Monday, December 17, 2018

Monthly Mantle

Good morning! Hope you had a lovely weekend and are enjoying the season with your loved ones and friends. Our son Danny and his family are still with us and it has been an amazing and unforgettable week. I will share pictures and stories later on.

My dear friend  Melanie (one of the bees in our Hive) has done an amazing job on her fireplace mantle throughout the year. I asked her if I could share it with you and she said yes! Enjoy and be inspired!

Have a wonderful and blessed day!

Friday, December 14, 2018

Happy birthday Valerie

Good morning! Our first born daughter  Valerie turns 38 years old today. Happy birthday dear Valerie! Every year we exchange a Christmas ornament which represents what we did during the year. She gave me a unicorn (you know my love for them) and I gave her a SUPERWOMAN character ornament. In my book, that's what this beautiful girl is! She is an amazing woman who loves the Lord, her family, her friends and her job. She is sooo fun to be around with and always has a loving and encouraging word for you. We could not be more proud of her. I took this picture of her at 3am on Black Friday when we did our shopping spree. Yes, she was delirious!

Here are some more Christmas layouts I made last weekend using Doodlebug Christmas collection.

Have a fabulous, happy, safe and blessed weekend!

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Twelve day before Christmas

Happy Thursday! I have not posted since last week because it's been a very busy week with traveling, working, family and church. I spent last weekend with the Hive in Alabama and celebrated Christmas together. We worked on our Christmas albums, ate, laughed, played, shopped and scrapped some more. We even had elves visit our rooms in the middle of the night! I have pictures to prove it. 

I'll be sharing some of my Christmas layouts until the end of the year. Also, new Christmas KITS will be posted here on my blog (KITS PAGE) later on today. Stay tuned! I have 30 new ones coming up. Make sure you send me an email with the ones you would like to purchase to

Have a wonderful and blessed day and may the joy of the Lord be your strength.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Happy Anniversary

Good morning and happy Thursday!  Yesterday was our son and daughter-in-law's 9th anniversary.  They sent us this picture and it seems that neither of them has aged even one day.  Happy anniversary, Danny and Lexie, as you begin your tenth year together as one.

Here's the perfect layout for those pictures.

Thanks for visiting today.  Have a wonderful and blessed day!

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Home Renovation

Good morning and happy Tuesday!  I hope that your week has started off well.  I had a rash flareup over the weekend and the Benadryl I've been taking has me sleeping most of the day.

A little over a year ago our landlord advised us that they would be selling the house we had been renting from them.  We had already tentatively been looking for a new home, but now had to kick it up a notch.  Within 2 or 3 days we found one that, in my words, was "move in ready".

Now, "move in ready" does not mean that it's ready to be moved in to.  Obviously, there are decorating things that have to be done.  Our house has an open floor plan.  The family room's freshly painted accent walls that I was absolutely in love with when we bought they place now had to be re-painted to match the rest of the house.  After all, it didn't match my furniture.

Then I went for the kitchen.  I wanted the wallpaper gone and its walls painted the same color as the rest of the house.  And a tile back splash was also something else that it needed.  We actually bought everything needed for these projects.  My husband got the family room repainted, all of my curtains and other things hung, but only started removing the wallpaper in the kitchen when we had to move in.  Then 2018 happened and the kitchen project stalled.

Recently I told my husband that I would like the kitchen finished before our son and his family arrived in mid-December.  He sat me down and was brutally honest with me.  He told me that the project was going to take several days and that since he works a full-time job, he could only dedicate a few hours to it daily.  I do not like tools and things laying around, but he said that he was not going to waste precious time putting everything away every day.  I'd have to deal with things out of place for a few days.  I reluctantly agreed, and the project is well under way.  The wallpaper removal and the painting is done and he starts on the back splash tomorrow.  I cringe every time I go into the kitchen, but I guess that that is the price of progress.

Here he is showing me just how nice the back splash is going to look.  Eek!!!  Look at those tools on the counter top!!!

Here's the layout where I'm going to put the before and after pictures.  Then I going to go into the guest bathroom and see what can be done in there!

Thanks for reading my blog today.  Have a wonderful and blessed day!

Monday, December 3, 2018

Little Scare

Good morning and happy Monday and happy December!  Only 22 days until Christmas.  Are you caught up on your shopping?

We had a little scare on Friday afternoon.  I got a call from our daughter.  Our grandson, Andrew, had fallen from the slide at school and she was 25 minutes away and could not get hold of her husband to go get him.  We took off for the school and by the time we got there, his dad had arrived.  I jumped into his car and accompanied them to the hospital.

Fortunately, it was just a broken arm.  They put it in a green cast and in 3 weeks he should be as good as new.

Here is Andrew with me and the ER doctor.  Coincidentally, he's going to be skiing in North Carolina the same week as my daughter and her family at the end of the month.  We're hoping that he won't be needing another cast!

Here's the first signature on his cast, the "man with all the toys"!

And look what they found on Saturday morning!  Elvis the Elf had fallen from the slide on the Barbie swimming pool and ended up with a green cast himself!!!

Here a couple of layouts where we can put these photos.

Thanks for visiting today.  Stay safe and have a wonderful and blessed day!