Happy Monday!

Hello everyone! It is a cold gray rainy day here. I ran out this morning before it started raining and I began blowing and then bagging leaves in my side yard to prepare for leaf pick up tomorrow.  It was quite funny if you could have seen me rushing to beat the rain. Which it won out towards the end, but I had to see it through. We still have so much more leaves but I like when they pick up the bags instead of us having to haul them to our compost site.

I had a fantastic weekend. I spent all day and evening with my crafty divas and as always I leave feeling so happy and inspired. The variety of the crafts taking place in that one room was mind-blowing. From sewing, crocheting, knitting, scrapbooking, cardmaking, wreath-making, creating holiday items to creating shadow boxes. It is so amazing and never will I take their friendship or our gatherings for granted. It’s truly magical and I am blessed to be a part of it. Above is a photo of some of the things I worked on while I was there. Oh, and I didn’t even mention the food. So many yummy options including desserts!

Let’s see on the renovations front, we finally selected a carpet and we should receive a confirmation once it’s in for the installation date. But I think no later than the first week in December. The painting has begun but we ran into a bit of a problem with the roller so Leao is going to try something else to see if he can get a better application before we proceed with the color. I am quite nervous because I am going from white walls to a deep rich color. I am so tired of hospital white walls in my home that I am slowly moving towards color. So I will share photos as soon as we finalize the color.

My boys are doing well. Nick got his first XBox gaming system last Tuesday and he is on cloud nine. Both of them are getting excited to be spending the holidays with my in-laws again. We have such an amazing time and I love seeing my in-laws soak up their grandkids. It’s quite special. I am so grateful they have each other.

Well, I am off to do a little work and a little laundry and then I have a date with my book because it is just that kind of day!!

Have a blessed day!


Hello Monday!

Some of my crafty friends I spent the day with on Saturday.

Some of my crafty friends I spent the day with on Saturday (Angela is missing from this photo).

Hello Everyone! I hope you had a great weekend. I had an extra special weekend because I spent all of Saturday and into the evening with some of my majorly crafty girlfriends.  We laughed, ate, snacked, laughed some more oh and we squeezed in some craftin’ time.  I don’t always get the chance to do this so when I do, I usually come home royally rejuvenated and inspired.

We always joke about wine and crafting.  Seems that it makes for a fun time.

We always joke about wine and crafting. Seems that it makes for a fun time.

My dear friend Ashley lives out of state and she was able to comes so we spent some much needed catch up time.  She gave me a belated birthday gift which was a bonus on top of the day together. But when I tell you she goes all out on wrapping it doesn’t do it justice. She loves to collect wrapping paper (I suppose if I didn’t wrap gifts like a 5 year old I would too.) and her bows are always so pretty.

Pretty gift from my girlfriend

Pretty gift from my girlfriend

I almost never want to open her gifts because they are simply stunning.

On Sunday, I spent the day with the boys and Leao and we went sneaker shopping.  Boy did their feet grow.  Apollo picked his usual, black sneakers. He loves the color black. It’s so funny for such a young child.  Nicholas loved his sneakers so much from last year, he just purchased the bigger size for this year. Got to love these boys.

Well I am off to go and read. My bookclub meets in a week and I am only a quarter of the way through the selection.  But todays’ weather is good for a cup of tea and a book.  I would say good but I haven’t decided that yet!

Have a blessed day!



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