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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Baby Stuff

I am getting ready to head to Colorado and get to know my new grand baby
  Brinlee and play with her sister Abbie.

Of course the procrastinator that I am puts off making her quilt and diaper bag until the last minute.
I have had this fabric since before we knew Brinlee was even a girl.

I tell myself I do it because I like the thrill of a deadline.

Here is the diaper bag I just finished

Do you see the eyelash yarn....hahahaha
No project is complete without it!

In case you can't tell it is chocolate brown not black.

Here is the inside pockets
I got creative and pieced some of the pockets.
I didn't want to cut a whole chunk of fabric just for a small piece.
Now it's a designer bag!

Of course no diaper bag is complete without burp cloths and a wipe/diaper holder
And here is the quilt
It's a rag quilt and I am not going to wash it to fuzzy out the edges until I get there.
It's flatter this way for my suitcase.

Besides they can have all the fuzz in their washer and dryer  :)

Okay.  I am off to accomplish more.
Trying to decide if I should take down all my winter snowmen and put up valentines before I leave.
I wouldn't want to get bored or anything!

I never posted my winter snowmen...tomorrow I will...I took the pictures even!

Have  a good creative day

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Saturday, January 15, 2011


This is Miss Brinlee Elizabeth

Is she not the cutest baby!!!

This is grand baby #6...we are so blessed!

This is big sister with Brinlee.
Abbie loves her new baby sister!
Can't wait to go and get my hands around these two!

Won't  be long now!

Have an amazing day

Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas Garland

The party I was in charge of for my ward at church was Friday night.
It was really fun and everyone pitched in and help.
The program was fun.
And now I am done with all my obligations and can just enjoy!!!!
I haven't had alot of time to make anything.  BUSY- BUSY- BUSY
Here is the garland then hangs as you walk into the great room.

Here is a close up.

I don't really attach anything to the garland permanently. 
So next year when I try to do this again it will look different but the same.

Here is the hurricanes that I made at Halloween done up for Christmas

I used Epsom salt as the snow in the bottom of the glasses.
I love the glitter snowflakes you get at walmart for like $3.
I stick them everywhere for some sparkle.

Speaking of Walmart (UGH)
They have had some pretty cute christmas ornaments in awesome colors for a buck.
Did you see them all????
Well,   Walmart their usual self...
one day there are tons there and the next day....
they are gone....none in the store.

What is with that??????
You can not tell me a person came in and bought them all.
IN MY SMALL TOWN!!!!! my soapbox......I feel better venting...Thanks!!!
I have an elegant dessert to share and a marble tree to show you.
Have a wonderful day getting ready for Christmas day!!

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010


When you walk through the door at my house you are greeted by
my favorite Nativity.

I love this set because they have no faces and the clean lines.

This is what Christmas is about!

This is my dinning room.

Here I just turned some ornaments upside down and stuck them in candle sticks.
I love the way it looks.

Here is the view looking in from my entryway.
Here is another Goodwill cloche filled with blingie balls.
I love me some bling!

Back to creating for this party on Friday night.
Have an awesome day!
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Monday, December 13, 2010


I went on a last minute trip to see these cuties.

Grandkids are God's reward for surviving your own kids!!!

They are so full of energy and fun.

We had a blast and now it's back to the real world.

Here is a quick picture of what is on my kitchen island for Christmas

The Sign and cloche are from previous post.

The red and green plate I got at Home Goods in Houston.
wish we had one in this area...could be trouble though!!

The cups with candy I got at walmart clearance last year..

The cloche is full of green, red and white bells.
The white ones are glittered..gotta have some bling.

What you can't see is behind the sign is a tall black spindle with a star on top.
It has a red ribbon on it.

I am in charge of our church christmas party friday night.
I will be busy making stuff for that all week.

I will be glad when that project is over!!!!!

Happy Creating
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Wednesday, December 8, 2010


Look what I won!!!

My friend over at Austin City Limits  had a give away

I love it and it matches my kitchen colors!
Go check out her Blog she takes amazing pictures.
And lots of give aways.

I never win anything so this is a first.
What is so funny though is I am very sensitive to chemicals.
Things like perfume, cleaners, candles all that stuff.
Some are worse than others...I just never know.
If  I get a candle I have to put it in the garage for a couple of months before I can bring it in the house.

It's actually not fun to have because I never know when I step outside my house what I will run into...
Or should I say have to run away from.
My throat closes up....

Could be worse and it is something I can live with.
So what do I win.....a Sentsy aroma burner.
I just have to laugh.
Makes a nice night light and I love it.
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Tuesday, December 7, 2010


I was going to title this

You know naked wood...

But then I was afraid I would end up on all the porn searches so I chickened out!

I bought a wooden frame from Walmart.

I think it was close to $4.00   not too expensive.

One like this

And I turned it into this:

I sanded it. 

Painted it black. (and me..I am not a clean painter)

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Then I added eyelash're surprised I did that right :)

And my favorite paper flower...done with the cricut.

I saw the laughter saying somewhere and knew I wanted to put it in a frame.

I am a true believer in laughter and humor.

Life is too short to be gloomy!!!

Spend today laughing and seeing the bright side of things!!!

Happy Creating

Monday, December 6, 2010


Funny First

Remember when I made this:

I was busy getting ready of a party and wanted to hang it in this spot.

I hadn't put some kind of hanger on it yet so I just took the clothes hanger and stuck it on a  nail that was already there.

Well I proceeded to get busy and forgot all about it until 5 minutes before the party.

So I ran and got a piece of ribbon and tied around it and left it.

Every one thought I did it on purpose and loved it.

So, there is hangs with a clothes hanger and a bow.

Who Knew?!?!?!?!

Recipe time

Here is what I made for the party and it went like hotcakes!!

Warm Chicken Cheese Spread

1 can of chicken
1 cup grated cheese
1 8oz cream cheese, softened
1 cup sour cream
1 can diced green chili
add garlic salt and tabasco to taste
I used 4 drops of tabasco

Put in pie plate and bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes

Serve with crackers.

It is so yummy!!!!!!

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Sunday, December 5, 2010


Here is what my mantel looks like this year.

It's never really the same twice because I don't attach anything permanent to the garland.

In case you can't tell I like Santa's.

The wooden ones I have painted over the years.

The two stockings I knitted a couple of years ago...did not help my carpel tunnel I might add.

This Santa Screen I painted when my kids were little.
I still love it!

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I have some more Santa's but they won't fit so I just scattered them.

Did you notice my camera took 5 pictures today and they are clear!

One of you out there must be praying for it...thanks!!

The last of my grandbabies left with her parents yesterday...It's so quiet here.
When they left they took their third dog with them that I have been watching until their house was built.
So I am even down a dog too.

I guess I will just have to create to keep from being sad!!!

Happy Creating