Joy . . . Love . . . Peace . . . Believe . . . Christmas
Sunday, November 30, 2014
Saturday, November 29, 2014
I think everyone had a great time . . . and everyone took home some fun ornaments. I think we may be doing this again next week.
I LOVE MY FAMILY!
Starting a new holiday tradition . . . making ornaments with all the kids.
Ornaments, paint, glue, jewels, button, googly eyes, markers, glitter of course . . . and whatever else I can pull out of my craft room. It should be a fun night!
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
I have been thinking about starting these journals for quite some time. I just kept putting it off, but finally got a start on them. I am writing in a journal for all my kids and grandkids . . and Richard. Eventually I will get around to personalizing the covers . . . but for right now I am just writing. Just filling them with memories . . . thoughts . . . photos . . . and whatever else comes to my mind. It has been fun so far, I have decided not to really have any kind of plan with them other than just writing what comes to mind . . . and what I want to share with them. This would probably be much easier and faster if I did it on the computer, but I want them to be handwritten.
Saturday, November 22, 2014
I was given a bunch of old books recently. It was a good day to pull them out, cut them apart, and have some fun. I am going to fold some more tonight and I want to make the trees different sizes and maybe add some glitter to them. There is something about folding paper that I enjoy . . . and I love how these look displayed with other items. I have some leftover pages I am going to use for paper cranes and maybe some envelopes and ornaments.
Friday, November 21, 2014
Life has been busy and maybe even a little complicated lately . . . only in the sense that other things have taken me away from doing the things that I like to do and at times I get pulled in directions that I really don't like going. That seems to get me a little out of balance . . . but I guess life can do that. So this week . . . I have made the effort to get back to "being Clare". That is always a good thing. Even better . . . Thanksgiving Break . . . a whole week off from work!
Let the fun begin!
Saturday, November 8, 2014
A new little Shabby Charlotte doll . . . to celebrate Autumn!
Olive is a special little doll with an amazing spirit. She likes to stay busy and finds joy in everything she does. She loves to be outside . . . she likes a good cup of coffee, homemade cookies and jumping into a big pile of autumn leaves.
She loves to walk and she picks up little bits of nature wherever she goes, such as acorns, seeds, and dried flowers . . . they remind her that beauty is all around us, to find joy in the simple things, and to take a lesson from nature - it does not hurry, yet everything gets accomplished.