Each person should judge his own actions and not compare himself with others. Then he can be proud for what he himself has done. Galatians 6:4

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Brrrr... Brrrr... Brrrr....

That's what I keep saying... Ok.. let me just tell you I LOVE my home.. it was built in 1914! But can I ask.. how in tarnations did they survive the winters in this house with NO insulation and just wood heat??? We need new windows... We need to insulate... We need siding.. We need... We need..... But I don't want to give up my home.... It has so much character.. that is me! Well... my kitchen does need some help too... but it's huge.. and it's mine... right??

Today my hubby and I are going to make some fancy window covers... plastic and wood.. LOL LOL As much as I hate to do it.. We HAVE to...Oil is to expensive NOT to... We have hard wood floors as well.. and I've dug out throw rugs and BEGGED one off of my friend.. LOL LOL... Thank Goodness for friends... I even bought a special fancy pink roll of insulation of the Pink Panther to insulate underneath my pocket doors in my living/dinning room area.... I know this might sound like a lot of work and seem silly .... but I could never leave New England.. it's just one of the things that comes with the territory.... Someday we'll have new windows ( hoping next).. and siding... and roof.... but for now... I feel blessed that we have a home.. and that I don't have to work full-time just to keep it... We may not have the best... but my kids will get the best of me.. ( that's NOT to knock moms that do work outside the home.. I did it for a couple years and I WAS not a "BEST" mommy then at all)

So last night I made up a few cute little goodies for my niece and nephews.... I just had to share....

First I have to show you my vintage Santa.. I LOVE HIM!!

Check these out.. they are little bags of M&M's.....

I made the little ornaments too that are surrounding it...!!

Up Close look
The Poem
As you hold these candies
In your hand,
And turn them,
You will see,
The M becomes a W,
An E, and then a 3.
They tell the Christmas story,
It's one I'm sure you know.
It took place in a stable,
A long, long time ago.
The E is for the East,
Where the star shone so bright.
The M is for the Manger,
Where Baby Jesus slept that night.
The 3 is for the Wise men,
Bearing gifts, they say they came.
W is for Worship, Hallelujah, Praise His Name.
So as you eat these candies
Or share them with a friend
Remember the meaning of Christmas,
It's a Love story that never ends.


i_am_4given said...

Terri!! I love those M & M ornaments!! They are adorable!!! Do you use the glass ornaments or the plastic ones??

Cris said...

Those are so cute and I really love the poem that you put with the M & M candies. That was really neat. :)

cajunquilter said...

as always girl AMAZING!!!

so when are you starting your ETSY shop?

love ya,

cajunquilter said...

as always girl AMAZING!!!

so when are you starting your ETSY shop?

love ya,

jayedee said...

oh! these are just the thing for your ETSY shop! i'm tellin ya, athis is gonna be one rockin shop girlie!

♥PugPosse♥ said...

OMG! You have Pocket doors! So Jealous! We have a farm house here in the family that I wanted to move into and fix it up real cute...But was going to be wayyyyy out of our price range and it had POCKET DOORS! Love those!

Susanne said...

Those M&M's are such a wonderful gift. They'd be perfect for my kids to give their friends for Christmas!

Tim and Shawnie said...

Hi it's me your stalker. LOL I cant find a way to send you a personal email so I will give you mine. Happy_mom_two@yahoo.com. We would love to see pics of your house...I am the same age as you. My grandma was born in 1914 the same year you said your house was built. Wow....

the real ~Roxann~ said...

You have been making the cutest crafts lately......


Mere said...

LOVE the poem....Your home sounds like it is AMAZING!! Post me some pics when you get a chance....I LOVE old homes!! Love ya.

jayedee said...

here's a thought for you---

winddow quilts! i've been reading about window quilts and they sound like just the thing for your house!
you're so clever with handicrafts, you could prolly run 'em up in no time at all!

Donna said...

You always make such cute stuff!

I love the M&M's thing...perfect for the kids in my daughter's class!

Our house is COLD too, old plater walls and really leaky windows=(