Monday, November 29, 2010

A new one..

After six years of having the same two comforters for our bed, it was time to upgrade. Don't get me wrong, we still love our floral quilt, it's just not very wintry! As in... not warm enough for sure!
There is something wonderful about one tiny change. A picture here, a vase there. But oh! how I love patterns and design and swirls and ok, everything!

And of course, my little Fritz had to come in and share in the joy of the new bed makings. He's one of those people out to get me with a freshly made bed. ALL roommates I have ever had or family members or friends have had many a laugh at me for one 'quirk' of mine. I despise un-made beds. Yuck. Now that's not saying that I make mine every day or anything. Sometimes there are other important things to be done. Playing robots, or tickling fights, or chasing the kitties around the house. But... when the bed is finally made it needs to stay pretty. And that's where the roommates would get me. They would see my made-up-pretty-as-a-magazine-spread-bed and jump on it and mess things up!!! Oh the horror! Oh the evilness of roommates! However, there were many good laughs, me included. One in particular roommate would mess up my bed nearly every day. For some reason he had a 'sixth sense' about when I was about to or had finished with bed making, and if he was home? Yep. War.

Fritz enjoys torturing me as well. But I let him.
Only because he is the love of my life.

*Do you see Boo pictured in the background? Notice how his ears are down? You guessed right. Boo does not like the little Fritz one bit. Hisses and growls, but I do think that slowly there is some kind of cat/kid understanding going on.
**Don't forget! It's the last day of my Black Friday through Cyber Monday sale! 15% off and FREE shipping! Get your shopping done today!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Wednesday SHOP Update

I have been crafting, of course!, but I will be spending the afternoon tweaking my shop. All items will be
15% off with free shipping!
Doesn't that sound lovely?? This will be a big sale from Black Fridy through Cyber Monday! I will be having sales in December as well, but this weekend will be the best of the season!
Check my shop out here.
And have a wonderful, happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Sundays with Fritz-The Case of the 1st 2010 Winter Adventure!

I finally get to wear my Kitty hat! Woot! Woot! Helping Daddy shovel the driveway. There is so much snow out here!
I also got to put on my neat Bomber jacket that my Uncle got me. He bought it for me for my first Christmas, but now I can actually wear it! I like it, it's neat!

Happy winter season everybody!!
Fritz signing off... gonna go get my frozen toes warmed up by the fire now!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Open windows, the white stuff, and #305

Such a lovely morning, afternoon we were having yesterday. Such warmth coming from the sun, shinning brightly, but, maybe too brightly?? It's almost Thanksgiving in MONTANA! Hey weather, seriously, what's up? Fresh breezes were filling our house. I figured I would be pushing my luck with the weather, but just had to have that window open. Maybe for the last time in the months to come.
But... later in the early evening, the clouds rolled in and the yellow glow of light turned to blue and gray. Temperature dropping fast, the wind picking up even faster. Nothing happened for awhile. For a few hours, a standstill in the weather world.
After Fritz was in bed, while picking up the days worth of little kiddo fun, a glance outside and magic! Would it last? Would it snow all night long? Would there be a winter wonderland to see the next day?

Yes. And lots of it! It's still snowing actually! Fritz and I will have to make an adventure out of it soon. It would be loads better, if I could teach a 2.5 month old how to shovel. Not too early for chores, is it?

And finally.... somehow I am on post #305. I had no idea I had that many!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Boo, where are you?

Well hiding of course! During the hours when Fritz is up and about, running crazy all over the house, the cats seem to hide out on my bed. It's funny when all three are sleeping there, then Fritz comes in and thinks he won the kitty jackpot. Although Boo has the right idea. Usually you can't see him at all. He hides behind the pillows on top of two flat pillows (which are now his) and sleeps the day away without being bothered. Much.

Alfie doesn't care much. She sleeps anywhere in the bed always on sleep-high-alert-for-kids-my-eyes-are-always-open-and-I-will-be-watching-for-you. As soon as she hears little feet walking close, she is up and away faster than a speeding bullet. Not kidding either, it's quite funny.

Ahh cats. They make sometimes boring mornings, all that much more interesting.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Wednesday Craft Update-Carrots, Pins, & Scarf carry-me-away-id-ness

Fritz and I spent part of the afternoon trying to weather-strip our windows (I wonder if I will save money this winter??) and peeling, cutting, and blanching a BIG bag of carrots to freeze for future yummy-ness. Cooked carrots are so scrumptious! Although, I didn't really think ahead for tonight's dinner. I guess I should have left a pack out. We did cut up quite a few just to snack on, so I can use those. There is something about the winter months, that makes me feel like cooking more. I'm sure it's the heat in the Summer but in the colder months, I feel more adventurous in the kitchen. There is something so wonderful about adding ingredients together to make your eyes close with delight and your mouth water.
On the crafty side of me, it has pretty much been all about scarfs. In the past couple of weeks, I have made almost 5? Can't remember the real number but that seems about right. They seem to be all in shades of olive green and dark aqua blue. I noticed that and knew I needed to correct this, so now I am working on a solid cream sc no fringe scarf. Just something plain, but elegant. I have booked a table at a craft fair on the 4th of December, so I need to really get my butt in gear now. Pricing out things, tagging, and making sure I have enough product!
And up above is a hair pin. I made 3 of these this past summer, and fell in love with how cute they are. A pink one, a tan one and a bright aqua blue one. They all have beads sewn into the middle and all are 'swirls'. On back is a hair clasp sewn on. I want to make a few more and put them in my shop, and someday I will. I swear. No really. I do.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Getting in the mood...A Smile List

  • Walking in to stores and seeing decorations and holiday items up for sale.
  • After two weeks of the flu and pink eye, Fritz included, finally feeling a bit 'normal'.
  • Waiting with crazy anticipation for the first snow. *A few minutes of flakes this morning, but nothing note-worthy*
  • Cinnamon-apple smelling candles.
  • Crock pot cooking.
  • Gloomy gray skies after so much sun.
  • Knowing that 2010 is almost over (the hardest year of my life so far) and 2011 is just around the corner, waiting to be a great year.
  • Getting in the holiday mood with Christmas music and hot cocoa. *I know I have a box of old candy canes some where... mmmm...crushed up in hot cocoa-nothing beats that!

Whats on your list these days?

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Sundays with Fritz-One year ago post...The Case of the Bad Hair

I thought it would be funny to revisit my 'Sundays' past and see what I was up to one year ago this weekend! Apparently I was having one serious bad hair day!!! Good thing I have shorter hair now!

Fritz... signing off.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Sundays with Fritz-The Case of the Pumpkin Holiday Weekend

It was fun to pick out my very own pumpkin! There were so many to choose from.
Mommy said if I stuck my head through this hole, I could be a cute, goofy kid. Hmmmm... I think she was right!

I was a little distracted trying to carve the pumpkins with my Daddy and G'pa. I kept wanting to play only with my trains!

And for those who don't know me very well, a little secret about me... I am obsessed with all things trains! Here I am as Thomas the Tank Engine and my Daddy dressed as a serious Boise State University fan. Let's go get some candy!!!!!

Just checking out my goods. Yummy!

I was really surprised to see that even people who were handing out candy were dressed up too! But... we only got to stay out for a while, as soon the rain was pouring down, we left for home.

Now, I am off to sit my butt in front of the TV. Mommy and I have been sick all week, and won't be better for a couple more weeks!
Tootles! Fritz... signing off.


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