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The Best Laid Plans…

I told you a couple of weeks or so ago that I’ve been working upstairs on some Christmas presents I want to give friends and relatives. As some things do, I didn’t like the result. I tried to get the paint off, but it’s going to be quite a job. I’ll do it a bit at a time.

Meanwhile, I ordered more of the main part of the presents, and I’ll start again, using a totally different technique this time.

Wish me luck?

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Gingerbread House

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I’ve always wanted to make a gingerbread house. I tried to get my mom to make one with me when I was a child. She had no interest in it.

When I got married, I thought I would make one just for myself and our visitors at Christmas, but somehow, it never happened.

When I was a teacher in Tulsa, Oklahoma, I thought about making a gingerbread house with my 1st grade students. It never happened because (1) it was logistically difficult since essentially everything had to be baked my me at my home and then the gingerbread and all the supplies for making the house would have had to be transported to the school. I was already getting in trouble for playing my guitar at school to teach my kids phonics (I was told, “Ms. Lewis, this is NOT a music class!) plus other reasons…

When our son was old enough to be counting the days ’til Christmas, I thought he and I might make one together. I discovered that HE had no interest in the project…

THIS YEAR –

 

house-justforjokesandfunviaanngilstrap

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Art Attack

keetons via cathy ruggiero

keetons via keetonsonline.com via cathy ruggiero

I love this. It perfectly describes how I feel much of the time. It’s a very happy state of mind where I am bubbling with thoughts/pictures/ideas I want to share with you, plus ideas for what I would love to do the next time I can make time to be in my art room, or my husband and I have time to create something in the shop.

I’m truly blessed to have too many wonderful things to choose from than I have time or energy to do. The day starts, and then is over in the blink of an eye.  I have to write down the things I MUST – upon dire consequences if I don’t – do each day to be sure we mainly stay out of trouble.  :0)

We were going to put up the last raised bed planter in our square foot garden today, but then I remembered that tonight we go bowling with good friends, so we’ll put the planter on tomorrow’s list.

I hope that YOU have a fun day planned, with the time and energy to do several things on your list!

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Dreams

Live Life in Color

Live Life in Color

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Storybook Places – Take 2

Bibury, England, UK via Anguskirk

Bibury, England, UK via Anguskirk via Marsha Koenig email

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Acceptance

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Diary of a Mad Dispatcher via Cathy Ruggiero

Diary of a Mad Dispatcher via Cathy Ruggiero

It was only $478 Million. It was nice to dream for a couple of weeks….

 

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Doll Houses – Take 6

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askthedesigndiva.com

 

 

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viralnova.com

 

 

dh21-foundshit.com

foundshit.com

Thanks to Evie Zimmerman, trendingly.com

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Doll Houses – Take 5

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Bradford Doll House

Bradford Doll House

 

 

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Thanks to Evie Zimmerman, trendingly.com

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