Monday, November 30, 2009




We had a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner at my youngest son and his family's home. I use to have the dinner at my home until I just couldn't keep up with it anymore ..cause of my bad ankle and back.I handed the reigns over to my DIL ..Liz...a couple of years ago.. and she took them and ran.LOL She made a scrumptious Turkey by marinating it over night and it was sooo moist..and sooo pretty I just had to show you.:)
The table and side counter was pretty much full of food for all.Liz made the turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes with cream cheese..mmm....corn,celery sticks filled with peanut butter and some with cream cheese..my favorite..then she had dinner rolls,(Jimmy supplied them)deviled eggs and cranberry sauce to go with the meal.Carrie(my oldest granddaughter)..now fourteen..helped her with some of the food and did a great job too! I made my Macaroni and cheese and Waldorf salad that everyone there loves.Christy made the sweet potato souffle this year and it was yummy too!For dessert..Liz made pies...pumpkin,chocolate pudding pie and lemon meringue (Jim's favorite). We all ate way too much and still had some left over to bring some back for our supper on Friday night. After the dinner at Robby's house..we all came back to our house to decorate for Christmas.Robby and Melisa(Liz's sister) and the girls decorated the Christmas tree and Robby and Melisa hung the Christmas lights outside for me.Wow..don't you just love a large family?LOL Thank you for helping me decorate!:)
I wanted to give a shout out for "Just So Scrappy" and her COOL brag book pages.I LOVE her designs .They are soo cute.She gives ten brag book pages away for every kit she makes.If Jim would get me a pay pal account..I would buy out her whole store. Maybe that's why I don't have one yet?LOL I asked for one for Christmas.We'll see.hehe Her link is in my sidebar...be sure to go see her and please tell her I sent you.:) I will show you some brag book pages soon of Katlyn (my great niece) pretending to cook.I used "Just So Scrappy's cooking brag book pages to do it and they turned out soo cute!

Thanks for stopping by and looking.Love your visits!

Hugs,
Valinda

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Made another desktop for myself.:)

I made myself another desktop.I used a paper from Annie's (link in sidebar) Thanksgiving kit. I Love this paper and I also love the fact that the Lord has truly made me VERY thankful for loving me so much that he would die for me..then rise again to sit on the right hand of his Father..and now mine....that I might live freely. Thank you sooo much my Lord!!:)

Love,
Valinda

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Morning Has Broken Layout!

This is the view from my front porch last week.I opened the front door to let my dog,Freedom, sit on the porch..looked up..and saw the sun shining on the beautiful tree tops. I just HAD to get my camera and take a pic before all the leaves fell to the ground.:) It's really pretty here in Georgia when the leaves turn.:)
I used a couple of freebie items in this layout.The background paper is from Brenda Mascari and it is one from her "Harvest Home" background papers.
The flower in the center is from...Fotosuzu and it is called "Rain of Flowers". The other two are from another freebie site that is no longer available.I tried going there again and couldn't.:(
The rubber band..didn't have a TOU in the folder..so if it belongs to you..please let me know so I can give proper credit.:)
The COOL tag is from my friend Michael (jburkhart) from a color challenge she did and her link is in my sidebar.
Thanks for stopping by.I am feeling better but this cold is still lingering...did you ever get something sticky on your fingers and try to shake it off and some of it left..but there's residue now? Well..now you know what I feel like.LOL
Thanks for stopping in ..would love for you to leave a comment for me.:)

Hugs,
Valinda

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Christy's New "BEAUTIFUL" Doll




YAY! Christy (DD) just finished making another doll. Isn't she gorgeous!!!!? Christy notices all the imperfections ..but I notice how very talented my daughter is and would love to have that kind of creative ability. Christy used inset eyes...that "she" made!! How cool is that? Okay..I am excited..hehe Christy hasn't been able to work with her polymer clay dolls for a while now because she had a problem with her hand going numb.She found something that helped her to adjust her back and she was surprised that her hand didn't go numb.I think it's like anything else that you do repetitively.(prolly mispelled) :) I was soo pleased to see her working on another doll and I just HAD to show her to you!:) Oh...her dress is made from "paper"..isn't that COOL!?

I have been sick with a BAD cold this week. Hacking and coughing until my sides ache.. and seems like I have used the whole towns supply of tissues. hehe....but I got up this morning actually feeling like I just might survive it!LOL Maybe my fever broke??hmmm.Will have to check that out.:)

If you wouldn't mind leaving a comment for Christy on here..it would make both of our days!!:)


Hugs,
Valinda

Friday, November 06, 2009

I've been working on my blog header and background..but having trouble finding the html for the center section color.I don't want the tan/creamy color.Would rather have a light blue or white..but will have to wait until Jim gets home to help me with it.:) Hey..I did pretty good..got the header and background and the font colors the way I want them.hehe

Be back after he gets home.:)

Hugs,
Valinda

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Valjs Tea Time BB page

I had a few minutes to play yesterday and made this tea time brag book page. Hope you like it and can use it.:)

I hab a told in my dose and a sore trote.:( Soo glad you can't catch it from me.LOL

Here's the link:

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