Friday, October 30, 2009

Happy Almost Halloween!!!

Welcome to my front porch! Please ignore the faded front paint on the spring agenda!
Hope you all have a Happy and safe Halloween!!! Pictures of Emma in her costume to come next week!

All of the pumpkins are from our patch!

I love all the leaves scattered around!

One of the nooks of our porch. See the scars on the pumpkin on the ground? The mice were nibbling on him when he was still in the patch.

The other nook.
Once again...Happy Halloween :-}

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

A Little Bit of Emma

Hi everyone!!! It's a very gloomy day here today but here's a bit of sunshine...

She lights up our lives, our little Emma. She was the runt of the litter and is still on the small size although she is 50 pounds. Emma is now 10 1/2 months old and she's still sooo good! She never really did the bad puppy stuff. Emma LOVES everyone and LOVES to play with her sister kitties.

Sorry for the tilty photo...I took it from the bottom of the steps and couldn't see the screen real well. Hope she brings light to your day!


Monday, October 26, 2009

Hat Update

Hi everyone! There has been a delay on the delivery of my hats to the Ronald McDonald House. The first delay, I have 4 purple hats to do but I need to pick up more fabric...tomorrow! Second delay, my daughter has been sick and I was afraid of taking any germs I may be carrying to sick children...fortunately I decided to do that because my daughter was diagnosed with Whooping Cough today. This was her 4th visit to the doctor in 5 weeks. First, they thought it was an upper respiratory infection, then a virus and then Asthmatic Bronchitis but today with still a horrible cough after antibiotics and breathing treatments...Whooping Cough. She is fully vaccinated yet still caught it, possible from a student at the school she teaches at (???? don't know for sure). So, now we wait to see if anyone else gets it, though we all should've by now since she's out of the contagious stage (yep, we're all vaccinated to but I hear it may wear off over time). All that to say...the hats will be delivered when we return from vacation mid-November.
Hope you all are having a great week so far!!!

Friday, October 23, 2009

A Few Touches of Fall

Morning! A couple of weeks ago, I finally added a few touches of fall to the house. I didn't do much because I've been traveling more to Chicago and trying to keep up 2 places is really hard! I pray the economy improves sooner than later so we can get back to having just 1 place again!

Enjoy the pics...

The clock shelves in the foyer.

My great grandma's chair in the foyer. It could really use a big pumpkin on the floor.

A not so great shot of the nook in the foyer. Click to enlarge, I think it looks better that way.

A little white pumpkin in the living room.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Blue Hat Gone Green

Hello! So, today I needed to work on some more hats that I'm donating to the Ronald McDonald House for kids with cancer. I found some cute hats at the Target Dollar Spot but I didn't have any matching fabric on hand and I didn't really want to go to the fabric store (yeah, I know...GASPS!). That's when I remembered a skirt that no longer fits which has beautiful embroidery...take a look...

Pretty skirt...wish it still fit!

Pretty flower in just the right colors!

Another pretty flower.

Here's the hat...I ended up using the hem of the skirt for the top yo-yo and the lining for the bottom one.
Yo-yo close up!
So there you have it...a Blue Hat Gone Green! Total cost just over a $1.00!!! I love it!
Hope you're all having a great day!!!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Fall Swap

Morning!!! I am back from Chicago as of this weekend and trying to get back into the swing of things here. Hubby's kidney stone appears to be gone on x-ray, hurray! Now we can focus on everything else again.

I recently participated in a Fall Swap hostessed by Lori (such a sweetie!) and my swap partner was Chrissie Grace (oh so talented!!!). This was a very fun swap to be in! I didn't get a chance to take pictures of everything, that I sent Chrissie, with hubby in the hospital at the time of mailing but I know she posted them on her blog. I do have one picture though...

I made her a stuffed wool felt owl. She said she wanted to add more owls to her fall decor.
Here is what she sent to me...I LOVE EVERYTHING!!!
Chrissie and I sent each other acorns! Too cool! A really cool bookmark, she made. Some rocks that she painted (she paints beautifully! Check her out!)

A closer view of the rocks and other items.

I have lots of projects that I'm working on. I will be delivering the embellished hats to the Ronald McDonald House this weekend. I need to get going on my flower scarf again! And I have a ton of ideas floating around in my head! Sooo much to do...soooo little time with the housework and all too! How do you all do it!?! What's the secret!?! I see so many finished projects out there and I'm always in the middle of one. Hmmm!?!
Well, have a great day everyone!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Sorry I've Been Gone and a Winner!!!


Sorry no photos today. I am at our apartment in Chicago with no access to my photos. I'm here since my husband had a kidney stone, poor guy! He fortunately got hit with it on Oct. 3 hours before he was to return here to Chicago for work. I ended up taking him to the ER and it was a 5.5mm stone. Once he was clear for travel we came back here (I couldn't send him back here alone just in case it moved again...OUCH!) and returned once for a follow-up appt. The x-ray showed no sign of a stone yesterday!! YAY! I had already planned to come back to Chicago so we packed up Emma and hit the road. Sooo...long story short...I am still alive and haven't forgotten you and my blog. Just been busy!

We do have a winner for the yo-yo hat...Sara from Sara's Art House!!! Congratulations can email me your address at Thank you to all who entered!!!

I have been busy making hats for kids with cancer...MckMama is the inspiration for this project! When my hats are done my hubby and I will be delivering them to our local Ronald McDonald House. If you feel can join in the cause!

Hope you all have a wonderful day!!! Next post will have pictures!


Thursday, October 1, 2009

150th Post and a Giveaway!

Morning!!! I just realized this is my 150th post. I had been planning a giveaway today and now it's a bit more of a celebration! Thank you to all my followers both public and lurking!

Well...the Tigers won last night 7-2!!!! Now tonight they can potentially clinch the division title...GO TIGERS!!! GO MAGGLIO ORDONEZ!!!! (He's my Tiger!!!)

It was a beautiful night at the ballpark! It did get down to 48 degrees but it wasn't bad at all! I thought it would be bitter cold but it wasn't!

Yesterday at Target I found this tray marked down 75%! WOW! I knew it would be perfect for our apartment in Chicago. So, I finally brought the fall decor from the basement of doom and started doing some decorating in this house and picked out some things to go to Chicago. Here's what I came up with...

It's a bright sunny day here and this picture is hard to get right. You can see my inspiration/dream magazines on Emma's crate...oops...looks pretty messy!

A closer up view. I think it turned out pretty good.

Now for the giveaway. I made another yo-yo accessorized hat. I love the colors on this yo-yo. If you like it, leave me a comment. To get another chance to win, leave a separate comment letting me know you are a follower (on my sidebar). have 2 chances to win!!! I will pick a winner on Monday, October 12...I know it's a ways away but I'll be away too! Good luck!!!
Brown hat with brown and pink yo-yo.

Enter to win!!!
Have a great day everyone!!! Hugs!