Thursday, November 25, 2010

100 Awesome Things! - Brave Girls Club

I love all things about the Brave Girls Club...
I participated in their online "What is awesome" in your life by posting a few things on their website. When I was watching the video I saw one of the things I had written-can you find it too?

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Busy, busy, busy

Did you know that my family LOVES Christmas? The music, decorations, lights-oh and gifts too.
Christmas starts arriving the day after Thanksgiving when the house gets decorated, the tree goes up and the festivities begin. So in anticipation of all things Christmas, we have to start before Thanksgiving getting new items ready...

We have at least 3 sets of "themes" in our decorations. This year we will be using our traditional items but gearing the colors closer to pink, red and apple green. I made these pom-poms from leftover yarn from another project. Don't know what we will do with them but they are cute.
I took apart an old story book for new dining room art-
This is a new banner for the hall-
Being super efficient this week...I even designed, printed, addressed and stuffed our cards into envelopes. The bigger stack goes to our clients--it has been a very busy year! YEAH.
In a couple weeks I will be catering a breakfast for a friends workplace. The theme I am working with is snowflakes, pink and red. I made these coffee sleeves for each of the ladies. The white dots are fabric paint which when dry should lend an anti-slip effect. Very important since I bought 16 oz. cups!
On Friday we took Gabriele and Nick to Sleighbells in Sherwood, OR. after our coffee stops-
These fake gingerbread houses were neat-
Nick kept telling Gabriele she wasn't supposed to get in the sleigh-
If you haven't been to Sleighbells yet and want to visit-I would suggest going during the week. It is a place with lots of stuff and most of it is breakable and crammed in pretty tightly. Walk ways are tiny!

Friday, November 12, 2010

New blinkie

Well it's called a blinkie but it doesn't blink :)
It is a link to an amazing group. They send out daily "truths" full of words that are to encourage and inspire and heal those places in our souls that need help or encouragement or inspiration or healing.

They have retreats that are always full and are going to do an online camp in January.

Take a look and then sign up if you are brave...
Brave Girls Club

Monday, November 1, 2010

a Halloween theme...

I've been in a funk all day...must be the changing weather. Maybe it's time to pull out the S.A.D. lights!

To attempt to cheer myself I am looking through photos on my computer. I found 3 that showed things I had made in the last few weeks. A few weeks ago we went to Magenta to see "Murder in Green Meadows"and I made these cupcakes for the cast and crew.
These were made for the New Heights church carnival cupcake walk.
These popcorn balls I made for the crew at Magenta's one act of "the 50th. I got the idea for this cuteness from Michelle.
Besides the photo business I haven't been doing much. I have to say that it has been a pleasant surprise how busy we have been. I am currently making plans for a breakfast I am catering for a dear friend. Trying to decide what kind of Christmas card to make this year and what decorations to use.

Now I don't want any emails about enjoying the Thanksgiving season first...I totally do but since we decorate the day after Thanksgiving (and my kids would likely rebel if I didn't) I have to start thinking on these things.

Now I've got some things to print and orders to process and package so ttfn...
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