Sunday, January 23, 2011

Here's Tucker!!

This is Tucker.. our 2 yr. old Golden Retriever..Who thinks he's a lap dog weighing in at 75lbs.. He loves to cuddle with blankets and pillows as you can see.. Any blankets that are on the ground he thinks are fair game.. Last night my youngest brought her pillow down and sleeping bag and was chillin in the living room.. She leaves for a few minutes and guess who moves in..LOL

This photo was actually taken by my 7yr old.. I think she did a great job :)

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Maddie's Pics

We had another snow storm blow thru here again last night and then turn into freezing rain this morning.. So, the kiddos were off today.. Made some Rice Krispie Treats.. So, they were some happy campers :)

My oldest Maddie loves photographer.. I gene I believe she has picked up from her Great Grandma Mary.. Oh how happy she would be to see what she has been doing.. This morning I told her take my Camera and take some pics outside.. it looked so neat with all the ice hanging off the trees.. I think the photos she took were pretty cool...

 These remind me of little red hearts hanging from the branches....

Friday, January 14, 2011

More Handpainted Stools :)

These are some more examples of stools I have made. I do have one with a Ladybug that I will have to find that pic and put up later.

 This Rocker was not handmade as was the above Stools by my Father-In-Law.. I bought this one and painted it in vibrate happy colors. This Rocker and Tote (filled the tote with books etc)I made went to a Charity Event this past Summer.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Handmade Valentine's For Lauren

Yesterday, I started going thur the Craft drawer and was amazed by the amount of broken crayons that were all over the drawer.. This gave me an idea.... So, got the kiddos and we gathered all the crayons and made cute Heart crayons for Lauren's 1st grade class.. Added my little bear and came up with these adorable Valentine's to hand out to her class. Think I'm going to go back and put a bow in her hair.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Snow Storm

Last night came our 3rd Snow Storm in a row.. Yes, we had a break in between and we sure didn't get hit as hard as the upper states did.. That was us last year.. I still have the vision in my head...IT WAS ALOT OF SNOW!!

The kiddos were disappointed that they only got a 2hr delay since all the praying for a day off didn't work :( 

Was out bright and early this morning shoveling the driveway.. Which doesn't look that long until you have to shovel it..uggh.. And those of you that know us.. Yes, Mike has all the materials to make my life easier..being a landscaper and all. But, you know the saying with the Shoemaker and his kids.. Everyone else gets helped expect the family.. LOL 

So, my trusty shovel and I went out and shoveled away.. My oldest Maddie did come out and help until her bus came.. She will be tired today...

But, I did stop and take in the sites around our house.. I love when it snows.. To see the fresh snow and peacefulness it brings..Makes me Happy :)

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Customized/Personalized Children's Stools

Just got done finishing up a Children's Stool for a customer and it came out really cute.. I don't do to many boy stools so this was a nice change of pace.

My Father-In-Law is the carpenter in the family. .He is retired now and it keeps him busy.. Plus, that fact I know they will be done with loving care.

Here is some pics of my recent order...

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Handmade Contest

I first have to give kudos to wonderful and talented person I know.. Her name is Nicole.. you must check out her blog..Her talent is amazing as well as raising 10 kiddos!!

She posted this and I thought what a great idea.. So, I am taking on the challenge..

Pay it Forward 2011: I promise to send something handmade to the
first 5 people who leave a comment here. They must in turn post this and send something they make to the first 5 people who comment on their status. *The rules are that it must be handmade by you and it must be sent to your 5 people sometime in 2011

What a great way to start 2011!!!

Thanks again Nicole for starting such a great thing!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Look Out World Here Comes "Maddie-Pattie Greetings!"

Look Out World Here Comes Maddie-Pattie Greetings!!!

Got the Kiddos off on the bus and met up with a dear friend this morning for coffee.. She is also a genius if I haven't mention!! I always said she and my husbands Aunt together could rule the world.. The business sense these two have they are unstoppable!!

She is helping me get my hiney in gear and get my business out and noticed. I have been struggling for a very long time how to get Maddie-Pattie noticed. So, we have a plan and I'm the only one who can get this ball rollin'.. I want my girls to look at me and be proud of their Mom see all the struggles I go thur and also the victories too!

I'm the type of person that loves my comfort zone.. I'm the one that's afraid to go into the deep end of the pool.. I play it safe in the shallow end.. So, my New Years Resolution to myself was to step out of my COMFORT ZONE! So, keep your fingers crossed for me in my new venture.. I will keep you posted on my progress!


Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Years Day!!

Hope Everyone had a great New Years Eve.. It's was low key in our house last night.. We stayed home had a nice dinner with the kiddos and watched the ball drop!

This morning started the 2 traditions in my house when I was growing up.. I have the Bayberry candle burning for Luck!" and the Pork Roast in the Crock Pot with Kraut!! The house smell Yummy!!Ohhh.. Thanks for the girls reminding me.. I forgot to show you another New Year's Tradition we have.. we make baked apples with Marshallows.. And yes, we did have veggies and Mashed Potatoes too :)



                        HAPPY 2011 EVERYONE!!!