June 29, 2020

Everday can be a party...


The showering of confetti signifies the blessing of all good things: 
on a couple at a wedding, a graduate upon their achievement 
or someone celebrating their birthday!

To me...throwing around kindness like confetti means to
shower those around you with an abundance of kindness and good wishes
for no reason at all!

So gather up some virtual confetti today...
and shower it wherever you go!

Stay Cozy and covered in Confetti,
Carrie

February 1, 2020

My 16 year old alter-ego...



If only I was born on February 29th - I would be 16 yrs old!  LOL

Oops - did I just give away my age?


Even though the standard calendar year is 365 days, the Earth actually takes 365 days 5 hours 48 minutes and 46 seconds to go completely around the sun. In order to keep the calendar cycle synchronized with the seasons, one extra day is (usually) added every four years as February 29th.

Consider doing something fun this leap year to celebrate.

You could write a letter to yourself to be opened four years later on the next 
 Leap year.


Make some yummy frog inspired treats.

Leap day 3
 
You could make some "Leap Year" bookmarks to give to your friends...
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Or enjoy a cup of "green tea" in the morning...


But by all means do something to celebrate this leap year ...
or you will have to wait four more years! 

Happy Leap Year! 


Carrie

January 31, 2020

Trends from the past...

I picked up this wonderful book the other day...dated 1961.
What do you think of the styles back then?






 Hard to imagine decorating like this these days...
perhaps there are small touches we can use...
but remember everything old is new again!

Stay Cozy,
Carrie

January 27, 2020

Jell Roll Rug Epic Fail...

 I decided to try my luck at making a Jelly Roll Rug...
My first and last attempt...

See the source image 

 To start with I actually sewed my finger in my machine -
it punctured my nail (ouch-that hurt!)

I almost quit the project then but I powered through.


The prints were fun to work with and luckily I got the jelly roll on
 clearance at Joanne's...because...

My edges turned out wanky! (not happy about that)
It will not lay flat - I think I pulled on the fabric too much and stretched it :(


I have been sewing for years but this one didn't quite go right!

Any suggestions for helping this rug lay flat - can I use it to create something else?

Or is this just a toss out???

Still Staying Cozy...
Carrie

January 26, 2020

Let the dehydrating begin...


The goal:

Chili Mango Jerky (yummm)

Dried Apples (always so good)

Dehydrated Lemons (great to adorn beverages)

Lovin' my dehydrator!

Stay Cozy,
Carrie

January 23, 2020

A precarious post...


 As I began to create a new post I was forced to stop dead in my tracks by this unwelcomed visitor cruising across my screen!


I must admit... I am not a fan of spiders!!!
My hubby was asleep so I had to dispose of this creepy creature myself! Aaaahhhhh

Stay Cozy,
Carrie

January 14, 2020

Rainbow Storage...


 I came upon these lovely storage boxes while perusing by local thrift store.


And at only $2...I couldn't resist.


 I must say...it was a bit therapeutic putting 
them together!

September 17, 2019

This happened...

So sorry to have been away for so long...but I became a grandma - yes I have been busy "grandmaing"!

 This beautiful daughter of ours and our wonderful son-in-law gave us the most cherished gift we could ever imagine...
our little boy Van...born 2 weeks early and perfect in every way.

 He was welcomed by all our other kids...lots of aunts and a uncles to make him feel so special!




And of course our lives will be forever blessed...




Now how about some suggestions for "Grandma names???"

I am thinking maybe "Gigi" - what do you think?
Staying Very Cozy,
Carrie

July 24, 2019

She's getting ready to pop...


 This girl is having a baby...and I am going to be a Grandma!
Yippee!

 All these wonderful people celebrated the pending birth...including...

 Her three sisters and me (her twin sister is on the right).

 The afternoon was filled with yummy food...

Fun Photos...
 (that is daddy-to-be on the left and my daughter, Shannon is on the right)
"hospital pictures"
That's the new baby in the black + white photos! 

Sweet Treats...

 Games and Prizes... 

Favors to take home...


and of course loads of fabulous gifts...
Six more weeks and we will know if it is a boy or a girl!

I'll keep you posted!

Stay Cozy, 
Carrie
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