Thursday, December 31, 2009

Floridians on Ice!

This past Tuesday, we went ice skating! It comes every year, and during the summer as well. Obviously it's inside! I think Blake was a little nervous before we got there, and I kind of was as well. I've only ever roller skated, and not with roller blades. A couple of times around the wall and they were off!

I hope you have a Happy New Year!!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Yay! Etsy!

I am so excited! I was just featured in an Etsy Treasury! Not first page, but I dont care, I'm still excited!

Check it out here!

ps - I hope you had a great Christmas!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Christmas Crafts

I really havent been doing to much craft or project-wise lately. But when I saw the Eddie Ross wreath that's floating around, I knew I wanted to make it! I got my ornaments the other week at Target when they were buy 2, get 1 free. I wanted the blue & silver packages, but they were gone, so I went with the bright mult-colors. I'm not really a red & green girl.

But, in true Wendy fashion, it's not finished. It's been in this state for about 2 weeks. As you can see, I've got some spots to fill in. I think I'm just going to hot glue some in place. I'm not really interested in redoing the whole thing!
And the top isnt done. I havent decided if I should do the ribbon like he did? Or just try & hide that hook? What do you think? AND - if I do the ribbon - what color?!

These were started last year. They sat around in my craft area all year long, but I finally decided to have the kids finish them. They are foam balls, covered in toothpicks. I then spray painted them white. The kids went in with a paint brush and added the color of their choice. Then, while the paint was wet, I added glitter. I couldnt really get a shot of them sparkling, but trust me, they do!

They ended up pretty big, so instead of hanging them, we just stuck them in the tree!

I had plans of making Layla a hair clip holder, but I'm not sure it's going to happen. I found some awesome deals on clips at Claire's, they had been having a bunch of stuff on clearance, and when you bought 10 (they also did 12!) they were $1.00 each. She loves her hair clips, so we stocked up.
But besides that, I am ALMOST done shopping. All I have left is one gift card, and I'm getting that today. Now if I could just get the kids to sleep early so I can finish wrapping!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Under Our Tree....

Yep, thats spray paint!

Ornament Swap Revealed!

I havent heard back from my swap partner, so I'm going to assume she got these already, and go ahead and share. I couldnt decide on one ornament, so I sent two! I really hope she liked them!

Sorry for my lack of posting - things have been busy. Soccer is over, dance is taking a winter break, and Christmas is almost here! Are you ready? I'm ALMOST done, and about halfway done wrapping. Ive still got a ton of baking to do. I have some things Ive wanted to share on here, but it gets dark so soon, it's hard to get decent pics while there is still light out! Im going to try & post again by this weekend though. Have a good one!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Ornament Swap Received!

I've been meaning to post about this, but somehow I never got around to it. I received my ornament from my swap partner! Its very cute, thank you!!

Speaking of ornaments, I made more of these soccer gingerbread cookie ornaments for this years soccer team. We had our last game last week and we supposed to have an ice cream party at this little shop down the road this Saturday. You sit outside here, no cover really, only little umbrellas, and of course, it was cold & rainy! I gave these to the coach to pass out, hopefully everyone gets theirs.

Nothing else really too exciting to post about. I havent been working on any projects really, although I do have my ornaments hot glued and my wire hanger bent, ready to work on that Eddie Ross wreath that's been floating around the blog world. Have a good week!

Sunday, November 29, 2009


Four day weekends are great, especially holiday ones. This one has been no exception. We enjoyed a relaxing Thanksgiving, filling our bellies with fried turkey & all the fixins. That night we went through the ads and made our lists, getting ready for Black Friday.

We headed out around 11:30 that night. I tried to rest but I dont think I ever actually feel asleep. Toys R Us was our first stop. Holy cow, we'll never do that again! I think it took about an hour to get INSIDE the store... the line went several businesses past Toys R Us. Once we finally got inside, it was madness. They had the lines woven throughout the store so you could hardly shop. We got in line and shopped as we wove. They were out of the 2 for $10 diapers, I only found 1 of the 3 Muskateer Barbies I wanted... I did get some really good deal on some clothes (50% off clearance prices), but not enough to make it worth the hours we stood in line. We finally got out of there around 4 am. From there we hit the mall and Target. Maybe it's just me, but I think Target's sale wasnt so great this year. The only thing I really wanted, they were out of, and that was the Up DVD. I think I finally got home around 10. I somehow managed to stay awake and get the tree up and decorated!

Now I'm not ready for the weekend to end! So how about you, did you brave the crowds? Get any good deals?

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Ornament Swap Sneak Peek

I thought I would share a little sneak peek for my swap partner, Pat. She doesnt have a blog yet, or I would share her link. I really hope you like them!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

First Pecans...

Now tangerines!

Up next is oranges, then grapefruit!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

I Won!

A little while back, I entered a giveaway on This Southern Girl's Life. If you havent checked Joanna's blog out, you should! The giveaway was sponsored by Madison Reece Designs. It was for my choice of pendant, and as soon as I saw them, I knew which one I wanted. But before I show you, look how they come!

I thought this would be a perfect Christmas gift for Layla!

I hope she likes it!

I know I havent been blogging much, it seems like we've been so busy lately. Between soccer and dance, and it getting dark right after I get home, it seems like there's no time! And it's so hard to take semi-decent pictures, hence the above ones taken in my bathroom. Anyway, have a good week. Oh, and thanks again to Joanna & Madison Reece Designs!

Sunday, November 8, 2009


After two years of complaining about the squirrels eating ALL of our pecans, we've hit the motherload. We are out there almost every day picking up the ones that fell that day. And let me tell you, we have a ton! We've given away I think two 1 gallon bags so far...

And we still have all this! AND they are still dropping. So... what can I do with all of these?! Any good recipes?

Monday, November 2, 2009


Another Halloween come & gone. I cannot believe it's November already! That and Morgan is 8 months old today! Its crazy, where does the time go? Anyway... I though I'd share some photos from our Halloween. Here are the kids pumpkins. This is Blake's. He had that orange & white pumpkin. It was so weird, it was an off-white color inside and it smelled exactly like a cucumber.

And Layla's.... It's a cat, but because her pumpkin was kind of short & fat, I couldnt do the whole body.

Every year they take pictures infront of this Monsters, Inc. sign.

It's kind of hard to get good pics of all 3 of them at once!


My mafia man... (I asked for mean/mad faces!)

And the cutest little bunny ever!

Trying this again...

And finally Blake and his cousin, Trey.

It was SO hot on Halloween. Poor Morgie was soaking wet with sweat. I had to take her bunny ears off but she was still sweaty. Hopefully this heat will go away soon, I'm ready for Fall!

We took down all the Halloween decorations tonight. It feels good to have the house back, if only for a few more weeks! The Christmas decorations will come out on Black Friday. Who else is shopping this year?


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