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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!

 

 
 

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

I'm STILL here...

Yes, I am STILL here, alive and kicking. Just been so busy with work, family, and church. I am looking forward to some crafting time soon. Especially with the holidays come around. It is finally starting to feel like Fall here in South Texas. I'm loving this cooler weather.

I hope you are having a blessed day!!!!

And...don't give up on me, I'll be back to posting soon!!! I promise!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Happy Birthday to You! and a scarf

Hi there! I'm sitting here in the office eating my lunch. We are getting some much needed rain thanks to Tropical Storm Ingrid.
I actually got some crafting time in this weekend. Felt great!
I made this card and scarf for our church pastor. I was happy to hear she loved them both. Now I just can't wait for it to get cool enough for her to actually enjoy wearing it!

This is a simple, crocheted Infinity scarf.
 
 
Well, back to my lunch. I had some delicious Rosemary/Basil baked chicken, and pasta salad. These were leftovers from my weekend of cooking.
I'm now enjoying a mini pecan pie.
 
Be blessed! Have a wonderful Monday!
 
 

Monday, September 02, 2013

Happy Labor Day!

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I am so going to enjoy this day off! Hubby and I are both off, and his idea of celebrating is to plant trees and do work around the house. My idea of fun........shopping or crafting! No matter what we do today I'm just hoping for a great one!

Enjoy your Labor Day.......be blessed!

Sunday, September 01, 2013

Happy September!

Good Sunday morning to you! Normally at this time I'd be in church. But my hubby had to go preach at a church out of town, and I stayed home to see our daughter off. She was visiting this weekend from college.
I haven't blogged in a month...for 2 main reasons: 1. My camera is acting up...it snaps the photo, but then the photo just shows up black. And no..I don't have the lense cap on. he,he! and  2. I'm now working full time...8-5 everyday! I love my job and the extra income...but I'm really sad that I don't have my hours of crafting time. I REALLY miss crafting on a regular basis. :(

So I don't have any pictures of new crafts that I have created...plus, I don't really have any newly created  crafts.

So for today...lets just enjoy September 1st and saying Good-bye to summer and Hello to Fall!




Have a blessed Sunday!

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

A Little Birdie Told Me...

HI there! Just a quick post share a card with you. Whipped this one up a few days ago using a Pure Innocence digi stamp. Sentiment is a rubber stamp, I think by Stampabilities.


Been super HOT in Texas these days......perfect crafting inside weather!
Have a wonderful Wednesday!
 

Friday, July 19, 2013

You Are a Blessing

So happy it's Friday! It's been a hectic week, but I am thankful that I found some crafting time!
I also found a cousin on Facebook who has turned out to be a blessing! She added me because she was on my sister's friends list. Turns out we are cousins!! Over the years I have lost touch with many family members and I'm thankful that Facebook has been a place where we can reconnect!

I made this card for all those have been a blessing to me:

Card Details: Patterned paper-My Mind's Eye, Image-BugABoo, Sentiment-Create with TLC
 
Our family is just full of talent! This is what my new found cousin, Catherine sent me:
 
Aren't these the MOST adorable things you seen!? I have a brand new niece and have really enjoyed looking for pretty, girly things. Catherine was so gracious to make me 2 pairs! She is super talented!
And here are my nieces tiny feet!!!
 
We were in church when I was trying to put these on her. She was kicking because she was hungry. She was NOT in the mood to try on shoes! But as you can see, they are a perfect fit...and oh SO beautiful! They lace up like ballerina slippers...but Asmari just wanted to eat!
 
Have a blessed Friday!
 
 
 
 

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Confession Day....I have an Obsession

You see....for as long as I can remember, I've had this obsession with cups, tumblers and sometimes mugs. And I finally realized that it goes way back to my childhood. You see, my Mom took my bottle away at a very young age...I think I was 8 months old. I had this little pink cup I'd drink out of. I'm sure I struggled...but eventually succeeded I'm sure! LOL So...I have to put the blame somewhere...Thanks MOM!!! LOL

Not sure where she bought this cup, but it's about 45 years old.
 So I'm sure she only paid about 10 cents for it.

And that one lil' cup....led to this obsession:

These are currently part of my "favorites collection". My Divided House tumbler, which I made on my own, my Diva Zebra tumbler, and my Cute Owls tumbler.
 
And this set: Aluminum tumbler with my kids' photos, my Mason jar tumbler, Aluminum owl tumbler which I sadly have lost the lid, and the newest addition...
The Pink Owl" looks like a can" tumbler!!!
I found this one at a book store that has gone out of business. I lost the screw top and would love to find another. Looks like the one pictured, but the smaller version. Thanks for any help~~~~
 
Oh..and besides tumblers....I LOVE planners!!!! But that would be a whole other blog post!
 
I currently have these 3 in my purse...the Zebra one is my daily memory planner, I jot down special memories of the day, or news events, etc. Things to look back on. I also add tiny pictures, or quotes, or even Fortune cookie papers!
The black one is for work. I right in my hours, court days, document things, etc.
And the pink one is for my daily personal reminders. such as my kids' events, to do's etc,
family bdays, anniversaries, etc.
 
Thanks for stopping by! Have a great Saturday!!!
 
 
 
 

Friday, July 12, 2013

You're One in a Melon....Part 2

On Wednesday I shared a melon image with you and promised to show you another. Well, here it is!
This cute gal is by Whimsiedoodles! Same paper and sentiment, but different image.

 
Thanks for stopping by!!! Have a great Friday!!!
 
 

Thursday, July 11, 2013

It was a SPECIAL day.....

My sister's birthday that is. You see, the other day was my one and only sister's birthday! Her birthday is as special as she is to me. She's my older, wiser sister. I meant to post this on that day...but my schedule this week has been crazy. PLUS..on her bday we had to travel to Austin to move our boys from one apartment to another. It was HOT!!! But, we got it done.

I made my sister, Arlene, this card and sent her a little goodie package. I hope she enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed making it just for her! I am posting this a couple of days late because I didn't want to spoil her surprise!!!

I actually won this set last year from
 
Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful Thursday!
 
 
 

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

You're One in a Melon

I just love this image by Mo's Digital Pencil, I guess you can say I have a thing for images with watermelons and honey bees! I guess it just defines SUMMER to me.

 
Card Details: Digi Image-Mo's Digital Pencil, Patterned Paper-My Mind's Eye
 
Later this week I've got another "One in a Melon" card using a different image.
Thanks for stopping by!
 

Saturday, July 06, 2013

Princess Fussy Pants


Good Saturday to you! Today I want to share a super cute and easy set I put together with a store bought Onesie and Handmade Tutu.

When I saw this Onesie at Walmart it just screamed....."PUT A TUTU ON ME!"

 
So...I made one. My daughter's cat was a bit curious about it...maybe she wanted to try it on for size.
 

 
and here's the set! Don't they look cute together!?
 
 
Have a great Saturday!
 

Thursday, July 04, 2013

Easy July 4th Flag Onesie

Happy 4th of July! My niece, Asmari, was actually due today...but she came early and made her appearance last week. If she was going to be born on July 4th..I wanted to name her Liberty! LOL But...for one, she's NOT mine, and two..she came a week early. Asmari..this is Hebrew for "the anointed one". Pretty, huh?  Anway, I thought it would be fun to make her this outfit...her 1st holiday outfit! :)

 
Here's a full view:
 
It was super easy to make. I stitched on some red ric-rac and then stithed on a little blue bow.
The hairbow was made from ribbons and a felt flower I had. I attached it to a white crocheted headband.
 
I wish you a wonderful Independence Day! May it be filled with fun, family and food!!!
 
 
 
 
 

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Chicks Rule!

Hey there! One more day til' Friday!!! As I said in yesterday's post, I was suffering from a major sinus headache and burning eyes...hence the horrible coloring! Another tip....don't use Studio G ink pads, they take forever to dry and smudge so easily....I'll just say this card has the "distressed"
look!!! LOL I almost trashed it...but someone may like it.

 
Hope your Thursday is going great!

 

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

How You Bee?

Hey there! So happy to be off from work today. I started working on some cards this morning but I've got a horrible sinus headache and my eyes are hurting. So...these cards are not my best work....but they work. :)

I've used this Tiddly Inks image many times...I just love her!

I haven't had time to make cards in a long time, so I just realized a lot of my markers are going dry and need to be replaced. Guess I'll be shopping for markers soon. :)
 
Thanks for stopping by! Have a blessed Wednesday!
 

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Nothing Much to Say....

On these cards that is! I've never been one for a loss of words, but on these cards, I opted for no sentiment.
I guess you could call them "note cards" .
For quite some time now I've been obsessed with OWLS. So..when I found this super cute owl image on Pinterest, I just had to STOP cleaning and make some cards! It's my THERAPY!!!

 
 
I'm not sure who makes the image...I will certainly click on the link and see if the poster listed who makes it. She's a cutie! The cards are card blanks from My Mind's Eye..found these at Ross..super cheap for the whole box!
 
Thanks for stopping by! Have a great Monday!
 
 

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Just in time for this HOT weather--Summer Drinks and Salsa

Since yesterday was officially the beginning of summer, I thought it would be nice to share some "summer" things with you......
To start off, this awesome Layered Drinks Tutorial

Wouldn't this be great for a 4th of July celebration!! And it takes" easy to find" ingredients!
 
I also want to try this delicious looking salsa! Isn't it just beautiful?! Also another great recipe for a 4th of July celebration!
 
You can find this recipe here:
 
Thanks for stopping by....Have a great Saturday!
 
 
 

Friday, June 21, 2013

Happy 1st Day of Summer! and a PHOTO Challenge



I have to say, it's been feeling like summer for a few weeks now, but today is OFFICIALLY summer! I will be honest when I say I don't really care for summer....it's too hot, there's tons of mosquitos, and it hot, and flies pester you, and it's HOT!!! LOL

But...I do love a few things about summer too....a more relaxed schedule, my kids get to come visit from college, watermelon, tropical sno treats, ice cream, fresh fruits and veggies, and  sittin' on the porch watching a Texas sunset, just a new name a few things......

 
I found this photo challenge online, I kept trying to find a link to a blog of some sort, but it keeps taking me to a Wallpaper Pics Page
so if you find the blog to which it goes to, please let me know. Thanks!
It looks like fun and I plan on doing this challenge:
 
 
Have a wonderful Friday!!!
 
 

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!!!



Wishing everyone a fun filled weekend. Giving a big THANK YOU for all the servicemen and women who sacrifrice for our country!!! And to all those that have served in any branch of our awesome military!! Be Blessed!!!

Friday, April 26, 2013

Hi It's me...........

All of our kids are away at college, so I spend plenty of time missing them! My 2 boys live together and are about 2.5 hours away. My youngest, our only girl, lives 4 hours away. I've gotten over the "blues" about them flying the nest...but I still like to let them know I think of them often and miss them even more!!!

Sent this to my daughter.........

Card Details: Image-Heather Ellis (Pure Innocence), Papers-MORE Heidi Grace (LOL),
Stickles-Studio G, Bling-The Paper Studio, Vintage Seam Binding-Thrift Store find
 
And here they are...the 3 kids I miss so much! I am so proud of them too!!
 
 
Wow!! Can you believe I posted a new card everyday this week!?  It felt great to have 2 days off, and it felt even better to get some crafting done!
 
Have a blessed Friday!
 
 
 
 

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Wishing I could....

Lately, I've been missing my sister. God blessed me with 1 sister and 1 brother, and even though they only live an hour away we don't get to see eachother as often as I'd like. So there are days when I'm really missing my siblings.

I am sending her this card...I'm sure she will enjoy it!

Card Details: Image-Heather Ellis, Papers: Heidi Grace, Stickles: Studio G., Bling: The Paper Studio

And a correction...on the last 2 posts using this paper, I stated it was Heidi Swapp..don't know where I got that!! It's actually Heidi Grace!  Sorry about that!!!

Have a wonderful Thursday!!!
 

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Just "Bee" Cause

Happy Wednesday to you! We are half way through the week!!! Yesterday I showed you a card using one of Mo's new images. I have this "thing" for bee images and couldn't pass this one up!!!

Here she is again....





This is the same Heidi Swapp paper, I also added a black bling swirl I found in my stash.

Have a blessed Wednesday~~