Tuesday, November 25, 2008

"He who thanks but with the lipsThanks but in part;The full, the true ThanksgivingComes from the heart."
-J.A. Shedd

Thursday, November 20, 2008

If you give a grandmother a cupcake ... she will need...

(picture by Bakerella)
IF you have not seen these than you're in for a sweet treat...
Bakerella has a wonderful baking... blog ...that should not be missed.
However, I must warn you drooling could be a side effect of visiting... here...
When I saw these little cupcakes on a lollipop stick, I just knew that
they would make a perfect birthday party addition..
Easy and fun to make...
here is the how to video from the MarthaStewart show...

Have any of you ever read, "When you give a mouse a cookie"?
It's a cute little story that my kids and I enjoyed when their were little..

The story is about a little mouse that is giving a cookie but than needs a glass of milk to wash it down, the story goes on with the little mouse asking for one more thing that is needed to go with the thing he just received ...
Well that is kind of what happened with the cupcakes pops. I kept finding one more little something that would go along perfectly with them and before you knew it I had a file filled with wonderful

ideas for a
Sweet Treat Birthday Party.


(picture by Jenn from Eye Candy Creations)

When Penny of.. lavenderhillstudio... went to Savannah to meet some blog friends

She led me to Jenn of ..sweeteyecandycreations.. and these Little bears filled with sweet candy confections and the sweetest cupcake invitations. Can you picture the face of the dear little
one that is giving a bear that is sweeter than honey .
(picture by MaraMay)
What would a party be without a special hat for the birthday child...

I found this enchanting design made By MaraMay. I adore the added vintage child's playing card.
You can see more of her work ..here ..

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and then you need some bubbles, a party is not complete with out bubbles...

and then you must have an ice cream cone piƱata
for some old fashion birthday giggles.

And to all of this I would add a little polka dot fun.....
pretty pink plates , dotty balloons and the sweetest colored
ice cream sundae dishes...


Now all I need are a few five year olds and I would have
the perfect sugary topping of a most delightful
sweet treat day...
Do you think I can talk my granddaughter into this for her 5th birthday?

I have a few months to try...


Sugar Plum

Oh and just one more thing, I would make a crepe paper centerpiece using a new Nancy Ann Storybook doll by Dianna Effner..

If you have any more ideas I would love to hear...
After all, if you give a grandmother a cupcake she will need........

Downtown Holiday Jacket and Pant GIVEAWAY!!!!

Downtown Holiday Jacket and Pant GIVEAWAY!!!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Happy Birthday Nate!

Happy 20th Birthday Nate..
I love you..

I wished on many stars for you...


8:08 pm

8lbs. 3 oz.

a Birthday celebration for you

This is the first birthday that my husband and I will not be with him...

take note of photo in my banner, this picture is from 1900 and a distant cousin of my husband's... I think there is a little bit of a family

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Thinking Christmas....

Picture from last year…

What I have doing on my blog vacation…..

Catching up on all of my yahoo groups emails..
Had about 1000 to read…

Getting ready for Christmas…
Needed to do some things to get the house ready for the holidays.
My hubby fell 18 ft. off a ladder last Monday; our wood stove pipe broke his fall.
He is very bruised, has a good deal of swelling, and hobbles around…
However, we our both very thankful because we know the outcome could have been a lot worse.

Made this little ballerina when I was the leader

of my daughter’s Girl Scout troop in 1982.

I found some left over kits that I put together back than...

it was a fun find...


I also spent the Sunday before Halloween in a very old cemetery with my son.
He came home for the weekend to work on an archaeology class project.Each of his team members had to find and list the information from 25 headstones dated before 1880.
I went along to help measure and take the pictures of the stones. Together we read epitaphs and talked about the families, the soldiers (from both the revolutionary war and civil war). It was a sunny warm day and it took us over 3 hours to complete the task.
I told my son that this ghost in the picture enjoyed our visit…


I also spent some time visiting new blogs...

Here is one that I found inspiring