DIY MistleTOES Ornament

Well… I’m crying.

You can cry too. Here’s the recipe for my handmade “MistleTOES Ornaments”

Continue reading

Advertisements

A Rooster for Goose

I know it’s not here yet, but it soon will be and those of us lucky enough to have our mothers around should put some thought and effort behind our Mother’s Day presents. This is what I did last year:

Growing up I rarely would heed my parents’ advice. They would say “don’t throw rocks” and I would continue on my merry way and then accidentally cold clock a neighbor. (Sorry, Jess.) I grew older and Mom would tell me, “that boy is not the type you should be hanging around with” and I would end up heartbroken. Later they told me not to speed and, well, one or two six speeding tickets later, I understood they were right.

Now that I finally realize they are usually always right, I decided to listen. Every holiday, birthday, etc… they insist I do not spend any money on them. Usually, per my earlier anecdote, I disregard their request and buy them something special. Last year, however, I decided I would do as good old Mother Goose asked and not spend any money.

I fancy myself a bit of an artist from time to time, so I decided I would paint my mom something. I gathered up my tools and got to work.

tools

Continue reading

A Very Beary Christmas

christmas treemantle

So, I’ve obviously been a little busy, but I’ve had these photos marked to post for some time now and I’m just getting around to it. This is how we did our first Christmas living together. First, we decorated. Big time. There was not one room in the house that didn’t have a touch of the holiday spirit. We went all out.

Continue reading