Friday, September 30, 2016

The Holidays Will Soon Be Upon Us...

Hello Everyone,

Can you believe it...? Yes, the holidays are just around the corner!! Ghosts and goblins oh my...

I can't wait to smell the delicious food cooking on Thanksgiving morning. My mouth is watering just thinking about it!

My most favorite holiday of the year... Christmas!!

The year passes us by so quickly that at times I feel like I am missing something. I am looking forward to the holidays with our family and friends.

I have many "craft" goodies to make for our upcoming craft shows and my own personal boutiques. This tends to be an extra busy time of year for me... but it's full of joy and creativity!!!

Wishing you all a very beautiful Fall Season...

Lots of BIG Hugs,

Friday, June 10, 2016

Missing... Have You Seen Me...?

Hello Friends!!

I have been missing in action off and on for quite sometime now. Life... is a never ending journey with many stories to tell. All of the peaks and valleys in life are what help us to grow and appreciate all the more... don't you agree? Here's one of my favorite quotes...

Keeping busy has never been a challenge for me... it's the thing called "time" that gets away from me more than I care to admit. I find myself always saying "tomorrow I will..." and yet when that moment comes it slips away. At the end of the day I am reminded why "time" is so important. Not in the sense of getting distracted by what you think you should be doing, but by making each moment count. Life is swift... life is precious... life is unknowing, life is given to us this day... and not promised to us another. That's why "time" is so important... live it passionately, wisely, and live it one day at a time.

It is my prayer that you're all having a beautifully blessed summer with your family and friends...

Lots of BIG hugs,

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Happy Easter

Hello Friends,

I've been so very busy these past few months, but I wanted to stop and wish you all a very blessed Easter Sunday.

We understand as we get older the true meaning of Easter.

We can't seem to get away from the cold/flu season this year. We will be staying home taking care of our daughters and spending special family time together with all of our children.

Have a beautiful day,

Monday, November 16, 2015

Christmas Cupcake Advent Calendars

Hi Everyone!

I'm making my yearly cupcake tin advent calendars. I love making these and placing fun little goodies inside each compartment. I make many different styles and patterns for the holidays. They can be turned either way and topped off with a pretty bow. I place ours on our table with an easel. This is also a fun way to teach counting to children as they get to find their treats.

Have a fabulous week!

Lots of BIG hugs,

Monday, October 19, 2015

Halloween Faux Flame Pumpkin Decorations

Hi Everyone!

These pumpkins are so well made that I went running back for more. Unfortunately, they were completely sold out everywhere it would seem! The faux flame is very realistic. I also have a wonderful crackling wood burning scented candle in the room. It smells and feels just like a fun Fall/Halloween night! Enjoy the videos...

Music from TPX - GoblinsAtNight (No Theremin) Telepictures Music
Fireplace Sound Effects by Small Crackling Fire TE027701 - The Hollywood Edge.

Have a beautiful week,

Lots of BIG hugs,

Sunday, October 18, 2015

"You've Been Booed..."

I love the neighborhood creativity everyone puts forth with the "You've Been Booed" festivities that takes place each year... especially when we arrive in a new neighborhood! The excitement of the door opening as we stand hidden away watching their faces light up with anticipation of what is in their special package. Yes, perhaps I do go beyond simple candy, but I love bringing others joy... it makes me happy!!

These are what I made this year for "You've Been Booed"... What do you think?

I wrapped them in orange metallic clear wrapping paper with fun Halloween ribbon... accompanied by the "You've Been Booed" theme this year. *Ü*

I hope you're all having a wonderful Fall thus far. Mother Nature is a little slow on getting Fall to kick in here I'll tell ya'!! Hot, muggy, and raining is our forecast for the next couple of days!!

Have a beautiful day!!

Lots of BIG hugs,

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Happy Fall to YOU!!

Hi Everyone!

Oh my goodness... seriously where does the time go? How do you all do it? Spend each day crafting, then taking photos, and videos of all things!!! You're amazing I'll tell ya'!!!

We are almost finished with our move. Yes, I know another move!!! Being a homeschool family makes it easy to pick up and go to a new city. The moving part isn't so easy, but starting in a new city and making new friends is fun and exciting!!! We still live close to our friends and family, so the friendships just keep growing!!!

After we are all settled I will start working on my chalking tools and "Fruit of the Spirit" bottle cap goodies I spoke of previously ! I'm excited to get those started for you. *Ü*

I know many of you are looking forward to the cooler weather... I know I am!! Fall is my most favorite season. I love watching the trees turn such beautiful colors and the awesome smell in the air. Now where we previously lived there were cows everywhere, so the smell wasn't always so pleasant. I am looking forward to the nice crisp clean smell of Fall and the smell of yummy food in the air!! I pray you all have a very blessed and cherished Fall season with your family and friends. *Ü*

Have a beautiful week!

Lots of BIG hugs,

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Fruit of the Spirit Treat Bags and Toppers

Hi Everyone!!

I have had many requests to do more of my 1x10 treat bags... especially the "Fruit of the Spirit" ones. I have been making toppers for my bags with adorable lil' fruit cuties I have put together. I have 3 different sets that will be available and I hope to create more over the summer. I will have the treat bags with toppers and candy listed in my Etsy shop very soon. *Ü* Here's a little sample of a cutie that will be on my toppers. *Ü*

This lil' cutie will have "Goodness"... and Galatians 5:22-23 on the topper.
Galatians 5:22-23 NIV reads as follows...
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
Summer is just around the corner... whew... Thank you dear Jesus!!! Until then, we have birthdays, a graduation, a wedding, fond farewells to those we hold dear, and so much more. *Ü*
May you all have beautifully blessed celebrations and memories with your friends and family that you will cherish always.
Have a wonderful and safe Memorial Day weekend,
Lots of BIG Hugs,