Wednesday, December 31, 2008

One for the Hubs

ok Ladies....this is not a girly, crafty, fun , nor pretty post....this is strictly for the hubs

G (my hubs) has acquired an interest in old BMX style bikes.....retro if you will....early 80's

He is searching high and low for parts....anything...he wishes to restore one or two or a dozen...this could go on and on....and heaven forbid become as bad as my crafting sickness.....Oh No !!

So this for me....ask your men you know if they have old bikes (BMX style only)or parts lying around.....and if they wanna move it and make a little hubs just might take it off their hands.....and maybe I'll throw in something nice from JaneSays for you !!

If I get absolutely no comments to this post....I feel ya ladies.....bikes.....blech !!

HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Tuesday, December 30, 2008


If you get out your creating goodies....
Things will be created

Anyone with advice on how to give sewing lessons to a 4 year old on her brand spankin' new Singer....please speak up

No...all the time....
it is simpler to purchase new pillows than to make them


to wait a few days to visit the after Christmas sale....
75% off is much better than 50%.

and beautiful things

are still available.
have a happy day
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Monday, December 29, 2008


ahhh.....feelin' much better now
got Christmas under my belt
packed up all the old toys....and old bags for the goodwill
got bags for friends with children....gotta love hand-me-downs....right.
the crafting is coming is the family room re-do.

One of my newest cuties ...... first comes love.....

First comes love
Second comes marriage
Here comes April with a baby carriage
remember that silliy-ness from grade school....oh grade school.....definitely has its own set of unique memories...
step on a crack you break your mother's back.....I can remember all the way to the lunchroom avoiding the cracks at all costs....I loved that mommy of mine....still do.
and you remember jump rope songs....and those hand clapping jive know you and your girlfriends stood facing each other and did a series of hand clapping to a little song fast .......then faster still.
Remember this one...
Say, Say, Oh Playmate Say, say, oh playmate
Come out and play with me.
Bring out your dollies three.
Climb up my apple tree.
Slide down my rainbow
Into my cellar door.
And we'll be jolly friends
Forevermore, one two three four!
Say, say, oh playmate
I cannot play today
My dollies have the flu
Boo hoo hoo hoo hoo hoo
My apple tree is dead
My rainbow's gone away
My cellar door is locked
Forevermore, one two three four
Ewww....did you do this at your school...stack up your lunch meat and cheese...and stab it with your straw...then squeeze out the meat and cheese worm.
Love notes...oh the love notes...
To: and From: we actually wrote that on the front....and the folding ...oh the art of love note folding....
....Hmmm....what was that fortue teller thing....yes...HERE it that was fun !!
what do you remember from grade school ??
have a happy day
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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

A Peeler I Am Not

Several nights ago I was peeling potatoes for
hamburger steaks and fried potatoes...Yummmm.
When it occurred to me as it always does...
I can't peel a potato to save my life. My mom....peels a potato in one long curly-cue......the pile of them lying there
is next to pretty.
No matter how hard I try...nor how sharp the knife...I just can't do it.

Can you peel a potato in one nice long spiral ??
....go ahead...rub it in....I'm allowing you to

Hope your Holiday planning is coming right along........

All Christmas stuff at JaneSays is half off.....get it while it's there.
have a happy day
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Thursday, December 11, 2008


7:03 am EST

Me: sure is nasty today (raining)

Chloe: Mom....rain's not nasty
It washes the house
It washes the car
It waters the plants and the trees

Me: Yea I guess its not so bad ...I am sorry Chloe....I should not say things like that...huh?

Chloe: No shouldn't

Again I say to you.....see the world thru the eyes of your child......turn your frown upside down and have a happy day
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Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Why Not ?

Maybe I am the last to know this
I was reading Home Life magazine this morning.....and stumbled on a bit about a site called GoodSearch.

Instead of google or whatever search engine you choose.....when you use GoodSearch 1 penny is given to the charity of your choosing for each search......I know does not sound like much...but you KNOW how pennies can add up.....I watch it happen in Chloe's piggy bank all the time.
So....why not GoodSearch.....I am.

It also said in the article that you can add your child's school or perhaps a small charity you are involved in......I did not investigate this.....but if it interests you....check it out.

Do something good....every chance you get.

have a happy day
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Monday, December 8, 2008

A Message...

Lei Lei would like for all of you to know
All the Christmas GOODIES at JaneSays are 25% of and all other goodies are 10% off......go get you some ruff ruff !!!!
have a happy day
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Sunday, December 7, 2008

Eye Candy

More Christmas at my house.....enjoy

I have been shopping....


sneaking around and hiding gifts......


spending time with the people that matter most.......

enjoy your family this season....I know I am !!! those of you who have inquired.....the Fisher Price Nativity Set in the previous post came from their website...I think you can still get it here.

have a happy day

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Tuesday, December 2, 2008

The Little One's Faves

Not only do I have my favorite Christmas goodies......
so does Chloe
As I pulled the goodies from the boxes each one was met with oooooooohs....and aaaaahhhhhs !!Sweet sweet Fisher Price Little People manger scene....
My mom (Nana) got this for Chloe for her very first is a treasure indeed.
The wise man and Mary were getting ready to go to Target..... you think maybe we go to Target a little too much ???
The rest of the Christmas gang

Treasures....traditions and the making.
have a happy day
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Sunday, November 30, 2008

The Mantle

Through-out December I will be sharing some of my favorite Christmas Decorations
What better place to start....than the mantle.. I am just lovin' all these colors together...
couldn't you just eat my Christmas Countdown Pom Pom Garland.....very simple to make...
sting you some pom poms and get the crazy numbers from Elle's Studio and some tiny clothespins....voila !!
have a happy day
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Saturday, November 29, 2008

"the" tree

The day after Thanksgiving each year
We drive to the tranquil mountains of NC to get our Christmas Tree

love love love roadside stands (shops)

and JUMBO they were

for the boys

last year this was a mountain...
this year they have cut thru it for a road......amazes me
Can't take curvy roads......don't come hereTree Farm
been in the car a while
so run....
and run.....
and run....
Going down the mountain

time to pick out "the" tree
Chloe felt sorry for all the little stray branches....
we brought them ALL home

and an 8.5 foot beauty of a tree
wrap her up boys

need wreaths...or garlands...or hot cider....enter these cute little cottages

maybe next of these young little fellas will be "the" tree
have a happy day
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