Monday, November 28

What Have I Been Up To???

What have I NOT been up to – is the more appropriate question. The Deiterings have been SO busy, we have barely had time to say ‘Hey, do I know you? You’re living in my house…”  hehehehee. I am still in the middle of a TON of things but, I wanted to give an update in pics! They are cute pics so it will be worth the scroll down…..   :)

 

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The week before Thanksgiving week we started decorating at CPC:Benton. This is Tree #1 – I didn’t get a pic of tree #2 or tree #3… weird. All of them are tall and big and they scratched up my arms… ugh.

 

 

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Today we went to CPC:Conway and decorated the 9ft tree #4…..

 

 

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After we got back from Conway, BFF Jess and I BEASTED the Christmas Tree #5 in the Kingdom Kids area. Literally we decorated it in 45 minutes….wow.

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I made this tree skirt a couple of weeks ago for the tree – hoping and praying that it would look good with everything….

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It is AMAZINGLY cute under the tree!!! I still have to put up my tree at home (#6) and I have to finish the one in KOT:Conway (#7)….. yeah… Hopefully I will finish before Christmas time…  :)

 

 

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This little guy was helping with the Christmas D├ęcor at Benton, I had to catch him and let him go outside…. 

 

 

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A couple of weeks ago Krystle and Josh were ready to take their engagement pics….. we had a plan, a day, a house to get ready in, a make-up/hair team, and a beautiful day. I can’t share them because they make me laugh SOOOOOO much. They were not your typical engagement pics, and I loved it.

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I have been crafting A LOT in the past couple of weeks and I think my fat cat decided she had had enough and wanted some attention….

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GOODWILL finds: My girls and I have had AMAZING luck at Goodwill recently. Look at this bedspread I found for under $20. (I can’t give you an exact amount, because I don’t remember, but I would not have paid more than $20)

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All this fabric was $1 each … what??? yes!!!

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We had a LOT of rain right before Thanksgiving…this is our backyard…it was a swamp. I always say I am going to go around and take pics of the flooding, because it is SO crazy, but I never do….one day, one day…..

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November 20th was my little brothers birthday (and crazy uncle Eddie)!!!!! This was us in the Dominican.

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I happened to look down at my phone at 11:20 on 11-20… hehehhehheee

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I made a tree skirt for my tree at home…….It will look amazing once I get the tree up…… heheheheee

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OOOOOOO – Hello Ladies made this AWESOME button picture frame, we are SO in love with it….AND it’s also for sale…..if interested……

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Well there has been a whole lot more, but my eyes are crossing….. I promise more great PiC posts soon!  :)

~mandy~

Monday, November 14

I have not forgotten……

I promise I will be back ASAP!! We’ve hit the Christmas Decorating season at CPC and so I am trying to get that taken care of before I post all my goodies I have made for the Kingdom Kids tree! Great stuff!!!!! Stay with me and keep checking back!  :)

~mandy~

Friday, November 4

Christmas Presents….

A couple of years ago I decided to make Christmas Presents for my nieces and nephews on Brand’s side of the family. It was a crazy thought because at that point I owned a sewing machine, needle and thread, but I had not sewn anything more than a button on a shirt…… So I started out and my nephew wasn’t born yet so I set out to make 5 cats. I tried to find the pattern on Flickr, but alas I could not find it. ANYWHO…. I suffered through, the pattern didn’t tell me how to attach the head of the cat to the body, the pieces didn’t match up super well, but dad gum it, I made them and the kids LOVED them. The next year I designed cute little square guys with arms and legs and cute button eyes …. they were cute.

I don’t know why I stopped doing it, but I was recently told my one of my sisters’ in law that her daughter really liked when I made them and has both of her presents and keeps them safe in a box. SO that inspired me to start the tradition back up. The kiddos are a bit older, the new ones are in the 3 year range and the older ones are 16…. and I have to make a BUNCH! SO I looked on Etsy and Flickr to find a pattern to make. Here are the finalists…..Since this post I have made my choice, but see i f you can pick out which one I picked.  :)

 

Singing Squirrel Pattern

Singing Squirrel Pattern

Platypus PDF Pattern

Platypus Pattern

PDF Sewing Pattern Betsy & Basil Bunny Softies

Bunnies Pattern

Monster Doll pdf sewing pattern - Halloween softie Stuffed toy

Monster Pattern

Owl & Baby Softie

Girl Doll Patterns

Scotty Dog Pattern

Prince Charming Softie

 

Wish me Luck!

~mandy~