Saturday, January 28, 2012

Pink Pigs In The Kitchen ;-)

For Christmas, my brother, knowing my love for all things pink, sent me a food scraper in the shape of a pig. :-)
As I was wandering down the kitchen aisle at TJMaxx today (have I mentioned that I love that store?) I came upon more pink pig gadgets! Hehe I needed kitchen tongs very badly, so I bought a pair of those, and a cute sink strainer which will prevent silverware from encountering the blades of the garbage disposal. ;-) Too cute, don't you think? Teddy thought so, too. He was my shopping companion. He kept saying "Cute, Mama!" about everything we looked at. Haha

And although it wasn't piggie themed, I bought this pink wire whisk, too. My old wire whisk has a broken wire, so it was time to replace it.

~ Jessica~

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Words On Our Wall :-)

I haven't been doing too many projects around the house of late, as I have been sewing American Girl doll clothes to sell. And having a lot of fun with that, I might add. ;-)

On a recent visit to Hobby Lobby, I bought a stick on phrase for the family/play/sewing room, since they were half off. I think it looks pretty cute, but I would have liked it a little better if the letters were bigger. This is fine for now, though. Teddy is teasing Priscilla with her toy in the above picture. ;-)

"Rejoice in the Lord always!" A very inspiring reminder to read on the way downstairs everyday. :-)


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

My new historic doll clothing blog! :-)

I just started a new blog, selling adorable, period style doll dresses! I sewed a lot of doll clothes for the American Girl dolls when I was about 10-14, and I decided to start doing that again. Only now I have some really cute patterns from the Regency/ Jane Austen Era, as well as the Edwardian and "Romantic" era that I am really excited about, being the Jane Austen and period drama fan that I am. ;-)
I just finished this gorgeous rosebud dress Jane Austen style dress. I love the detailing on the back of the dress, which you can see better in the closeup pictures on my new blog. ;-)

I would love for you to visit me at ! :-)

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Changing from Christmas to Winter

Hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year! We had a very nice first Christmas in our new home. :-) It was a special time for our little family after being apart for Christmas last year, separated by the ocean!
We didn't get a white Christmas, but we did get some snow flakes the Thursday before Christmas, so we were happy with that. :-)

After Christmas time is over, there are still about 3 months of Winter left. So, since Spring is much too far away to decorate for yet, I wanted to have a few Winterish decorations left around the house after taking down all the specifically "Christmas" stuff.
I added this berry garland to the fireplace, and I really like it there.

To ease the pain of all the Christmas cheer being taken away, Nathanael and I decorated the white tree for Valentine's Day this year! We have never done this before, but I think it is really cute. We found a couple packages of Valentine's heart ornaments at Hobby Lobby, so I guess some other people must do it, too. Ha

I really love this snowy looking wreath on our back door, and it is a perfect example of how some Christmas decor can double as just Winter decor.

I like to have a few lights around the house all year, such as in this tree in the corner of our reading room, by my desk. :-)

Happy Winter decorating! ;-)


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