Friday, January 2, 2009

Friday's Fave Five

I love the idea of blogging about 5 of my favorite things from this past week. It will definitely be hard to pinpoint only 5 of my faves, but I will give it a try. Be sure to check out Suzanne's blog to read her favorites from the week as well.

So...here it goes:

1- Being home with my family. Mickey, Mackaylan and I have had a great week together. We have spent time cleaning, playing, organizing, eating out, looking at Christmas lights, and the list goes on. I love the fact that Mickey saves most of his vacation days until the end of the year b/c we can all be home together after the busy holiday season. Did I mention we even had breakfast in bed this morning? What could be better than waking up to a wonderful husband and waffles? Wow, what a way to start 2009! :)

2- My BFF Dawn. What can I say? I just love this girl!!! We were able to spend a lot of time together over this holiday season. Today we took the kiddos and ventured to the mall. We had a blast looking for deals and chatting. After that we stopped by her mom's shop (A Gift for All Seasons for those in the area) and I purchased a few items for the house. Then Dawn came back and worked her magic! Just look at some of her handiwork:
3- Blogging. I haven't been in the "blogging world" very long, but am quickly becoming addicted. I love posting the latest happenings in the O'Shields' world and also reading other blogs for tips, recipes, etc. Along those same lines, I love the new look of our blog. I worked really hard learning how to manipulate the layers in Adobe Photoshop to pull that top photo off! :)

4- Having my house clean and in order. As I mentioned earlier, Mickey and I have spent a lot of time this week cleaning, organizing, etc. I have even planned our menu for the entire month of January. Now, I just need to head to the grocery store to buy what we need and actually cook what is on the menu! :)

5- Bonfire/New Year's Celebration. We had some of our closest friends over for a New Year's Eve bonfire. You can check the pics below of our fun evening. On New Year's Day we went to my wonderful in-laws for dinner. Pop-O made some delicious ribs and Grams whipped up some of her infamous mashed potatoes. We had a fun evening just "hanging out" with the family! I just love the excitement and anticipation of what a new year brings!

Well, those are my Friday's Fave Five? What from your week have you enjoyed?

4 comments:

barbarah said...

My husband usually has a good chuck of time off at the end of the ear, too, and I love just being home then.

That's a cute arrangement with the words! I never would have thought of that.

I've been blogging for a couple of years but I know nothing about working with Photoshop, so you're way ahead of me there!

Susanne said...

Hi Lana and welcome to Friday's Fave Five!

Breakfast in bed. You lucky girl!
Love the word arrangement. That is really neat.

I wouldn't have a clue how to do Photoshop or my own header so good on you!

Allison said...

What a fun thing to do on a Friday! I love the list that you made, they were all great!

Good job on the blog header! I love the pic, and the scrap elements you gave it. I'm a huge scrapbooker, and have dabbled a bit with Photoshop, but could never do that! It looks great!

As fun as the holidays are, it's always nice to get everything cleaned up and back to normal. I'll bet that feels good!

Have a great weekend!

Dawn said...

Okay, I will trade my decorating lessons for photoshop lessons, I may even through in a trip to my tubs full of decor I can't part with-IT is not clutter if I can pack it up and I love it :)