Saturday, May 30, 2009

I've Been a Bad Blogger!

I have been busy with babysitting and crafting. I get tired easily and my legs hurt if I stand to long or if I sit to long. I guess these are my excuses for being such a bad blogger. I am looking forward to school being out and although we need the money I really hope that I don't have to babysit over the summer. Babysitting this little girl has made me appreciate my own kids so much! She is a handleful and a half!

On a happier note we should be having a new grandbaby any day now. Jesse, II is due tomorrow and I think the Dr. will induce Fatima next week if she doesn't go on her own. I'm excited to have grandchild #9 arrive safe and sound. Two of my sons had birthday's last week, Jesse turned 28 and Jeremy turned 32. I can't believe that my boys are getting so old!! When did they grow up??? Anyway, I thought I would share some new pictures of some of my grandbabies.

My oldest grand daughter, Sabrina.

Anthony loving his watermelon!

Austin is 6 months old now and loves that he can sit up by himself now!
He's pulling himself up on the furnisher already.
Slow down Bud!

Chad, Jr. is 4 months old now.

He has the biggest smile and don't

you just want to pinch those cheeks!!

Have a wonderful weekend. We're going to, hopefully, put a piece of equipement together for the kids to play on and have a BBQ tomorrow for who ever wants to come over and help.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

My Flowers

I though I'd share some pictures of the flowers I have been enjoying in my flower garden.
Pansies are probably one of my favorite flowers, they're always the first flower
I buy every spring. Mine are growing really nice and big and so colorful.
I think they like the new house too!
These beautiful Iris's were already one the side of the house.
They need thinned out, but they are so pretty.
I can see them from the dinig room window and from the front porch.
These were such a nice surprise!
I love the colors,
yellow is my favorite and the purple makes the yellow pop out.
I'm not sure what this plant is????
Someone Earl works with gave it to me and
the morning after I planted it I got these beautiful flowers.
The peony bush on the side of the house is getting huge!
Any day now I am going to have the most beautiful pink flowers.
Today I need to weed and do some raking. Earl and I are trying to get the yard fixed up.
We have some things to cut down and transplanting to do. We also have a ton of just clean up to do in the back so we can get our garden going.
We can't afford mulch yet, but the flower beds will look so pretty when we get some.
Baby steps!
I love watching the way the flower garden is progressing every week.
I'm so excited and it's so nice to have such a wonderful yard to work in!!!!
I love this house!!

Have a beautiful Sunday!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Last Chance!!

 Today is the last day to sign up for The 2nd Annual Brown Paper Bag Swap so if you want to put your creative mind to some fun use please sign up. I put some links to some ideas down below.

  1. Paper Bag Scrapbook Jessica's scrapbooks are gorgeous!! If you've never seen them before please check out her blog

  2. Tutorial for making a gift bag card

  3. Paper Bag CD Holder

  4. Recipe Cards and Book from Paper Bags

  5. 25 Uses for Brown Paper Bags

  6. How to make Decorations from Brown Paper Bags

  7. Paper Bag Apple

  8. Another Paper Bag Scrapbook

So if anyone is interested please let me know by today by emailing me at

Thanks and have a great day!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Check This Out!

I just wanted to share and
Congratulate my niece, Emily,
on earning her first MaryKay Cosmetics car.
Way to Go Emily!!!

This is Emily with her husband Andrew.

Emily has been selling MaryKay for about a year now.
I'm so impressed and so proud of her!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Vintage Circus Swap

Last month I was in Priscila's Vintage Circus Swap and my partner was Deborah. I was late, as usual, so I'm late posting this too. Deborah sent me this super cute vintage Curious George lunchbox, a vintage noise maker, vintage clowns, some vintage playing cards, buttons, vintage valentines, tickets and a really neat cigar box that she made with a circus scene in it. Oh, and a nice chocolate bar that I've still managed to keep away from the kids........and myself.

I've been wanting some Vintage Valentines for a long time after seeing all the neat ones that Lindsey from Two Crazy Crafters has. Yay!! I have a start on a new collection now!

This is the outside of the cigar box. I love the old scene and the red checkers add a really nice touch!

Here's the inside of the cigar box. Isn't it neat?? Deborah did a great job! I love the flying trapeze scene and the little vintage clowns are so cute!
Here's everything together. Thank you so much Deborah for a fun swap and the start of my Vintage Valentine collection!

Here's some of the things that I made for Deborah. I'd never worked with the gathered crepe paper before. It was easier than I thought and I think I'm addicted now. The little dog scene is from some napkins that I had.

I printed these circus scenes on to some muslin and then did a little beading on them and stitched a backing and hanger on to each one

Here's everything together. Part of the reason I was late on sending out the package was because when I made the "Circus" banner I goofed and made it say "Sucric". I got frustrated and had to let it sit for a few days. It looked really nice when it was spelled right!

Earl got into helping me with this swap. He bought the Circus Peanuts and the popcorn boxes for me. He also had the idea of putting the ruffled crepe paper into snow cone wrappers. He won't admit it, but he's getting a creative side. The little yo-yo clown I found when we moved. I made some of these up about 20 years ago and had them tucked away. I guess they are Vintage by now! Man, that doesn't even sound right! I'm getting old!

Thanks Priscila for a fun idea for a swap and Thank You Deborah for another fun swap!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Loose Teeth Vintage Inspired Sundress with Petticoat GUEST GIVEAWAY!!!!

Loose Teeth Vintage Inspired Sundress with Petticoat GUEST GIVEAWAY!!!!

Beautiful Things for Me!

On Saturday Earl & Jace picked me some lilacs off the bush in the backyard. They smelled so good! I put them by the window and the breeze blew the scent right over to me.

For Mother's Day Earl surprised me with this beautiful rose he made out of cornbread. Isn't this the prettiest thing! I was so impressed!

Lexie and Jake really surprised me with this beautiful angel for my front flower garden. She is so pretty! Earl bought me some petunias and pansies to plant in the front. Slowly my flower garden is getting to be so pretty!

Ezie's teacher had enough babies on her spider plant to let all of the kids plant one for their moms. Isn't that sweet! I've never seen a such a tiny spider plant in a pot before.

Mallory made me a beautiful "Mom" sign and her teacher printed off certificates for us. Mallory surprised with a rose that she got at mass.

and then the day was done!
Thanks for a wonderful Mother's Day guys!!!

I hope all of you had a wonderful Mother's Day too!!!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

An Amazing Lady Who I Call Mom

My mom, JoVeta Ruth Wescott, is an amazing woman! Mom has accomplished so much in her life and has influenced her 6 kids lives as well. Mom is a nurturer, a nurse, a crafter, a counselor, she was a taxi driver for many years, a Scout leader, a student, a dream maker as my son Jeremy calls her, a chef (her fried chicken was better than Colonel Sanders!), and about anything else you can think of! Here's a few photo's I'd like to share of my memories of my mom.
My mom graduated from Nursing School while being married and having at least 2 of us kids.

We always went to mass on Sunday's and us girls never went an Easter without a new handmade Easter dress.
Mom and I took Stretch-n-Sew class together and she helped me make my prom dress for my Junior prom. The dress was a swimsuit pattern that we converted into a dress pattern.

Our house that mom made into a home

Mom made the dresses for my sisters to where in my wedding.

My mom is has been very successful in her nursing carrer. She is an RN and has a Masters Degree.

Mom made every holiday so special. There was always a huge dinner that mom spent days making and gifts out the whazoo. All 6 of us kids, our spouses, grandkids and their spouses and great grandkids have a handmade stocking.

When mom came to New York to visit us one summer we had so much fun! She took us to the Statue of Liberty and other places around New York.

When I had Jace my mom came to help me. She was always right there when I had a baby and helped take care of the other kids as well.

This is my mom last Christmas wearing the apron I made for her.
Thanks Mom for being such a great role model and mom to us kids.
Thanks for all the times you were there for me and my kids.
Thanks for just being you!
Oh yeah, if any of my siblings read this
I'm Mom's Favorite!!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Those Wonderful Woman From Whom I Came

My Grandma, Lucile Thompson Wescott, was a simple woman. Grandma gave me so many wonderful memories. She taught me to crochet and along with my mom, taught me to sew. Grandma did the plastic canvas work and she used to make those ever so popular grapes in the 1970's and clackers for us kids. On holidays Grandma usually felt like she wasn't giving us enough, but in reality I always loved what she gave me and treasure those wonderful homemade gifts. The simplicity of Grandma is something that I have come to appreciate very much.

Her Mom, my Granny, was Mildred Bluethman Thompson. Granny was a strong yet loving lady. She made me a pink and white patchwork quilt when I was little. When I went to visit her in Kansas City she taught me how to tie white clover heads together and make necklaces. Granny did quilting and embroidery work. I was blessed to have had my Granny until I was 20 years old or so.

On the other side of the family there is my Nana, Virginia Russell Ruth Shawver. My Nana is still alive at 88 years of age. Nana did a lot of crafty things. She crocheted, sewed and did a variety of other crafts. Her second husband would make some of the most beautiful Southwestern furnisher and then Nana would do paintings on them. I wish I had a picture to show you. It is some of the most beautiful furnisher I have ever seen! She always had a cluttered, but very neat house. (I have the clutter, but somehow lost the neat part!) Nana also gave me some wonderful memories and I enjoy getting letters from her now with a recipe or joke stuck in side the envelope too.

These are the women from whom I came. They were the inspiration in my life and definitely where my love of crafts came from. Thanks for all of the wonderful memories ladies!! I couldn't have asked for better roots.

Friday, May 8, 2009

My Favorite Cartoon Moms

Mother's Day is quickly approaching and I got to thinking about some of my favorite cartoon moms. Since I have pretty much always had a little one at home I am used to watching preschool shows and I really don't mind them at all!

My very favorite cartoon mom is, Miss Spider from Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Friends. I think that Miss Spider is such a great mom. She is loving, caring, and wise. Miss Spider always teaches her children wonderful lessons and will admit when she makes a mistake. She can be strict yet adventurous too. Miss Spider is definitely my favorite cartoon mom and I actually have learned a lot from her over the years!

I also like Little Bears mom. She is kind, loving and very wise. When Mother Bear is busy she still takes the time to enjoy little bear. I really like Mother Bear too!

Bill Cosby's show Little Bill features another great mom. Mom works and she still finds time to be there when Little Bill needs her. She is strict, but can enforce her rules in a fun way to make sure that Little Bill knows she is only doing what is best for him because she loves him.

All of these cartoon Mom's have wonderful families, not only are the mom's great, but so are the Dads. Thanks Noggin for airing such wonderful families for our youngsters to learn from (and us mom's)!!!

One question though, where is Max & Ruby's mom????

Have a great day everyone!

Who is your favorite cartoon mom?

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Reminder About a Giveaway

Don't forget to stop by Denise at Polka Dot Moon's blog and wish her a Happy Blogiversary and enter to win some fabulous prizes!!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

A Weeks Worth of Giveaways!

Please stop by and wish my friend Denise from Polka Dot Moon a Happy Blogiversary. Denise has a big heart, a wonderful blog and the items in her Etsy Shop are always my favorites. When you stop by she is giving away some wonderful prizes for ther blogiversary so make sure you enter for those too!!

Also my friend Jean from QuiltingRanny is having a Mother's Day giveaway with some really nice prizes so be sure and stop by her blog too. Jean is such a sweetheart....I know you'll enjoy her blog!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

The Shower's Over, Now Just Waiting on the Baby!

Yesterday we had a shower for my daughter-in-law, Fatima. It was a family type shower, my kids and some of their friends families. It went well and they received some really nice things for Jesse, II.

The kids LOVED the chocolate fountain and making their own fruit kabobs!!

My daughter, Lexie and her friend Amber, made the little train to put on the cake.

Good Job Lexie and Amber!!

Lexie and Amber also made little trains out of different kinds of chocolate for the party favors.

I made candy cups with little engineers stuck into them.

This is the little engineer we used for the invitations and for some of the decorations.

This is the whole train we used for a decoration. I laminated it gave it to Fatima to use in the baby's room for a decoration.

and this is Jesse and Fatima with baby #3 due in 28 days.

My DIL made this up using the pictures of my 5 oldest boys. So funny!

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All 8 of my kids

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My 6 Grandkids

My 6 Grandkids

Me, Earl, My daughter-in-laws, son-in-law, kids & grandkids

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You are emotionally stable and willing to find common ground with others. Your friends and family often look to you to be the mediator when there is conflict. You are easy going and accepting. You take things as they come. Avoiding conflict at all costs, you're content when things are calm. At Your Best: You feel connected, trusting, and fulfilled. You feel at peace with your place in the world. At Your Worst: You compromise your values to make sure peace is maintained. You give in to bullies. Your Fixation: Harmony Your Primary Fear: Causing conflict Your Primary Desire: To preserve things as they are Other Number 9's: Marge Simpson, Ronald Reagan, Audrey Hepburn, Jerry Seinfeld, and Abraham Lincoln.