Saturday, October 31, 2009

Hanging around the house

Mmm... candy... The ghosts are up again this year they were almost replaced with new ones but I ran out of time to make them and the old ghosts went up again. I think they are running on 9 years old and holding up pretty good. This year I talked Mr. Hygiene into rigging up a pulley system so we could raise and lower them with out the usual tossing of the tennis ball over the high branch that could take over a hour some years. I have to have them spaced just right you know, cant have them hanging just anywhere. Now I have nice rings to clip them onto and maybe this Christmas we might find something to hang there as well. Thanks Mr. Hygiene for climbing the tall tall ladder when you don't like heights.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Great Music Month

What a month for music. First we had Michael Buble put out a new album Crazy Love, can I say I love Michael Buble. I know I am not the first on to say he could sing the phonebook and it would be wonderful. I do have to say that this is not my favorite album of his I would have liked a little more Rat Pack and a lot more Big Band, but that is just me.

Second, Pink Martini's new album Splendor in the Grass came out yesterday, what amazing talent. They are so good. I know Pink Martini is not for everyone, usually something that isn't sugar coated crap doesn't fit well into mainstream but they have talent and boy that China Forbes can sing. There is a bonus appearance on this album by Ari Shapiro, I know who is that? If you don't know I did not post that info for you.

Lastly but not least Sting came out with an album yesterday as well. I have not listened to the album yet, I think it will be a good one to light up around the holidays. On another note I don't know where the photo from the album cover was taken but that is where I want to live.

*update~ Don't like the new Sting album at all and that is all I have to say about that!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Swell Noel at Macy's

Macy's is now stocking the Christmas department and as most of you know I am really not a ornament shopper or regular Christmas consumer. I am picky and don't want to fill up my tree just for the sake of filling. I have to love something to part with my cash, so this year is an exciting year because I found something new to add to the tree.

Sheri has a line in Macy's this year and I can not be more excited. Paige and I spent some time in the home/holiday department Friday looking at all the wonderful holiday trim designed for Macy's by our friend Sheri Seibold. We know that The people at Macy's made a great choice this year selecting Sheri's designs and cant wait until the whole line is out. This is just a sample of what they will be offering.

The line is called Swell Noel. The colors are wonderful, not your typical red and green, a nice change. If you want to see more of Sheri's designs head over to her blog. We are not sure what Macy's stores will carry the line, I guess from what I hear is that they stock their stores differently throughout the country so I hope yours has it. I would love to hear if you have it in your Macy's so post if you have seen it. My apology for the poor quality of photos my short lens is broken and it is not easy to take photos inside with a zoom.