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Sunday, February 16, 2014

Happy Birthday Mom!

Today is a special day indeed! It's my Mom's birthday! We had the pleasure of celebrating yesterday and it was a joy to spend time as a family! My Mom has been THE best Mom...she has always been there for us. She sacrificed so much to give us the best. I'm so blessed to still have her and thank God for her everyday!

Growing up I remember jumping in mud puddles to play, while wearing a pretty church dress. I remember asking her if we could play with her pricey Mary Kay make-up and she would say Yes! (only because she was napping and not really aware of what we were asking!) LOL I remember laying on the couch one morning and she brought me a tin pie plate full of baby frogs...I loved them!

She handed down some wonderful mothering skills like making potato and egg tacos w/ Lay's potato chips,  or Miga tacos from fritos and eggs! And...she also taught me NOT sweat the small stuff. Her favorite quotes are: "There's worse things." and "Ten years from now, will all of this really matter?!"

Thanks Mom for being so wonderful! I hope you have a very blessed BIRTHDAY!!!!

Love you lots~~~~

 
Have a blessed Sunday!
thanks for stopping by~~~~
 

Friday, December 27, 2013

A Pinterest Recipe to share!

I thought it would be nice.(.since I don't have a lot of crafting time, therefore crafts to share,) that I share some Pinterest recipes or projects!

I was looking on Pinterest for a simple, yet delicious side dish for our Christmas dinner.

I found this one:

Slow Cooker Creamed Corn - So rich and creamy, and unbelievably easy to make with just 5 ingredients. Doesn't get easier than that!
You can find it here: Slower Cooker Creamed Corn by Damn Delcious

I tell you it was a hit! The only change I made was I did not use canned corn, I used frozen Sweet Corn, and I didn't add sugar. I also doubled the recipe for my large family.
 It was so good....they ate it all up! My kids were asking for it the next day!

Hope your Christmas was a wonderful one !
See ya soon~~~~~

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Easy Christmas Dresses!

I know I'm a day late. But I do hope you had a Blessed Christmas. I have been so busy with work, a dog that had surgery, and a hubby with kidney stones. But I survived all that...only to come down with a  cold and cough.
I did manage to get some sewing done, and made 3 easy Pillowcase dresses.

Chevron Print
 
 
Owl and Chevron Print w/ Bow
 
 
Rudolph Print
 
These are great worn alone, or paired with a  turtle neck and tights.
 
Again, I hope your Christmas was filled with many blessings!!!!
 
See ya' in the New Year!!
 
 
 
 

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Thanksgiving is almost here!

Thanksgiving is just a few days away and I JUST put up a fall wreath I made! In a couple of weeks I'll have to put up a Christmas one!

I bought a grapevine wreath, flowers and ribbon at WalMart and found this cute Owl Wooden piece at Dollar General..those are the quirks of living in a small town. LOL! You work with what you can get!

 
Thanks for stopping by! I'm off to try and craft a bit.
 
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Hope it's filled with many blessings!
 

Sunday, November 10, 2013

A Pinterest Project!

After lots of browsing, pinning, and drooling...I finally got to work on a Pinterest project that I pinned!

I call these Cozy Toes gift bags:

I downloaded this tag last year...I was trying to look for link but all I see is Taylor 2012. But I'm sure you can google one.
I added color coordinated things like socks, nail polish and lotion.
Added the tag, a jingle bell and ribbon.
Super quick and easy gift idea!
 
So happy to be off tomorrow for Veteran's Day. Hoping to get some crafting time!

 Thanks for stopping by! Have a blessed Sunday!

Friday, October 25, 2013

The Perfect Evening.....

So Happy it's Friday~~~~ Yesterday I had THE perfect evening!

Got home from work and hubby had gone to help the Pastor with an errand. So I decided to make the most of my evening alone.

Made myself some pork dumplings and ate them on my favorite plate:


While watching a wonderful movie:


October Baby
I highly suggest this movie...its wonderful!!

And then....made a long over due Birthday card!!

Card Details: Digi Image; All that Scraps, Paper Scraps-The Paper Studio, Cupcake charm: Recollections, Sentiment Stamp: Studio G, Cardstock: Bazzill
 
And now...time for a long, hot shower and then I will crawl into bed to REST!
Thank you God for my wonderful evening!
Hope your Friday is a blessed one!!

 

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Owl Obsessed--That's ME!

For some reason, I have always liked owls, and now you see them everywhere! I think I've really liked them for about the past 5 years, because for my 40th Bday, I asked for a James Avery Owl charm, which I'm not wearing today, so here's a stock photo.:

I am wearing my Owl Ring, which was a gift from a coworker:
She said she found this at Cato's on clearance for $2!!
 
 
So today I'm sharing my small collection here at work:
                             This little guy is a tart warmer but I use him to hold my paperclips.

 
The gray owl is from Bath&Body and holds my antibac and lights up with disco lights! Hey, he helps me keep the fun in my work day. The small yellow owl was a bday gift he holds some yummy coconut lotion, gotta keep my typing hands soft! The bright mug, with matching box was a bday gift from a coworker, and the fall owl mug was a bday gift from my boss! Ya..I've got a really nice boss! Perfect for my morning coffee. She got this at Bed, Bath and Beyond.
Here's a few more owls, a pink owl lollipop that I cannot bare to eat! Another tartwarmer and an owl photo holder.

 
And last but not least...my Fall Owl collection. Courtesy of Dollar General. The white Owl Tart Warmer is from Better Homes & Garden, found this at WalMart last fall.
 
My mother told me that owls were really popular when I was little (in the late 70's), so I'm guessing that's where my love for Owls came from .
 
Thanks for stopping by! Have a blessed Thursday!