Thursday, December 30, 2010

The best gifts from God!!

Kaitlin got her car stuck in our ditch! The boys came to her rescue!(with alittle help from Sim!) 

Ok, so I put myself on sick leave from the 17th to the 3rd of January. Telling myself not to do anything! Just rest! But the holidays came and it was so great! I get tired easy, but I loved being with our families! We are a blended family so lot's of gatherings and eating! This year I got the best presents, I love the way family knows what you love! (besides them!) I got to see my son Danny for Christmas Eve. Great present! I got a new printer, so now I can learn and get my Etsy going and kick out some creations. Sim got me lot's of organizing tubs, shelves, etc. I've been working on using them! My new years resolution! Kaitlin got me new cookie sheets, cuz when she went to use mine for her Pumpkin rolls she makes, she found out I've been using them to coffee dye my tags! Opps!! My step-son Ryan, Christine, and Caylee got me a New York and Company gift card! OMG my favorite place to shop! I wear their clothes all the time! But I decided after yesterday going to this big mall called Great Lake Crossings with Sim and Kaitlin, I'll be going by myself for that one! They shop really fast and they're done! Me I have to look at everything!! So here are some random pics of my best gifts!!!

This is my oldest daughter Brooke on Christmas Eve!! and below is Danny and Kaitlin!!


The day after Christmas we celebrated with Sim's family! It was Caylee's first Christmas! We were so excited!! Lot's of love and fun!!!
This is Caylee-Bugg eating the DVD we got her!

Christine is Ryan's fiance' and Caylee-Buggs mommy! We love her alot!!

My step-son Nick and his new girlfriend Tara!!

Papa Sim and Caylee-Bugg!

This is Ryan, you can't see much of his face, but he's showing "Twas the Night Before Christmas" to Caylee-Bugg. Great Grandma, Sim and I read it to her and it's the one from Hallmark that records it!
 Well, "Happy New Year" to my blog friends and family! I am so excited to see what 2011 will bring to us here on the land of blog!! I know lot's of fun, swaps, and friendships! Thanks to everyone who has been holding me up in prayer! God is awesome!! Love ya, XO Fran.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

It's Christmas time!!!

This is my morning coffee break friend! This squirrel is so darn cute! It will look right at me, when I talk to it. I don't think that makes me crazy, does it? But if you ask my family they would probably say I am! LOL We are having a winter storm right now here in Michigan. All of our schools in our county are already closed for tomorrow!! It's the first big real snow of the season for us! But that means we'll be having a White Christmas! Yay!!

I haven't blogged in a super long time, but I thought I'd show why! I've been doing Santa Workshops and Craft shows and working like a little elf!! Here are a few pics from my last craft show of the season, I did yesterday. It was my best one I did as far as selling! I had a few people come back from last year hoping I was there!
This is a cute little gift bagg I made up with bubble bath, etc. the bagg it's self is so adorable!

These candies were a hit! Most people got them for stocking stuffers, and some got them for themselves to eat!  They are very good. I sold quite a few of my little shoe pin cushions! 

These are little baggs I made up for people to give their dogs. I sold out of these. I made a few cat goodies too. A couple of ladies were buying them for their grand-dogs!! Too cute!!

This is the end with my gift baskets. Can you see the berry baskets I put teapots, teas and candy in? I just love how they turned out! You can't see it, but I have them on Sim's old sled, he had as a kid. I like the way it gives height to the table.

I realize that people like the unique little things I make, like my gift tags, and little gift baggs too. They also like my display pieces! I usually just go out in my yard or potting shed and get something to use. These two are my favorites. The one in the back is an old berry picking crate. I got it at an estate sale. The one with the greenery and ornies, I found in the trash. It is part of an old desk drawer. 

Now the rush is on for Christmas. I really have to kick it out and have pretty much everything done by this Thursday. I have been having problems with my bladder and alot of pain. So, I will be having surgery on Friday again. I am praying I will be feeling good by Christmas Eve. I'll be spending that with my son Danny, and the rest of my family and cuzins! I've done that ever since the year I was born! We have alot of fun, and food!! We stay home for Christmas day. But the day after Christmas we will be spending it with our little cutie pie Caylee Roxanne!
It is her first Christmas and I can't wait!!
I hope everyone has a great Christmas. It probably won't be til after the holiday that I blog again. I have missed you guys, but have been checking in.
Love ya, Fran. XOXO