Saturday, December 20, 2008

More Christmas Cheer and pics!

While I was at it, I thought I would share my decoration on the onside of my house. Yes, we are BIG Christmas Fans and I love all of my decorations. Some are store bought, and some are made by me and my children. Most of my Christmas Tree is decorated with handmade ornaments. Some are over 20 years old! I have a snowflake them for my dining room and people seem to enjoy the thought of having some snow hanging above their heads while visting and enjoying good food and good company!

I hope you enjoy my pics. PLease leave me a comment - I'd love to read what you all think about my old decoartions! LOL

Yep, you're seeing right...9 stockings! Hubby's is the Santa hat!
My Rudolph archway...I'm a big kid at Christmas time!

As of my Christmas House!!

Here are the pics of my house this year. I hope they are viewable! I never realized how hard it is to get Christmas lights to show up on a camera! Enjoy everyone and Happy Holidays!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Wow, where has the time gone?

Why is it that when you are waiting for something, time seems to crawl - BUT if you don't want a certain time to get here it slams right into ya and is here before ya know it???

I watched my son erase our little "Christmas is _ days away board" andhe put an 8 on there this morning! Eight days!! I am not done shopping, crafting, and I still need to bake! Holy Moley - this year has flew by and right now I am feeling the dreaded Christmas stress. Yep, you all know - the "did I buy enough gifts", or "what if someone unexpected stops by?", or " Did I miss anyone when sending out the Christmas cards", and lastly "Where did all my money go??". Ughhh

Don't get me wrong, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Christmas! I don't like that it's become so commercial, but we all fall victim to it each year. It's in our nature to want to give and sometimes we go broke doing it! I'm guilty of it, but I have slimmed the gifts down this year. So - good for me!

I did manage to get some pics of my decorated house and I will post them for everyone to see in a day or two. My hubby loves to decorate the Candy Cane Lane because of our house! That, to me, is why we do this! If it makes people happy and in the spirit of the season, then we are very happy!

I've been crafting my little heart out too. I really can't show you what I'm making right now, but I'll post pics after Christmas. "Spying eyes" may be checking out my blog and see the

Anywho, enjoy the holidays and hopefully I will have enough time to post again soon!

Merry Christmas and Happy Crafting everyone!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

New pics and craftiness...

Thought I'd stop in for another dose of new pics and some craftiness! I've been really busy the past few weeks, but I had to post some pics of the Festival of Lights that we took the little ones to last Sunday evening.

I also have some more crafty pics of my I'm still working on some baby things for the holidays. One box will be shipped out and the other stays here for the CraftyBay Farmgirl's project.

I hope you all enjoy the pics and let me know what you think. I love feedback.

I'll post more thoughts and goofy stuff when I have more time. I have to go to work soon! Ughhh.

Take care and Happy Crafting!

The Festival Of Lights - Watkins Regional Park

The Castle above

Santa checking his list above

The candy cane arch (above)

Rudolph fishing

The snowflake arch above
Baby blanket
Preemie star blanket
granny square baby blanket
Another granny square baby blanket
All baby blankets are for the micro preemies and preemies who are born at area hospitals. They are 18 inch x 18 inch square.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Some new pics and thoughts

Stopping in to say hello again :) I've been busy working, being mom and wife, and camping :), so I needed to get back on here to post some pics and some thoughts.

My first thought is that I have been seeing so many people putting Christmas decorations up already!!!! What happened to the Thanksgiving Holiday?? No turkey cut outs on the doors or fall wreaths, no Happy Thanksgiving signs hung on the doors either? In my opinion, I think it's bad enough that retailers push Christmas on us in Oct. , now this!
Don't get me wrong - I absolutely LOVE Christmas! I love the sights, smells, and the feelings of Christmastime. I don't like that people rush things. I want Christmas to come along in a "normal" way - after Thanksgiving. Just my opinion.

My next thought is that it is snowing here already! Are we in for a very cold winter? Maybe. Hubby says no, but I beg to differ. It wouldn't bother me if it was. I love the Fall and Winter. I bake, craft, and hang out with the family more. I love to smell everyone's fireplaces burning and there are no more darn mosquitoes!lol

Finally, I've been thinking about the New Year. I really hope it's better than this past year. Financially, it's been terrible. I wished I could have done more with the children, paid all of my bills on time, and been able to afford a few things that we desperately need. But, I'm optimistic that next year will bring better things for us and I hope it brings better things for everyone else as well.

On a lighter note - I am posting some pics of the children in their Halloween best, my grand daughter, and my newest creations for Gods tiny angels. I send my crocheted hats off to Heartfelt Angels and I am going to donate a few afghans to my local hospital this year.

Enjoy the pics and Happy Crafting!

My baby hats

Ally's school pic

Noah's school pic

Jaelynn - my grandbaby

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Noah and Ally in their Halloween outfits.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

For your listening pleasure.....

I love this song and John Berry sings it soooo well......

Have a wonderful Holiday Season. I know it's early, but I had to share....

I hope you all enjoyed the video. Brings me chills. This is my FAVORITE holiday song.

Have a great day and Happy Crafting all!!!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Giveaway on Tribalcime's Blog!!

Go over and check out Lisa' s blog. She is doing a Nov. Giveaway and the items she is offering are handmade and beautiful!!

If you read my blog, you know that I am a fan of her jewelry and sewing skills. You HAVE to check out her blog and see all the wonderful things she makes. She is a very talented woman.

Post a few comments and be entered in her drawing. It's runs until November 21st, so get going and check it out!!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

My haunted yard....

Here are pics of my haunted yard. I hope you all enjoy!


Tuesday, October 28, 2008

OMG! It's been that long??

I can't beileve it's been almost a month since I blogged last!! I have been super busy with 2 part time jobs, kids, keeping house, and Halloween just days away!

But, I am still kicking and looking forward to the 31st. I love taking the kids out trick or treating. They have so much fun. My hubby and I are also hosting a costume party on Nov. 1st. Should be a blast!!

I really haven't had much time to craft anything in a few weeks, so I'll have to get back with everyone on that subject.

This past weekend hubby and I took the little ones to the pumpkin farm. They had a good time and so did we. The hayride was really fun and we pick ouor own pumpkins straight from the patch! I have some pics that I'll pst below.

Well, I'll write back when I get a few extra minutes later in the week. Enjoy the pics and leave me a comment - I'd love to hear from ya!!


Llama @ the Pumpkin Farm's petting zoo

Ally and her pumpkin (that's me beside her with the wild

Noah loves his

The pumpkin patch

Arggggg, Noah's glitter tattoo

Ally's face painting of pretty flowers

Noah, Ally, and her stuffed dog "Junior" at the pumpkin farm

On the antique tractor..