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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

Thursday, December 30, 2010

4 AM

Stayed up until 4 AM.
That's when the magic happens.:)

Now in the shop.

Are you staying up to watch the ball drop?

**Stop by JennyKate's for a fabulous giveaway! Yippee!!!** Itunes and Starbucks- oh yeah!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Cameras, Godiva and Stupid Diamonds

My precious family bought me a new camera for Christmas!
After I recovered from this wonderful surprise, my old camera
came back to life.
It figures.

After years of enjoyment, it is no longer reliable so I am keeping
the new camera.
And the new telephoto lens.:)

Of course I had to order the sweetest camera bag to keep
them safe.

Mandy's delicious idea. Godiva. I am sharing, but no one better
touch the caramels.

She told me when she gets married she doesn't want any "stupid diamonds" from her husband, just Godiva.;)

Everyone thinks he's a girl. Pretty boy.

Thank you for all your gorgeous Christmas cards. I am loving them. They are displayed on my framed bulletin board for all
to see.
We have been snuggling a lot by the fire. Love this time of year. No snow, but I am sure we will get our share. Hope you are staying
warm and cozy.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas, dear friends! Thank you for spending another
year with me. I love you all and thank you for your friendship,
creativity, inspiration and prayers.
Hope your Christmas is the best one yet. See you in 2011!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

The Jesse Tree

I picked up this book at the library the other day. It is wonderful!
It details the story of a crabby old man creating a masterpiece and a
little boy that knows nothing of the Bible. It even engaged my 13 year
old! Pick up a copy and you'll see what I mean. Perfect for reading during Christmas time.:)

Last Ones before Christmas...

Last ones before Christmas...

Little Miss Field of Posies- $13.99

*SOLD* Little Miss Enchanted Forest- $13.99

*SOLD* Little Miss Once Upon a Time- $13.99

I'm almost done shopping! How about you?

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Parties, parties and more parties...

Busy week. Nancy Drew Club Christmas Party.
Detectives on the case.

Preparing to create Nancy Drew cupcakes.

Mandy's cupcake had "rock star" hair!

Oh, they make me laugh!

Sara creating her Nancy cupcake toppers.

Any excuse to make cupcakes!

The finished product!

Now on to our ornaments...

In the Message in the Hollow Oak, Pere Francois marked his path
with his initials. So, we created ornaments with Christmas trees...

and our first and/or last initial!:)

Then, we had our gift exchange! One young lady created this lovely decoupaged box!

The Clue in the Jewel Box.:)

A detective kit complete with notebook, magnifying glass, flashlight and watch!

Mandy received the Nancy Drew cookbook and a fabulous apron!

And now for our American Girl class Christmas party!
Melissa and Katie decorating sugar cookies to look like buttons.

We read the Addy series and it is our new favorite. Absolutely wonderful and a sweet read for the holidays...

Addy enjoyed benne (sesame) candies in the book so I ordered some for our party. The girls weren't too sure about them but I thought they were quite yummy.

A closer look at our button cookies! The M&M's are where the button holes are and the gel frosting is the thread...

We made Christmas presents, too! I can't tell you what, as they are a secret!

Our gift exchange! Inky, the dog, from the Kit series!

Fun American Girl books!

We ended the party playing the American Girl board game.

This is the charm bracelet I created for our gift exchange.

I fell asleep on the couch Friday night! Are you as exhausted as I am?

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Matryoshka Doll necklaces

Matryoshka Doll necklaces.
Just in time for Christmas.:)

Cherries and Bluebirds Doll- $13.99

*SOLD* Button Doll necklace- $13.99

*SOLD* Patchwork Quilt Doll- $13.99

*SOLD* Cardinal Bird and Posies Doll- $13.99

Miss Princess Doll- $13.99

Pictures taken with my iPhone. My camera is out of commission.:(
Let me know if you need one of these cuties for a stocking- or
toosillysisters@cox.net Lori