Thursday, January 13, 2011


When my parents came for a visit, my mom had her crochet bag with her. These guys were interested and started asking questions. I was surprised! My mom then gave them some "lessons" on how to make a basic chain. It reminded me of the time, many years ago, that she taught me. I never really made anything other than a chain.
My boys actually did good! Jake lost interest after a little while, but Logan kept going, and going. He has a very long chain now.

Such concentration in their faces.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Caught in the Act!.............

Here was my nice coffee table purchased at Cost Plus World Market about a year ago.
Then I found out that Kady was using as an art easel. Four times with a marker and then this.....not sure what she used, but I can tell you whatever it was, it doesn't come off. It is scratched in there good. (*sniff *sniff)

Oh, and here she is, knowing FULL well that she did wrong!

Friday, January 07, 2011

The Mantle...........

Ok.....I did a post about doing something with my mantle the other day. First, according to my hubby, I had too much stuff on it, then I took the candles down and put them in the fireplace. Well, here are some pics of the mantle and what I've done. I need some honest opinions here......too much, not too much, bad grouping or colors?? Please help!

A place for it.......

I was browsing blogs one day and came across this paper mobile. It was a while ago and I don't remember which blog I got the tutorial from. A few months back, my mom and I gave my brother and his fiance an engagement party. I thought of the mobile idea to make and hang over the food table. After punching out a large number of circles, my right arm started feeling sore....a serious workout. I couldn't have just one arm worked out, so I switched to the other side and finished up all the circles. It turned out better then I imagined! After the party, I had it in a cupboard because I wasn't sure what to do with it. I thought about hanging it in Kady's room, but the colors weren't quite right. Then I thought about our loft! Yes.....perfect fit!

Thursday, January 06, 2011

What am I doing right now.........

Drinking something warm and yummy in my favorite mug.

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Light in the fireplace.......

I had all these candles in a drawer. I would bring them out here and there during the holiday season, and then would put them back in the drawer. After getting all my Christmas decoration back in their bins, I decided to do something different with my mantle. I had four of these candles displayed with lots of other things. The hubby came home and I asked his opinion.......He said, "It looks too busy." today I took the four candles away, grabbed the remaining in the drawer and decided to put them all in the fireplace.
I'm satisfied!

Monday, January 03, 2011

Tick, Tock.....

New Year's resolution is not really something I do anymore. I just figure no matter what day or month or year it is, always strive to do better, or work harder to get closer to your goals, learn and teach.......take care of your self and always remember to laugh and to love.......and pictures, take lots of pictures!