Thursday, December 22, 2011

AND...Here's the Tree




After fighting with the blue lights ... and adding every ornament that I have collected over the last 25 years..
I still could not stand the tree...so after three days...
I pulled off ALL 12,000 blue lights and just started over.
I had spend to much money on that darn FLOCKIN tree to let it get the best of me!
 Added some old white lights (with green wires)  that I had.
Dug out all the red stuff that I have had for years and slapped those on top of all the traditional ormnaments.  Did not spend a cent on decor, but went up and down the step stool 5 million times.

 Oh Christmas Tree,
 Oh Christmas Tree,
How you liked to have killed thee..

I am just getting around to getting a picture ...
the branches, like me, have begun to get a bit whimpy and tired by this time of the season.
(No gorgeous wrapping here, I used
 3yrs. worth of  left over scrap paper.)

I have been so busy making scarves, sugared pecans, microwave neck wraps, along with lots of other projects. 
 I  really can't talk about them because spying eyes want to know what I have made them for Christmas. HEHE...

Look at Snoopy having a grand ole time in that flocked tree...


Look out... I caught him this time on his snow mobile...
Sad that it is really 70 degrees and raining out!

Ginger...is enjoying napping in the section of the tree that had a missing branch.
(Great way to hide those gaps in real trees, use large ornaments or little stuffed gingerbread people)


I just have to share my bargain..
I picked these up at Lowes for 2.50. 
It bloomed at the beginning of this week and is so pretty on my coffee table.  I have a red one in the kitchen, but it has not bloomed yet.. maybe it will be my New Years lilly.
Smells sooo much better that the paper whites.


Looking forward to sharing lots of recipes,
crafting, and my crazy adventures
 with you in the New Year.

May you have a wonderful Christmas ...


Friday, December 2, 2011

Simply Scarves

Christmas tree...still unfinished.  I know that I really need to just get it finished, but I just don't feel like it. 
Wanted to show you what I have been working on while I'm at the 
"Little House In The Big Woods"



Queen Anne's Lace Scarf...this was so much fun to make.



If you would be interested in a scarf, please message me.
They can be made in any color or color combination


This is the prettiest blue with coffee brown trim. 
The rosettes have a pin back, so they maybe changed out
to another color.


I got a little addicted to making the rosettes.




Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend..
Yes, next time you see a post here it will be that doggone tree..LOL

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Please Call Me CLARK !


Here it is ...
The FLOCKIN...oops .... Flocked tree...
The humidity is so bad here it took four days for the nursery to have a day nice enough to flock it.
  I really did not feel like messing with this tree,
The lights are the worst part...



My son wanted blue lights...not really what I wanted, but being he is the only one in the house that really wanted a tree, we bought the blue lights.

Oh heck no, 
 do you  see the green wires?
No one told me...
I saw it when I  stepped back.
(It was 10pm and I was not stopping now)


Look a little closer...
This is a full-blown, four-alarm holiday emergency here!



Yes,  there they are!
(I am starting to feel like Clark Griswold)


Kinda like that BIG ole piece of spinach on your front tooth and not one person is gonna speak up!
Don't laugh you know what I mean...


It's ok,
I am working on a plan...
Because the flocking falls off so bad there is
NO WAY IN THE NORTH POLE
 I am taking those blue lights off.

PLAN #1
Call to Camo Man (Hubby)...tell him, we need
 lights with white wires...he says,
" NO, use the lights we've got, cause we have
spent to much on the FLOCKIN tree."

moving on to

PLAN #2
 I am going to shove those  blue little monsters down in the tree and put the so many ornaments we
won't need the lights...

(ok for the rest of the season, call me Clark!)


PLAN #3 
 Hey, maybe I could pull one of the spotlights out of the landscape, wire it to the ceiling and have that shining down on the tree ...


 Just to get an idea of the FLOCKING,
look at the socks I wore last night.
Can someone send me some socks and vaccum cleaner bags?


THIS TREE IS GOING TO WORK!

I have got to save this tree and my sanity...well guess you will have to check back and see if I make it through the day or  even the whole flocking season!

Sincerly,
CLARK

Monday, November 28, 2011

We Have Some Catchin Up


Getting caught back up...

Goodness knows it is going to take me till Christmas to get back on track just from Thanksgiving.



This was my sons jack o lantern...
he only makes them so he can roast the seeds...
He loves the seeds. And I love it because he is now old enough to do this project himself and clean up the mess..

The woods is where I have been spending alot of my time...
 Many of you know we have a little second home in southwest Mississippi.
 As you can guess...no internet, but after two months of me driving back and forth waiting and waiting
...we have a land line phone!
AT&T is not worth a crap!!! 
 I will not ruin my pretty pictures of leaves with that story...



While sitting there...I wondered what ya'll were up to...
traveling, maybe cooking?
Did ya get the Christmas tree up yet?


Oh and I did a little dreaming...how I would love a new car...
But...
then I would have a car note...
I certainly don't want one of those!

Oh well....I can dream right?  
 If any of you have one of these Range Rover's can ya take me for a ride?   or better yet tell me that they really are not that great and I am not missing a thing !  LOL

BAM
BACK HOME and to reality, life and rot carry on!
YUCK..
Remember when I said my son is old enough to  pick up his mess?  Guess 18 is not old enough!
 He certainly did not clean up this part...
I am sure he walked passed it every morning on his way to his truck...
No, he is not in biology this semester,
can't use for the sake of science as an excuse!

Can I tell you rotten pumpkin smells almost as bad
 as rotten potatoes... poo wee!



He did put up the Christmas tree...
After closer inspection...the tree is not looking to well,
the tree has seen better years.
We all loaded in the car and went order a fresh flocked tree.... I can not remember the last time we had a real tree...



This tree will be retired back to the box...
Been missing ya'll
leave me a comment,
 let me know what you have been up to...

Friday, November 18, 2011

Fabulous Friday Four


Welcome to Fabulous Friday Four. 
 Allow me to introduce you to Four Fabulous blogs
 that I love to follow.







Ferris at Eating Baton Rouge

Eating Baton Rouge is a new blog that was
started by a dear friends son, Ferris.
 Ferris attends LSU but in his spare time is on a mission to seek out the best food Baton Rouge has to offer.
This connoisseur of great southern dishes reviews his food with plate full of  honesty and a little shake of humor.  
He lives by his families motto...
"We don't eat to live, we live to eat."  
Please take a moment to welcome and follow Ferris as he takes us dining around Baton Rouge.






Laura at White Spray Paint

Join Laura as she shares her beautiful home and garden with us. I had to laugh, on her most recent post she descibes her sofa as sinking to China. I can not wait to see how
 her living room make over is going to turn out. 
I am sure she would love some company as she takes on the search for a new rug...tell her hello for me when you stop in.





Vanessa & Heather At The Picket Fence

Vanessa and Heather, two sisters who love to blog. 
They cook, decorate and love to party! 
Ok, linky party that is...
they are hosting a huge party for the Christmas holidays.
The party is joined by a host of fabulous bloggers...and you can be a part of it too!
Drop in and see the details...its gonna be fun and there is no better way to meet new bloggers than a party.







Nikki at Chef - N - Training

Chef n Traning is a fabulous blog that Nikki started as a way for her to save her recipes. Right now on her blog she is sharing a wonderful heathy recipe for Peanut Butter dip. YUM
On Tuesdays she has a linky party for everyone to share a recipe or something they have been working on.
Go by and say hi and make sure you get that dip recipe.




 
Hope you take a moment to visit these blogs.
See you next week with a new project and who knows I might even whip up something in the kitchen to share.

 

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Hoarding In the Make~Up Drawer

Hoarding In The Make~Up Drawer 
 Don't Laugh, It Can Happen!

Have you ever just lived with something day in and day out, never noticing what it has turned into...
(No this is not about my husband)

Sometimes the things that are supposed to make you pretty are in such a mess, its just not that pretty.


Ok...are you ready for the excuse? 
 Well every weekend, I travel to our second home, so on Sunday night I just stuff the makeup bag back into the drawer..on top of the other makeup that I do not use often...



Lord...these are all those "Free" lipsticks.
You know they give you the colors
 NO ONE would ever wear...
Flaming Red, Outrageous Orange,
 Poop Brown 
 yeah yeah, you get the picture.
Can't throw them out...I may meet someone that can use that Outrageous Orange or the Poop Brown.


My daughter gave me this awesome
 pink face goo...about three years ago.
It now has white dots in it...I don't think they are moving, but maybe I should throw it out.



Crazy huh? 
 I really only wear make~up about twice a week, so how did my drawer get this way?
Well time for a clean out!


I just love these little baskets...they make my make~up routine sooo much easier now.
AHHH  CALM...How I love CALM

Maybe that is the true preventive for
wrinkles...CALM



Thursday, November 10, 2011

WELCOME TO MY SHOP

Welcome To My Shop...
Where you can purchase a fabulous 
item made just for you!

To purchase or questions please feel free to email me.


Large Zipper Bags


Lg. Zipper Fleur De Lis Circle
This bag is 10" x 6 1/2"  with a 1 1/2" flat bottom.

This item is ready-to-ship 
20.00 + 3.00

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 Preppy Pink & Kelly Green
Lg. Zipper Bag
This bag is 10" x 6 1/2"  with a 1 1/2" flat bottom.
This item is ready-to-ship 
Temporarily Sold Out
20.00 + 3.00



 Totally Tiger Large Zipper Bag
Purple & Yellow
This bag is 10" x 6 1/2"  with a 1 1/2" flat bottom.

This item is ready-to-ship 
20.00 + 3.00
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 Funky Flowers
Lg. Zipper Bag
This bag is 10" x 6 1/2"  with a 1 1/2" flat bottom.

This item is ready-to-ship 
20.00 + 3.00

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Royal & Green
Lg. Zipper Bag
This bag is 10" x 6 1/2"  with a 1 1/2" flat bottom.


This item is ready-to-ship 
20.00 + 3.00
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Royal & Canary Yellow
Lg. Zipper Bag
This bag is 10" x 6 1/2"  with a 1 1/2" flat bottom.
This item is ready-to-ship 
SOLD  20.00 + 3.00

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Paisley Tango & Gray
Lg. Zipper Bag
This bag is 10" x 6 1/2"  with a 1 1/2" flat bottom.
This item is ready-to-ship 
20.00 + 3.00

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Royal Garden
Lg. Zipper Bag
This bag is 10" x 6 1/2"  with a 1 1/2" flat bottom.

This item is ready-to-ship 
20.00 + 3.00
 

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Large Zipper Bag 

Your bag will arrive with your chocolate brown monogram,
 ready to fill with your favorite items.
This bag is 10" x 6 1/2"  with a 1 1/2" flat bottom. 

20.00 plus 3.00 shipping
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Pink & CoCo
Large Zipper Bag 

Monogram ~ Bright pink
Interior fabric ~ Soft pink with brown polka dots

Large Zipper Bag 
Along with your monogram in hot pink, this bag is finished off with a row of pink Ric Rac.
This bag is 10" x 6 1/2"  with a 1 1/2" flat bottom.

20.00 + 3.00 shipping
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Black & White Tarzan Print
Large Zipper Bag

Large Zipper Bag 

Put your personality on this bag ~ It can be monogrammed in any color you would like. 
 Bag is 10" x 6 1/2"  with a 1 1/2" flat bottom.

20.00 + 3.00 shipping
SOLD
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Petite Zipper Bags

Carrying just the basics? 
 Why not give them the extra-special treatment they deserve?



Light Olive & Purple
Petite Zipper Bag



It maybe called a petite bag, but it can hold alot!
Our petite zippered bag measures 8" X 4" with a 1 1/2" flat bottom.

This item is ready-to-ship 
   15.00 + 3.00 shipping
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Red & White
Petite Zipper Bag


Always searching at the bottom of your big bag for that lipstick? 
At 8" x 4" this petite bag can hold that lipstick
and all those other little makeup items you need to bring along.

This item is ready-to-ship 
   15.00 + 3.00 shipping
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Turquoise & Brown 
Petite Zipper Bag

Our petite zippered bag measures 8" X 4" with a 1 1/2" flat bottom.


This item is ready-to-ship 
   15.00 + 3.00 shipping


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Multi ~ Color Paisley
Petite Zipper Bag

This petite bag with it's bright pops of color will brighten your day.
The 8" x 4" size is perfect to hold your keys, i.d., and anything you may need for a quick trip to the store.

This item is ready-to-ship 
   15.00 + 3.00 shipping

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Floral Royalty
Petite Zipper Bag



 This elegant petite zipper bag can hold it's own on a date night.
Need to just carry your cell phone, id and a lip gloss, at 8"x4" it's just the right size.
This item is ready-to-ship 
   15.00 + 3.00 shipping

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Shoe Totes

Want a great way to protect 
your favorite shoes?
These shoe totes will be personally yours
 with your monogram  stitched right on the front.


Pink & CoCo
Shoe Tote



Pink and CoCo measures 14 1/2" x 12"  complete with your monogram in hot pink and a row of ric rac.
Tote closes with a hot pink grosgrain ribbon.

24.00 + 3.00 shipping

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Dark Olive & Chocolate Brown
Shoe Tote


Tote closes with a brown grosgrain ribbon.
At 14 1/2" X 12 it is perfect to hold your slippers,
flip flop or your high heels.

24.00 + 3.00 shipping
SOLD


Thank you for taking a moment of your time to look around my shop.
Check back often,
I will be adding new items soon.