Happy Thanksgiving …

We had a great Thanksgiving day!  DH and I prepped all we could the night before, including our (now) traditional bacon-wrapped herb-butter turkey, green bean casserole, hanky pankies and spanakopitas (although we didn’t bust into those on Thursday).  On Thanksgiving day, I made my mashup of 3 different Whiskey Apple Stuffing recipes and our family …

A Bit of a Rut …

It must be the time of year – DH and I are SUPPOSED to be in Paradise right about now …Unfortunately we won’t be getting away this year.  And, my ‘glassy mojo’ is (apparently) on vacation.  So, creatively, it’s slow-going. My card making seems to be moving along.  I made a few cards last week, …

A Good Week …

Our Xena had her babies on Sunday – four beautiful pups joined our crew.  Here’s a quick pic John sent me while I was at work.  [Better photos to come …] And, DH turned another year older this week.  So, we started the week with Bean & Bacon soup – made with ham hock broth, …

More Baby Steps …

Cuz that’s how we move forward!  But first … Look at this!  Aunt Piggy and Uncle Clyde ‘lording’ over the Neo babies … Too Cute! And back to baby steps:  We got the new shelving unit up – and full.  I like it.  Sure, I’d like it bigger, BUT … I have my lesser-used (coe96 …

Et … VOILA!!!

Just like that – Thanksgiving is over; We had a recipe-FAIL; and I’m missing a decent portion of the tip of my thumb.  VOILA! For a hot second, DH was ‘proud’ of himself for pulling together Artichoke Spinach Pinwheels … the link shows you what they should have looked like.  Our version was HUGE, with …

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year …

We had our first snowfall this week (a semi-sticking kind, anyway).  I love snow (from inside a heated space!)!  So pretty … I’ve been keeping a couple of kilns busy for the last few days.  We’re keeping up with ornaments, one mini load at a time (which somehow makes it easier for me) … I …

Squeezing out the last of summer …

We are totally taking advantage of our Indian Summer – and the heater in our pool.  Pool dayz … Gotta love ‘em!  In between, we had a vitrigraph (murrini cane) pull.  Requested yellow and black … make for a Green Lantern-esque cane.  Hmmm … I like it! Our Neo pups are seven weeks old, and …

Cooler weather …

Time to get out of the pool and back into the swing of things!  DH got a bit ahead of himself … and bought a boat.  I have to say, though – I like the view from inside the pond (boat)! I stamped a few card fronts, ready for coloring.  But, decided I needed those …

So this just happened…

Somewhere along the way, DH decided to enlarge the dried up baby pond we have in our backyard.  Sure, I said – thinking to myself, “yeah, someday …” Nope.  That excavator spent a week at my house, and ‘A Boy With His Toy’ got busy.  Turns out what I had envisioned vs. what time, his …

It’s Time to Make the Donuts …

Motherhood isn’t always easy … But poor Chloe is doing great!  And her piglets are growing and thriving.  While the Cowbell loves her babies very much, she let me know with a look or two this week that it’s not all bonbons and roses.  My sweet thing! The pups, who are 10 days old, are …