Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Puppy Slippers

Good morning all.  It is a beautiful day today and unseasonably warm, which it has been all fall.  I'm not a fan of winter weather, so I am totally ok with that.

Last week while surfing around on the web I stumbled across the pattern for crocheted puppy slippers!  Fortunately I printed out the pattern right then and there because now I can't find the link!  I whipped these up in no time and have another pair that are pink almost finished.  I think they are just adorable!

Yngwie and his girlfriend are home from college for Thanksgiving and spent Sunday afternoon making hard candy.  YUM!  They made raspberry, spearmint, cinnamon, and grape.  The first batch they did was the grape and apparently they didn't get it quite to temperature because it would never harden.  They had thrown that over into a bowl and given up on it, but I wouldn't let them throw it away.  After they left to go fishing, I re-boiled the grape blog and it hardened up just fine.  Just so you know, if it ever happens to you, it can be re-boiled!

Spending the rest of the week getting ready for Thanksgiving!  I think we will be having around 10 people for lunch!  I love to cook for crowds!



Monday, November 15, 2010

Christmas is coming.....

This weekend went by in a whirlwind!!  Yngwie and his friends came in Saturday to decorate the Christmas trees!  It was so much fun having all these teenagers in the house, laughing and having a good time!  While they were busy decorating I made some homemade chili, with all the fixin's, pigs in a blanket, chocolate chip cheeseball with graham crackers and a homemade pumpkin cheesecake!!  YUM!  All was devoured in a matter of minutes!

While the kids were decorating the big trees, I decorated my little aluminum tree in the kitchen.  This year the theme is ELVES!  I love elves and pixies and have been collecting them for years!  Here is my first ever elf tree:
I love this tree!  It truly makes me smile every single time I look at it!
And speaking of elves,
I saw an estate sale listed in the paper and yesterday was the last day and everything was half price, I had to go into work for a little while anyway, so decided to run by there on my way into work and am I ever glad that I did!  Look at the elves I found!
A cute and sexy little elf lady on an ashtray.  (Do they even make ashtrays anymore?)

An adorable little kneehugger who is already on my tree.
I also bought this little ornament

Isn't she a doll? and speaking of dolls

Too cute for words.

and these Easter chicks came home with me too!
Total cost of these adorable purchases??  $4.00!!!!!
Then on my way home, I swung by the antique store and snagged these cuties.

He is a music box that plays "Jingle Bells"  Isn't that the cutest face ever!

Yngwie says this elf looks like he's up to something!

an Annalee reindeer!
I love going to the antique mall, you never know what you'll find
With so much going on at home and work, I didn't have time to do too much crafting, but made some headway on the elf I am making from Elizabeth, a Bluebird Papercrafts pattern.  He should be finished tomorrow!
Hope everyone has a great week!!


Friday, November 12, 2010

Debbie Mumm Back Pack!

 Good Friday Morning to everyone!  This week I have been sewing in "snips and snatches" between cleaning and putting up my Christmas decorations!
I got the pattern for this adorable backpack from http://www.debbiemumm.com/Projects/Sewing/2009/08/
It  was super simple and I love how it turned out.  It will be the Christmas gift for my little great niece and will be filled with coloring books, activity books, and makers and probably some candy thrown in just to spoil her even more!
fully lined and quilted

Large enough to carry lots of books
Your's truly thinks she might like one too!

This weekend some of Yngwies friends are coming to decorate the large tree in the living room.  I am fixing chili, cornbread, and the fixin's.
Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!



Friday, November 05, 2010

Happy Birthday Yngwie!!

19 years ago today I arrived at the hospital at exactly 1:00 p.m.  The nurse said "What are you here for"  I said "I'm here to have a baby!  Let's get this show on the road".

At 7:10 p.m. the most wonderful gift God has ever given me was born!

Happy Birthday Yngwie!  We love you so much and are so very proud of you!

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Today is the day!!!!!


Just think, no more political ads for awhile!!!  YAY!!!