Saturday, December 26, 2009

Truly Blessed...

Christmas is now over and I must say...I am truly blessed!! I have a wonderful healthy family and great friends whom I love dearly. My husband has been so generous this year in that he bought me my very first NICE high tech camera. I am still learning the basics and I've had it for a few weeks. I am also extremely pumped about my very own CRICUT EXPRESSION!!!! YAAAAAYYYYYY!!! I cannot wait to start creating all sorts of new things. The possabillities are endless!!!

I'm super excited about all of these material things but I am truly greatful for the health of myself and my family. My brother is on his way to recovery and doing great. He goes back to work on Monday!!! So proud of him!!

Stay tuned for my new CRICUT creations!!!!!


Sunday, December 20, 2009

Oh Christmas Tree..Oh Christmas Tree....

I must say as the Christmas Holiday is fastly approaching I am a bit saddened because this is one of my favorite holidays and I just love spending time around the house with nothing on but the lights from my tree. It's just such a warm feeling.

This year has really been special for us because last year we were unable to put a tree due to some damage from Hurricane Gustav. Now that all of the construction has wrapped up we are finally back to living normal...whatever normal may be!!!

Here are some pictures of our tree that I took while playing with my new Christmas present!!!

Hope you enjoy!!!! Merry Christmas and a Happy and Safe New Year to all who visit!!!!


My New Christmas Present!!!

This year my husband has decided that I need to get me Christmas present early so I can learn to use it before Christmas. I was very hesitant with the idea because I didn't think it was fair for us to open gifts too early. He assured me that I REALLY needed to get my gift early. So with little arm twisting I gave in. And here is what i got:

Nikon d5000

I was absolutely ecstatic when I opened this. I had been asking for a NICE camera for some time now and well he really came through for me this year.

Now for those of us who are used to only using a Kodak point and shoot camera this is extremely overwhelming. I am currently looking into a photography class at the local University but the bad news is that it's already full. ;o(

If anyone has any good links or ideas for me to familiarize myself with my new toy I would be greatly appreciative.


Thursday, December 3, 2009

1st Vintage Purchase...

I am absolutely extatic...I made my 1st vintage purchase yesterday. I went to the one and only antique store we have in town called JaJa's Antiques and purchased my very 1st set of vintage buttons.

I'm using them to make snowflake ornaments that I've seen on The DIY Showoff! The husband and I have decided to make our tree feel very homey like the rest of our house. It's the traditional red and gold and green. We've included vintage feel ornaments and want to include some homemade one's as well. I'll post pictures as soon as they're done.