Friday, December 18, 2009

My Million $$$ Christmas tree!

Well to me anyway! I am a member of Primmart and have been in 6 or 7 ornament swaps! I just love them! So much love has gone into each ornie! I probably have at least 300! This is a 9' tree and it is packed! I found the jingle bell garland at Kohls! Well I just wanted to pop in and say hi! It has been crazy busy here and working lots of hours!
Make sure to tell everyone Merry Christmas and not Happy Holidays while your out shopping! Till next time, Merry Christmas!
Shawnette :)

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Still Cancer free!!!

I wanted to check in real quick and let everyone know that has been following my blog! I went for my check up again with MD Anderson and I am still cancer free! For those that don't know, I had a rare Lymphoma. I was diagnosed in March of 08. My last treatment was June of 08.
Also for some sad news our sweet cat Stubby died yesterday. She was OLD! I know she had to be at least 25yrs old! She lived a good life! We inherited her from a friend of my hubby's who passed away quite suddenly. So we had her with us for a few years. Going to miss that cat! She was completely deaf and born with a partial tail. Hence the name Stubby! Good bye my sweet friend!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

I am going to be a Grandma!!!!

I am going to be a GRANDMA!!! Our oldest son Sean just called!!! Woo hoo!!! She is about 2-3 months prego now! This is our 1st grand baby! Well kinda, 2nd if you count she had a lil boy from a previous! He is adorable too! Here is a pic of them! I knew it was boud to happen sooner or later with us having 6 kids! Just happened sooner!

Farmhouse Sink installed!

Remember the farmhouse sink I told yall about? Well with a few modifications to our existing countertop he was able to install it! This has been finished for a while now, but just now posting here! :)
He replaced the hardware and added a new faucet. I love how it isn't perfect! All chippy n worn! Shows character!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

WOW! A whole month and a 1/2!

Since my last post! I have had lots going on like most people this time of the year! I was in an ornie swap with 28 people, so I finally got those done and mailed out! I can't wait to post a pic of them! We have to wait till everyone gets their boxes to post pics!
We have had lots of rain here in Texas so I am happy to say that our pond if FULL!!! We lost about 14+ trees from the dirt washing out from around the roots and they fell in the pond. Luckily the guy that dug our pond was nice enough to come back over and pull all of the out but one! Woo hoo! We didn't expect it to be full until next year because some parts are 21ft deep! We have so many plans to add to our pond! We can't wait!
The other news is we finally after all these years got a horse!!! OMG! I can't tell you how bad we have been wanting one! We did everything backwards!!! LOL We had no barn, fence or trailor! I found him on craigslist (just love that site!) for an awsome buy! He is HUGE! As soon as I showed him to my hubby he wanted to call about him. I was like "honey, we have no fence or barn!" He said we can just go look, which I knew what would happen! LOL So withing 45 minutes of seeing the ad we were standing in front of this gorgeous horse! He has blue eyes too! Fell in love! So we bought him! We were able to leave him there for about a week n 1/2 while hubby built a fence! We borrowed a trailor and our boy was home! I just love the horsey smell! We have partial of the barn done, I am going to post lots of pics to follow! So here we go!

Here are the pics of our pond! The boards in the middle are eventually be a gazebo. The poles are 16ft, just to give you an idea of how deep it is! :)

This is a water tank hubby made for me! I just love it! It pumps out water too!

Need to do some more updates, but will end this one now! Hope everyone is having a wonderful week!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Pilgrim set with Giblet!

Good Saturday morning to you! I wanted to show off my latest creation! This is my Pilgrim Ann n Andy set with her pet, er uh turkey named Giblet! They are listed on Fee-bay, uh Ebay now! Chances are, I won't be making another set as I am signed up for the PM ornie swap! Woo hoo!!! So I need to get busy on those! I also relisted my 2 witches and 2 gingers and pincushion annie.
Here is the link to the listings:

Don't forget to check out my free epatterns to the left!
Thank you for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Coi Pond waterfall

This is an updated pic of our coi pond. Hubby has been working on the waterfall for it. It is still a work in progress! He is still playing with it! Right now it has probably 150 fish in it! They are babies, but there are catfish, sun perch, 1 gar looking fish, and I think 1 bass. My girls rescued them from the big pond when they were digging it deeper. Now that it is done and filling up nicely, I think it is time for them to be transfered back to their new home! I need to upload the pics of what the pond looks like now!

Antique Church Pew

Found this on craigslist! Antique Church pew! It needs to be worked on and touch up and probably painted again, but I love it! There are even bible holders in the back! I have wanted one of these for so long! Just seems so strange my dreams are coming true, starting with this house!

My neighbor gave me the cute lil spinning wheel! I love it!

This lil guy scared me to death! I almost stepped on him while trying to take the pic!

Antique Hay Rake !!!

OMGosh! I have wanted one of these for a long time, but they have always been out of my price range. Just for fun one day, I was on ebay and did a search.... and found this one! Right here in Tx! It was only about an hour and 1/2 away from us! And get this... only $99! OMG!!! I just knew someone was going to snatch it away last minute! But no one did! Hubby went and picked it up for me while I was at work! See the cute fence behind it? Hubby made that out of some old poles that were left here on the property and bought a couple of landscape timbers and concrete. So this project only cost a lil under $10! woo hoo! Hubby added the skull and rope!

Huge Hibiscus plant!

I just had to show this flower off! My neighbor gave me a cutting of it and it has gotten huge! I took a pic of it with my hand, just so you can see how big it is!

Some of my antiques I have on my porch!

I need to do some fall decorating! I can't wait!

This is an antique wire basket! Hubby finally hung it for me!

This is my antique hay rake! It is pointy!

This is my antique watering can that I brought home on the plane from PA.! And I love the lil ladderback chair!

Antique chicken feeder & waterer! I love them!

Antique water pump water fountain and a duck! :)

I can't remember if I shared these pics with ya or not, but here goes! My hubby made this water pump a working waterfountain! I LOVE it!!! He used an old water hose and spray painted it black to match and a galvanized bucket some rocks and a pump!

And look who came to visit us!!! This is just a wild duck that literally flew in our yard while my hubby was outside!

Looks like he really likes his new "pond"! LOL We haven't seen him again since this day. He stayed all day! Even as we walked in and out of the house! We miss him!

Friday, September 11, 2009

3 Mini Witches and mini owls!

This is a group pic of my mini witches and their owls!

This is a close up of one of the owls! They are all listed on Ebay now!

9-11 Remember them always

Just wanted to take time out and post on my blog. I posted earlier on my Facebook.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

8 New listings on Ebay!

Hello all! It has been a while since my last post! Besides working outside the home, I have been sewing up a storm! I still have lots to finish still! It felt so good to be back in my mojo! I hope you haven't given up on me! Earlier this summer I made some minis, then my sweet dog Mya passed away. I was devastated. So I never listed them. Well now I have them up as well as 3 gingerbreads! I hope you have time to take a peek!
I have lots of other stuff to share with you! Just have to take some pics! My hubby made this awsome decorative fence to put behind our antique hay rake he bought me for my bday! Plus I found an antique church pew on craigslist! Will have to take a pic and post it for ya too!
I celebrated my bday on Aug 15th. Normally I don't get excited about them, but after my cancer scare, I am happy to have another one. I feel so blessed. I am the happiest I have been ever. Each day I wake up and thank God for my life, family and friends and MD Anderson that got me through last year! I love our new home! Every lil change we make to it, just makes it more ours! The constuction of our pond is done. We are just waiting for mother nature to fill it up for us! It will probably take forever! It is huge! Yes, I know, more pics! LOL My hubby is also working on our decorative pond in the front. He is making the waterfall for it. He is off work for a month due to a foot injury. He is in a boot, but it isn't slowing him down!
Oh this morning we had a visitor! We have a bucket with water in it on the side of our house. A wild malard duck came to swim in it! I have pics, just have to upload them and post! I have to work today, so I have to get ready.
Hope your doing well! Please leave a comment and say hi! I get lonely! :)

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Houston zoo n Museum

Here are pics from our trip to the Houston zoo and Museum! We had a ball! I will let the pics do the talking!

Firecracker Annie! Available!