Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Wool and some First Aid!

Look what found me in the thrift store today! I love the vintage wool cap made in Australia and the First Aid Auto kit....so darling!! I love me a vintage tin!!!

This is what happened to the vintage wool cap. Barbaric huh?

It made this pin:

And something for this (stuck up) darling snowman to hold!!

Happy Snowie Day!!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Martha Washington

I read the most powerful book over the Christmas break!! It is about Martha and George Washington. It tells in first person the humble up bringing of their family and of the great nation that we live in. I must admit I had no idea of the struggles and the sorrow that were had so that I could live in freedom. I am grateful for great women who have made great men to do great things!! (I also feel this way about Emma Smith).

"It is said that without George Washington there would be no United States, but without Martha, there would be no George Washington. "

In his eyes, she was truly his "other self".




Saturday, December 26, 2009

Re


My darling sister reported yesterday that there is a new Habitat for Humanity ReStore in SLC. I also heard it reported that it is very over priced but fun!! I'd like to hear YOUR review if you have visited!!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Dear Santa:

Thanks for the vintage scale!! It is darling!!

The darling red tin, FAB books, game w/ fun cards inside (see below) GREAT!! How I love a vintage mirror! I love basil! How did you know? Wool socks!?? Oh my feet thank you!!

Another blogger tipped me off on this baby!! I think I see much verb-age in my upcoming decor!!

This is from my darling baby sister. A darling note book w/ a little MASSAGE gift certificate hang'n out!! (Thanks sister!!) Yummy fruit leather! MMMM! Some CD's and my favvvvorrrite toothpaste!!

One of my friend's family traditions was..before they put away all there Christmas loot mommy would take a picture of them w/ all their stuff. How fun to see what one got in 1983 and to see how big you were. What a FAB idea!! So here is my loot!!

To all others who gave me great gifts!! THANKS!!

Mid July!

I think I'll open this gift mid-July when it is 103 degrees.


Happy Birthday Jesus!!



Today I was given a reminder of the gift of eternal life (Christmas) and this DARLING nativity!! (Thanks Callie!!).

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Sisters sisters there were never such devoted sisters...

Can anyone name that movie??

Tonight is Christmas eve and we did our Christmas eve craft!! My sisters showed me up and came up w/ these beauties!! The show offs!! :) Aren't the net leaves delish??
















Merry Christmas eve and to all a good night!!
(If you'd like to purchace one of these let me know! 4.50 plus shipping)

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Lost

I ran a quick trip to pick up a little christmas suprise. I got lost...but I saw this!!



Sassy Socks!!

Today I went to visit my 95 year old friend. I had to giggle when she pulled up a pant leg to show me her sassy holiday socks. What a woman!!!



Monday, December 21, 2009

Photos

The girls at the group home love photos of themselves. (I do not). So guess what Santa is bringing them?
I am in LLOOOVE w/ a set of foam stamps I have. I'll stamp anything if it holds still long enough. Look how cute and simple these turned out!!



Banner

A few years ago I read on a blog about someone not choosing to do New Year resolutions but choosing a word of the year. Something they could use as a compass and a light house. I have been doing it for the last few years...and found it to be very good for me and my soul!! I always try to make a visual for the word I choose. This year I decided to jump on the banner band wagon and made this. Choose a word and share what it is!! We are die' to know!!


Poor lighting/Gray day!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

The Best Christmas Ever!

If we are to have the very best Christmas ever, we must listen for the sound of sandaled feet. We must reach out for the Carpenter’s hand. With every step we take in his footsteps, we abandon a doubt and gain a truth! - T.S. Monson

I got this quote here: The Best Christmas Ever! Read it!! It does a heart good!!

Like I said...

Most favorite and most easy gift to give. My SWEET primary class will LOVE them!!

They call it HIGH FASHION!!!

I bought yards and yards of this pom pom chain "stuff" last year (75 cents for a huge thrifted bag) for the Christmas tree. It was darling..this year I thought I'd wear it!!


Powdered Sugar

Someone visited my tiny town last night and sprinkled powdered sugar over everything. What a yummy and beautiful sight!!





Saturday, December 19, 2009

Value

I have some great friends who are of great VALUE to me! Just wanted to share the gift that will land in their hearts this Christmas! Cute resin birds who hold a candle. What could be cuter!!
Happy Holidays!!





Thursday, December 17, 2009

A lamp unto my feet.

If it's not to late...add this to your Santa list! Or ask your library to order it!! So cute!! Like I always say "A lamp is only as cute as it's shade!!"

***UPDATE: The Lamp lady has a blog: Here

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Junk Sorrows!

I was at the thrift store minding my own business (as if) and happened on a darling 1980's doll house. It was so STINK'N cute or would be w/ a little time and elbow grease!! I was so excited. I had it all decorated and painted in my mind! I thought this would be the PERFECT GIFT for two of my darling best friends who are 5 and 7. I quickly (like a snail) texted their mom...the answer was "no room". I wanted to lay on the floor and cry. Aweeee the elation and sorrows that junk brings me!!



Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Random Soup

The girls and I made this little baby at the group home last night!! They loved it and it makes me smile to look at it!! I love the marshmallow windows best!!

I saw this lonely fella on my morning walk...and thought I'd take a picture!!


I needed something to add to my naked Christmas wreath. I cut out a bird from a cereal box and glued some of my new wrapping paper to it...and gosh I love it!





Sunday, December 13, 2009

A winter wonderland!

Before:

After:

And still snowing!!!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Cany Cane LOVE!!


This is one of my favorite gifts to give at christmas!! As easy as 2 hot glued candy canes together!! W/ lots of heart of course! I usually put it in a cellophane bag and add a cute ribbon and a cute quote!! I leave the plastic on the "canes" and usually tie a cute bow and add buttons and bobs to the top center where it meets!!
These are cute for co-workers, visiting teaching ladies, primary kids, friends, ect ect!!
Happy Holidays





Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Cool Feet Warm Heart!!

The high in Utah today was a freeeezing 19. I knew I needed some more wool socks. If your feet are ever cold these are a MUST and No they don't itch!!


I headed here. Such a weird and exciting place!! Look at that cold gray sky!!

I happened on these!!



One hundred and 20 feet of polka dot (and such) goodness!! 12.99!!!