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Whoa, 2014 is almost here!

Greetings Everyone,

Wow, I can't believe it is almost 2014! Every year at this time,  always say, "this year has flown by", when really, it has still just been 364 days...the same amount every year. The end of this year has given me a lot of time to reflect, especially since I got sick AGAIN, just like at Thanksgiving....lol....which meant all 3 of my children stopped by Christmas morning....quickly did gifts and left...because they didn't want to get sick either. THEN, I was so sick I couldn't go to my Mom's for the annual holiday gathering. BUT, it was okay, because, even though I was sick, I still had my entire family....siblings, children, grandchildren, and my precious Mom and Daddy. As you know from previous post, my Daddy suffers from a rare brain disease called Pic's Disease/Normal pressure hydrocephalus. When he was diagnosed, the doctor's gave us 10 months to 2 years, and well, we have been more than blessed with more time....so, another year…

No Sew DIY Fleece Scarf and Hat! Just in Time for Winter!

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Guess What Ya'll? It is getting cold down here in South Georgia...Yep, we have even been having heavy frost of the car windows! That means it is time to pull out all my favorite winter coats, my Uggs, and....that is where I always remember that I didn't buy a new hat and scarf!

So, this year I decided to make my own! I went to several dollar stores, such as, Dollar General and Family Dollar, and our local Big Lots! All of these stores had great prices on cute, inexpensive fleece blankets.....so many designs...that I bought several ! I had searched all over "blog land to You Tube" and found a couple DIY No Sew ways to do this.....

Basically after cutting the tag off....I unfolded the blanket....length wise....realized that I could get about 3 scarves and had enough material to make 3 hats...






Pandora Style Bracelets!

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Pandora bracelets are just beautiful...right? But,not everyone can afford a real Pandora bracelet...I know I couldn't buy one for my daughters and sisters and friends like I would like to, so, I discovered at Michael's Craft Store that they sell the bracelets and beads that look almost like the real thing.

I made some for the Christmas in the Cross craft show this past weekend, and had several left....I have listed them on local sites, but, I just had to share the pictures of them.

I hope you like them as much as I do.....I will probably end up keeping a few for myself!









Isn't that red one just a little "saucy and spicy" and just right for Christmas!


Blessings,

Deborah

Pneumonia and Christmas in the Cross Craft Show!

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Happy Saturday Everyone!

Well, it has been way over a week since I posted anything....well, "what had happened was".....I had what I thought was the beginning of just a little head cold. But, the next thing I new,I was so sick....coughing, fever, chills....the whole nine yards!

After, several days of this, and much concern from my family, I finally went and saw my doctor. Pneumonia! So, while I knew I was really sick, I also knew I had to get finished with all my holiday crafts for a huge annual craft show held in Waycross every year.....Christmas in the Cross held at our beautiful and historical Okefenokee Heritage Center. One of my sisters came and helped me finalize everything and load up....and viola...off we went!

The show was alot of fun....greats vendors.....sales weren't the best, but, the fun and fellowship was awesome! I did realize about 2:00 this afternoon that I had probably overdone it, but, hey, I survived....so, I wanted to share some pictures that my sister…

Being a Grandmother at Christmas!!!

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Happy December 1st, 2013!!!
Wow, I LOVE Christmas....can you tell? Updated,  my blog with red, white, and green! Have a beautiful twinkling tree and a precious Christmas countdown clock! Yes, I do love Christmas. Some of my happiest memories growing up happened at Christmas....from the time of Santa bringing me Barbie's to the very special time that Santa FINALLY bought my Daddy a "shiny red Schwinn bike" that he had waited on since he was a little boy! I can still see my Daddy pushing it out the front door, hopping on and taking off down our street with his blue and white terry cloth bathrobe flying while showing off his "whitey-tighties"....lol!
When I became a Mother, the holiday took an even more special meaning seeing the holiday through the eyes of my children, but,now I'm a grandmother of two beautiful and wonderful grandchildren.....Kenzley who is two and a half, and Alan, who will be one on the 20th of December! My Heart swells so much just thinking …

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

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To each of you that have made me feel worth while as a "small time" blogger this past year....and to each of you, I wish you:






Blessings to each of you,

Deborah

I WAS FEATURED on the FINAL FEATURE!

So dang excited to be Featured on the LAST Feature Friday for this AWESOME blog party! Please take a chance to stop by and wish them luck while they take some time off and spend with family:

http://raising-reagan.com/2013/11/22/final-feature-friday/


Blessings,

Deborah


Signs, Signs, Holiday Signs Everywhere!

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Gosh, it is almost Thanksgiving and wonderful food and great family time! I can't wait! But, while waiting I've been working on holiday signs to sell at a very large holiday craft show coming up December 6th and 7th.....

So, without further adieu, I'm spreading the Christmas Spirit and humor:




These have been sprayed with their sealant spray, but I haven't put their bows and strings on yet,but, I think they turned out great! Working on more, as I type, can't wait to share them with ya'll! 

Happy Hump Day and Be Blessed,

Deborah

I Just LOVE SNOWMEN!

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Greetings Everyone,

Last week I didn't really blog or post anything....I had the awesomeness of having my 2 year old grand daughter for the week! Lot's of fun, but, I forgot how tiring it was to have a toddler around!

But, this weekend, I had the chance to finish several projects I had been working on...one of which are my wooden snowmen. I made several snowmen families last year and had enough wood left to make 2 sets. I had seen them on Pinterest last year and my brother in law had given me a box of scrap wood and they were just perfect.

Assembling them was easy....I first decided which blocks would make the bodies....then sanded down all the rough edges. Second, I glued them together......let them dry completely so they would be easy to paint and work with. Then painted them and used buttons on some....material...beads, whatever I could find to accent them with. The ideas are endless. They turned out great and I hope you like them.









Fall is in the air....Finally!

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Good Monday Morning Everyone,

There was a little "crispness" in the air this morning when I went outside with that first cup of coffee this morning..and it felt wonderful! It felt so good that I had to stop on the sidewalk and do my "little happy dance" that I do...although, if one of my neighbors looked out at that particular time, it probably looked more like a shuffle because that is about all my left leg("Franken Ankle") with the metal in it can do! Hey, when you get my age and in my shape, you have to get your happiness when you can...lol!

So, with the coming of Fall to South Georgia, I completed two new burlap purses in my Squared Line, and I think they turned out fabulous. They both have all the colors of Fall....burnt orange...fiery red's....coffee with a little creamer brown.... some leafy green and blue sea turquoise because their still hanging on!

I will be designing a few more this week and will share those when completed, but here are the tw…

The Great Pumpkin Arrived Charlie Brown!!

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Greetings Everyone this day after All Hallow's Eve,

Wow, did we ever have a BLAST last night at our Gobbler Hollow Yard Haunt! We estimate that we had close to 300 children and families stop by! It was so much fun seeing all the children in their costumes and the excitement of seeing all we had: from the amazing  Headless Horseman to the Pumpkin King sitting on his throne to Ula his broken hearted love.....to the cemetery filled with ghouls and finally to 7 foot tall Horace the Happy Harvest Pumpkin! Now, bear in mind that most of our display's were made from paper mache, wood, and by hand! Alot of work goes into our annual Minchew Halloween festival....takes about 2 weeks to set it up, but it is so worth it!


We even made the front page of our local newspaper! This year we did something different and asked those that could to bring a non-perishable food item that we are donating to one of our local food banks. Our parents always taught us to GIVE BACK to our community, and we st…

Biscuit Pull-a-part Surprise! YUMMY!

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Wow, I'm on a roll.....two post in two days! I'm bacccck....and I'm a cooking! 
First, I have to give a a Shout Out to Amy over at www.ohbiteit.com......while I was scrolling through blog post I had missed over the past couple weeks of my "down time", I discovered her blog....she has some wonderfully sounding recipes, and one caught my eye....
It is a very easy recipe using canned biscuits, cheese, and a little butter! I don't know about ya'll...but, down south, anything with butter is great!
Basically, you can use a cake pan, or as I used today, a small, glass, square dish....I pre-heated the oven to 350. I melted a half a stick of butter in the dish....just cut that stick of butter in half, drop it in the dish, slide it in the over, and let it melt.
I then took 2 cans of canned biscuits and opened them and set all the dough on my counter.  I cut a big chunk of cheese from my sharp cheddar block I had in fridge....and cut it into small pieces.


I then took eac…

Whew!!!! The Great Pumpkin is Almost Here!

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Greetings,

Wow, it has been over 3 weeks since I blogged, and, wow, what a 3 weeks it has been! First, I had my MRI on my neck I told you I was going to have. So, after sitting on pins and needles for a day, I found out that my C2and3, and C6and7, are still bulging(which I already knew), that my neck is showing extreme signs of Degenerative Bone Disease, and that my neck is FULL of arthritis!!

As, I have shared before, I have been having horrible pain and swelling in my hands, which has hindered my crafts....so, now I know why.....soooooo, my doctors are coming up with a treatment plan to take care of me. THEN, I was in a wedding for a very dear friend of mine...and the wedding and reception was held on  historic Jekyll Island, which is part of the Golden Isles of Georgia, and I had a wonderful and relaxing time. I also during this time got to spend some much needed time with my son and grand daughter.....

So, finally back home and trying to work on some holiday signs for a craft show co…