Tuesday, December 31, 2013

A New Rug

We used some of our Christmas money to buy a new rug for the living room.  We got this one at Walmart for $70, and I love it.  Our other one was a boring light brown sisal rug, which I really liked when we first bought it, but after 4.5 years here it was getting worn and gross looking.  This new one is a Better Homes & Gardens brand, and a year subscription to the magazine comes with it. Bonus!  We also bought some new pillows for the couch.  I'd like to spice up this room a bit, since it looks a little bland to me.  I think I'll pick some colors out of the rug to paint the walls, and maybe do some sort of curtains for the windows. 

I've got all these great ideas for the house, but it seems the budget is the limiting factor...that's life I guess! 

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christmas Day!

We had a great day and it went by so quickly.  Breakfast was some bacon and sausage from the local butcher shop, with some Jamaican Blue coffee (love that stuff).  Then we did some present opening, some relaxing, and then dinner with David's dad and brother. I entered a drawing at the butcher shop and won a free ham, so that was dinner!  We also had some delicious mashed potatoes (courtesy of David), macaroni and cheese, sourdough rolls, and the best lima beans I've ever had.  We got some smoked bacon ends from the butcher shop, so we cooked those with the lima beans, and the result was amazing. 

Here are some pictures to sum up the day!

(the box was too big to wrap, so David decorated the box)

I got a Snuggie!

Santa brought Kylee a game called Beat the Parents...a trivia game that pits parents against kids.  It was fun!

It was a great day, and I'm already looking forward to next Christmas!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas!

Today is Christmas Eve! We're getting ready to go to David's granddad's house for the annual Christmas Eve get together.  David is making mashed potatoes, and made sourdough rolls and eggnog, plus lots of cookies.  There's going to be lots of other good food there too.  I can't wait!

We finally got some Christmas lights on the house!

While I was putting lights on the porch, I saw two little Carolina Wrens snuggled together.  They're there every night.  I guess it makes a nice little bed for them. 
There's not a whole lot else to say today!  Merry Christmas!!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Handsewn Owl Pincushions

My mom made a gaggle  flock parliament (had to Google that one) of these cute little owl pincushions, and they're for sale!  Each one is unique, but there are 2 fabric choices, pink or green. 

They're $5 each, plus shipping.  Shipping will depend on if you want them mailed priority or first class.  If you'd like one (or more), please send me an email at aggieterpkatie@yahoo.com.  Just specify number, and whether you'd like pink or green. I'll choose the individual owl, so the pattern may be slightly different than the owls shown in the picture.

There's still time to order for Christmas, especially with Priority shipping!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Snowy Sunday

Yesterday was the Christmas craft show.  I managed to take one picture before my camera batteries died.  Oops!  It was a successful show, but I still have soap, coffee cozies, lip balms, lotion bars, and some felted ornaments for sale. 

Today it snowed!  And I think we also got some sleet mixed in there too.  I love taking pictures of the sheep when it snows.  All but the lamb were covered with snow, so I guess the lamb was the only one who wanted to go in the shelter.

Barley looks so pretty in the snow. 

Whatcha doin?


The chickens weren't thrilled.  Some of them have never seen snow. One young rooster flew from the coop door about 10' out, then stood there for a few minutes and flew back to the coop.

The rabbits seem cozy.

I would have taken a picture of the goats, but they are goats and they refused to come out of their shelter.  Smart girls. 

Friday, December 6, 2013

Craft Show Saturday!

Tomorrow is the Heck With the Malls craft show in Centreville, MD.  I'm finally ready!  I laid everything out on the table today to take inventory and make sure I had everything together.  Devin is coming with me as my helper.  He came last year too and was a big help.  As much as I am looking forward to the craft show, I'll be glad when it's over so we can start our Christmas decorating at home.  Plus, I really need to knit some things that aren't craft-show related, so it'll be nice to have it behind me.  If you're in town tomorrow, come on by!
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