Monthly Archives: January 2008

who’s ready for spring?

This is now: ::sigh:: Pippin spends a lot of time sitting on the railing of the back porch, peering in through the kitchen door. He may be spending this evening in the shed, though, curled up in the hay bales. The news is predicting 6-8″ of snow for us this evening. We shall see…but I […]

putting away Christmas in the downstairs bath

The downstairs bath has a garden themed tree, full of pictures from our own yard. It’s surprising how much bigger that bathroom seems with this tree down. The garland is simply silk flowers (red and white carnations and roses) cut apart and tucked into the branches, in a long spiral all the way down the […]

a few favorite ornaments

As I removed ornaments from the living room tree this year, I took pictures of a few of my favorites to share with you. I made this ornament a few years ago, one for each of our five children, using pictures from Christmases past. It was a fun project and one I have adapted to […]

putting away Christmas in the living room

A few weeks ago, DH and I took down all the Christmas decorations in the dining room and living room except the living room tree and the window toppers. This week I tackled the tree. It’s a big job. The tinsel has to be removed, the ornaments sorted (ours, the kids’), the popcorn/cranberry strings taken […]

wedding bookmarks

This evening the young ladies’ Bible study gathered together to make the bookmark favors for Shawn and Melissa’s wedding. It was a fun evening! Lots of laughter and good times with good friends. Shawn and Melissa chose 1 John 4:7 KJV for the verse on the bookmark. “Beloved, let us love one another: for love […]

putting away Christmas in the guest room

Because we were gone to New Orleans for a week, I am behind on putting away Christmas. Yesterday I finished the guest room. The room doesn’t have a lot of Christmas decorations. Three boxes hold it all. It didn’t take long to put it away. One storage box is an ornament box, which holds most […]

can’t do a thing with my hair

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putting away Christmas in the dining room

It’s that time of year…every room in the house has stacks of boxes. Below are the boxes for the dining room where DH and I worked last evening. DH took the tree off the table in the corner, and I took all the ornaments off it, wrapped them, and put them in their boxes. As […]

the last of winter, the first of spring

I have a vase of forsythia on my kitchen table. Such a beautiful preview of spring. It’s on its way, even for those of us with freezing weather, snow, winter… Next to the forsythia is the last of our amaryllis blooms. They were at their best while we were in New Orleans last week. Eight […]