Saturday, December 26, 2009

My Wheels Are Turning


I have many ideas, my mind is spinning and I am trying to focus on a few things so I don't overwhelm myself. I tend to do that sometimes. I am excited for the new year and all of the brightness that accompanies it. I will be posting soon, if you have any requests please feel free to comment. I look forward to hearing from you. I can't seem to get clocks out of my head. So check back to see what is new!

Love you!

Monday, December 21, 2009

For Me, Really?


I got home today and some sweet person left this book on my door step. My heart is so full of joy, I have wanted this book for sometime but you know how that is. I just haven't wanted to shell out the dough. So whoever the little elf was that left me this please know you just made my whole day. Thank you so much, it meant the world to me. Love, Amie

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Hiatus


If you haven't guessed, I am on a craft hiatus, just until after Christmas. I needed to buckle down and get ready for the big day. But I will be back, I have some great ideas cooked up for New Years and Valentines. So keep checking on me, I will be back!

One of my guilty pleasures

I am totally behind on my movie watching schedule. One of my favorite things to do while the kids are in school is to go to a movie. By myself. It is really relaxing and I really don't mind doing it alone. This way I can see the movies I want to see, and if they are worth seeing again I will go with Scott. But I am behind. And now Christmas is coming and a whole bunch of new movies are coming out. I did finally take the girls to see New Moon last weekend. I liked it, glad I saw it and I think I am a Jacob fan now.
These are some of the movies I want to see: If you have seen them, let me know if they are a see now or a wait to rent.
The Blind Side
Me and Orson Wells
Old Dogs
The Lovely Bones
Everybodys Fine
Invictus
Nine
The Young Victoria
Sherlock Holmes
Far too many to be able to see. Right now the critics on TV are saying you have to see Avatar. I really have no desire to see that one. But that will probably be the one I end up seeing. Oh well, that is the way the cookie crumbles.

Monday, December 14, 2009

I Still Have A Lot To Do! Do You?

I have quite a bit left to do for Christmas. Like ordering this coat for Meg's. I love it and I know she will too. Ry just told me last night she wanted a long grey cardigan sweater I wonder if this is what she had in mind. I need to mail my out of town gifts. That is on my list for tomorrow.

But, I WILL NOT stress. I want to enjoy this magical time of year. Savoring little comments from my last little believer who asked me just the other day. " Mom, do you think Santa Claus and Jesus know each other?" I melted, and then called Scott. He still believes, and for that I am grateful.

We had a tornado of a weekend as I am sure you did too. It feels good though, we got it all done. All that had to be done anyways. Yesterday was stake conference. It was so good. I learned much, I needed it. Just to reaffirm to me that I am on the right track. These are a few thoughts that struck me.

"Life can be hard, but we can do hard things."Sister Layton
"Our Father in Heaven has organized families to help us come home to him." President Clark Tilley
" As we listen to the spirit, great things will happen in our life." President David Lameraux
" You can't be inconsistent and know where to go. " President Robert Hicken

Thanks for letting me share. It is going to be a good day.

PS) Here is a little treat for the little ones or for you, I had fun doing it!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Our little tree [post edit addtion]

Phew! I got it up! It's a Christmas miracle!

Mom if you notice, I haven't peeked at one single present! Maybe I am finally growing up afterall! xoxo

Thursday, December 10, 2009

My Dream Tree


This is my dream tree. I found this picture last year in a book that I get most of my ideas out of called Merry and Bright, by Country Living Magazine. I tried hard to attempt this tree last year. This year we brought home a well lets just say a more petite size tree from IDAHO, so I'm thinking no matter what I do it will not look like this tree. Thats ok, it was great to bring our tree all the way from IDAHO. You should have seen it, it was about 4 feet longer than the burb and it just boinggged boinggged all the way home. Pretty classic.





Ok, back to the point of this post. I have not yet decorated my tree. I don't know why but this year I have been distracted and haven't done it yet. So hopefully by Sunday night I can post a picture of our little tree. And hopefully by posting this on here it will motivate me to get the Christmas spirit and start decorating!



Love ya, Amie

A Little Treat


This little box measures 8 x 7 inches. Its super cute and makes a perfect accessory to any Christmas table.
15$ ornaments included if you want them.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Mr. Heat Miser

We love this show and look forward to it all year long. Scott especially loves it when heat miser sings his song. Throughout the year when I wake up with really messy hair he will sing it to me as I get out of bed. Well, this is what my hair looks like this morning. No wonder Colin looked at me funny when I answered the door this morning.


Merry Christmas!
If you want to order any of the items below. You can leave a comment or e-mail me at arsnow@hotmail.com. We can work out the details. Love ya, have a great day!


Tuesday, December 8, 2009

That's one fried pussy cat!

If you haven't noticed I am quoting from Christmas movies for my post titles. I am not sure why, I just felt like it!

Ok, this piece is really quite amazing. I bought it in the fall and once again felt like I needed to wait for inspiration to finish it. So I waited and then suddenly last week I whipped out my trusty Modge Podge and let it work its magic. I had all these scrap repo- vinatge pictures, I just started pasting them on immediately fell in love with it! I showed it to Meliss, who also fell in love with it. She said she wanted it. I fully intended to sell it until Jen came in the picture. Ah, Jen. What can I say about Jen except that she should be the master shopper. Santa needs to hire her for consulting if not Santa, maybe husbands. Jen had my name for our annual book club gift exchange. Jen gave me a little bit o heaven in a box all wrapped up in the coolest scarf I have ever seen. The box was adorned with the most amazing ornament that I am turning into a necklace. Inside she gave me these scissors you can see in the picture, 2 rolls of bakery twine on little wooden spools one red the other green. [I just wanted to cry I loved them so much] A custom made stamp made just for Mamie's by Three Designing Women and a sweet little hankie from Anthropology. It was so neat to receive something so carefully thought out. I was very very touched. So, what does that have to do with the box you say? Well those scissors look really cute in it, so does the twine. I placed all sorts of other goodies in it for wrapping, tags, tinsel and such. I had to keep it. I told Meliss the news. She said "ok, just don't sell it to anyone else."


Merry Christmas! Keep checking back, I am working on New Years and Valentines. Plus my mom has made some SUPER cute bibs. With chennile backing and the sweetest vintage fabric with a magnet for a latch! I can't wait!

*******I have an extra treat for you if you can guess what Christmas movie this title comes from! Post it in the comment section.

Im just a cottonheaded ninnymuggins...........

*****SOLD*****



I am so excited to show you these! I took this idea from my most favorite magazine, Country Living. It is a huge old frame, with brass wire strung from side to side to hang your Christmas cards from. The gold one in the picture in the middle is a bit smaller measuring 16 x 20. I have decorated clothes pins with goodies to use as clips to hold your card in place! Such a different twist with an old idea.

Large cream and gold frame 30$
Medium frame 25$


Are you serious Clark?




Wooden Candlesticks
all dolled up for the season
with a beautiful, vintage ornament
5$ each
*SOLD*



Grinch 3

Grinch candle #3
*SOLD*
8 $

Shiny Brite Galore!

Simple Vase on Right
8$



Vintage Fendi Jar
14 $
[13 " tall]

Vintage Bell Jar
(the blue one)
[15 $]

These ornaments inside are really old,
seriously so old that one broke just by touching it!
******I would sell all three of the treasures for 30, if you would like all 3, they really look fabulous together.*********










It's not a red rider Ralphie......

Collage 12$
Wine Bottle 8$
*SOLD*

A friend asked me what I would do with this bottle, I told her I wasn't really sure but I just liked it! I do, it's unique and I had to have it. Hope you like. As for the collage, I made one and sold it. Then took orders for 3 more, so I thought I would make one extra. If I don't sell this one, I think I'm keeping it for myself!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Im coming, just a bit distracted

video

I really am posting pics soon, my weekend just got away from me! By the way, what do you want for Christmas?

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Modge Podge


Ode to Modge Podge
Modge Podge, what would I do without you? You help me create, glorious works of art[this is my ode I can think what I want] It was a wonderful day when I found out that you not only came in matte finish, glossy finish, satin finish, outside hard as rock finish, brushstroke finish[whatever that means,] glow in the dark finish, shimmer finish,but now GLITTER IN SILVER AND GOLD! finish! Yes you of all things modge, never ever cease to amaze me. And lets not forget, at the end of the day, when crafting is done what my favorite part about you is. The little patches of Modge Podge that I find on my skin that I can peel off just like a fake sunburn. You are the best Modge Podge. Don't ever forget that.

*****My spell check doesn't believe that the word Modge Podge is a word. Somethings just aren't right with this world.

Ok, I just found out that you can buy Modge Podge by the gallon, so ha spell check. Put that in your pipe. Just sayin.

Friday, December 4, 2009

A Sneak Preview


I have been busy, and just wanted to give you a quick glance! I am so proud of this batch of goodies. I know your gonna love em! I will post them tomorrow.

Reflection

video

I awoke with a start this morning. I had a bad dream, I decided to call it and go ahead and get up. My heart was a little troubled and I wanted to look for a nativity video on the web. I found this one instead. It was exactly what I needed. I want to do better, be better. Love more and forgive often. I needed this today, I hope you don't mind me sharing. Tis the Season, remember the reason.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

It was a good one.....[post editing at bottom]

Mmmmmmmm....it was so good. I am a Thanksgiving girl. I have a theory that you shouldn't waste space on other goodies. You should just enjoy the big 3. Turkey, stuffing and potatoes. I did however sneak in some yams. (they were really good) Hope you had a good one. I am ready to get back to work!
****Is it really really bad that I think I am going to cook a turkey for dinner this Sunday. I just can't get enough of it! Mmmmmmmmmmm, I need turkey now!****
If that is bad, I really don't want to know about it!