Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Christmas Tassels, Project 52-34

I spent an afternoon working on a project that I have had in mind for awhile.  I think tassels are such a creative addition to home decor and wanted to make some Christmas tassels.  I used this helpful tutorial at kmckaydesigns.com.

I had picked up 3 ornaments on sale last year, and various fringe and ribbon to use for this project.

First, I used E600 glue to attach some candle cups to the ornaments.

I added fringe to the inside of the candle cups using my hot glue gun.  I even made my own fringe from some yarn for the snowman tassel.

Then I added ribbon cut into various lengths and loops until I got the desired effect.

It was fun trying to get just the right look.

By the time I got to the last ornament, I finally had
the process down & this one was my favorite one. 
I think the black & white ribbon just made it so cute.  Think I am
going to make some for Christmas gifts (shhhhhh, don't tell)!! 

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Project 52-33, Pumpkins

See these legs...

Unfortunately they were amputated from the pumpkin witch that Brie made.  I helped her come up with the idea to make a Pumpkin witch and provided the supplies and the supervision, so she could enter the pumpkin contest.  We didn't quite spend enough time figuring out how to keep the witch's legs on her round body.  When Brie & Brodie & their mom tried to deliver their pumpkins to the library, it wasn't long before they received a phone call to tell them that Brie's pumpkin had fallen apart.  We went and picked her up and did some surgery, took her back, but she just didn't like her legs.  She jumped off the table while we were checking out new books and fell apart again.  We then decided there was nothing we could do except to have a leg-less witch (and Brie was okay with that)!  By this point, we were just ready to be finished with this pumpkin project :)

Luckily, Brodie's Franken-Pumpkin was very cooperative and was fun for him to make.

Brie won honorable mention in her age group (Brodie won in our hearts)!!  And since we made special memories, it was definitely a win-win project!!

Sorry for the photo quality, these were taken with my phone.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Parade, Project 52-32

The 4th of July was spent in Lincoln watching a great parade in Capitan.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Races, Project 52-31

One of the highlights of our vacation was going to the horse races.  I am not sure who enjoyed them more, the kids or the adults.  It was such a fun day, and we look forward to going back sometime.


Friday, September 21, 2012

Nature, Project 52-30

Ruidoso was full of beautiful sights.  Here are a couple of the visitors that we saw from the deck of our condo. 
The deer came by to eat some of the bread crumbs we threw out.

A lovely bird that seemed to be posing for us.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Dad & His Favorite Daughter, Project 52-29

This is our girl:

~the apple of our eye~
~the wife of our favorite son-in-law~
~the mother of two of our precious grandbabies~
~the wonderful sister to her brother & sister-in-law~
~the loving aunt who adores her nephews~
~one of the best blessings of our lives~

Sunday, September 16, 2012

White Sands, Part 2, Project 52-28

The beauty surrounded us...

This boy is such a character :)  He definitely makes life interesting!

It's a blessed life!

Friday, September 14, 2012

White Sands - Project 52-27

We went to White Sands and had a picnic lunch.  It was beautiful and looked like snow.  The kids had a great time sledding down the dunes

She loved the warm sand!

Enjoying the dunes!

Even the big kids got in on the fun :)

Love this man!

Woo Hoo!!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Vacation 2012, Project 52-26

We finally made it to Ruidoso, something we have talked about doing for years.  We were so glad to have our good friend, KK, go with us as well as our daughter and her family.  We were so looking forward to getting a break from the Texas heat and were not disappointed with the cooler temperatures and the rain.

They love Nana KK!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Swimming, Project 52-25

The Dublin grandsons came and stayed for a few days. and we all went swimming at K-K's.  Our grandkids enjoyed swimming with her grandkids.  Everyone had a blast, and we made some wonderful memories with a good friend who is like a sister to me! 

This guy is such a little water dog!

The kids loved riding the bucking alligator!

Shooting water at everybody :)

Our little mermaid :)

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Rangers, Project 52-24

Poppa enjoying the Ranger game in spite of the heat in June.

They didn't win, but it was fun being with the SBC youth kids
and the other chaperones. 

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Grandsons, Project 52-23

We always have a great time when we get to hang out with our grandkids.  Our Dublin grandsons always are good sports to let us take their pictures to document our special moments :)  They are growing up way too fast!!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Playtime, Project 52-22

Our oldest grandson decided to show us what he would look like as "Grandpa Dane"!  It was so cute and quite comical...

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Project 52-???

Well my Project 52 kind of fell by the wayside.  The lady that was hosting the weekly posts handed it off to another man who doesn't send out weekly reminders about the themes and deadlines.  And I kind of needed those reminders to keep me in line :)  But life is still happening and I still want to document it, so I have some catching up to do.

My daughter-in-law and I decided to try our hand at Geocaching.  Our first attempt was not too successful, and I think we both thought what a waste.  Our second attempt was an easy find, and
then we were hooked.  We even got the grandsons involved and they had a blast!  I just need to get the App, so Poppa and I can try our hand at some "treasure hunting" !!

Our first & second finds.

One of our finds was near a cemetery.

Logging our names.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Favorites - Project 52-21

Love these little guys & princess beyond what words can express!!!

The baseball player.

The frog catcher.

The outdoor lover (even though he is inside).

The sweet princess.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Mothers, Project 52-20

This is Granny (Poppa's momma) after Brie's dance recital.  She is a sweet mom, mother-in-law, and granny.  We really love her alot!!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Still Life, Project 52-19

The butterflies came through town, and some of them landed on my porch.  Such beautiful creatures...

Fiesta or Siesta, Project 52-18

Well didn't have time to get this week linked, but no excuses.  Sunday, Danita & her family came over to eat lunch after church.  Afterwards they laid down for a siesta and here is the sleeping princess :) 

These aren't the greatest photos, so I edited them with my new photo editing fave (BeFunky.com).  I like some of the cool effects they have such as what I used for the second photo.  

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Green, Project 52-17

This week's theme was a challenge, but this should work.  We had our first Relay for Life here in our little community this last week.  And this photo is a beautiful sight--the green trees, the green grass, and most of all the beautiful people who are cancer survivors and their caregivers.  These people are truly heros to me for all they have bravely faced and endured.  May God bless each and everyone of them.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Things that Grow - Project 52-16

The roses are in full bloom at my office where I work.  Mr. Bob (my boss) has always had the most beautiful rose garden.  I love to look out my office windows and admire these beautiful flowers since roses have always been my favorite.