Monday, December 10, 2012

First Snow of the Year!

In my last post, I was bemoaning the crazy weather that we have been having.  Yes, the weather is still crazy, however, we dipped into a bit of normalcy today with a high of 48 degrees and .... SNOW!!!  My oldest set a record this morning for getting dressed so she could play before school.  My youngest got to play in the snow for the first time.
Big difference between here and Fort Worth... one little snow flake, and the news is all over it.  Road conditions are updated constantly.  Here in the sticks, you are kind of on your own.  I had so much fun driving on ice this morning, but we made it to school on time and in one piece.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Christmas Is Creeping Closer....

Christmas is fast approaching, and the weather has been crazy here in Texas.  Texas is known for weird weather, but in my 32 years here, I have yet to witness 80 degree days this close to Christmas.  We let our tomatoe and pepper plants go weeks ago with the frost thinking that fall was finally here and that was it.  Arrgh!

I made it through my first craft fair last weekend.  The turn out was not that great, but I live in a small town, and just being able to have a Christmas celebration with craft booths is saying something.  I was able to meet some fellow local crafters, which was nice.  I wish that I had taken pictures of these really neat tables that were made using recycled wood, and yard sticks -- awesome.  Hopefully the maker/seller will have a store on Etsy or website soon so I can share a link.  I also met Erica from Beehive Creations, who happens to make really cute bows.  So all in all, it was a fun Saturday.

Here are a few Etsy treasuries that I created recently.  The first is all about Ornaments, and the second, It's looking like a Madcap Christmas! features members from It's a Madcap Life.  Last but not least is Sweet Suds - soaps that look good enough to eat! :)
A picture of my table at Olney's Grand Old Christmas December 1st