Tag Archive | Decorations

Best of Luck to You!

I have always wanted to visit Ireland… The green hills… the cottages… the pubs… the music…

so… the closest I can get right now is the little decorations I have for “St. Patrick’s Day”…

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A Lucky Clover (Shamrock) to Welcome you…

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The winds were strong this week…but, finally calmed long enough to get a photo of March Flag…

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A Bright Shamrock hanging in doorway,,,

A little Leprechaun to decorate wall…

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A simple Centerpiece with candles (Green of course!)…

and the Table Cloth I’ve had for years found at my favorite thrift store…

Love the drawings on it!…

Reminds me of coloring pages when I was in Elementary School…

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Window clings for my kitchen windows brightens each day…

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and a Framed photo I found also…Frame has shamrocks on each corner…and the Angel with her skirt filled with shamrocks…

 

May you be blessed always with.

A sunbeam to warm you,

A moonbeam to charm you.

A sheltering angel ,

So nothing can harm you.

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Best of Luck to You!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Valentine BUNCO!

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I had BUNCO Tuesday night… the game you play with dice…

all family except one that seems like family…

and all women

8 of us all talking at once… Can you picture it!

you need a “girl” time every once in a while…

I like a little theme when I have it…

and Valentine’s Day being next week…

made it fun!…

I have a few decorations anyway…

that just make me happy…

On my front door…

and always a few kitchen towels…

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My windows over my kitchen sink… WINDOW CLINGS…

Easy to brighten an area… and “Cheap!”…

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Back Door…

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Couldn’t resist the Valentine Plates, Cups and Napkins…

and just a few decorations for kitchen table…

BIG red, white and pink M& M’s for munchies…

I decided on a TACO BAR…

Taco Seasoned Meat

Soft Shell Boats

Crunchy Tortilla Chips

Shredded Lettuce

Shredded Cheese

Diced Fresh Tomatoes

Thin Sliced Green Onions

Black Olives(sliced)

Black Beans

Sour Cream

Salsa

Also Mexican Corn crnswssn15_25oz_mffta52541108156u_cwebto complete the meal…

YES!… we do supper!…

Dessert was…

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Cherry Cordial Ice Cream Sundaes

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with…

Hot Fudge Sauce

Valentine Sprinkles

Whipped cream

Cherries to top them off…

All was enjoyed with enough leftovers for my guys…

We buy prizes… 1st=$20, 2nd=$10, 3rd=$8 and two $1… (Floater and Bo0by)…(BUNCO terms)…

It’s a time for some of us (all related) to get together…

Have fun…

and Catch Up on what’s going on in our lives…

I had also made a heart-shaped Chocolate Chip Cookie… but, was not eaten…

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so the next day I took it to the Oncology Staff where Bobby gets his Chemo at VA…

They seemed delighted!… and they are Special!

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A Little Bit of Easter!

I bought a rock…

well… a Stone… A pretty Dark Brown Stone…

polished and engraved with a pretty bird..

Placed it on this greenish blue small plate to put in my bathroom…

It says “Spring” to me!

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Easter baskets for Grandkids are made…

This year these were made with remembrances of them when they were little…

and although Grown-Up… 11… almost 14… and 21…

I think they will enjoy going through them…

They know I’m kind of silly!

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I loved this stand-up Bunny…

reminding me of older Easter Cards…

It winds up on the back… and music plays “In My Easter Bonnet”!…

https://youtu.be/lYac9O3GYTM (Song)

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A funky Bunny for the flower bed…

some things are starting to sprout!…

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Easter flag…

Painting Easter Eggs can be so much fun!…

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This old Wood Bunny has adorned my door for many years…

and I still like him!…

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This little Cabbage and Bunnies reminds me of the story of Peter Rabbit who got in Mr. McGregor’s Garden…

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https://youtu.be/ADi4UnMfSps   (story)

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Filled an empty vase with bright paper mache eggs and a Bunny…

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I have many sets of salt/peppers that depict the Holidays…

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Peter Cottontail and wife…

https://youtu.be/q7UXYvRRZFc    (song)

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I found these cute metal birds at the $ Store…

They will adorn my tree branch near our swing in the back yard soon…

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A few window clings brighten my kitchen windows…

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Cats and Valentines…

Cat photos… They are mine… and they make me smile!

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Jill sits on stool to look out window… as Kit Kit sits on window ledge outside…

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Our kitchen and living room has an open wall… and the cats love to sit on the ledge where they can see us from both directions…

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Kit Kit has taken over my computer chair to sleep…

They do this for about a week or two… and then find a new spot!…

 

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Jill is liking the back of the couch for the moment…

but, will change also in time…

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Valentine’s Day is coming… YES!…

I have a few decorations… doesn’t everyone!

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My “Heart” Flag is blowing with the high winds we had yesterday…

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Kitchen window…

I found the Heart Window Clings in a bag of things I bought last year…

I guarantee…”Dirt Cheap”… and had forgotten about…

LOVE IT!

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Lots of Paper Plates / Napkins were in the bag also… enough for the rest of the month!…

Need candy… (conversation hearts???) or (red hots???) for my candy jar with the red bow…

what do you think?…

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and a sparkly red heart for the door with a new red/white bow…

Very simple… but, I like!

After Christmas “FINDS”!

Cleaned out my pantry to start off my day…

Did I plan to???

NO, but, when it hits me… I do it!…

Why not!

and it feels so good to accomplish these things…

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Have you ever found Christmas remnants after Christmas…

These are the things I found yesterday around my house…

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A Santa hanging high… you have to know I’m kinda short!…

An Angel holding a kitty…

I like cats so much… maybe I didn’t really want to take it down…

A few ornaments in the bathroom… They matched so well… they just blended in

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Do you after Christmas shop?

I like to… but, only a few oddities so far this year…

Unique Thrift shopping had me finding this cute older Santa Sleigh with Sweet Reindeer…

It requires batteries and when inserted later… it worked!…

The little reindeer move their legs and it plays various Christmas Songs…

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Another thrift find…

Snowman Candles… aren’t they the cutest!… Using them as my winter centerpiece on my kitchen table…140101_017 140101_019

Makes me smile!

A brand new Christmas Mug with a pretty ceramic topped spoon to match… These 50% off sales at a thrift store are the best finds… 140101_020 140101_021

A few boxes, wrapping paper, clings , pot holders, placemats… was fun to find too…

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I’m a “think ahead” girl…

I will still be on the look out for more bargains… because like I’ve said before…

“The fun is in the hunt!”… 

Friend’s Hospitality

A Christmas Brunch… prepared with such a sweet spirit…k15801986

A friend I met at the YMCA… will be two years this January…

invited my sister, my sister-in-law and myself for breakfast brunch

The house is decorated with love jad0039… with all of the things she has been given, collected, made, bought and handed down…

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It says “Christmas” in every room…

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The table was set with Christmas dishes k16043781 … a small handmade bag filled with candy at our place settings

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Either side is so cute… with a few added sparkles…

I hung as a decoration when I got home!

Janice makes quilts and you see her handiwork everywhere… saf0028k10420019

Menu was just right…

Fried Ham/ Biscuits  k14470354

Homemade Apple Butter/ Strawberry Jam applebutterbyBougi

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Danish

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It was delicious!

We all talked as we ate nri0123

enjoying each other’s company… learning more and more about each other…

My sister hadn’t been to Janice’s home, so I said, “You must have the tour!”…

An old farmhouse… fixed as cute as it can be…

so… to every room we went… downstairs and up…

We left a little sleepyvga0031 … with a full tummy… and good feeling of being with such a nice person…

Isn’t that the way it should be!…

Thanks Janice… for your hospitality! k10727309

Sunday Grateful: December 8, 2013… Salt Dough Ornaments and Grandkids

My Granddaughter opted to go Ice Skating with a friend instead of coming over last night…

I admit I was a little disappointed, but so understood…

She will be 12 in April… and growing up so fast…420895_159860900825330_1322778887_n

Friends are so important… at any age… so… when you get the opportunity… on a snowy day… to go ice skating…x12160352

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Fun was calling her name…

Carson… my Grandson… did come… which was great!

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We like the same things… and have fun…

Off to Deal’s ( His favorite $1.00 store )…

He had brought along his saving’s bank with a couple of dollar bills and lots of quarters…k3604389

He had plans… and knew just how much he had to spend…

After leaving there… he said, “I’m really hungry!”… k13045020

I told him Chicken Nuggets… Fries or Pizza were in the freezer…

He would have chicken first… since it could be microwaved

He wanted something to eat soon!… and by the time he finished… the pizza would be ready…

As I said, “He is a planner!”…

TV is always fun… Me watching whatever he wants… “Jinxed” I think it was… Kinda cute…

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We then put together the salt dough and cut out some Christmas Ornaments… Fast and easy…OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Since the ornaments take 2 hours to bake and then have to cool…

We painted them this morning…

But, not until pancakes, sausage and bacon were cooked…k1868560

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He was getting picked up by Mom and Dad… to go to an Awards Ceremony for a Football Trophyk1845737

He was looking forward to that!

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and a quietness seeped in after my little boy left…

Grandkids sure do bring happiness and joy to a home…

and I’m Grateful for them and the easy craft project!

Change In the Weather!

The temperature has dropped

Baby It’s Cold Outside“… comes to mind…

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We are supposed to get from 3″-6″of snow…

The cats have found them a comfy spot…

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Jill found my coat/scarf…

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Kitty found her favorite chair with Christmas Pillow…

with my Grandkid’s photo…

I admit… I’m not out of my PJs yet…

No, I’m not cooking… well, something later… but, nothing special…

I made a salad if anyone wants some…

I’m just chillin!… as they say…

I took a few photos of some of the ornaments I have hung throughout the house…

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Kitchen: Bells that were Mom and Dad’s… with Reindeer Glitter Ornament

and an ornament from my cousin when she went to New York City a few years ago…

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This little Blue Wooden Lamb Ornament is 38 years old…

Made when my boys were young…

painted… glittered and tied with a red thread…

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My computer room of Louisville Cardinal Birds had to have a few red ornaments

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My little old-time Angel Topper that used to be at the top of the Grandkids’ Tree…

makes it’s home in my computer room now…

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Bathroom has some Glittery Aqua Blue Ornaments…

above the Angels …

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and my little Caroling Family…

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My Paris Bathroom has to have a few Bright Pink Ornaments…

hanging from the Bicycle and Bird Cage Wall Hangings…

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These “Critters”… Puppy and Kitten Stuffed Ornaments…

used to be on oldest Granddaughter’s little tree…

Hanging on mine until she claims them…

for her first Christmas Tree…

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Five Kitties…

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Four Puppies…

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I have a lot of Santa Ornaments due to having Grandkids …

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and I’ve added this bright green this year…

to brighten up my tree and presents…

I put a little Christmas in every room…

Since I’ve sat down at my computer it has started snowing…

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showing how fast the snow is coming down…

within 30 minutes…

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My Santa Flag is beginning to blow…

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The front walkway…

Bobby ran to get some bread, drinks and cat food…

and can already make footprints…

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Deck in back… is covered…

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Out the back door… covering up fast…

School was called off today… so I figured we were definitely in for some change in our weather…

Now, I know what!

PS… Still coming down!

Homemade Love!

I always make something homemade k5865489 for someone at Christmasand whether they like it or not… I will probably never know… I’ve made fleece throws $(KGrHqV,!lUE4lsbK!mUBOVrbG)3Ew~~60_1 … embroidered k2257904… made ornamentscookies/breads, etc. …

This year my daughter-in-law had the kids make each other a gift… My 11-year-old granddaughter, Kennedy …

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… made her little brother, Carson… a “Viking” tied fleece throw xprd82544_m… He plays peewee football k10305399and that is his team’s name… He threw his arms around her… You have to know he’s 8… and said, “I love it!” k10853419… to her surprise… The love at that moment was pure bliss!…

and he in turn who loves to make things with wood… was to make her a Lego table 6537611904p… because they both love building with Legos LEGO_logo_svg … I wasn’t present when that event happened… but, I’m sure it was received with love STA0001also…

My oldest Granddaughter, Taylor

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surprised us all by taking her little brother, Carson…

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shopping for ornaments and then making cards with him to attach the ornaments to… We learned this after receiving our precious gifts

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I have to give credit to their Mom for instilling the gift of giving from your heart in them…

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and I’m sure some day this tradition will be passed on…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Delicate

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My “Delicate’s!” … More delicate and precious than anything to me!

Delicate brings to mind…

babies

profile taylor My oldest Granddaughter when she was a baby…

petals of flowers

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softly falling snow

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skin

IMG_7625 My oldest Granddaughter’s tatoo…

glass

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ornaments

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love & touch

293900_2068579273069_4486871_n Brother and Sister… My youngest Grandkids