Monday, December 31, 2012
between you and me,
ready to tuck 2012' beneath a quiet blanket of snow,
beneath my favorite pine tree,
where she can rest peacefully for all of eternity.
Life's lessons for me in the year 2012'
came swift, and sometimes with an edge
that were so cold, and so very sharp.
life's lessons were learned,
and so many left me with a bigger heart.
now I'm ready to say........
Thank you, 2012'
and now you may be on your way,
to take a long and much needed nap, forever, and ever on this
most glorious Winters day.
Wishing all of my Family, friends and visitors just passing through, a wonderful New Year!
I am linking to http://www.folklifestyle.com/2013/01/a-new-year-a-new-agenda.html
Thursday, December 27, 2012
For a moment of calm after all the Christmas cheer, I feel a most delightful welcome to the quiet.....
And, after a short frolic in the cold, sparkly, powdery fluff..,
For all of my Family and friends....
May your 2013' be blessed.
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Saturday, November 24, 2012
I thought maybe you would like a peek of these little guys before I run them up to the shop.
Snowmen are quickly becoming my favorite to create .
When there's no snow on the ground, we can build a snowman with paper clay! But, I still can't wait for the SNOW to arrive to build a " authentic Snowman".
Friday, November 23, 2012
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with all the fixins' of big laughter, warm hugs and full tummies.
This morning as I was sipping my coffee, I was thinking about a short conversation I had with my daughter yesterday. I had ran to the store to pick up some cream cheese for her. When I stopped by to drop it off,she thanked me for going to the store, I told her that I had forgot a few things too, then I mentioned to her, when I was a little girl, not a store or gas station in sight was open on Thanksgiving day. (except maybe for 7-11). She looked at me puzzled, then she replied, " OH WOW! "
The rest of the day, I couldn't stop thinking about how the holidays were when I was a child, and how much has changed since then...
Through the years I have enjoyed and indulged in all the crazy fun Black Friday frenzies, the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.
But this year I think I'd like to slow down a bit and, lean towards this...
Yes, this... A perfectly simple, Holiday Season.
And, drink LOTS of this :)
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Now this is a GORGEOUS Christmas Wreath!
And...., if you would love a chance to hang this wreath on your door,
then you can visit a most wonderful and colorfully fun gal over at
Mommy is CooCoo
I wish you a great time over at Amanda's blog, and I'm keeping my fingers crossed and sending you good luck wishes too ;)
Have a wonderful day!
Sunday, November 18, 2012
A yummy snack that's been around since before my mom was born,
and has been deliciously enjoyed by the American, is no more....
An American icon, GONE!
But, more importantly, what about those 18,500 jobs that were lost?
Well, I can empathize with each and everyone of those dedicated workers, as my husband was one of them.
It is scary times in America right now, with so many out of work.
As for my Husband and I we strongly believe and know that we'll be okay. As my mom would say, "When one door closes, another door will open".
I think of that quote often with much hope and faith.
Now, I surely don't want to leave this post on a gloomy note, and remember that door I was talking about? Well, it is, at least i believe, squeaking open just a bit.
On the 12th of November my sis-in- law and I went in together on a booth at an arts and craft shop here in our town.
I am so pleased and every bit grateful at how well we are doing.
Now that my hubby has a little extra time on his hands, he will once again create those fabulous carved Santa's and treasures for eBay and the shop.
All I can say is, we will smile and move forward :)
Have a most wonderful Sunday!
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Monday, October 29, 2012
this is a fun,festive and easy project that makes a cute centerpiece for your Halloween treat table, and the kids can do it!
Kasen did one for his show & teach at school.
Just 2 more days until HALLOWEEN!!!! YAY!
Have a fantastic day ;)
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Are you all getting ready for Halloween night?
I cant believe how fast it has snuck up on us! My grand kids dad, picked them up last night for a Halloween carnival at Kasen's school. I forgot how much fun it was getting kids ready for Halloween, and just to think that I get to do it again this Wednesday. YAY!!!
Do you dress up for Halloween?
A Ghost, Goblin or Witch? Maybe a Skeleton, perhaps?
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Sunday, October 21, 2012
I've seen many artists and crafters make them into some really, really cute artsy pendants.
What I really wanted to do with them was to create sets of 3 ornaments and sell them for a low, low price on Ebay.
Yesterday, I listed 2 sets and they were gone within 5 minutes of listing them.( That was the fastest sale in my whole life of selling on ebay ).
This set is what I have listed now on ebay. It is a buy-it-now for the low price of $ 8.00 with FREE shipping.
They also make a great little extra to attach to your Christmas gifts.
Thanks so much for your visit ;)
Friday, October 19, 2012
Like so many of you, I keep an inspiration (or 2,3,4 ?) board on Pinterest. My Autumn board is my favorite, and I thought it would be nice to...
take a little walk, within a magical season of color and beauty...
Come on, jump in with me!
Now that's a perfectly magical day!
Thank you friends, for a wonderful walk on this magical day.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
I enjoy looking at all the curious shapes and sizes, but this small piece of old wood surely screamed Santa!!!
So, whats a creative girl to do? I surely couldn't pass up this moment of inspiration, so I scooped up the little piece of wood and tossed it into my bag.
A few bits of clay, a little paint and wallah!!!! It's Santa Claus :)
I love those beautiful and inspiring walks :)
This driftwood Santa is listed on Ebay with a low starting bid of .99 cents.
if interested you can visit eBay here
thanks for stopping by today, I hope your day is great!
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Hope you have a great day!
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Happy Sunday! Yesterday morning I woke early, 2:30 Am early... I do that several times a month, I think it's the remnants of Baker's hours I kept for 17 years. Anyway, I had a strong
And look at what all that made! Yes, it's a October wreath...A perfect addition for the front porch Halloween decor that will be going up this week.
I remember when I dyed the coffee filters and was going for black, but ended up with multi colors of deep grays, purples and greens. But,for this wreath it ended up perfect!
I added a circle of orange fabric in the center of the coffee filter flowers for
contrast and a pop of color.
then, finally i added the poinsettia leaves here and there.. some I added to the ends of the curvy vines that extended out from the wreath. So there you have it.. What I do at 2:30 Am :)
I am still trying to figure out this new Blogger thing so, if this post and pics don't look quite right, please bare with me til' I get'er figured out...
Have a wonderful day :)
I am linking with, Life on Lakeshore Drive
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Welcome, first day of Fall
Some of you may remember that I posted this awesome list that I found on Pinterest last year.
Our family did many of the things listed on the list, and had oodles of fun.
I thought, I would post it again to "Welcome Fall", and share with you, if you'd like to do the Fall Bucket list.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Monday, September 10, 2012
We went to the annual Peach Days Shindig , ate lots of good food, sent the kids screaming on rides and gave the Carnies all our money just to get that magnificent stuffed toy as seen through the eyes of a young tot.
There were so many recipes out there for these little energy balls, much of them being the same, with just slight differences.
This next step is the fun and creative step.
I made two batches, 1 with chocolate chips, and the other batch with chopped figs and raisins.