Sunday, January 29, 2012

My first project of the new year

I plan on getting at least one project done a month. I would say more...I will probably do more, however to not stress myself out too much I will just say one a month. :) Back in August my sister and I spent the day together for her birthday. We went to lunch and went 'thrifting'. We love spending time together doing that. Last time it was her time to find a bargain. This time it was mine. :) I found this mirror at a junk store....way up high on the wall of an old warehouse. I'd been in there several times...don't know how I missed it before. The guy said it had been there for a long time. He sold it to me for $20.00. We left it there and went to a few other stores. I had to call Stevie and get him to go pick it up for me. He said that when he got there he didn't realize that he was going to have to get it down from the wall too. Oooops! He said that they almost dropped it. So glad they didn't.

The whole time he kept saying to himself...."What is she going to do with this thing?" Another project....

Well.....It turned out so pretty. After a coat of primer and two coats of paint. It fits perfect on my old dresser that I painted a while back. It even has a light at the top. All I have to do now is buy two little wooden disks to cover the holes at the top. It was missing two. I decided to go ahead and take a picture and post it because we are almost into the second month of the year. Gonna finish a new project for February. Or maybe two. :)

I think it turned out so pretty.

I also thought that I would show you what Stevie did for me for New Year's Eve. I had to work and I while was there He prepared for us a delicious dinner. He had the table all set and everything with some of my old Christmas dishes. He had bought me these pretty flowers for my desk at work during the holidays. (He must have had this planned.) lol

It was so yummy! Better that any restaurant around here.

I even made a 'happy' plate. :)

We had a quite evening at home for our first New Year's Eve.

Didn't he do a great job? He even wore pink...for me. :)Hope you all are having a wonderful new year so far.

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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Packing up the Christmas stuff...

Today I finally started packing up some of our Christmas decorations and getting things back to normal. I had all day off from work and it felt so good. These are a few of the things that I packed away. My sweet little snowman picture that I bought at TJ Maxx last year. The words really mean a lot to me.

We bought Christy the three wise men to go with her nativity. She loved them.

Our Christmas dishes in the kitchen hutch.

Our poinsettia wreath and garland.

A few things out of the kitchen window.

Stevie and I decided not to exchange gifts this year.....but he surprised me with a teapot to match my china. Wasn't that so sweet?

As I was going through my pictures, I found a few from Christmas that I thought I would share.

This is the pineapple upside down cake that I made to take to my sister's for our 'get together'. It was delicious. I thought it turned out pretty too.

I also made my sister's favorite...Date Nut Balls.

She loves them. They are so additive. You can't eat just one.

My sister's daughter Whitney, me and my daughter Christy, my sister Melinda and our mom.

My daughter and my youngest son Garrett.

And her son Jason.

Me and Stevie...Our First Christmas being married.

Christy and her husband Phillip.

My nephew Michael. Loving his LSU gifts.

This one was taken back at our house. Garrett opening a few gifts.

Christy with her new wind chimes. She loves them.

My daughter in the kitchen with my mom. She has grown up to be such a pretty little lady.

My Stevie and my sister's Steven.

Melinda and her husband Steven.

My daughter and my grandson Jason.

Jason loves his dinosaurs.

Me and Stevie.

Jason, Chase (my sister's little boy) and Garrett.

All of us girls. Me, my sister, my daughter and mama.

Stevie and mama in the kitchen. He's trying out my cake.

Me and Christy and Mama.

Me and Garrett.

Garrett excited about his deer hunting game.

Garrett and Christy.

Tyler, (Stevie's son) Garrett and Hailey. (Stevie's daughter)

Garrett loving his I-Pod and Hailey with her pink suitcase.

Hailey loves her pink body pillow. It didn't even phase Garrett when she put it in his face. He wasn't taking his face away from his I-Pod.

Opening up a gift from Christy and Phillip.

They bought us a pancake making set. We love it. They know how much we love to cook.
We had a good Christmas spending time with our family. I hope that you all did too.