Saturday, November 24, 2012

We Can Build A Snowman...

Hi friends,
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

Source: bhg.com via Bobbie on Pinterest
     Happy day after Thanksgiving Friends!

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

 
 
Wishing my friends a splendid Thanksgiving...
 
~Diane

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

A Festive Give*A*Way!


                       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!
~Diane

Sunday, November 18, 2012

A Sad Day...

             Indeed, this past Friday was a sad day for the Twinkie loving American.

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!
~Diane