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Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Monday, November 30, 2009
One of the best parts of our Thanksgiving week was our house guests. My parents were here for a week, and one of my brothers was here for 2 nights
Bobby and my dad waiting on the pie to bake.
My Mom's celebrated her birthday at our house. Nina made her a "turkey" instead of a birthday cake - cute, huh?
It has a mini watermelon for the base, a funny pear for the head, cheese, grapes and bell peppers on skewers for the feathers.
The week before Thanksgiving week, I sewed new stockings for Christmas 2009. I used a pattern I printed free from a blog and all the fabrics were from my mom. I had so many nice fabric prints, I got a little carried away and sewed up 13 stockings - way more than we have family members. I will add names to the cuffs with iron on letters leftover from t-shirt projects from when Jimmy and Nina were in college.
I packed away all the fall decorations but will wait a while to put up Christmas things, except for this new wreath. My brother made it for me, I think this is the 3rd year he's made a fresh Christmas wreath for me. It is really pretty and it smells so good too.
This year's wreath even has lights on it - my video is not so hot but you can see how cute it looks blinking.
Posted by Rhonda at 7:00 PM
Monday, November 16, 2009
or did you wake up to a messy house to clean up after the weekend? Think your laundry room was bad?
Look what happened in my friend Tammy's house, her blog is Play for a Moment - but she did not get to play until she cleaned this up.
read the rest of the story at her blog, she makes it sound a little humorous but I know she is still wishing it never happened.
Posted by Rhonda at 5:12 PM
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Hello everyone, I am fine, just been busy at home with some of those once a year cleaning projects. I've also been working on some Christmas gifts but I can't show you those yet.
One easy project I did for the first time is Martha Stewart glitter cards.
The site has instructions and even free print outs for different cards. Just use some card stock in your printer.
I have an assortment of Martha glitter that I bought after a holiday on clearance and some that I got from Nina. I don't think you would have to use Martha's glitter but it does need to be a fine texture glitter and the glue need to have a tiny whole that it is dispensed from. Her instructions say to use canned air to remove the extra glitter, I just thumped the back of cards and all the extra came off.
Isn't this fabric so sweet? I won it on blog giveaway from Heidi in Holland.
She has 2 wonderful blogs and is going to host giveaways on both through the holiday season. The Cranberry Chronicle and All My Scattering Moments
hmmm, I wonder if I could be lucky enough to win twice?
Posted by Rhonda at 2:10 PM
Thursday, November 5, 2009
We are trying to eat healthier and just be healthier. I've been reading some magazines and books, every "healthy" type home advice says a home needs some houseplants to help clean the air.
So I thought I would get a few.
My parents have a lot of plants on their patio and Dad gave me a mixture of ones he had started.
So I brought them home and divided them up, repotting in them pots we already had.
I thought the plants needed some extra sunshine, so I swapped out the pink toile curtains that are usually in this nook for some fruit and floral print valances were hanging there before the toile.
Dad's plants gave us a nice assortment.
Then the day before we went to OKC last week for Jeff's VA appt., I got a B1G1F coupon for houseplants from Home Depot.
If you know me, you know I love good coupons. So we stopped at Home Depot. And not only did I have that good coupon, they had lots of nice hardy looking plants on clearance for 5/$10.
So of course, I picked out 5 more.
I guess our air will be lots cleaner now :)
Posted by Rhonda at 6:54 PM