Friday, January 29, 2010

Goodies in the Mail

These came in the mail earlier this month Book 10 and 11 of the Gooseberry Patch Christmas books. I love Gooseberry Patch Christmas books and have almost all of them. All through the year I thumb through them getting ideas for Christmas. I feel like a kid when I received my newest ones in the mail. I also ordered a few other items like these cute popcorn bowls in blue,yellow,red and green.

Gooseberry Patch will no longer have a catalog they send in the mail, you can still order online. I love to get the catalog and be able to take it with me and when I have a spare moment I enjoyed looking through the pages. Goodbye catalogs I've enjoyed you for years!

Monday, January 11, 2010

We're having a heat wave!

After a week of 6-0 degree's weather, it's down right hot in Kansas City. Twenty-eight degrees feels warm. I don't mind the snow but would rather have temps in the double digits. The kids are back in school today after the Christmas break, they enjoyed their extra week off. Melissa will start her home bound work this week and should go back to school either the last week of January or first week of February.

Last week I felt like Betty Crocker baking something also every night. With no school and it being so cold you didn't want to get out I found more time for baking. I've been working on some Christmas projects and hope to finish them up soon. I also signed up for a couple swaps that I need to get started on soon.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!

We had a wonderful day at my in-laws for New Years day. KC Strip steak and hot boiled shrimp have become a tradition that we all look forward too. I forgot my camera to get pictures but wanted to post some random pictures recently taken.

The wonderful things a three year old adds to the tree (a Furby) and about ten ornaments in the same spot.

I've always admired Fiesta dinnerware and a friend was showing me her collection, she said she received most of hers as Christmas and birthday presents. Two Christmas ago I received Peacock and Scarlet and this Christmas Sunflower, Tangerine and Chocolate were under the tree. Don't they have a pretty harvest look all together?

Kaitlyn made this apron in her sewing class. I'm glad she gave it to me for Christmas since I had the Michael Miller Christmas material in my stash. The pattern she used was from A is for Apron.

My Christmas cards I mailed out on New Years Eve!