Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Hershey Hugs wrapper Valentine!

This ones a little messy, but you get the idea! Just a spur of the moment idea by a cheap-assed grandma! Hahahahaha!

Snowflake#4 done!

Now for the fun part! Adding Frozen characters!!!

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Snowflake #3 finished!

Slowly, but surely I will get them all done!
It's a lot of fun, when time permits!

Friday, January 24, 2014

Collected Sansevieria

I like Sansevieria in mass groupings, and I had a bunch of stragglers around my side and back yards, so I collected them to put into my front garden all together. I hope they will fill in nicely over time. I'm sick of annuals!!! ;)

Monday, January 20, 2014

Quiet night....

A day of antiquing (thought of you, Claude).....-a day of relaxing. No laundry. Bike riding at sunset. Pretty much a perfect day! Now for a little embroidery....
I was loving this sweet marble topped hand painted chest. But 385 dollars....steep, but I'm sure, well worth it. I could not fit it into my house! It was pretty much love at first sight!
Have a great week everyone! Pray for my husband and DIL who have colds! I'm staying up on the Vitamin Water and Emergen-C!!!

Friday, January 17, 2014

Snowflake #2 out of 6 embroidered!

It is a slow process, but continuing the Dimensions snowflake pillowcase I am embroidering for my 5 year old granddaughter, princess Emily.....a labor of love, for sure!!!!!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Elsa dancing in snow, and a fun way to entertain a 5 year old for hours!!!

Emily got a dress at Walmart to dress up as Elsa from Frozen! She's in heaven! We cut paper snowflakes and she made snow from toilet paper.....while grandma Julie wasn't looking, mind you! Oh well. She has danced in this mess all day! And to think she stayed home sick today! Hmmmmm.......
One of her new found loves is cracking open and eating pistachios. We decided to color the shells with markers to use in an art craft.
Soon, we decided to try dying bigger batches. Used food coloring in water with a splash of vinegar. The neon blue came out the prettiest (a nice sort of teal). 
The whole time we worked on it, the 5 year old sugar girl kept on saying, "this is the most awesome art craft, isn't it Grandma"?????? Lol. So cute. This activity kept her entertained a couple of hours! WOWZERS!
Any good ideas on what we could do with these babies? We left some natural color too! I was thinking of hot gluing a wreath or a sign saying "Happy Birthday", maybe?????

Monday, January 13, 2014

Snowflake #1 out of 6 embroidered

Here is the Dimensions pillowcase embroidery I am currently working on. There are 2 pillowcases, and I am happy that my dear DIL has agreed to embroider the other one! They are being done because my grandkids LOVE the movie Frozen. We are planning to finish the snowflakes patterns (stamped), and then add embroideries of the movies' characters! Thank God she is going to help! Yeah!

Friday, January 10, 2014

Zentangle with Emily

You know it's a sunny day when Julie and Emmie (5 year old granddaughter) are making ORANGE zen tangles!!!!!

Friday, January 3, 2014

Succulents, knitting, the kids having life in a nutshell

Good Friday morning! We woke up to 54 degrees here, and man, does it ever feel fresh and wonderful! I went out to water in my Capri pants and thin cotton summer shirt because it was in the 80's yesterday, and got a pleasant surprise! It was chilly! I felt myself dreaming of sitting by a fire drinking a mug of warm soup! Lol.

Well, my little succulent garden out back in the cinderblocks is doing great! They all look so happy and are really thriving and growing in! That worked out well. If you are thinking of trying this, I just want to tell you that I lose NO soil out the bottom of the blocks! I couldn't think of any way to hold the soil in but it seriously has not been an issue. Yeah!
I can see expansion of this little garden in the future! It is perfect for succulents in south Florida, as ours are tiny as compared to specimens on the west coast! (Jealous)!!!! My beautiful kalanchoes is starting it's yearly climb upward to make its bell shaped blooms! Always exciting to watch!
Here is how far I've gotten on my knitting of the rectangle for Warm Up America. So far, no mistakes, thank God! At least not that I know of! It is a sort of hideous green, especially against my yellow pants, but I am thinking of toning it down with a floral cross stitch pattern and the word LOVE in the middle  before I turn it in! I think that way it could be incorporated into a bolder aphgan.
Emmie got a new momma striped kitty cat for her baby and is in hog heaven!
Donovan got a new guitar and is taking online lessons just for kids and is learning quickly and LOVES it! Grandma Julie is so proud of him! He plays the bass at school and the year prior, the violin. He seems to have an affinity for the strings!
Here are the 2 wild kids at the park. They both love the "spinny-thingy" that Donovan is sitting on!  They both got new scooters for Christmas too, and their exercise levels have increased 500%! Yeah! Evil grandmas plan is working!!!!! Lol.
Emmie loves Elsa, one of the sisters in the new movie, Frozen. My daughter gave Emmie cat eyes and purple eye shadow just like Elsa's. Big stuff, I tell ya!
The lipstick was applied by she, herself! Whoo-hoo!!!!
I am doing a gratitude journal with prompts for each day of the year, which you can find at 
She also has an app to record your gratitude lists and photos, for your IPAD and IPHONE. Not sure about other phones, but check it out! 

TGIF! Have a great weekend everyone!!!!