Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!

I can't believe it is New Year's already!! This has been a slower week for me although my love has been working a lot.
I made alot of things for Christmas gifts but couldn't post them. Here are a few of them..

Covered button earrings. My favorite pair I didn't get a picture of. They were plaid!

I packaged them in cute little bags with tags I cut out from a bag I had.

Necklaces made from old spoons that I bought at an auction.

I also made a dress for Mighty, a cute apron for SIL, a skirt for another niece, a batman backpack, and something else I can't remember. I forgot to take pictures of them because I was wrapping as soon as I got them done!!

I wish everyone a very Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas Time is Here!!!

I want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!! What a wonderful time of year this is. So much excitement and beauty and yummy goodies!
This is what I'm eating today!
The Pioneer Woman's Cinnamon Rolls!! Delish!

I was reding my Bible this Christmas Eve morning and came across this verse that reminded me of what we should be doing at Christmas and through out the entire year...

My little children,let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth. 
1 John 3:18

Merry Christmas
Sarah Beth

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Flannel Wreath

I have been home this week wrapping presents, making gifts, and just really enjoying being home. I am so thankful that I don't have to work full time. I am hoping to be done with all the Christmas shopping this week. Only a few more things to buy. I love buying for people.I wish I could do more, even though that's not what Christmas is about it is still fun to do!

Here is a wreath I made from an old flannel shirt. I wanted something with red and green and this worked out perfect. Its super easy! Hope you like it!

Cut the shirt into strips. Two inch strips worked best. I used both sleeves and a little from the back.

I had this straw wreath form a bought at a garage sell for a $1.

Then you just start wrapping the wreath with the strips and hot glue in place.

overlap your strips a little each time.

And just keep wrapping..

...until its all done!

I used a strip to loop around the top to hang it from.

And made a bow and hot glued it on as well.

Then hung it from the windows above the couch!

Quick and easy!
I hope to start baking some yummies today! Merry Christmas Time!

p.s. Its been 6 days without catching mice!!! I think I might put my kitchen back in order!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Christmas Banquet

Happy Saturday everyone. I hope I find you cozy warm with a warm drink!

Anyways, this week I attented a ladies Christmas banquet with my mom and sister, my aunt and her two daughters. We've been doing it for 7 or so years now. It is held at my mom's church. They have a ton of tables decorated all differently. This year my sister decorated our table. She has been doing it the last several years. I think this year was one of my favorites!

Each place setting had a little bucket full of candy and a note pad.

Again sideways pictures!!! I can rotate them in the the Picture library file but then they go back!!
So sorry! 

She had three pieces of wood down the center with candles sitting on them.
Greenery, pinecones, very cozy and rustic.

Fun times were had by all!

They other day I watched two of my nephews for my sister while she did some shopping.
So I had them pose for some pictures...that was like pulling teeth!

They are so fun!!

Then my other nephew had his first Christmas program performance! Adorable!

Merry Christmas Friends!!

Friday, December 9, 2011

More Christmas

We have been full of Christmas fun around here! Last weekend we got our tree and attended the annual Horse Carriage Parade...

Actual reindeer at the tree farm... quick story about our first Christmas tree experience...We both grew up with live trees. I love Frasier Fur trees but they don't grow in Ohio so they are pre-cut trees. My love is a take a saw to woods kinda guy who cuts his own tree down. Our first Christmas we went to the tree farm and two hours later, some tears and frustration, we still didn't have a tree!! He wanted to cut one, I wanted a Frasier fur. In the end we each have our own tree. It works out great! Compromise is amazing!

Christmas Elves waiting for the parade to start.
A self portrait... kinda weird...

Big horses
Tiny horses

This is the largest Carriage parade in the country. There were over 120 carriages. I'm sure your glad I didn't take pictures of all 120!

And whats a Christmas parade without Santa and Mrs. Clause!!!

Next up on the Christmas posts, Christmas Banquet with my mom and sissy!!
Have a great day!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Christmas Time

Hello Friends!! I feel like I have been neglecting you all. So very sorry about that!

First things first, the mouse count is up to 14!! And I am embarrassed to say 1 mole...I know who catches moles in there kitchen cabinets. Only this old farm house. I love it in spite of itsself. So needless to say the contents of the kitchen cabinets are still strewn about.

On to more festive things, Christmas is here folks I can't believe it! All the fun festivities have begun! I love this time of year so much. I love to decorate my home. It makes it seem so cozy. I'm so thankful for my home! The Lord is so good! I have to remind myself of that when I find mice...  

So last weekend was the kickoff of the Christmas Season and we started it out on Friday evening going to a nearby little village with a ton of antique stores. All the shops were open late and the streets were lined with candles. All the houses were decorated with lights and trees and garlands! And we had dinner in a darling restaurant! It was a fun date with my Love.

So here are some pictures for you to enjoy!
My friends shop. Darling.

Ok, I really wanted you to see this picture but I don't know why its turned wrong!! Ugg! If anyone can tell me how to rotate it I would appreciate it!
Anyways this is the foyer of the restaurant. It is an 1800's house converted into an Inn and Restaurant and very yummy!

Best Pizza place around! And they are the only one that will deliver to our house!

Next up, the tree farm, carriage parade, and Christmas banquet!!

Merry Christmas Everyone!!!