Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Busy, December Fun

A busy, fun month for sure!

Even tho it's a "baby it's cold outside"
kind of day, this Cali gal loves to go barefoot. 

Loving my farm girl apron, and buttery soft leggings from LulaRoe! 
Above is the gatherings I put together for
"Winter in a Box"!
A reminder … I give my 4 girls a surprise box
each season of goodies!

Last post was their "Fall" box.
I have so much fun making this one up, and
they LOVED them!
Above is our ever~changing front porch!
Ready to WELCOME guest for Winter and Christmas.

It is like an extra room to our home.
We love being out here year round.
In my family room we have a large fireplace,
but the living room needed one.

I am loving this vintage faux fireplace I just added recently!
I bought the electric log/heater to go with it,
and it looks and works amazingly! 
Warm & cozy day or night. 
The above pillow(s) brings back such fond memories!
Each Christmas we would load the kids up in our Grand Jeep Wagoneer,
and go cut down our Christmas tree. 
After tying the tree to the top of the car,
we had a tailgate picnic and sang Christmas carols all the way home!
Each year I hang the Christmas stockings I made over the last several years I post about each year
 for our …

 4 married children &
14 grandchildren!

It just warms my heart. 
I love my family. 
Here is my stocking.

I made them out of red felt and used
German glass glitter to write each name.
The glitter glass has a beautiful patina that ages more each year.
My daughter Heidi is a LulaRoe consultant and had a lovely
open~house in her beautiful home last week.

Of course I am her #1 fan & customer!
That's me behind the camera all decked out in LulaRoe!
My little fur babies Sammie girl (13 yrs. now) and 
Charlie dog (10 yrs. on the other side of me)
are also with me!

Feeling the Christmas spirit as I get ready
to go do my Visiting Teaching!
Yes, LulaRoeing all the way!
My adorable Granddaughter Ashley came by to say hello today!
She just got in to CA from UT. She is getting married
2 days after Christmas in the San Diego Temple to handsome Jacob!
We are so excited for her!

Can you see her Christmas stocking hanging?!
 Still loving my little 13 foot, 
1957 vintage trailer year round!
This little gal is parked on the side of our home.

ButtonWillow always warms my heart!

Wishing you a Merry Christmas
and a
Blessed New Year!

Friday, December 9, 2016

COOKIES in a JAR

A fun Christmas repost from last year!
Perfect for gift giving.

Recipe link HERE or on my sidebar!
XOXO

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Getting Caught Up

The last couple months ... life has happened,
and has kept me from blogging.
I have taken pictures during this time,
and now "getting caught up"!

Above ...
*Daughter Heidi made that amazing pie!
*My dryer died so until I found another one,
I enjoyed using my new umbrella clothesline!
*Crocheted a bunch more of dishcloths 
for my Granddaughter Ashley's bridal shower.
I LOVE to crochet!

Above ...

My sweet Sadie has a terrible time "molting" in the Fall.
I am babying her through this ... again.
Separated her so she won't be picked on and trying too get some weight on her. 
The Chicken Chick has given some wonderful advice to help me along.
In the meanwhile she was limping, so babied her poor leg too.
She isn't limping now!

Hubby built "another" screen door to the coop.
I have a screen door on the inside he built originally to divide the coop for me when building.
Spoiled hens!

Above ...

I gave a Bridal Shower for sweet Granddaughter Ashley!
Granddaughter Kelsey's was in Spring.

The shower was so fun! 
The picture is of me, Ashely, and her mommy Shelli, my daughter.

Look at those amazing cupcakes and macaroon's Shelli made!
Ashley's wedding is in December! Can't wait.

Above ...

There is my new dryer topped with cuteness! 
We bought a front loader HE washer & dryer. 
I love them! 
First time having a front loader washer!

I am able to still use my homemade laundry soap without any problems!
Just made a fresh batch of laundry soap this morning!
Recipe on my sidebar!

I have started a new tradition for my 3 daughters and daughter-in-love!
Every new season I will give/send them a box filled with goodness to enjoy the season with!
I started off with "Fall in a Box"!
They will get their "Winter in a Box" on Thanksgiving Day. 
I will take pics and share in next post!

*Tip: If you ever buy more than 1 yard of fabric ask for extra cardboard fabric holders!
JoAnn's Fabrics is where I get mine.

Above ...

Enjoying the coziness of Fall!
It has finally cooled down here in Southern CA.

Wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!
I count my blessings everyday.

P.S. 
My yummy succotash recipe is on my sidebar too!
5th generation recipe!


Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Quilting, Sewing and Crafting

My favorite place in my home is my 
Sewing Room!

Lately I have been working on a tumbler quilt.
I am slow at it but have added 3 more rows
to the one in the picture above.

The fabric jelly rolls are for future quilts!
 I have 2 Viking sewing machines.
One only for quilting, and 
one for sewing/crafting/making cards.
Love my new needle~minder!
I am going to start doing some embroidery
for the first time!
I am SEW excited! 

I use to have a hedgehog named Hedgie.
Oh, the delight I receive each day with 
these gifts of love!
It never gets old. 
I love my hens!
This is what I chose for breakfast this morning.
I never want to grow up!

Monday, August 1, 2016

Cooking Up Some YoYo Magnets

Had some fun "cooking" up a batch of 
YoYo magnets!

The strong magnets stick good to my big
cast~iron skillet.
This cute set is in my mini skillet!
I am selling them in my ETSY shop in sets of 3.

I use them all over my home.

Perfect gift for a friend that loves to
sew, quilt, bake, farmhouse style, retro, cottage, has a camper/trailer, etc...

They make me SMILE!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

New Sewing & Quilting Tags

Giving a little shout!

It has been a long time and back by popular demand ...  
I added gift tags to my ETSY shop, and
something new! 
I am selling them in sets of 12
All different!

I will be adding different occasions too.
***
Keeping busy at The Beehive Cottage!

Friday, July 15, 2016

Crafting My Heart Out

A quick post to put a shout~out that I put some new items in my 
ETSY shop!

Journals, magnets, mini notebooks, clipboards,
pincushions, crocheted dishcloths & more!  

Having way to much fun!

Monday, July 11, 2016

Busy Bee Indeed

The last 2 1/2 months have sure been busy,
and have flown by super fast! 

The next few pictures are "captions" of the days that have 
kept me a Busy Bee!

Above:
*made more cookies in a jar.
*always crocheting dishcloths!
*cooling the chickens off.
*gifted towel set from daughter Heidi.
*Nice 4th of July.  
*Celebrated a special wedding anniversary of 45 years,
and hubby surprised me with this sweet
pink sapphire, with white & chocolate diamonds.
45 years is sapphire!
*planned a bridal shower for Granddaughter Kelsey!

Since I took this picture below, we have 
bought a new stove to be delivered soon!

*the silver tray fits perfect on the burners.
*continuing to sew my tumbler quilt.
*prepping for bridal shower.
*love waking up to a shinny sink!
*the hens are 2 1/2 years old now.
I love wearing buttery soft leggings!
I have tons of them, so here are a few.
Daughter Heidi is having great success selling them LularoeHeidiAnn!
*We had 4 grandchildren with promotions this year ... 
Asher (below), Eric, Hailey & Blake!
So proud of them.
*new prongs and band for wedding ring.
*me, just before going into the Bishops'Storehouse.

*love my girls ...
top: daughter Tiffani, me, daughter Shelli,
bottom: granddaughter Ashley, granddaughter Kelsey,
daughter Heidi, and granddaughter Hailey.
Missing daughter-in-law Stephanie & granddaughter Sadie.
*Here are a few pictures of granddaughter Kelsey's bridal shower 
before it started in my family room!
It was such a special day!

Now it's almost time to do it all over again,
because granddaughter Ashley is now getting married!
*I have had my Etsy shop closed for sometime now,
due to life happenings!
I am so excited to get back into creating,
and re~opening my shop.
I will be adding items each day!
THANK YOU so much for visiting!

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Busy April

A busy month of April it was!

I am amazed how quickly the year is flying by!

I have been self~teaching myself how to quilt and in the above picture(s) I am just beginning a scrappy tumbler quilt!
So far it has been easy and I am enjoying it.
I have always wanted to be a quilter and now taking baby steps into it!

April bought beautiful weather so got a pedi.
First time wearing blue!

Oh, and I love wearing Lularoe buttery soft leggings!
My daughter Heidi is a consultant and love all the dresses, shirts and leggings!

Grandma Maryjane always has jarfuls of yummy treats for the grandchildren!
One of my daughters said that her kids will always remember where they can get big soft marshmallows at!

For the last few months I have been making
Cookies in a Jar 
and keeping them on my pantry shelf!
I make about 5 different kinds and it's 
wonderful having them pre~mixed, 
and ready to make a fresh batch of cookies in minutes! 
We have had guests come unexpected and 
while visiting I am whipping up a batch!

Life is full, and good.
As in life, we all still go through trials
but with the love & support of the Lord
and family ... we can do anything!

Wishing you a wonderful month of May!


Friday, April 1, 2016

What's For Dinner?

 What's for dinner?
For some reason, Biscuits & Gravy sound really good!

It's funny how a visual aid can put a "yummy"
thought in my head.
Tomorrow we will be having breakfast for dinner!
One of our all~time favorite meals.

Below is a potpourri of some March pictures I took. 
It was a fun month filled with family gatherings.
I love my family!

I am so happy Spring is here! 

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Beloved Fabric Sewn in My Quilt

 I love my quilt filled with flowers and a white picket fence!

When I saw this pattern that Lori Holt from
Bee in My Bonnet created, 
it brought back a flood of memories growing up!

We had a white picket fence lined with flowers and rose bushes.

I had this custom made by my sister-in-law Susan.
 Below is beloved vintage material from 1957.
My sweet Grandmother Walberg made me a dress out of it.
I was in kindergarden and remember the dress in detail!

I was recently given my Grandmother's fabric bag of scraps,
and found my dress fabric in it!
Along in the scrap bag was beloved vintage fabric from a dress 
my sweet Mother Gloria wore 
pictured below that her Mother (my Grandma Walberg) made for her when she was my age in the 1930's!

I had to have these precious fabrics
incorporated into the quilt.
Priceless. 
It stays in one of the quest rooms.

I love it to pieces!
XOXO