Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year! Opportunity for Magazine Ads, and more

Happy New Year to all of my blog friends!

This year has passed quickly! Is it me or does time seem to go by faster as we get older!?
 For 2013 I am hoping to be more creative, spend more time crafting and blogging. I am also going to be an editor for Victorian Etc magazine. It is an online magazine and we have a lot of
followers and readers. I will be posting more about this soon. It will be 2 issues this year and I will have a small box ads for sale in my section. I was also hoping if someone would would want to showcase their artwork, Etsy store, blog or both would be interested in doing an article.

We ran our last errands for 2012! Yeah! Got the important wine for me and beer for Bob. Stopped and shipped the last orders for 2012 and grocery shopped. It is snowing here a little but who knows what tonight will bring- just maybe we can see the fireworks on top of Pikes Peak if we can stay awake and the clouds clear out.

Last for this year- say a healing prayer for my Tara! They went ice skating and as she was getting off the ice a little kid cut her off and she lost her balance. She broke her left elbow and her right wrist. Needless to say she is pretty helpless right now. Derrick and the girls are taking good care of her.

XO Linda

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas to All!

Merry Christmas!

 We had a great day! Met our new 18 day old Grand Nephew, Urijah Anderson Schooley. He is so tiny! Bob's sister would be so Proud! We know she is watching over her only Grandson! Our Kitties had a lot of fun, just like little kids paper was a big draw! I wish you all much happiness!
Papa with Grimm, Bob with Andy & Urijah, Sara, Andy, Urijah & Mom Sally, Bob's Mom with Urijah- I did see a little tear- our first Christmas for me without Laurie as last year I was gone for my Daddy. We made it through and only had happy thoughts and memories.
Happy New Year! Let us Hope and Pray for Peace, Health and Prosperity!

XO Linda

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Happy 17th Anniversary to my Daughter Tara!

I thought this was so special what my Daughter Tara and my Son in Law Derrick wrote to each other on facebook today for their 17th Anniversary. From a class that they attended- Tara and Derrick learned that they are a rarity being dual Air Force, active duty and who have remained married. They have had trials and tribulations, yet they are wonderful parents, a great couple, exceptional daughter and son in law and they remain committed to God and this country- though Derrick has retired from active duty- they are truly special and I Love them both dearly and of course my Grand Angels, Ayanna & Nayla are the light of our lives!

After 17 yrs of marriage, a 15 y/o, a 11 y/o, 6 PCS's, 2 deployments (1 more possible), multiple TDY's around the world, 1 retirement, 1 more soon to come, and the only person in the whole world who could put up me is you Derrick! I love you!! Happy Anniversary

‎17 years ago I married someone that has changed my life; everyday I thank GOD for you. I know that it's not always easy, so thank you for putting up with me and all these years... I love you! Happy Anniversary!!!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Little Candle Jars I made for Work Gifts

Happy Almost Christmas!
 I made these little  jars with photos from Etsy- My friend Maureen from and they
both have beautiful images. I bought the little led battery tea lights, used glaze and glitter for the image and then put the mica flakes snow in the jars. The one jar has cotton as it is going to a household with a small child- thought that would be safer. I have baked over 250 cookies so far, made 4 batches of the family toffee recipe, 10 batches of my popcorn drizzled with candy melts and 60 red velvet cake balls. WHEW! I have to bake again on Sunday for Bobs family as cookies are part of their Christmas gifts. Then I have a week off from work to get a few things done! Have a wonderful week! XO Linda

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Remembering my Daddy

Remembering my Daddy today. It hard to believe you have been gone a year now!
You and Mom are always in my heart and I miss you both so much!
This was their engagement photo and the one we used for their 50th Anniversary. It was my Moms favorite.  It was taken at my Great Grandmother's Farm in Binghamton, NY.