Tuesday, November 30

Christmas Questions

(found this post from 'night owl crafting' and wanted to answer her questions!)
This week's questions all relate to Christmas!

Here are this week's questions!

1. Do you like to listen to Christmas music? Yes, I sing Frosty the Snowman all year!
2. Are you one of those people who get all their shopping done early, or do you do most of it in December? I am done before December 1st. Sometimes I have one more thing to buy.
3. Do you set a budget on how much you spend on each person? I try to.
4. Do you send out Christmas cards? Rarely.
5. Do you enjoy this holiday season or does it stress you out? I usually enjoy it, but being unemployed really sucks. On that note, this year will be more about heart and thought and less about "things."

Monday, November 29

Treasure Box

I found this box in my parents garage. I believe it was one of those that advertised on TV. You would get a few cards each month to put inside, to add to your collection. This one was for endangered animal facts.

Now it is a treasure box for the boy... Before


Thursday, November 18

Cat Hats

Cat Hats made to amuse Aunt Becky who was not amused. I still laugh every time I think about it.

Elizabeth loves pretending to be a cat, so while Aunt Becky was at work, I made a few cat hats. The kids sneaked downstairs and when Aunt Becky looked up they started meowing. FUNNY! Come on, Aunt Becky, it was comical!

Nick was never seen far from Bogie. A dog and his boy. I mean a boy and his dog.

Tuesday, November 16

Smiling Faces

How can you not love these faces!?!?
Getting way to big to be my baby boy!"Take my picture, Aunt Beth!""Don't get me!"Story time on the new bed!



Friday, November 5


From Gypsy Momma's comments:

{I still remember the advice a much older mama of boys gave to me when my oldest was just a toddler, his brother a baby in my arms. We, new mamas of littles, were listening as she explained the secret of raising teenage boys who were connected, who listened, who were respectful, who TALKED to their parents. She said that the key was very simple: “You must listen to them well when they are young, and then they will think it natural to talk to you when they are older.”}

My, how I hope this will be true for my son! This was a picture of the sky yesterday. A few moments before I got my camera out, it truly looked like fingers and reminded me of God's hand. As my son struggles with his attitude during class time, I hope he will talk to me soon. Ultimately, though, I am not there and I have to trust him to God's hand.


I found these wooden bowls at Goodwill and thought they would make perfect "catch alls."

I painted them black and then added some color to the center.

All they need now is a top coat.

I think they turned out rather cute and will be super handy by the front door!

Early Christmas present to myself!

Tamron Lens Giveaway

Oh my goodness! Goodness all around! I want this lens!
Seven bloggers have reviewed this Tamron lens and have given us, the little people in blogger land, a chance to win one of seven lenses! Amazing!

I have commented on this blog here, keeping my fingers crossed that I might win! Wow! Wish I could afford one if I don't win!

Wednesday, November 3

Vote Elephony

I have successfully entered this burdastyle contest! I am so excited to have my elephant viewed by hundreds! You have to be a member, but please vote if you are! There are some great costumes from this year.

Tuesday, November 2

Halloween Roundup

These are the other three Halloween costumes that I put together this year. (See the fourth one for my hubby right here.)

One ghost.

One flower. (grab my tutorial here!)

One elephant. (Who lives far away. :(
All very different and fun!