Mimi Sue's Cottage

A home is much more than a house built of lumber, brick, or stone. A home is made of love, sacrifice, and respect. We are responsible for the homes we build. We must build wisely, for eternity is not a short voyage. There will be calm and wind, sunlight and shadows, joy and sorrow. But if we really try, our home can be a bit of heaven here on earth. Thomas S Monson

Friday, January 31, 2014

Valentine Art and Candy

I've been kind of enjoying looking at other people's altered art.  In fact I have a board on Pinterest where I'm collecting ideas and You Tube is full of tutorials and inspiration.  Some of it is pretty complicated (ink splatters, chalk dobbers!) and some of it isn't. 
So I thought I'd try to make some uncomplicated Valentine altered art.
It was fun!

I Mod podged book pages and scrapbook paper into a cute
little cottage on a thin canvas.

I made up a few small cellophane bags of mixed Valentine
candy topped with vintage paper doilies for some of my neighbors.
Candycorn is not only for Halloween anymore.
I found the pink candycorn at Walmart in a big tub.

Shall we talk about the Dove strawberry swirl chocolate hearts?
Valentine's Day comes at a time of the year when we all could use some bright colors and happy shapes in our gray and gloomy weather. 
Unless you live in Florida or Southern California!

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Sunday Sayings

"Dreams are the soul's pantry.  Keep it well stocked and your soul will never hunger."  Cindy Williams

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Doggy Silhouette for the Nursery

This was my contribution to daughter #3's new baby nursery. 

She wanted a silhouette of a black lab.  I googled dog silhouette free images and a boatload of dog silhouettes magically appeared. 

I printed the one I liked, took it to the UPS store, where the nice kid at the counter blew it up for me.  I took it home, cut it out, traced it on a canvas and filled it in with black acrylic paint. 

Not exactly Pottery Barn quality put pretty darn close.  And the price was a lot better too.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Sunday Sayings

"The idea that no one is perfect is a view most commonly held by people with no grandchildren."  Doug Larson

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

It's Another Boy!

6 lbs 4 oz
January 15, 2014
27 hours after his cousin was born.
His brother thinks he's pretty cute.
And so do we!
Mommy and baby are doing well.
Another little treasure from heaven.
We are blessed.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

It's A Boy!

The first of the grand boys is here!
8 lbs 11 oz
Isn't he cute?
His two sisters are so excited!
Mommy and baby are doing well.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Sunday Sayings

"It's not hard to make decisions once you know what your values are."  Roy Disney

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Dollar Store Polka Dot Glasses

Everything's A Dollar
at the Dollar Store!

Edited to say:
I got them at the Dollar Tree! 

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Sunday Sayings

"More marriages might survive if the partners realized that sometimes the better comes after the worse."  Doug Larson
Happy 42nd Anniversary Honey!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Hello 2014!

The weather has been cold and there's mostly gray skies above our little part of the world.  Time for us to get out of town for a few weeks and go somewhere that's warm and sunny. 
Only this year we're staying in town for awhile until our new little
grandson is born.  He's due on the 14th of January to our daughter #3 and her husband. 
But wait, there's more!  We have another grandson due in January.
Daughter #2 and her husband are expecting their third child and first son on the 15th of January!

So we are waiting (im)patiently for two little boys to join our family.   We are so excited! This will make ten grandchildren for us.  Six boys and four girls. Every single one of them a blessing straight from heaven!
Hope your 2014 will be as happy as ours will be!!
And wishing you all a healthy new year too.