“And above all,
watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you,
because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places.
Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.”
― Roald Dahl

Monday, December 23, 2013

Baby Bailey/Pan ornament

Hi everyone!
Can you believe how fast this month has gone?

I have a last minute gift idea for you...
Here's a Lisa Kettell Design Team project.
It's an ornament but it doesn't have to be for Christmas only.

Baby Bailey unfinished doll
artificial flowers
dark brown acrylic paint
light brown acrylic paint
peach acrylic paint
acorn tops
Clear plastic ornament
hot glue gun and glue sticks

paint baby Bailey peach and brown, let dry
cut toothpicks into fourths and glue on top of head for horns.
glue moss, mushrooms, acorn and artificial flowers to the inside
of ornament half.
make a pan pipe out of toothpicks by gluing
 five toothpicks together then cutting them at an angle.
attach them to baby bailey.
glue baby bailey inside ornament.

I'll be back in a few days with another project.
You can find other Lisa Kettell Design team projects here 

The winner of the birthday giveaway is Nadine.
Congratulations! I need your details.

see you all soon.

Sunday, December 15, 2013


I can't even begin to tell you
how amazing my birthday was!
My wish was for a happy day without
sadness or drama...

I act like such a child 
on my birthday...I want it to be just so,
glittery, magical and sweet...lot's of sweet:)

It started promptly at midnight with a gift of 
a cake pop and a hot vanilla steamer drink.

Then I was off to bed, happily anticipating the day to arrive.

First my daughter took me to have lunch,
 then we went to hobby lobby
where she bought me a whole bunch of goodies..then we came home and 
I opened a huge load of presents!!
It was great..I even received birthday fun in the mail from 

I got incredible gifts..
from giant cupcake cookie jars to
mini mushroom measuring spoons.
There were two cakes!
 And of course beautiful birthday wishes from some wonderful
bloggy friends...Thank you!!!

One of the most magical items I opened is this bottle of origami stars
my daughter made me.
If you have a bottle filled with these, it's supposed to be good luck.

I have created a little un-birthday giveaway for you.
 just leave a comment on this post for a chance to win!!
I'll chose a winner next Saturday.

 I mailed out all the giveaway wins from the past few weeks
and guess what?
lot's of them came back to me because of insufficient postage!
How does a postal worker get it wrong??
 Too many Christmas packages to deal with maybe?
So it's back to the post office for me on monday.
I should try a different one this time.

See you soon!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

This & That

I sincerely apologize to those of you that I've not visited lately...
things are a little hectic around here...
It's been so cold!
right now as I write this, it's 34 degrees..
the rain has been off and on and it really feels like December.

My dad continues to improve
but if you've ever been in this situation
you know that once they become ill, their baseline
gets lower and lower...
he has an appetite, but it's nothing like it was,
he's always been a man of few words and he's become even quieter lately.
He's winding down...
but I'm so grateful for this time he's giving us.

 and guess what?
my birthday is coming up on the 10th

There's going to be a little giveaway for it too!
I'll put a birthday post up with more details.

I'm also adding a couple of goodies to my etsy shop soon:)

I'm trying to keep positive..
it would be so easy to crawl into bed and sleep for a few days!
Oh!we just found out one of our cats has asthma...
and lucky him, he gets to share
my emergency inhaler with me!!

 The winner of the book and a blanket for last week
is Linda from moments in an eye.
I'd also like for everyone that commented on that post
to send me their address (if you haven't already)
you are all winners of a little surprise!

it's 3 am so I'm going to go to bed now..
have you started decorating yet?

I hope you all have a great weekend.