Sunday, November 20, 2016

Top Shelf Elf and Festive Elf Ears: Signature Holiday Drinks

Let me introduce you to Rocky.  

Rocky is our elf.

Here he is meeting our family for the first time... 2009.

I'm sure you might have your very own Ham, Stanley, Snowy, Cookie or Jingle??  

and if you do...

Friendly reminder:
It's almost time for that little elf helper to reappear.

And just between you and me...

I am not ready for all the elf-keeping.

—although, I may have a special something to
 make us all feel better about the whole elf visit... 

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Thanksgiving Chandelier and BIG news!

It's not everyday that I use the term 'gussy-up'...

But, that's exactly what I did to my dining room chandelier...

I gussied her right up...

 and she looks ready for a big party...

or a shin-dig of some sort...

Luckily, Thanksgiving is on the way... so it works.

I have some other BIG news...
Which might require (little ol' me) to get gussied up too...

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Hello, Pumpkin!

Hi friend!!  

Happy October.... and I was wondering...

Do you remember this nursery rhyme:

Karri Perry, quite contrary, 
How does your garden grow??

(Perhaps the name was slightly different...)

Well, I was as surprised as I could be 
to have to finish my version of this rhyme...

"With vines and leaves, as big as trees
and pumpkins all in a row!!"


Really!!

I could not believe my eyes ...


The other morning with
the sun catching one of the
 orange-yellow blossoms
waving in the wind...

literally, waving to me...
and as if it could talk:

"Hey, here I am...
Come see this!!"

I spied it... 

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Think Pink, Race For The Cure Crafts

Psst... It's almost October...

I know... October is a very busy month...
at least for me...and our family... 
It's the busiest month of all.

Not only will October be full of hay wagon rides, 
campfires, and pumpkin patch visits 
but October will be full of pink...

Yes, PINK...
because it is also also Breast Cancer Awareness month.

My friends at FOX19Now, here in Cincinnati 
 are supporting our local Susan G. Komen, Race For The Cure,
 this Saturday, September, 24, 2016!!  
They asked..."Do you happen to have any super-fun pink crafts 
to support this great cause??"...and I said "Yes!"  

Yes, I do!!

Supporting Beast Cancer Awareness month and
 the Race For The Cure is a cause near and dear to my heart. 
 Like many of you, I have amazing women in my 
life who have been touched my breast cancer. 
I'm happy to share that these extraordinary women are survivors... 
strong and beautiful...inside and out...

If there was only one thing my dear friends would 
want me to share with you...
it would be that early detection is critical to saving lives. 
 --So important. 
Be sure to get your annual screening and do 
monthly checks...it can really save your life.


Read on to find out where to get these great PINK crafting supplies
 and how to put together these budget-friendly 
PINK crafts!!