Monday, December 28, 2009


Big Daddy and I had a lot of stops to make this year for Christmas....
We hooked up with my Uncles (far left and far right) whom I haven't seen for a loooong time. Their families were there, my Mom and Cub, my sister Jen from Georgia and her little girl and my Memere and her beau. I'm standing behind Mom (the little lady in red) and Big Daddy is kind of hiding behind me.
These were taken at my in-laws
My niece Madeline
Nephew Connor
My SIL, Bethie and myself on Christmas morning. She is always making me laugh about something. Maybe the mimosas gave us the giggles? Folks always mistaken her and I for sisters, but I fear it's only because there are times when we can really stand out in a crowd. (again, probably something to do with mimosas)
Abby and Molly
Abby has a new cousin to play with now! It's so funny, but I always feel like a teenager at Christmas! I'm tired and I feel all of my fourty years, until Christmas day at my in-laws..... then I feel like a big kid again. I think it has something to do with them, and how they are. They are so good to us!

I am off and running to swap pressies with my girlfriends this morning. Tomorrow I am meeting my sisters in Freeport. There is a new outlet mall across from LL Bean and it's screaming my name!
Christmas never ends in Maine... did you know that?

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

luv, Abby


She Dreams of Art

The Christmas edition of She Dreams of Art is up at Indie Public.
I've found a few artists that I feel takes Christmas crafts to a whole new level. They obviously create for this special season because they embrace everything beautiful and spiritual that this holiday gives to us. They also design for Christmas with a very new and modern twist, taking old ideas and making them young and fresh and oh-so-very "in".
Check out Christina's work from Harvest Textiles


I hope you all have a blissful holiday and wonderful beginning to the New Year!

Big Hugs!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

how much is that doggy in the window?

I bought Big Daddy a camera for his birthday and he's allready put it to good use!
Ummmm....yeh.....Abby does sit on the kitchen chairs. Something we would not have allowed when we had four animals, but now that it's just her, we tend to let her get away with a little more!
I am heading to Boston with a friend for the weekend. I can't wait to see Boston lit up for Christmas. It's been a lot of years since I lived near B-Town, and I am giddy with excitement to shop and eat and wear fabulous boots! LOL!
When I get back, I'll check out "Adorn Me" girls! I really want to take a class from Richard Salley, so I'll be sure to check out my options for the coming year!