Handmade cards Plus

Right before Christmas our neighbor Kathy brought over a plate of Christmas goodies and this pretty card. If you can’t tell the holly leaves are raised and I just thought this was a pretty card. I seem to get more enjoyment from cards after Christmas, when I have time to really look at them.

My friend Theresa made these next three cards. It was really nice to revisit them because they are so sweet.

It didn’t come off very well but the trees are silver sparkles. It has made me happy to pull these out again!

This is my most recent one, and it is a shaker card. Love it!

Here are a couple photos of my guys. I have pictures taken in front of the tree for years. I will have to pull them out and put them up in order, that would be fun to look back at them.

I picked this cup up that says-I don’t need google, my Mom knows everything. He is always asking me questions and I say look it up, you have the resources. “Why do I need to do that when I have you?”

Kathy also brought this sweet gift for me that she found at an antique store. Said that she thought of me right away and had to get it and I love it. Kitty has a great face and sits prominently on our hearth.


Feeling a little melancholy thinking about family members and even pets who have left us, but also new ones that have joined our group. How we have special and unique feelings for each and every person and animal based on what you admire about them, because it isn’t the same for everyone. Who has great style, who is a good parent, who works really hard, who is really funny, who has a very kind heart or is a good cook. Enjoy more, criticize less….my motto for 2018. I don’t think of it as a resolution but to change the way I think to be happier.  What about you, any new thought process on the horizon?

Good Stuff

I have had a tough time getting together an interesting blog post but finally I have enough pictures to pull one off (at least I think so).

I was walking around the yard today to see what was blooming and this little lilac bunch was open enough to smell. Don’t you just love the smell of lilacs in the spring?

This is the second egg I have found in this condition. I believe it is a dove egg.

It is under this nest. Last year a robin built the nest and used it but this year I saw a dove in it. I don’t know what happens in the nest if the dove is too big (she was filling it up pretty well) or if the robin comes back and kicks them out.

I have many of these popping up in my flower bed and I think they are balloon flowers. They should be putting on quite a display when they bloom, there are that many.

Primroses blooming in my garden. They are so pretty and in the background are the johnny jump ups.

Yesterday I was cleaning the dealership and in the waiting area I found this little quilted heart. It was between magazines that I was straightening. When you find one of these you are supposed to go report it on this site. Also the story behind these little hearts is interesting. The tag on it says “Take me, I need a home.” It was a real day brightener.

My friend Michelle sent this card to me this week. It was a day brightener too! Such a bunch of goodness! Hope you are experiencing some too. Thanks for stopping.