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It’s been a blast and I have enjoyed my last 226 posts, but I am upgrading.  My new “home” will allow me to have fun layouts, cool side bars, plus lots of extras.  I hope my WordPress subscribers will sign up to get an email when I post from the new “house“… It’s super easy all you have to do is enter your email under subscribe to my blog.  Friends and family stop by for a visit….

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Reunited…

Early in the fall I went to a garage sale, Em told me had owl things for a quarter!  I bought this cute big eyed owl.

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When my parents came over for my birthday, they brought some second hand owls for me.  In the bunch were these two big eyed babies….

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I remember saying, those look so familiar… hmmm

Well tonight as I was looking for something in my room, I looked at my book shelf with the one big eyed owl, and it clicked {you know a light bulb moment}… That’s the Momma!  I brought her into the kitchen where the big eyed babies were…. A family REUNITED!

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My Happy Neck….

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Look what my mom made me… I saw this necklace on line and asked if she could make it… I can’t knit to save me life…

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It buttons off to the side near the front.

She calls this her demo necklace, to see if I liked it {are you kidding me}??  I am off to buy cotton yarn for more… I am so glad I have a crafty mom!

Easy as PIE?

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Cheat and buy pie crust, homemade is better… but if you are going for quick… buy it

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Spread LOTS of butter on the dough, use CUTE acorn cookie cutters, cut and place on a cookie sheet.

Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar mixture.

Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.

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YUM, bubbly, warm, buttery, cinnamon/sugar sweet pie crust… Which by the way is the best part of the pie, my favorite is apple pie with crumb top, I eat the crust and crumb top only… 

Just keepin’ it REAL….

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5 BUSY boys + 1 BUSY daddy + 1 OVERWELMED mommy = 2 much MESS….

Christmas Already?

Actually Christmas items have been in the stores for a while now, today I went shopping with my favorite little Taterbug and we looked at fun decorations.

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Look at that big honkin’ acorn {I didn’t buy it}

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How about the hootie owl… cute

All these Christmas goodies made me want to come home and make a Christmas craft…

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Here is what I came up with, the coloring is off in the picture, but the base is white, sanded, red Merry Christmas, and tea stained.

Sew Awesome…

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Look at the detail….

This my friends is my Goodwill treasure…. Thank you Dad, Mom, and Roxanne!  I saw this a few weeks ago, but it was $45.00 and to me that was too high for Goodwill {although I know in an antique store it would have been way more}… So yesterday my hubby and I went in and I was looking at books, he wandered off and came over to me and said, “I found something I think you would like, it’s an old sewing machine”… I informed him I had seen a week ago but the price was too high for me, he went back over and said, “It’s $25.00″…. WHAT, wait… I went over and sure enough the $45.00 was crossed out and it was marked down to $25.00, but wait I never leave home without my $5.00 off coupon….. So this beauty cost me 20 BUCKS!!

NOW…. for my next 20 dollar purchase….

From Marshall’s

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A GIANT acorn…. I know some of you will think I am crazy, but it was marked down from $55.00… Here is an idea at the HUGENESS of my acorn…

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That is my Pepsi can from lunch…. ;)

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