Monday, November 22, 2010

It's Sticking!

Yesterday morning, those are the happy sounds I awoke too. The girls were overjoyed that it was not only snowing, but sticking. :) I on the other hand wasn't thrilled. I had the last day of my show to do, and snow is not bead buying weather.  Now that it is Monday however, I love the snow! I am thankful for the 2 hour delay that the kids had for school, we all needed to sleep in. Here are the girls as they are walking down to the bus stop. Allison of course already had a snowball!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Charmed Pennies

I have been having fun the past few years making and selling scrabble tile pendants at the shows that I am at. They have been a huge hit. I wanted to do some in a round shape, and after a light bulb, finally went off, I started using pennies to make the pendants on. They are an even bigger hit than the scrabble tiles. So today, I have been tripping over pennies all over my house.

First I have to clean them up, and then sort through them picking out the "pretty" ones. Then I get to play.

Here are a bunch of pennies done, just have to wait 24 hours for the epoxy to set.

And here are some Charmed Pennies all finished up just waiting to be put on etsy later this weekend.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Mom, I have no socks!

This morning, I am very thankful for the fact that Allison was getting her shoes and socks on 15 minutes before the bus came, not at the last possible minute which happens a lot!  Turns out she has no clean socks. They are all in the washing machine. So, I grab the hair dryer in one hand, the iron in the other, and with a minute to spare, she has on toasty warm socks, and she and Daylyn are off and running down the street to catch the bus.  I am a little worried though, she loved the warm socks. Hope this doesn't mean she will want them warmed for her every day! LOL!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Veteran's Day

Yesterday at the girls school, they held a Veteran's Day assembly. Daylyn's choir sang 2 songs, and Allison gave a little speech.  Here what Allison wrote, with just a little help from Mom and Dad.

All of my Great-Grandpas served in World War 2. One commanded a sub chaser, one was a medic, and one flew in a a torpedo bomber. Both of my Grandpas served as well. One served for 20 years in the Air Force. My uncle also served in Iraq. They have all worked very hard to keep all of us safe, just like our soldiers do today.

Please help celebrate the hard work they do for us. What they do for us is so special, we should help them back. Help give gifts, send letters, do whatever you can. If you have someone helping, when they come home, throw a party.

They risk their lives for everyone,. So everyone should do the best they can, to be the best person they can be. So please help us celebrate Veterans Day.

Thank you.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Bagel Pizza's

The other day Daylyn asked if she could make dinner. I have to be honest, as a busy mom,  sometimes I don't have time to have my kids make dinner. I just need it done, and done fast, but I actually had time to have her make dinner. She wanted to make one of our families favorite easy dinners, bagel pizza's.  Here she is making them.

Bagel Pizza's

  • small bagels

  • jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce

  • shredded cheese

  • turkey pepperoni

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place bagel halves on a cookie sheet. Spoon spaghetti sauce onto the bagels, sprinkle shredded cheese on, and then your turkey pepperoni or whatever other toppings you love. Bake for about 8 minutes, then take out and enjoy!

1. Place bagel halves on pan, and spoon on spaghetti sauce.

2. Sprinkle on some cheese

3. Add your toppings, we love turkey pepperoni!

4. Taste testing, got to make sure that the turkey pepperoni is good!

5.  Bake in oven until cheese is melted and golden brown.

Thank you for a wonderful dinner Daylyn!

and my favorite picture where she is saying, "Mom, my cheeks hurt from smiling!" :)

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Show Schedule

Tis the season for me to be busy! If you are in the area, and would like to come and see me, here is where I will be at....if you want to schedule a show, just email me and let me know!

The Original Mt. Country Christmas Bazaar

November 5-6th

Fri ~ 6-9pm

Sat ~ 19-4pm

at the Eatonville Lions Club on Carter and Rainer in Eatonville, WA

Thie show is a special event sporsored by Dr. A.W. Bridge Orthopedic Guild in support of Mary Bridge Children's Hospital.

Sassy Mei

November 11 -13th

Thurs ~ 6-9pm
Fri ~ 10-6pm
Sat ~ 10-4pm

at Sawyer Crest Homes in Maple Valley, WA

Spanaway Lake High School 29th Annual Holiday Craft Fair

November 13 -14th

Sat ~ 9-5pm
Sun ~ 10-3pm

Bellevue Bead Festival

November 20-21st
Sat. ~ 10am-6pm
Sun ~ 11am-5pm

at the Meyedenbauer Center
11100 NE 6th Street
Bellevue, WA

The Yarn Deli

December 1st

Weds ~ 11-9pm

515 New Jersey Street, Suite C
Redlands, CA

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Taking Time...

I was reading a friends, Rebecca's blog today and she wrote,"Why is it so easy to sacrifice our time for others but so difficult to sacrifice it for ourselves." It is true. As women we were so many different hats in our lives, wives, moms, daughters, sisters, and friends. Many of us work and volunteer and serve in our communities, schools, and churches. Most of the time there is very little time left at the end of the day, and if there is, we probably just want to sleep or do nothing. There is a simple joy in doing simply nothing.  We need to remember to take care of ourselves, that we are just as important as the people we serve. What a great example we can be to our children if we  let them see that Mom is important, her dreams and goals matter.

I think it is an important lesson to show them that when we do take time to put ourselves first, once in a while, that we are reaffirming who we are. We were someone, an individual before we married and became parents, and it is important to not lose sight of that person. When we do this, we will be more able to continue to serve those we love. We can only go on so long without taking care of ourselves. So today do something for yourself, take a few moments, remember your dreams, and make a plan to realize them. You and your family will be blessed for it.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Trick or Treat!!!

What could be more fun for kids than dressing up, and getting candy with friends? My kids and I had a blast this year.  Travis went out with a couple of friends from school, the girls and I went with one of their friends, and Tyler doesn't go trick or treating anymore, but helps hand out candy for us. Here we are all dressed up and ready for fun...well, except for me. I am really in costume the entire year, and on Halloween, I can reveal my true self! :)

A spunky witch!

A Gothic Empress!

Harry Potter!

Any guesses? He is a "cereal killer"

and more pictures



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