Thursday, December 17, 2009

Holiday Home Tour - Part 2

The only other part of the house I decorate is my bedroom.

You may notice some changes from the last time I showed this room. The room is still pink, but I got rid of all the black and white and I also got some cool vintage furniture from my parents for my birthday back in August.

I painted some of my other pieces off white to go with the new look.

Vintage Snow Village

These old ornaments belonged to my Great Grandmother, Mama Pat.

I got this cute Santa for $4.00 last year after Christmas. The Angel is one of my Red headed angels that my Aunt Beth has given me. I think I've posted about those before.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Check out some of the other great homes on the tour.

Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Christmas Card!

This is my online Christmas Card. I made a couple of choices and decided on another design, but decided to use this one online for fun.
Merry Christmas to all!
Holiday Home Tour 2009 Part 2 coming soon.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Betsy's Holiday Home Tour 2009!

Decorating for Christmas is one of my favorite things. I have a ridiculous amount of Christmas decorations for such a small place, but I can't help it. Many of the decorations are sentimental family pieces which is why I love them so much.

Here is part one of my Holiday Home tour. Enjoy!

Welcome. This is my fresh Balsam Wreath. I don't have a real tree so I order a fresh wreath every year to enjoy the scent.

Come on in.

My little Christmas Tree. Stuffed with ornaments I've collected.

My new display shelf!

Even the Ficus Tree dresses up for the holiday.

My music boxes.

The dining room.

The Reason for the Season -The Nativity

The Buffet

Vintage Table Cloth

I'll post again later with part 2 of my Holiday Home Tour. I may also feature some of my favorite decorative pieces and ornaments.
Merry Christmas.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


It's snowing in Dallas this morning! Ok, it doesn't really look like the picture above, but a girl can dream. If you look up at the sky you can see the snow falling, but if you look at the ground it just looks like it's raining.

Even though the snow isn't sticking its still really cold outside. My car thermometer read 33 on the way to work. Burrrrr Rabbit!

I was reminded how blessed I am as I passed the bus stop this morning. There I sat in my warm car, with heated seats no less, as I watched a group of people shiver in the cold rain while waiting on the bus. Thank you God for providing me with transportation and a warm dry home.

Count your blessings today.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Betsy's Bargains!

I found some great bargains this weekend:)

Friday night Christa and I had dinner at Rockfish. Yum. Then we stopped by Yankee Candle and snagged some deals on the new Christmas collection. We used two coupons and each got a couple of large Jar candles for the holiday season.

Saturday I stopped at a few Yard sales and found a treasure or two. I think I spent a total of $16.00.
Here is my big find. A vintage trunk - Just $10.00! Too bad I can't make it fit anywhere in my tiny apartment. I guess I got so excited about the great deal that I didn't really think about what I'd do with it. Steffi will take it for now, she has room for it and it's great for storage. Someday I'll have room for all my great finds.

I would like to thank Nick who helped me get the trunk out of my car, up the stairs and into my apartment. Then he helped me move the furniture in three rooms as I tried to make it fit somewhere. And last, he helped my put all the furniture back in it's original place when I finally realized the trunk wasn't going to fit. Thanks Nick.

Saturday afternoon I went to J.C. Penny's in search of a new coat. I found this cute red one, originality $225.00 but with the Sale and a coupon I had it came to $49.00. I fab coat for under $50.00 - Snaps for Betsy! Now if it were only cool enough to wear it.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Baylor Homecoming!

Will you not as a loyal student of dear old Baylor
lay aside for a few days the usual cares of life,
come back to your Alma mater,
renew former associations and friendships,
and catch the Baylor spirit again?
Samuel Palmer Brooks - 1909

This weekend Scott and I headed down to Waco for Baylor's Homecoming. It's been ten years since we graduated. We enjoyed our reunion picnic with a few of our former college chums. We also took a walk around campus to check out some of our old hangouts. It was good to see some of the new buildings on campus too.

Scott and Me

Gannon and Carey Sims, Me and Scott

Amanda (KXA Sister) and Me

Floyd Casey Stadium

Old Main

Pat Neff Hall

Two views of the New Brooks Learning Village

I also ran into sophomore year roommates Mandy and Kristi but didn't get pictures.

Sic'em Bears!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Kelly's blog.

Check out Kelly's "Show Us Your Life"- Fall Decor. I'm number 136! Add your link and join the fun!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Everyone Loves Sonic!

I found this picture on Jenna's Jargon, a blog I read. I thought it was funny.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Picture Problems:(

For some reason I'm having problems posting pictures tonight. You can view pics from my trip to the BIG Orange Pumpkin Farm with Steffi and Beau at:


I hope to get pics back up on the blog soon.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Nick's Open House!

A couple of weeks ago, my friend Nick moved into a new apartment. This past weekend we had a little housewarming for him and I took some photos.

Nicks Open House!

Kitchen and Dining room

The Living Room

Walk-in Closet

The Bath

Our First Get Together at Nick's New Place!
The Boys

Just Hanging Out!

The Gang

Thanks Nick - we had fun!