Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Toot Your Horn Tuesday -Play without me this week

Toot away my friends. I'm not able to write a post this week. Busy Busy!

Toot Your Horn Tuesday Participants
1. Block Name Photo Clips @ childmade
2. Fleece Head Bands @ childmade
3. Printed Paper Luminary {Stephanie Lynn}
4. Little Lizard King- Before and After Tiffany Blue Bathroom
5. junkblossoms! Display Table
6. Display Table
7. Mantle Update @ Homegrown Country Girl
8. 3 things to NOT pack away!
9. Amber: Revamping a Bamboo Candle Holder
10. Joyeful {Bird Art on the Fly!}
11. Glitter Silhouetts @ somewhat simple
12. Tiffany @ La*T*Da (NewYears Gift Basket)
13. Mr Yoga Gal's Study
14. Recycle Your Artificial Christmas Tree @ Remodelaholic
15. DIY Chalkboard
16. Wall Art
17. Custom rubiks cubes @ Second Street
18. Trish @TheOldPostRoad -year in review
19. The Little Green Bean New Placemats & Table Runner
20. Handmade Apothecary Jars @ Made By Stephie
21. Angie - Sew A Child's Apron Using a Dishtowel & Potholder
22. Michelle 52 NEW Recipes in 2010
23. Menu Planner tutorial and giveaway
24. Ribbon & Pearl Bracelet or Necklace @ somewhat simple
25. 10 minute project Bemis Flour sack
26. Cute jean skirt from pants
27. Looking forward to Valentines
28. GUYS and DOLLS
29. Mini Mitten Tutorial @ childmade
30. Paint your counter tops!
31. Farmhouse Track Lighting @ continental calliope
32. Toile Bunny - Murals & More
33. Tara @ Just Devine Style - Monogram Frame
34. Katie @ Totes Life
35. Sandra@SCM Two New Year Crafts
36. 3 ways to repurpose a giant flower frog
37. Coastal Living Room from empty space
38. DIY Hurricanes @ Made By Stephie
39. Powder Room Art@Cheaplikeabirdie

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Thursday, December 24, 2009

Last Years Funniest Holiday Video

A Toddler, A Kitten & A Christmas Tree

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Toot Your Horn Tuesday - Christmas Edition

This week it's all about Christmas! Have you baked some amazing cookies? Do you have the prettiest house on the block? Did you find just the right gift?

Not everyone understands the real reason for Christmas, but with all the wonderful sights, tastes, smells and sounds, this season sure is great advertising for Him! So let your lights sparkle!

I've been to 3 parties in the last 8 days, each require that I make something edible to share. Out come the Bisquick Sausage Balls!! 3 ingredients! My kind of cooking! Also I made pickle/beef rolls. Again, only 3 ingredients!! But delicious!! (A sweet pickle and cream cheese, rolled into a slice of dried beef) Yum!

And around the house, we've done much less decorating then usual because our house is on the market to sell. Sometimes, less is more. The house looks beautiful!

If you've written a Christmassy Toot Your Horn Tuesday, then sign Mister Linky and share it with us. Don't forget to leave a comment too!! And also, importantly, link back to this page, so that others can join in too!

Toot Your Horn Tuesday Participants
1. Paper Glue Etc.
2. Ace
3. Drummer
4. Wooden Joy Banner @ childmade
5. Hinged Snowman Family @ childmade
6. Red Heads Craft More Fun (Cute as a Button Ornaments)
7. Lefse Making @ The Joy Walk
8. Helga from My World
9. Katie @ Yoga Gal: Roar! Handmade Dinosaur Ornaments
10. freezing leftovers & making space
11. Easy Aluminum Embossed Ornaments@shd
12. Little Lizard King - Christmas Pennant Banner
13. MSN Nickz

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Word Filled Wednesday

Never played along with Word Filled Wednesday, but thought it'd be a good way to share this song. Imagine being Mary!!

Luke 1:35
And the angel answered her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy–the Son of God.

This week's host for Word Filled Wednesday is Critty Joy

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Toot Your Horn Tuesday - next week is a Christmas Edition

I don't know how some of you Mommy bloggers manage to spend so much time on the computer! Especially during the holidays! It's 6:30am on Toot Your Horn Tuesday and I have nothing prepared for this party. :(

I guess I'll leave the tooting to you participants. Actually, one thing...our house is ready to list! The whole family has been working hard to get the house in tip top shape, so yesterday my realtor and her 2 associates, came over and took pictures. We'll be listed this week! Are we crazy or what? Who sells a house on Christmas?

What amazing Christmas feat have you accomplished? Are you cards mailed, your shopping done? The presents are all wrapped? Well, you've got me beat then. Please share!!

Christmas Edition of Toot Your Horn Tuesday
I've been thinking that next Tuesday would be a great time to share some Christmas stories. Take some pictures or tell a story of what you've done to make your holidays special and post them for Toot Your Horn Tuesday. Won't that be fun?

Toot Your Horn Tuesday Participants
1. Mandy @ From The Trenches Of Motherhood
2. junkblossoms Vanity Table
3. Decor for your Mouse @ Fun to Craft
4. Closet Crafter-pop top packages
5. Little Lizard King - Alphabet Photo Name Frame
6. Sweet Dove from a Spent Light Bulb @ childmade
7. Mini Light Bulb Mouse @ childmade
8. Holiday Clothes Pins
9. TidyMom (Homemade Sugar Scrubs)
10. Helga from My World
11. Paper Glue Etc. Old Window
12. it's a boy!
13. Amber: Picture Collage Wall Hanging

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Saturday, December 12, 2009

Busy Christmas Mouse

It was 28 degrees when I woke up this morning!! NOOOO!!! My realtor is coming over Monday with her assistant and a photographer to take pictures for my house listing. My family is in high gear trying to pack and clean. But of course, it is Christmas time so there other things to do as well. Last night we went to a live nativity and a train show. This morning I have choir practice and this evening a party.

Christmas is in the air!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Toot Your Horn Tuesday - Staging a house

Welcome to Toot Your Horn Tuesday. Because we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us!!

As we prepare to put our house on the market, my family has been working non-stop on house projects. We finished our bathroom project over the weekend! New toilet, vanity, flooring, paint! What a job! Yesterday, a crew came and installed new carpet in the family room. (Now I have to figure out how to keep it clean)
Also yesterday, we had a yard waste container delivered so that we could get our yard cleaned up. The nor'easter that hit our area, really did a number on our heavily treed lot. So, after 3 hours of hauling branches and raking leaves,
It Is Done!

Needless to say, my 40 year old body is now paying the price. My hands are blistered and my back aches. But it's a satisfying feeling!

I've been checking out all the crafts that many of you have posted on recent Toot Your Horn Tuesdays. Quite awesome! Your creativeness blows me away. I'm even thinking of trying a craft myself. I'll let you know when I find the time!

Ok, your turn....
Write your Tooty post, linking it back here and then sign Mister Linky and leave a comment. There's a cute little button on the side bar. Just copy the code and stick it on your blog to show your fans that you're playing along.

Toot Your Horn Tuesday Participants
1. Little Lizard King - Cupcake Applique
2. Santa Plates @ Craft Bug Bites
3. Stockings @ Craft Bug Bites
4. TidyMom (Dollar Store Holiday Decorating)
5. A little bit Red Letter (Jules@The Persimmon Perch)
6. Pat @ junkblossoms (trunk coffee table)
7. Whimsical Magazine Christmas Tree {Stephanie Lynn}
8. Ballet Portraits Made Glittery by Snowman Hill
9. Mama Thompson (neighborhood sub-4-santa)
10. 3500 lights on my tree
11. The Sweet Life {Drop cloth tree skirt}
12. Helga from My World
13. The Tree. @ Fun to Craft
14. free diy wreath
15. Relatively Unique: O Little Town of Bethlehem
16. Women's Marriage Ministry
17. Tara @ Just Devine Style- Chore Jars
18. Tara @ Just Devine Style-Gift Card Holders & Template
19. Red Heads Craft More Fun (Pedestal Picture Frames)
20. Yoga Gal's Disney Tree
21. Kim@NewlyWoodwards (A tree, a fence and a silhouette)
22. The Little Green Bean
23. Burlap Lamp Re-vamp

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Thursday, December 3, 2009


Saw this story today on Good Morning America.
An amazing act of forgiveness. I think the average person would have only felt fear and anger at this heated moment.

Back in May 2009...

N.Y. store owner gives would-be thief lecture, $40, bread
GARDEN CITY, N.Y. — A Long Island convenience store owner confronted by a bat-wielding would-be robber said Tuesday he decided to show mercy on the man after he collapsed in tears claiming he was only committing the crime to support his starving family.

Instead of getting loot from a stickup, the store owner provided the man with $40 and a loaf of bread, but only if he promised never to rob again.

Update from Good Morning America: 6 months later, the store owner received a letter from the would-be robber stating that he has turned his life around, found a job, had a child and he owes it to the store owners actions. He also included $50 to repay the store!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Toot Your Horn Tuesday - Moving right along

Hello my Little Tooty Friends!
It's Tuesday morning and I'm swamped with projects around my house. Here's the news:
We are putting our house on the market and moving! We're not leaving the area. We're just looking for a house that's a little bigger and a location that's a little more convenient for us.

Being that I've lived in this house for about 12 years, there is MUCH to do!!! Staging the House! That means make repairs, clean and beautify.
So far, we've planted the garden, painted the family room, replaced a sink and toilet and decluttered.

That's definitely something to toot about, don't 'cha think?

What projects have you been working on? Write a Tooty post about your accomplishments and then come back here and join in the fun. When using Mister Linky, please only include your name or blog title. And leave some comments too! I need your support!!

Toot Your Horn Tuesday Participants
1. Jane @ Finding Fabulous
2. The Lights of Christmas (Jules@The Persimmon Perch
3. Pat @ junkblossoms (Dog Food Tray)
4. LIttle Lizard King - Black and White Nursery
5. Sleepyhead Designs
6. Suzanne @ Just Another Hang Up
7. Helga from My World
8. living room redo
9. relatively unique (snowman sled)
10. Gay Vaughan
11. Skinny Tree @ Yoga Gal

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