Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Were has the Year gone?

are you asking yourself the same question?
It sure went by fast!
Looking back, I have to say it's been a good one.
No major disasters, just a few bumps in the road,
like the Easter Bunny bringing us
a new furnace instead of chocolate eggs
and our riding mower giving out around the same time.
And me not always sticking to my new years resolutions,
like writing a blog post every 2 weeks,
sorry everyone, I had good intentions!!!
Well, what you gona do, life went on
and we worked through all our ups and downs
and made it to the end of the year just fine.

It's always been a good year when we could find
some time in our busy schedule to do
some traveling.
Nothing big this past year,
a trip to Kentucky Lake and 
a trip home to Louisiana for some well deserved R&R.
Visiting family and friends, eating the best seafood in the world,
fishing and did I mention some very good eating.

A plantation visit is a must when visiting Louisiana.
 Beautiful San Francisco Plantation in 
St. John the Baptist Parish.
 A little side trip down to Grand Isle.
 A magnificent place for bird watching...
 ... and fishing.
 And no visit home is complete without a stop
in New Orleans.
 I absolutely love this city.
So rich in history, color, flair,
it just takes your breath away and 
you fall in love.

And if you in the city I highly recommend a... 
 ... Jazz Cruise on the Natchez.
We did the daytime lunch cruise.
The food was fantastic, the Jazz was great
 and the sights breathtaking.
My Beautiful Crescent.

Yes, looking back it was a great year and 
I can't wait to go back to Louisiana very soon.
And I think that is the only new years resolution I'm going to make
because it is the only one I'm going to keep!!!
With this I'm closing this last blog post of 2014,
wishing you and yours 
a safe and prosperous 
New Year!
See you all in the new year!


Sunday, December 21, 2014

The Joys of the Season!

Hello everyone
Happy first Day of Winter!
Yes, I know,
for some of us it felt like winter for quiet a while.
But on the up side, now it is official,
just hoping it will be a better one then last year.
Not sure I can make it through another "Arctic vortex".
No fun driving to work on icy roads,
that is if your car even wants to start 
because of subzero temperatures:(

The first day of winter also means you only have
"3 Shopping Days Left" to Christmas!
Crunch time!
So glad I took a few days off to finish up 
my shopping, cleaning, baking, wrapping and
maybe, just maybe get some R&R in.

My Christmas Cards were mailed a while back
and all arrived at their destinations.
So with no further delay,
proudly presenting our 
"Joy of the Season"
Christmas card. 
I decided to keep it simple this year.
Just a little splash of color. 
 Stamp is "Joy Collage" from Hampton Art.
 One of my handmade crocheted flowers.
Pine branch is a die cut. 
 I hope this card brought as much joy 
to the recipients as for me making them.

Our smallest friends received...
 ... a Gingerbread House treat bag 
filled with lots of Christmas goodies this year.
Gingerbread House die is from Sizzix.
I have to admit I love getting Cards
as much as I love making them
and it does not matter they are handmade or store bought,
receiving a card means something special to me.
For years I kept the tradition of displaying them in our 
hallway, carefully hung with clothespins, 
for everyone to admire.

Thank you so much for taking time
and stopping in!
I would like to wish you and your families
all the Joys of the Season
a very Merry Christmas!