Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas Card Bloopers!

We had a wonderful, yet super busy Christmas! Fritter had a wonderful time with all her sweet grandparents & family & loved opening presents...We let her open everyone's because she loved ripping the paper off so much! :) She was a hoot!....& speaking of hoot, I have a ton of pictures that are our Christmas card bloopers! I'm so glad no one saw us acting like fools to get her to sit (& still), look at the camera, & smile! LOL...Here are a few of the out takes!
Being silly..
Rocking her animals!
More silliness..
I'm done!!

And there go the animals! LOL
Here was our final selection...
I'm glad everyone had a Merry Christmas!

Now back to reality of taking down decorations, cleaning, & hoping to squeeze in some shopping in too! :)

Have a great night!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign: Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. ~Isaiah 7:14

Merry Christmas everyone! 

I hope everyone has a great holiday with their family & friends! 

We are having our traditional Christmas Eve dinner of lasagna with my parents tonight! It is so fun to see Fritter enjoy all the excitement of Christmas! 

I hope everyone has a great Christmas day! :) 

Wishing your family JOY & PEACE this holiday season! 

Lots of Love!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Busy with Christmas Cheer!

I feel so separated from my blog, because I have been so busy with Christmas cheer! This past weekend we had my hubby's company party (which was so fun, but my hubby admits "Hey Jude" wasn't the best karaoke song to pick, LOL, he made $25 though & had a fun time! LOL) 

Saturday, we went to my father-in-law's house for the Saints & Cowboys game (sadly, the Saints lost! :(), but I had a great time visiting with family. They also gave all the kids their gifts a little early! They gave Fritter some cute books, blocks, & these super fun butterfly sunglasses that velcro to stay on her face! LOL She loved them & didn't take them off all evening! 

Sunday at church we had a great service & I love hearing the scriptures of Christ's birth & I try to imagine the feelings that Joseph & Mary must have felt. Also, I'm blown away that God choose to come to earth as a man to save sinners like me! It is such a humbling thought!

"But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord." ~Luke 2:10-11

It is good news of great joy!! :) 

Well, Last night we had my sister's & Kirk's b-day party out at my parent's house! It is so fun to get to see all of my family all the time during the holidays! I love it! 

Besides all the visiting with family, I have been one of those crazy people who have been out doing last minute shopping! I still have a little more to finish up with today & finish wrapping! Shopping with a toddler hasn't been the easiest thing, but she has been a trooper through it all & has had a belly full of goldfish & gummies too, so I'm sure she's happy! LOL 

I hope everyone is having a great Christmas week!  

Friday, December 18, 2009

Ladies' Christmas Party

Last night I hosted all the ladies from my church for our Christmas party! We have been having a bible study in my home every Tuesday evening since the summer time, so this was our little end of the year party too since we finished our study of Ephesians. We had such a fun time!

We had plenty of yummy food!

We also did a gift exchange by playing the right/left game read along to The Nativity Story! Much better & nicer than the stealing present game! LOL

Emily & Stephanie (our precious bible study leader)

Ms. Evelyn, Sweet Connor, Kim, & Andrea (showing off her fun yankee candle gift! ;))

Lots of fun fellowship!

I made these yummy homemade Nana's Mr. Goodbars! They are so easy & I would love to share the recipe with you! These are definitely a great snack to take to any Christmas party!

Nana's Mr. Goodbars
1 (12 oz) bag of chocolate chips
1 (6 oz) bag of butterscotch chips
1 (12 oz) can of Spanish peanuts

Put all the chips in a microwave safe bowl, with the butterscotch chips on the bottom. Microwave for 1 min. on high. Stir. Microwave for 30 sec., stir until smooth. Add peanuts; stir until coated. Drop by teaspoon onto wax paper. Let cool....enjoy! (Can eat room temp. or refrigerated)

We are heading out to my hubby's company Christmas party soon! Karaoke is the entertainment, so I'm sure it will be funny! I'll try to snag some pics of my hubby in action & post tomorrow! :)

Have a happy Friday!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Curious George Live!

Today Fritter & I had a fun day! My friend Michelle's family bought a lot of tickets to Curious George Live, but ended up not being able to go, so they gave 2 tickets to Fritter & me! We had such a fun time! It was her first time to ever go to anything like this & she did pretty good. She is definitely a wiggler & wanted to get down majority of the time, but she had a good time dancing, clapping, and waving to George!

I went to snap a few pictures & right when I went to turn my camera on the batteries died..(Grrr!) But I was able to snap some with my phone.

The dancers & singers were really good & it was a super cute show!

Sweet girl watching the show!

George breaking it down!

Tomorrow we are having my church's ladies Christmas party at my house, so I have a busy day of cleaning & cooking!  I'll be sure to post pics of all the festivities & fun food! :)
Only 8 more days until Christmas! Yay!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

New Stuff!!

I had tons of stuff left after my craft show,  so I have a lot of new stuff to show off! I haven't been able to add them to my Etsy shop, but if you're interested in anything, let me know & you can get first dibs on it! :)
Here's a sneak peek of a few things:

 Lime Green & Purple Paisley Scrabby Bib-$8

Matching wipe case (wipes included) -$12

Blue & Green Bubble Dot & Stripe Burp cloth set--$13.50

Pink & Blue Garden Maze Bib & Burp cloth set-$15

Crayon Rolls- Come in all different prints (Tie Dye, Doggies, Hearts, Butterflies, Zebra, etc.) --$5

Bright Dots Wipe Case (wipes included)--$12

Hot Pink with White Dots Wipes Case (wipes included) -- $12

If you had to choose, what would be your favorite? I would love to hear what everyone is liking! :)

Thanks so much!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Holiday Market

Well I'm back & was kinda MIA the end of last week, because I was getting ready for my first ever craft fair at a local elementary school's Holiday Market. It was a lot of fun & a good way to get my name out there locally. I made some good sales & met so many nice people!

Here I am posing with my booth!
As you can see it out the door that it rained all day, so I was bummed about that b/c I'm sure a lot more people would have probably gotten out.

Here's the view of my side table with the fabric wipe cases, scarves, & crayon rolls on it. Plus I did a giveaway! (You know I love free stuff! :))

Here's the main table full of bibs & burp cloths & I had vintage pillowcase dress to the right of this table.

My best friend Michelle came & helped me all day & we had fun! She was such a big help!

I am so thankful for my sweet husband, family, & friends for all they did for helping me get ready for this craft fair....I seriously could not have done it if it wasn't for their help!

I'm itching for my next one!! :)

I have lots of stuff left & I took lots of pictures today & hope to list on Etsy tomorrow, so I'll give a sneak peek in the morning!

Have a great night!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

I just love this picture I snapped of my Grandfather with Fritter a few weeks ago when he came in town. So sweet! :)

Happy Wednesday!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Fun Mail Day!

Don't you just love it when the mail man comes to your door with a package??? I know I do & today I got 3!! Whoo hoo!

I signed up for the Brown Paper Package Exchange on Max & Ellie's blog & it was so fun to get my package today! Here is what I found when I took everything out of the box! :)

Look how cute they are wrapped!! :)
Here's what I got!!

A great book called Mother's Almanac that she says her family often refers too & it has so many fun arts & craft projects in the back, a yummy tin full of her Nana's Mr. Goodbars plus the recipe, & a cute Christmas flag banner that she made! So cute! I had so much fun doing this!

Another package I got in the mail was a cute apron that I won from Aly's blog!

It will be so fun to wear around this Christmas season! :)

And then my other package was some super cute guitar boy fabric I'm going to make a blanket for a friend with! It is going to be so fun!

Well I have been a sewing "machine" today! LOL I made about 15 bibs start to finish and I have one more day of lots of work & then I should be done! I love some of the advice ya'll gave me about your craft show experiences! I would love to hear more! :)

Well have a great Monday night!

Friday, December 4, 2009


Well first off, Thanks for the anniversary wishes & The Blind Side movie was the best! I loved it and it was such a humbling & wonderful story! I had tears run down my face many times during the movie! Definitely one I would like to see again & would love to own! next Saturday, I'm in my first ever craft fair! A local elementary school is hosting a holiday market & I entered a booth. I'm super excited, but also stressing! I made this real detailed schedule of what I would get done on each day and here it is a week before and that list is hardly accomplished!! AHH! Another stress is that I'm not sure how much to take. I want to take a lot so, I'm trying to work hard to get a lot made & a variety of things made....I can do this, I can do this, I can do this! LOL

My mother in law helped so much today though by watching Anna from like 8:30-3 for me & I was able to come back home and just sew! I enjoyed it so much, although it was a little weird for me not to have little Fritter whining at my ankles! LOL My other mother-in-law offered to watch her for me for a few days next week too, so I'm hoping I can get it all accomplished! :) 

Have any of you ever been in a craft fair? Any words of advice for this newbie?? 

P.S. Only a few days left to enter to win a cute crayon creativity wallet in the Ducks In A Row Giveaway! :)

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

3 Great Years

My sweet hubs & I have been married for three years today! How fast 3 years has flown by! I have enjoyed getting to know him more and more everyday of our marriage & look forward to many more wonderful years ahead! He is such a steadfast rock to lean on & has seen me at my lowest points, but still loves me and takes care of me more than I could have ever asked for! I am so thankful for him & I thank the Lord for bringing our lives together!

What a sweet day!
December 2, 2006

So 3 years...

One sweet Fritter later
One Blessed Woman! :)

We are headed out to dinner & going to see The Blind Side movie tonight. I'm such a quality time person, so I'm so excited! :)

Hope everyone has a great day & be sure to enter the Ducks In A Row Giveaway! :)

Monday, November 30, 2009

Fun Monday Giveaway!


Congrats Katie!

This week's giveaway is from Ducks In a Row Boutique. 

This is such a  fun shop that has some great products for babies & children. 

Ducks In a Row Boutique is a new shop to Etsy & has all sorts of fun items! 

These Helping Hand Toy/Pacifier Catchers are so smart! She makes them in all different designs too! I can't tell you how many times I have lost toys in stores from Fritter throwing them out!  LOL

She also offers adorable appliqued onesies: 

Cute girly flower onesie

Super cute sailboat onesie

Amy at Ducks In A Row Boutique is giving away one of her newest items to one of my readers! She has created the new Creativity Wallets! They are great for keeping little ones entertained at Church, restaurants, those long doctor office waits and the upcoming holiday family get-togethers. These would be a great stocking stuffer for your little one! :)

Here's how to enter
(Please leave a separate comment for each entry)

  • Visit Ducks In A Row Boutique and come back and let me know your favorite item! :) Please leave a way for me to contact you!
  • "Follow" my blog! Add yourself over to the right sidebar! (Remind me if you are already a follower.)
  • Add my button to your blog! :) 
Another entry?
  • Visit Ducks In A Row Boutique blog & become a follower! 
  • "Tweet" about this giveaway & leave me the link to your "tweet"! 
  • Make a blog post or Facebook about this giveaway on your blog with this post link. Come back and comment with your blog link. You should tell everyone you know! :) 
Want 5 more entries?
  • Go over to Ducks In A Row Boutique, look around, and BUY your favorite item. Come back and let me know your purchase. 
There are so many ways to win! :) Giveaway ends Sunday night (12/6)! 

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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Catching up!

What an eventful week I have had!! 

I have missed my blog & it is going to take me a week to catch up on reading all  about all the fun everyone else had on their Thanksgiving week! 

My nephew was born on Wednesday night and after a long day, we were so excited to meet him! He is so adorable & my sister did great! Here is Nicholas Michael! 

He is oh, so sweet! They are coming up for a week during Christmas & I can't wait to hold him again! :)

My other sister & I rushed back on Thanksgiving morning so we could spend the day with our families & I met up at my husband's grandparents house. We had a fun day & Anna loved eating turkey & all the fixins'! :)

Our family picture
Thanksgiving 2009

Now I have been taking care of sick little Fritter all day! Stuffed up nose & fever is no fun, but I'm loving all the sweet snuggles! :) I hope everyone has a great week! There is another fun giveaway starting tomorrow! :) And Congrats to Julie for winning the Custom Christmas Card giveaway!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Naptime Studio giveaway!

Ok...Because of technical difficulties..This giveaway is a day late, so I'm extending it until Sat. & ya'll are going to love it! Blogger is being weird with my pictures & showing them to me in codes in my post, so I hope I can look past all these crazy letters & symbols to make this work! :) Is anyone else having this problem??

The giveaway this week is from NapTime Studio!

Naptime Studio started four years ago as Jen(the owner) found herself at home with a new baby, going through design withdrawals from the full-time job she just left and praying for some identity outside of milk producer and diaper changer. Her heart longed for her hands to make things, but of course that all had to blend with her new role as Mommy. Little by little she made her childrens' nap times her time to feed her creative need. Another baby and several years later she was ready to broaden her customer base and with the support of her husband and friends she opened her Etsy shop, Naptime Studio! Currently she am selling her digital designs, but hopes to add prints of her paintings and gifts for kids in the coming months.

Jen offers adorable baby announcement designs:

And adorable holiday designs!!

So unique!

This is one of my favorites!

Jen was so excited about this giveaway and has offered to giveaway one of her Holiday Photo Card designs. The winner will email a photo to her and she would create the design and email the winner the design that they could use to make prints. The winner can choose any design they like.

How great is that! A custom Christmas card!!

Here's how to enter to win:

(Please leave a separate comment for each entry to be counted. Thanks!)

-Leave a comment with your favorite item from Naptime Studio & leave your email address (so I can contact you if you win!)

Want to be added again?

-"Follow" my blog. Add yourself over to the right sidebar! (Remind me if you are already a follower! :))

-Add my new button to your blog! :)

- "Tweet" about this giveaway! Leave the link to your "tweet"!
Another entry?
-Make a blog post or Facebook about this giveaway on your own blog with this post link. Come back & comment with your blog link. You should tell everyone you know! :)

Okay, another 5 entries?

Go on over to Naptime Studio, look around, and BUY your favorite item. Tell me your purchase in your comment.

Winner will be announced Saturday (11/28) afternoon.

I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving...I am heading out of town this afternoon because my older sister is having her first baby boy tomorrow! I'll try to post if I get some time! I also want to post about our fun bonfire if I can get my pictures to act right! Stay tuned! :)

Have a Happy Thanksgiving! :)

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