Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Barn Collective #7

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This pretty little farm sits behind THIS CHURCH ...Linking with Miss Amy's Barn Collective

Almost done with my Christmas shopping. Nervous I'm forgetting stuff!

Monday, December 15, 2014

A Dickens of a Christmas Parade

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So Friday after the boys' basketball practice we ended up downtown for the Dickens of a Christmas ...after meeting Christian and his girlfriend Alyssa at the Hotel Roanoke we ended up catching the tail end of the parade, literally. Here's Santa. My camera wasn't ready for night shots and the photo turned out with a ghostly blur so I messed with it on Ribbet and you know how much I love the "True Vintage" edit :D Well, I don't know, I like it...not very Christmas-y I guess, more Halloween-y!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Willy Nilly Friday 5 No. 24 - All About Christmas

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My Willy Nilly's:

1) One of my favorite Christmas songs is Away in a Manger:

2) One of my favorite Christmas movies is Love Actually ...although I can watch it any time of year.

3) One of my favorite Christmas toys I received as a kid was a Light Bright.

4) One of my favorite Christmas reads is Skipping Christmas ...I also love the movie Christmas With The Kranks which was based on the book Skipping Christmas.

5) Now let me take you back to Christmas 1969:
C'est moi...I was 3 years old. That thing in my hand is a yummy popcorn ball. My mom and grandma made them every Christmas. I loved them! They would color them red and green too! That's my mom and dad in the background. Look at my mom's hair! She had it done once a week. I always thought it looked like a party cake the way it was so high and so many layers of things done in there lol...sometimes she'd have little braids that went around...I have no idea how she slept like that!

Welp, that's it for this week. Now it's your turn!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Signs, Signs & A Good Fence In Botetourt

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From summer...Blacksburg Steppin' Out Fest

These folks are worried that our right to own guns will be taken away.

Linking with Signs, Signs

Another view along Wheatland Road

Linking with Good Fences

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Rubbish Tuesday & The Barn Collective - Another Great View Along Wheatland Road

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I am 99.9% sure that this is the view on the other side of the to Ferdinand...for those not keeping up (I forgive you) go look at last week's stuff if you are a person who needs to be in the loop like me...anywho...I am loving this's ok to say that right? I mean it was Ribbet's work, I just clicked "True Vintage" and it worked its magic...AND this is pretty has their premium stuff for free right now, plus unlike PicMonkey, (who also has a free premium upgrade right now) does not make you enter your cc info...I hate when sites give you a trial but only if you enter payment info (their little trick to get a month out of you)....soooo, have some fun!

Linking with Rubbish Tuesday (for those of us who love cool old stuff) and The Barn Collective for those who love barns :) I happen to be a fan of both!

Monday, December 8, 2014

A Man & His Dog

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@ The Botetourt Sports Complex, Troutville

Although the man didn't know he was being spied on, the dog did ;)