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Monday, December 14, 2009

Puttered Around Today

Join Cielo at the house in the roses for another Show Off Your Cottage Monday.

A sneak preview of the Pink and Roses Christmas tree.


A good day for puttering around this household is never wasted.

Hubs and I have believed for several years now in getting our food storage for the hard times ahead. I found this seed company that has non-hybrid "survival seeds." We're getting some to have in case seeds become non-available. If you are interested I suggest you go now because they are having a sale of 30% off a starter pack. They are called "LDS Food Storage Seeds."

Recently hubs and I went to the LDS Cannery and bought 50# of hot cocoa mix. It was a fantastic deal, but we still have to pack it into 5 gallon bucket containers for food storage. Last year we went through 25# in about a year and a half so this should last through this winter and into the next. And I've tripped over it about 5 times so far. *Sigh*...

I finally got a new Magic Mouse from Apple. It's wireless and no buttons on it at all, just a sweep of a finger or 2 fingers and it scrolls up, down and sideways. Just an amazing little mouse. It takes a bit of getting used to because it's so much flatter than the old wired one. Hubs will get it; he always gets my hand-me-downs. ;-) I'm a first born child, ya know, and never had hand-me-downs. ;-)

I then thought I'd get started on my Christmas birdhouse for a friend. She doesn't read blogs so she won't be seeing this, but I got it out today for a coat of pink paint. You'll see the finished product soon.

I then froufrou-ed up the ornaments for the pink Christmas tree cutting little circles with pinking shears and gluing little ribbon roses to the inexpensive glittered ornies. This is how they turned out. Cute, huh?

A gift from a friend. It will probably go on my mantel or at least a place of honor from this very special friend.
Yawn, I'm all puttered out now.


  1. Hi, Connie,
    Can't wait to see your rosy Christmas tree!! I already love the ornaments you have made for it. I absolutely LOVE what you did with that can (previous post). So, so cute, my friend. Have a lovely week and many blessings to you! Vicki

  2. I love the Christmas birdhouse and can't wait to see the tree!

  3. Love the glitter ornaments.. you have a great creative mind. The huge bag of hot chocolate mix is very pretty... I don't think we drink enough to justify buying a huge bag, but I do love that bag! I really like your "chicks rule" sign too!

  4. Hey connie! the sneak peek of the tree wasn't enough!!! I need more!!!, when you putter you sure get alot done, when I putter I usually get nothing done :( Have a super day! Hugs,Jennifer

  5. Very pretty, Miss Connie..
    I have some of those plastic showflakes, i may doll them up, too...
    I'm having a giveaway on friday, if you would like to bop on over and sign up...

  6. Too pretty... and I love your "Chick" sign! So you! ;) Thank you for taking us into your lovely home, dear Connie... and thank you for participating in our "Show Off Your Cottage Monday". May you and your family have a joyful and blessed Christmas.


  7. Good morning Connie. Puttering IS good. I want to putter so badly but I am way behind in my blog visits. Puttering will have to wait another day. Your ornaments you made are charming. Good job. the bird house will be awesome when you are done there is no doubt. The hot chocolate mix is overwhelming girl. I totally believe you will do justice to your huge purchase. HA!

    Most of all someone who loves you did a great job with the idea for the chicks sign. Perfect for you. I love it chick. Smiling very big right now.

    Have a happy day Connie, XOXO, Jeanne

  8. Your home is very pretty. I can't wait to see your rose tree. I know that it will be gorgeous. Your ornaments are so pretty too. I went back and clicked on your laundry room and I want one like that!

    Merry Christmas,
    Lee Laurie

  9. I am putting in my January order for food your chicks rule sign..too cute..and so fitting...have a wonderful week.:)

  10. The tree will look so pretty; looking forward to seeing all of it. It's wise to be prepared. It looks like you are being wise Connie. Kathi

  11. A wirless mouse is what I what. I dislike having so many wires to work around. I love to buy things like your hot cocoa and cases of things. My dear husband just shakes his head because, well we both work at a grocery store he always tells me, Ginger it's not like were not ever going make it to the store againg after all he says we both work there 5 days a week. He takes all the fun out of my little hobby :)
    You never know when the kids want to come buy and shop out of my kitchen.

  12. Oh now I miss my wireless mouse! I melted it last month. No, really, I did... that seems to be what happens when you put the batteries in backwards. Oops.

    Love the pinked-up ornaments!
    Merry Christmas!

  13. Connie, glad you got your stock of Hot Cocoa. As for the seeds... I haven't grown a garden in a long time. Good luck with yours. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your days puttering about. It is a treat.

  14. Connie, I am DYING for that can of yours. Awesome!!

    For some reason I can see you puttering ... constantly. Your ornaments are fantastic, dying to see that tree. Peeks?

    Merry Christmas, TTFN ~Marydon

  15. Connie I can't wait to see your tree done up.I know it will be perfect.I have never seen hot choc in that big of bags it would be perfect for my boys,we buy about 4 boxes every 2 weeks.Lucky u on the new mouse.Hugs,Jen


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