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30 December 2011

I so needed to see this today...

Proverbs 18:21 reads:  Death and life are in the power of the tongue; and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

27 December 2011

His Eyes

The eyes.  It's said that they're the windows to our soul.  So expressive.  So beautiful...
 Drawing you in...
 Holding you captive...

 When he's looking at something with curiosity...that puzzle he can't quite figure out...The Doctor looked at so many things that way.
 Even in black & white is eyes are intense!  Feel like he's looking right through you...
 And Heaven forbid he gets upset with or disappointed in you...will you be able to bear it?!?
I'm not the only one that thinks David's eyes remind them of Galaxy Minstrels...most of his fans feel that way (BTW...that's an M&M in the middle for size comparison).  
Deep, rich, chocolaty brown....oh, yeah, that works for me!

25 December 2011

20 December 2011

Tennant Tuesday

Just gonna sit here and drool for a bit...don't mind me....

*sigh* Very nice!

19 December 2011

Playing "Catch Up"

I cannot believe that it's been nearly a month since I've been on here. This is what happens when life gets in the way of all the things you want to do. Figured since the next 6-8 weeks aren't going to be much better, I'd make today a show n tell kind of day. Ready?

I managed to do a bit of thrift store hopping. I picked up these adorable glass pieces, for less than $5 combined. I found the LONG pearl strand at a converted house in Ogden, called Pnuji's Place, and had to stop myself at just one pretty...she has some milk glass and other goodies that I'd LOVE to get my hot little hands on!

I finally managed to get my funky window in the master bedroom covered. Again, thanks to a thrift store jaunt, I picked up six of these Battenburg panels for $8...only needed four for the window, so I plan on using the remaining two for my back door.

Here's a single panel so you can see just how pretty they really are...

One of our friends didn't get to participate in our Christmas in July swap (we had an odd number sign up, so she volunteered to sit out)...we've all been sending her gifts over the last six months and this is my contribution. I got the stocking at Dollar Tree, then used some tiny doilies and trims that I had and stitched them on. I think it turned out gorgeous & if I know Sharron, she's gonna love it!!

I'm really pleased with how it turned out.

I've got the top of my entertainment center all decked out with my winter forest again. I've added some white bottle brush trees this year and an angel that I got at JoAnn's last year on clearance.

I saved one of the trees for this little project. I had a new blogging buddy send me a GORGEOUS antique Ball canning jar with a zinc lid and I just had to use it one of the darling ideas that we were gushing over on Pinterest...I think it looks fantastic sitting on my bookcase with my shelf of antique books.

Thank you Linda (beautiful hostess of the Prairie Flower Farm blog)...I love this jar and will treasure it and our new friendship always!

Well, that's what I've been up to lately. I'm hoping to be able to share some more really soon. I'm making some last minute Christmas presents, burning files to DVD/CDs for the end of the year and I've got to save everything I've ever purchased from PC Crafter since 2007. They announced a week or so ago that they're closing down their website, which really stinks, because so many ladies are being left out in the cold in regard to the purchases we made with them. They smacked us TWICE when they said if we have any money sitting in our "PCpurses" (aka store credits) that we don't get it back, but we're more than welcome to spend it at their new focus...cricut.com. Sorry, Provo Craft, I don't own a Cricut, I never will, and the way that you have handled the closing of the PC Crafter website makes me want to sell my Cuttlebug, dies, and folders. There are so many things they could have done differently.  Trust me when I say that I can be perfectly happy using Tim Holtz dies/folders by Sizzix, my Spellbinders, and throwing a little money toward some yumminess over at Paper Trey Ink!  *sigh* Okay, kiddos, I'm jumping off my soapbox...tons still left to do before the end of the year.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great rest of your day!!

25 November 2011

I don't get it...

Call me a dork, if you like, but I CANNOT for the life of me understand WHY we'd have a day of THANKSGIVING followed by a frenetic weekend of consumerism & blatant commercialism.

The next 28days are going to be hectic....by our design...folks running back n forth trying to find the perfect Christmas gift for people on their lists, attending party after party, standing in line for hours to ship things in the mail, and never stopping to relax and enjoy the reason this time of year is really for.

I've never been a fan of Black Friday...I've done it TWICE in twenty years and regretted both times. The last time was 2001 and I swore never again. I stood for half an hour in line, while the woman behind me repeatedly banged her shopping cart into my back, hips, and legs. I lost it, tossed the items I was going to purchase onto a nearby shelf and told her flat out that I was going to forget that I was a Christian for five minutes and shove that shopping cart right up her backside if she didn't knock it off. People around me clapped, while she looked at me like I was nuts, then I left & went home to my family. Right where I should have been all along.

Guess folks really don't have a gratitude attitude after all. People are rude, disrespectful, and sometimes downright mean when it comes to getting that last item on the shelf. That desire to be there first and say they got it at the best bargain price...yeah, you may have, but at what cost? Lost sleep, gas & mileage on your car driving all over the place, fighting the crowds in the name of getting a good price, and more importantly...missing precious time with your family. I'm sorry, to me it's just not worth it.

I'm HUGE on hunting for bargains...you can ask anyone that knows me. I'm a thrift store junkie. If I can find it on the side of the road for free and still usable, that's even better. I enjoy making things with my own two hands. Always have. I also know that the truest gifts you give to someone come from the heart NOT the wallet or the fanciest stores.

Love, kindness, respect, generosity of spirit, & your time...those are the gifts that truly matter this time of year. Heck, let's be honest here, they matter ALL times of the year, not just in that little 28day window that makes people feel all warm and fuzzy.

You want to do something meaningful this year...something that will REALLY give you the warm fuzzies? Donate that money you'd spend on expensive electronics for your kids to a children's charity - St Jude's, Bikers Against Child Abuse, Cystic Fibrosis, Muscular Distrophy Association, Muscular Sclerosis, Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, The Shriners Hospitals, Ronald McDonald House...KNOW in your heart that you helped someone that would appreciate another day on this planet with their families.

You just feel that you HAVE to buy a gift for your neighbors that you really only see in passing on the street or in the next pew at church on Sunday? Then stay away from the big box stores that took all of our work over to China and away from people here...buy from a local store or go on Etsy and buy from a crafter living in the United States.

Are you talented enough to make something yourself? Hit the Salvation Army stores, or other local thrift stores for items that can be re-purposed and given an extended life.

Go to the homeless shelter with your kids and serve food for a day...you'll understand what gratitude truly is.

Take a book or your family Bible to the VA Hospital and read to our soldiers that can't be home this season because they're recovering from injuries they sustained protecting your freedoms.

Get back to the basics people, the things that truly matter...you'll be glad that you did. AND you'll be teaching a future generation that the best things in life aren't things.

EDITED TO ADD: Here's a great site to search out American-made products - http://www.madeinusa.org/

01 November 2011

DT Time!

As "Hamlet" the tormented Prince of Denmark

Just being his lovely self

at a photo shoot

Yup, it's a fact, I'm not the only one...do a search on tumblr & see how many David Tennant/Doctor Who blogs you pull up!

As D.I. Peter Carlisle in "Blackpool" - this show only gave you a taste of David singing. If you were lucky enough to catch him & Catherine Tate over the summer in "Much Ado About Nothing" then you got to hear him sing SEVERAL songs. Like this one:

That's it for me...raging headache...you'd think I was the one gorging on Halloween treats (I wish!). See ya tomorrow!

25 October 2011

It's Tuesday!

This week it's pictures....with a twist! For the last few years, I've been collecting "motivational posters" that tripped my trigger. A lot of these, I'd love to give credit to the gals that made them, but sadly, the DT forum is no longer available to access and that's where I snagged them from.
{If you're having trouble reading any of these, just click the pic & it will enlarge for you.}

Okay....yeah....I totally went there...but, in my defense, if you've ever seen him as Brendan Block in "Secret Smile" you'd go there, too!!

Isn't it just?!?

This is from my favorite clip out of Red Nose Day (the UK version of Comic Relief)

If you're a Doctor Who fan you'll find this funny because The Doctor as of this year, should be approximately 907 yrs old!

There's no arguing this one!

'K! That's it for me. We have a cold snap coming our way tonight & there are errands to be run. See you lovelies tomorrow!

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