Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Jingle Bells

As Christmas approached I’m not going to lie, I’m pretty gosh darn excited. I just LOVE the holiday decorations on all of the homes! The warm fire and pine smell……………the sweet coca and my family actually behaving, for the most part.

I was in Hobby Lobby today and they are already stocked. I must have spent an hour wondering just memorized by all the pretty stuff. Not that we need anything. It’s just fun to look and imagine where it would go in my home or who I could give it too. After I finally made it out of that section of the store I realized one important thing. Christmas means I have to buy lots and lots of presents. Which is defiantly a fun task but is daunting emotionally and financially.  Sometimes I do wish we lived back in the days when Christmas presents were not main attraction in December.

Christmas to me has become way to commercialized. I want a fuzzy blanket on the couch with my family, you can keep the IPod. A good paperback book will do, leave the kindle at Best Buy. And someone please explain to me why I need an IPad when I have a Laptop and a Droid. Not that I’m not grateful, I just wish people would forget about those things and remember the reason for the season.

Nothing in the world can replace walking around the neighborhood, in the freezing cold, hand in hand with the love of my life watching the Christmas light twinkle as all the little ones run around with excitement.

What is your favorite part of the Holidays? The Shooping? The get togethers? Or maybe all the yummy food!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


I have been having trouble commenting on others blogs as well as publishing my own, even following/sharing.

This problem has been going on for around 3 months now. Please know that I am not ignoring you, I just cant write back becuase Google keeps signing me out.

Is any one else having this problem or know how to fix it. I went to help and they stated "They are looking in to it" Sigh............

Sleigh Bells Ring Are You Listening?

There are 88 days until Christmas in case you’re wondering. That means that the Holiday Sales will begin in approximately 20 days. Leaving me around 40 days until I go crazy, with getting ready all the events of November and December. I haven’t started Christmas Shopping yet. I’m not that crazy. But I have wondered around on Amazon and narrowed down the list of how much I will spend on each person.

Then there is the second party of the Holiday season. Owning a shop on Etsy and having a website. I’ve already bought plenty of coffee in trying to get ready for this. I have also pretty much ignored fall in my shop to better prepare for Christmas, mostly because I’m excited to work with shiny stuff. You just can’t say enough about glitter. J

This year we I have been making more and more bows. And I love it! I love that I can use so many colors! I hope to also make some holiday themed shoes here soon for the little ones.  I want to make something cute for their feet so they can ride around the church in everyone’s arms in style.

What are you plans for this year’s Holiday season? Have you already begun your preparations?

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Booties for Adults?

My weekend has been full of orders! A good thing really and I hope all my other crafter's have the same problem. But we already have so much to do at this time of the year. So as I'm sewing today the thought came across my mind, what If these booties fit me. I imagined myself curling my toes in them and walking around the house. I may even run to check the mail in them. With there slip resistant bottom, they would be perfect!

What do you think? Would you wear these shoes if they were in your size?

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Independence Day

As the tempters reach a astonishing 100-112’F here in Augusta Georgia I am glad that we will be heading to the beach in the morning. Charleston South Caroline is one of our favorite places to visit in the summer. We always buy the hotel the day before and get a steal at a top notch place, kind of makes us feel fancy to be in a hotel that normally goes for $300 a night and we get it for around $150. At least there you can go for a swim, wonder down to Wet Willies or indulge at Snobs. Snobs have a phenomenal Duck by the way.
We will be there for about 3 days then were heading back to hang out at a friend’s lake house and boat to watch the fireworks.
Nothing really says America like water and a grill. I guess except an American Flag.  What are you plans for the weekend? Are you planning a big party? Or just staying in the cool AC?

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

My Thrify Light Box

My New Light Box! And it only cost me 89 Cents!
After looking for a Light Box in stores and seeing the prices I have decided to make my own. I dint have many cardboard boxes so I had to make do. First I cut the top off with the "help" of Sam. She has a bit of a box fetish. And a mommy fetish.

I knew this was going to be hard because I cut my self, a lot. When I sew, when I cut material, when I cook. I'm not good at not cutting. But with a little patience I was able to achieve this:

Now for the sides. I tired to move Sam, again with no luck. At least I got her out of the box long enough to cut it.....

Ta Da! My thrifty light box is done! I used a poster board on the back  in a C shape. I also put white paper on the sides under the sheet. I know what your thinking and no, no children helped me make it. Thats my awesome skills at work! Next to take some pictures!