Thursday, December 29, 2016

Happy New Years...2017

                   Happy new Years to each of you. I pray you 
                   had a wonderful Christmas.

              It seems that 2016, just went by way too fast..  Lots
              of good times.. Lots of sadness, [We lost Kenny's
              mom and Daughter in law's mom]..

             I am not going to do any  New Years Resolutions.. you
             know the , 'gonna diet" etc.. eeech.  I am going to say,
             My goals and hopes for 2017 is  to be able to  do more
             sewing....   To take the time to do things that we enjoy,
             And for me , that is.... sewing, crafting, organizing, 
             gardening, working in my yard, spending time with  
             those grandkids that  have almost grown up on me.

            Thank you for coming by my little blog..  I enjoy your
            friendship so much. May God bless you this new year 

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Making Christmas Ornaments & A Confession

Paint Stick ornaments.. These were so fun and easy
to make. Last year, I found these on this blog.
She  made these free printables to use. And her instructions
are  so easy to follow..  
Keep reading my confession will follow in the end. smile

 I love the  truck/car and Christmas tree stuff. Carolyn at :

Carolyn, made some of these  mason jar ring ornaments , 
using  paper  from Hobby Lobby.. They were so cute.. I am
not finished with these..[waiting on it to warm up, so 
I can paint my jar rings. eeeeeh]. I also decided to  do
a paint stick one too. Fun and Cute.
ps. Thank you Carolyn for  reminding me  where to find
the  instructions for the paint stick ornaments..  You are 
where I first saw the ornaments.. They were so pretty on
your tree.

Confession time...
In Early December- 2015, I saw these adorable paint stick
ornaments.. I rushed out to Lowes to  buy the sticks and paint
to make them. Came home , was oh so sweet to hubby.. 
and got him to cut the sticks and drill holes in them.. He
got them done really quick [see, he knew I was in a hurry.
 So, I could get them on the tree...Welllllllll.. I procrastinated.
 I painted them. [the first step for me, Kenny had done the
other steps.]  I put them in a basket, out of sight and out
of mind.. Forgot them......... oh no. 
 I pulled them out , determined to  finish them up in 2017..
I couldn't find the blog  of the lady  who gave the 
instructions.. [I had forgotten that Carolyn made them? --
old age for sure].   Then Carolyn emailed me with the blog
sight... [she is so sweet].
And i finally finished them... [A little too late for Christmas
2016...--- But you be looking for them to be shining
on my 2017 Christmas tree..

My prayer is that you all have a very blessed and Merry

Friday, December 16, 2016

My Baby Graduates with his Doctorate Today

Graduation Day...2016

My Baby [40 yrs old] graduated from Seminary with
his second Doctorate  today.. We are so very proud of
him. He has worked very hard for the last 2 years for
this second doctorate.He has spent alot of years
in school. 
God has really blessed us and him. He  just moved
to a new church.. We are praying that God continue
to bless him ,his family, and there new church family.
This has been an exciting day. Kenny and I  could not
travel to be there today [10 hr trip].  Gina [his wife] 
video while he walked the isle and  accepted his
diploma. So we got to see it soon after it happened.
We were excited,  watching it on the computer.

Where did the years go??? I remember the morning
he was born.. We were so excited to add a  son
to our family of 3. I remember his growing up..
I  remember him graduating from high school [He really
hated school.. if you would have ask me, would he have
spent years in college, I would never have  believed it.ha]
God had plans for this little boy.!!! I remember when he
surrendered to the ministry . I remember his first little
church. I remember each ministry he accepted over the
years..I remember the tears , hard times,and joys he would
have.  I remember all the blessings . He has been in
the ministry for 22 years.

Where did the time go??

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Christmas Porches & Making Ornaments

Outside ...Candy canes , lights, wreaths..

Side porch

Porch...Plaids and greenery ...oh Christmas time
is coming ...really soon..

Stockings have been hung on the candy cane stocking
holder, since this photo was taken.. The porch is really
pretty at night, when its all lit up.

Making ornaments.. having fun.
 I found these adorable mason jar lid ornaments
on the Every day Home blog.. So.. today is
making ornament day. I am also doing the paint
stick ornaments [ I think I found them on pintrest??
Can't remember...

Will post my finished product soon.
Merry Christmas..

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Christmas Decor 2016

           It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas at our
                     Little House.... Thought I would share a few
                      snapshots with you.
              NOTE: Click on photo, to see larger view of photos.

Red cabinet in Dining Room/Kitchen

Little bench with pillow and Christmas reading
materials.  See the cute  little train set under
the bench..Kenny bought this for me at a flea
market years ago.. Even though, it is mostly 
blue, it  hangs with all the red.. ha

Kitchen Table
I had this wooden box, [picked up at Dirt Cheap,
for 25 cents]. I added some small ornaments and
pine cones. The place mats and candles were all
from last year.

Can you tell , I  REALLY like  the  red truck or car
with the Christmas tree atop it..  Can't resist buying
them, when I see it , in whatever form. The scent
warmer was a wal mart find this year.

Christmas tree...not a good photo, the light
was not right.. Will try to get a better one later.

Kitchen--  the little wall cut out shelving
unit.... All decked for Christmas.

Red cabinet in hallway..

Arched entry way in living room!
Old world santa is sitting on the post, just
a watching to see if your naughty or nice?

You GOTTA  believe in Santa...

I will share the outside decorating soon.
Hope you and your family are enjoying  the
pre-Christmas  fun.. Lots of  goodies [don't
worry about the calories...that will come in], Hot Chocolate,  Christmas movies.
I know , you want to know? Is Judy using her
early Christmas present [the mixer]. Yes!!!
it is wonderful and TOO many sweets are entering
our  little kitchen..

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Santa Claus Made an Early Visit

              Santa Claus  [aka  Kenny]  Came Early

 I have been using a  cheap hand mixer for years... [had a cheap 
stand mixer years ago, but when it died, I never replaced it. Just
used the cheap hand mixer..

 I have been admiring the  Kitchen aid Artisian mixer , for awhile..
  All the pretty colors they come in.. OH my!!!   And of course, 
 the red one .. caught my eye for sure.

Santa decided it was time to  visit... He reasoned that , with all the
Christmas baking I was planning on doing.... He would visit early
and help me out.. now......... wasn't that a sweet Santa..

My new mixer.. I love it.. Cooking and Preparations
for Christmas are under way!!!

PS... Christmas decorations are done.. Will be sharing soon.
Hope you and your family have a blessed and wonderful