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New Year and New Goals

Posted by on Jan 6, 2015 in An Artist Cannot Fail | 0 comments

New Year and New Goals

I’ve had some ideas for can­vas art swirling around my head for quite some time and this year my goal is to act on these ideas. So I’m start­ing out the year paint­ing this can­vas, “She is the keeper of their dreams”. As you can see this is still a work in progress. Paint­ing is teach­ing me some patience as every lit­tle detail takes time. I plan to even­tu­ally have prints avail­able of the com­pleted piece as well as note cards. But I’m not sure when they will be avail­able as I first need to fin­ish the paint­ing. One thing I did fig­ure...

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Weekend of Family Fun

Posted by on Dec 23, 2014 in Delight in The Seasons | 0 comments

Weekend of Family Fun

This past week­end, my sis­ter and her fam­ily came up for the week­end. Her Christ­mas gift to Brit­tain was a ticket to see the Cow­boys play the Colts, Sun­day. It wasn’t the game Brit­tain was hop­ing for but it was a fun time spent with his mom. Since he isn’t able to go to Beau­mont for Christ­mas I decided to have a fam­ily Christ­mas party for him at our house. Sat­ur­day morn­ing, Made­lyn and Bel­lie made snow­men out of donuts for break­fast. These were a big hit with the girls. All you need are pow­dered donuts, orange jelly beans...

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Fun Getting To Know You Christmas Questions

Posted by on Dec 19, 2014 in Delight In Everyday Life | 0 comments

Fun Getting To Know You Christmas Questions

Here are some fun get­ting to know you Christ­mas ques­tions you can share with friends and fam­ily at a fam­ily gath­er­ing or party. I always find it inter­est­ing in how oth­ers cel­e­brate the hol­i­day sea­son. If you don’t cel­e­brate Christ­mas you can eas­ily change the ques­tions to fit your hol­i­day cel­e­bra­tion. My sis­ter and her fam­ily arrive late tonight and I can­not wait to have some fun with every­one. You know I’m on “best week­end ever” notice for Made­lyn and Isabella. I LOVE being their aunt. I have a week­end of fun...

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Now Selling At The Crafty Scrapper

Posted by on Dec 18, 2014 in Delight In Everyday Life | 0 comments

Now Selling At The Crafty Scrapper

I’m so happy to tell you that I am now sell­ing my hand­made vin­tage tin neck­laces at The Crafty Scrap­per in Wax­a­hachie, Texas. Car­olyn Ross moved her amaz­ing store to a new build­ing and she now has a bou­tique that offers unique hand­crafted items. So, if you are look­ing for a lit­tle some­thing spe­cial for a friend, co-worker or fam­ily mem­ber please go check out her store. All my neck­lace pen­dants are cre­ated from vin­tage tins and jew­elry pieces and each piece is one of a kind. No two will ever be alike. Also, I still have...

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I believe…

Posted by on Dec 17, 2014 in Delight In Everyday Life | 8 comments

I believe…

Orig­i­nally Posted Decem­ber 12, 2011 and to this day it’s still one of my favorites. Just recently my 8 year old niece was ask­ing if Santa was real. My mom asked Made­lyn what she thought to which she replied, I think he is real. Mom left it at that and Made­lyn went on her merry way. I remem­ber when I found out about Santa and for a moment I was sad but then dis­cov­ered since I had younger sib­lings I was in a spe­cial secret club… I got to be a secret elf and help with wrap­ping and shop­ping which I just loved. I found this part just...

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Lemon Crinkle Cookies

Posted by on Dec 16, 2014 in Delight In Everyday Life | 0 comments

Lemon Crinkle Cookies

A few days ago, my sis­ter found this Lemon Crin­kle Cookie recipe and shared it on my Face­book page ask­ing me to make them when she comes to visit this week­end. I’m not sure who orig­i­nally cre­ated this recipe but my good­ness am I ever so happy they did. These cook­ies are amaz­ing and have been given two thumbs up from every­one that tries one. I highly rec­om­mend you make these this hol­i­day sea­son, your friends and fam­ily will love them and you! Ingre­di­ents: 1 Box Lemon Cake Mix 1 Egg 2 Cups Cool Whip, thawed ½ to 1 Cup...

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Red Velvet Cookies with Peppermint Icing

Posted by on Dec 12, 2014 in Delight in The Seasons, Delightful Tutorials | 0 comments

Red Velvet Cookies with Peppermint Icing

These cook­ies are so easy to make and are per­fect to take to the office, give to neigh­bors and will of course put super big smiles on the faces of all your fam­ily mem­bers. Every­one will be com­ing back for more. My fam­ily likes medium sized cook­ies so I get 24 — 28 cook­ies per batch. Ingre­di­ents: 1 Red Vel­vet Cake Mix, 2 Eggs, 1/2 Cup Oil, Ande’s Pep­per­mint Crunch Thins (one small pack­age), 3 Pep­per­mint Candy Canes Direc­tions: In a large bowl mix together cake mix, eggs and oil Form small/Medium sized balls and place onto...

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Recycle All Those Saved Christmas & Holiday Cards

Posted by on Dec 10, 2014 in Delight in The Seasons, Delightful Tutorials | 1 comment

Recycle All Those Saved Christmas & Holiday Cards

In keep­ing with the “I’m using what I have for Christ­mas and cut­ting out the need­less things I don’t” I recy­cled some saved Christ­mas cards and cre­ated two super easy gift card hold­ers from one Christ­mas card. I know I’m not the only per­son that saves hol­i­day cards. I can­not throw Christ­mas cards of any kind away. I love them all and espe­cially cher­ish the ones that have my grand­par­ents sig­na­tures inside. I started with a Christ­mas card that mea­sured 4″ x 5.75″ but you can use any card size you want. This size just...

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DIY Holiday Gift Tags

Posted by on Dec 9, 2014 in Delight in The Seasons, Delightful Tutorials | 2 comments

DIY Holiday Gift Tags

I posted this tuto­r­ial last year and since it was so pop­u­lar I decided to repost it again. This Christ­mas I am still deter­mined to use what I have and not pur­chase any­thing if I can make it and gift tags were the first things to get knocked out of the pur­chas­ing depart­ment in this house. I made these cute gift tags using vin­tage images I’ve saved over the years. I think they make the most adorable tags and fig­ured I should share them with you. Sup­plies Used: Manila ATC’s, Dia­mond Stick­les, Red & White Baker’s Twine, Laser...

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Weekend of Holiday Decorating

Posted by on Dec 8, 2014 in Delight In Everyday Life, Delight in The Seasons, Delight In Thrift Store Finds | 2 comments

Weekend of Holiday Decorating

The Christ­mas tree is the first item to go up in our house dur­ing the hol­i­day sea­son. Ans­ley designed this “Pep­per­mint” tree a few years ago and we’ve kept it since. It’s a fun tree that is easy to put up and take down and lets face it dur­ing the hol­i­days easy is the key word. Once the tree is all set Ans­ley and I start to plan how we want to dec­o­rate the house. This year it is all about lights. In the den, we decided to hang three wreaths with white lights and some gar­land with red and white lights in the bay window. We added...

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