Friday, December 31, 2010

Christmas Recap- Alabama

As I mentioned before, our Christmas Junket started in Alabama. We had a great visit with Matt's family (my family now too) at his sister Britton's home. Coco (Matt's mom) and Dave were able to visit as well.
With McAlister's Sweet Tea in hand we headed out on our trip.
Scout was excited as you can see.
The First morning I was a stand in mom at Meredith's Christmas Party
We went to a Japanese Steakhouse for dinner. YUM! Is it bad that I love those places? Picture is of Jake as Spiderman.
The kids love Scout's crate. Britton don't hate me that I posted these pics. I swear readers... she is a great and loving mom.
And Yes... AnnElise took her naps in the crate.
We opened presents and cooked great meals. Sorry no pics.
I did make Jake a shirt that says, "Uncle Matt is my Homeboy"
We got in the Christmas Spirit and went on a train ride at Noccalula Falls
Did I mention it was Star Wars themed
Next in the Recap..
Michigan and the Baby Jesus Birthday Party

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

What's Cookin' Good Lookin'

I think I'm in Love with a Kitchen

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Ouchie Wa-Wa

The Coolest Band-Aids You'll Ever Wear

I'd probably have one for a Dance Off


Monday, December 27, 2010

Home again... Home again

The Ishees made it home from their Christmas Junket.

Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas with loved ones.
Ours involved:
Kindergarten Classrooms
Hibachi Grills
Candy Making
Trips to Dirt Cheap
A Star Wars Christmas
Driving through Mountains
A wild 1st grade classroom
Yummy bolognese
Dinner with friends
A Baby Jesus Birthday Party
Matching Pajamas and Fleeces
And an exhausting trip home

Photos to come!!!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Puppy Cousins

Harper and Scout all Tuckered Out!

We are currently at my parents house in Michigan enjoying a white Christmas.
Notice the cotton ball trophy and milk jug behind the puppies. Those will most likely come into play in a future post. A hint is that they are games we play for the Happy Birthday Baby Jesus Party on Christmas Eve.

My Favorite Christmas Movies

It's a Wonderful Life

Home Alone 2

Family Stone


Love Actually

Charlie Brown

Funny Farm (not really a Christmas movie but the last part always makes me laugh)

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Luckily I have my shopping done and today my family is going to watch movies all day.. So fired up!!!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Tis the Season... for Christmas Cards!!

Here is one of our pictures from our Christmas card this year.

Scout looks miserable.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Dream English Cottage

One of my favorite holiday movies in The Holiday.
Personally the best character in the movie is
Rose Hill Cottage.

This is Kate Winslet's characters home. Hollywood actually built this entire set, but it doesn't bother me.

Maybe one day I'll spend my Christmas holiday in a small english town in a cottage like this. Maybe I'll look like Cameron Diaz.

Maybe I'll just take long baths, drink cocoa and read all of these books.

And maybe, just maybe Matt will start looking like this guy:

Maybe with the help of this:

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

DIY: Noel Sign

Make your own Potterybarn Inspired Noel sign
Noel Wall Art
This is Potterybarn's Sign
I found this one on Stories of A to Z along with instructions

Monday, December 6, 2010

My Never Gonna Happen Wish List

If money weren't an object..

These items are what I'd ask for for Christmas

Ray Ban Aviators

Hunter Rain Boots

Canon SLR Digital (not sure which one I want though)

Eat, Pray, Love Movie (this one is very doable)

Kate Spade Flash Flat

A Personal Trainer

Not to over do it but everything in my size from the 2010 J.Crew Xmas Catalog

Countdown has Begun!!!

Claus & Hepburn.
Happy Holidays from The Impossible Cool.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Gift Idea- Free Owl Calendar

What a great gift for co-workers and neighbors
Go Here to customize and then download your free 2011 Owl Calendar. You get to choose from 30 different owl prints... Hoo-hoo will you give them to?

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Wee People

Sweet Little Girl & French Bulldog.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Pie Love You

Thanksgiving is 2 days away and I have one Pie done. If you are signed up to bring the dessert look no further. This is the one you should make. With out further ado here is the recipe for the
Best Chocolate Pie

1/2 C butter
3/4 C sugar
2 Squares of Bakers unsweet chocolate- melted and cooled
2 eggs
12 oz of whipped topping
1 oreo cookie crust1: take a goofy picture of yourself holding a whisk.
2: Cream butter and sugar
3: mix in cooled chocolate
4: Now is the part I wish I had a stand mixer. Add one egg at a time and mix for 5 minutes at a time. Very important that each egg gets five minutes.
5: Fold in whipped topping
6: pour into pie crust
7:Now put that pie in the freezer. Right before you sit down to eat the main meal, take pie out of freezer to ensure the proper unthawing time.

Now tell me you love me

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Christmas Decorations-1

I love the framed art below.. and guess what you can have it sitting on your own mantle in no time.

Visit here-I love naptime, for a wonderful tutorial on the glitter trees ($1 store finds y'all) and the pdf file for the Subway Art.

Don't you just love Christmas????

Saturday, November 20, 2010


Whenever I say Scout's name I think of my moms Tears for Fears CD and sing.
"Scout, Scout Let it all out. These are the things I can do with out. Come on, I'm talking to you. Come on."

P.S. I don't think Matt finds it very endearing.

P.P.S. Don't you love how Scout uses a pillow like a human? She always sleeps like this.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Puppy Love

Have a Lovely Weekend!!!


Via Dirty Blonde

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Scout's Day at the Park

It's 70 degrees here in Charleston and it would be a sin if I stayed indoors all day.

Scout and I headed to the Dog Park (Bark West) in our neighborhood today. It was the first time we were there all by ourselves. Usually there are 10 other dogs but that is usually at the busy 5pm time. It was nice to hold her attention and have mommy/daughter time.

And because my mom probably still doubts that Scout swims like a fish, here is a little video I took on my camera. Please don't judge the terrible pajama pants and the way I kick my leg with the first throw.

Dog Park from kristen ishee on Vimeo.

Book Club/ Taco Boy

Last night we held our book club meeting at Taco Boy.
We had great conversation (1/2 about the book and 1/2 about work and gossip) and delicious food and drinks.

Photos from Taco Boys website. I forgot my camera.
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