Saturday, December 31, 2011

Thank You.....

The past few weeks have been a busy blur. 
Probably no different from any of your homes during this time of the year. 
There has been a lot of baking. 
A lot of gift wrapping. 
A much...eating. 
A lot of good time spent with family. 
Like every year past, Christmas and New Year's seemed to sneak up on me.
And it seemed like there was a lot to do....
And very little time to do it in. 

I wish that I had taken more photos to document our holiday season.....but I didn't. 
I know....Big "L" on my forehead! 
I did get some pictures of some holiday crochet.....
Some ornaments a la Lucy.

A table doily thingy...(sorry I'm experiencing crs right now)

And the beginnings of an afghan.....

Hopefully I'll have it done by next Christmas!  

I plan to spend the next couple of days relaxing and crocheting...
Before I get started on the purging and organizing that always seems to come with every new year. 

I just wanted to take a moment to wish you all a happy, healthy, and safe 2012.
And to thank you all who stopped by, lurked a little, or left a comment. 
I am so grateful for all of you!

Hopefully I will be bit more consistent of a blogger in the coming year. 

Thursday, December 22, 2011

The Best Sugar Cookies Evah!

Okay, so they might not look like much
Because my decorating skills leave a lot to be desired.....ahem. 
But don't let looks fool you, they are heavenly. 
I got this recipe from my good friend, Lori. 
She has got a wonderful cooking blog that you can find here.
Check it out.  There are a lot of yummy recipes on her site.
Especially if you're a fan of cupcakes.  Yum! 
The sugar cookie recipe can also be found on her site here.
As you can see, her cookies look much prettier than mine....
but, no matter, they are oh so good. 
Take my word for it.....
No, don't just take my word for it! 
Give them a try! 
And try not to eat them all in one sitting.
Because I have never really done that :-o

Monday, December 19, 2011

Do These Make My Butt Look Big?????

In the past few months, there has been one significant thing sucking my time.....

And it can be described in just one word. 


That's it. 

I spend a lot of time there persuing ideas

And finding little gems.....

Like this. 

Just to clarify....

This is not a picture of my back side. 
If it were my husband would be a very happy man ;-) 
And I would have a very lucrative career as a.....ahem....body part specific model. 
Oh, and I might have more than 27 blog followers.
hahahahahahahaha....thought I'd get you all on that one. 

I have to tell you that I initally thought about how I might make a pair of these. 
Then I thought who on earth would thing of this crochet idea. 
Obviously, someone with a rather
how should I say....
um....back side. 
Which I can tell you that I clearly do not possess. 

What I can tell you, however, is that Pinterest is very, very cool. 
If you haven't been there, you should check it out. 
If you need an invite, just drop me an e-mail. 
You won't regret it. 
I mean, seriously, can you imagine your life
without the pleasure of crocheted shorts. 

Sunday, December 18, 2011

How Empty Nesters Get Their Kicks

It has been quite some time since we have had our children living at home.
Yes, Christmas is just not as exciting as when there are not children around. 
Pretty boring actually. 
So, what do I do to break up the monotony. 
It involves the animals. 
And torture. 

I don't think this is a bit much??? 
There are two things that I am certain of. 
Number One.....they were not happy with me.....AT ALL!
Number two "human" children are rethinking their plans for Christmas morning...
Yeah, I think I need to dig up some Santa hats and reindeer ears. 
It should be so much fun!