|December 12, 2013||Posted by Rita under Christmas, Crafts, Gift ideas, Printables, Thursday's Thoughts|
How is everyone doing with all of your Christmas preparations? I am going a little bit crazy about now! I am realizing that there are only two weeks left until Christmas and really I only have a week and a half for all of my family gifts, because we will have our Christmas party a few days early because it is not our year for Christmas.
(We do every other year for Christmas and Thanksgiving to try to accommodate the in-laws.)
I have been sewing like a crazy lady the last three days! I have sewn 3 quilt tops and quilted two of them! I will get the other one quilted tomorrow and then I will have to do all of the bindings! That is what takes me a long time because of all the hand stitching, but I guess that I will just have to put on couple of good Christmas movies and see how much I can get done! :) I will post about them after I have given them to the recipients!
Here is my thought for today.
I hope that all of your days are Merry & Bright and that all of your Christmas wishes are coming true!
This is formatted to 8 x 10 for those of you that would like to print it. To print, right click over image and go to “save image as” then save in a folder. You can also right click over image and go to “copy image” then open your favorite program like word or presentations and go to “paste”. You can then size and print however you wish!
This could be used for the front of a card, a gift tag or as a print!
Thanks for visiting today! Love Ya!Pin It
|December 9, 2013||Posted by Rita under Church, Quilts, Sewing|
One of our granddaughter’s was baptized this last weekend. This was a special day for her. In The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints the children are baptized when they are 8 years old.
I have made it a tradition to make a quilt for each of the grandkids for their baptism. It has always been a minky quilt with minky fabric on the front and the back! They are so warm and cuddly! I also have their name and the year and “choose the right” embroidered in one of the corners.Pin It
|December 5, 2013||Posted by Rita under Christmas, Printables, Quotes, Thursday's Thoughts|
How is everyone coming with all of your Christmas preparations? I have all my decorating done, but really need to hit the shopping and it is just too cold to go outside today, so I guess I have better work on some projects that I have here at home!
Here is my thought for today! When my children were small I needed this sign! So I though it would be fun to make a little reminder that you might want to print and display somewhere in your house where the little ones can see it! :)
To print, right click over image and go to “save image as” then save in a folder. You can also right click over image and go to “copy image” then open your favorite program like word or presentations and right click again and go to “paste”.
I hope that you have a “NO POUTING” Thursday!
(I meant you, not the kids!)
Love Ya!Pin It
|December 3, 2013||Posted by Rita under Christmas, Church, Family, Parties, Traditions|
We had our annual Sinterklaas party this last weekend and the kids had a great time!
Sinterklass day is not until Dec. 5th, but we always have our party on the weekend when we can all be together. We started this tradition after my oldest son served a mission for our church, in the Netherlands. I love all of the rich traditions that go along with the arrival of Sinterklaas and the start of the Christmas season. That is why we celebrate it every year. It is just a fun way to kick off the holidays! I will apologize in advanced for all the family pictures in this post, but that is what this party is all about and then also this fun guy:Pin It
|December 2, 2013||Posted by Rita under Candy, Christmas, Church, Gift ideas, Printables, Quotes, VT Handouts|
I hope that you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend. We had a great one even though there was a lot of excitement in our neighborhood! One of our neighbors had a fire in their home on Thanksgiving morning! The home received smoke damage and damage to half of the house, but it is not a total loss, thank goodness! We are hoping that they will be able to move back in a week or two! But it will probably take months to get their home all put back together! It really makes you stop and count your blessings and my number one blessing is always my family, as was our neighbor’s! Everyone was safe and that was the most important thing!
But now, here is the December visiting teaching handout for Relief Society for my church I love that it is all about the Savior for this month, because to me that is what Christmas is all about!
I chose to focus on this quote by Elder D. Todd Christofferson.Pin It
|November 27, 2013||Posted by Rita under Christmas, Gift ideas, Thanksgiving, Traditions|
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!
I hope that your day is filled with Love, Kindness and Pumpkin Pie!
I will be taking a couple of days off to spend time with the family! Hope that you get to do the same.
Have a Thankful Day and Count Your Blessings. Love Ya!
If you need some reading to get you in the holiday mode, here are a couple of Christmas traditions that we have in our home, perhaps you will want to make one of them a tradition in your home!
This first one is the one that I cherish the most. You will want to read through this post, but be prepared to have a tissue at hand! If you have children, this is a great tradition. My husband and I do this every year with our family because all of our children are grown and so this is what we have the kids and grandkids do for our gifts! It is wonderful!
The second tradition that we do is the Nativity. The kids love to act this out and I have a very simple way to make all of the costumes! You could even do these as a no-sew project if you want to. They are very basic and simple, but the thing that I love about them is the fact that one size fits all…literally! You just tie them up a little higher or tuck them in for the little ones! Perfect, you make them once and then you have them forever!
Aren’t these kids the cutest ever? :)
Did that get you in the Christmas Spirit?
If you are a black Friday shopper, all I can say, is GOOD LUCK and I hope you are able to get all the deals that you are out there for! :)
As for me, I think that I will just stay home and enjoy my Christmas Decorations and get ready for our Sinterklaas Party!
Thanks for stopping by today.
I am really grateful for all of my readers and I appreciate the support that you give to me!
|November 21, 2013||Posted by Rita under Printables, Quotes, Thanksgiving, Thursday's Thoughts|
Today’s thought does not really need any introduction nor explanation.
This little thought says it just how it is!
I am thinking that this would be a great one to print and frame. It is a good reminder about how good life is!
Maybe I need to print this for my Thanksgiving table, or you could print and frame this for a hostess gift for the one that hosts your Thanksgiving dinner! (If that person is you, so be it!)
Hope you all have a WONDERFUL Thursday!
|November 18, 2013||Posted by Rita under Appetizers, Desserts, Fall, Recipes, Thanksgiving|
Today I have a super easy recipe for you that is perfect for any of your fall gatherings!
This would be a great one to make for Thanksgiving day, as an appetizer while everyone is waiting around for the turkey to get done! Or it would be a great treat to watch during all of those football games that go on all day long! Like I said, it is super easy to make and only has 4 ingredients, so the kids could even help with this recipe and give you more time on the important things, like reading all those black Friday ads! :)Pin It
|November 14, 2013||Posted by Rita under Fall, Quotes, Thanksgiving, Thursday's Thoughts|
Today my thought comes from a little 4-wheeling trip that my husband and I took last week! We went up on a family property that we have and it was the most awesome, beautiful, Autumn day, that it just filled my heart with Thanksgiving for all the beauty and blessings that surround us!
What if you woke up today with only the things you thanked God for yesterday?
Makes you think, doesn’t it?Pin It
|November 13, 2013||Posted by Rita under Baking, Desserts, Reviews, Sponsored Post|
|November 12, 2013||Posted by Rita under Fall, For the Home, Quilts, Sewing, Thanksgiving|
|November 11, 2013||Posted by Rita under cooking, Recipes, Sponsored Post|
This post brought to you by P.F. Chang’s. All opinions are 100% mine.
At P.F. Chang’s, guests are surrounded by a unique, modern environment combining influences of Asian and American cultures. And now, the Goodness of Fall is fresh for the tasting at P.F. Chang’s with their new Fall Seasonal Menu.
The one menu item that really caught my eye was the Vietnamese Noodles with Steak and Shrimp! I am a shrimp girl, so I would love to try this one out real soon. The Citrus Mustard Prawns also look yummy! And of course I would want to try the Pumpking Dessert Wantons, or the Apple Dessert Wontons!
P.F. Chang’s is also hosting the Goodness of Fall Contest,Pin It
|November 8, 2013||Posted by Rita under Family, Fashion, Reviews|
Today I want to show you my newest favorite find!
For many years now I have straightened my hair every day! My oldest granddaughter keeps asking me how come I never do my hair differently. She tells me that I wear it the same way every day. (Isn’t it nice how brutally honest kids can be!) So when I saw a small video on how this curling iron works, I must say that I was amazed enough to buy it! I got mine at Walmart, and that was the cheapest place that I found. It was $99.99… it’s costly to be beautiful!
Check out this link with the video and see what you think?
Last Sunday night we decided to do a little beauty salon and try out my fun new toy. The girls that were there, tried it out and I think that it was hands down a new favorite for everyone.
Here is my before picture: (The same every day, or so I am told!)Pin It
|November 7, 2013||Posted by Rita under Printables, Quotes, Thanksgiving, Thursday's Thoughts|
Sometimes the “hurrier” I go the “behinder” I get!
We did a Relief Society Activity at my house last night, so I am a little bit late in getting this posted this morning! I will tell you all about our activity next week, it was a great activity in which we made our 72 hour food kits!
But for today, here is my Thursday “Thanksgiving” Thought.
For some reason, which is good, I have a very thankful heart this season! I am grateful for my family, friends, health and freedom, just to name a very few. I am grateful for a husband who supports me in everything I do. He is my best friend, confidante, supporter and also the biggest tease!
Today, take just a few seconds and look around you at all the blessings that you enjoy, start counting them and soon you will have a very grateful heart too!