Tuesday, November 23, 2010


Here is sneek peek number 2
of my exchange ornament.

I am happy to say that they are finished!!!


A little more labor intensive than I planned on but I like them.

You have to wait until Dec 2 to see the whole ornament....

Oh the suspense!!I am busy creating but I am not at the point posting them yet.

They have to be perfect ya know.

After Thanksgiving week things should slow down a bit.

Ha! who am I kidding!!!
I am in charge of our ward Christmas party...

At least I think I am my calling was dissolved.

Somehow I don't think they will let me off the hook that easy :)

I do have something I am going to post tomorrow...

Till then...
Have a good one
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Friday, November 19, 2010


I saw this sign HERE  and knew right away I had to make one.
(or two)

Something about the NAUGHTY!

Someone asked if I always used black as a background in my stuff.
99% of the time I do.

I think black pops the other colors you use.

I haven't made too much.
I am chasing a two year old and lovin it.
Four more cuties come next week!!!

I do have to get my fanny in gear though....time is flying buy too darn fast for me.

Have a great Friday!!!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Look what I found at the dollar store.

They have so much potential.

They have green, red, gold, and white.

I got white because I can do more with them for other holidays.

I can see bats or spiders for Halloween.

Hearts for Valentines, you get the picture.

I will have to put on my thinking cap and see what I can come up with for Christmas.

Working on the back patio area again.

Had some cement work done.

Pictures to come.

I am feeling the need to put away fall and thanksgiving and get out Christmas.

Changing my mind again about when to decorate.

Getting alittle nervous!!!

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010


Yesterday I went to the airport and picked up my Daughter in Law and my grand daughter.

Actually, both Grammies went. 

I have been good friends with Alicia's mom way before our kids decided to marry each other.

It was sooo cute to watch Abbie look at both of her Grammies and then just
grin from ear to ear...

Rates a number 10 one the heart melting scale!

Since I have been playing with Abbie I decided to share a recipe today.

My husband brought this recipe home from work so I gave it a try and YUMMY!


2 cans condensed cream of potatoe soup
2 cans condensed cream of chicken soup
(both soups undiluted)

2 cups milk
1 can chicken broth
1 can drained Mexican corn
1 can chopped green chilies
1 pkg ready to serve roasted chicken breast strips chopped

3 flour tortillas cut into 2 inch x 1/2 strips
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Additional cheese for  topping.

In a large saucepan, heat the soups, milk and broth.  Stirring frequently. 
Add corn, chicken and chilies.
Bring to a boil.
Stir in tortilla strips.
Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 5 minutes.
Stir in cheese until melted.
Sprinkle each serving with additional cheese if desired.

This is yummy and super quick.

I would even try corn tortillas cut into strips and baked until crisp to add some crunch.

My husband said the lady at work added noodles instead of tortillas.

Any way give it a try!

See ya tomorrow

Friday, November 12, 2010


I know you're thinking black and red again.  
I can't help it...I am drawn to those colors.

This is not exactly what my brain envisioned but it turned out.

I wanted the red part to be red with tiny white stripes but couldn't find the paper.

And since my printer is nutzo  I couldn't make the paper.

At the end I decided it needed a kick so I added some very fine glitter around the celebrate.

I am not sure if it shows up in the picture.

I made 26 of these little suckers.  Got a few hot glue ouchies.

I am thinking about sharing some recipes with you.

Quick and easy is my motto..get in get out of the kitchen.

What do you think??

Gotta run I have an appointment with some more black paint.

Have an awesome day!


I just did spell check...it said nutzo isn't a word and suggested...NoDoz...ha!
(you know the stay awake pills)

Thursday, November 11, 2010


Okay this was a crazy day!

My computer crashed awhile back
 and I am just now getting around to loading my
cricut design and sure cuts a lot software.
can you say pain in the behind

I had to find all the programs that would match Windows 7.
Then I had to update the firmware on my cricut.

Most of the day later........I finished my project.

Here is the shadow box I promised.....
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It's a keeper

I must give credit to where it belongs....this was not my idea.
I really believe if you copy someones idea
you need to give them the credit.
Go here to see the original that I saw.

I made mine bigger...it's 8x10 and tweeked it a little.

I went to hobby lobby to get my shadowbox.  They had a black one for $24.99

Then I saw this one for 12.99 and they were half off so I ended up paying $6.50.
I did have to bring it home and spray paint it black....but hey...
What I won't do to save a buck!!!!

I had everything else.
The ornament hanging off the bow was a package of three I got from dollar tree last year.

I am working on something else right now...and I have black paint all over me... again.

You can leave me a commnet and tell me what you think. 

See ya tomorrow

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


I know I said I wouldn't do Thanksgiving but.....

I have some grand babies coming and I am thinking about all those little fingers.
It might be better to wait to put up Christmas.

Besides the tree goes in their play area....where would they play???

I did switch out my frames.
Nothing fantastic....just a hurry up job.

This one I like.

I have had these transparent leaves forever.
Got them at Walmart when walmart used to be good!

I finally decided to bust them out and

try something and I like what happened!

There is a yellow leaf, an orange one and then red .

I layered them light to dark, top and bottom to middle.

I know...you're not stupid...you can see that in the picture.

Just humor me :)

Okay...I am off to work on the shadowbox that I sooooo excited about!!


Spray paint and bells.

That's all you get til tomorrow!

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010


Really I haven't!!

I have a shadowbox in the works I am really excited about!

My ornament for the ornament exchange.

My cards for my card exchange.

I did redo some picture frames with Thanksgiving things in them.

And I got some cute, cute trees from the dollar store I will share.

Today  I went shopping with a friend.

Nothing better than shopping with a friend!

Tomorrow I will post some pictures...Promise!

Come back and see....

Saturday, November 6, 2010




Then you get to wonder what it is going to look like finished.

I am in an ornament exchange.

This is the beginning of the ornament I am making.

Watercoloring Santa's how fun is that.

I am really excited about my plans for these little guys.

Can't wait to show ya...but I have too.

The exchange happens Dec 2nd.

will probably give you another sneek peek sometime though.

Back to painting


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Friday, November 5, 2010


Take a $1.99 charger from Hobby Lobby.

Add some vinyl.

And there you have it!!

Easy Peasy.

I know some people on my Christmas list who will be getting one.

Gotta run...busy working on some other stuff!

Have an awesome Friday and weekend!!


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Wednesday, November 3, 2010


 Okay, for two years now I have been wanting these Cloche.

I saw mini ones when I was Utah at Tia Pia and they were expensive.
I think I remember about 24 bucks each.

NO WAY MAN!!!!!!

Soooooo...just like very one else in blog land I paid a visit to good old Good Will.

I bought these for $2.50 each.

I was going to do the glue the plate to a candle stick thing for the bottom

I went to Walmart and found these for $4.00

(I still don't like going there)

Transfer the lid and there you have it!

Cloche for $6.50.

I still have two wooden bottoms I can paint and do something with also.

I live in rural Texas.

Shopping is not very easy..
.I have to drive an hour just to get to a Hobby Lobby or Michaels.

Then it's very limited at that.

I just can't run to the store for a small piece of fabric so it makes it challenging sometimes.

But hey...the traffic here is great!

Thanks for stopping by and see ya tomorrow


Tuesday, November 2, 2010


Guess what I have been doing!?!?!?!?!?

Cleaning up Halloween Decorations.

This isn't all of them even.

But you know what....I will do it all again.

Because I love it!!!!

I am ready to start on some Christmas stuff.

I wouldn't allow myself to start until Halloween was put away.
Boy was that now fun....I don't like waiting.

I am not forgetting Thanksgiving...really.

I left out all my pumpkin stuff that didn't have Halloween on them.

Hope your Halloween was everything you wanted and.....


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