Saturday, December 31, 2011


Happy 2012!

Don’t Forget to:


Avoiding the Seven Deadly Sins

I found this little graph on Pinterest… I figure if I just avoid the seven deadly sins I have no need to worry about resolutions this year!


And to all my blog friends….


Many thanks to Beverly at How Sweet The Sound for faithfully hosting Pink Saturday each and every week.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Spa Day


Beverly, at How Sweet the Sound, is hosting Pink Saturday.  Nancy at My Crafty Little Page doesn’t have her Pink Saturday Christmas post ready but it will be up tomorrow.  She also wants you to know that she is aware talking in the third person is annoying to everyone.  She apologizes and wishes everyone the happiest of Christmases!


With all the stress of decorating and packages and trees going up we figured it's time for a spa day to get all relaxed and pretty for Christmas.  My husband and I do this together – he's in charge of the bubble bath and I get the massage table ready….light some candles….and pretty soon…


Iris is ready for a massage and blow dry. Hey – you didn't think I meant – nah…like that's gonna happen – hahaha.


She get's so relaxed and absolutely would lie there all day getting pampered and brushed.


I put a dog bed on the rolling ottoman, add some fluffy towels and rotate the table instead of the pooch! 


And then I start all over again when her highness Lillie Louise  get's finished with her bath.


They were such good little doggies this year – I hope Santa brings them a big bone for Christmas! 


On another note – I did a little porch decorating.  It really needs a good cleaning but it sure didn't get it today.



Have you ever used this polymesh? Wow – it's so easy to work with.  I found a big bag of garland I bought last summer so I just wired in the mesh ribbon.


No lights at all. :( but everyone uses the backdoor anyway.  Can you believe it's only 4 days until Christmas!  Hope you've all been good little bloggers!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Silent Starlight Fell

After church last Sunday I decided that this was going to be a more spiritual Christmas.  I'm not obsessing about gifts, not decorating much at all.  My husband is painting the guest room upstairs which is the best present in the whole world for me! Therefore I have nowhere to drag my stuff out so since I'm on a spiritual path this year I put all my Mary's where I usually put Santas and such.


My little shrine is taking the place of a Nativity.  And there's so much pink to it.  Soothing, right?  We went to Vespers at St. Martin's in Austin last Sunday evening where Texas Lutheran University Choir comes  to perform and it was so beautiful.

Of course I forgot my camera…story of my life this year…but I found this on Flickr .  I'm for sure going to get sued for this since they're not my pictures.



An actress narrated the story…told from Mary's mother-in-law to be point of view.



So excited about her son's marriage to the lovely Mary and then finding out about an expected baby – how could her son and his bride to be have done this?  It all turned out good as you know!  At the end the choir encircles the church and it is just so ethereal – the voices coming from every direction.



Anyway – I thought I'd just display all together this year. 


Along with all the easy to find trees!


    Have a wonderful, calm and spiritual week…and may all your Christmases be PinK!

I'm joining Beverly at How Sweet The Sound for Pink Saturday.  And now I have to get ready for my annual Christmas Bunco party.  

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Sick Week

I have nothing of note to write about today but not posting anything on Pink Saturday makes me feel like  I left the oven on when I left the house or did I or did I not leave the camera on the seat of my unlocked car.  It keeps nagging at me that I haven't done anything.  On Sunday I talked to my bff Barbara and oh good gosh she sounded horrible – she was so sick.  When I said – "you know – I haven't even had a cold the past few years" I might as well have shared a meal with the infectious disease isolation wing at the county hospital.  I sooo jinxed myself.  It wasn't but two days and I came down with a horrible cold, then bronchitis and coughing and I have been sooo sick.  And when you're sick you just don't have much pink or Christmas in your life much less pictures of your no pink and no Christmas life. 
Last Sunday my grandson came over and helped bring our 15 year old Christmas tree downstairs.  It's one of those with the "lettered" branches…H's on the bottom…then G's and so on.
Have I ever mentioned we are a family of idiots? We don't know our alphabet?
Of course they had to do a little Christmas treebowing!  Well, one full on tebow and one geriatric half tebow.  Google "tebowing" if you've never heard of it!
I hear Tim Tebow is okay with the tebowing pics on the internet!  Anyway the tree finally shaped up right and we got it decorated -
and that's as far as I got before I was stricken with this deadly virus.  Apparently I caught it from a phone call and I'm hoping I'm not infecting you guys Through. The. Computer.  Go warn all the Pink Saturday folks to stay away!  Merry– cough, cough, cough, Pink Saturday.   xoxo Nancy

Saturday, December 10, 2011

"Gold" Shrine

I've been wanting to share this and just today got some good pictures.  My husband made this shrine from all vintage elements so I'm posting this for him.  This beautiful old chalk ware statue of Our Lady of Lourdes stands atop a silver bowl.  The gold cabinet is a clock cabinet transformed with Krylon spray paint.
He did such a wonderful job on this with the intention of listing it on Etsy but as you can see it's not there or in our antique store – The Roost.
I'm really attached to it and love the candles around it.  There is lightly tinted rose colored French water glass behind the statue and it casts a pink glow on the wall.
He used an antique perfume bottle with tiny dried roses.  I keep adding little things, too.  The tree made of pearls and gold wire.
The little white crosses and gold angels are from my collection of vintage religious articles. 
She's a comforting presence in our living room and welcome to stay forever.
I'm reposting this and joining Holly at 504 Main for the color "Gold" 12 Days Party.
xoxo Nancy –
The DIY Club

Friday, December 2, 2011

Tag You're It!

Happy December - only 24 days until Christmas and what have I done? Well - the church is decorated.


Our store is sort of decorated - at least it's cleaned and shined and spiffed up.



I ironed about 15 Christmas aprons for the store.


I made a wreath out of the crochet pieces that I bought at auction with the aprons.


And my tags for December are done. 


Yea – I actually made 2 tags for each month this past year. 


I finished 20 different tags for Elizabeth at  Creative Breathing  Christmas tag swap.


and decorated a box to put them all in!



and I finished my Itty Bitty Book Club New Years Tags!


And it's only December FIRST! So even though my house isn't decorated I've got plenty of time.  I've ignored Pinterest , however – hahaha.  Looking at all the stuff there is inspiring if nothing else!  We have a month of Christmas Pink Saturday's to look forward to this month.  Thanks to Beverly looking at everyone's Christmas decorations is as much fun as Pinterest!

xoxo Nancy

And after four years on Windows Live Writer I just figured out how to make pictures "clickable" to original size!