Wednesday, November 18, 2009

My Favorite Advent Calendar!

I made this advent calendar a few years ago and it remains my favorite. I write notes to my kids add a favorite scripture and little toys or candies. The kids love it! I just entered this into the Handmade Holidays contest on the Michael's website. I'd love to win the grand prize which is a trip to see Martha Stewart, but the $100 wouldn't be too shabby either. Please visit here and vote! Vote by selecting the snowmen on the bottom left of the image. Thank you!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Ugly Duckling!

Here is my ugly duckling that I bought at a thrift store for $24. It has been hiding in my garage for 9 months and I finally turned it into a beautiful piece. A few cans of primer, spray paint, new moulding at the top, new fineals, and new door hardware and ta da... Love it! Can't wait to decorate it for Christmas!!!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

October Fun!

Crazy fun at the pumpkin patch up Highway 1. The kids used the wagons to ride (and crash) down the hill as well as big corrigated pipes to roll in. And, Mr. Nicolas in a new disguise.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

In Honor of Our Veterans!

O happy day...It's another blog hop hosted by Operation Write Home to honor our Veteran's! Operation Write Home is a great organization that supports our nation’s armed forces by sending blank greeting cards to write home on, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them. It's a great way to bless our service personnel for serving so selflessly for us.
Here's the link to the beginning of the hop in case you missed it. Have fun!
Now, continue on with the hop and check out the great cards by Celeste!

My youngest "Any Hero" card maker showing his lovely creations. Funny how kids are so happy with a glue stick and paper!

In addition to "hopping" today, I wanted to document one of my heroes...my dad. My dad served in the Army Air Corp for just 3 years in Las Vegas, NV. He never saw "action", but he is still a hero in my book. My dad passed away in 1997. He was a courageous and strong man with a huge amount of perseverance. Honoring you, dad, on Veteran's day!