Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!
Greetings friends and family!
In a little bit we will ring in the new year. Yea! I want to share a few fun vintage photos I found.

Have a wonderful New Year!


Thursday, December 30, 2010

Making Bird Ornaments
Ok now.
Don't laugh.
Now that I've had some time to relax and cruise the blog world. I have found a few things I want to do for next year. I found this wonderful blog.You will just love everything they do! Check it out. craftysisters Beautiful photos.
I did my own little tweaking due to what I had on hand. I had seen some bird ornaments somewhere that I fell in love with. Don't remember where, sorry.
I created my own pattern out of card stock and some left over scrap paper.
I used card stock for the body and then glued paper on top of it. I also glued paper to the back side as well. Didn't want it to look dull. So there are three layers to make it thicker. After I glued the pieces together I put a book on top of it to keep it from curling up.
I normally wouldn't have used gold but it looked best with the paper I had on hand. I found the music paper for the wing on line and down loaded form this site. Next time I will use a more vintage colored paper instead of white copy paper. Ha ha! Just trying to work out the kinks.
I used red glitter glue for the heart but I'm sure a rhinestone would work too.
Then I added a little rhinestone for the eye.
This was a fun and easy little project. Also this was the first time for me to give a tutorial. What do ya think of my maiden voyage?
I hope you enjoyed it.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Snow in Eastern North Carolina
This doesn't happen very often. It was so exciting for the kids and me. Ha ha I know. I'm a little old to get excited about snow. I even woke the kids up early and had breakfast ready! Applesauce pancakes and bacon. Yum! What a good mom!
This is my little maple by the front door. To cold to go outside.
Here in North Carolina I never take my patio furniture inside. Looks goofy all covered with snow. It snowed probably 3 or 4 inches all together. That's a big deal for around here.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

No Bake Cookies
Oh my goodness, your going to love this!
For as long as I can remember my mom has been making these cookies.
It's been a couple of years since I've had them but was reminded this summer of their deliciousness.
It starts out like this:
1/2 cups Butter
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup Milk
3 Tablespoons Cocoa
3/4 cup Creamy Peanut Butter
1 teaspoon Vanilla
3 cups Quick Cook Oats
In a saucepan, bring butter, sugar, milk, and cocoa to boil. Cook for one full minute at a FULL boil. Remove from heat. Add remaining ingredients. Stir well and drop by spoonfuls onto waxed paper. Let them set up and cool. They set up quickly.
I hope you enjoy!
Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

My Daughter's Christmas Tree
I have been real busy the past few weeks. My family and I have been Christmas shopping, decorating, cooking and cleaning. All of my children were here for Thanksgiving and we took lots of photos.
I even went on line and down loaded our Christmas photo to send out to all our family and friends. Don't laugh, but my boys were having a beer while watching the games. Ha ha! Check this out.

We were playing around with some photo editing options. This is the 60' look.

I just can't stand it! I have such good looking kids. I know all mothers say that. Lol!

So this is afew close up snaps of my daughter's green tree in her room!

And here are some of her fav ornaments. I know, I know she picked them out.

Got to love the pig!

This photo she took of herself in the mirror. Not sure what was going on but I love the texture. Maybe it's was just a dirty mirror. Ha ha! I think it looks sorta vintage.

Hope you are having a super weekend! Thanks for not forgetting me.