Sunday, December 20, 2009

Only 5 Days Til CHRISTmas!

We had a great day today.  Dear daughter and I went out while the guys stayed at home and did guy things.  We went to Target and it was a mad house!  This will be our first CHRISTmas in our new home and new city.  We are very excited!  Our oldest son and his girlfriend will be here tomorrow.  His siblings are ready to see him.

We just baked some chocolate chip cookies! UMMMMM!  Aziyah did all the measuring and Aaron did the mixing, if I must say so myself they did an awesome job!  The cookies are delicious!  I had to limit them to 2 a piece, because they would be up all night!

I hope you all are ready for CHRISTmas! 

I am almost done with the tweety bird backpack; it is so cute!  The only thing I have to do is put the bias tape on it and then it's done.  It is going in my etsy. 

Once the new year comes, I plan to challenge myself to make something everyday.  I have to sew up ALL that fabric!  I love making the little a-line dresses they're so easy and quick.  I will have a few of them on there as well.  I will also be making some little stocking ornies for next CHRISTmas.  I plan to make one out of every single thing that I make.  This idea came from wondermommy.  She posted it on the sewingmamas board.  I will keep her up to date as well.  Well I hope you all have a very Merry CHRISTmas and a prosperous New Year!

Monday, December 14, 2009

"14 Days Til CHRISTmas"

Hello All,

It has been 10 days since I last blogged.  We finally got the lights up outside and we don't have enough to finish the front.  We lived in a smaller house and now we have a bigger house and not enough lights.  Went to walmart this morning to see if they had any- no not a one.  The guy said they didn't even get any in this year.  What?  No CHRISTmas lights?  What's wrong with them?! 
The kids got their trees up and they decorated them ALL by themselves.  Aziyah has a pink one and Aaron and Jordan got a green one.  I am almost done with CHRISTmas.  Got to wrap my parents gifts and in-laws gift and get them in the mail-quick!!  Came by the post office this afternoon and it was crowded!  I discovered that our post office opens at 8 am, so when I drop the kids off on Wednesday I will go straight there and get those packages in the mail.  I hope you all know you only have 13 more shopping days!  Better get moving! 

I am making a pink tweety bird pack pack tomorrow (at least that's the plan) to put in my shop.  I have a few other things to photogarph and get listed as well.  Will post it once it's done; perhaps before 2010!

Here is a picture of our tree with lots of handmade ornies by the kids; some are at least 10 years old!

Friday, December 4, 2009


Well Thanksgiving was great, just me, hubby and the kids.  We ate and then went for a walk.  Had to walk off some of that food.  I was very good this year, only ate ONCE!  When everyone went back for seconds I didn't.  Don't want to gain the 6 pounds back, afterall it took me about a month to lose them; sure wouldn't want to gain it all back in a day!

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here.  Bought the kids some wooden ornaments from the craft store to paint.  They did a good job on them.  Aaron's is the sleigh and Aziyah's the peppermint.  We try to do this each year, so as they get older and the skills get better, they can see what imporvements they've made.  We got our tree on Sunday and just waiting for hubby to get the decorations down so we can decorate the tree.  The kids all have trees for their rooms; we even got one for the guest room.

Aziyah and I are doing a small holiday boutique on Saturday and she is very excited about this.  It was last minute; thank God we craft year round and had a bin of finished items.  Aziyah made about 2 dozen of the seashell angels to sell.  I have a bunch of other things to sell.  I hope you all have fun decorating for Christmas and let us all not forget that Jesus is the reason for the season. 

Also made the kids some t-shirts to wear to Hubby's job Chirstmas party.  They had a lot of  fun.  Aziyah won a $25 gift card to Best Buy!