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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Finally Home

I have had this print for at least 10 years.
It had been waiting in the basement since the day I bought it.
Waiting for the right frame.

I found a frame several years later but they did not cross paths until about a year ago.
Then the print spent the next year at my father's home.
Waiting to be framed.

I finally brought it home Thanksgiving day.

I hung it in the living room.
I couldn't be happier, my picture is finally home.

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.

The Christmas music is blaring in my house and little children are wandering around singing the words they know.  We are decorating the BIG tree today and then I am almost done with my decorations.

Next week will be spent making lots and lots of Christmas cookies.
I have several new recipes I found on Pinterest that I am going to try.

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, November 24, 2011


My everything.

The children helped me list all the wonderful things in our lives that we are thankful for.

I wish everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

A Few Finished Projects


My home is full of 10 happy trees for Christmas.

This past weekend while the kids were enjoying a movie I was able to get a few projects on my wish list done.  I posted about them HERE.

Christmas Decorating - #Sled #Greenery

Their version.


festive Christmas greenery


Mine, although I think it needs a little something.

pretty white Christmas stockings

Pinterest inspiration.

I am loving the ruffles.
Two done, three more to make.

I am sharing my whites with Kathleen from Faded Charm for White Wednesday.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

My Charlie Brown Tree

I must admit, every year when I first unpack this tree from the box, I just look at it and say to myself "What are you thinking!  This is the ugliest tree ever."

Each year it looses more needles than a real tree that has been sitting in the house for a year.

See!  I wasn't kidding, and that is only when I take it out of the box.
It sheds all the time it is up.

Then I plug it in.


Then I remember.

I love this tree.

After adding all of the decorations I love it even more.

This is my kitchen tree.

Do you have a Charlie Brown tree?  Have you started decorating or am I the only crazy one?
No family members are allowed to comment!

Don't forget, there is still time to enter HERE for the chance to win MyMemories Digital Software.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

My Memories Digital Software Giveaway!

I want to share with you
MY MEMORIES the Amazon #1 rated Scrapbook Software.

I was lucky to be chosen to host a give away for the software program My Memories Suite, an easy to use digital scrap booking computer program. They offer so many choices, different papers, embellishments, tutorials, free kits and so much more.
It is hard to know where to start.

This is a scrapbook page I created as a calendar for Grandma.

A scrapbook page to frame for a special Birthday Boy!
Many people think all you can do is make scrapbook templates,
 but there is so much more!
You can make books, calendars, cards, tags and more.
I am thinking this is perfect for Christmas gifts!


Visit MyMemories to see what you can make.

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As a special for all of my readers, they will give Share the Memories code that provides a $10 discount off the purchase of the My Memories Suite Scrapbook software and a $10 coupon for the store-$20 value.
There are four chances to win.
Visit their website at and choose your favorite digital paper pack or layout, then leave me a comment telling me which one you chose.
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I will give one more chance to win, spread the word on your blog and get a fifth chance to win.
Make sure you leave me a separate comment for each of the chances to win.
  I will pick a winner in one week on Tuesday November 22, 2011.

Good luck to all.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like.........

Yes, I think you know how it goes.

It even SNOWED yesterday!

Now that I am working three days a week, I know I do not have time to do it all.
However, that does not keep me from trying, so I have learned to start a little early.
With the help of my littles and Mr. M. we pulled all of the Christmas containers out of the attic.


I have three littles trees decorated.
With the promise that they will not turn them on until Thanksgiving.

We are all kind of getting in the mood.
I have been trolling through Pinterest looking for ideas.

Stylish Christmas Ornaments

Christmas ornaments

These are beautiful ornaments I would like to make.

pretty white Christmas stockings

white stockings

I am making some new stockings for the new mantel in the kitchen.
I see lots of ruffles, bows and buttons.

Decorating ideas for the front and side door.
Now that we have garage doors, I have to make the side entrance more presentable.

Christmas Decorating - #Sled #Greenery

I have the perfect vintage sled in the basement that will be perfect for this look.

festive Christmas greenery

I love the look of the green and white.
These are just supposed to be wreaths, but I think they would make such cute Christmas picture frames :)

These boxwood wreaths are beautiful and I just love the square shape.
I have one I made several years ago using an old frame, very easy to do.
I always let my boxwoods get overgrown for this very reason.

mitten decorations for christmas

A perfect project using the sleeves of the sweaters I made pillows out of.

winter greenery pot

Every year I cut down fresh greenery from my mother-in-laws evergreen trees.
They will stay fresh all winter long and this will look perfect on the front porch.

How about you?
Have you been looking on the Internet and magazines for some decorating ideas?

I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend.
As for me, I am headed off to Menne's, an amazing nursery for decorating ideas and to pick up a few Amaryllis and Paper Whites.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

The Boy Draws AGAIN

I wrote a post last year HERE about my oldest son and his drawing.
He still is.
He is getting even better at it.

A couple of weeks ago, while in the garage puttering around, my son drew a picture on a piece of wood.  Knowing the wood was going to be painted, I asked my son to redraw the picture for me again on paper.  But, this time he drew in marker and not pencil and it did not have the details, so I kind of forgot about it.
Well, the following weekend said boy was grounded in his room, too many misbehavior's in school.

A little time away from Saturday morning cartoons brought out the creativity in him.

He brought down a whole page of ALIENS.

(hey Sara, did you notice he spells as good as his mother)

These new pictures have depth that none of his other pictures have had before.
He is learning and teaching himself how to draw better.
I can guarantee you, he is not learning this in 4th grade art.

YES, my son is only 9 years old.

I know I can't.
How about you?
Can you draw better than a fourth grader?

He is now working on a project for a school competition about diversity.
At the request of his art teacher.

He has told me that he wants to work for George Lucas and create new Star Wars figures.
I told him that is a good plan.
BUT, he has to pass fourth grade and pay attention in school first.

I am not too worried about him.
 I have a feeling he is going to be just fine.