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...Whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things...

Thursday, December 28, 2006

2 daughters.



babies are cute and cuddly but grown up kids are so fun. i would embarrass myself if i divulged to you how many times i wet my pants this week from laughing, how many times i felt like i would drive off the road from laughing- thanks little girls for making my week a joy. and btw, your SEcreT is safe with me.
love, mom

Monday, December 25, 2006

pure joy~


my girls- kelly and emily.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

the true meaning of christmas~



who doesn't like a wonderful gift? so here are two gifts that i received from a couple of friends this christmas. more than the felted acorns, the vintage decorations, the handmade fudge, such a fab present i cannot even begin to tell you- but more than all the things was a lovely, sweet handwritten note from lesley that really said it all. and the wrapped package below, well something from judy that i have not even opened yet, cannot bear to open because she let a little girl at the mall wrap it for her for a small donation. this child was so proud of her handiwork and judy's gesture was so sweet (20 minutes later she came back to get the wrapped book) i have to tell you- i am not sure when i'll open it. so thanks lesley and thanks judy for reminding me once again what this is all about.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

have yourself a merry little christmas-

so, little richard at the cubscout lot at the masonic temple assured us that this specimen was the most charliebrown-esque of all. his able bodied cubscout pal in crime even snapped the top barren foot off the tree for us so that it would be 5 rather than 6 feet- at a whoppng $5 a foot, really who would want to pay for a barren branch? so chas in hand, (and btw, richard's mother told us it would only be $20) we went home ready to put up our fab tree. little did we know that this pathetic thing would become even more brownesque- last nite we had to saw off another foot in order to get it into the stand! on top off which it lost about a quarter of the needles as we schlepped it from the indoors back out to saw off another portion of the trunk. so here he is in all his glory- and the bonus is- it only took kelly about 3 minutes to wrap the lights around this prize winner. one of these days i'm going to invest in a tree skirt- the beach towel definitely detracts, doncha think?

Sunday, December 17, 2006

beef of the moment-


anyone who knows me ( and lucky you are) probably knows by now that i always have a beef with something- don't ask me where i got this self-righteous sense, but at my age, i'm thinking this is here to stay...at any rate, i have to say- just because it is small does not make it a stocking stuffer! in my (i guess) miserly world, a stocking stuffer is like dollar store crapola or a chapstick-not a $35 eyeshadow trio or a $15 dollar multi-bit screwdriver. once you get past the $5 range or so, it is a bona fide wrappable gift. so, this is my holiday message to all you folks out there in retail land who make a living trying to convince us that we need more, more and much, much more- just because it's small, little, miniature, minute, tiny, petite, wee, undersized or even infinitesimal...

Thursday, December 14, 2006

it's beginning to look a lot like chanukah~

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

gingerbread jewess struts her stuff.


thanks heidi- for a fab get together. i'm adding this new found talent to my resume!

Sunday, December 10, 2006

a little something for mother-

her birthday is dec.14-shhhh.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

this keeps me outta the mall-

oy.

Friday, December 08, 2006

goodies from the kraft kave.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

just lock me up!


i'm jewish- and no matter how many times i sing the "i hate christmas" song, which btw is a take-off on a muppets song- no matter how many times i sing it or how early in the year i start singing it, i always get sucked into the xmas enthusiasm vortex- i mean even after everyone in my family told me they hated the fruitcakes i was making and ups-ing to them i figured- oh well, this will be good...now i won't have a zillion dollars worth of nuts and brandy and apricots ( and btw you guys- they were deluxe, but i'm over that) all over the kitchen and the dining room. so now, it is just something else and i can't seem to control myself- seriously- did i need to make this chenille tree and stay up all nite making this miniature sweater? of course, i can't find the mini- wire hangars that would make my life complete...and why at this time did i decide that this would be the month that i turn in 10 different atcs- not just the standard, make one and copy it- but oh yeah- i already have the pix cut out for 10-15 diff ones. and xmas themed glob magnets and felted stuff and the half sanded advent cabinet on the kitchen counter...so, advertisers and hallmark and everyone else- you win! but still- i just don't get it- i suppose tho, since it has taken over my life this year and it probably will continue to- i oughta just go with it.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

simple-y sparkling!

i'm lovin' that accu-cut at red lead. look at this- easy cheesy! an env, scallop thing and a circle- sparkling winter wishes coming your way!

doll.

been crafting up a storm...oh yeah and speaking of storms, what an ice extravaganza we had, complete with a power outage and then another. i'm all for lowering the thermo- but 47 degrees! and don't you love it when the paper towels that you are working on top of end up looking as nifty as the project itself?

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