Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Thanksgiving Wishes!

I cannot believe that the holidays are upon us already!  My children are out of school and tomorrow we will be having our usual Thanksgiving feast!  Today is a day of preparation.  As we prepare our home for all our guests - we should prepare ourselves spiritual as well.  I hope the holidays bring you wonderful fellowship and memories!  Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

The Holidays are Fast Approaching...

The leaves are falling and the temperature is dropping...Old Man Winter is right around the corner!
I've done some new things this fall...prepping for spring.  I planted bulbs,finished mulching the garden and now it is time to add the burlap to protect the new plants from the cold weather.  My plan is to have a back yard with the feel of an English Garden.  I don't know how it will turn out... but I can't wait for the spring!  Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, November 12, 2015


After design and re-thinking and usage of past experiences ... I finished the project.  I did help that my 3rd grade class presents a Christmas pageant every year!  It helped so much with the costume design!  Here is the finished product!  I am so glad I did not hesitate to accept this challenge... now on to the next one!  Have a wonderful evening!

Work in Progress!

Well - things are moving along with the additional items added to the nativity scene.  Still some tweeking to do - but here is a peek of what I have so far.  Input is appreciated!

The wisemen still need their gifts - I am still working on that...

The angel needs her scroll and the camel needs his legs

How am  I doing????

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Challenge Accepted!

I have a request for my primitive nativity scene  - the catch here is...they also want the three wise men, a camel and an angel.  This was not part of the original design!  But with a little imagination - CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!!

Below is a picture of the original post.   Check back daily and see my progress.  I'd love your comments!

Have a wonderful evening!

Monday, November 9, 2015

My Gardening Adventures

First thing to note is that I sew - not garden...but I want a garden.  After waking our neighborhood for years - I have always admired the wonderful gardens in this beautiful neighborhood.  I decided that I want to try this gardening concept.  Throughout the years I have found out several thing s for me to have the potential to be successful...
   * Plant it the day you buy it !  For me - it doesn't matter what I buy - if it's not planted immediately          - I become distracted and it dyes.
  * If you water plants - they grow.  I know it's a novel idea... but once again - distraction can be an         issue.
  * If you use bulbs - you can't plant them in the spring.  You must remember to buy them in the fall.  
       Guess what - I did that is year.

Well, yesterday was my gardening day.  I bought  bulbs, cleared the area, planted AND watered!  Now it's just wait and see.  I am hoping with some TLC to the area this time - I too will  have a beautiful English garden.  

Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, November 3, 2015


The message is simple today - VOTE!  Although it is just a general election- it is your duty to your country to express your opinion at the polls.  You shouldn't complain about the outcome if you don't vote!  Only takes a minute!  GO VOTE!  Take part in the decisions of your community!

Monday, November 2, 2015


After months and months and months of waiting - Blue Bell Ice Cream is back in our local grocery stores!  Now to some - that may net seem like a big deal - but in Texas - If you're not eating Blue Bell - you're not eating ice cream!  We tried other brands over the summer - but they just were't the same. So the wait is FINALLY over.  I promised my kids ice cream for dinner when Blue Bell came back and I could get some without fighting crowds or waiting in line.  So Ice cream for dinner ... with a side of vegetables.  You only live once!  

So Good!!!!