Friday, December 2, 2016

Let The Wild Rumpus Start....

  This is the invitation to Max's birthday party.....but there will be NO wild rumpus.  :(    Max and his daddy both have the tummy bug. The party has been canceled till further notice.
 Lynzie and Mark  had these cute invitations made. It says , Our king of all things wild is turning one.  Gee that is hard to believe.
 I have some gifts for the birthday boy.
 I wanted to make a gold crown for his card and my paint pen was empty so I used my nail polish.  Max may not be impressed when he gets these's clothes. LOL
 Here is our little birthday boy and his faithful companion , Madison the cocker spaniel.  They have become the best of buddies.
   So tomorrow, instead of a birthday party, I will be meeting all my daughters for lunch. They are going to get together to shop. I know that's something I do not want to do and oh my feet would not be happy, so I will just have lunch when they are ready for a break.
  Wishing all a great weekend. XO

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Some Horton Decorating...

The side entrance to Horton's in Tipton.  This Saturday they are having their Christmas Vender Market. From 9to 4 .  So many Christmas goodies. There is lots of industrial items at the store.
m There was some different ornaments. They are glass...which at this size I would like them to be plastic. :):)  Cute little church.
 I just love this very old worn sled.  I would have bought it...but then where would I put it after the holidays.
Cute pair of skates. Not sure what they are made from...but you maybe could make some from cardboard.
  Out near the greenhouse area, there's planters made of resin to look like birch tree logs. Looks great with pine greenery...but then come spring, you could plant flowers in them.
 This one could be a waste basket . I loved all the different greenery. Those bows that Mrs. Horton makes are awesome.
 This deer head was made of all kinds of metal things. So funny. Might look cute hanging on a shed, or barn.
 A red truck ornament and  tea towel with a printed red truck carrying a Christmas tree.
 Sweet red barn ornament, trimmed out with  gold.
Green and red tractors. All these ornaments would look nice on a farm house tree. I loved looking at all the pretty and unusual things offered  at Horton's. I did not mention the fudge...oh my goodness, the best homemade fudge ever. Every flavor you can imagine.
  I will be going to a birthday party on no shopping for me . Max will be one year old in a few days.  So hard to believe a year has passed since he was born.
  Went to my regular dentist my permanent filling in the tooth that had the root far things are going much better for me. Finally.
   Wishing all of you a great evening . XO

Monday, November 28, 2016

Small Business Shopping.....

  Saturday was small business shopping day. I love shopping small stores , instead of malls . I have come a long way. I used to go to the malls just about everyday  for a month, when I shop for everyone in my family. I would find lots of wonderful deals. But now I am the one who gives gift cards and money. No more all day shopping for me. My daughter Angie and I went to Horton's and the boutique Soul Sisters, on Saturday.  I bought this sign at Hortons.
  I feel in love with this print , last time I was at Horton's. It must be a copy of an old Christmas card. I am thinking of framing it and keeping it hanging out all year.
  I love pretty paper napkins. Plus being crazy for plaids made buying these easy.
 This is the old world map, I have been thinking about since seeing it earlier this month in Horton's.
  My treasures from Horton's and I will use each one.
  Angie bought some bracelets and a top at Soul Sisters and this is the light weight sweater I bought. It's in a teal color and will go with my grays and blacks. On sale too.:):)
 After shopping , of course we were ready for some lunch. Well why go out to eat when Angie had all those left-overs from Thanksgiving day. She had made some turkey salad for sandwiches. Angie toasted bread and made sandwiches served with b-b-q pasta salad and chips. This along side a good cup of coffee...well what better lunch.
  I'll show you a bit of decorating I did in my next post. Hope all of you did well through out your holiday weekend. Got lots of Christmas shopping done. There's cyber Monday shopping today.  Keep track of your I shopped Saturday using cash, that was an easy enough task. :)
  Wishing all of you a great day. counting today 3 more days this  XO

Friday, November 25, 2016

Some Thanksgiving....

 I got a photo of Layla...Her mom had to restyle her hair after this shot. :)
 Here's Emma, her dad took this shot from the sofa.:) Look how she has grown taller than me. My baby granddaughter . I hate how fast time is flying by. It sure never went this fast when I was working.
 Brock's wife (Emily), Karen,  my daughter's friend Amy, and Angie.  This was after everything was cleared and put away and we were just relaxing and visiting.  I thought I would get pictures of the food, and all the guests...but no I forgot about my camera.
 This is thru the park , the day before Thanksgiving.  Some lighted Christmas decorations.
 Driving thru town as it rained. It was cold , on Wednesday. Been cold since then really.
 This wee house has been on my mind so much lately.  This is where we all lived with our parents till we got married, or joined the serve , or  just moved out. I do not know who lives here now. But this tiny house held all of us. Holidays there would be  many more as the years went along and we married and had children. We would all go to holiday lunch/dinner seemed a constant flow of people coming and going. My parents and those days are long gone. The memory lingers. I have truly missed those old days this year, for some unknown reason.
   Hoping all of you enjoyed a beautiful Thanksgiving filled with lots of love of family and friends.  Some good foods also.  Bless you. XO

Monday, November 21, 2016

Sunday's Brunch....

  We had a bigger brunch on a mini Thanksgiving for Sierra while she was here.  This is Sierra(my first born grandchild) and me.
  Two cooks at the range. Karen and Angie.  Karen's a very good cook and Angie is a good salad maker. LOL  While raising my girls , Angie was my right hand...she helped with so much. She helped the girls get fed and then do homework, while I worked 2nd shift, many , many times.  I think of my girls as my blessings.
  Savannah standing , Sierra, Karen, Brock and Emily.....This is a bad place to try to get photos...too much light streaming thru the French doors and large windows.
 Here's Brock with his baby girl Layla. She has been chewing her finger, I think she may be getting more teeth. She's 21 months old.
  Sierra with Savanna, who is sporting her Christmas hair. I hope Savannah's not bald by the time she is thru high school...all that hair coloring. I love seeing them smile together.
  Oh look, the pilgrims are here. This  grouping ,of chalk ware pilgrims, was made by all my daughters  while in grade school. There's a set missing , or someone's man ran off with another one's woman.   LOL  Angie is the one who ended up with all of these and she brings them out every year for Thanksgiving.  They look a bit sad, but then if they were spiffed up they would not be the same.
  We had a great time yesterday. Lots of old stories and new ones. Plenty of food, sorry forgot to get photos. Biscuits, sausage gravy, eggs, ham, hash browns ,and cinnamon rolls.  Milk, juice, and coffee.  I just truly enjoyed my time with everyone. :)
   Hoping all of you are having a good Monday. The sun is shining and it is cold here. Bless you. XO

Friday, November 18, 2016

Surprise .....

    I got a big surprise this morning. My beautiful granddaughter Sierra and my daughter Angie popped in for a quick visit. Sierra is home from Florida for a wedding tomorrow. We will be having a gathering at their house on Sunday, as Sierra will not be able to stay for Thanksgiving.
  Still trying to get many things done before snow starts falling around here. We have had the most wonderful weather this past week...lulling us into a stupor  of not realizing winter is so near. Ted is winterizing the lawn mower . Checking out the snow blower and the generator.  We have some more trimming to do today .  We did clean out all  the flowerbeds yesterday.  I brought in the rose bud and found another near by. So they are in this little vase my daughter made in school. :):)
  Last evening's sunset. See what I mean about clouds helping  to make sunrises and sunsets more spectacular.
  I went to my dentist yesterday afternoon, and he would not put in the permanent filling , as I am still have some sensitivity. So in two weeks, he will finish this tooth . Gaaaa...I am about nuts from this on going tooth saga. LOL
   Blessings to all for a wonderful safe weekend. XO

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Wonderful Fall Days....

 This is Thursday morning's sunrise. Looks like another unbelievable November day. Of course I go to the dentist for the permanent filling from  last weeks root canal. Why couldn't the  dentist , who did the root canal,just put in a permanent filling himself ?? Makes me nuts. LOL....Any more it just doesn't take much for me to be loony. So far the sensitivity is still with me. :(:(

  One last rose bud November. I don't  think it will bloom before tomorrow evening when the cold is to move into our area.
  Tuesday afternoon Ted and I raked up the leaves. Ted hauled them to the neighbor's woods. They have a low spot in their woods and the leaves can decay over time to make a natural humus...thus helping to fill in the low spots.
  Oh yes, the lawn looks better raked. There will be some leaves yet to fall or blow in the yard...but Ted will just mow them.
  I have one container still hanging on from spring. I put it by the wall no frost or super cold from the mornings has killed it. Can't promise much after this weekend. LOL.
   We have had such beautiful weather. Blue skies, sunshine and these sunsets.
  Love this one,  no clouds, just all a ball of yellow orange.
  Thought I would throw in a couple pictures from Horton's clothing  space. This cowl necked soft shirt comes in grays and blues.
  Here a sweet lite travel bag. For over night stays.  Love it.
 More of the loose fitting tops and jackets.  I never did get the orange jacket I saw there in late summer...cause it was bought quickly. You know snooze , you lose.
   Wishing all of you a fabulous day. XO