My transition from cluttered to simple living.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Merry Christmas!!!

The last of the handmade gifts are finished....  Presents are wrapped....   The tree is up....  An angel graces our tree for the 22nd year. 

May the angels,  passed and present, bless your home, now and in the years to come.  Merry Christmas to all!!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011


I have so many people to thank for this room.  First and foremost, I want to thank Hubs.  The room was framed by my nephew, but it was hubby who polished it up and put love into the finishing touches.  Hubby is a multi-talented guy!

This weekend my son visited and finished laying the floor with the help of his friend, Jay.

How lucky am I to have a place to paint and sew??  It has already been put to good use.

Below you will see he painting that I used for my Christmas cards this year.  I have also sewn a little and pictures of those projects will follow after Christmas.

So have a look....  Isn't it beautiful?!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Merry Christmas!

I received an early Christmas present this year!  Over 30 years ago, I bought this Christmas Cactus at a church rummage sale.  The lady who had donated it told me that it belonged to her mother who had it for over 20 years.  It is ancient!  This year it shone in all its glory!  It spent the summer outside and was brought in when the nights got chilly this fall.  It has never bloomed before, and I can only guess that the fresh air did wonders for its overall health.  Whatever the reason, every stem had a blossom.

Merry Christmas to me!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Our Little Visitor

This little fellow was found outside our door.  He was lifeless.  I suppose he had hit the window and was stunned.  Those big hands belong to hubby who just happened to be working from home, and found this little fellow on one of his many trips inside to refill his coffee cup.  (He has an office in our garage.)

Within several minutes, aided by the warmth of Hubby's hands, Chickadee recovered.  He was able to join his friends at the feeder...and then he flew off. 

I think Hubby felt pretty good about this rescue.  (Much like our little visitor!)