Monday, December 24, 2012

Ugly Christmas sweater cake

I saw this cake off of pinterest and printed out a picture of it. I gave the picture to my daughter and she gave it to her friend that decorates cakes. Not only did she pull it off the cake was absolutely delicious. I will have her friend make more speciality cakes in the future. This is more of a close up of the cake. We celebrated Christmas yesterday and it was a fun day and evening. I got up a little too early and faded early but it was joy for all the kids to be there and Zach was a sweet polite little boy who hugged everyone and thanked them for each gift he opened without prompting from Mom.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Zach's crafty gift to his Mommy

Yesterday I spent a few hours with my grandson making cookies and him making a craft for his Mommy for Christmas. Using jumbo jingle bells he was going to make a Christmas tree or a wreath or a present out of the bells and glue them to the inside of a frame. He chose musical note wrapping paper to cover the cardboard. After fooling around with the bells for awhile he decided to take a break and think about it. After I finished cleaning up the kitchen from making sugar cookies with him, he told me that he had decided what he wanted to do. He decided he wanted the first initial of him Mommy's name. K for Kristine. He told me that he didn't have enough bells for M for Mommy, but that was okay. He was the only one that called her that, and she does have a real name after all. He is 8 and I think he did a really good job.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Little bits of Christmas

Kristi has been a big help in helping me decorate for Christmas. She is very creative. She does little vinettes that are always happy surprises and delightful to my eye. Here are a few of the things she has done, I will share more later. And this one, very cute under my cake dome.

Christmas chair hangers

I have to apologize for the quality of the pictures. I use my IPhone because it is easier. I am going to start using my camera and go the harder way to download, at least for me. I bought these chair hangers from collectibles etc. Was very disappointed when I got them and they were so cheap I wasn't going to send them back. So I decided to embellish them. Here is the before Now this is the after, still a little bit cheezy, but I like the bright colors so will go with them this year.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

For Jezebel

I hope you like this. You have been such a good friend to me.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Decided to create my own wreath

This one I am donating to my Woman's club Christmas party for a prize. I had fun making it. But I wished I had been better with the placement of the ornaments. Next time I will.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Mesh ribbon wreaths

Love them. But I am not up to making one and the ones I see for sale are beyond my budget. But imagine how I felt when I saw this one at Walmart. $19.99 I am going to add some embellishments to make it fuller and richer. Then I am done. I bought one for Kristi and she will be doing the same.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Time to let my daughter have my poinsettia afghan.

I have had the pleasure of treasuring this for over 30 years and have decided that I now want to pass it on to my daughter. She is very happy with my decision.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Saturday, October 13, 2012

My backyard does not know it is fall!

I love fall, I love all the fall colors but my backyard is trying to make up its mind about that.

Monday, July 23, 2012



Cosmetology School Attire



Desapego by lursl featuring an orange shirt


Good Monday morning. I just want to share a picture of our yard that I grabbed while filling up the bird feeders.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Peachy Keen Bars | Cookies Recipes | ptodora | Just A Pinch Recipe Club

Peachy Keen Bars | Cookies Recipes | ptodora | Just A Pinch Recipe Club

Simple Black


grey blues

Classic Casual

Shopping Day

Work Outfit



26 by ecc24 featuring nixon watches

Black Grey Comfy


The Office Beauty

Cinnamon and Sage

Apple Cobbler

Board meeting then dinner afterwards

Board meeting then dinner afterwards

Rainy day out window shopping

Rainy day out window shopping

Fun shopping day

Fun shopping day

Fun shopping day

Fun shopping day

Fun shopping day

Red and Brown

Neutral Work