Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Update on Sisters Cancer

Here is baby sister's Christmas card. I talked with her this week and her chemo, pill form, will start on Thursday for 6 weeks. Then it is 6 weeks of radiation, I think!! I hope doing the chemo pill will be "easier" on her.  She is very positive. She is also keeping somethings to herself and won't share them. Please pray that her side effects are ZERO and that I can be of support to her and the family. She lives about a hour from me.


I have a duty day at Mainstreet Antiques this Saturday from 10-2 if anyone is in the area shopping! I've been a tad under the weather the last few days. Finally better today and now I need to do my Christmas cards and wrap a few gifts.  Grandgirl is coming over on Monday and we are decorating a gingerbread house. I wasn't sure that she still wanted to do this with me! Makes me happy!

Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Name of Giveaway winner

I enjoyed each and every Christmas story. Thank you for sharing them. I'll tell you one of mine. I was/am a "peeker"....When I was in grade school,  I really want this Pink Poodle stuffed dog. It was almost as big as I was then.  I was "peeking" in my parents bedroom, in their closet and there was my Pink Poodle. I was so happy that I was going to get it. Christmas that year was a perfect.  I just shared that with my Mom  at the Christmas luncheon...

... anyway, these small gifts are going to:  ANNETTE at My Pinecone Cottage. Please email me with your addresses and I'll get it in the mail ASAP!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Swap Goodies & Gift for Someone!

 I was in Eric's Christmas Kitchen Swap and my partner was Linda, from Ala Carte and the 3 photos above are the goodies I received. We were to make 2 items related to a Christmas kitchen, send a recipe and make a card or tag. Linda altered a vintage grader, cool, made an ornie and sent along lots of fun treasures. Love the vintage towel and icicles! THANK YOU, Linda! It was a great swap! Of course I always forget to take photos of what I sent to her, so you'll have to visit her blog!

 I forgot to show you the desserts that were served at the Christmas Luncheon. 4 types of mini bundt cakes! YUM!! Lemon, red velvet, chocolate and a cranberry!!! Don't they look pretty on the plates!

I would like to send one of you these small Christmas goodies. I altered an putz house and ornie. Included a vintage hankie, chocolates, recipe book and kitchen towel.  How about telling me 1 of your favorite Christmas memories to be entered into the giveaway. I will pick a name on Sunday and get it in the mail on Monday!

THANK YOU SO MUCH for your prayers for my sister. Keep them coming!!! I'll update you on Sunday.


Monday, December 8, 2014

Christmas Lunch & Crafting & Prayer Request

 I bought these darling little children's dishes last week at Ms. Mac's in Carver....just too cute and something I haven't ever seen...they are on my window ledge in the kitchen looking sweet.

Saturday was the Christmas Lunch at church and this is my table. There were 17 different table settings. We sang the old Christmas songs, talked about traditions, read the Christmas story from Luke,and a sweet young mom gave her testimony and we had a...

                                                                  CANDY BAR...which was a great hit!

Also last week was the craft day at Tammy's home and this is what I made. Copied the shaker idea from Sandy's blog. The stars are from an idea that I saw 4 years ago and finally made them. It was a nice day at Tammy's.

Grandgirl won at the Ugly Christmas sweater party that she went to :)

I learned from my "baby" sister this weekend that she has  CANCER....she will have 6 weeks of chemo & radiation, surgery in March to remove the cancer and then more chemo. I would deeply appreciate any prayers for her and her family. She is 54 years old. Thank you so much.  I don't want to share too much. Details aren't important.

Thursday, December 4, 2014


 When you first walk into my home..

Candy Bar...YUM!!!



 Tree... very simple!!!

Mantle & tree

It's a Simple Christmas and I'm enjoying it! Are you all ready for Christmas?
Jesus is the Reason for the Season,

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Last Weeks Fun

Last week grandgirl and I went shopping. She picked out her Christmas gifts and then we headed to the thrift store as she needs a "sweater" for an "Ugly Christmas Sweater" party that she is going to. We found the one above and added a "few" things...jingle bells across the top,mustache, felt ornies and a snowflake on her hat. It was a nice day with her. I don't get many days like that anymore...

 The next day, Mom and I went to the Bachman Ideas Christmas house, yes that was visit number 2....then we had lunch. I know she enjoys time with me...hmmm...just like I enjoy time with my grandgirl....(is there a lesson in this?!!!)

Thanksgiving was nice and everyone was full. "SOME" had to wait for there treat! This is Chopper, my grand-dog...he is 9 years old now and getting gray. Always lovable and sweet!

 Still, "others" had to take a nap after all the eating!!!

...little Sweet Peas nose...

So, daughter and I went out shopping on Thanksgiving evening...(don't judge!) and then again Friday morning. Almost all done with my shopping....

I also put up my tree and mantle decorations and will share that in the next post. Needs a little "tweaking". I went with "way less" this year along with my red. white and silver colors.

Plans for this week include, annual physical, craft day on Wednesday with Erica & Tammy, Thursday is fun day with a girlfriend who is now breast cancer free, Friday evening setting up tables for a Christmas Lunch at church and Saturday is the lunch. I will be hostessing a table and will take photos. We are having a "candy bar" too for the event.

I hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving...

Jesus is the Reason for the Season,

Wednesday, November 26, 2014


So Thankful for Family, Friends and God's Love.

Happy Thanksgiving to You!


(left to right- hubby's son and his wife, my son & his girlfriend, hubby & me, my daughter, grandgirl and favorite son in love!) missing is hubby's other son who couldn't make it to the wedding.