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Monday, December 20, 2010

~~ Cookie Art ~~ My Tree ~~ Simply wish~~

The kiddos are home now!! Yay... I LOVE my kids being home with me.  Yesterday we tackled making some sugar cookies. Well, let's say we ALL started and I finished them up.  But it was fun.  I'm no Martha Stewart but they did turn our pretty and they are pretty yummy!!
 We tried to be creative, Ash was handling the white frosting part of the time!! 
 The ones above are trees, the one on the far right is her tree.
 To the left....Most of the finished product!! 

Left: This is Ashley 'Lion', why a lion??  Don't really know, but I can see it....don't you??  

The days are growing shorter when the paper will be flying, then just as quickly as the moment is there it will be gone and it will be filled with empty boxes and torn paper and bows.  But the LOVE that will fill the room is,for me, the best present ever and the best part of the day!!  I didn't ask for anything from my Trucker man, I just told him all I cared about was that we were together and the kids have a great day. 
I thought I'd share my tree and some of the pretties one it.  My 'sis' Tanya, Bead and Needle, shared hers one her blog.. so I'm copying you girl!!! lol... Love to see all the trees!! 
There is no more room under this tree!!! 

Ash made this for me.  So simple I love it!!

Buzz....love's Christmas...to Infinity and Beyond !!!

Glass Santa, I have about 5 of these all in different outfits and colors.


Tin heart... Love it...

Merry Christmas my dear blogging friends.
My Simply Wish for you is that I hope this Christmas is filled with joy and laughter and LOVE, three things you can't wrap and put under the tree but in your heart!! 

Thursday, December 9, 2010

I couldn't be more proud...

"I already have enough toys.."
Out of the mouths of babes. My son Brandon makes me so very proud everyday, but last night was a very proud one for me.  He was having a tough day anyway.  He was asking about a new jacket for Christmas and I asked him why he wanted a new one when he had his 'red' one...
Now the story..
He had left his 'red' jacket at school sometime ago and I told him to make sure and get it out of the lost and found box, well as things go, you forget or don't think about it again because the weather has been cold enough that he has had to wear his heavier coat.  Well so when he asked about the new jacket for Christmas, I asked if he didn't get his out of the lost and found box.  He said he looked and it wasn't there and that another boy was wearing it now.  I then asked him if he asked for it back and he said he did but the boy just told him he 'bought' it.  Well if you know my son, you know is a bit of a tender heart, not a baby, just very sensitive AND the last thing he ever wants to do is get anyone in trouble or to be called a tattle tale or teacher's pet.  Kids at this age can be so mean and the last thing Brandon wants is to not have someone NOT like him.  He's a little insecure about that,  but we want him to stand up for what is right and for himself.  So we told him he should have told a teacher or us when this happened so we could get it taken care of, he just started to cry and shook his head "no".  I felt so bad for him because he just doesn't want to get any kid in trouble, even one that stole from him. So I've emailed the teacher and called the school but haven't heard anything back yet.  I just wish things like this didn't happen and if that boy wears that coat home, what has he told his parents where it came from?  If one of my kids came home with a coat I didn't buy I would sure be finding out where it came from, but maybe they don't care and that is why he thinks it is okay to keep it!!  Sad world we live in at times.  So we get past that trauma and I was looking in Brandon's planner and there was a note from "Santa" saying that all the kids at school need to write a letter to him and the best letter will win a prize.  It was due today so I asked him if he had written it at school and he said no and still through the tears he was shedding from the coat thing, he told me that he wasn't going to write a letter because he already has enough stuff and that some other kids might need new toys... Okay so now I'm in tears too, but I did talk him into writing the letter and telling Santa what he told me... here is part of his letter!!
"..there are kids all over the world that don't have toys and I have lots of nice things, so my wish this year for Christmas is for you give the gift you had for me to someone else because they need it more than I do... and please don't forget my sister Ashley, she wants a guitar!!"
Thanks and Merry Christmas"
Brandon Locke
Brandon and Ash... my heart and soul!!!

I must say I have never been more proud that I was when I saw what he had written!!!  The true spirit of Christmas lives in my son's heart and has made my heart swell with more love and pride that I could ever express!! 
Merry Christmas Brandon... Mommy loves you!!! 

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Oh I may have to try these!!!

Okay, I'm being a little lazy today and letting Jen of Dangerously Domestic handle my blog post, but when I saw these trees I just had to share her tutorial with you!!! She is so creative and there are so many pretty ones, it's very hard to choose a favorite!!! 
Go check her it out.. Humm, I'm thinking this would be a fun swap gift for next year, it sure would be fun to see what my girlfriends would come up with!! 
Have fun looking, I sure did!!! 
Go look there's more!!!!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

My family.. a night out for my birthday!!

Well one more birthday under my belt!!!  My trucker Man and kiddos took me out to dinner at Delgado's Dugout. It's a Mexican/Italian restaurant that is in the basement of an old church.. Pretty good food, but really good drinks!! wink wink!! 
Ash, Joe and Brandon

We had a nice family dinner and then came home for ice cream cake which only Ash had some, the rest of us were too full!! 
I got a very nice new wallet, but no money in it!!! tee hee... and a new camera.. so the kids had to take some pictures, the don't 'center' very well so I did some editing and cropping, but it takes very nice pictures and I didn't know how to use the timer yet so none of all four of us at the same time!!! lol.. 
Joe, Ash and Me

Me and my kids... they are my heart!!!

Truck Man, Me and Brandon... I love Brandon's face in this one... He love's me

It was a nice evening with the people I love the most!!
Oh and I have to add another picture of one of my birthday goodies... My dear friend Bonnie from Ohio sent me this cute snowman for my birthday also. I accidentally left him out of the post from yesterday.. He is sooo very cute and had a special spot on an old prim crate in my living room!!!  LOVE HIM and Bonnie too, she is a sis I never have meant but hope to very soon!!!  Thanks Bonnie for him and the yummy room spray also!! 
He is awesome!!!

Friday, December 3, 2010


I must say I am feeling LOVED today!!
It is my ?? birthday, and I was greeted by my kids with a "Happy Birthday's" this morning and I beautiful card from my Trucker man!!  I have had a pretty good with in the 'gift' category too!!  A few of my Ebay friends and I had a swap of snowmen this year and boy did I load up. I 'borrowed' the picture of Tanya of Bead and Needle, I was to busy...aka... lazy to take my own picture!!!  Hers was so nice I knew she wouldn't mind!! Thanks Sis! :O)  Anyway as you can see in the picture I have some very nice snowmen to scatter about my home now and they will be cherished for ever.

The snowman on the right is from Pat,ahlcoopedup , the hand painted book and little snowman on the right are from Chris, theantiquepallet,the cutter quilt mitten in the back is  from Suxie, Yankeelaneprimitives, it a card holder..how clever is that!!  The little snow girl in the middle and the prim gingers were my items and the smiley snow girl on the left is from Tanya, and the snowman in the red in front is from Barb, I don't think she has a blog..sorry Barb!!!

And speaking of Tanya..
Here she is...
 She spoiled me this year.. She is so very talented and I am lucky enough to have not one but 4 of her beautiful creations!!!   Here are the two latest ones. 
This one is so pretty... It's my birthday present!!   It's tiger eye agate and brass, the work on it is just amazing and I will always cherish it and anything she makes me !!  I love it Sis and you too!!
Okay this next one is special to me for more than one reason!!! 

This one is to DIE FOR!!! Actually this one was a choker necklace that my mom had and was getting rid of, I snagged it up but it was to tight on my neck so I sent it to Tanya just to MAKE IT LONGER FOR ME!!  That's it and this is what I got!!!  Mind you all it had before was a chain and the large stone piece with the silver pieces in the middle, but now it is full of silver and REAL turquoise beading and a extra chain with a silver and turquoise bead.   Simply amazing!!  I can't tell you how beautiful it is and the work, time and money she put into it for me, makes it all the more special!!  I may have to hide it from my mom now, she may want it back!!!  I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!! Thanks again girls and for making my day great.  My family is taking me out on the town for dinner tonight!! I really am blessed and I guess birthdays aren't so bad after all!!! 
Have a wonderful day, I plan on it!!!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Be Thankful ~ Not for just tomorrow but always!! ~

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Happy Thanksgiving all my blogging friends.

Find the good in the day and tell those you love that you do love them.  As we enjoy time with our families there are those that don't have family or are separated because they can't afford to travel or because they are off fighting for our country so we can enjoy this day.  Or sadly, as happened just yesterday in a city not far from here, a Sheriff's Deputy was shot and killed with his own gun while protecting the public.  I worked with law enforcement for several years and any time a fellow officer is killed in the line of duty it affects officers not only in that department but ALL law enforcement officers, dispatchers, fire fighters, EMS.. any one who works in that line of work knows that by doing so it could well be their last day, because of the people that are out protecting are also the ones that can turn on you in a split second and make that shift your last one!!  May Deputy Brownlee RIP, and his family know that he died a HERO and find some peace in that.  He leaves behind a wife and four children. Prayers are going out to them at this difficult time!!
Give Thanks for those that you love and those that gave all so you can tell the ones you love how you feel about them!! 
Happy Thanksgiving!! 

Saturday, November 20, 2010

In and out in four hours!!!

Well that show was quick and painless and I did very well in a short amount of time!!!

Here is our table, my sister Toni does the cool wooden stars, hand painted ornaments and had the candy cane door hangers!  The rest was what I had left from last weekend and then the star snowmen I did a few of!
This table looks so sparse compared to last weekend but I sold out of the star snowmen on the springs, I actually probably could have sold more.  I'll know that for next year!! This sale was actually for the church ladies Homemade Noodles and baked goods, they decided to try for some craft vendors this year and there were only 6 of us. Toni and I the only ones with prim crafts, but for the first year it went very well.  The lady I called for my booth told me that is was bonkers at 8am when they opened, because of the noodles.  There were two big tables of egg noodles and by 8:05 there were GONE!!   They actually had to make people go wait in the hall because they were coming in before 8 to get the noodles, they wanted to be fair to the ones that didn't come until 8!!  So there was a line waiting to get in!!  And some of the people that came to buy them and saw they were gone didn't even bother to stay and look at the rest of the stuff!!!   They advertised the bake sale from 8-10:30 and the crafts from 8-3:00, well after 10 there wasn't much traffic so by noon we were done and on our way home, but in those 4 hours I made over $275, so I am tickled pink about it!!!   A couple of the people from the church asked our opinion about how it went for the first year, so I suggested that they let us set up our tables the night before so that they wouldn't have to have the door open for the vendor early and that way there wouldn't be anyone "sneaking" in early and try to get noodles, yes there were some trying to do that..  Those must be some good noodles!!! LOL... and we also suggested that they run both the craft show and bake sale the same hours because once the crowd was gone for the bake sale we just kind of sat around, that way if they want the crafts the buyers will come early for that too!!   They were very open to anything since it was their first year and they said that they will call the vendors that were there this year first to offer table space before they advertise it to everyone else.. I think it can turn into a very nice bake sale/craft bazaar for them and it was sure nice for us not to have to drive out of town to do a show!!  And that fact I did so well in that amount of time made it even better!!  I do have a few leftovers but I will put them in the consignment shoppe and hope they sell out there!!!   Well now I can start my Christmas shopping and relax a little...wait, did I just say Christmas, Shopping and Relax in the same sentence!!!  LOL....Oh my, I do need a break!!! :O)
Maybe in January!!!  

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

I think I'll do one more show!!!

Oh I may be crazy, but I'm going to do one more show!!! But it's all so my family can have a nice Christmas without putting any extra stress on my Trucker!!  He is having so many problems with his truck and hasn't been working much so the money I make on these shows helps out.   It's not a big show, it's a Homemade Noodle and Bake sale at a local church that is very popular, and they recently added some vendor booths, so I didn't make anything new for it except more of these Snowman Stars. They are on an old rusty bed spring and at the last show I only had 3 and they were some of the first things gone.  So I made up 6 more, if they don't sell they will be great teacher gifts so no matter they will be part of someones Christmas!!  They aren't quite done in this picture, I added a bow to each one and then glittered them up.  They are pretty cute!!  I did wrap one of the springs but liked the unwrapped ones just as well, so I left them rusty!!

I also got my giveaway winners boxes in the mail, they went to Oregon, Nebraska and Pennsylvania, I hope Jan, Leslie and Amy enjoy their goodies.  And thanks to all of you great ladies that came back and congratulated the winners, you all are wonderful!!  
I have been trying to get things organized this week but haven't had much luck!!  Once I decided to do the show this Sat I have just left my boxes in the basement and not done much with them so I won't have to pack and re-pack again until after!! Hopefully with less to pack up again!! 
Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by.  Come back soon!!  

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Drum Roll Please.....


She is the winner of my very first giveaway, my kids drew out her name this morning AND because I had such a great response I am giving a second and third place prizes too!!! 
So they drew out Leslie, craftymom03 
as second and Amy of cottage prims in third.
This has been fun to read all the comments and to visit each blog, and I did try to do that!!! It might have been in the middle of the night because I was getting ready for my show but I did visit them all!! I must say that there are some wonderful, talented and giving people out there and you all should be proud of yourselves!!! I gained about 37 new followers and I do wish I could give you all a prize. I had 99 names in the drawing this morning!!! 
Congratulations to the winners, I'm not sure what I will be sending the 2nd and 3rd place gals, but I have a good stash to pick from!!!
 99 entries!!!

 Ashley drawing out Jan name!!! 1st prize!!! And don't look at my messy craft closet in the back... it's been a long two weeks getting ready for my show!!!  tee hee
 Primitive JAN.. it says JANE but that was a typo on my part!!! lol..it had been a long day!!
 Brandon getting his turn, #2 Leslie!! Craftymom03

Reaching for #3...Amy of cottage prims!
And I did have a great show yesterday!!! I sold lots and lots of snowmen and even got an order to make one that there was only one of and she HAD to HAVE that one..lol.. so I will gladly be making another top hat nodder this week sometime!!! 
Thanks again for all your entries, it was fun and I will try to do one again soon!!!
Here are some shots of my booth... busy, busy day with lots of buyers!!  Yippee!!  My sister made the cool stars on the screen, they are made out of old snow fence!!! They sold very well.  I did have on buyer say the only reason she comes to the show is for out booth!!!  No pressure!!! lol.. It's fun and we get to meet lots of neat people!!! 

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Happy Veterans Day!!!! Some Gave All!!!

God Bless  
America !!!

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Land that I Love!!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

I've had quite a day.... keep me away from open flames for awhile!!!

Well I'm still working away trying to get ready for a show. I did one last week and did just fair, it was in a tiny town and mostly I sold to other vendors and a few of just the local towns people.  But it was a fun day spent with my sister and my mom and lots of old friends. 
I had quite a day yesterday, I was boiling water to make some tea and I went and sat down to wait for the water to boil and forget to take the pot holder off the top of the kettle, well you can imagine...it fell off into the fire, so I had a small fire and then I was working on some tiny snowfolks and was trying to hurry up the drying process and put their little dresses in the microwave to dry and I came to the basement to put clothes in the dryer and... Yes you guessed it they started on fire!!!! Burnt three of them beyond repair, so I had to make three more and I didn't put them in the microwave this time...  so here they are.. I love them!!! They are tedious work but worth it!!! I hope I sell them all!!! 
Have a great day, I need to get to work, but not with anything hot other than a glue gun today!!! 
Have a good day, Oh and don't forget to sign up for my giveaway... down below... I'd love to hear from you!!!
 Here are all 11 of the tinies I got done... LOTS OF STUFFING OF TINY PLACES!!!
 The Pattern was with the crow... he is kewl too!!!
I added angle wings and the halo to three of them. I love them too!!!   So hard to pick a favorite one!!! 

Thursday, November 4, 2010

HE'S HERE!!! And some things I have been working on!!!


I recently won a blog giveaway from Pat,ahlcoopedup,and he arrived yesterday!!! He is so nice, which I had no doubt he would be and Pat even tucked in a couple additional goodies, a cute star snowman ornie and some great room spray that smells like cinnamon!! It is wonderful. I sprayed "Frosty" with it!!! 
As you can see my kids like him too!!! 
Thanks again Pat for the great snowman, he will be treasured for years to come!!!  Don't forget to sign up for my giveaway too everyone, it's open until Nov 13th!!! Two posts down!!! I'm getting a kick out of the comments, your gals are great!!
I have added a few pictures of what I'm working on too.... my basement looks like a snowman convention right now!!! Hopefully soon they will all have new homes!!!
Oh I love my kids!! They are my heart!! 

 My "country girl" nodder. Her scarf is bandanna fleece...so cute!!!

 Table full of nodders and a couple other designs hiding in the back!!
 These guys just got all glammed up with some mica or glass glitter!! 

 More getting sprakley!!

 Yes,there are everywhere!!!

 Top hat nodder, he was a good seller last year!!

Front view of my country girl!!

Have a great day everyone!!!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Enjoy the quite!!!!

The elections are over!!!
THANK GOODNESS, and now we can answer the phone again, turn on the tv and not be afraid to open the mail box!!!  
This beautiful sunrise greeted the kids and me was we walked out to the bus this morning and it just made my day better by getting to witness its beauty. 
Today is a new day and life goes on  and it is just a little more peaceful here today!! 
I'm still working like crazy to get ready for my shows, but that's going great too!!!
Also, I just wanted to say thanks for all the great comments about my giveaway prize!!  I wish I could give you all something!!  If you haven't signed up for it the giveaway is right under this post, check it out and sign my guest book please while your here!!  I love seeing all of your blogs, everyone is so talented and creative, it's nice to share our love of creating!!
Have a wonderful, peaceful day!!!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween...and it's finally time for my first blog giveaway!!!!

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 Happy Halloween!!!
as promised...
I am going to have a giveaway!!! I'm have been blessed to have won at least 3 that I can think of, one just last week from ahlcoopedup and so I thought it was time for me to give back. Everything I have won has been so nice, so I'm feeling the pressure!!! 

I am giving away this shelf sitter snow man!! He is better in person. My camera and I are having 'issues'!!! I haven't mica flaked or glittered him up yet, I will give you the option of either or after the drawing!!  I have actually had the pattern for a about 3 years, I got it out of the Holiday Crafts by Better Homes and Gardens magazine in 2007!!! Yes 2007!!!! But I just checked the website, they still have great craft ideas. Maybe not this guy but others just as good!!!  I So it has just been in my "stash" of patterns the one's I always want to do but don't get them all done!!! I did actually see this guy on an Esty page just a few days ago, so someone else has the same 3 yoa pattern !! 

I'm not going to have a lot of 'rules' to get your name in the snowman hat!! Please U.S.  and Canadian address's only. I don't want to leave anyone out, but the overseas shipping is a little steep for me! sorry!!
  Here are your instructions!! :O)...
You can get your name entered up to three times so here we go!! 

1. If you don't already, please, become a follower of my blog!! If you already follow my blog, awesome!!! But please let me know and that you want to be in the drawing and I will count that as an entry!! You don't get a freebie for being a follower and not seeing the giveaway!! I want to know you read my post!! Make sense!? 

2. Leave a comment on this post for your second chance If you don't have a blog, please leave me an email address so I know how to get a hold of you if I draw your name!!!

3. Mention this on your blog for your third chance. 

Okay that's it in a nutshell!!  
The entries open as soon as I  post this...I'm hurrying!!! And I will close it on midnight November 13th. that will be right after the big show I'm getting ready for.  I may even have a few extra goodies to throw in with this guy!! 
Good luck and I look forward to hearing from you!!!