Thursday, December 17, 2015

Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real December


We had a Jesse Tea with some of our new friends for Advent. 


I pulled my Nana booties to wear around the house. My Nana has passed but these hand made treasures bring me back to when I was a girl and my sisters and I were always excited to have our booties. They make good "kitchen ice skates."


Funny, but more sweet. This is my six year old pretending to be a mommy. Just like I love those booties, I think something about wearing your mom's shoes just helps us to pretend better.


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Sunday, December 6, 2015


My dear friend Angela made this beautiful table runner for decor at her son's wedding rehearsal this past June...well...not just THIS one...she made a bunch! I love this Northern Light fabric so much. When Angela initially showed me her idea to make these I just remember wishing I could have one. She is so good to me, because she gave me one as a gift. I love it for Advent! 

Also...I could not find a pink candle ANYWHERE. My eldest saved us by wrapping the white candle I found in pink ribbon. Advent save high fives all around! 

Our Lady of Guadalupe's Feast Day is approaching!

I set this puzzle out on a card table on Thanksgiving day since I hosted family this year here. I loved watching people sit at different times during the day to work on it. It was a dollar from a thrift store! And it is still out and not finished on a card table in my family room, but it is neat sometimes to just walk by and see if you get a piece in. I have only found two very water logged puzzle pieces in the sink, it will be tough to get those guys to fit.

Bye bye fall decor! 

Ornaments from a Jesse Tree exchange. I could not go to the actual trade evening but my new friend Karen gathered these for me and even bought me a festive box to put them in! Thank you Karen!


I have resisted putting up my tree, we usually wait until the pink candle.

It is extra hard this year.

I may cave.

Blessings on the feast of St Nicholas.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

My Sheep

"Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. 
Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one."  

Jane Howard

This gift was given to me by my sister in Christ, Jennifer, made by the loving hands of her father. I am so excited to build a home atrium here in Virginia and I am feeling very blessed I have friends who support me in this endeavor. Thank you thank you thank you.