Dec 31, 2008

Dec 28, 2008

The new year is about to begin

Christmas is over! And what a fantastic Holiday it was. Although it was quite hectic most of the time. It seems that my house was the meeting place for everyone whenever there was a shopping excursion or dinner planning or just a day to play games. But I didn't mind.

Our area got hit really hard with an ice storm a few days before Christmas. We had a few branches fall from our trees out front. All roads were closed for a day and barely passable the next. Luckily the main roads cleared up enough that my daughter & son-in-law didn't have any problems traveling from their home in Tennessee. My sister however, was without electricity for 3 days and we did have to take our big truck and pull out my Mom's friend's truck out of the ditch. Everyone was safe though! Now the excitement has died down and everything is pretty quiet now.

On to the new year!!!

I've been cleaning all the Christmas items out of my Etsy and getting my blog caught up to date. I'll be putting all my Christmas decorations away in the next few days. Then I'm ready to get started on all the new things I have planned.

First on my list are those kitchen cupboards that I started.
Then I need to get busy on making things for a booth that I have rented in a shop nearby. I'll post more on this later.
I want to get lots of things done for my Etsy shop too!
And I have to make a rag quilt for my sister & paint 2 diningroom chairs for my son's fiancee.

I guess this break is over...BACK TO WORK for me!!!

I wish everyone a very Happy and Safe New Year!!!!!

Dec 14, 2008

Romantic Living Magazine

That is the name of a new e-magazine that is coming out January 1st!! If you are interested in what this magazine is all about or you would like to sign up for the free issues, please check out this blog or click on the picture in my sidebar.
They are having a giveaway for the most beautiful Christie Repasy print!!.

Dec 4, 2008


I know I can do it!!
I've been putting this off for way to long and I've finally convinced myself that


Oh I've known this for a long time, but I've just let it slide on by. Not only has it been taking a toll on my health, but I just plain don't feel good anymore. Where's that energy and spark I use to have? It's in that doughnut I just devoured. Well I've finally done it. It's time for a change!!
I want to be able to put on some pretty clothes again, not just some old baggy t-shirts to hide the tummy. Although from some pictures I've seen, those t-shirts weren't really hiding anything.
So look out family...there's a new lady comin to dinner tonight!!!
I'm not going to wait and make this a New Years resolution. Been there done that! I am starting right now !!! I've even put a tracker on my sidebar so everyone can see my progress.
If any of you have any tips or recipes, that would be a great help. Or any encouragement would be greatly appreciated.
I've been really bad about putting the blame for my problem on something else: arthritis, old age, knee surgery gone bad, etc. When actually those symptoms would be much improved if I was lighter. Well, not the old age. Can't do much about that.
I'm going to go drag out all those old Light cookbooks and work me out a plan. Wish me luck!!!

Today I've got my livingroom carpet all shampooed and I'm off to the basement to haul up all my Christmas decorations. Boy do I have a bunch!! The little bit of snow must have put me in the Holiday spirit. And my last bazaar is tomorrow. I can't get much except crafty things done until the bazaars are over. After I get the decorations up, I hope to get back to working on my kitchen cupboards. I would love to have a spiffy looking kitchen for our Christmas Eve dinner.
Sounds like my list has been made. I better get to work.

Dec 3, 2008

Check out these other giveaways!

I've come across some more giveaways!
This one is hosted by Angelina's Trinkets. She has several beautiful items that you could win. Better check it out soon. She will be doing the drawing on Christmas Day. Or I should say her grandchildren will be doing the drawing! Here is her link or click on the pic on my sidebar for The Great Christmas Giveaway: http://http//

This is Audrey Country Crafts' December giveaway. She is giving a cookbook and a handbag that she has painted a cute snowman on.

Amber at Recycled Realities is giving an adorable mixed media art quilt.

This is a surprise giveaway! What fun.Trudy at Bits of Wool is hosting it.