Wednesday, July 20, 2016

good morning friendies!


I dont know what happen to my blog post the last time.  It appears that I posted it twice somehow.   How weird.  I feel like my bloggy pals are dwindling, not getting as many comments as I used to.  my fault for my dwindling posts im sure.   I think people come and dont comment.  Im guilty of the same thing.  sometimes Im just trying to keep up and always on the run.   That seems to be the story of my life though..  
always on the run and barely keeping up with anything, at home and at work! 
lol..
but really not so funny.
Oh well.. 
remember this song?  one of my all time favorite summer songs.. I was 14 when this came out. 



and this one is one of my most favorites ever.. I was 13 when this song came out.  I love this song.. makes me think of so many summer nights and old boyfriends!  lol!  



Anyways.. I hadnt intended on posting songs this morning.  not sure how I ended up there!  
Im looking forward to a 4 day weekend this weekend.  I know I will get some lake time in.  My mother is up from florida but she will be in boston this weekend. I'll see her on monday.  She came out Friday night with a couple of my aunts and one of our family friends and we all went out for fishfrys.  It was nice to visit. 


I have bear orders stacking up again.  I need to work on them.  I may dedicate my mornings to them this weekend..  maybe I'll plan from 5:00 am to 9:00 am for bears.  4 days of that and I should be able to get a great head start of them.  Now, if only I will stick to my plan! lol!  Im so impulsive, you just never know what I will do.  


Im going tonight to look at wallpaper.  I know some people dont care for it, but in this old house, its really my only choice with out knocking every wall out and starting over..  which Im not interested in doing!  lol!  not really interested in wallpapering either.  but my bedroom NEEDS it desparetely!


I hope everyone is enjoying their summer.  Im trying too!  so much crap going on in our country that I have a tendency to have some fleeting moments of feeling a little hopeless.   But then I just remind myself that no matter what is happening that God is in control.  I keep thinking about giving up facebook..  and I really should.  maybe I should do that and put my attention back into my blog! 


Im hoping to do something creative this weekend too.  I really need the whole summer off..  oy vey!   ok.. only a half an hour left to get ready for work now..    better get going..  (see???  always on the run!)  still have to feed the bird, water the flowers, get dressed.. do my face...   bla bla bla...)  
have a great day my friends!!  
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Sunday, July 10, 2016

another great 4th of July!


I know..   I know.. I'm slipping again!  Just so darn busy I guess!   Ive been meaning to post a few pics from the Fourth.  I tried to make up some collages to post rather then individual photos but I kept getting side tracked.  I have a terrible time staying focused on any one thing.... unless I'm creating something.


Anyways..  we had a great fourth of July. Another year of beautiful weather!  We've been so lucky! 
I hit the ground running at ten minutes to 5:00 am.. and really didn't sit down and still until the fireworks that night.  I was exhausted.. but a  good exhausted.  lol!
Except that I did have to go to work the next day...
i survived though! lol!


We started out watching the parade from Robby and Tiffany's house.  Then everyone came here shortly afterwords.  Lyndonville really celebrates the Fourth of July, so there is a lot of stuff that goes on up town.  They have the parade, a chicken BBQ, a craft show, car show, bands, and tractor pulls.  And then the fireworks, which are always awesome.


 I used to go up to the craft show and walk around a bit, but I don't anymore.  I haven't in a few years.  The craft show is not really the kind of stuff I like.  I'm a bit spoiled by the country living fairs now!
But the kids usually go up and walk through.  I don't think any of them bought anything though.


Anyways, we had a good day.  the babies were all dressed festively and this grammie pie spent a bunch of money to make the parade extra fun for the kids, on patriotic tiaras, sunglasses, dillibobs, flags, red white and blue necklaces, light up necklaces,  patriotic tattoos, little red stripped candy bags and candy, not just for my pies but for all the kids that would be there.
I just get obsessed about holiday stuff and I tend to go a little bit overboard.   You know I cant help myself.  I just like to try to make everything just a little extra special.


So now, I'm considering packing up all the fourth of July decorations....   and pulling out the "summer" bins, which consist of seashells and flamingos and such.   just considering it, that's all.  I think I'm going to go upstairs this morning and peek in the bins and think about it.  lol!


Ive been to the beach 7 times already this year!  I went twice after work last week.  And I went down the road to the lake one morning this week and sat drinking my tea before going to work.   Work has been so so stressful lately and I am so far behind!  oy vey!  oh well..  I do the best I can.  The lake is soothing for me, so I try to get there as often as I can.  well, I think you already know that about me! lol!
I have off Monday and Tuesday so I'm on a 4 day weekend.  MUCHLY needed!  went shopping yesterday with my daughter and I'm going out this afternoon with a couple girlfriends.  I saw a couple sort of expensive things yesterday that I fell in love with that I didn't buy...   but I think I'm going back to get them today!  


I was going to post some pics of the house all decorated..  but silly blogger wont let me upload another photo right now..   so if you want to see all the decoration pics, you can pop over to my flicker to see them   
HERE


have a great Sunday bloggy peeps!  
xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxooxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoo

another great 4th of July!


I know..   I know.. I'm slipping again!  Just so darn busy I guess!   Ive been meaning to post a few pics from the Fourth.  I tried to make up some collages to post rather then individual photos but I kept getting side tracked.  I have a terrible time staying focused on any one thing.... unless I'm creating something.


Anyways..  we had a great fourth of July. Another year of beautiful weather!  We've been so lucky! 
I hit the ground running at ten minutes to 5:00 am.. and really didn't sit down and still until the fireworks that night.  I was exhausted.. but a  good exhausted.  lol!
Except that I did have to go to work the next day...
i survived though! lol!


We started out watching the parade from Robby and Tiffany's house.  Then everyone came here shortly afterwords.  Lyndonville really celebrates the Fourth of July, so there is a lot of stuff that goes on up town.  They have the parade, a chicken BBQ, a craft show, car show, bands, and tractor pulls.  And then the fireworks, which are always awesome.


 I used to go up to the craft show and walk around a bit, but I don't anymore.  I haven't in a few years.  The craft show is not really the kind of stuff I like.  I'm a bit spoiled by the country living fairs now!
But the kids usually go up and walk through.  I don't think any of them bought anything though.


Anyways, we had a good day.  the babies were all dressed festively and this grammie pie spent a bunch of money to make the parade extra fun for the kids, on patriotic tiaras, sunglasses, dillibobs, flags, red white and blue necklaces, light up necklaces,  patriotic tattoos, little red stripped candy bags and candy, not just for my pies but for all the kids that would be there.
I just get obsessed about holiday stuff and I tend to go a little bit overboard.   You know I cant help myself.  I just like to try to make everything just a little extra special.


So now, I'm considering packing up all the fourth of July decorations....   and pulling out the "summer" bins, which consist of seashells and flamingos and such.   just considering it, that's all.  I think I'm going to go upstairs this morning and peek in the bins and think about it.  lol!


Ive been to the beach 7 times already this year!  I went twice after work last week.  And I went down the road to the lake one morning this week and sat drinking my tea before going to work.   Work has been so so stressful lately and I am so far behind!  oy vey!  oh well..  I do the best I can.  The lake is soothing for me, so I try to get there as often as I can.  well, I think you already know that about me! lol!
I have off Monday and Tuesday so I'm on a 4 day weekend.  MUCHLY needed!  went shopping yesterday with my daughter and I'm going out this afternoon with a couple girlfriends.  I saw a couple sort of expensive things yesterday that I fell in love with that I didn't buy...   but I think I'm going back to get them today!  


I was going to post some pics of the house all decorated..  but silly blogger wont let me upload another photo right now..   so if you want to see all the decoration pics, you can pop over to my flicker to see them   HERE.  
have a great Sunday bloggy peeps!  
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Monday, June 27, 2016

patriotic grandpies.. tutorial


I finally finished up my little patriotic paper dolls of my grandpies.  Ive only been able to work on them a few minutes at a time over the last week due to being busy with other stuff and then throw in going to the beach 3 days in a row!  lol!  anyways. they are finished!   A couple people asked me to share how I made them.. so  here goes!


Do you have use picmonkey?  or someother photo editing program?  You first need to take some pics of whom ever you are planning on making your dolls of.  I actually just used pictures I had already saved on line.  I used pic monkey photo editing and uploaded each picture and chose the black and white effect then saved the pics to my jumpstick and took them to rite aid to print them out.  if you have a good printer you can print them at home.  mine isnt working correctly though.  




Anyways.. after you get your pics printed, glue them to some thinish cardboard.. like a study cereal box.  I use the pieces that come between the rows of fancy feast cat food!  lol!  

Then, cut them out like little paperdolls.  I cut their legs off and attached a straw onto the back of each one for them to stand on.  


Embellish them however you want too.  I made all 6 of mine miniature newspaper hats.  If you dont know how to make one, google  how too.  there are lots of videos that show you how.  just do it in a miniature size of course.   I decorated each of the hats a little bit differently and embellished their little outfits with ribbons and stars and tiny gemstones.  I also used the patriotic straws, (bought in the dollar bin at target) to make tiny sticks of fireworks.  


I found mini pinwheels at micheals and little flags.  You can use what ever you like.   


I made some little rockets for Marlaina to hold.  Each of them is holding something a little different. 


For the bases I used tiny tart tins that I bought at the christmas tree store.  I had to pound a hole in each then fit the straws through and glued them in place with hot glue.


Then I wrapped some silver tinsel around the base of each straw


back track...!  on each of the girls dresses I added a little crepe paper trim to the back to show underneath.  do that before you glue on the straw!  lol!


This turned out to be one of my most favorite projects in a long time!  My little grandpies are a great source of inspiration for sure.  (remember the christmas nativity photos?  lol!)
So if you end up making some let me know so I can see them.  you could even do your dogs and cats!  Im going to do figgy and frannie.  but first I need to do one for Ella and Carson.  they really are quite easy to do!
Cant believe the 4th of July is a week from today.  We'll be having everyone over.. Im going to go make a grocery list right now.  
have a great week!
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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

peek a boo... I see you!


Here I am!  did ya miss me?  Ive been pretty busy.  working, playing, working on bears..  all the same old same old!  My life doesn't change much from day to day.  But that's probably a good thing.  I really have not been very creative.. I guess that is different for me as I've always lived to create.  I've just not been very inspired or ambitious I guess.  but I did make these pillows last week.  That's it though other then bears for bear orders..  I do have a little something rattling around in my brain though.    


Ive been to the lake at the end of the road a few times the last couple weeks and have been to the beach twice so far this beachy season!  Im actually considering taking my tea down to the lake in the mornings before work.  The lake is really the only place I ever feel truly relaxed.   Work has been awful.  I've always loved my job.  but I'm afraid I have to admit that I'm feeling very burned out.  Too much going on in my case loads, and I am so very far behind.  I have never ever thought about leaving my job until recently.  now Im seriously wondering if I can hang on til I can retire.   My little light is going dim and its effecting me outside of work as well.  .. lets just hope and pray that things will get better.... but I think they are going to get worse.   
Ok.. I usually don't talk about work.   I so very much wish I could give reasons.  but I have to be very generic when I talk about my job.   sooo anyways,... 


Its supposed to be a hot, sunny weekend.. I have friday off and I plan on parking my butt at the lake all three days morning til its time to go home for dinner.  I might go to the library and find a book to read or maybe I'll just pack a stack of old magazines, fill a cooler with ice tea and some healthy and not so healthy snacks and pretend the rest of the world doesnt exist! Doesn't that sound good? lol!  I actually have  beach date with some girlfriends on sunday.  Im looking forward to that.  but friday and saturday I'll be on my own.


I do have a little project brewing that will involve these black and white pics of my pies.  so I will stay home long enough one day to work on those.  Actually I'll just work on them in the early mornings before I head out to the beach.   I'll post pics when they are finished. 
well, I just wanted to pop in for a minute.   sorry Im a sucky bloggy friend these days..  and that Im whining.  
still love you all!  have a great day!
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