Monday, February 1, 2016

valentine kitchen and birthday parties!

oh my.. sorry .. I disappeared again!  bad bloggy pal I am!  
I don't know what Ive been doing.  just stuff I guess.  
we had Scarlet pies first birthday party this past Saturday..  
she is just adorable I tell you!  I'll post some pics from the party in a minute.  
Here are a few from my kitchen.  
Don't you just love to decorate? 
I can not help myself!  

the kitchen usually has fairly decent light in it so I can get some ok pics in there. 
 but the living room is another story!   too dark.  but I'll take some in there this week sometime.
Still haven't been able to do any valentine crafting..  but planning on it for Saturday.
I have a friend or two coming over to play!
then after that its seriously back to work in the bear dept.
  I have procrastinated far too long.

I hung some hearts on the front porch after work tonight and it made me feel like I should go buy some valentine tinsel garlands to put around the doors 
and a red tinsel heart wreath to hang on the door! 
lol... you know I'm going in search of those things on my lunch tomorrow.
hopefully walmart, dollar general or dollar tree will have some.
I wont have time to go to Joann's or Micheal's, 
where I know they have them.
fingers crossed!

OK!! look at this beautiful little princess! 
isn't she perfectly awesome? 

she was so cute trying to figure out what to do with that cake!  
I you want to see the rest of her party pics.. look at my flickr site, I just uploaded about 28 pics I think.

Okeedokie.. that's all for now folks..   I have to go make my husband a milkshake and get a fudgicle for myself.   and then I'm coming back to blog hop!  
have a great week! 

Thursday, January 21, 2016

thursday chit chat

 Good morning bloggy pals!   Thankful that the week is winding down.  I have training today at work and also had it yesterday.  Im so behind.. I wish I could just sit at my desk all day.. but cant.. and tomorrow I'll be out in the field doing visits all day.  I may never get caught up!  but it is what it is...   gotta just keep on keeping on ..  right?    

Im dying to make some Valentines...  I did make a couple needlefelted  pieces over the weekend,, but cant show them because they are for some peeps that might stop by here!  lol!  I really want to take a trip to  Buffalo Stamps to see what valentine papers are out and also to the christmas tree store to see what valentiney treasures that might have.. and hobby lobby.....  and I think the weather may cooperate to be able to do that this weekend. 
that is my plan!  just gotta get through two more days.

Michelle Rees has been making the cutest paper valentines and I am very inspired and dying to play!  I do have a ton of bears to work on though.   I have to find a good balance and get started on them.  I have been procrastinating!  

Hasselback Apple
Posted by Tasty on Thursday, October 22, 2015

I made this baked apple recipe last night... and served it with ice cream.. it was very good, though not as pretty as theirs!    you should try it! 

see..  not quite as pretty.. but sure was good!
gotta go..  only about 25 minutes to get ready for work.. 
have a delightful day my bloggy pies!

Friday, January 15, 2016

peek a boo

OMG.. so glad this week is over.  wasn't the best week.  Tuesday I had a tummy bug..  and  a bit of a gallbladder attack..  then yesterday morning I woke up at 3:00 with a cold...  really??  I am so darn susceptible to those darn things.  but other then Tuesday,  I made it through the week.  
Over the weekend I managed to put Christmas away and get valentines out.  Ive been tweaking it a bit here and there through the week.   

Since I really don't feel good, I'm pretty much planning on camping out at home for the next three days..  except for tomorrow.  Tomorrow is Miss Ella pies birthday party..  she is having a dress up tea party!  I'll be sure to take some pictures.    everyone will look so purty I bet!   Well, Little Torry pie said he is going to "dress up" as a ninja turtle!  I don't think he understands the dress up concept.  but I told his mother that she should let him dress up that way.  why not?  It would be fun!

I know a few of you encouraged me to host a valentine swap.  but I'm just not feeling it.    but I would compile a list of names and addresses if anyone wants to send out cards to each other.  and they don't have to be homemade.    If I get at least 8 girls, I'll do it.  its up to you guys.
sweet and simple though.   just a card.  
I did get invited to swap with two old friends.  hoping to work on that this weekend and another friend as well for a little one to one mushroom swap.   I just not feeling the whole organizing thing to set a swap up though... In fact.. if you decide you want to do a card swap..   when you email me, make sure you include your full name and address.  I don't want to have to track anyone down for more info.  lol!  (geesh.. what fun am I?)  

Between this cold and work I'm feeling pretty beat.  I'm dragging my butt and running to catch up  and sometimes its like beating my head against the wall! for real!  all good though.. please don't feel sorry for me..  I'm am fine fine fine!  lol!  just not feeling like doing much extra...  get it?  lol!  so... if you email me your information, be sure to write VALENTINES on the subject line of you email, so I don't miss it.  I get so much junk email I have trouble seeing the "real" ones.   and also please tell me here is you email me so I know to look for you.  If I don't have 8 girls in a couple days, I'll just can the idea.   okeedokie?  

One more thing before I go...   Is this not the cutest darn cupboard?  I saw it pinned on pinterest, the photo belongs to KBO..  It is so cute!  I wish it were in my house!
OK!!  I'm off to blow my nose and get some tea.  have a great weekend! 

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Its that time!.. the mood has struck!

Happy Saturday!  wow!  what I long week I had.  I was on call and lost 25 hours of my home time.  cant go into details.. But, it was a long and sort of bizarre week.  and now... It is behind me!  and next weeks paycheck is going to look pretty good!   

As soon as I finish this cup of tea and eat some toast, I'm going to start dragging down all those empty bins and start packing up Christmas.  I'm ready to move on to Valentines decorations!  hopefully by later this afternoon I'll be dragging down the valentine bins!  

speaking of tea..   check out these stinking adorable teacups that I found at Joann's last night.  Though, I have to say that I was surprised that Joann's didn't have more valentine stuff out.. they have a lot of Easter out already!   I'm wanting to go to hobby lobby  to see what they have out..  but I wont have time today and they aren't open on Sundays.  some maybe some night after work I'll get there.     
OK.. Off I go...  LOTS of work to do..  gotta stay focused and off the computer!  lOl!
happy weekend bloggy pies!

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

oh look!! Im here again!

So, I just need to show you the nativity set that I bought this year.  Ive been looking for one I like for a long time.  I needed one that was just right. Ive seen so many that though I liked them, they just were not for me.   And this year especially I felt the need to have one, because while we play Santa for Christmas, I really want my grandpies to know what Christmas is all about.  And I needed to show that in my home some how  and it needed to be special and have grammies touch on it.  

so, I decided that while Santa is still part of Christmas that even Santa needed to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas.  So I brought Santa to the manger with their messages that Jesus is the reason!  I made the silly banner "Behold, for unto you is born a savior"  and have two of the Santa's holding it up over the manger.

 And then I have another Santa kneeling before baby Jesus with a sign.. "oh Holy night"

And then another with his "believe" sign  These are all Santa's that I made years ago.  I haven't made one in a long time.  I do have one that I started several years ago and need to finish someday...  

So anyways..  this is what I did with my manger scene.  I was afraid that there would be people that would be offended by it.. but then I thought well, its not in their house and I think the message its sending it good.    Even Santa celebrates our savior!

So the nativity scene,   I was talking to a dear friend on face book (whom Ive never met in person) about his huge nativity collection and was saying that I needed to find one.  then on a whim  I thought to check craigslist, popped over to it, typed in nativity sets and this was the first one to pop up.. for 25.00!  I emailed the guy, he called me back immediately, we found out he was just in Greece, only about 50 minutes from us and my hubby was going that way at that time.  So he went and picked it up and I had it here only a couple hours later!  

Isn't it lovely, isn't it perfect?  Its a fontanini set from Italy and its quite old.  I LOVE it.  and my friend who collects them said I shouldn't have been able to touch that set for less then 100.00.  pretty good deal then for 25.00.  but I don't care about the cost.. only that I absolutely love it.  
OK.. just thought Id share that.  
soo with that, have a lovely day my friends!