About what this amazing stack of fabric is about to turn into?!?!
I'm pretty stinking excited about it!!!!!!!!!!
Yesterday was the Annual Sister's Brunch at Darlene's cousin, Debrah's house.
I love this group of women and hate that we all only see eachother a couple times a year.This year the little girls were old enough to have their own table!
They were so sweet and well behaved!
Last year they all showed up wearing black dresses with red flowers and we had to laugh when we walked in this year and they were all in red!
This is little Avery, who Josie calls "Angry."
Spending time with other women from all different spots in life is inspiring and helps give me roots. I think women can learn so much from eachother and offer such support.
I just came to the realization of how important my girlfriends are in my life this year, and I'm glad that I finally get that about family too.
And I let her come home with me even though she didn't pick my name!
Josie hasn't put hers down. I should probably read the label to make sure it's OK for her to consume it in large amounts!
As these pictures show, my girl loves her some shiny lips!
Everything about last night made me over the top excited for Christmas this year.
Josie was absolutely in awe of the lights and the ornaments and the music and the bells! This will truely be the first Christmas that she will be able to take in all the excitement of Christmas and I cannot wait.
She is going to freak when we go to the Christmas Parade next weekend!
We let her go to town putting all the ornaments on the tree!
Which resulted in all of them being under two feet and multiple ornaments on each branch!
And of course, our Angel put the Angel on the tree.
I really wasn't expecting her to be so precious about everything. All the "Ohhh's" and "Ahhh's" were adorable.
I can't wait for her to really grasp the true reason for the Season. We having been talking about Baby Jesus being born and how he grew up and saved the World, but she is still putting it all together.
We are hanging the outside lights tonight and have a lot of Christmas Fun planned for the next few weeks so come back and check it out!
For now, I'm extremely late getting ready for the annual Sister's Brunch!
Ready for another super easy craft?
It's another cheapo too. Here's what you need:
- Some white tissue paper
- Scraps of black and orange felt
- Tea light candles
Tear your tissue paper into strips and glue them on the jars. If the paper tears, just cover the hole with another strip.
Once they are dry, cut out felt eyes and mouth and a carrot nose and glue them on.
And that's it!
Throw a tea light in each one and display them proudly! They are gorgeous at night!
I hope ya'll had an amazing Thanksgiving full of food, family, and memories!
Even with all the whining I do, I am fully aware of how much I have to be thankful for.
An out of this World husband, a family that is so supportive it's scary, friends that have become more like sisters, and of course, this little turkey!
And we are thankful for my sewing machine and that I'm learning how to really use it so I can whip up cute little custom outfits for Little Miss Thanksgiving.
And I've fallen in love with appliques so I'm sure you'll be seeing more in the future!
So this week I decided to actually get the stuff to make one of those projects.
Since it's Christmas Season I figured I'd better choose a cheap one from my list and this Book Wreath only cost me $2!
I followed the tutorial found here and it was super easy!
All you need is a glue gun (and glue sticks), a book (I picked one up at the Dollar Store), a wreath form (Dollar Store), and some brown paint.
Rub some brown or grey paint on the outside of the book and let it dry. It's supposed to make it look aged, but I can't really tell the difference. Amy had a great idea of dyeing a few pages in tea and I think that would be really pretty.
Living With Lindsey has a video with ideas on different ways to roll your paper.
Amber came to our rescue with her new fancy camera, and thanks to my ever growing Photoshop knowledge, we were able to put a card worthy picture together!
Our first attempt was cancelled out by Ole Hurricane Ida.
Although Andrew thought we should have done our picture out in the wind and rain.
You know, since that would pretty much discribe how 2009 was for us.
Then we could have sent out an honest letter about our up and down crappy then happy then crappy again year instead of the usual Leave It To Beaver type letter that everyone sends out.
"2009 was an especially crappy year for us.
Nicole lost her job, Andrew's pay plan was cut down, and Josie hit the terrible two's."
But Amber saved our Christmas card, and instead of sending out a gloomy gloom card, we will be sending out one like this: