Monday, November 30, 2009

Introducing YoMomma

On Facebook I play a game called YoVille and my name is YoMomma. Everyday I have to take my cupcakes out of the oven and visit my friends and I earn YoCash so I can buy furniture and clothes. I have to admit I'm addicted to the game. I get to earn lots of money and decorate rooms in my house however I want AND my house is always clean! I have to admit I spend way to much time not only on my YoVille stuff, but on Earl (YoDaddy) and the kids (Bob? and da Mal Pal) too. I'm the person who gets everyones coins while their at school and work in real life.

This is me in my living room of my house. I have an apartment too.

This is me with a different hairstyle and clothes on and I'm with Earl in his living room.

This is Mallory in her new 50's diner looking kitchen that I designed for her.

I Love playing this game and one of the new features is that it lets me take pictures of me and other YoVillians. I have a couple of me and some blogger friends too, but I'm not sure if they want to be seen in their YoVillian state OR if they want anyone to know that they are addicted or getting hooked on playing YoVille. Anyway, I just thought I'd share my little fantasy life with you all. Oh, and you can always join me on Facebook and become a Yovillian too! I'd love to have more neighbors!!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Crafts, Decorating and Family Time

I've just been sewing and decorating this weekend and of course taking some naps here and there. Here is a picture of the kids peeling apples the night before Thanksgiving. They made an apple pie that turned out really yummy! Good job guys!

Chubby Baby Car Seat Cover GUEST GIVEAWAY!!!!

Chubby Baby Car Seat Cover GUEST GIVEAWAY!!!!

Charm Design Bags and Totes $50 gift card GUEST GIVEAWAY!!!!

Charm Design Bags and Totes $50 gift card GUEST GIVEAWAY!!!!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Thanksgiving and Black Friday

I hope everything had a great Thanksgiving! We had a big dinner, lots of leftovers and a great family day. Only my son Daniel and his family came over, but it was nice to spend some time with just them.

This is a picture of a Thanksgiving Eve about 15 years. It is my Grandma, me, my 3 sisters (Stacey, Robyn and Cathy) and my niece Jessica. We all met at my sister Robyn's house and cooked together. A nice memory!

Just a fun note: My mom celebrated Thanksgiving in Australia. She is on her second work/fun trip over there and cooked Thanksgiving dinner for some of her Australian friends. I hope they enjoyed her dinner as much as we always did. My mom definitely knows how to be a one woman show on the holidays and always does a fantastic job!!!

I did my first black Friday shopping this morning with Lexie and Jake. What an experience! Wow, some people are extremely serious and you'd better stay out of there way....all in all though it was fun and got a few things.



Tuesday, November 24, 2009

A Different Kind of Mice

I just found these little mice ornaments that I had made last year, but with moving over Christmas I forgot to give them to the kids.

So in keeping with my mice theme the kids will have 2 different mice ornaments this year.

It was nice to find something that was already made for Christmas!!

I just have to add the strings and I've got more mice ready to go! Yay!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Chocolatey Goodness!

I participated in Val's Hot for Chocolate Apron Swap and I received my package today from Nadine. OMG!!! I was napping and Earl woke me up and said you got a package and there sat this big pink box. Jace and I couldn't wait to open it up! I swear the box seemed like it didn't have a bottom because I just kept pulling more and more little packages out of it.

Here is the apron that Nadine made for me.
Isn't it gorgeous??
I can't believe how beautiful it is, and it's for me!!!!

Then Nadine made this cute tote bag and a hot pad out of the chocolate fabric.
Mallory is going to be jealous of the tote bag, but this one is for me!

Then Nadine included all of these yummy chocolates.
There are hot chocolate mixes, chocolate coffee crumble, truffles, chocolate, mint cookies, chocolate pretzels, etc......

and these chocolate scented soaps. They look just like me!!

and here is Jace trying to hide the wrapper from a chocolate he snuck. He is going nuts wanted to eat all of the chocolate up.
"Please mommy, pretty please with a cherry on top!"
(He doesn't think we should wait for Ezie and Mallory to get home to share.)

Here is the apron that I made. It's not nearly as fancy as the one I received,
but it reminds me of hot chocolate.
It's more of a pratical kind of chocolatey apron. Right??

Here is an apron I made a couple of weeks ago for one of Mallory's friends BD. I had to add the buttons at the top because after I got all done I noticed two little tiny holes in the fabric. So I added buttons and we're calling them the "Sprinkles" for the ice cream.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

I Have Mice in My House!

My Grandma used to make us kids a crocheted or plastic canvas ornament every year for Christmas that would either hold a candy cane or a Hershey's kiss. I decided that I was going to start Grandma's tradition for my grandkids that seem to have been multiplying like crazy lately. So these little mice are what I'm making for this year. I'm making one for all the kids and grandkids so I still have quite a few more to go. I think they're turning out pretty cute and hopefully the kids will like them and have fond memories of me like I do of my Grandma.

Thursday, November 19, 2009


Besides my favorite guys here at home their are a couple of other guys that I would like to honor today. One because it would of been his birthday today and the other because he won an award yesterday.

The first one is my Grandpa, Cecil Wescott. Today was my Grandpa's birthday. Grandpa died 7 years ago and there isn't a day that goes by that I haven't thought about him. I am so lucky to have had such a wonderful man for a grandfather. Grandpa taught us about gardening, respect for nature, diet and nutrition and so many other things. He would take us out to his garden and have us help pick veggies. Grandpa would explain to us how the veggies grew and how important it was to have good soil. He kept journals of his garden and what kind of fertilizers he used that year, the weather and his productivity. Occasionally he would pick us some beautiful flowers and wrap the stems up in a wet paper towel until we got home to put them in water. Grandpa even used the wood from his apple tree as a smoking agent in his grill. MMMmmm! He made the best chicken that he smoked in apple wood!! There are so many other wonderful memories I have of Grandpa.....I love you Grandpa!!

Okay, the other is Johnny Depp. As most of you know I Love Johnny Depp....and he won the People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive award yesterday. He is my all time favorite actor. I love his versatilty. He can be so funny and then so serious too. Just had to mention him!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Just Chit-Chat

Today is another day. I'm trying a few new projects and they are turning out okay....not quite as nice as I wanted them too, but okay. I have so many things that I want to get done before Christmas and I know I'm not going to get them accomplished. We're having Christmas with our kids on the December 13 this year, which is super early.....we usually don't even have our tree up by then, but it will be this year! I'm leaving for Kansas on December 27ish and want to take back a lot of gifts for my family. So much to do and the time seems to be flying by.

The fairies never came to help me with my I can't even send them over to the rest of your homes to help you out. Darn it!

On Dancing with the Stars, it's to bad that Joanna got kicked off because I think she is a better dancer than Donny and Kelly, but I am glad Kelly's still on. I really like her, especially her smile! My prediction though is that Mya will win next week. What to do on Monday nights after next week?!?! LOL!!

Well, I'm off to try out another new project and we'll see how it turns out. Wish me luck!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

I Feel Goofy and Random Thoughts

Let's see.....I'm feeling really good today and kinda actually a little goofy. So I'm just going to talk about random things.

I love watching reruns of Bonanza and try to get one episode in every day. I LOVE Westerns and cowboys! Giddy-up! I also think Hoss (Dan Blocker) is just so darn cute!

So, who watches Dancing with the Stars? I wanted Mark from Iron Chef to go further and was so disappointed when he got kicked off last week :( I like Kelly Osbourne a lot, but I think Aaron Carter is the better dancer. Unfortunately for Aaron he just doesn't seem to have the charisma that Kelly does, she has the cutest smile. So now that there are only 4 dancers left I am going for Mya. I LOVED her 70's dance the other night and I like her personality too. Okay, so there's my review of Dancing with Stars.

Earl's off today for Veteran's Day and he's in the kitchen making bacon. Yummy! It's nice having him home for the day and even nicer that he's cooking a good breakfast for us!!

I'm going to sew today and finish up a couple of projects. I suppose I will probably clean house a little too, yuck, but if I don't do it, well, it just won't get done. I really need a fairy.....I believe in them, but damn, why haven't I ever had one come to my house??? Maybe someday.....when I least expect it one will magically appear. Maybe?? You never know!

Okay, everyone have a great day!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

I'm Back

Okay, I'm better now and back. Thanks to everyone for their words of encouragement, laughter and prayers. I hate when I get really depressed and I think my good old hormones had a lot to do with it. My issues are all still here, but I'm ready to cope again. I tend to let things build up and then a couple tiny things will set me back. Anyway, enough about that!!

I did make 4 tote bags, some tissue covers and crocheted some cross bookmarks over the last week. I also did some cleaning which made me feel better.

My blogger friend Kelly sent me these cute magnets all the way from England. Kelly had posted them on her blog one day and I commented on how much I liked them and she was such a sweetheart and got me a package. Thanks Kelly and they came at such a great time!!

Aren't these just so cute?!?! I love the colors and the pictures are so cute. Kelly said you can find them on EBay. They also have tins that match. So cute!! Thanks Kelly!!!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Fighting an Old Demon

I am taking a computer break for old demon has come back to haunt me. I used to get depressed a lot and fortunately I have avoided it over the last several years, but it has returned. Life is just a little more than I can emotionally handle right now, so after I have a pity party for myself, I will regroup and get a handle on things. Hopefully I can get back on my feet over the next week or so. Until then.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

My Sweet Sister and Some More Trick or Treaters

Yesterday I got an unexpected package in the mail. My sister Robyn sent the kids an I a one way swap package. She said she's been enjoying seeing all of our swap stuff so she decided to make one up herself.
Robyn called it a

She sent all kinds of goodies for me and the kids. Mallory was still at school when we opened it so her goodies are wrapped up still. Isn't the spider web picture frame cute?!?!?? Robyn is very crafty and made that for me.

This is my oldest grand "Baby" Sabrina

Here is her little brother Austin as Tigger.
He had a honey pot for his candy bucket.

and then Anthony as a doggy.

The kids were all so cute!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

My Goblins and The Secret Sinister Sister Swap

Here are 3 of my little trick or treaters. Mallory was Sally Stitch which is a character that has been on the tv show Ghost Whisperer, Ezie is a skeleton ghosty scary looking guy, and Jace is himself, The Red Ranger. It was in the 50's but rained the whole time we were trick or treating. It was still fun and the kids did great! We all had fun and have been on a sugar high ever since!

I was in Genevieve's Secret Witches Sister Swap and my partner was Vivian. Vivian's package almost made me cry. I had two of the most amazing swap packages in one week. I feel so spoiled and my living room is very Halloweenish with last years and this years swap packages.

This is what the box looked like when I started. I was beginning to think it was bottomless....

I just kept pulling little packages out.

Viv made this gorgeous witch doll. OMG! I literally almost cried. I had no idea that Viv made such nice dolls. She is very proudly displayed in a special spot in the living room.

Then there was all these wonderful goodies. A Halloween idea book and magnet, candy, ribbon, a scarecrow bag, a yummy smelling pumpkin candle, a couple of ornaments and the cutest dressed skeleton. OMG! I have so many ideas running through my head for next year after receiving this package!

I sent Vivian a duplicate package to what I sent to Debbie for the other Halloween swap.

Here are the two Kitty's together.

I thought they were pretty cute......until I received the witches from Debbie and Viv.
I am knew to making dolls.....and well, they definitely are not!
I can't wait to make some more dolls and get more creative.
I have a lot of room to grow that's for sure.

Thanks to the kids and Earl for a great Halloween.
Thank you to Genevieve, Samantha and Ramona for hosting such fun swaps.
and finally
to Debbie and Vivian for being such wonderful swap partners.

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All 8 of my kids

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My 6 Grandkids

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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.