Sunday, November 04, 2012

A few reminders and updates

Reminder: If you haven't changed your clocks already, I'd suggest you do this now so you don't go to work a hour early tomorrow--- Just saving you some time. :)

Reminder: tomorrow if the 5 for Five link-up with Jessica and Jenn. I also refer to it as "What Kristen does and doesn't get done each week". Update: I'll just let you know I have done 3 1/2 out of 5! I'll let you know which ones tomorrow! :)

UPDATE: If you've been a reader for awhile, you'll know my Grandpa passed away a little over a year ago. If you are a new reader (yay for new readers), you can read more about what an amazing man he was here and here (my tribute to him last year on Veteran's day), and read about our trip to DC to burry him at Arlington National Cemetery here. We had a military service for him here. The only thing missing was the iconic and heroic tombstones that line the Cemetery. We had a temporary headstone that worked while we were there.
This is what it looked like when we went there in April 2012. 
UPDATE cont.: Well, I received an e-mail from my mom the other day saying the real headstone had replaced the temporary one!! YAY! Finally, my Grandpa's final resting place is beautiful and more importantly, it is there indefinitely. The way it should be!
How pretty is that? I love it! RIP Grandpa Dick!

Reminder: if you haven't already, go check out my post about renting textbooks. I swear it will save you so much money!!

UPDATE: I'm thankful November is here. There was something about October that just stressed me out. I'm over October and onto November. Bring on all things Thanksgiving baby!!

Reminder: Pencils Books and Dirty Looks is hosting a 300 follower giveaway this week!! Go on over and enter. I'm a new follower of hers and her teaching stuff is fabulous! Not to mention all of the things that she is giving away just happens to be all of MY favorite things as well. How awesome would that be if I won! :)

UPDATE: My coworker and friend, Mrs. H just found out she's expecting a little BOY in April!!! I am so excited for her that I now might have baby fever. The other girls on our team helped celebrate with her Friday morning by bringing her in blue balloons, some adorable onesies and blue cupcakes. I was in charge of making cupcakes and they turned out so cute! I hope she enjoyed all of her surprises as much as we loved putting it all together. Here is a picture of the cupcakes I made.

And last but certainly not least...if you love Christmas and everything about it, go on over to Sarah's blog at Scissors and a Whisk  to join in the fun of an advent calendar swap! I am so excited about this!!
25 Days of Christmas Advent Swap

I hope everyone is going out to vote Tuesday! I don't care who you vote for, voting is a privilege and is a way to get your voice heard! This is mine...
(I'm semi-joking lol)

Along with this ecard that I just LOVE! So true!!

Also, once I get to 100 followers I'll do a my favorite things giveaway!! I can't believe I'll be at 100 followers!! This is crazy. First, I need to find out how to host a giveaway, which might be another story in itself. :)


  1. That really is a gorgeous headstone. What a great memorial to your grandpa!

  2. What a special tribute to your grandpa!!

    And that last e-card is oh so true!

  3. Hey there!
    I'm a new follower! I just wanted to let you know that I'm from Chicago and moved to the "south" a couple of years ago. I'm in Dallas now. It's always great to meet fellow Chicagoan's!