Friday, December 31, 2010

happy holidays bloggy friends

Wow, it’s been awhile. Thanks for stopping by! I’m still trying to figure out why Christmas was even busier than usual this year. Could it be my obsession to make everything as close to perfect as possible? I decided to make a lot of gifts this year instead of shopping. I probably spent as much time shopping for supplies, but I didn’t have to pull my hair out coming up with individual ideas for each member of our two large families. Here are a few of the homemade gifts...




After a bit of trial and error, I think these turned out pretty well. There’s a wonderful soap supply company in town that helped make this project much easier by supplying me with melt-and-pour blocks and awesome molds. I wish I could add a scratch and sniff here so you could smell their wonderfulness. The bee soaps are scented with an almond/honey oil that makes them smell yummy enough to eat.




My daughter did all the decorating of the cut-outs this year. Nice job Isabel!

Cinnamon rolls...


This little kitchen gadget made all the baking a bit easier. Merry Christmas to me!

KitchenAid mixer

My Mom stopped by so Isabel could teach her how to decorate cookies. Baking cookies together is one of our many holiday traditions.


I hope you had a wonderful holiday too! Thank you for being my bloggy friend in 2010!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010



Our hens have a unique way of carving pumpkins. They aren’t very creative, but it’s the only way they get carved around here. Long after Halloween is over.


Friday, December 3, 2010

a dog’s life...


From Bailey’s perspective, this was a really good day! She had a long run at the park this morning. Took a walk through the busy village nearby where she was able to greet lots of people. Visited her favorite pet store where she received treats, sniffed some dog butts, and peed on a display of her favorite dog food.

Best of all, the sun is out... there’s no rain in sight.

I hope you all have a great weekend!