Thursday, December 31, 2009


I'm spending New Years Eve in and all alone!! Kids are at Grannies and Hubby had to work. I'm enjoying the peace and quiet all snuggled in my bed with a half gallon of mint moose tracks ice cream! Perfect!

I pray you all have a wonderful New Year filled with many blessings!!!

Monday, December 28, 2009


Well, another Christmas has come and gone way to quickly!! Ours was filled with lots of Family, friends and good Food!!! Despite the very wintery weather one big ice storm and a bout with the flu for me, we managed to venture out to the city and spend an afternoon at the museum.

Can you see the huge table and chairs sitting atop the bridge?

It was one of the entries in the cities first annual Art Prize competition. This was the first time that I saw it in person and I thought it was really cool!

As you can tell from the following photos my oldest really enjoyed all the different Santa's. Seriously, Sometimes I'm not sure I should take him out in public . LOL

After yanking on his robe,

Pulling on is beard,

and picking his nose, I was sure he would end up on Santa's naughty list!

Let's just say Santa was very patient this year!

Free carousel rides.

The mummy was not a hit with the girl as you can tell by the look on her face. She was totally creeped out! Can't blame her!

Gorgeous old furniture.

Old fashioned store fronts.

The general store

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!!

Saturday, December 12, 2009


"Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful."~ Norman Vincent Peale
We survived the blizzard and I'm sure the kids will be back to school on Monday. We enjoyed being held up inside all cozy and warm! Lots of hot chocolate and cookies were had by all! The kids were even able to enjoy some sledding once the winds died down.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


What do you do when your in the midst of a wind whipping blizzard?? I decided to put together this pretty planter. It was easy and required nothing that I couldn't find around the house or out in the yard. Goodness knows I would never venture out in this weather!!
I simply tucked a piece of foam in the bottom of this urn. I gathered various pine and boxwood from the yard and started tucking them in place. I had some dried hydrangeas left from this summer and nestled them in here and there. Voila....
I love it...and it makes me smile and I like to stick my nose in it and smell all it's freshness!
The kids had a snow day today and it looks like they'll be home again tomorrow!! Hope everyone is staying warm!

Saturday, December 5, 2009


We have been having non stop snow for the past two days!! It really looks beautiful and has put me in the Christmas spirit! You must be in the Christmas spirit to dress your favorite rooster like this!!

This is a small part of my Grandmothers nativity. She made it in ceramics class over sixty years ago. There are so many large pieces that go with it...I just don't have room to display them all.

I added salt to the bottom of my candle holders this year.

Normally I do two themed trees, but this year we just piled a hodge podge of everything on one tree.

Hope everyone is having a great weekend! This is the first Saturday in a long time that we have nothing to do!! Just haning out by the fire trying to stay warm!!

Sunday, November 29, 2009


Slowly but surely we are dragging decorations up from the dungeon. My sister gave me this little wreath last year. She found it at the dollar store. I cut some fresh greens from the woods and tucked them into this artificial wreath for the front door.This is a vintage childrens shovel that I decked out with greens and polka dot ribbon. Horrible picture...I know!! I'm thinkin my camera is on its last leg.

Normally I have this old junky sled on the front porch, but I thought I would try out a new spot this year.

The kids helped me load up on fresh pine and rose hips to tuck into the window boxes. I put lights on them this year to, so they look so pretty at night.

Here's a close up of the dollar store wreath. Pretty cute I think...especially for a buck!!

This is a cookie jar I picked up on clearance a few years ago.

The mantel is work in progress.

Here is my Hobby Lobby reindeer. He has taken much abuse over the years and can barely sit up straight. I had to lean him up against the bricks to keep him steady.

That's it for now folks. Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We are recouping with a quiet Sunday at home today. It has been a crazy couple of months for us. Our house is up for sale and we have had an interested couple that just can't seem to make up their minds. It can be an emotional process, especially since we have found an old farm that we are crazy about!!

I suppose if it's meant to be it will happen.....
Have a great week everyone!