Thursday, December 27, 2012

~ Nothing Special ~

Jackson Brown and Sweet Pea don't like to wear their sweaters, at first! They just stand still for awhile and then walk sideways like a sand crab! It's too funny!

We had a very nice Christmas! Hubby gave me a gift card to a local day SPA! Looking forward to that! I hope you all have a very nice Christmas!

Took down all the Christmas decor and tree today. I'm going to paint the living room this weekend! I have two colors that I'm deciding on. I'm feeling the need to CLUTTER FREE the house! (This could pass) LOL!!!

Remember my word for this year: "CHANGE"....well I was talking to hubby about it and he said:
" I don't see a change as you are still "crabby" ... LOL...guess I picked the wrong word. I've been thinking about my new word for 2013....hmm, maybe it should be "crabby"!

No plans for New Years Eve. The next day I'll be changing out the booth at Auntie M's and putting up some Valentines!

It's snowing ever so lightly tonight and it's very pretty outside!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

~~CHRISTMAS * 2012~~

                                 MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL
God Bless Us All....May this Christmas be filled with the Peace & Love of Christ.

The comments are turned off for this post...Just ENJOY this Christmas Season

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Gingerbread House & Mini Wreath

 Grand girl made this gingerbread house yesterday. It's our little tradition. She does love to eat the frosting and candies :)  before the house is decorated! Pretty soon she won't need my help making one.
Sandy sent me this mini wreath made with a small mold and reflector. Very sweet and Thank You  Sandy!

This gal is ready for Christmas. All the gifts are wrapped and under the tree, except for the puppies. I just need to get a few groceries on Monday, for our dinner. Hubby has decided, again this year, NOT to go to his side for Christmas Eve as we have done for the last 20 years. It's not very Christmas's my hope to have more Christmas spirit in this home!

I keep thinking that Christmas is on Saturday. Last Sunday's church service was so NICE. The choir sang a beautiful song and then the hand bells played one too! Can't wait to this Sundays service!

Happy Weekend!


Tuesday, December 18, 2012


My prayers for All.

A day for Silence and Support for all the Families.

No comments, please!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Christmas Gifts, ACT Swap & Praying

 I did the Holy Night ATC swap that Kimberly hostessed. Above are the ATC that I received from the swap. The Holy Family is from Sylvia, the middle one is from Charlotte and the blue one is from Tracie. Each one is very special and unique!  Thank you Gals!
This is from Kimberly. Very Pretty and Thank You, Kimberly!!!

Twyla and I have been friends for a few years and we exchanged a little Christmas love. Above are the goodies she sent. Lindsey made the tag which is darling and Twyla made the booties that I LOVE! The Cherry Mash was divine and made locally in their state. THANK YOU, Friends!
 Sharon  is another Friend that I've made in blog land. We also exchange Christmas love and she sent me the Bluebirds above!!! WOW!!! What a wonder gift to add to my collection. I didn't have any of these, until now!
 and, she also sent these vintage baby shoes, the photo cards and the "Believe" tree and she made the NOEL Blocks below. I feel very Blessed and Very THANKFUL for these gifts.

But, most of all, I am Very Thankful for the Real Friends I have made in Blog land! God is very good!

While I feel so very Thankful for friendships and lovely gifts, my heart hurts like so many of you because of the grade school shooting....I've prayed and cried and prayed, also like so many of you. May our Beloved Lord heal ALL the hearts that are hurting and broken.


Sunday, December 9, 2012

SNOW and A Little More Chirstmas Decor

Fun old plastic Santa Christmas stocking hanging on a wall with old postcards in the frame.

 I thought my vintage wreath looked perfect in the "frame"! I'm thinking I should add more mini balls on it.
You can not tell from this photo, but we have about a foot of new, pretty white snow! Hubby had to snow blow the driveways, twice! Yes, we have to driveways because we have 2 garages...his and hers! This is a photo of the back yard from the breezeway. Sweet Pea is loving the snow!

Fun week ahead. Lunch out twice, visiting my friend, Sharon in the nursing home one day and finish mailing out the Christmas cards and start wrapping those gifts under the tree before someone decides to "peek"!

Have a Great Week!!!

It's really is looking and feeling like CHRISTMAS...


Saturday, December 8, 2012

Good Mail ~ Swap Goodies

I recently have been in a couple of swap and it's time to say "Thank You". The gifts about are from Nacole. She and I did the tag swap that Sue, from Sue Loves Cherries, hostessed.  Cute Christmas goodies. Thank You, Nacole!!!

 This pretty altered cookie cutter is from Renee. Thank You, Renee!
These gifts arrived today from Maggie. She and I were in "A Cup of Kindness" swap that Debby from Cozy Blanket had. Pretty blue cup and the homemade candies...YUM!!! Thank you, Maggie!

Yesterday it snowed. Just a little to barely cover the grass and enough to make the drive home from "work" a L-O-N-G one!

I think I am done with my Christmas shopping! Now to wrap the gifts, get the cards and a couple of gifts in the mail! 

More tomorrow...warmly,

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Christmas Sweater Party & Cards

Tweaked the mantle before the party.

Just some cards I made. Some are from a "stamp a stack" from Stampin Up and the rest are my ideas.

I'm only going to share our photo from the Christmas Sweater was a small turn out this year. A good time was had by those who attended. We played the dice game and a Christmas trivia game. I can see  from the photo, that I WILL be changing my eating habits & lose some unhealthy weight!

A busy week ahead. Tomorrow is my duty day at Auntie M's. Tuesday is eye dr appt and then working at the "cottage". Wednesday is also working at the "cottage". Thursday is BSF and then I'm being a Santa helper at a local school. Wrapping gifts for children in the community that may not have otherwise gotten a gift. Friday is my work day at the "Cottage"... I'm tired already!

Merry Christmas!