Thursday, December 15, 2011

More Christmas stuff

Finally done decorating. I received some Christmas decorations as gifts this year. This church was a gift as well as the cloche.





I love the lights at night. The star at the top of the tree was made, in Sunday school, by my son when he was 5 years old. He just turned 37.


I have also been working on homemade napkins. I have been making my own bias tape for the trim. But that has been put on the back burner so I can get the Christmas gifts wrapped. Have a great rest of the week.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Decorating!!

I am loving the mercury glass stuff. Found this tree at a cool place in Oswego.

I have three trees up, I wish I had three more.


Decorated the mantel with new stuff this year.


Found green burlap and made a new wreath.




Mercury glass ornament. Have a great week-end.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Wreaths

This is the last of the color in our yard. Fall went by to quickly ....again.

This wreath is just wrapped burlap with a coat of Mod Podge and then some glitter.

This wreath is strips of linen and muslin that is tied on a wire base.


Last night I started another tree out of a folded book.

Monday, October 31, 2011

A book Christmas Tree

I have a few old books from the flea market and decided to do something with them.


I just started cutting and folding pages and shaped a Christmas tree. I then hot glued some embellishments on the branches and


Ta da....
Have a great week everybody.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Making Fall Crafts

A friend of mine had a birthday and I made her homemade granola and a dress form gift tag. Burlap is the big thing right now so I used it on both projects.

Plus I made a few burlap decorative pillows.

And who doesn't need a burlap table runner?


How about a burlap pumpkin or a burlap wreath?



Jeff and I had new counters, sink and faucet put in last week. It feels good to have it done and I love the way it looks. Today the kids are coming over for jambalaya. I will be using the recipe from the New Orleans School of Cooking where I took a class a couple weeks ago. Have a good week everyone.

Monday, October 3, 2011

New Orleans

Jeff and I spent several days in New Orleans. We flew down with a couple friends. One of those friends is from New Orleans. This was Jeff and my first time there. This was the lobby of the Hilton  where we stayed.

A speedy and friendly staff. This is Lecesa, she was hysterical.


The view from our room on the 19th floor. We rode the outside glass elevator up.



Rob, Richard, Jeff, and Ann's daughter, Amanda.

Dinner with friends and then a walk down Bourbon Street.

Teri, Jeff, me and Rob.

Ann, me and Teri out on a beautiful restaurant patio.

My first "beignet" at the cafe Du Monde.


Pralines!!

Sightseeing  and walking through a "French Market' All that wonderful stuff and Jeff buys a banana....I love that guy!


Ann's brother's restaurant. She has a wonderful family and the food was delicious.


Ann, me and Teri

Amazing talent on the corners of the French Quarter. We also saw a bridal party stop and dance in the street.



Jeff and I in a beautiful courtyard of a hotel.

Fun Halloween decorations on balconies.

 We stepped into a few Hotel lobbies to see the decor.

Unfortunately the cemetery closed at noon. We were so hoping to walk through all those rows.


Me "dying" to get in there!

Trolley ride to the "Garden District"


Lots of beautiful homes.


Lots of jazz music too. Well and of course a drop of dark beer.


Teri and I ran into a good thing when we stopped by the New Orleans School of cooking. They had a cooking class the next day so we signed up.

Pat, our teacher, was so interesting. She not only was a great cook but gave us some history and geography to go along with it all.

We had "gumbo" and "jambalaya. Plus coconut/pineapple bread pudding and pralines. All slim healthy food for sure!




Guess what was right across the street from the Hilton? Right....Harrah's and I even won a little money to buy.........

We had a really good time and now back home doing laundry and vacuuming up dog hair. It was so nice to get away. Thanks Ann, Richard, Teri and Rob. Jeff and I had fun.

Bird Nest in Glass Bell Jar

Bird Nest in Glass Bell Jar