Monday, December 21, 2009



May today there be peace within.
May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be.
May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith in yourself and others..
May you use the gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you.
May you be content with yourself just the way you are..
Let this knowledge settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love.
It is there for each and every one of us..

Thursday, December 17, 2009


I had been forever trying to attract these little house wrens into my yard when they finally decided to take up residence last spring. I can see they are getting their little bird house ready for the extreme cold weather.... there is yarn sticking out all the little cracks.To funny=)

I found this garden decoration idea in a magazine a couple of years ago and just love it. Looks cuter with a light dusting of snow, but Mother Nature is being cantankerous.

Saturday, December 12, 2009



*It's ok if you are a little bottom heavy.
* Hold your ground, even when the heat is on.
* Wearing white is always appropriate.
* Winter is the best of the four seasons.
*It takes a few extra rolls to make a good midsection.
* There's nothing better than a foul weather friend.
* The key to life is to be a jolly, happy soul.
* It's not the size of the carrot, but the placement that counts.
* We're all made up of mostly water.
* You know you've made it when they write a song about you.
* Accesorize! Accesorize! Accesorize!
* Avoid yellow snow.
* Don't get too much sun.
* Don't put some one else's corncob pipe in your mouth
-you never know where its been.
* It's embarrassing when you can't look down and see your feet.
* It's fun to hang out in your own front yard.
* Always put your best foot forward.
* There's no stopping you once you're on a roll.

(by portal cards)

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Christmas Candies 2009

1.Rolo Pretzel Turtles

2. Red velvet truffles/ cake balls

3. Oreo balls

These are pictures of the ingredience that go into the red velvet truffles and oreo balls. They are in the fridge now and will be ready to be covered in white chocolate tomorrow. Ive heard they are very addictive... cant wait to try them out at my Christmas parties.

Rolo Pretzel Turtles-
Red Velvet Cake Balls/truffles-
Oreo balls -

They seemed to be a hit, almost all gone. The Oreo balls/truffles were the favorite=)
One person rolled the balls, the second (me) did the choc. coating and the third did the sprinkles.
Saved a ton of time !

Monday, December 7, 2009

First Snow of 2009...

It's starting out light, but we are expecting winter storms in the next couple of days. Brrr...

Friday, December 4, 2009

Finished Knit Cowl

Finally finished! My daughter graciously modeled this for me to post.... finished it Wednesday & have already started another for a Christmas present. They go pretty quick so should be no problem to get it finished on time . This one is a little stretchy due to the type of yarns I chose.. but regular yarns will have a more fitted look.

Poinsettia Walk

Luthy Botanical Gardens ... arent these gorgeous?

The last picture is actually Mom's crabapple tree after an ice storm last winter. I love this picture!