Hello there everyone..
We have had a stormy Sunday here today..
We woke up to snow which changed to ice and rain..
Just a mess in other words...
We did not get out to church because of the roads but Sunday does not feel the same when we don't get to service..
It kind of turned into a lazy day which was kind of nice..
I just puttered around..
I had started my new year 2015 calender with my UK mags..
I am so cheap and will not buy the Country Living Uk calender as it costs so much with the dollar exchange and mailing..
So I just make my own..
If you have followed the blog for awhile I guess you know about this..
I cut out pics from my magazines and use a glue stick to paste them onto kraft paper book covers.. You could just use kraft wrapping paper, though..
I had to wait to buy a calender from the dollar store which I bought yesterday...
I love putting little ideas that I like around the pages..
Last Fall when I came home I did up the last 3 month pages and glued a wee pic of the Chinese Lanterns garland on there..
Then I forgot that I had done that and when I finally got my hands on some lanterns I could not find the idea in my magazines..
I spent ages trying to find it and then ended up doing my own thing.. sighhhhh...
Today, I found it glued on October .... smile..
One thing I find I miss the most lately is my mind.. grin..
I also did this wee project from Country Living today, too..
And no, I could not find the idea but did my own thing once again.. I need to get a better plan for saving these ideas..
No such thing as paper pinterest, eh?
I should paste them in a scrap book, perhaps..
I saved these two pics of sweet birds from one of the latest magazines and glued them onto heavy paper..
Then cut them out and made a little tab on the back with a narrow strip of paper glued at each end...
Then just slip them over the branch..
I think they used wires...
I have branches now in the front foyer as most of my Christmas is gone..
And a bird nest that Terry found me and just stuck the little birds on the branches..
Kind of simple but I love paper crafts and this was easy..
Later in the week, I hope to rearrange this but at least you get the idea...
We had quite a bit of seafood the last week..
We always do anyway but with the new year we did splurge a bit..
Bought some lobsters two times..
I know some people would not touch them but we love them..
Along with some shrimp and scallops..
We both love chowder so I just could not waste these briny lobster shells..
Into a pot with carrots, celery, onions, bay leaves and parsley and simmered for a couple of hours..
What a beautiful broth for fish soup or chowder..
You can freeze it if you like but I used it right up this time..
Now the holiday season will be over tonight and the kids go back to school tomorrow..
I sure hope I can keep a few of my
resolutions goals for the new year..
One of them is to get this house decluttered and organized..
I would also like to accomplish more projects in the next few Winter months..
I would like to make a felted bed runner, a braided tea cozy, learn a bit of tatting and oh lots of stuff...
What do have lined up for yourselves..
This was a pic I took early one morning last week...
I love red...
The poinsettas will have to go elsewhere, though..
Once Christmas is over..
It is over...
I read on someone's site that it is easy to dehydrate bananas and as Terry bought two bags yesterday I decided to try them today..
I will let you know how they turn out..
I am probably boring you like crazy...
We have had a great holiday meeting up and visiting with old friends and family..
God has so blessed us with dear people in our lives..
I am so thankful...
Did you ever note this verse in Psalms 92:2
To declare your loving kindness in the morning
And your faithfulness by night..
Love this verse..
Tonight I am declaring his faithfulness to our family..
Thank you, Lord..
My friend sent me this pic from her phone this morning..
Our daughter and her husband ...
They are down in South Carolina celebrating one of their former pastor's retirement...
I guess they must have made a little presentation or something..
They will fly back tomorrow and this mama is always glad when they get back home again..
I am sure they had a great time, though..
Well, dear hearts this is it for tonight..
One night this week I will have a little questionnaire for you all..
Hopefully, you won't mind doing it for me..
Take care my friends..
I hope to hear from you..
I have put the Anonymous back on the comment form..
Hope that helps for a bit until I have to take it off again..
Linking up with Stephanie.....