Sunday, November 27, 2011

Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat.....

      But I could never do that to Loosey and Goosey! They are our pets! And the egg that I thought was a goose egg turned out to be a double-yolked duck egg. Who knew? I found out the day I made the dressing cause I used duck eggs in it. It was amazing for me to see this since I never thought of duck eggs as being double-yolked. We had a wonderful Thanksgiving and the food turned out really good in spite of the fact of the way I felt. God was so good to help me through this! I had Yasmine and Layla Friday and Saturday because their Mommy wasn't feeling well. They did great and we all had a good time.
      I still am not myself because I don't feel like walking or working out with weights yet. I walk every day and use weights about three times a week. My body is actually sore from not exercising! I can't wait to go outside and walk again, but the weather is messy here so I'll just have to use the treadmill.(I don't like using that thing!) but I will if there's no other way!
      When I finish with this post, I am going to take down the fall decorations and begin putting up Christmas decorations. I'll take pics as soon as I get some new lithium batteries. Enjoy these from Thanksgiving. Be warned: there are lots of photos here.

The geese.
Winterlynne and Yasmine.

She was being shy when she first got here.

Layla loves to put things in her mouth.

The unfinished dining room.

Can't tell much here, but this was a nice spread!

Future muscician?

They love to play all over Uncle Randy.

Win loves to be read to.

Layla would rather play with my house shoes.

She's so tiny, she uses this as a chair.

Win loves to read too.

And try to put on her shoes.

All eyes on uncle Randy!

They enjoyed playing with this dry-rotting hummer. I know, I'm going to get to the porch soon.

Layla and pretty dog playing ring around the rosies.

Yasmine pushing Layla. 

Before I spray painted it white.

Sliding down the swimming pool slide.

She was pretending the hose was a horn.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone!

      I just wanted to take a moment out of your busy day and wish you all blessings for Thanksgiving. I'm not feeling well at all, but the turkey and dressing has to go on. I ended up at the dentist yesterday with an abscessed tooth! It had to be pulled, so I let them. It had already caused a bad sinus infection, so I'm still dealing with that on top of the swollen cheek. God is Good, though! He is helping me to get things done that I know I couldn't do in my own strength. I also wanted to share with you some photos of our kitchen island that hubby has been working on.
      Let's remember to give thanks to our Father for our blessings, for this is the reason for Thanksgiving!

I stopped at the thrift store by the dentist and found this sleigh for 99.! I am going to paint it white.

The island is almost done! The breakfast nook however, is not. Window and doors need molding and the window needs a better treatment.

Hubby did the columns.

Close-up of the plaque purchased in Gatlinburg, last winter. It looks really nice here.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Beautiful Sunday!

      I'm so thankful for beautiful, sunny, cloudy days! It's back and forth with the sun today. I'm thankful for people like you who read and follow my blog! How encouraging! I'm on a wreath kick lately. I just learned how, or shall I put it, still learning how, to make felt roses. I actually had them hot-glued onto the wreath and then decided to take them off. The roses just didn't look right, so I made some more. Hubby says these look better. It's nice to have a hubby who cares about little things like felt roses. I absolutely love roses and am trying to find some pretty pink silk roses to tie me over until mine bloom again. Some have bloomed recently but the latest cold made them droop. They still smell heavenly, though.
       I've had good success lately with one in particular thrift store. It is by far, my favorite. The others don't mark things down like this one does. I got some toulle, (spell check didn't have this word), sweaters, two I decided I'll wear instead of for a project; pink lace, a bag of flowers that I want to gesso or plaster. Have you ever plastered flowers? I saw that on someone's blog, I think villa barnes. Pray that I get over this sinus infection before long because I have so much to do before everyone comes here Thursday! Enjoy these photos. Until next time! Blessings from Bama!

Yay! It's finished!

The door before.

Roses before.

Just to show the smaller size, not finished yet.

Both sizes.

Materials used.

The tutu wreath. What will I do with this?

I was so fortunate to find these items yesterday!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Thanksgiving, one week from today

      Can you believe that it's turkey time? I'm so excited! I love the holidays, family and food. I love making the dressing while hubby is smoking the turkey. Maybe the turkey will get done in time, this year. I've been busy crafting, priming the door, sewing, and such this week. There aren't many yard sales this weekend and I'm not sure I will go to them. I've got a lot to do to get ready for next week. I want the door finished, for one thing, and "stuff" put up. Do you have 'stuff" laying around in your house? How does that happen so quickly? The island in the kitchen is now empty of all the "stuff" since hubby is grouting and finishing it, just in time for Thanksgiving. Yay!
      I'm really enjoying listening to Pandora Radio, Michael Buble radio. It's not Christmas music, but just as soothing. Try it, you might like it! Here are some photos:
The door you've seen before, with another coat of primer. That's where I sit, in the background, soon to be moved upstairs again.

The decoupaged letters says thanks, looks better here  than in real life.

Letters hanging on a swag.

Win's outfit done. I had to add a ruffle to the pants since they were too short.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Have you seen this word before:

      Nepotician? If not, then I just coined a new word! Do you know what it means? Nepotism and politician: I guess they're kind of the same, aren't they. I don't know why that was on my mind today, I guess I was just reminiscing about my old job that I don't have any more. O.k, enough of that and onto the reason for this post. I had a great three days last week yard-saling! I was so blessed to actually find what I was looking for! Wreaths! and Christmas decorations, curtains that I'm turning into a Thanksgiving tablecloth, pillow shams, a nice purse, I can't even remember what all, I just know it was all good. Looking forward to this weekends thrifty finds! Hear are some photos:

Can you believe this purse was only a dollar?

Check out the big goose egg, the first and only one we've gotten.

This box and the one in the next photo only cost me ten dollars!

Christmas wreaths and garland, a few ornaments and wall hanging.

I found this rag wreath in a box in the attic left over from the early nineties. I just changed the ribbon and it fits right in with me upstairs room. I'm wrapping yarn around a styrofoam wreath to make a wreath to give to Win. I'm going to make Yas one,too.

This is the upstairs room. I got the red felt for four dollars. There was a lot of it! I made the cone tree and wrapped the felt around it. I'm going to make another one and put them on the piano.

Saturday's finds. There is a lot of stuff in the box for thirteen-fifty!

Thought I'd throw in some pics of how things look outside now.

These leaves are still pretty.

These are the panels I'm going to make my tablecloth with. I just love the pattern!

This is the same box as before, just pulled some things out.