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Saturday, February 7, 2015

Valentine Swap

From Viv
 Happy February everyone! I have enjoyed this month so far. It has included a fun swap that Viv from Viv out on a Whim had this year! What a fun swap this was and a fun challenge for me, too!
We were to make a Valentine card and a decoration, and include lots of goodies or joy!
From Viv

 As, you can see, Viv really did a great job of spoiling me! I sure had fun opening each little present that she individually wrapped for me! I had an empty spot on my old Singer sewing machine which made a great place to put all her wonderful Valentines! She made a cute decorated Valentine box, a beautiful deer Valentine on a spool, a sweet girl on a swing, and the sweetest heart ornament with a key! She also included plenty of chocolate to keep me smiling, and some pretty towels for my kitchen! Do you see those cute paper globes? I have never had any of these before! I am excited to use them in my decorating throughout Spring!

From Viv
 I am really amazed by Viv's talent. I am thankful for her swap and the challenge it provided for me to flex my creative muscles. Bloggers are the most talented people and doing a little something outside of my comfort zone is fun in a challenging and learning way!
I sent Viv a package of Valentine fun as well, which she kindly has posted about on her blog.
So I hope you go give her a visit and take a look at those as well!

But here is a peek at a few things that I made for her!
Paper craft Valentine
I am so happy to be part of a fun online community where I have met some of the sweetest people on earth.
Felt Heart
I have made friends with gals that I share more interests with than the people most of the people I interact with every day. Thank you so much for your friendships!
Cupcake on my vintage music box cake stand
Thank you again Viv! This was a fun swap to be included in! And I hope everyone has a sweet Valentine's Day!

God bless you,
Little Susie Home Maker


Friday, January 23, 2015

My Own Colorado Winter Wonderland


 Welcome to my Winter Wonderland!


Come on over through the gate and take a look around!


The trees are covered with a beautiful snow!


I have been whisked up into a postcard of White!


On heavy cloudy days it almost appears in shades of black and white! 


The pine trees are so heavy in their strong branches as the weight from the snow weights them down.
 

 Even the birds are staying in, no picnic today!  


 Planting a yardstick in the white powder is a fun way to measure how much snow we got on this particular day.


 The trees and fence never fail to give my camera a pretty picture. I feel like a grand photographer!


It seems so silent and still. A quiet moment in this cold beautiful weather.


But life has not stood still. Yes, I have to adventure out in this weather. The fog was very thick!


 But when the sun comes out, all the snow crystals are divine!


 God has painted a wonderful blanket in white!

 

Even the barbed wire and phone lines are frosted. This is my view of Pikes Peak with the fog! 


Then this is my view another snowy day with no fog. The Colorado Rocky Mountains.

I am so blessed to be surrounded with all this winter beauty.
Hope you enjoyed your visit. I am really happy that you came by!

God bless you,
Little Susie Home Maker