Monday, December 29, 2008

Introducing my famous....

Snowman Earrings....

Now in my Etsy Shop....
I wanted to get them in the shop before Christmas but that didn't happen. So here they are now for a VERY resonable price only 6.60 plus 2.oo shipping that is $8.60 for a gorgeous pair of earrings. Surely you know someone whom needs a winter gifty, or you want to get something for that someone who surprised you over the holidays and you didn't have anything for them. I'll tell ya I gave these to Ashley's preschool teacher and she immediately took off her hoops and put these on! They were so nice looking on her!!! Cute and elegant at the same time. They are made with quality materials. Or you might know someone with a winter birthday coming up. If so go check them out in my Etsy shop:

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Getting to know you Christmas Version...

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? I usually wrap most of my gifts, however there are some gift bags that I used this year, depends on what the gift is, I used the bags for some of my smaller stuff. But the kids get all there stuff wrapped.

2. Real tree or Artificial? Artificial, I'm allergic to real ones.

3. When do you put up the tree? It varies, we aim for the weekend after Thanksgiving, however this year we did it three weekends after...
4. When do you take the tree down? It varies, usually before Jan. 22 A's birthday
5. Do you like eggnog? Not really
6. Favorite gift received as a child? Cabbage Patch Doll, Barbie Bus and a stereo.

7. Hardest person to buy for? All the men in my life!
8. Easiest person to buy for? My Mom

9. Do you have a nativity scene? Yes I have my Grandmother's ceramic one that she made

10. Mail or email Christmas cards? Mail

11 . Favorite Christmas Movie?

12. Don't know what happened to 12.
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? Black Friday

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Probably
15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Christmas cookies, especially my Mom's nut balls
16. Lights on the tree? Yes, white, and this year they happen to have "random sparkle" built in.
17. Favorite Christmas song? wow there are so many great ones, see my blog music!
18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? Stay home
19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer's? Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, and Rudolph.
20. Angel on the tree top or a star? Angel
21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Christmas Morning

22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year?
23. Favorite ornament theme or color? John and I both have many ornaments from the years we were growing up. He has a Gumby!
25. What do you want for Christmas this year? Health and happiness for everyone

Friday, December 26, 2008

Family at Christmas...

Allow me to introduce you to my Nephew, this kid has a personality that preceeds him. As I am sure you will be able to tell by the pics. He is definitely my brother's kid, literally and figuratively. Let's start with his outfit. He is a Baltimore Raven's fan, he sports his santa hat all day, he got new slippers from Santa which happen to be Bart Simpson and of course lets not leave out the shorts in 30 degree weather.

Now he is only in 5th grade and he plays the trumpet and he is actually REALLY GOOD!!! He treated us to some Christmas favs.
He has some of his songs memorized.

I think he is thanking Santa for his lucky gifts this Christmas.

The feet go in the mouth of the Simpson.
Luv you Drew!

Winter Storm and my new camera...

Last Friday we had a major winter storm, above John shoveling and below John finished shoveling. My new camera took these pics. My old camera totally stopped working and thanks to Nana and Grandpa's Christmas money I was able to get one before the Holidays!
Below, "I am gonna eat it Mom!" Crafty note: I made her hat on the Kniffy Knitter loom.
I had to show you this pic below! She has snow on her nose and snowflakes are falling down around her too.

Mmmm, Mmmmmm, good that is tasty snow!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008


Originally uploaded by craftyfamilyblog
This site called is really fun. I made this photo on there.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Not so crafty advent calendar....

I've wanted to make my DD an advent calendar but didn't really have a whole lot of time. SOOOO I bought teacher snowflakes, the ones that teachers use on their calendars at school. They cost me .49 cents at the Goodwill. So I put the numbers on the snowflakes and stuck them up backwards and DD will be able to take one down each day from now until Christmas, I am thinking about doing the same thing in Jan. for her birthday. Here is what I like about it, no candy and no toys, both of which she doesn't need extra of right now anyway.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

The Winner is....

Mary Ann.... Mary Ann would you like to tell us about yourself? You are the new proud owner of a nice pair of snowman earrings and you may choose to keep them for yourself or give them to someone else. Congrats and enjoy!!!!!
Laura :-)

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Give Away Post for my Blogoversary

Hi Blog Friends-
It has been a while since my last post-sorry about that-I didn't mean to leave ya hanging. I had some personal matters to take care of. I haven't forgotten about my free giveaway. I was deciding what it should be and I figured it out. I am going to give away a free pair of snowman earrings that I made. The hat and brim are made out of hematite beads, the red bead is made in the Czech Republic and the clear glass beads are called Aurora Borealis beads because of the shine. The ear wire is silver plated. I will also be putting some of these up for sale in my Etsy shop. The giveaway is in honor of my blogging seriously for one year now. The pair of earrings are really nice. In fact I recently sold about 17 pair at a craft sale, and I sold out of my inventory. So this in my opinion is a great giveaway and the pictures don't do the pair justice. Among other things not working in my favor lately is my digital camera is on the fritz - big time. So the pics are not up to snuff, but you get the idea.
Would you like to know how to win these? Here's how....
Leave a comment on this post...
Then I will randomly pick a winner on Saturday, December 13th. I will post the winner on Saturday. Good Luck!!


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