Hello everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! I know I did and so did my grandchildren.

I have been chomping at the bit ever since my husband and I went out to comparison shop a video recorder that I could use with my crafting, Black Friday! It has been one long month!

Below is my video and I still have a whole lot to learn but overall I am pleased with it. I'm sure a year from now, I will be rolling on the floor laughing at how silly this is. I already found a pretty big mistake at the end (I didn't show the finished item to prove that my technique works)! But I will post a photo below the video for you to see!

I started with an embroidery tutorial because that is the craft that I know the most about. I plan to make videos of scrapbooking too but I don't know a whole lot of techniques yet so it will probably be a while. I may do some product reviews and hauls.

I'm from the south so I'm sure you will get a kick out of my country South Carolina voice!

This is the entire outfit. The top is a little wrinkled and needs to be irioned and for some reason the bloomers look crooked but they aren't. The previous photo proves it! LOL

Thanks for looking everyone.
Hello! Merry Christmas!

I took the day off yesterday and decorated for Christmas with my 6 year old grand-daughter. Needless to say it took a bit longer than ususal. I am very happy with the way it turned out! You can't tell it in the photos, but my Christmas Tree turns. I bought the Christmas tree stand from Lowes when my husband and I were first married, 15 years ago! I love it. I can't believe it still works.

Below is a photo of some Christmas presents that have lights in them. I bought this at Big Lots some years ago. I love these too.
This is one of my newest purchases. This is an advent calendar house I bought at Target. 3 of the doors were missing little door knobs but I went to AC Moore and bought these little wooden balls, colored them black with a Sharpie and hot glued them in place. The kids are really enjoying this and it gives them a visual of just how close Christmas is.

This is a photo of my cute little Santa Clause that climbs up and down the ladder while playing Christmas music, carring his little light strang. I love him, but after about 30 minutes, the Christmas music loop drives me crazy! You can't tell that the light bulbs are lit in this photo but they are sooo cute all lit up.
I bought these stockings over the last couple of years at Lowes. Love these too. They are large and plush and only cost about $9 at Lowes. I monogrammed everyones name on them (not an easy task) with bright red thread. I bought the stocking holders from Hobby Lobby last year after Christmas for like $1 each!
I bought the ornament light covers on my garland from a local boutique in town several years ago and I used them on the garland because I didn't have enough to cover the tree. I really like the way they turned out.

This is my poor Christmas tree. I bought the tree 2 years ago after Christmas and I really like the tree. It has pine cones on it and looks very real. I am not a great decorator and the tree could certainly use some work. I have the glitter ornaments the kids and I made a couple of weeks ago along with all the different ornaments we've collected over the years. I tried to tuck Santa ribbon around the tree like garland, but I think I need to re-do it. It looks really sad in this photo. I will work on that.
Merry Christmas everyone! From my home to yours.

OMG! LOVE THAT BUG gave me, yes me, a blog award!


1. Thank and link back to the person who gave me this award.

Stacy, thank you so much for this award. I am so excited to be chosen. Here is a link to LOVE THAT BUG!

2. Share 8 things about yourself. (not in any order).

1. I adore my husband, Earle of 15 years! He's truly my best friend.

2. I have an identical twin sister. My mother actually had 2 sets of twins but my older sisters twin died in 1951 3 days after she was born.

3. I have 6 grand-daughters! No grandsons yet.

4. I love to sew/embroider, not just scrapbook.

5. I work for a major telecommunications company.

6. I love Walt Disney World almost as much as my husband.

7. I love college football and Lady Vols basketball.

and last but not least

8. I can't stay off the Cricut message boards and I love watching video tuturials on blogs.

3. Pay it forward to 8 bloggers that you have recently discovered.

(this is the hard part)

1. Reddy's Ramblings - great blog for all things Disney.

2. Softbrn's House of Creativity - I met Softbrn at a scrapbook retreat in Atlanta, GA and I love her blog and her videos!

3. Cricut'ing Carol - great cardmaker.

4. Glued with Love - all kinds of crafts and a great scrap area.

5. Laurens Creative - Great blog with video tutorials!

6. Scrappy Jess - Love her video tutorials.

7. Cricut Cuteness - great tutorials for layouts and cards.

8. Sue's Cricut and Crafts - great cards.