Julianne has her very OWN blog! SO give her a whirl....you can check it out here.
XOXO-
KJ

PS-If you sign up and follow and leave me a comment, there MIGHT be a present in store :) :) :)


Sunday, November 28, 2010

ELF ON A SHELF....WELCOME NIKKI!!

This is a picture of Paisley and my very favorite office staffer Nikki, who works for my biggest dermatology office. Paisley has known Nikki since she was born, and Paisley loves her! Sometimes on Fridays Paisley goes with me to offices to make calls. She loves Nikki because she always gives her candy.



So when she got to name her "Elf On A Shelf", of course she picked Nikki!
I think this is so funny...it is crazy how their little minds work.




Nikki rang our doorbell on Wednesday, and brought M&M's, Go Fishing, balloons, and a note.


Paisley was SO excited. What are your Elf On A Shelf names?
XOXO-
KJ

GOBBLE GOBBLE...

We had a fantastic Thanksgiving...We spent the day with Stephen's family in Lebanon, Kentucky. We went up and visited for the day, due to the fact that we are NEVER home as a family of four, and I wanted to have a jump start on decorating. Which didn't really happen. But I did start decorating. That counts, right?



Here is one of me and my sweet Paisley...



Here is Paisley and Grammy....




Paisley, Grammy, and Griffin looking scared!


Stephen and his dad chowing down...



Paisley took this picture. She is into photography these days. HA!




Aunt Mitzi and Uncle Terry...and Mama Reynolds...




My sweet boy in his first Christmas apparel...don't worry...there is PLENTY more!! Ha!






My boys watchin' football!

I hope you had a blessed Thanksgiving!
XOXO-
KJ

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

GIVE THANKS...


-I am thankful for salavation that I am definitely not worthy of...

-I am thankful for my precious husband that I love very much. He works many long hours, travels and flies numerous times a week, and never complains.

I know he does it all so we can give our children a great life...

-I am thankful for 2 healthy children that are hardly ever sick. But when they are, I can drive them to the doctor, take them right in, and have medicine almost instantly. I am reminded of all those children in Honduras who have nothing, and will walk 6-8 miles to see a physician. In the rain.

-I am thankful for loving parents, who are somewhat normal (ha) and after 39 years are still married and kiss each other.

-I am thankful for selfless in-laws who treat me like their own daughter. And who treat my children like their own. If it was not for them, I would not be able to work. They allow me to travel and not worry about my babies.

-Speaking of jobs, this year I am especially thankful for a job. After going through layoffs twice, I feel unworthy and very grateful.

-I am also thankful for a church family that always listens, prays, calls, writes, and texts words of encouragement throughout the week.

-I am thankful that we live in a country where we are allowed to worship freely.

-I am thankful for my precious sister and all she means to me.

-I am thankful for Facebook friends, blogger friends, and my girlfriends....too many to list, but each one possess such wonderful qualities.

-And now for the trivial things...

Jonas, my hairdresser, who always makes me feel good about myself.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

a Hot Bubble Bath with Philosophy

Coke Zero

Make-Up

New Clothes and Purses

Chandelier Earrings

Sweet Notes from my husband

Boggle Application on the Ipad

Blogs

Sushi

Good music

Playing Barbies with Paisley

The Beach

Parties

Decorating

and a good ole' manicure!


Love you all and Thanks for reading Goode Time Girls!

Happy Thanksgiving...




"Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise.

Give thanks to Him, bless His name.

For the Lord is good, His loving kindness is everlasting and He is faithful to all generations." -Psalms 100 4:5





Happy Thanksgiving!

VOTE!


My cousin Julianne was married this summer (I am sure most of you remember the wedding pictures) and has a chance to win a FREE canvas of an engagement photo (They are both wearing sunglasses, so cute!) Please go here and simply write the word VOTE. It would mean SOoooooo much to me!

Come on, as many giveaways as I give you peeps?? JK.

**You must be logged into Facebook to view. It is under Jeff Chao Photography.

I will post later today. Thanks and Gobble Gobble!!!

XOXO-

KJ

Monday, November 22, 2010

SOME RANDOMS....


-I LOVE my new stroller. I wasn't digging the BLUE, but I snagged this for a BARGAIN. As in, $250 off!! For that much, I can handle the color. And Griffin loves it. He loves being able to sit next to Paisley and look out.

-My house is starting to feel cluttered. This is when I go around the house with a garbage bag and start throwing away. The kids and dogs run and hide, they are afraid they might be next.
I am one of those people who cannot even watch Hoarders. It makes me itch and break out in hives.

-I booked our Disney trip today. YAY! We originally planned for October, but that did not work with my company layoffs and Stephen's job.

-I am already trying to find Christmas cards. This proves to be a daunting task. And an expensive one, especially when you send out 150+ cards.

-So excited about being home this week, not traveling, cooking, decorating, watching movies, and Black Friday shopping. I am one of those crazy people that will knock you DOWN for that last cashmere sweater or Nutcracker at Kohl's. I make Stephen go, too. He drives my getaway van. But don't worry, I am not wearing a fanny pack.

-Can't wait to see Tangled and Love and Other Drugs this week. LAOD is about the pharmaceutical industry and the launch of Viagra. I hope it doesn't make our industry look too bad. But Jake Gyllenhal. HAWT. Can't wait to see him on the big screen in his black Ray-Bans. Wowzers.

-I feel sorry for Santa Claus. December isn't even here and I am already tired. I can't imagine how tired he must be...


XOXO-
KJ

Sunday, November 21, 2010

DEAR SANTA.....

Peace on Earth would be lovely....
and
The second Christmas present I would like is a NEW HEAD COACH....because this one is NUTTS..
I will take Nick Saban. He is successful and very nice looking. Please?


And since I have birthed a baby and made it through two rounds of layoffs, I would like this Chanel Quilted bag, since it is one of my two dream purses that I L.O.V.E...
And the box set of The Golden Girls in Blu-Ray would be REALLY nice....I love some Blanche Devereaux...too bad TV shows aren't this funny anymore...

And this? Well, this would be a glamour girls dream...The Lorac Limited Edition for Sephora make-up case....and well-priced...under $100...


And since my New Years Resolution is to run the Half Marathon, I really need (WANT) these new Asics....I love them...

And how about this purple Michael Kors watch as a stocking stuffer?


And some Michael Kors python heels,



and this camo bag to match all my military looks....


Or this bag would REALLY be sweet. I heart Michael Kors...




Now, some Christmasy happies....a cute Zebra apron, monogrammed in Red...from Etsy...







Or this cute Christmas print....







Or this PRECIOUS trio of Pink Nutcrackers for Paisley's room....also from Etsy...








And I always need new stationary...a Goode Time Girl always needs fabulous paper to write fun little scribbles on...
All from Etsy...









And some monogrammed towels in a beautiful script...Also from Etsy...




And Tory Burch is so fabulous this year. Santa, I want LOTS of Tory...








And this, well Santa, is Juicy Couture's sequin daydreamer. HAWT! Which, in princess terms, means I am in desperate need of!!

And this Garmin Trainer would be LOVELY!
And one more Tory...these leopard Reva flats....so precious!

ooooh, I LOVE this polish as a stocking stuffer...some OPI You Don't Know Jacques!


And finally, this last one is a steal!! It is the Pink Cruiser Bike from Wal-Mart for $119.00
Please, please, please leave this Stephen, I mean SANTA.


Your best girl/mommy/drug pusher/fashionista/wife/cook/maid,
XOXO-
KJ
And PS- I won't leave boring old cookies and milk. How about some 5 hour Energy and a Mug full of Coffee and Kahlua?

Thursday, November 18, 2010

PUMPKIN AND GINGERBREAD TRIFLE...PAULA DEEN STYLE



Ingredients
2 (14-ounce) packages gingerbread mix
1 (5.1-ounce) box cook-and-serve vanilla pudding mix
1 (30-ounce) can pumpkin pie filling
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 teaspoon ground cardamom or cinnamon
1 (12-ounce) container frozen whipped topping
1/2 cup gingersnaps, optional
Directions
Bake the gingerbread according to the package directions; cool completely. Meanwhile, prepare the pudding and set aside to cool. Stir the pumpkin pie filling, sugar, and cardamom into the pudding. Crumble 1 batch of gingerbread into the bottom of a large, pretty bowl. Pour 1/2 of the pudding mixture over the gingerbread, then add a layer of whipped topping. Repeat with the remaining gingerbread, pudding, and whipped topping. Sprinkle of the top with crushed gingersnaps, if desired. Refrigerate overnight. Trifle can be layered in a punch bowl.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Mississippi Mud Cookies....










Ingredients
1 cup semisweet chocolate morsels
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup milk chocolate morsels
1 cup plus 2 Tbsp. miniature marshmallows
Preparation
1. Microwave semisweet chocolate morsels in a small microwave-safe glass bowl at HIGH 1 minute or until smooth, stirring every 30 seconds.
2. Beat butter and sugar at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy; add eggs, 1 at a time, beating until blended after each addition. Beat in vanilla and melted chocolate.
3. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; gradually add to chocolate mixture, beating until well blended. Stir in chopped pecans and 1/2 cup milk chocolate morsels.
4. Drop dough by heaping tablespoonfuls onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Press 3 marshmallows into each portion of dough.
5. Bake at 350° for 10 to 12 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks.
ENJOY!!
xoxo-
KJ

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Middle School Football Trick Play

This clip is awesome!! What a reminder to Keep It Simple Stupid. The good ole' KISS method....

XOXO-

KJ

Friday, November 12, 2010

BABY CLOTHES I AM LOVING...


I LOVE BABY GAP! The clothes are my favorite!!!

Sign up for my November giveaway....A $25 Gap card. And don't worry....those of you without kids get to enter, too....Just leave a comment on what is your favorite BabyGap item right now...I am sure Paisley already owns it!

Only one comment per person, please.

I will draw at the end of November.

XOXO-
KJ

















I know I posted the Argyle twice....it is my FAVORITE!!!