Wednesday, December 30

✩ Happy New Year ✩

1 day left of 2009.
I am very happy to see it come to a close
and excited about the new year.
I love saying two thousand and ten.
It sounds so science fiction.
Wheres my flying car I wonder?
Because if I had a flying car, I would fly
it on down to Mexico and lay by the pool
for a week soaking up the sun and feeling spoiled.

This year I am not going to make any
resolutions. I don't think I made any last
year either. I don't smoke (anymore - its
been years) I have accepted my fat body
(we have become good friends) &
I don't gamble, drink, do drugs or anything
else I want to quit. In fact I can't think of
anything I want to quit. Hmm.

What I want instead of resolutions
are promises, hopes and dreams.
What I want is for my mom to be healthy
and have all the cancer behind her.
If I can have that then 2010 will have been a success! :-)
Please Lord if its not to much trouble...
open my daughters eyes so she can
see that this boy of hers treats her
like crap and she can find better!


Friday, December 11

Holiday Craft Kits

I bought 2 kits from the Joli Paquet blog.
So tonight, I put them together. :-)
Too Cute!!!
If you havn't taken a look at that blog before
you don't know what your missing! :-)
Take a L@@K!!!

In the middle of working on the 1st one:

1st Kit finished:

The 2nd kit, taken out of the box:

2nd kit finished:

Now I need to find a craft idea for my Charlotte head,
isn't she just the cutest? :-)

~ Happy "crafting" Holidays ~

The Christmas Newsletter

I finished my newsletter today! Phew!
After looking back at years past newsletters
(yes I am that anally organized.)
I decided this years was a bit grim!
So it got a theme of The Good, The Bad & The Ugly.
The year of 2009 started out well but then turned very sour. :-(
And since I tell it like it is, I was brutally honest but in a polite way.

My daughter however said to me on the phone
after telling her about the newsletter,
"Why would you tell people that?"
I said, "Well its the truth isn't it?"
"I'm not going to sugar coat it."

You see it all the time in newsletters.
Honey is practically oozing off the page
making your life feel selfish and pretty boring.
But after smacking yourself in the head you realize...
wait just a second, I know this family
and that's not exactly how I remember last April.
They sugar coated it. Twisting it.
Enhancing it.

Here are some examples:

Our sweet Jenny is so popular!
She has all the local boys attention
and she is given a lot of gifts. I wonder
which boy will receive her hand in marriage?

When the truth is:
Our Sweet Jenny is a whore!
And can't keep it in her pants.
She will be knocked up by next years newsletter.

Another example:
Johnny has decided to peruse his life options.
There are so many life choices and his
valuable skills can be given in so many directions.

The truth is:
Johnny dropped out of school
and smokes pot all day in the basement.
His father wants to kick him out
but I think his graffiti skills can become very useful.

Grandma Betty has joined a wonderful
retirement center. She does arts & crafts
and has made a lot of new friends. We don't see
her as much as we would like because her
social calendar is so full.

The truth is:
I told Howard I was going to leave him if he
didn't put his mother in a home and out of our house!

Sooooo yes I guess I am not that creative and am
brutally honest. I'm just kooky that way. :-)

Thursday, December 3

Glittered Clothes Pins

I went to Victorian Country Christmas @ the Puyallup Fairgrounds last night. I go every year. I love it! Normally I don't buy hardly anything. Well last night everything appealed to me. They had more crafty stuff and less MIC stuff which I like.

I had spent all my $ that I brought but was still walking around browsing... and then I came to the most wonderful booth of glitter and mica flakes and happiness that sung to my heart. I stood their in awe and said, "I just love your stuff." I said, "You should be selling your work on etsy." She said she had thought about it but just hadn't had the time to mess with it. I said, "NO! I'm telling you! You are making what everyone is wanting. You have HOT items!" I got her biz card and said, "I am going to bug you until you started selling on etsy." She said, "Good I need someone to get me going." :-)

(I know for a fact that the the Puyallup Fairgrounds are charging over $1200 per booth this year!!! Because my favorite sellers the bubble-up girlz who sell soy candles that smell like the best desserts ever had declined to be there because of that this year. How in the world could you sell your handmade items and make a profit?)

One of things that caught my eye that she made was these wooden clothes pins that had glitter all along the top. Her glitter was fabulous. It was silver w/ a tarnished look that screamed VINTAGE. I wanted to buy them all but knew Ted & the Kauffman were glaring at the back of my head. They were Victoria Christmased Out! They were ready to go and I think tired of carrying all my bags. So I thought,
Hmm.... I will just have to make my own. I knew exactly what I wanted to do with Glittered clothes pins for the holidays. Can you guess?

So on the way home we stopped at the grocery store and lo and behold not only did they have wooden clothes pins they had mini wooden clothes pins!!! YES!!! Even better!!! WooHoo!!!

Glue and glitter. It may not look exciting and thrilling to you but I was overjoyed last night. My glitter isn't half as nice as the one she used. Which does make a HUGE difference. So mine are not nearly as nice as hers.
Can you guess at what I am going to do with them yet?

I'm going to hang up my Christmas cards
on white twine with them right under the
fireplace mantle. :-)