Monday, February 24, 2014

Tory's New LIttle Baby Boy is Here~

Kooper Dean Foutch arrived at 8:22 tonight, weighing 8 lbs 2 oz!
Grand Baby #13
~Whew~
I'm so glad he is here safe and sound.

I told Tory while she was in labor that her hubby and I couldn't take 
much more of this.

And she retorted,
"Oh I am just soooo sorry for you two!
I just don't  know how you guys are  going to be able to do this!!"

I had to laugh!
Even in great pain, that kid can split my sides!

Once again it took my breath away
to see a new little soul being born into this world.

Thank you Lord for bringing him safely here.
May his life be blessed!

Gotta get some sleep,

before I take big brother Kash to see him in the morning...
 Photo: Our night with this lil guy  had been a success... He's fast asleep as he should be after all that runnin around he did! LOL oh, and Skout is the most jealous doggy there is... LoL Love Kash! He was so curious about everything. He now has a new baby brother we get to meet tomorrow! Wooohooo! Congrats to my bestieee! : )
Toodles....



Friday, February 14, 2014

Tell Me What Your Favorite Books Are!!

I have 4 minutes left to say....
Happy Valentine's Day!!
Red Velvet Macaroons. http://delectabledeliciousness.blogspot.com/2010/02/red-velvet-valentines-macarons.html
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And then the clock strikes midnight!

Sounds like a fairy tale.

So speaking of that,
I have a question for you all today.

What is your all time favorite book? 
a lovely book to read
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The book you swoon about?
The book that has influenced you the most?
The book that you can't quit thinking about?
Or what is the best book you have read of late?
Maybe we can all gather here,
and suggest some new reading material for each other!

My all time Favorite Book: The Bible
The Book I Swoon About: Gone With The Wind
The Book That Has Influenced Me The Most: (Besides The Bible)   The Power of a Positive Mental Attitude
The Book I Can't Quit Thinking About: Simple Abundance
The Best Book of Late That I've Read: The Book Thief

The Guitar Man came home for Valentine's Week.
Us at Books A Million earlier tonight
 See...I don't believe  in just celebrating for a day....
a whole week is more my style.
He took me out to dinner,
bought me roses,
and then at my request,
sat at the bookstore with me for hours...
with the cherry on top...
a load of books to carry home!

So let's all be book buddies!
 What are your favorites?
Really....
I want to know!
Happy Reading!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Jouranling, Planning, My New Kikki K Planner...

A Happy Monday to You All!

I thought you might need a dose of color and inspiration....
so I thought I'd share some pics of what has been filling my heart, hands and life in general!
My new Kikki K planner.
I have been having a ball playing with the colors.
Many years ago Sea Foam Green was an 'in'color,
and now it is back, but they are calling it 'Mint'.
It goes so well with hot pinks, reds, yellows, other playful pinks,
polka dots, stripes and touches of black.
And yes, I broke down and bought a Raskog Cart from Ikea...
Love, love it.
I'm still working on organizing it.
It's so much more fun to create when things are in order....
Tory saw the box sitting, waiting for the hubby to come home and put it together. But what a sweetie, she grabbed it, 8 1/2 months pregnant and all and was determined to put it together for me. I hate doing these kinds of things!
Of course Little Baby Boy thought she needed help, so Gama went and got him his own set of tools....
Then her Soldier Boy came home, and things really got down to business....
WaLa....
So in Love....
Part of my plan this year is to get organized in all aspects of my life.
I have two words this year:
One is Organization
The other is Heal
So we are well on our way....

Have a Happy Week Girls!
Toodles of Love...
 

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

New Things I'm Up To in 2014

This is going to be a year full of 'ART' for me.
I am determined.
 Artful Sewing...
 
My Latest Block of the Month I am working to Get Off the Ground
Artful Blogging...
Just look at this lov-er-ly mess....
 Artful Journaling...

Artful Living...
Hanging out at neat cafes around Nashville...
Artful Learning....
 You get the idea.

I for one am joining 
The Artful Readers Club on Facebook.
The way it works is:
You commit to reading 12 books this year,
and  you promise to do not only a short review on each book,
but a piece of art revolving around it as well. Then do a blog post about it and link up.
So My List:
The Night Circus 
Happier At Home
The Creative Journal
Sketchnotes
The Dollmaker
Mr Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore
Housekeeping
Rebecca
I Like To Make Things
Jane Eyre
A Writer's Book of Days
"S"
 
The other thing I am doing this year is the online class:
Do I dare share some of my pages?
Don't laugh...girls and boys....
So let me know if you like posts like this my friends.
If so I will post more.

I have to admit....
hours and hours and hours...
of playful time went into these journal pages.

And for those of you wondering about my sewing.
I am trying to get my "mojo" back.
I'm moving my sewing machine into the living room...
I'm going to pull out some unfinished projects and see if I can't get inspired.

I am definitely going to start back up
The Rancher's Daughter Quilt Along!
Promise!!

Toodles...

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas

A very Merry Christmas
to all of my fabulous followers!
You have enriched  my life beyond words,
and I thank the Lord for you today!
My Two Little Candy Canes
Our latest edition....
Enjoy your Christmas Day!!


Monday, December 23, 2013

Organizing Christmas

"Can 'Christmas' be organized?" You might ask.

Well, this year I did it better than I ever have before....
I   bought me a composition book from the dollar store...
covered it...
And started sectioning it out:
 Most days I would go in and journal at the end of the day
recording events, weather, thoughts etc...


I saved a few pages at the front of the book and went 
back in and made me a Table of Contents
to record what was where:
Each night I would sit down and decorate a few more pages
getting them ready ahead of time to inspire me...
It has not only helped to keep me on track,
the little book has enhanced the Christmas Season for me.
I found myself looking forward to the time of day that I could just go sit down for a spell, decorate, ponder and write away!

Hope you all have a very Merry, Merry Christmas!!

Toodles....