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Monday, December 31, 2012

bye bye 2012..hello 2013 and giveaway

Here is is...the end of another year...
2012 was a really weird year for me personally.

Not alot happening..but yet alot happening if that makes any sense. 

I never make resolutions...I just dont believe in them.
But I do need to pick my ONE WORD for the year.

Last year my word was DILIGENT. I did ok with it...but I believe I could have done better.

For one word is going to be JOY.

Joy in every situation
Joy that comes ONLY from my savior Jesus Christ.
Joy in helping others without a reward
Joy in speaking nice about others
Joy when there seems to be no answer
Joy when I am having a bad tummy day

 Have you picked you ONE WORD for 2013?
To learn all about it click HERE

Joy is a choice...not always an easy one.

Once you pick your one word
leave me a comment here.
I am going to make you something with that ONE WORD on it.
NO rules, just leave what the ONE WORD is.
I will pick a winner on January 13th.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Hello there

Well hello there bloggers.
Finally got my new computer..its a laptop and taking some getting use to.
But I think that I am going to like it.

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas.
We are winding down tonight.
I was so blessed to have BOTH of my boys home and Hubby.

Usually someone is working but not this year.

This is me without my glasses LOL..and Hubby knowing I couldn't see using the webcam.

Wishing you all a merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New year.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Bye Bye computer and the Winner! 10+ old computer finally died.  I think it had been wanting
to give out for a while but we kept babying it.
I can home from work on birthday..and it said no more.
So then we had to decide to we shovel money into this...or do we get a new one.
after much debate we decided on getting a new one.
The one that died was a desktop..I decided after talking with hubby yo get a laptop.
So it will be here Tuesday.

Mean while I have been using my sons laptop..I will confess laptops take ALOT of getting use to.
But with a connected mouse I do much better.

Now..on with the winner of my giveaway.
I had 11 comments..Thank you so much for everyone that entered.
I had my son pic a number this morning and the number is....6

The sixth comment is 
Lori from Apple Grove Treasures 

Congrats to Lori!!!
Lori please email me your address so I can get your surprise out to you on Monday.

I will do a post of what I am sending Lori once she gets it so I don't ruin the surprise.
Happy Weekend all.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

What ive been up to

Is it Just me OR is this year zoooming by??

My youngest son and I have been doing some deep cleaning and organizing.
Justin  has great patience for this unlike his mom lol
Here is my before pantry..
 believe me this is a mess LOL...

Here is the after..after tossin gold open food lol..looks pretty bare

Finally got my tree up..My niece Zoe who is 5 did most of it..LOL..hence certain ornaments are "put together so they can play" lol..I will be tweeking it
ALSO..I am turning 40 on December 13th..can you believe that!!!
SOO I am having a giveaway..will be my last one of the year..and it is a surprise!!
ALL you have to do is leave me a comment on this post and you are entered.
You can post on your blog if you wish..that would be wonderful
You must be a follower and new followers welcome!

I will pick the winner on the 14th!!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Cards for Sebastian

So there is is little boy..

He is having surgery on his arm on December 19th.
He has been through alot in his short life..
He is a trooper.
I heard about his story from a fellow bloggers post...
she is his teacher.
She is asking to FILL Sebastians Hospital room full of cards!

Here is the card I created for him.

You can hop on over to Ginger's House   for all the information and where to send the card. Ginger is also having a giveaway!
is having a giveaway if you send a card and link up with her. 
Let's make this little boys room filled with LOVE! 
Christmas will be different for him this year...let's show him he is awesome!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Ornie Swap

I was so happy when I got my ornies from a swap I participated in. It was hosted

First ornie is from Primitives by Olde Lady Morgan
isnt this one so adorable!! Love the lil twig arms.
Up next is this adorable snowman star from The primitive Hutch
I LOVE snowman and this one is so adorable.
Up next is a lil wooden painted snowman and heart from
he is so cute! Goes right on the top part of my tree.
My final ornie came from Amy herself. It is one of those cinnomon smelling santas and OMG he smells great.
My kitty doesn't like the smell SO I am hoping that will keep her out of my tree..yeah right!

I LOVE swapping with fellow is so neat to see what everyone creates!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Wowzers what a weekend

How is everyone doing?
me...I am pooped out!
Thanksgiving went wonderful.  We spend it with some of our family at our church.
Always a good time.

Then Friday I had to work but I did do some online shopping. I don't have enough patience to go out :)

Saturday evening my niece was in a light parade in Tempe. It is her daisy troop.
Here is my youngest son, my mom, and I getting ready to ride the was our first time..LOL pretty one and only batch of Christmas tags. These sold really well for me last year. 
I will be putting these up on ETSY tomorrow. 

Hope everyone is doing well out there.
NOW..I have a question....
If you have an ETSY or EBAY and you follow my blog. Let me know..I LOVe to
buy from fellow crafters. :)

Thursday, November 22, 2012


Hello there...I have some things listed in my ETSY and EBAY shops. 

These will run from Friday until Sunday. 

I am offering Free shipping on Ebay
25% off on ETSY by using code FRIDAY 2012

I will be listing new things all keep a look out.

Happy SHopping all!

Monday, November 19, 2012



We have a winner of all the Ornaments in the big giveaway.

Whooohooo 30+ ornies coming your way!
That postman is going to be very busy!

I am so excited for her..I wanna see the Tree Kim!!

Now as you all know This Friday is that Big Ole Shopping day!
I am working ..ugh..but I will be having a sale 
on my ETSY and EBAY.

It will be ONLY for Friday 
I will have lots of NEW things listed in both places.
 ETSY will have a coupon code on my ETSY shop...Ebay will be on sale!!

Now..I am off to sew...its the busy busy time of the year!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Our lil Maggie

For my hubby's birthday the boys wanted to get him a kitty. We had to put down our cat Zoe a few months ago..she was 17yrs old.

Hubby was all smiles...Maggie is about 2 months old...and she is active as ever!

Sometimes she keeps me company by laying behind the monitor where it is warm..

She thinks our dinning room table is her bed. :)

Yes..we LOVe kitties here..we have a total of 4..

Don't forget to sign up for the ONE WINNEr takes all Ornies!!!

Go HERE  to see all the detail...good luck to all!!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Blog Hop Handmade Ornament GiveaWay

Good morning and welcome to the Blog Hop Handmade ornament Giveaway.
I am joining a bunch of talented bloggers to have
ONE heck of a BIG giveaway.

ONE PERSON WILL WILL ALL..yes ALL of these ornaments!

 Oh how exciting is this!
Imagine a tree full of handmade goodies!
This is the one that I am giving away...
it is a hand stitched Angel ornament.
She is very cute in person...
Go to Brenda's Blog  The Rusty Thimble

You must sign up at each blog...
There are a total of 15 blogs..

Giveaway ends November hurry go enter and show these ladies some love!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Busy busy life

This past Thursday..our oldest son turned 22...I can't say that with out a big lump in my throat.
Here he is with my hubby

Seems like yesterday I was changing diapers and he thought he was a power ranger

our youngest son Justin, Damian, and me.

Then you turn around one day..they are grown and maturing..and making mom feel old lol

This is my niece Zoe..she is a Daisy girl scout..loving it! I sewed her patches 5 on the back lol

Listed this new doll on Ebay. She is from a pattern Sandy at The Olde Country Cupboard.

are yall still here???

I am excited to be joining Brenda at The Rusty Thimble for a HUGE ornament giveaway.
Details  coming soooon.

Check back on Sunday!!!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

We have a winner

Good evening Fellow Folks!

Hope every is having a great Wednesday.

I have picked a winner for my pumpkin tuck giveaway.

I had 7 entries and I used

It picked number 7...that makes Robin from The Cranky Crow the winner.
Robin email me at
Send me your address and i will ship out to you!

Thank you everyone!! Soon I am teaming up with Brenda at The Rusty Thimble for a HUGE giveaway!!
Stay tuned!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Sharing some pics

We went camping a few months ago..and I FORGOT to share pics...
probably cause camping is NOT my favorite thing to do..
Heading to the mountains in NE Arizona
Still in the desert part..yuck!

The creek we camp was a little more muddy than usual

yuck! LOL..did I mention I dont like bugs of any

so nice! Trees!

I did survive the trip..and will do it again I am sure. But a cabin would be much better!

Reminder to sign up fr my giveaway! See the post before this one. Will be picking a WINNER tomorrow.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Fall Giveaway and 2 birthdays

Once we hit the end of October..things around our home get busy! ALL of our birthdays are in October, November, December excepet our all the holidays.

October was my son's GF Hannahs Birthday.

Here is Hannah and my son..she loves her makeup :)
Remember the quilt I was making her..
Well here is is..she LOVES it!
All smiles she was.
NEXT my hubbys birthday is today..I won't tell his age..he gets mad..but last year he was 41..LOL

Finally my fall giveaway!

 I LOVE pumpkins..seriously...
so here it s lil fall pumpkin tuck.
It is hand sewn with felt onto coffee stained muslin.

Be a follower, new followers welcome
Comment on this post
I will pick a winner on November 7th.

I also have a few of these listed in my ETSY shop if you can't wait til the giveaway.


Sunday, October 28, 2012

Weekend fun

Last night some family came over with the kids and we watched a few Halloween cartoon movies.
Here is my niece Zoe playing with my hubbys haunted house

Here is my cousin Joride..watching ever so closely :) BOO!

Here is my nephew Zander he is 12. He enjoyed the popcorn the most I think.

My son Damian and his girlfriend Hannah went to a halloween party. I think they were vampires or zombies LOL..They had red contacts in..spooky.

Hope everyone is having a great weekend. Still working on my fall giveaway.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

garage sales

Yesterday we ventured out to some yard sales. Normally I go to estate sales where I can
find vintage lines, and old tea pots, but we decided
to stay a little closer to home.

I found this Country Primitive sign..$2.00
I think its going in my kitchen.

Next an old cupcake pan. $1.00
This is what i LOVE about it
made in the USA
 Next I made a little fall pumpkin...I will tell you what..LOL..he looks way cuter in person.

I have seen others on pinterest and thought what the heck. Also my camera was running LOW on juice.

Have you sign up for the Big Winter Wonderland giveaway?
Click on my blog top right and go see the details!
Next post..a fall giveaway!!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Thriving Thusday Link up, gratitude

I know..its Friday night..ugh...I forgot to link up so I am doing it today.

In this busy fast paced life...sometimes I am focused on what I want..
and forget about the blessings I already have.

Is anyone else with me on this one?

The Lord has been bringing this to my mind alot...since reopening my ETSY and EBAY shop..
I have been focusing on making things.
The Lord will let me get myself in s tussle..and then as always..
puts his hand on my heart and reminds me of all that he has blessed me with.
Remember what I have..and what joy it brings..always gets me back in line and close to God.

A few of my blessings:
A wonderful husband who supports me
2 great boys who make me laugh
electricity for hot summer days
food in my fridge for my tummy
a car and gas in it to drive
2 legs to walk with
2 hands to type and sew with
a loving dog Molly
3 cats that like me, I think :)
Cool mornings..and cool evenings
clean water
soft bed

You have to make it in this are you thriving?

To share your thoughts and read other hop on over to
Serving Joyfully 

Sunday, October 14, 2012

New book

Good Sunday evening..
How is everyone??
I hope everyone is doing well.

First off I have a little joke to share..I learned this at work so here we go.

How do you fix a broken pumpkin?
You use a pumpkin patch! hahaha I know cute right?

Now onto what I have been up to. I have listed on Ebay a new mini paperbag album.
It was inspired by Steph over at  With a Grin.
She has a wonderful blog and so talented.

This is the front..colors are turquoise and yellow and brown.
Each page has atleast 2 tags for journaling and pics.
Love the lil hand made flower..I LOVE making flowers
Flowers and them
little owls on the back..he really is cute
all the journaling a picutres mats

I had so much fun making this. It is listed on Ebay.

NOW..I noticed that I have hit 100 followers!!!!
I so appriciate my followers...
so I am working on a special giveaway!! watch for details in the next few days.
ALSO dont forget to sign up for the big winter wonderland giveaway!!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Duck convention

Evening everyone..hope everyone is having a good week.

Fall has "sorta" arrived here. Meaning it is now about 92 during the day..but at night it cools pff into the 70s and 60s and you can sit outside.

We don't use the pool much, but it is nice to sit outside and put your feet in it.
It is still relaxing.

This evening during dinner..hubby opened our blinds in the dining room and said
" Holy crap..look at all the ducks."
NOW..we have had ducks in our pool before, 2 of them invaded used our pool for a few weeks.

I looked out..and Oh my goodness
There was a total of 11..ELEVEN!

Now, dont get me wrong I think it is neat that ducks enjoy our yard/pool enough to visit
but really ELEVEN!

All the while my hubby was saying shhhh...or you'll scare them away!
LOL..after they left..he cleaned the poop from the decking..
tonight my Lucy ( ladybug vacuum) will clean inside the pool.

Have yall signed up for the Big Winter Wonderland Giveaway???
Time is a wasting!  Head over to The Rusty Thimble
to sign up! 23 winners!!!