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Monday, December 30, 2013

Bye Bye 2013

It is so weird to me.

I was born in the 70's and anything that started with 2000 was so unreal to me.

Yet here we are saying bye to 2013.

I have so many ideas for 2014,
so many things floating around in my head 
that I have actually put on paper.

I hope I get to do each and every one of them.

2013 was by far an interesting year for me,
so many changes, and although they didnt always feel good to me
I know they are necessary.

Bloggers are you ready????



Thursday, December 26, 2013


Well after all the Christmas hoopla that is how I feel

Just sigh....

I use to hear my Grandma talk about how it would come and go so quickly.
As a kid I didn't believe her LOL
as an is so true!

My FAAP team had a secret Santa gift swap.

My secret santa was Karen from Red Dirt Primitives.

This is what I got...

Photo: My FAAP team members are the BEST!!! Karen Riggs is the BEST secret santa ever!! Thank you Karen I LOVE it!!!! Such talent!!!! 
That sunflower is so amazing!!!! And look at that little snowman santa.
Do you see the angel stitchery in the middle.
One of my favorite scriptures. My grandma had that hanging in the house I grew up in..the Lord just put it on karen's heart for me.  Oh He is so good.
I also was so blessed in winning a snowman from Brenda at The Rusty Thimble 
 isnt he just the best!!!

my snowman collection is growing with handmade goods!

Both of these people are FAAP team members and do excellent work!!! 

I am working on an upcoming giveaway for Valentines day!!

Stay tuned!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas

To all my wonderful Blogging friends out there.

Enjoy your family, friends, and Most of all the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given;
 and the government shall be upon his shoulder
, and his name shall be called
 Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 
~Isaiah 9:6
He is the Greatest gift that has ever been given!!
The most wonderful gift to receive.


Saturday, December 21, 2013

Scripture Sunday

This picture was taken on one of our many drives to Northern Arizona.


Please feel free to share!

Have a wonderful Sunday!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The perfect Christmas tree

Everyone has been posting Christmas trees around on the web.

So I thought I would share some interesting ones with you.

This one I always thought was a bit strange???

Then there is this one....

ehhh a little too formal for me.
Oh what about this one???

oh I don't know..its a little crooked for me.

hummm this one might be a little to manly for me

This one would definatly be comfortable.

I don't know...which one would be the perfect tree for you??

Saturday, December 14, 2013

My snowman Love him

I wanted to share with you my snowman I got from

OK..isnt he adorable!!!

He has wool pants and makes me smile every time I pass him. :)

Brenda makes wonderful things. I am so happy to have one of her snowman.

I want to remind everyone about the SALE going on in my ETSY shop.

You can take 25% off the asking price until Sunday night.

There are many ornies and pillow tucks available.

I will be adding new things coming up in 2014. 
I am sooo excited.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Winners Winners WInners

Thought I would announce the winners early this morning.
Isn't it neat to have a birthday on Friday the 13th. lol

I had hubby pick 2 numbers.

The first number hubby picked is 14..

that is Carol of  Buttermilk Creek Farm

The 2nd number he picked is 5..

that is Brenda from The Rusty Thimble
Girls if you will send me your addresses these will go out tomorrow.

Thank you everyone who commented and for the Happy Birthday Wishes!
AND since it is my Birthday I am giving 25% off in my ETSY shop.
Lots of goodies there and will be adding more tomorrow.
yes all in caps!

I have new things planned for this blog in 2014.

SO many ideas and not enough days. :)

God Bless each one of you!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

My Birthday Giveaway

Yes, I am a December baby. I was born on December 13th. 
My mom brought me home in a santa suit.

Soooo..since My birthday is this Friday I am going to have a giveaway!

I will pick 2 winners.

ALL you have to do is comment on THIS post and be a follower. New and old followers welcome!

One winner will win this Believe tag ornie.

One willer will win this felt snowman ornie.

Both are made by me.

I will pick a winner on FRIDAY DECEMBER 13th my Birthday!!! and get it mailed Saturday so you can have it in time for Christmas. Good luck to everyone.

Thanks for everyone who reads my blog!! Ya'll are just wonderful! God bless each of you!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Crunch time

Happy Sunday all.

Well, next Saturday is our FIRST craft show.

So MJ and I got together last night and sewed up and stuffed OVER 40 pillow tucks.

I think we will very silly towards the end LOL. But they turned out beautiful.


Here is MJ's dog Tyson. LOL..he gets tucked out by watching us boring ladies sew LOL

I have a few more things to get done before Saturday. 
We are ofcourse hoping for good sales, but also to have a good time.


Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

TO all who read my blog..Happy Thanksgiving!!
All month I have been listing daily on facebook the things I am Thankful for.
Today I listed what I was MOST thankful for.
It is my savior Jesus Christ.
Without Him all of my other thanks would not be possible.
Enjoy your day whatever you are doing!
HAVE a Heart of Thanksgiving all year!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Ornie Swap Goodies

Can I just give a BIG shout out and HUGE hugs to Amy over at

She hosts the MOST wonderful swaps!!!

This Christmas ornie one is my FAVORITE!

There is just something so wonderful about filling up your tree with handmade things.

And let's face it..bloggers are the BEST!!

First up is a little quilt ornie from 

Isn't it sew cute!!

This gingerbread man from  tattered chick
Isn't her adorable!!!! is a cute snowman in his stocking from Ginger Creme Hollow 

 Oh and his cinnomon stick. :)

Lastly I got one from Amy herself...
it is a snowman pin and a cute!!

As always such talent, such wonderful gifts, Thank you everyone for another great year!!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Creating up a storm over here

Our FIRST show is in three weeks,
We are totally not prepared,
We are totally stressed out,
We are totally having fun LOL

Here are some prim wrapped candy canes we made. Oh they are so much fun!!
These are pretty simple to make and look so cute in the tree.  We made a bunch of these. Hopefully they will all go to new homes.

Thanksgiving is just around the corner. We are going to our pastors house this year. They are such wonderful people.

Have a great week everyone.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Sharing a giveaway

Happy Mid week everyone. Who is getting snow???

Not me, here in the southwest I dont see snow unless I rive up north. Except for a few freak accidents and then let me tell you..CAMERAS are out!!

I thought I would share Brenda's WONDERFUL giveaway!!

Brendas' work is amazing! I am so Thankful that I have met her in blogland!!

There will be 5..yes 5 winners!!
She is so generous..always.

Here is one of the giveaways..a crow!! Now how popular are crows now!! have until December 10th to sign up!! I am headed there right now!!
You can too by clicking this link: The Rusty Thimble Christmas Giveaway 

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Angels For Sandy

Happy Sunday everyone.

Hope all is well with everybody.  I am enjoying life.

I have been busy creating.

I came by today to let you know about an auction that is so dear to my heart.

As most of you know we lost Sandy from The Olde Country Cupboard a few months back after a battle with cancer.

I so miss her!

So we are having an online auction and all proceeds go to her family.

It starts tomorrow November 11th. The theme is Angels.
 You can come see what everyone has made and bid.

What a great way to honor Sandy and all that she did.

Here is the link to the facebook page auction. Just ask to join and there you go.

Here is sneak peek at what I made. It is a pillow tuck and you can remove the angel and hang on your tree at Christmas.
I hope to see everyone there.

Friday, November 8, 2013

He is 23..WOW

Our oldest son turned 23 today.

I know we moms say this all the time....


Only a few years ago I was rocking him to sleep, taking him to school football games, teaching him how to do his own laundry, watching him graduate.

It's like you blink and they are all grown up!

Writing this post makes my eyes tear up and my heart swell. Hubby and I have been so blessed with such an amazing son.

I love you Damian with all that is in me!
I love being your mom!
You have brought me such joy!!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Silly 43

I squeeeezed in and seen 18.

Shared 21.

Whooohooo 25!

Ugh ohhhh  30?!?!

Middle aged 35 too. :(

and then......there was the BIG 40!!!! shhhh we don't talk about this one at all. :)



My wonderful hubby turned 43 today!!
Yes he looks young..but for some reason he has always dreaded his age.

Poor guy..when he turns 50..who knows!! I may be in another state LOL

Happy Birthday to my most amazing Hubby.
Thank you Lord for blessing him with so many birthdays.  I sure do enjoy him.

PS..that is a cheesecake, my hubbys favorite!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

How do you dry Snowmen?

I am not a doll maker.
BUT I am making a few as I get prepared for my December craft Show.

This is mine and my friend MJ's first one.

We will not have enough stock, we don't even really know what we are doing LOL
BUT we are having fun and looking forward to many more.

Soooo I made a few snowmen 
As you can see here they are drying.

I find it works best to have them upside down LOL
I hope they do not get a headache. )

Today I have off work. Going to be making more things for the craft show.

Hope you have a good day!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Pay it Forward gift

I received a little white box today.

From someone in another state. I thought I wonder what I bought and don't remember.

I opened the box and the card read..
please arrive in one piece...
please arrive in one peace...

This is a PIF from Kendra.

It brought tears to my eyes. Isn't it beautiful!!!!!
Let me tell you, blogging friends are the BEST!
I just love this little egg.

Thank you Kendra it is so wonderful!!!!

You can visit Kendra's blog at The Stone House Primitives

Friday, October 18, 2013

New ornie I created

Happy Friday Everyone.
Can I just be
I have not been sleeping well.  Don't really know why other than
Too much on my mind.

Anyone else in that boat???

Thought I would share my newest creation.
Its a good size stocking ornie
Made out of tan ticking I found at walmart
It has felt on the toe and heel. I think I really like this. Going to do it in different colors.
This isn't on my ETSY shop you can only get it if you join the FAAP selling fb page. 

Think I might even coffee stain a few of them.

This weekend I am going to focus on getting some stitcheries done. Find a few good movies on Netflix to watch and enjoy my weekend.

What's happening in your neck of the woods this weekend?

Monday, October 14, 2013

New facebook selling sight

Oh I am sooo excited!!
First, let me tell you all I belong to a group of  wonderful crafter's 
Folk Art and Primitives- FAAP

Talent, kindness, helpfullness, caring people. That is FAAP.

I am so happy to announce that we have decided to open a 
selling group on facebook.

We realize not everyone goes on ETSY and we want to share with everyone we can.
Today is Our Opening day!
Oh I am so excited!!!

We are also having a Giveaway.

20 prizes---20 winners!

Look at all these wonderful things!!!

So come and join our group. You can buy straight from our site. 
Happy Monday here we Go...

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Howdy Saturday

Good evening all.
This weekend I am finishing up my last wholesale order.
Not sure if I am going to continue doing that this year or not.

Reason being is my friend MJ and I are doing our FIRST craft show ever!
We are so excited and nervous!

It is December 7th so we have a short time to get things made. 


Have you ever tried to take a pic of a semi hyper cat with a laptop webcam?

Well I did. LOL...Maggie  was not too happy about it.
She just doesn't get the whole Maggie smile LOL


Saturday, October 5, 2013

Maggie, cactus, and food

Happy October everyone.
Hope everyone is enjoying the new month.
We are finally cooler now. Highs in the upper 80s! Yes I will take that.

Thought I would share my latest food creation.

Steamed carrots with salt, pepper, and garlic oh and some butter. Oh so so good!
Then that is basically spaghetti bake  but made with chicken, little sauce and lots of garlic.
It was pretty tasty!! 

This is another pic of my ride home from work. I tried to get the top of the cactus and failed LOL.
In spring time there is usually flowers on the smaller cactus.

And Finally....

Here is miss Maggie. I have learned with this kitty she loves being where ever you are. BUT doesn't always need attention. That is hubby's laptop and we were printing shipping 
labels for some orders and when he closed it she crawled up there and took a cat nap!

I tell ya she is the neatest kitty ever!!

Have a Blessed weekend!!

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Its a Snowman kinda day

Happy Saturday all.

I have been busy completing some orders for Snowmen nornies. I "think" fallish weather has come to arizona. It is still getting into the 90s during the day but at night it cools into the 60s. We can still swim in our pool its nice and cool but soon that will also come to an end.

As you can see below there are alot of them.  Lots of snowmen being made today.

This is one of my own designs and you can use them as tucks or ornies. They look so cute in person!

I also bought my first pattern from Chestnut Junction.
I say first because her pattern was so easy and oh my gosh I am in LOVE with this snowman. I will be buying more from her.

Isnt he just adorable!!  This pattern is called Shlomo 
You can find it here. shlomo pattern

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Mean while around here

Happy Weekend all!

I have been seeing the beginnings of fall around on Pinterest and everyones blogs.

Where I live in Arizona there is very little fall or change this time of the year. Thought I would share a  few pictures of where I live.

This is near where I work. In real life the purple is alot brighter but for some reason my camera was not getting it. Yes..lots of dirt LOL

These are the papago mountains. The Phoenix Zoo is near here and some duck ponds.
When it gets cooler I will take some pics there.

This is on my drive home from work. Its funny as a kid I would always say these mountains look light rocky road ice cream. LOL

As  a kid I spent many weekends climbing these mountains.  There is one near hear called the Whole in the rock. Its a hard climb, BUT when it cools off I am going to tackle it and take pics.
You can see the whole Phoenix valley from that mountain.

I do not know why the Lord place my family here in Arizona. LOL. But he did and this is where we are to be I believe. For now. So I will try and find and share the Lord's beauty!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Clean eating

Happy Tuesday all.

Thought I would share a pic with you.

Remember I was doing a clean eating challenge?

Well that it was...a Challenge!!! Out the gate did good!
Then I got lazy, slipped into OLD habits.


But I didnt slip as far back as to when I started. Now with my GP ( gastroparesis) some clean eating was a challenge. No salads here. But roasted veggies in the oven were no problem.

 Here is one of the meals. Its sorta chicken soup in a crockpot.

Everything organic and clean!

So yummy!

I am getting better at preparing. That for me is the hardest part. 

I have not weighed myself. I am suppose to in a few days. I can tell on certain parts of my body something has happened LOL.

I tracked my eating daily on
and let me tell you it would HURT when I would put in a pudding snack. LOL

But what I learned most is my ratios. Between fats, carbs, and protein.
I will continue to explore this because honestly...I feel led by the Lord to get healthy.

More to come. Maybe someday I will post my food tracking!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013


Arizona really acts funny sometimes.
I have lived here my whole 40 years of life, you would think I would be use to it by now.

We have been in the neck of the heat 108 degree heat. 
Monsoons that mainly brought dust not that much water.
and then....

2 days  ago storms roll in and cool us off to 79 degrees and
almost overflow my pool LOL

This is driving down a freeway near my home. The heavy rain clouds were coming in.
The sun was shinning through. 
The Mountains were just so.
Even though its the desert. Even in the desert I can find beauty.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

SALE in my ETSY shop

Happy Sunday all!

I thought I would do a SALE in my ETSY shop!

This is a One of A Kind. SO adorable.

Some fall tags hand stitched and painted by me.

Nice red hexi pillow tuck.

Plus lots more in my shop!

Starting NOW til Midnight Monday night I am offering 20% off in my ETSY shop.
Please use code LABORDAY2013   coupon code at check out.

Thank you everyone who buys and supports hand made!!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

where is the time going

It seems like facebook and orders have been taking up alot of my time.

Seems blogging has slipped my mind.

Which I don't like because I LOVE blogging. and I LOVE sharing and reading everyone blogs.SO I thought I would share some pics with you.

Seems Maggie likes sleeping near my sewing machine. LOL. I was working on a few friends gifts and there she is.

and then there is this whole CLEAN EATING thing I have been on for a week. Its a 30 day challenge. It is harder then I thought it would be. Here is our grilled peaches. Yummy!

Then there was camping. Oh I so love being outdoors, but not so much camping. We actualy got rained out and came home a day early.
and then there is always just plain sillyness! Zoe, my niece was showing ME how to work the webcam LOL. 

Then I had this quilt top just sitting around. My aunt and I put it together and gave it to a lady at our church who had knee surgery. She loved it!

So, that has been my world the last few months. Little bit of this and that.