Thursday, December 24, 2009

Well it looks as if our "little girls" who aren't so little any more were on the nice list?? Hey am I kidding, to be them! It's Christmas everyday for them. They are given their every whim. It's pretty sad when their asked what they want for Christmas and they don't know. I know, it's because they already have anything they want! But Santa will be "nice to them again this yr. They are good girls, good grades, polite manners, good hearts. Chelsea, Santa does know about that fender bender~Looks like we will be getting a white Christmas this yr. in southeast Kansas!! In about an hr. it's suppose to let loose with some flakes. We are under a severe winter warning. I see all you girls pics with snow covered roofs already. We here haven't had a white Christmas for yrs. I am headed to Blockbuster for the movie and need to get the turkey in this evening. I think we will try to make our way into church with Taylor's boyfriends family for a candlelight service tonight.
May you all have a Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Yr. with your!!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Jingle Bells Jingle Bells

Well we are off for Christmas break, two wks! I had made a list of things I wanted to accomplish and I have started on it. Yea! One of the things was to switch out my pie safe for all the odds and ends I had in it to include mainly my old zinc lid jar collection. Ok I had the TV on Hoarders that show that features all the people that collect uncontrollably. I told my husband if I come home with another old jar just to shoot me!

This is not even all of them but I want to save the lower shelf for a collection of old tins I have started. I filled them with staples i had in the cupboard.

I have purchased a few new gentlemen for my many trees I have this yr. I seem to have mostly the Honey and ME collection. I just love them.

I found a local restaurant that had many of them for sale. This little gal has cute decorations and her house is darling.

They will live happily on my trees!!

I stuck a few in some garland I have on the coffee table along with a flame less pillar candle I discovered at Hobby Lobby.

This cute little pail I found at a flea market on sale for $7. I added a to and from prim tag to it for the holidays!

and I splurged for this old child skate board for $25. I didn't want to pay that much but I know I could use it under the tree and all yr really. I love the old rust wheels.

Added a new picture of Taylor to the fireplace.

The Hoosier cabinet in the kitchen I added some new garland.

My main goal for the day after is some new garland. I see many of you ladies have the real thing gracing your tables and cabinets. I don't have the luxury of running out my backdoor and clipping some from a pine tree much here in Kansas. So I am on the look out for some realistic greenery this Dec. 26th.

This little tree sits in a cheese box on my kitchen window sill with a couple of old enamelware lids.

More greenery on the entry table.

And surprise I must have added another few pics of the pie safe. Well I think today I will get my sweet potato pie ready for the oven. The turkey is defrosting in the fridge. I'll wait on the two cheese cakes and the salads. Everyone is coming here for Christmas dinner. May you all have a Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year with yours.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Last minute projects

Hey, this is a late night post. I took a picture of a couple pillows and a matching candle hugger that I made up to take to school today. I literaly sold them before I got them to the break room. It was actually the second sleigh bells pillow I had sold. I sold the first one in the parking lot to a teacher before getting into the building. So I made another one along with the Santa pillow and sold them today along with a matching candle. I have two more orders to get done before Monday. I'm hoping for 4 pillows made before Mon. I'm out of muslin and need to get to Hobby Lobby tomorrow( guess that would be today now) Just picked up the daughter and her boyfriend and took the boyfriend home. My house looks so pretty with only the Christmas lights on! Well Ill try to post the pics of what I get done this weekend. Need to finish up my shopping on Sat. just a few last minute things to get.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Sleigh Bell Ring..

This is a new sign board I stenciled up. I have it sitting on the old dresser in the living rm. I love the garland of jingle bells around it.
I made a Santa and wrapped a sash of gingham with a bell. It sits on the table in the dining rm.

We are off shopping today so this is a short post.

And finally a pillow I put together. I may take it up to my booth. I have done extremely well over the holiday season so far. The owner has called a couple times and ask for more of this or that, as I had sold items. It keeps me too busy though between running a teen here and there and work. Sat at a basketball game for Taylors cheering and the nieces game and boys game for 6 hrs. We won, it was a great boys game!! Happy Saturday Shopping!