…thoughts from my heart on my love for God, family and the care and decorating of our home

Wednesday, November 30, 2011


I was a little late decorating for Christmas this year. I just don’t seem to have the energy this year to do as much as I have in the past, so I am simplifying.  I did, however, make time to do a couple of craft projects.

I had seen some simple table top trees made from printed burlap and wanted to try making them.  I found the printed burlap at JoAnn’s Fabrics.  After making the trees I decided to make some stockings to hang on my entryway hat rack. I am pleased with how they all turned out.



I bought enough of the burlap to make some throw pillows, but they probably won’t get made until after the holidays.

Another project that I had seen in a shop a while back is prim candy canes.  I found plastic candy canes at Hobby Lobby.

I tore strips of homespun to wrap around the candy canes.


After wrapping the candy canes, I dipped my fingers in liquid fabric softener and smoothed the fabric down.  Then I sprinkled them with cinnamon and laid them on paper towels to dry.


All dry and ready to hang on the tree.


Here is a candy cane hanging on our tree.


I still have a few more things I need to set out, but I am about ready to call it done.

Tomorrow is our city’s annual Christmas Parade.  My BF and I go out early and set up chairs to save our spot, then our kids and grandkids join us for the parade.  We have a great time watching the kids enjoy all the sights and sounds.

I hope you all are having a blessed holiday season and taking the time to enjoy family and friends.


Wednesday, November 2, 2011


I was asked to share photos of my home for The Primitive Pantry Homestead of the Month feature.  This is such an honor and Libby did a wonderful job putting together a slide show with my photos.  Since I don’t have a picture trail I thought I would share the link with you in case you are interested in taking a look.

Click on the picture to visit the slide show.

I am a follower of The Primitive Pantry Blog and a member of The Primitive Pantry Forum and I invite you to visit and join others for prim encouragement and inspiration.

I just realized that I didn’t even post in October – the month just got away from me.  And now it is hard to believe that it is November.  Where does the time go?   I apologize for not visiting your blogs and leaving comments, but I will try to get back on track – I have missed y’all and want to catch up.

GRATITUDE: I am grateful for each of you – for your friendship, encouragement, and inspiration.

Gratitude is the music of the heart, when its chords are swept by the breeze of kindness.  Author Unknown