Tuesday, December 1, 2009

it's time to move

I'm moving to a new blog - with a name that suits me better
I hope you'll come visit me at

If you do stuff

Monday, November 30, 2009

last day of November

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.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Did you have a bad day today?

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.

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?

Thursday, November 5, 2009

I wanted a few plants....

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 :)