Tuesday, February 24, 2015

It's my BIRTHDAY!

It is snowing on my birthday ;)
It almost always snows on February 24 
Sometimes only a flurry
Sometimes a blizzard
Sometimes a dusting
This year an inch...so far
It will not last long, we do not stay cold here
our winters are mild as are the temps.
I love it when it snows...on my birthday.
Happy 42nd Birthday to me.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

sweet Hearts

Hey Y'all are you ready for your Valentine?
I am working so as usual we will not do anything, Lee bless his heart is just awful at Valentines, my Birthday which is 10 days after Valentines and our Anniversary, Christmas he is usually OK at(...because he gets a list ha ha) he just doesn't get it. Those events largely go unnoticed by him, not that I want tons of gifts or anything, just make an effort, make it special...oh well almost 19 years married, lol I do not anticipate a change!

All that being said there are a few very sweet bloggers that do get me and I love to swap with them!
Chris at A Little Creation is one of the ladies that really knows what I love!
We did the Valentine swap at Viv's (love her too!) Thanks for hosting Viv!
Here is what Chris made and sent to me :)
GIFTS GALORE!!!

SUCH A SWEET SNOWY SCENE!

BE STILL MY HEART! 
A SNOWMAN ON A HEART HOLDING A HEART
HOMEMADE HOT CHOCOLATE  CANDLES 
AND HEART FILLED SCRAPPING PAPERS
SEE SHE GETS ME!

A PRECIOUS SNOWFLAKE GARLAND

VINTAGE SEALS AND FELT HEARTS!

SEVERAL VINTAGE VALENTINES
 AND I LOVE THE FLOWER PIN!!
LOTS OF BITS TO CRAFT WITH
Spoiled rotten by Chris!
Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness
You made my day!

Another who I adore is Debby
we did a Christmas swap and decided to swap
for Valentines 1 on 1.
Just look at her creativity
I LOVE it Debby!
The necklace is great i have worn it all this week.

Thank you so much.

My heart is full from such sweet,
thoughtful and amazing gifts from two sweet friends.


Monday, January 26, 2015

Time for tea

Hey y'all
How are things with you today?
Ok here.
So yesterday the ladies in the family got together and had a ladies tea.
We like to treat ourselves on occasion and after spending a lot at a few different tea rooms over the years we decided to do our own and we are great at it lol.
Of course I don't have a single photo of it! Sheesh we were enjoying ourselves too much.
I did spend some aunt Jenny time with all 4 of my little loves and these two wanted to take selfies so here I am with Shelby and Layden.


Thursday, January 1, 2015

New Year 2015!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Hey y'all how was your Christmas?
Ours was nice it felt a little more like normal this year.
I worked a ton, so for me it was rushed and I never did feel the Christmas spirit or the magic of the season that I crave. Oh well maybe this year...

I did a couple of one on one swaps for  Christmas.
First up is my swap with Marci this was her first swap and I am so glad she decided to swap with me!
I hope it is the first of many for her.
Here is what miss MJ sent me, she made me feel so cared about! Love ya Marci!
I love the ornaments, I use the C7 bulbs on my tree inside and the C9 bulbs outside,
it is just not  Christmas without them, so the big bulb is perfect,
the sleigh speaks to my love of things of old,
the mug is my new favorite! Huge and just perfect for hot chocolate!
And of course a little something sweet :)

I also swapped with Trisha, Love her she gets me and we love many of the same things!
Love her style and how she adds sparkle to my tree!

So Sweet! It really looks like a decorated cookie in person.
Um... I would show you the treats she sent, but we kinda devoured them,
 Lee and I indulged ourselves, (make that gorged) on maple fudge, nut clusters, peppermint bark and peanut butter balls.
They were so good!

Now for the bad part...lol 
This is the aftermath of Christmas crafting, wrapping, storing etc... in my craft room!
OYE! You should see the table! Completely covered.
LOL I just shut the door and ignored it for the past week.
Yikes, I don't even know where to start in there! LOL
So if you need me, other than working that is where I will be :)

Now who is ready for a Valentine swap?

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Christmas kitchen Swap

Hey Y'all
MERRY CHRISTMAS!
I love this time of year, there usually seems to be a bit of magic in the air, not really feeling it this year.  Work has wrecked that. Hopefully in the next week I will find and feel a bit of magic, I need it,  just doesn't feel like Christmas without it.
What does feel like Christmas is swapping with a new friend!
Debby at Cozy Blanket and I were partnered and I have a new friend she says I am stuck with her ha ha,  well I can handle that! She is the sweetest and treated me lavishly in the gifts she sent.
ADORABLE!! 
So cute and sweet and looks great on 
my tree in the kitchen!

Sweet bottle brush tree in a bottle!
Sparkles in the snow.
Perfect!

Blessed little peg angel, lots of bits and bobs
to craft with, and a Debbie Macomber book
I have not yet read.

See I told you treats galore!
I am so thankful for our little blog community.
Thank You Debby! I am truly grateful!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!


Friday, November 7, 2014

Christmas is on the way....

Hey y'all!
OK you know I love swaps and stumbled over this one today thanks to Sandy at 521 Lake Street ;)
SIGN UP NOW!!! It looks like a great fun and creative swap.

 Erica at Golden Egg Vintage is hosting!
I cant wait to find out who my partner is! 
 Trisha and Marci I would love to swap with you each one on one as well!
Swaps and friends make me smile! 
What a great combination!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

October fun

Hey Yall  how are you today?
I am on Vacation this week so I am Great!
October has had a lot of fun scheduled in!
Technically this happened on Sept. 29 but I forgot to share so I doing it now
I completed my second 5k mud run\obstacle course!


This was after the Dirty Dash in Virginia Beach!
I did this one on my own, which was a little tough
but I did it! I loved the feeling of accomplishment.
Believe me when I say if I can do it anyone can!
I cannot wait for the next one!

On October 4 we celebrated my Dew Drops First Birthday!
I cannot believe she is 1 already!
Her first taste of cake and she loved it!
Love and adore you Darby!

Then I worked A LOT! and had no fun :(

This past weekend we celebrated our favorite cousins 40th Birthday!
LOvE YA
Leigh!
Welcome to your fabulous 40s!

I went junkin on Saturday and only bought 1 thing which is a Christmas gift for someone.
Yesterday I went to the movies with my sister in law Amanda we saw The Best Of Me
Ahhh Nicholas Sparks! Love is books.
The movie was good but the book is way better.
I recommend both!
Today I think I am staying in and working in my craft room, I need to get organized!

Have fun today :)

PS Is anyone interested in a Christmas swap? Leave me a comment or email me if you are !