Sunday, November 28, 2010

Giving Thanks

Happy Thanksgiving!
I'm very grateful for the wonderful blessing I have in my life. I love and appreciate my hard working husband.  I know he sacrifices a lot for us girls and we love him for it.  I'm so grateful for my two beautiful, smart, sweet little girls.  The are absolutely precious to me.  I'm very thankful that we have this opportunity for Tanner to be attending graduate school now while our family is young.  I know Tanner and I are very thankful for our support from friends and especially our families.  Our parents continue to be such a comfort and help anytime we need them. 
 I hope you all enjoyed your Thanksgiving. 


I was able to take one picture of our Thanksgiving dinner before my camera died.  We stayed snuggled inside where it was warm and ate; ham, mashed potatoes with gravy, rolls, my special corn muffin stuffing and of course Tanner's favorite beverage, Martinelli's.  Dessert was a spread of store bought yummies...

Let it SNOW

This week was Thanksgiving Week.
We had planned to drive to Portland and spend the holiday with Tanner's sister, Amy,and her family.  However, it snowed...
Not just snowed, but SNOWED! 
Here was Monday morning when we woke up.


Now Tuesday morning!
We searched the whole town of Moscow for an affordable girls snow suit, we found nothing.  We ended going to Wal-mart in Pullman, where we got this green and black one. 
(It's suppose to be a boys, but the girls suits were super ugly so boy suit it is)
Tanner and Taya went sledding, or as Taya says it, "sliding."


Next it was to the backyard for snow angels
Abby loves jumping around in it!



Sunday, November 21, 2010

Tis' the Season

Yay for VINYL!
My machine is up and running well.  I've been cutting like crazy these last few days.  Most are for a church Super Saturday, but a couple are for me and gifts to others...
Here are a few of my projects. 







This one's my favorite...
I've been looking for a cute craft to use these glass door knobs for.
Look next month for the CUSTOM STOCKINGS!



Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Little Girls

Poor, poor Tanner... He's stuck with all of us girls. 
There's me, the wife, Taya the 2-year-old, Paige the 7-month-old and Abby our 1 year-old puppy.  Us girls make the best of it.  We love to get all dolled up and we love to decorate.  Especially with anything feminine and girly. 
I found these cute little letters ate Michael's for only $2.50. 


I broke apart the letters I needed.


Sewed together with brown string.


I put it on  the girls ugly brown door. 
Hey I'm working with what I have! 
 Can't change the door, so might as well put something cute on it, right?

It was a quick project while the girls were sleeping. 

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Poor Poor Taya

Do you have those times/ days that you are just irritated with you children? 
You still love and adore them, but could really use a 5 minute walk all by yourself...
Well today was not one of those days.  It was a day that I just loved my girls so much I thought the might have bruises from all the kisses I couldn't stop giving them.  They were just extra cute and cuddly today.
My sweet Taya is sick.  She actually sat on the couch and watch all of "Toy Story 3" with us.  That seemed like a miracle, but as the night progressed, so did her cough and the rough voice.  As soon as the movie finished, she shut the TV off and said, "It all ober mommy."  Then took herself to bed.
All she wants is someone to cuddle her, "chochet nilp" (chocolate milk)  and of course her "tanty". (blanky)
What a sweet thing.  We love her.


Friday, November 5, 2010

Expanding on Etsy

Check out my other blog and etsy shop.
I'm now offering all the accessories and home decor finds that I love!



Wednesday, November 3, 2010


I love fall...
Not as much as Spring but all the same it's very fun. 

 I love the color changes.  It's always fun to go to a U of I football game, listen to Tanner yelling about a Bronco touchdown, go for walks in the crisp air, throw leaves around and eat extra warm yummy food!
Today I took the girls to play while I caught up with a friend.  We came home for a very short nap.  So I made the most of the energy they had.  We took Pictures!
This is everything I love about Autumn
No coats, but just light sweaters and all these comfy leaves.

Fall Leaves 10

These I took by the road
Fall Leaves 8

This is in my very small backyard
Fall Leaves 2


Isn't this tree in front of my apartment awesome!
Fall Leaves 6

Fall Leaves 7

Fall Leaves 9

P.S.  I know I'm not a very good photographer, I do what I can with what I have. 
Maybe I'll get a new camera for Christmas!  Wink, Wink!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Shabby Chic

I'm really into the Shabby Chic home decor look. 
I love everything about it.  It feels fun, comfortable and oh so romantical.  Here is a group of white frames I've found at different places, painted them all the same and made a beautiful family wall! 


The huge frame with our family picture in it, I purchased from my aunt Charla at Charla's Team Estate Sales for only $7.  What a steal! This pictures my desk underneath. 


I found that cute thing (the table) at Palouse Pine Mercantile out in
Palouse Washington.  It was pretty beaten up.  With a lot of help from Tanner it is a sturdy desk for me!  The top is part of an old door
I love that you can see where the hinges and knob were.