It's starting to look like Christmas

for the past 2 days it has been flurrying in Jersey - which is good - b/c no shoveling or anything, but the essence of the holidays have arrived!

my Dress Form = 'Christmas Tree"

(taken with iPhone, so it's doesn't look as fab as it does in real life)

So lovey butterflies - here above is my dress form 'tree' .. *ick* i know u can still see 1 of my construction permits (there are many) on the window - no curtains yet - no alot of things yet - but i'm getting there - and yes i have the old heaters plus forced hot heat (my dad thought it was some grand idea to have 2 heating systems, "just in case" - yea i know, it's Jersey not Antarctica!) !!

Hopefully when i host Christmas this year (still working on my menu, which i realized i don't even have salt, my fridge is just full of beer and vodka, and i have a cabinet full of dessert wines) i will have lots of pics to show what i have done with the place ;o) - i'm very proud of myself! - last weekend i cut and installed my shelving in my bathroom closet - this girl right here knows how to use power tools :o)

PS - my color theme for Christmas is purple, blue, silver, and lil dashes of red :o)
my Christmas dinnerwear is light blue and silver

My Life:
mom is doing great! - cancer did NOT spread to lymph nodes - which is great news - of course she is sore and hurts - but otherwise she's fantastic! - i'm exhausted! - truly and utterly exhausted still! - but a lady in one of the waiting rooms (mom had a zillion more tests and were all over the hospital before the actual surgery) reminded me that saying "it can't get any worse" is NOT what to say, because it can! - her daughter, no older then I, was there that day for the same reason as my Mom, she had breast cancer! - true life lesson - take 1 day at a time - live the life you wanna live - have no regrets - surround yourself with the people who care - and don't put out any negative energy in the universe, it can come back to bite you!

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  1. Your the first blog I looked for this morning!! I'm SOO HAPPY your Mom is doing good & that the cancer didn't spread!! =) I love your dress form tree too!! I hope she continues to do welL!!!!

  2. I am so happy that your mom is doing well..That is a great news,sweetie and the tree is beautiful:)

    Ps: I am hosting a charming scarf GIVEAWAY today, just in time for cozy Christmas!

  3. Erika this is wonderful news and I am so thankful for you and your mom. You are learning so many important life lessons at such an early age. You get it!!! You are learning and observing so many older than yourself never do look, observe and learn. You are an inspiration!! xo Kathysue

  4. Glad to hear your mama's doing well.

    That's a gorgeous tree!

  5. Great news about your mom and true advice.

    Lovely tree/dress form. What did you use to cover it in green. It is so frickin cool. Love your color theme and the bulbs play off that beautifully. Your place is going to gorg.

    We host our first Xmas with the In laws this Saturday. Yikes.

  6. So happy the surgery went well! Your tree is absolutely lovely.

  7. your christmas tree looks so lovely xxxx

  8. so glad to hear about your mom... happy holidays to her and you!

  9. Hey Luv! ADORE the Dress form Tree! BRILLIANT!!!! You are a ROCKSTAR!!! Luv U!


  10. so glad to hear your mom's making progress! you've got a lot on your plate this year, missy.

    your tree is so pretty, and i'm sure you'll have a wonderful christmas party.

    ps - your fridge scenario sounds like mine. haha. we have 7 kinds of beer, but no milk. :P

  11. Glad your mom is better, tree is gorgeous! XX!

  12. I'm so happy to hear the good news regarding your mom. Keep us posted.

  13. So glad your mom is doing better!

    Dress form tree - awesome lady!

  14. Great news about your MOm! Can't wait to see pix of your place!

  15. Your dress form tree is too cute! Can't wait to see what you've done with the place!

  16. Girl go curl up under that tree/dress form of yours and take a load off. Maybe a sip of the vodka would be good too.

    Great news about your mom!!! Keep on keeping on ladies!


  17. Erika darling, it´s so nice to learn that the cancer hasn´t spread to the lymph nodes. I bet that´s a great Xmas present for you (and your sweet mother). Hope you have some time to rest this weekend. And by the way...the contents of your fridge are just fine in my opinion.

  18. I am SO happy that your mom is doing allright! That is the best news one could get before Christmas :)


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