Wednesday, December 30, 2015

They are my World -- featuring DoubleClick Skittles and Blue Fern Studios :)

Hi everyone :)

Our latest challenge is live over at DoubleClick Skittles and this time we want to see something new! :)

I used Frosty Pink, Frosty Blue, Grinch Green, Frosty and Gift Gold DoubleClick Skittles along with papers from Blue Fern Studios "Vintage Christmas" collection and some Prima flowers, Prima butterfly and a We-R-Memory-Keepers wooden mason jar that I got from my LSS on Small Business Saturday :)

***Remember, you don't have to use DoubleClick Skittles to participate in our challenge*** :)

I hope EVERYONE has a SAFE and Happy New Year!!! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate it! :)

Monday, December 28, 2015

Christmas gifts -- featuring Maya Road and Fancy Pants Designs :)

Hi everyone :)

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas :)

I wanted to share some Christmas gifts I made for family and friends :)

I started with chipboard mittens and stockings from Maya Road -- covered them burlap that I found at Walmart, added Deco Art's Snow-Tex, some jingle bells and then stenciled the initials of the people that I was making them for :)

I then added them to some various frames or wreaths that I found at various antique stores and yard sales -- then I added little mini trees from Fancy Pants Designs .... on the framed gifts I made I also used some older MME papers as a backing :)

And that ADORABLE reindeer is NOT something I made ... rather it was made by the amazing Audrey Pettit that she made for her shop! :)

This first one is for us :)

Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate it! :)

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Merry Christmas! :)

Hi everyone! :)

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! I know we did! :)

I wanted to share some photos from our day! :)

Nana and Brian making Pierogies on Christmas Eve ... it's a tradition for our family! :)

And yes, they put the girl on the diet (that's me!)  in charge of the dessert table ... lol! 

Which is WHY I put this sign up on the dessert table!! *wink* 

Said tins mentioned in above sign *wink* 

Brookie and her little cousin :)

A couple of weeks ago, I posted some little "Don't forget the Reindeer" treat bags -- well, here is Brookie throwing the oats in the yard for the reindeer to snack on while Santa goes inside to leave presents! :)

Cookies and milk left for Santa :)

Santa came!!! :)

And left her a note back :)

Her reaction on Christmas morning! :)

Her Elf Timothy left her a letter -- telling her how proud he was of her and I for being so good and brave while Daddy was in the Philippines -- so he asked Santa to hook us up with some "Disney On Ice presents Frozen" tickets and Santa came through for Timothy!!! :)

"X'd" out for obvious reasons *wink* :)

And she only asked Santa for ONE thing ... and he delivered it! :)

A few more presents from the big guy! :)

And the look on her face when she and Daddy opened their presents from me ... Tickets to an upcoming Jeff Dunham show! She LOVES him! :) Peanut is her fave character! :)

Again ... "X'd" out for obvious reasons *wink* :)

And can't forget Dandy ... he got some new chew toys! :) 

And I wanted to share a gift that hubby got me :)

And recently -- I have been telling you all about my weight loss journey -- well, I posted this on Facebook the other day, and thought I'd share it here too .... 

On the left is me in March of this year -- and on the right is me in Las Vegas on December 21st of this year -- I am now down 31.5 pounds!!! :)

No gimmicks for me -- just walking with my FitBit Charge HR and watching my calories :)

Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate it! :)