Saturday, February 17, 2018


One of my favorite creative things to do is sew. I've been sewing since my 20's but it's been awhile since I have spent time in the sewing room.

This past week I decided to make a pair of spring pants for me--maybe to wear Easter. I will make a top to go with them next week. All they need is hemming.

My hubby wanted a shirt to wear while he was woodworking. I didn't use an expensive fabric but he decided he likes it too much to work in. So now off to buy more fabric for a work shirt.

Here's one of my very favorite actresses with a cute saying that fits today's post.

Have a super productive creative week.



Tuesday, February 13, 2018


During this Olympic season I have seen our flag flying above the medalists and also many people waving the flag in the stands. Makes my heart leap with pride for our country.

Today I hung my flag outside in tribute!!


Tonight we watched Shaun White take a gold medal and he was so overwhelmed with joy. We cried right along with him. I snapped these while watching the coverage.

After hearing what Shaun has endured in the last few months and how he overcame is so inspiring.



Saturday, February 10, 2018

A crazy little thing called love

Last evening our church had their annual Valentines Banquet called "A crazy little thing called love".
Such a fun event--wonderful food, music and entertainment.

They always have a photo booth up and the pictures are gifted to each person.

Also a cute "soda shop" set up for pictures to take with your phone!!

The tables and programs just as cute.

My sister Lori and BIL Greg sat with us at our table.

Making memories with family and friends is the very best.

Linking with PINK SATURDAY


Saturday, February 3, 2018

Hostess gifts

I',m busy making little take-home gifts and two hostess gifts for our Valentine Red Hat luncheon this month.

Russel Stover is the best candy in my opinion (of course the founder started the company and the family lives here in Kansas).It's still delicious!!  I LOVE the strawberry hearts--got one for each gal.  Some other valentine candy for their Valentine bag too.

I found two really cute little items at Hobby Lobby for the drawing!

Something to look at each day on your refrigerator to know you are loved all year long.

Linking with P[INK SATURDAY


Wednesday, January 24, 2018


How many of you keep special greeting cards? I'm one of those who hang on to things made from my children and grandchildren.

Ran across this special card a few days ago that my granddaughters made when they were 8 and 10 years old, will be residing on my refrigerator until Valentines Day has passed.

Even though they are now teenagers they think it's kinda special their Nana kept it.!

Linking with ABC WEDNESDAY

Also linking with PINK SATURDAY


Friday, January 19, 2018

Felt hearts

Shopping today at JoAnn Fabric store I ran across their Valentine decor 40% off. Well I loved this one.

I also found a 20% coupon on-line so a very reasonable decoration and really cute I think.

Being the crafty person I am, I'm trying to figure out how to make the roses myself.

Linking with PINK SATURDAY


Wednesday, January 17, 2018


The barometer was invented in 1643 by Italian Scientist Evanglista  Torricelli.  The barometer measures how much air pressure is in the atmosphere. A very detailed explanation is on Wickipedia that goes into detail on how he discovered this.

In short when we are having low air pressure - weather is getting an artic cold wave.  Well Kansas and much of the country is experiencing this right now.

Don't get me wrong I love winter and wouldn't want to live where the seasons don't change.  This is us this morning.

Linking with ABC WEDNESDAY


Thursday, January 11, 2018

Ice day

We don't have a snow day here in Kansas we have an ice day. All the schools closed and snow is coming on top of the ice.

Ice hanging on the branches.

Those are ice pellets on the deck!!

Staying here today, not taking the car out.


Wednesday, January 10, 2018


A new year is here and many people are making new years resolutions. I steer away from these but wanted to share some of the highlights of our sermon on Sunday.

Aspire to make this a great year-do your very best. It's # 10 of 365 days-what have we done so far and what are we going to do with the rest.

This day started out at 12:00 a.m.--it was still dark, doesn't look like a new day but soon the sun will come out.

There are seven things we need to stop this year.

1.  Stop trying to please everyone.
2.   Stop living in the past.  When the past calls-don't answer, they don't have anything new to say!
3.   Stop fearing change.
4.   Stop sitting on your faith.
5.   Stop believing you don't have a purpose.
6.   Stop overthinking everything.
7.   Stop beating yourself up over past mistakes.

      ...Pastor Ryan Slavens
         Lead Pastor Antioch Church, Overland Park, Kansas

Excited for what's coming my way and yours too this 2018.

Linking with ABC WEDNESDAY


Monday, January 8, 2018


Featuring our group picture at Christmas.  My beautiful Mom in the middle who started this whole thing!!!!!

She just happens to be wearing blue. All of her three daughters and their spouses and all of her grands and great grands except five could be there!!

It was an event to cherish for years and years.

Linking with BLUE MONDAY


Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Zip and zeal

Ladies and Gents this was the year of the zip-up jammies. Here is my daughter, granddaughter and niece in the one-pieces.  I got a pair also of the Elf and I gotta tell you these are the most comfortable PJ's I have ever worn!!!!

This was our dress up party--ugly sweaters and just Christmas attire galore!!

The zeal was apparent this year! My nice purchased these T-shirts and adorned them as such:

Each family member had a word for the sentiment.

Hope you enjoyed your Christmas as much as this 27 person party!!!!

Linking with ABC WEDNESDAY


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