Thursday, November 30, 2006

This is one of the projects we will complete during the Jubilee. It will hold all those Christmas cards you will be receiving this holiday season. Can you see a theme here? I think I went dot crazy. But it is all coming together and we are going to have soooo much fun. Went alittle brain dead yesterday and lost all my creativity. But when I got home a got out the glitter, it all came back. Don't you just love glittler and all things that sparkle. Is it Christmas or is it just all things that sparkle???? Have a good Thursday!!! And by the way only 3 spaces left for the jubilee.

Monday, November 27, 2006

Went to Auction on Saturday and this painting spoke to me. I had no idea I could even touch this painting. But I got her for a song. Yes, she has seen better days and yes , where will I put her. I had to have her, she is proudly hanging on my wall.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

As you jump out of bed this morning, you realize you forgot the cranberry sauce. Daddy thinks you need that cranberry sauce in the can. Everything planned to the minute.... Turkey in at 8, check- noodles cooking for homemade mac and cheese, check- potatoes on at 10.30, check- green beans , check , deserts cooked yesterday, check check- cornbread dressing ready to go in oven, check- rolls going in just before dinner. It's Thanksgiving and all the stores are closed. Well, would anyone notice if there is not cranberry sauce??? Can I subtitute anything for cranberry sauce? Something that taste close to cranberry sauce.....Think Think Think!!!!!!!! As I am going through the pantry....We live in the country and the nearest Walmart is 25 minutes away. Which means I could skip my bath or not mop the floor and run out and get cranberry sauce, but it still needs to cool/set up. Could I put it in the freezer to speed up the process???? Grandson spilling on the floor yesterday leaves out the not mopping option. Thanksgiving with out cranberry sauce???.........sniff ,sniff under each arm ??, decisions to make......
Snort, snort, yawn , oh, it is just a dream..... I am going to mothers for Thanksgiving dinner.
Hope your blessing are abundant and your dreams are inspiring.
Happy Thanksgiving

Monday, November 20, 2006

This is my finished altered canvas we made at the retreat. I really like it and it is going on my wall in my studio as soon as I can get to it. All these events and projects have left my room in quite a mess. I hope I am not the only one. Will be decorating for Christmas at the shop today. Our Christmas Open House is December 2nd. Starting at 9 a.m. till 4.

If you have nothing to do, I would love to see you.

Also, as of the Sunday after Thanksgiving, we will be open a few hours after church on Sunday afternoon. From 2 to 6. So if you are out for a ride in the country, stop by. Off to decorate.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Here is a thought:
Do something nice today.
Maybe a Random Act of Kindness.
Send out a nice card/a note, anything.
Make a difference to someone else today.
It is that time of year, and before it gets so crazy, just do it. NOW!

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Not up to much this week. My knee swelled up about Tuesday and I have been trying to stay off of it. It is hard at work sometimes. So, Saturday after work we went to see Santa Clause 3. We really enjoyed it. In this movie there is a flash back of the first one, 12 years ago. Can you believe it has been 12 years? Grandson #1 watched it when he was about 3 and we had our dining chairs in a row, with stick/antler for over a month. I hope this is not the last one, it has really became a tradition to see a new Santa Clause Movies every few years. Speaking of Santa Clause, I have not even started my Christmas shopping. I have plans to shop alittle tomorrow. If my knee holds out.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Have u seen this?

Got it in the mail yesterday, hubby tried to put in the shredder. His response was this is all you need. I am not sure what he meant by this but I agree. But they are cute. It will save me $, you get paybacks.

4% on scrapbook supplies Up to $100.oo a month, this is a joke. I can spend 100.00 on a run by just to pick up a piece of paper I need to finish a layout.

3% on pay at the pump----as u are rushing to the scrapbook store.

2% on groceries- this should be on delivery pizza, after you have scrapbook all day and forgot to cook.

and 1% on almost anything else. Is there anything else, except scrapbooking, I ask you?

Monday, November 06, 2006

Birthday Chocolate Crop/ Party was a blast!
This is a picture of the place sitting, all had pictures of a cutie, ( me) as a child. I made personalized Jerri Junk Jewelry ( bracelets) for each gal, put them in a little take out box. Martini glass has shredded tissue and a candy necklace. Booklet was the game we played all about chocolate. I lifted this glass idea. from Teresa McFayden blog. Love her style... I think all had a great time, we ate chocolate, cropped alittle, laughed alot and ate chocolate cake.
More pictures to follow......

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Today is my Birthday!!!!Yeah! Happy 46th Yeah!!!!!!!
I made it another year.
As I am starting to slid into 50, life is good.
It is always a very emotional time for me. Or at least it has been for the past 10 years or so. I do not mind growing old, I would never want to go back and re-live any time in my life. I have high expectation and I "assume" ( key word here) everyone should feel the same. It is hard to talk about this because so many people think their birthday is just another day.
I disagree, it is a day to celebrate life. Our parents wanted the children they had. My parents tried for 4 years and thought I would be the only child. It is not another day, it is my day! And I am going to celebrate it! I have already had one crying spell this birthday, it was short and not a lot of emotion. Last year was not a good one. I cried for a month. So this year I took my day into my own hands and decided to host my own party. There has been disappointments but I dealt with them. And I am sure there will be more but today is my day, today is the beginning of my birthday weekend. So Happy Birthday to me! Want you join me! Let's party!!!!!!

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

November is a good month ........
*the mornings are cooler and afternoons are warm in Alabama
* the leaves in out neck of the woods are beautiful this year
* after saturday, I can slow down for a week or so, the calendar seems to lighten up a bit.
* November is my Birthday month
* All the planning and prep for my party is almost over, these personalized goodies are great. Can't wait to show everyone.
* no more mowing the grass
* time to get ready for hot chocolate, hot cider and the wonderful latte's at Starbucks
* and pumpkin cream cheese muffin
* almost turkey time, with all the baking and cooking.
* go to bed early on Halloween night and 8 year olds roll your yard. It's all good!
I gotta LAUGH! guess it will rain today before I can get it cleaned up.......