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Mysteries, polka dots, California Rolls, TJ Maxx, cozy blankets, rainy days and getting the first spoonful of peanut butter out of the jar make me smile. Spiders, rude people, cold fingers and toes, baby leashes, people that don't wrap their packages before going to the Post Office, poison ivy and Math (pretty much all of it) make me want to scream. My perfect day would be spent with my wonderful husband and sweet girls- watching movies in our jammies! Of course, having the movie theater to ourselves would be great, too. Please pass the popcorn and M&M's.:) I am saved by the grace of God. He is my constant companion and hears my every prayer. What a blessing! I'd love to hear from you! Lori at toosillysisters@cox.net

Sunday, September 6, 2009

A Bit of This and That

I've been having fun making these...

for swaps!:) (This swap is going to Katie's partner in Denise's Halloween Kiddie Swap!)

I am in no way a spider lover, but this guy looks like he is ready for Halloween!:)

Stella is all ready for her trip to visit my friend Kimberly in California, but on her last day with us we had a few more adventures!
The girls shared the yummiest desert with Stella! Yep, that's chocolate and peanut butter (and ice cream and whipped topping...).

Stella came to watch Katie at gymnastics...

Stella also met some 1 day old baby ducks! They were just her size.:)




We even took Stella to a garage sale! Lindsay told me that they do not have garage sales in England so we thought we should show Stella so she could tell Lindsay and Jessica all about them. (These ladies at the sale were precious. They were so willing to let us take their picture and they wanted so badly to get the right setting for the picture, too.:) )
We will miss Stella but know that she will have such fun in California!

23 comments:

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Lori
I love the chalk board you made for the halloween swap. You always have such great ideas. Is the spider real? How big was it? I am glad it was there and not here!!
I enjoyed seeing Stella at the park with those adorable ducks and at the yard sale too. Did she buy anything?!! The desert looks yummy, I hope Stella left some for the rest of you! Thanks for being a great Stella host. I look forward to her next adventure in California.
Lindsay
x

Amy said...

How fun! You guys sure have been busy. Stella must have had a blast hanging with you girls!!

*Noelle* said...

is that a trick or treat bag that you made for the swap? cute!! i am STILL waiting on our stores here to get more halloween stuff out; they are really dragging their feet this year!!

Darlene said...

Cute things for the kiddie swap!!! I know Stella has had the BEST time at your home. What a lot of fun!!

MamaTina said...

Stella seems to be having a lovely time! The chalkboard looks like a lot of fun, too!

Candice said...

The clipboard for Katie's swap is darling!!! :)

fairychildheirlooms said...

you have been up to some fun! love the chalkboard idea, the spider is amazing, the ducks and kids are so adorable. that yummy dessert is making my mouth water! glad to see Stella had a great time with you :)

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Ohhhh how wonderful!
Stella is going to Kimberly and Caroline-They will be sure to show her a wonderful time as you and the girls did! How fun!

I love all the crafts you make Lori-You are really getting into the spirit of things.

I have never seen a spider quite so colorful-ewwwwww!

I've still only gotten one pumpkin done-We got busy buying things to put Ronnie's van back together-Tim is putting a new engine in it this weekend! Ronnie saved and paid for the engine so now the van is hers! She is very excited!

I must get busy sewing!

Robin~♥

linda said...

Ok, important question here: Did Stella buy anything at the garage sale?

I know Kimberly and Caroline will show her a great time too!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

LOVING your craftiness! UMM>>>>>> is that a real spider...it sure looks it...don't even tell me you made it??? Stella looks like she is having a ball! hugs, cherry

Connie said...

Too cute. What great things for the swap! That dessert looks very delectable!
Hope Stella enjoyed her stay with you. I'm sure she did!

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Jodi said...

I love your craftiness! What fun ideas for Halloween. Looks like Stella is having wonderful time in Arkansas!

Fran. said...

Those little ducks are so adorable! Mandy is so cute in her little outfit! She looks like she's getting really tall! As always your talent is amazing! You just make life seem so fun and exciting!! Take care, Fran.

Sherri said...

Lori, Stella has really been on a lovely trip with you and your girls! She will hate to leave you all!

Olenka said...

OOH you all are always soo creative!

Looks like you all are having a wonderful time and Stella well she is enjoying her time with you all!!!

Those ducks are adorable!

Ruby Red Slippers said...

Hi Lori,
I saw your comment about followers-mine is at the very bottom of my page-{You are just fine, and entered!}

Ruby Red Slippers said...

{I want a duck!!!}
The book, Best Friends Forever...I liked it, not loved it-
I love the transformation of the small town girl. How she finally took control of herself, and rose above her circumstances-very good.
My favorite book this summer was The Time Traveler's Wife, did you read it? If not-try-it is so different than anything I have ever read before!
Have a great rest of the evening!

Jenn@Spejory said...

I love the things for the swap. It sounds like Stella is having quite the adventure!

It' an Evolution said...

Lori
Looks like you and the girls are going to have a great year!
Love Stella...life of the party :)
So much in this post...but have to say love the ducklings :)
Take care
Janet

aforestfrolic said...

Oh those lil' ducks just stole my heart ;-) And that dessert might have too, yum!!

Jamie :)

Kimberly said...

Caroline and I are SO excited about Stella visiting. We are anxiously awaiting her arrival.

Yarni Gras! said...

what cute ideas! Oh, and I love that Stella is having such FUN with the girls......