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My First Week of Happy

Lynette:  Thanks Monica for letting Dee and I know about the #100happydays project.  It hasn’t been difficult to find a moment in a day to select for moments of happiness.  Actually, I started taking more pictures thinking each one would be my ‘happy moment’, but something happened each day last week that revealed that moment.  Below is a collage of my happy moments.  I’m posting my pics on Instagram via @loneal19 if you want to see them daily.

.  Morning obligatory pic. I think he’s warming up to our “photo shoots”. Lol!
2.  New planters for my garden
3.  Congratulations Janiyah!
4.  Having my daughter make breakfast for me
5.  The first of many summer bulbs has surfaced
6.  Being presented with a blanket for mom knit by my friends
7.  This moment…having dinner with my mom and family

I look forward to sharing next week’s happy moments.

Spring Cleaning

Hoarding is not a good thing.  My laundry/craft room is only so big.  I have to make some decisions about what needs to go.  You would think I would start with the stuff you can see but I figured if I attacked the things inside the cabinets that I never go into then I’d have space for the things I can’t find a home for.  So I started with some magazines that I thought I never wanted to live without.  Turns out that since 1988 I have much more creative and crafting skill then the projects reflected in these back issues of a defunct magazine.

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Seriously…this would be the ugliest lamp ever.  Grab some lamp parts, plaster, rope, and a garbage bag and you get a shabby chic lamp?  Nope…not even close.

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While paging through my late 80’s collection of magazines I did learn some interesting things like Pillsbury’s Funetti cake line was new in 1989. Also I could make some nifty looking keepsake frames, mirrors, and boxes by gluing seashells I “found”  while on vacation all over them in a pleasing pattern.  I never want to do that…ever!  I really do like shells though.

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I could make the mother – daughter sweater set…but I don’t have a daughter…

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There are some leaflets and projects that I did do…I made the busts with heads made out of shrunken apples.  In my defense I did this in junior high school.  Sadly I no longer have the bust I made but seeing the project guide brought back fond memories indeed.  I also found a leaflet for making flowers out of pinecones.

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I did decorate a Christmas tree with ribbon garlands cascading down just like I saw in this picture.  It was one of my favorite trees!

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I did come across a real gem in my purging…a leaflet that has real possibilities.  In full disclosure I actually did wear crocheted vests like this made by my mom and grandma when I was in grade school.   I must have been too young at the time to realize that there was a need for bags to carry around your feathered farm animals and rabbits.  Who knew?!  I kept this instruction leaflet, it was too funny to ship off to the Goodwill.

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I ran across my son’s membership packet for the Pee Wee Herman Fun Club…complete with 2 autographed 8 x 10 portraits.  And the purging continues…I’ll keep you posted on anything else of interest that I come across.


Well here we go…we are three chicks with more yarn than we can handle.  We may not always talk about yarn so be prepared for whatever amuses us.   We’ll get back to you soon…we’re still unpacking.