Wednesday, December 15, 2010

all wrapped up ...

wrapping 101 ...

think outside the box when wrapping your holiday gifts
this year ...

some of my wrapping favorites are ...

old brown bags
greenery off the tree
an old pillow case tied at the top

yes ... think outside the box!

stay warm today my friends

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

eight ...

8 days ...

in just eight days i will be ...

standing in the airport waiting to run into the arms
of my husband

in just eight days ...

i will finally take a break from hearing
mama when is dad coming home

in just eight days ...
i will stand before the love of my life
and i will ...


yes ... my husband gets to come to Iowa for 4 days
for Christmas

we are celebrating at my parent's house
so he actually won't be home as in our house
but ...

i'm okay with that


because you see then ... he won't notice the half started projects


the half painted bedroom furniture
the half painted walls
 the white slip covers on not only the couch
( which we already had)
but now they are also on the chairs ...
 the white painted steps ...

yes... it will be just fine at my parent's house
just fine


p.s ... honey if you are reading this i love you! reallllllly love you!

Monday, December 6, 2010

a project ...

the ball wreath

it is amazing how with a little time
you can make the perfect gift

i had vintage old ornaments that i had found at local
thrift store ...

and i attached them to a bended wire hanger

you can get step by step directions here

it takes a little time ..

but it is ...

the perfect project while watching that horrible reality t.v
that you love ... but hate to admit to loving


you will be thrilled when you are done

have a great day keeping warm

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The first day of the rest of our lives ...


i take a step and a big ole' deep breath

after days of waiting and flight times getting put off
my husband will finally fly out of Davenport

yes today ...

this deployment begins

and for that I am thankful!

p.s ... tomorrow i will have beautiful photos of
my home and what i did for Christmas decor

p.s.s ... i appreciate you all

Psalm 62:1 ... My soul finds rest in God alone