Its not often that you make friends online that last – ahem, 20 years! This past week my friend, Karen, from Northern CA came down to visit for a few days.
Need some inspiration to trim the gifts? Using candy not only adds a unique touch, but provides the recipients with a second little gift in the process! Here are some ideas…
At some point during the busyness of the holidays you’ll want nothing more than to relax and spend time with family. Turn off the mobile devices, stay home, and just enjoy the sounds, comfort and joy of the season with your family.
With today’s busy lifestyles and demanding budgets we can all use some budget friendly fall activities that won’t break the bank.
Halloween! We enjoy decorating for the kids and create something fun and interactive. One year about 3 years back we erected a maze inside our garage and it was a big hit. This year, we decided to try our hand at another!
9-11; numbers that mean so much more than their numerical value. Pre 9-11 the United State’s citizens were living under a pretense of security. Even though unrest and wars raged around the globe, we felt a sense of peace in our homeland. 9-11 changed that.
Not your usual Walmart “meet and greet.”
I hate to write these kinds of posts because for the most part I feel I’m preaching to the choir. The ones who read this will be my ardent supporters…
What an enjoyable week! My MIL visited us this past week providing me with company and someone to chat with. And did I mention quality crochet time? Not that my MIL crochets, but spending time with her and watching TV provided me the opportunity to pick up my hook and resume work on my small book of doilies. I now have five doilies complete. Yay! We also…
It seems over the past few months I’ve been slow to grab pics using my cell phone. So last Friday when our grandson came for a stay-over, I planned a full schedule and even managed to grab a quick picture or two. Well only one where he wasn’t covering his face…
With a little forethought, planning and strategy; housework rules can go from grueling ruling to high fives, rule! Part 2 in my strategy for a house where CHAOS doesn’t reign (can’t have anyone over syndrome) – a cute acronym borrowed from Fly-Lady!
With a little forethought, planning and strategy; housework rules can go from grueling ruling to high fives, rule!
Happy Valentines! Most people are celebrating Valentines today in one way or another. For us, it was a Sunday brunch on the patio. While we haven’t vacationed in about 6 or 7 years and are not given to dining out very often, or spend lots of money on clothes etc, the one luxury we enjoy is cooking together and enjoying a meal outdoors, weather permitting. So what better time then Valentines!
Okay, is it just me or has anyone else ever noticed that the movie satire, Mars Invades, the Martians sound very much like the Aflak duck? Just saying… One of the many strange things I tend to notice when I’m all about work and no play; so…
My heart has a hole. There’s a void in our family. And an emptiness that pervades our home. Saying good bye is the hardest job for a family who has to make the heart wrenching choice. A choice no one should have to make.
Purchase this beautiful doily to help a friend in need. Some of you may be familiar with Vicki Mashburn, a very good friend and one of my pattern testers. Her hubby was laid off work almost 3 years ago and they’ve had a very rough time. And then last winter their heating/AC unit went out. Living in North Carolina they experience cold winters and hot muggy summers. Without means to replace this unit, we’re asking for help. Here’s more information and a direct link if you’d like to help further through GoFundMe.com!
Please note, your purchase of the this doily will lead you to the Crochet Memories shopping cart where you can pay using a credit card or PayPal. Once the transaction is complete, you’ll be directed to a receipt page where you can download this pattern. 75% of the proceeds will go to help Vicki.
I rarely receive flowers delivered to my front door so I was totally surprised and in for a treat when these beautiful flowers arrived grouped in a “Happy Face” mug!
What a fun day! At our grandson’s grade school, they have “Grandparents Day” where grandparents are invited to have lunch on the school campus with their grandchildren. It’s a special day and this day was perfect… weather-wise and temp-wise. Woot!