To all of you who celebrate Christmas . . .
I wish you a beautiful day filled with simple pleasures and much joy!
And to the rest of my friends . . .
Enjoy your weekend!
Hugs for all,
Thought you might like to start off this busy week with a smile, so here goes:
1. What do you call people who are afraid of Santa Claus?
2. What do elves learn in school?
3. What do you get when you cross a snowman with a vampire?
4. What kind of money do they use at the North Pole?
5. Where do polar bears vote?
The North Poll.
6. What do you call an expert group of Chess players bragging about their games in a hotel lobby?
Chess nuts boasting in an open foyer!
7. What did the gingerbread man put on his bed?
A cookie sheet!
ok, I know they were a little silly but I hope you found yourself smiling, anyway!
Hey there, everyone!
Hope you had a sparkling 4th of July weekend.
Can you believe the stores are already stocking items for another holiday that’s on the horizon?
Today’s edition of Show and Tell Tuesday will fit right in with that theme . . .
A few weeks ago, we were reminiscing with our oldest daughter about some Halloween costumes we helped her to make around the time she became a teenager.
Her school sponsored an annual Halloween Dance, which included a contest for best costume. She loved the event. Although we all contributed to the finished projects, her Dad (a.k.a. Sir Beads) did a lot of the work on these . . .
Here’s his “washing machine” – made with a sturdy carton and recycled styrofoam! There’s even a battery-operated light with an on/off switch!
Don’t you just love it?
Next, we have a slice of pizza. Fabric-covered cardboard, designed to sit on the shoulders, “sandwich board”-style.
This was during the late 1980′s. As I recall, neither costume won, but they were a hit nonetheless. The washer is long gone, but we think the slice of pizza may be packed away in the basement.
In any event, I’m so glad we still have the pictures.
They make our hearts smile!
Love is . . . .
when the father of your children
brings you flowers for Mother’s Day!
He sure has my number!
Although I truly love all flowers, the iris is a particular favorite . . . and then there’s the fact that it’s purple!
As you can see, the bouquet is just beginning to open so I’ll be smiling for the next few days.
If you are reading this and you are my eldest daughter –
STOP reading right now!!!
Grab that mouse and click to another page!
I’m going to be talking about a surprise that’s on the way to you.
Is she gone?
You may remember that my daughter lives with her husband in Europe and that she LOVES the Easter “Peeps”. (There’s a funny story about our efforts to send her some last Easter. You can find it here.)
This year, I found a new way to celebrate her fondness for peeps – I made her an Easter card.
Notice the little rubber stamp in the top right of this photo? When I saw that stamp, I just had to buy it.
Here is my “peeps” card! It’s fairly small – about 4″ x 5″. To make the envelope, I took apart an old white one, and then used it as a template for the striped paper.
I don’t think she’ll mind if I show you the inside . . .
(Tulips are her favorite flower!)
Gosh, it was fun to do.
I must try to find the time to play with paper more often!