Thursday, December 30, 2010

~Getting to Know Me~

I came across this fun little "Getting to know you" party over at The Idea Room and thought I would join in!


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~I was born into a family of 5 girls but was put into the foster care system and was adopted by the time I was two years old by two wonderful people! Luckily, I was adopted together with two of my sisters (the other two were adopted by other families). I also have a brother that my parents had a couple years after we were adopted! :)~


~I am deathly afraid of sharks! I don't know why but I am! I can't go into aquariums, or watch them on tv, or look at them in books, etc! They scare me to death even though I know I will probably never be around them to hurt me or anything but just the sight of them scares me! LOL~


~I have been happily married to my wonderful hubby for 6 yrs!~


~I have a love affair with shoes! I absolutely can't pass up a good deal on shoes! I have a ton of them! To me they are the most important part of an outfit!~


~This is kind of a weird one but I LOVE Monster trucks! I think it all stems from an ex-boyfriend that I had. If I could drive one to work I totally would! I would probably need a ladder to get in it because I am only 4'11!~


~I make custom made cakes for my family and friends~


~I {secretly} want to be a singer! I love singing on Rockband and Karaoke Revolution! I probably sound really bad but it is good times! LOL~


~I am a Twilight nut! I LOVE the Twilight Saga!~

~ I hate wearing wet clothes...like when you go to a water park and ride the "Roaring Rapids" rides where your clothes get drenched and then you have to walk around in wet clothes! LOL~

~I love to scrapbook, read, travel, and go to concerts! I've been to 5 Rascal Flatts concerts! ~

Some of my favorite tv shows are GLEE, Life Unexpected, Hellcats, and Gossip Girl~



These are just a few random tidbits about myself! Have a great weekend!



-Ruthie

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

~Top Projects of 2010~

As the New Year is almost among us, I thought I would post some of my most favorite projects that I have done in 2010! It has been a fun 2010 and I am excited to see what 2011 has in store for me!



#10. Sheet Music Garland





#9. Gingerbread Wreath



#8. Fall Arrangement





#7. Pumpkin Topiaries






#6. Toilet Paper Holder





#5. Little Wooden Drawer




#4. La Belle Maison Plaque






#3. Wyse Sign





#2. Towel Holder






#1. Cake Boxes







I have only had this blog since May 2010 but I feel like I've done alot in these past 7 months! Thanks for being so supportive and being such great people!

I hope everyone has a safe, warm, Happy New Year! See you in 2011!!

Love,
Ruthie

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

HOOO Are You? My Answers!

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1. What is your favorite part of the holiday season?
a. spending time with the family
b. giving and receiving gifts
c. sleeping
d. eating and drinking

Definitely spending time with the family! I always get so excited for my family to come into town!

2. What is your least favorite part of the holiday season?
a. spending time with the family
b. giving and receiving gifts
c. sleeping
d. eating and drinking

None of the above...I enjoy them all!


3. Do you bake goodies during the holidays? If so do you eat them, give them away or both? Sometimes it just depends...I didn't bake this year but the hubby made fudge the other day! :)


4. Are you already for Christmas?
I am totally ready for Christmas! I FINALLY got my house all decorated and I did my last bit of shopping today! Let the festivities begin!

5. What activities do you do on Christmas day? On Christmas Day we usually wake up and we open stockings, then we have breakfast, get dressed, and then open our regular presents! After that we have lunch and then everybody just does whatever they want...sometimes we play games and sometimes watch movies!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

~Frosty the Sock Snowman~

Last year at Christmas my sister wanted to do a craft with my niece and nephews so she brought stuff to make sock snowmen! Of course, I had to make one too! LOL I wasn't sure how to make them but they are really easy to make so I wanted to share it with you!





Items you need: A tube sock, a small round Glad Ware lid, some red fleece or material, some buttons, a cotton ball, and cotton batting


How to make it:

First you put the Glad Ware lid into the bottom of the sock, then you fill the sock with cotton batting. Fold the elastic part of the sock over to make the hat. Then cut your red fleece/material into two strips and cut the ends to make fringe to look like a scarf. Glue one piece around the hat of your snowman and one around the neck of your snowman. Next glue the buttons on your snowman and add one on the hat (if you want to!) then lastly glue a cotton ball on the very top of the snowman's hat!


This is a craft that my niece and nephews had fun making! It was fun seeing how each one of them turned out! They of course had to give their snowmen a name too!



This is a fun craft to definitely with your kids! Have a good day!



-Ruthie

Saturday, December 18, 2010

~Our Fireplace Mantel~

For the last 2 years I have decorated our fireplace mantel the same because I love it so much! I went with a snowflake and ice skating theme! I have to show it off because I think it is so fun! I think it goes perfectly with our beautiful silver, turquoise, purple, and white Christmas tree! In this pic I didn't have our stockings hanging up because they really don't go with the theme (mine is a reindeer stocking that my parents got me when I was younger and the hubby's stocking is an OSU (Oklahoma State University) stocking that he purchased himself this year! LOL) Sorry the picture is kind of dark! I might need to add some lights to give some sparkle! Oh, I also made the ice skates out of cardstock and scrapbook paper! I used buttons for the shoelace holes on the skates! How cute are they?!







Thanks for looking! Enjoy your weekend!


-Ruthie

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

~Sheet Music Garland~

A while back I bought a hymnal from a local antique store and I was trying to think of a way to use some of the pages...so I made this cute little garland! How cute is it?! Here are a couple pics I took of it so you can see just how festive it is!








Thanks for looking! Have a good evening!


-Ruthie


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Sunday, December 12, 2010

It's beginning to look alot like Christmas!

Well, around my house it is! I finally finally finally got my Christmas tree put up last night! I thought I would post a pic for everyone to see! Isn't she a beauty? She has silver, turquoise, purple, and white ornaments on her! A lot of the ornaments I got from Walmart or Dollar Tree all for a $1! There is nothing better than a lit up Christmas tree at night! I like turning the lights off, turning the Christmas tree on, and watching tv or a movie!





Thanks for looking! Have a great day! Keep warm!



-Ruthie

Friday, December 10, 2010

Friday Fives...My Answers!!

Hello lovely ladies! This is my first time doing Friday Fives and I am sure I am going to LOVE it!

1. The most exciting thing I could unwrap on Christmas morning would be: GLEE Karaoke Revolution! I really want this! I am a total GLEEK and I love karaoke, so this would be the perfect gift for me! I am hinting around to my hubby that I want it, so I hope I get it! :)


2. Name a fun family tradition that you and your family do or would like to start: One tradition that my family does every year is we do "Find the Pickle"...we started this several years ago and my niece and nephews love it! It is a hoot watching them hunt for it and seeing their reaction when someone finds it!

3. Name a favorite Christmas song or hymn: My favorite Christmas song right now is "Christmas Canon" from Trans-Siberian Orchestra! It is soo beautiful! It also has "Canon D" in it, which is the song I had playing when I walked down the aisle at my wedding!

4. How do you celebrate Christmas? Is it a formal holiday for your family or a very informal one as far as the meal goes? My family's Christmas is usually informal especially on Christmas Eve...we usually have snack foods before or after we attend the Christmas service at church and then Christmas Day is usually informal as well! We like to keep everything causal and comfortable!

5. What sounds do you hear when you read this blog and type your answers? Right now as I am typing my answers the only sounds I hear is the keys being typed and Christmas music on the radio! "Up on the housetop" is playing right now! LOL

This was fun! I can't wait to read everyone's answers! Have a GREAT weekend! Stay warm!

Love,

Ruthie


Thursday, December 9, 2010

What's Your Favorite Christmas Song?

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE Christmas music! I always look forward to Thanksgiving because I know the Christmas music is right around the corner! So, I just have to ask...What is your favorite Christmas song? I have a couple favorites right now and one of them is Trans-Siberian Orchestra's "Christmas Canon"!! I LOOOVE this song probably because I had "Canon D" playing as I walked down the aisle on my wedding day! It is such a beautiful song!




My 2nd favorite Christmas song is "Where Are You Christmas" by Faith Hill...it is such a beautiful song as well! I really like it alot!






So I am asking you....what is your favorite Christmas song? One that you like to listen to every year?


Have a great week!


-Ruthie


Thursday, December 2, 2010

Sweet Christmas Decor!

I am probably THE ONLY ONE who hasn't got their Christmas decor out! LOL I am SLOWLY starting to put stuff out so here is a sneak peek of what I have so far...Here is my cute Cafe sign with some adorable decorations that I have found recently! The cute little cookie cutter cookies, the cute candy cane picks that are in the white pitchers, and the cute little gingerbread sign that is sitting on the cafe sign were all 1/2 off at Hobby Lobby!





I found these cuties at a local boutique store and just HAD to have these! I found the cute white cake plate and the cute little petit fours there and I just weaved a little plaid ribbon throughout the cake plate! I thought it gave a nice festive flair to it!






How adorable are these?! They look so real!



Well, this is just a start of my decor...I will post more things as I go along! Maybe one of these days I will actually get my tree up! LOL


Have a great weekend! Stay warm!



-Ruthie