Monday, November 29, 2010

It's That Time Of Year Again!

Hi everyone, it's that time of year again....time to get out those decorations and deck the halls! Or at least that's what I'll be doing this week. I know lots of you have already decorated so you have that job out of the way, and I say congrats to you! I'm hoping to get out my favorite holiday movies, Christmas cd's, and get busy! I had hubs to make me a fireplace some time back and need to finish painting it. Can't wait to get it in place and decorated! I think a fireplace (even my fake one) brings an extra warmth during the holidays and always loved the real ones as a child. To sit and watch the logs burning and snow blowing outside....awwww, what a fond memory! I hope everyone is geared up this holiday season and having loads of fun decorating and shopping! If you're not really in the Christmas spirit yet then play your favorite music, melt those favorite holiday tarts or candles, get a nice cup of hot chocolate and get creative with those decorations. It's all your choice of what and how you want to display things, so do what makes YOU happy and what YOU think looks good! One thing I've learned decorating over the years is that when I make myself happy then everyone else is too, and they always seem to love what I've done.

Also I know some of you still have crafting shows to attend and just want to add that I hope you have loads of fun and have a great show. Hope the weather holds out for you all too!

Till next time have fun crafting!
Hugs to all, Libby

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Some Favorite Things....

Wanted to share with you all some of my favorite things. For starters I LOVE the vintage pics and here is one of my favorites for Thanksgiving, plain and simple as it may be...

Some came from cards, old labels, and advertisements but regardless the source, they all are beautiful graphics of days gone by.

Next is a stove board display of some of my most treasured items. I call it my "stove board of thankfulness" as it's not a certain theme but a mixed display of some wonderful gifts from special friends. I want you all to know I cherish each and every item displayed and thank you for touching my heart!

As we all think about our many blessings this holiday please also remember those serving our country that won't be home to fill their chair this year. I send my gratitude, love, and prayers to you all.

May each and everyone have a very blessed, safe, and HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
Hugs to all, Libby

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving Prayer 
Heavenly Father, on Thanksgiving Day
We bow our hearts to You and pray.
We give You thanks for all You've done
Especially for the gift of Jesus, Your Son.
For beauty in nature, Your glory we see
For joy and health, friends and family,
For daily provision, Your mercy and care
These are the blessings You graciously share.
So today we offer this response of praise
With a promise to follow You all of our days.

by--Mary Fairchild

Wishing each and everyone of my followers, family, and friends a very blessed, safe, and Happy Thanksgiving holiday!

Hugs to all Libby

Saturday, November 6, 2010

2 New Blogs!

I wanted to share with you all, 2 new blogs as I know we all love crafting and prim decor!

First I'd like to mention Linda's new blog, only a few days old at this time.... "Pine Ridge Handwovens." (  Linda is a weaver/spinner and has recently transformed a house into her new studio! Congrats on that Linda as that's a dream most of us still desire! What will Linda be creating? She will be taking us in her new studio and sharing sneak peeks so you don't want to miss that! Go on over and follow Linda's new blog to keep watch, I'm sure we're all in for some wonderful surprises!

And secondly I'd like to mention Betty's new blog, "Through My Back Door." ( Betty loves prim decorating and antique hunting, and it definitely shows in her beautiful prim home! Betty is having a lot of fun right now with various topics/pics on her blog. You just have to view her wonderful displays as she tours through her home. Go follow and join in her fun as she's also gearing up for a giveaway!

Ladies you won't want to miss either of these new blogs so go follow and support them on their new venture! And Linda, Betty, I'd like to say congrats on your new blogs and thanks for inviting us in your studio and home! I can't wait to see more!
Hugs to all, Libby

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Did Someone Mention Snow???

Wow! Where has this year went? I see on the weather forecast that we have some snow expected today and over the weekend! BRRRRRRRRRRRR!!! I feel sorry for the ones that have already had some and I miss warm weather, lol!  Having health problems and surgery this year has made it seem as if the year has flown by....or does everyone else think so too? Anyway, I missed out on so much and have got so far behind on everything, I'll never catch up, lol. And speaking of being behind on things, I closed my other blog as I just don't have the time.  Keeping the grand babies will have me super busy so I'll be making lots of changes for them and myself. One of those changes will be to my blog here....I'll be revising the whole thing to make things easier to find and navigate through. I plan on getting more organized with the tutorials, adding some of my graphics, and prim recipes. (I've come to realize this place is a mess and needs to be organized too, LMBO!) So some blog cleaning is definitely on the agenda. And as always, this blog will be mainly aimed for newbie prim crafters but hope it will be of use for all levels. Please bare with me as I update and make changes here. Till next time....Have Fun Crafting!
Hugs to all, Libby