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Every year hubby has our oldest grandson take down our Christmas boxes  from the attic and prepares to decorate the outside of our house;  I do the inside.

He sat down at the kitchen table and started putting decorations on the wreaths that he always uses,  along with the red bows that we just bought at the Dollar store.

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We have small brick pillars in the front, so this is where he puts his wreaths.

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On the pillars that don’t get the wreaths, he puts Poinsettia plants on their tops, it looks very festive.

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And please believe me when I tell you that this is only the beginning of his decorating.♥♥♥♥

 


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I’m doing a little bit of Easter decorating for my grandkids. They are getting older and I don’t know how much longer they’ll be interested in the decorations that I put up.

Two of my grandsons were delighted with the lego bunny set.

The lego set is super tiny, but not hard to put together.

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DSCN0254These bunnies are ready with their chocolate carrots (they’re really mine to eat).

The eggs are paired with my favorite little bird.

DSCN0259Neighbors in the area enjoy celebrating in a big way. I like to drive by their house on holidays to see what they have on their lawn.

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This little bunny will make a fun night light, as it lights up

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Thank alll of you that visit my blog and have a wonderful family filled Easter.

May peace be with all of you.


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No, this is not my home. It belongs to our #1 (first born) daughter.

She is a very talented person and loves to decorate for the different holidays.  In fact, she is the one that should have a blog, but she says time is an issue.

So I’m borrowing her pictures so that I can post something pretty today, since my decorations consist only of vinyl heart stickers on my kitchen window.

Enjoy your day!♥♥♥♥

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My second home is the library. It was such a delight to work in the library and get to handle the new books firsthand.

Recently I checked out Sweet and Simple Patchwork Gifts, which I recommend if you sew or quilt.

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It’s a visual treat and has great ideas with good step by step instructions. The ideas are colorful and many are small items that won’t take long to make.

This is the finished pillow.

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A few years ago I decided to start buying the Target Christmas dinnerware; little did I know that they were going to discontinue the pattern. So all  that I was able to get was 4 salad plates and 4 saucers,  not even 1 cup could I find at any of the Target stores.  Each year I procrastinated about purchasing the pieces until it was too late.  My husband always scolds me when I say, “Oh, I’ll get it later.”, because later becomes never. How many of you have done that?

Well now I have to put them together with my depression glass, which looks ok, but I can’t really use them at Christmas time because there won’t be enough for the 12 of us.  Another lesson learned!

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I posted about an apron a while back made with kitchen towels and I’m happy to say I finished sewing it.  I promised myself that I would wear aprons in the kitchen from now on because I have ruined many  of my tops with grease stains. One of my lovely daughters agreed to model the apron.  She looks ready to do my chores.

 

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I had just picked some oranges and lemons, that have been out in this frosty weather, that we’ve had for 5 days.  So hopefully they’re still good enough to enjoy.

“Procrastination is  the thief of time.”–Edward Young


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We dressed up our bare lamp-post.  Now it welcomes friends and family! I’m still using my 5 inch ribbon since the roll had 25 yards on it.

Then I moved on to a shelf I have in the hallway.  I love this sign because it lights up and the little stars start to twinkle.

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We’ve had some hard frost here in the central valley of California and it’s feeling more like winter. Many of my plants were zapped by the frost and because I didn’t have time to purchase the correct protective covering for the plants, I used what I had handy.

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I do want to thank WordPress for letting us have snow on our page. I love it! I’m thinking if they can give us falling leaves for autumn and flowers for spring, that would be fun.

You can plant a dream.”–Anne Campbell


 

 

 

 

Yes, I know it’s still early, but at least I’m waiting a little longer than the shopping malls.

It’s fast approaching and time to do just a few things. I made this wall hanging last year around this time, so I’m thinking of hanging it up today. The Christmas tree is surrounded by red beads sewn on by hand and then I strung some beads on some thread and used them as garlands for the tree.

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Here’s a closer view.

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This ribbon will be made into bows.  It’s 5 inches wide, that means I’ll have some pretty good sized bows to hang up.  The first bow I made has two loops and the other bow has four loops on it.  I’m not sure which one I will be making more of. When using a smaller sized ribbon I use five loops on each bow.

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Have a great weekend!.

“Christmas, my child, is love in action.”–  Dale Evans



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