Cheers to 2016!!!

Welcome to Butterscotch Lady and 2016 friends!

2015 just needed to slip quietly away and I am happy to ring in 2016 with all of you!!! I won’t get into why BL blog posts were sporadic in 2015 (hospital stays and major surgery for your’s truly!). But I am thrilled to be here and back to doing what I LOVE!!!!

my view posts are going CRAZY today and I am so thankful to White Walls and the military families that are finding our sweet little playhouse, error COTTAGE, as cute as we do!

I would love to hear from all of you! Comments and questions are really the icing on the cake of a post.

Until next time,

Butterscotch Lady

“Butterscotch Lady”?

You might be wondering at this point (this point being my 3rd post) what kind of blog is Butterscotch Lady?

Lets start with the name…

My favorite hard candy is butterscotch and my Grandpa always had a dish of butterscotch candies on a table by his pipe (that is where I imagine him sitting, now that he is gone).  As some of you may know, I am not of much of a drinker.  I do occasionally like a mango mojito (Z-Teja’s has the BEST!), mudslide or pina colada by the pool or a glass of red wine with C. & J.P. (they know who they are!), and I save all tequila (blech!) for my Colombian husband.  But I have never had a “signature” drink of choice.  UNTIL, I was introduced to Butterscotch Schnapps by a couple of girlfriends (R & M).  It was a huge hit at our annual Christmas party and where I earned the nickname “Butterscotch Baby” . But since I am not doing a blog about babies and thought people would get the wrong idea, I choose Butterscotch Lady.

So yes, the almost non-drinker has named her blog for a really yummy, liquid gold, alcohol beverage!  Plus, butterscotch is a beautiful choice for a room’s color scheme.

My wish for the blog is to share my passions for design, entertaining, pinning (as in Pinterest) and life as a busy wife and mom.

I have loved decorating for as long as I can remember.  For Christmas one year, my dad painstakingly built a dollhouse for me in his garage.  After my initial disappointment of it not having a garage (he has never let me forget that those were my first words regarding the house.  In my defense, I thought Santa had given it to me and my dad was ALWAYS in his garage tinkering. He finally built a garage when my son asked him where it was!)  Growing up, I relished decorating all of the rooms in the 3 story house.  I don’t think I ever really bothered playing with the people in the house.

I have attached a few pictures of the house that is still in my old bedroom (my kids now play in there). My daughter was the Stylist for this photo shoot.  She would love to hear your feed back on her dollhouse decorating skills!

This house has seen a lot of playtime! The garage is off to the left side. It didn’t make it into the picture.

The kitchen. The wallpaper is very similar to the wallpaper we had in our bathroom growing up.

The chic dining room. Check out the foil wallpaper. The only thing the paper in the background is missing is the flocking!

The bonus room. I always dreamed of having a large room like this when I grew up. It didn’t come true (yet)!

Can you guess which decade I received the house?  You got it!  The very stylish 1970’s, the decade of foil and flocked wallpaper, shag carpets and olive-green appliances.  I was going to re-do the interior of the house when my daughter started to play with it; but I guess I waited just long enough because wallpaper is back in a big way and I see a lot of shag rugs in the stores.  Thank god I haven’t spotted any olive-green appliances yet.  That look needs to stay in the 70’s!  (Although, I did see a bright yellow range at Best Buy the other day.)

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Bertazzoni Professional X365GGV 36″ Pro-Style Gas Range with 5 Sealed Burners, 3.6 cu. ft. European Convection Oven, Manual Clean and Storage Drawer $4,799

What do you think of this range?  I actually really like the yellow, it would definitely be a focal point in a kitchen.  Would you be daring enough to have one in your kitchen?  Perfect color for Butterscotch Lady, don’t you think?

Until next time,

Butterscotch Lady

PS.  After reading my draft of this blog to my daughter, she said, “And you DO have butterscotch colored hair!” And there you have it folks…!

Welcome to the Beginning

Welcome, come on in and make yourself comfortable!  My home is your home. Well so to speak…(Unless you want to help with the mortgage? no?  Are you sure? Ha, ha!)

Have you ever wanted in on the ground floor of something?  You know, been the first to hear of something?  Wished you had bought Microsoft stock at the beginning?  Well ladies and gents, this is your lucky day!  You have arrived at the beginning of something and I mean AT THE VERY BEGINNING.  The very first, EVAH!  After much thought, anxiety, searching, research, obsessing over Pinterest… (you get the idea) I have jumped into the great unknown of Blogging!  And you were there (here ?) to witness the launch!  (Or you are witnessing the launch by checking out earlier posts of said blog.)

I am not like many other bloggers you can find out there.  Trust me.  I am completely technologically challenged.  As in I get completely glassy-eyed when my Hubby starts telling me about gigabytes and such.  (I am still not sure what those giga things are!) I also do not have sweet babies that I am chasing around while I decorate our new “Dream Home”.  Nope.  My babies are a very tall and handsome 14 year old teenage boy and a sweet and beautiful 9 year old girl.

And my “Dream Home”?  Is our “starter home”.  Our “we will live here for 5 to 7 years and then buy our Dream Home”, and yet, we have lived here for over 10 years.  Thank you crazy housing market of the New Millennium!   I believe our starter home has become our “Forever Home”.  Keep in mind that my Forever Home is an astounding 1,176 square feet.  Yes, you read that correctly.  My home is less than 1,200 square feet!  However, we do have a large lot of 7,000 square feet. What?  Do I hear laughter out there?  That’s right!  I forgot, many of you live in other parts of the state/country/world (I can dream I am reaching that far away, right?) and you probably have oodles amount of acreage.  Well, I live in sunny So. California in what is known as “Surf City, USA”.  (Really it is just named Huntington Beach, but our Tourist office wants to draw in LOTS of tourists!)  While 1176 sq. ft. for a house is small even here, a 7,000 sq. ft. lot is pretty “big” for our little beach town.

I am also unlike many other new bloggers out there because I am actually already a bit of a local celebrity. I have been featured on Radio Disney, ABC news Channel 7, OCN, and I have the distinction of already making the pages of the… wait for it… (Thank you Barney Stinson for that) National Enquirer! Oh yea!  I have already MADE IT BIG TIME! Are you wondering how does a “regular Wife and Mom make the pages of this illustrious magazine?  “Was she kidnapped by aliens?”, “Did she discover Big Foot really does exist?”  Have I peeked your curiosity?

Come back and visit me again and I will fill you in on the VERY juicy details!

Oh yea, I just posted my first blog and ended with a CLIFFHANGER!  How very Dallas of me, right?

Warmly,

Butterscotch Lady

PS.  I would love to hear from you!  Please feel free to leave comments, suggestions, ask questions or just say “Hi”!

PPS.  Since this is my first foray into blogging and creating my site, please forgive any hiccups I may have along the way.  Unlike with design, I really have no idea what I am doing, but I am learning!

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