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It's me ... again!

... time to try again ... Well... if I start this post by saying I'm going to try my hand at this ... again .... many of you would be shocked! Lots, and I mean LOTS has happened since my last post... we survived a pandemic, and I've changed jobs.... twice! We bought a pizza oven, the husband got a promotion, we've had several deaths in the family ... and lots of Life has happened in between there! I'm not going to back up and document the last few years... but I will start fresh now and fill you guys in on the past - as we move on! 2023 Holiday Season: Things we have done this Holiday Season: watched a lot of Hallmark and Great American Family Christmas movies! visited Dollywood - for the Christmas lights and shows finished the 2023 Russ Christmas Card got ALL of our trees up (there are 3) had a great Thanksgiving with family got the outdoor decorations up! had the annual Ladies Christmas Tea at church - so much fun! There are still items on the to-do list before the e
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Thought I had Quit....

You guys thought I had died... I know... Well... I wish I had a story to tell that would explain my lax of posting to this blog... Other than to say life has gotten in the way. Cute kitties, baking, cycling and work have all consumed most of my free time. What few minutes I had to myself were spent with my eyes closed hoping no one would need me for anything! But I'm back and am going to give it another try. I have had lots of projects in the craft room to share so there's no lack of content... just lack of free time to share! Here's some random photos from the last few months... and check back soon... I'm working on a craft post! This boy KNOWS how to nap! Off on new adventures! This one LOVES to help! ... and he's pretty nosey! what a tummy! I love all things snowflake-y! trying to decide if the bag is for his guest... or HIM! cruising to visit family...  on an adventure! my fi

It has been… a while!

Well, I bet some of you thought I had given up my little blog… and to be honest… I thought I had too… Sad, but my life has been crazy for MONTHS!!! Between kitties, the holidays, women’s tea,  projects at home, projects at work, travel, family obligations … things had gotten a little out of control! So much so, that just a few weeks ago Mike and I talked about how nice it would be to just sit still… we have been going non-stop since mid February and are really needing some time off… from EVERYTHING! Now with all that said… I do have tons of photos of our many projects and adventures… Stick around… I have lots to share! Women’s Tea Let’s start with the Women’s Tea… this was our table … I think we had the tallest center piece in the room! Craft Projects & Gift’s    

Six Months Ago…

    Six months ago five little tiny fur balls were born… Two came to live with us… and WE haven’t been the same since! WOW, they have GROWN so much and continue to push the limits. Heck, just this past Saturday, Ponch and Jon where playing in/with a box in the dining room (wood floor) and somehow Ponch took a tumble IN the box down the steps to the basement… While we don’t have any proof, we are pretty sure that Jon pushed the box over the edge! Ponch was a little dizzy at the bottom as he climbed out of the box, Jon was quite proud of himself! All I can say is, I’m glad they have kitty insurance!     They both love to nap in the oddest positions… Jon’s favorite is on his tummy with both back legs straight our behind him! Ponch likes to sleep right next to my face at night… try waking up to the alarm clock at 4:40 AM and get a furry paw in the eye! The two of them got ‘fixed’ a few weeks ago and they really put it on thick for the ladies at the vet. They just LOVED them… they se