Saturday, October 31, 2015


It's here! I am loving it on a Saturday this year. No rushing around. Got to sleep in, enjoy my cup of coffee and listen to the rain. Yep, it is raining, supposed to all day. But I have hopes of it lifting a bit for my trick or treaters. Listening to some of my fav Halloween music. Take a listen to this one:  The Pumpkin Waltz

 Hubby and I will set up our display in the front yard, I will arrange my table in all it's orange and spooky glory and even fit in time to watch our Griz football team on TV. I put out an invite to any live wandering souls to stop by and say Hi tonight. It will be fun. I love the kids who show up every year and exclaim about everything and pose for pics. That makes me smile. Our home is in someone elses memories. :) Later after we take everything down, we will have a drink and talk about Halloween's past with our girls, all the costumes and all the fun! Happy Halloween!  Always, Kit


Monday, October 26, 2015

Back home!

Yep, I have been away again. Had a wonderful trip with my oldest girl. We decided to visit New Mexico for 4 days, since I had the time off. Both of us are HUGE Breaking Bad fans and we decided to take a tour of all the sites used in the series. Since she had been there before, she had a detailed list and map. Once we picked up our car, we were on our way. We started with Los Pollos Hermonos and ended with The Dog House. All in all about 25 sites. It was a blast! And so unreal to stand outside Walt's house or the Car Wash and think back to the show. I felt like such a groupie! At one point while we were outside Jesse's house, a group of German tourists showed up and were excitedly pointing and talking. We were all "one" with our love for Breaking Bad. :)

( Los Pollos Hermanos, Walts House, Hanks House, the Car Wash, Janes apartment, the Laundry, Vamonos Pest, Jesse's House, Tuco's Hideout.
In addition to our tour. The first evening, we took advantage of the lovely weather and rode the Sandia Mtn Tram up 10,378 ft to a restaurant at the top. Incredible views of Albuquerque and the sunset. So beautiful and we had a tasty meal too! There is nothing like sipping a beer with your kid as the lights of the city click on below.

One of my favorite sites was at To'hajillee. It is on the Reservation and the countryside is just so darn beautiful. All those lovely red rocks and green scrub. We were the only ones there and it did seem a little spooky considering what happened in the show out there. A walk thru Old Town Albuquerque was a must and it is so cute and very Mexican, we found a great bar to take a break and visited the Candy Lady to partake of a little crystal blue meth (blue rock candy) and some fun role playing....LOL

(restaurant where the Whites meet the Schraders, drug deal, the Rio Grande, the phone Walt calls from in the last episode, the Dam, the site of the first cook, Curious horse, Lydias cafe, the motel where skanky Wendy works her trade.

On our third day we diverted from our tour and headed to Santa Fe. I had always heard it is so lovely and filled with art and history. I just loved all the terracotta looking adobe homes and Old Town Santa Fe is just wonderful. Our first stop was the oldest church and house in the United States. Lunch at La Plazuela followed next where I had a tasty salad and melon soup and my daughter was in heaven with her Chilies Rellenos. We wandered the shops and we found 2 lovely pairs of turquoise earrings, to remember our stay in this incredible place.

Then off to the Georgia O' Keefe Museum. Such beautiful pieces of art! What a fascinating life this woman had, and it started in middle age! We traveled home via the Turquoise trail, a slower road, and quite pretty. Sipping our coffee and listening to our tunes and we arrived back to Albuquerque as the sun set. A perfect trip! 
Always, Kit

Linking to Mosaic Monday, hosted by Judith of Lavender Cottage.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

The Year's Birthdays.

We do love to celebrate in our family and each one of our birthdays is very different and very special. First up is my oldest girls in May. She loves to keep it simple and organic. Not too much fuss and just loves to get together for the evening. And she loves Legos!

Now me, I just love to have my family about me and a good cake. :) My kids do a bang up job coming up with a theme, and it is always such fun to see how they executed it. I am never ever disappointed. How could I be with a Breaking Bad birthday?

My youngest had a landmark birthday and turned 30! She loves getting anything sparkly and pretty and is such fun to buy for. I like to make up her table with extra pizzazz and fun. Notice the ceiling streamers made from cups? They were a big hit.

Now, my hubby loves a good party and he loves getting toys! This year I went Fallish and it came out really pretty. He loved his Legos and Star Wars items. And my girls spoil him wonderfully! Always, Kit

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Recipe for a Saturday

First and most importantly, sleep in! Till a lovely 8:30 and give yourself a good stretch. Hubby is out for his morning run but brought the paper in, so fill your favorite bowl with cold cereal and slice some strawberries on top, allow yourself a little sprinkle of real sugar. Settle in on the couch and check out what the weather channel is obsessing about. Leaf thru the newspaper mainly to find out when our football game is going to televised and to read Dear Abby.

Now this is my fav time. Hubby has gone to a Cross Country Race at the University with the promise of bringing home sandwiches for lunch. I have my huge cup of coffee and the stickiest cinnamon roll with nuts imaginable. Time to visit my blogs and enjoy some quiet time. From my craft room, I can look out on my backyard and the leaves are fastly falling. My Million Bells has had a resurgence of bloom and color (they love our cooler temps) and it is softly raining. It smells sooooo good!

Later, I will un-decorate the living room. It is still wearing it's green mantle of summer and I am ready to go full out Halloween. For the whole month of October, my home will be orange, purple and black. With all my fav decor. Our Griz football team plays at 2pm in California, so I will be happily in front of my TV. Cheering on my boys and screaming my head off (with a few swear words sprinkled in) and eating that sandwich I was promised. 

I think I may whip up a pot of stew for dinner, with biscuits. The weather is calling for some comfort and homey food. And spend the night with my latest book, the Official Dick Van Dyke Show Book. My latest obsession! This show was cutting edge in the early 60's and the jokes still make me laugh. I am currently streaming the show on Netflix and watching all 5 seasons. Well, off I go. Even though I am relaxing, the laundry still has to be done. Always, Kit