Friday, December 30, 2011

Happy New Year!



These dollar store calendars are hanging on the wall beside my desk at work. The last couple of weeks I have had one foot in 2011 and one foot in 2012. I am ready to let go of 2011!

How about you?

Saturday, December 24, 2011

The Mystery Gift

My hubby has had a gift hidden in the spare bedroom for a couple of days and I was forbidden to go in there. I was so surprised to find out what the gift was! He had the old treadle sewing machine cabinet that belonged to my grandmother refinished! I really, really love this gift.

This is one of the most thoughtful gifts I have ever received. It means so much to me that he would go to the trouble to have this done and keep it a secret.





Here are a few before pictures that show how bad the condition of the cabinet was.







Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Merry Christmas!

From Homemaking Dreams:


I hope that all of you have a very Merry Christmas... and



May your homemaking dreams come true in 2012!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

A Special Tree

***** update on Mama: She is improving, but far from well, and has been transferred to a rehabilitation/nursing center. Our hope is that she will be able to go home in a few weeks. She was very, very sick last week. I honestly did not think she would make it for a little while there! Thank you so much to all who were concerned for her and me.

I haven't had time to or the desire to do much Christmas decorating this year. My daughter, who is always so thoughtful, brought me this pre-lit tree, fully decorated. She knows I love snow, so the tree is decorated with a snow theme and even has a snow tree skirt. She, my son-in-law and grandson snook the tree in and surprised me.





I love this tree and..... my daughter!

Trim Healthy Table and an Amazon $5.00 off $15.00 Coupon on Books

I've been wanting the new Trim Healthy Table cookbook and was getting ready to order it for myself on Amazon for Christmas.  I was ha...