Thursday, December 31, 2015

December Recap

Happy Thursday and last day of 2015. It feels like the year flew by. Overall it was a pretty good year. I look forward to seeing what 2016 brings though.
It has been freezing here since Christmas. I know it is winter but am hoping it warms up at least a little bit soon. Those of you in the east have been really lucky. Send some of that warm weather here. Emilia got sick a few weeks ago and with a bad cold virus she is doing better now but is still coughing some. I finally made a decision about health insurance. We decided to go with Cigna. I hope we made the right choice and I can find a good doctor this time.
My sister had Emilia make Christmas Gifts for her friends this year.  Lots of pillows and blankets. She did a great job and everyone loved them.
 My Etsy shop was pretty quiet but I added a few new items to my farm theme.The hat and the bunting.
I also got this great photo from a buyer of her daughter wearing one of  my winter onederland hats. Isn't she adorable?
I failed Hanukkah this year. My menorah broke and we forgot to light night 7 so we gave up. I think next year we are getting an electric one. The burning candles make me really nervous. At least Hanukkah will be during Christmas next year so hopefully that will make it more exciting.
Emilia and I have found a new show that we love. Gilmore Girls. We have been watching for a few months and are obsessed now. We are almost done with season 5 thankfully we have a few more seasons to go. I just love Stars Hallow and the people there. I wish there was a real place like that here.
 I also wanted to share this recipe. I love this granola. It is grain free and so good. I eat it over a bowl of chopped apples. You can get the recipe here.
That's all for now. I hope 2016 will be a great year for you filled with peace. good health and happiness. I will be back next month with more to share then.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

November Recap

Happy Tuesday and first day of December. I hope you all had a good Thanksgiving. It was a snowy and cold one here. It has been awhile since we had weather like that on Thanksgiving. Thankfully my family still made it over for dinner. It continued to be below freezing and snowed more for days after that but after today it is suppose to be warmer and dryer.
I spent most of the month dealing with more health related issues and am still searching for new health insurance which has all been very stressful. I am praying that I get this things resolved soon. It should not be this difficult.  My sister also ended up in the ER twice, she was in a lot of pain and barely able to move. They finally found a pain med that helps and allows her to function but are still trying to figure out the cause for all her pain and what to do about it. Right now it is either her back or hip.
One a brighter note last month the nursing home celebrated Mickey Mouse's birthday. Emilia made these for them. Everyone loved them.

It was also my niece Alexandra's 20th birthday on the 21st. We made her dinner and Emilia made her these. She loved them!
I had a return buyer that was having a tea party for her daughter and asked if I could make my tea house in the blue floral theme This is what I came up with.

I really like how it looks in these colors and patterns and it goes perfectly with the other things in this collection.
I also received this great photo from another buyer of her little Yorkie wearing one of my mini dog crowns. Isn't she adorable?
Finally I know I already posted a recipe for pumpkin bars in another post but I found these and like them even better. They also have less sugar in them and no oats.
That's all for now. Happy Holidays and I hope your December is a good one.