November 30, 2009

My Sunday Evening.....

was spent doing some Christmas decorating and attempting my first batch of gingerbread men...They turned out a little textured, but I like them that way!!...Have a good Monday!!!~~hugs,Jen

November 29, 2009

As I was decorating the tree I looked down and Luke was decorating the bottom with the fabric balls...He was trying to get as many as he could together..ha!ha!..So cute!!...I think I'll leave them that way!!

A peek at my tree......

My tree so far...I made 14 angels (sweetpeas design) and I've been drying orange slices all week....It is totally prim this year...I'm still adding so who knows how it will turn out....Have a good Sunday!!~~hugs,Jen

November 26, 2009


Happy Thanksgiving from our home to yours!!!....Among all the things I'm thankful for this year I wanted to thank each of you for visiting my blog, your kind emails, comments, and your friendship!!!...I'm so blessed!!..Have a wonderful day my friends!!~~hugs, Jen

November 21, 2009

This is a sampler I designed for Kindra...She won my giveaway on my Simple Goodes blog a few weeks back on my birthday when I had the giveaway on this blog...It's on it's way Kindra!!!....Have a good weekend everyone!!~~hugs, Jen

November 20, 2009

IT'S BEGINNING TO...........

look a bit like Christmas...Just a bit!...I just wanted to say "Have a good weekend!"...I guess you know what I'll be doing!!~~hugs,Jen

November 16, 2009


I just finished adding 5 new items to my selling blog....I was going to update this blog, but I'm typing one handed because luke is asleep in my other arm....So I will update on here another time!!!...So if you have a chance, go check out my new simple offerings!!

until next time!!!~~hugs,Jen

November 12, 2009


I wanted to pop on here and show you what I've been up to this week....I decided to take a few days from x-stitching and do a project that I've been putting off for months...Over 6 I know!!...I still have many to do...I have quite a few angels I'm going to make for my tree...All I can say Is GOD BLESS DOLL MAKERS!!!!!...I hate to sew...YES, a crafter that hates to sew!!...My husband came home last night to find me in the kitchen sanding my doll faces with my hand sander and spent all evening smelling my dolls baking in the oven...I still have a stack to do!!..UGH!...I'm also doing some old quilt/x-stitch sampler combinations that I'm going to offer after I get them done...I've had osnaburg and old quilts tea dying...

Here are my dolls I've been wanting for my home and now I get to find places for them...Did I mention I hate sewing?!?!?!?!?.I couldn't do this all the time!!...Bring back my x-stitch!!!...PICTURE HEAVY!!


November 6, 2009

Hi everyone!...I hope you had a good week...What happen to the past 2 weeks....I'm so sorry I haven't been on here in a week and a half...After meeting Dana on my birthday I was busy the rest of the week getting ready for a yard sale and my regular stuff with the kids...Mix in potty training with Luke that I'd been procrastinating on starting back....I had 10 orders to finish up and get mailed out....So everytime I thought about blogging it kind of got pushed back to later, but later never seemed to happen...I'm still cleaning out in the house and taking to Goodwill....Still clearing out in the garage and taking to Goodwill...I don't want to bother with another yard sale even though we did pretty good!!!...(I ordered myself 3 german twig trees)

But on my birthday I awoke to have 52 emails from facebook from well wishers from childhood classmates, family, blogging friends....It was such a treat and I continued to get them throught out the day and evening....

Then Dana, Taylor and I had a lunch from Panera Bread along with Luke here at my
home after a tour of the house...Dana was so anxious to see the house and she kept telling Taylor I was famous!!ha!ha!...I was so flattered!!...We spent the afternoon chatting and getting to know each other...And Dana so graciously brouhgt me 3 bags of tarts , candles, and wax items...I was sooo appreciative!!!...THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH DANA!

I have pics of the pumpkin tarts in my dough bowls and trenchers mixed in with my items...She made them orange and black...They add the perfect touch!!!...Then she gave me the candle and unfortunately i notice that I didn't get a pic of my black Jack-o-latern with the tea light in the top of it..UGH!
Don't you love the pears!!!???!!!....I got two sets....One with crows and one with the weeping willows...

Wonderful smelling tarts!!!

A cute snowman!!!...I'm going to get some more of them to go on my twig tree that I got last year...It has been in my garage awaiting wax ornaments that I decided I was going to decorate it with.....

I've always wanted a lamb and am always looking at them, but have yet to order one...Well, I have one now!!!...I added it in front of the Taylor's plate...So now I think I have to get wax items to sit in front of each plate...I like how they blend in together and don't stand out....

The trencher on my gathering room table...The wax pumpkins are the
perfect finishing touch!!!

Dana and I made plans to get together again really soon and we're going to take a trip to a primitive store in Aiken, SC that I didn't know was there...

Thank you for making my birthday so special Dana along with my family,facebook friends, and blogging friends that left me messages on my blog!!!...THANK YOU!!!!

Then as soon as Tim got home we rushed off to dinner at Ruby Tuesday's....I love their salad bar!!!...And right after we sat down Tim asked me to order for him and excused himself....I ordered and went ahead to the salad bar and when I got back to the table I had a gift with a card on the table....I looked around and picked it up...One thought went through my head, but I brushed it aside because Tim doesn't like to buy me primitive things since I buy enough of them myself...But after tearing the simple brown paper off of it I almost SQUEALED!!!... The man sitting across from us at the next table smiled at me because he could see my pure JOY!!!..Tim had gotten me Jill Peterson's Homestead book!!!...When he got back to the table I asked him how he knew and he said he had read it on my blog that I wanted the first one....He called Jill and ordered it and she signed it with a message!!!...What a special birthday I had!!!!!

Then a few days later Taylor said I had a package and Luke carried it to me..He loves when I get packages, too...But I knew I hadn't ordered anything..So I look at the box and I first see A lil somethin...Then I see Audrey Hanna...I recognized the name and I knew Audrey was a facebook friend and she always leaves me messages on my blog...I immediately noticed how good the boxed smelled!!..heavenly!!!...Audrey sent me this beautiful doll!!!..She is perfect and fits right in with my other dolls and decor...I announced to the girls that a new friend had arrived!!.ha!ha!...She came with a pinkeep and a pumpkin...Audrey sent a beautiful card that made me cry...It was so sweet!!...Aren't the unexpected gifts the best??...THANK YOU SOOO MUCH AUDREY!!!...

So now I'm anxious to get started on new items since....I'm fixing to head over and post a few items on my selling blog, so if you get a chance come check them out in a little while...

Have a wonderful weekend!!~~hugs,Jen