Tuesday, December 16, 2014

My Beautiful Christmas Ornaments from the Exchange, My Tags and cards, The Candle from Angels at my Door on Friday the 12th, Daddy 3rd Angelversary

Hello Blog Friends, 
I have been busy making the secret family toffee recipe with Bob's Mom. It was hard but I stirred all the way through on 3 of 4 batches! It is yummy delicious and I have mailed off and work gifted 99.9%- That is what we do at work- I tin up toffee, bake cookies and do the popcorn with candy melt on it- I made 19 pans of it yesterday! Now I know why my elbow hurt! Sunday I am baking the cookies for work gifts and Bob's family, then I am done!! I love the toffee so it has to go away for others to enjoy! I sent over 130 cookies to my daughter Tara and family. Everyone has their own cookie container or Nayla will eat them all! I have photos of my beautiful and Special Christmas Ornaments that I received from Tuula in Canada. She is at www.thriftyrebel.com She sent everything in the beautiful box shown, with her hand made tag. She knew I liked purple so she sent the purple flower in the Vintage mold cup. She also sent the 3 little wooden ornaments and the Vintage Bird. I have not done a much for a Christmas tree since my Mom passed away. This year I put out the little tree out- the K-3 are naughty and it has come down a few times a day, so it doesn't have anything breakable on it. I also have some photos of my tags, cards and Christmas post cards I sent out. I am having fun with stickles glitter! I also have enclosed photos of the necklaces I made for a few gifts. The cat collage is for my friend in PA who did all of the Halloween decorations, her Mom has the Angel and my hair dresser the cabin scene. I have also enclosed the photo that I sent for the Angels at my Door candle lighting on the 12th and my Dad's photo for his 3rd Angelversary that was Saturday the 13th.I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Friday, November 28, 2014

Happy Post Thanksgiving! Cindy Adkins Angels at my door event

Happy post Thanksgiving! I hope you all had a great meal and a wonderful day! Cindy Adkins on facebook- Angels at my Door is having a candle lighting event on December 12th, 2014. Have a wonderful rest of the weekend. I am off to work. At the dealership we are having a "black" Friday sale. Hope we are busy! Hugs, Linda

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Changed up my blog look, Oliver's story, Vintage Photo Share

Hello Blog Friends,

   I changed up my blog look today. I added photos of the K-3 and a nice photo of Oliver. He was absent most of the week as we had terrible cold, below normal and snow here. We knew he was over in the cat colony safe. He came running over today when he saw us pull up from the store. He was so happy to see us! He adores Bob. It is so funny he gets up on the tool box in the garage and puts his paws on Bob's shoulders and looks at him, then he takes his paws and pats his hat. I found out his story from Kim. She is the owner of the cat colony. He was dumped off and one of the neighbors took him in, they did not give him much of a chance as their other cats did not like him. He took him to the humane society. His breed is unusual he is a Norwegian Forest Bob Tail Cat. He has big paws and prances when he runs. They said he was not adoptable as he stuck his claws out at them. Seriously! They called Kim and said since he was found by the colony if she did not take him, they would put him down. He is very loving, but does have sharp claws. He has food and a cat bed in the garage also, we leave Jinx cat's old cat door open for him. We are going to co-parent with Kim on him for now as he needs to be checked out by our vet, before I would let him in near the K-3. So maybe he will live with us some time, for now he eats here and is looking so much better since we have been feeding him. I hope you have a great week! XO Linda

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Happy Veteran's Day to all who served and to my family! Big weather change!

Happy Veteran's Day to all who have served past and present and to my Family also. We had a gorgeous Fall day yesterday! Now the front that came through Alaska is coming down to all of us! To be cold, winds are up already and maybe the "s" word. I am not ready for snow yet!! My Veteran's Day Family Collage- Honoring my family starting with my Daddy Willard (Bill) Edwards Jr, My mom in 2 of the photos with Daddy, V.Irene Edwards, My daughter retired Msgt USAF Tara Saffell McCraw, my son in law Msgt Retired USAF Derrick McCraw, Tara's Daddy who passed away earlier this year- Eric Saffell retired Msgt USAF from the USAF Academy Band and last but not least my brother Jay Edwards who served four years in the USAF Academy Drum & Bugle Corps. 2 photos of the front coming in for our big weather change!! Have a great week! I am so excited I am also doing my first swap, A Christmas Ornament Exchange! Baby steps I will try more if this works out well! XO Linda

Monday, October 27, 2014

Happy Halloween Early! Halloween Collages of the K-3 Kitties, Oliver our Feral and a Vintage Photo

It's Halloween Week! Don't you remember growing up how much fun it was to wear a costume, go to a
parade and then trick or treat? I grew up in a small town, Owego, NY. We had a Halloween parade, cider, donuts and then the kids all trick or treated. In those days we didn't have much to worry about! Now that I am a grown up, I think back on how much fun we had. The movie Theater had a Halloween Costume contest and played the old scary Vampire, Frankenstein movies an all day marathon! I still like Halloween and hope the kids get to experience some of what we did in our youth. We have a new kitty visits us 2 times a day for a meal. We call him Oliver. He lives in the Feral cat colony. I don't believe he is a real Feral cat as he is very loving. I made a collage of him for Halloween. Here is a new one of the K-3 Bob, Savannah and Merlin. They did not want to wear the new Halloween hat and collar, oh well! It is a good thing I can just use a photo editor for the hats! LOL!  I also had fun with this Vintage photo. Happy Halloween to you all! Hugs from me, Linda

Friday, October 24, 2014

We did our Memorial Balloons, A beautiful Fall Day lots of photos,the Eclipse

Happy Fall to my blog friends! It is hard to believe October is almost gone! We did our Memorial Balloons on Sunday the 19th. In honor and Memory of my Mom, Laurie, Bob's Sister, Uncle Bert. And I have added 1 for Daddy and now 1 for Eric my former husband. I have a little story- I broke my quarter moon stained glass and found this lady on the west side of Colorado Springs that does stained glass. I met with her a week ago. She was telling me about her former husband and how he was in the nursing home close to death. I told her about Eric my former husband. Her name is Linda also and her last name is Willard, my Dads name. Her former husband passed away on Friday. They were like Eric and I good friends, even after they divorced and they had children together so they remained close. I think we were destined to meet! My new moon is beautiful! I will include a photo. I had a sticky note with the moon dimensions and I had written a note to myself to get balloons for Sunday. She saw my notes and made me a lavender and a yellow balloon. I am trying to think what I want to make for her, something special as a gift. I have photos of Pikes Peak on Sunday October 19, 2014 which was a beautiful sunny Colorado day, compared to last weekend which looked like winter! I am happy because I choose to be, sad as I miss my parents more than words can say! We all know life goes on no matter what! I can't believe my Mom has been gone for 9 years! I have to say I woke up on the 22nd and I could still hear the phone call from my Daddy. I know they are in Heaven and we will meet again! 
Work is slowing down as it is fall and Motorcycle sales drop. We had a nice lunch today. We had burgers cooked on the grill with all of the fixings! Yummy! I did not eat last night or this
morning in order to eat! I have lost 15 pounds cutting out excess salt, sugar and carbs. I eat
what I want on Sunday's. I hope you enjoy my beautiful Colorado photos and our Memorial Balloons. Nancy Lewis Park is where we go and the ducks were so cute, quacking around the pond. Also there was a Lily still and a few more buds. Our Lillie's are done for the year. It is a nice peaceful park to go to.The Eclipse photo was taken with a phone through a telescope. One of our service guys has an awesome telescope and he brought it in so we could all see the Eclipse. And if you live in Texas, LOL! watch out my Granddaughter Ayanna got her drivers license yesterday! :) Hugs, Linda


Monday, October 13, 2014

My Friend in PA Halloween Decor and the Bulldogs Dog Show at the park down the street

Happy Monday! My friend in PA goes all out for Halloween! They made the wood cutouts, pretty clever and they have cool lights at night! This is just a small sample of their yard decor! I walked down to the park and there was a little dog show with bulldogs. So cute! Have a great week! Hugs, Linda