Dec 31, 2009

Happy New Year Everyone!!!

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Dec 20, 2009

Shopping, tweaking, and crafting…sorta

We are having a pretty good Sunday here. The “monster” snow storm missed us completely. My brother in Virginia was not so lucky. They got over a foot of snow. This was the most snow in that area in over 15 years. smile_omg


We went out this morning to tackle the crowds once again for more Christmas shopping. I am making no- sew fleece blankets for my daughters and my mother-in-law. (This is the crafting….sorta part of the title) Of course, the procrastinator that I am, this was a last minute idea. So I  had to get up early and get to Joann Fabrics first thing. They had their fleece 50% off. I’m making them throw size just big enough to cuddle up on the couch with. They are just so warm and cuddly!  I hope they like them. I know I would much rather have a gift someone took the time and patience to make especially for me. It means so much more than anything store bought, no matter what the price, Don’t you agree?


I have a few more pics to share. I just got the most awesome stocking holder from Palmer Hills Primitives. I just love how it turned out.   

Ed and Kim do awesome work. If you haven’t visited their prim shoppe, stop in. You’ll be glad you did.


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I got these adorable little snowballs and snowmen soap from the thecandlebaker on ebay. They are all primed up with with cinnamon and mica flakes.

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Just a cute shot of the dry sink all decked out for the holidays.

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Santa hanging out waiting for Christmas Eve.

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And last but not least, I just have to show you my little grandson Jayden. He is almost 3 months old and the most adorable little boy. jaydenandsanta-2009What a face, huh?  He’s a really good boy and loves his swing. He has one in almost every room of the house. I don’t think he’s slept in his crib yet. He has to be moving constantly. LOL


I started this post this afternoon and it’s after 8 now and am just now finishing it. I did get one blanket finished ~~ now two more to go.  I will try and get a photo up before I wrap it. It turned out pretty good considering it was my first one.


~~~Have a nice evening everyone~~~


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Dec 13, 2009

~~More pictures ~~I just can’t help myself.

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Tweaking and a new camera

It’s a rainy and snowy day here. A good day to do some baking and tweaking! I’ve been puttering all morning, really glad I don’t have to go out in this mess. The coal stove is keeping us toasty warm. Walking around moving and changing things around…..again. When I finally get it the way I want it, Christmas will be over. :-)

After weeks of research and asking fellow bloggers what kind of camera they use, I finally went out and bought a new camera last night. I can’t tell you how frustrated I was with my little Sony cyber shot. I just couldn’t get the results I wanted from a point and shoot camera. I am so excited with the new one. It’s a Canon Rebel XS digital SLR. I have by no means mastered this beast, but I have been playing around all day with it. I took some pics of a few more changes and additions to our Christmas decor. Here’s just a few. Now, keep in mind I still have a lot to learn. LOL

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I love, love, love this camera! When I learn what all the settings are for, then I can really take some good pictures. The difference between this camera and my little point an shoot camera is amazing, don’t ya think?

I hope everyone is having a great relaxing Sunday afternoon. Now for the baking part of the day…..

Till next time.

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Dec 7, 2009

Christmas Decorations

This is a very quick post to show some of the decorations so far. Everything is almost done except for a tree in the living room. Still can’t decide what I want to do in there.








I hope I can add some more later. These are just quick shots from last night.

Happy Holidays!

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