In case you haven't noticed, there is an additional child in our family photo. I would like you all to meet the newest member of our family. She is the pretty little 7 year old in the purple dress. "Eloise" now has a little sister. We have decided to call her, "Amelia Bedelia".

Monday, February 8, 2010

Sweet Treats With Zero Calories.....

Just look at the wonderful hand made goodies from my dear friend Michelle over at

The Oakmoss & Lavender soap smells heavenly. I am going to savor it.

As for the "apples" ....
You must have read my mind!

I wanted them from the moment I saw them on your blog,
but I couldn't bring myself to wash dishes with them.
They will be going into the Hope Chest that my husband is going to build for my daughter's 10th birthday.
Not that she will be using them any time soon, I just figured that we could start filling it as I begin to teach her to make crafty things. When she does finaly leave the nest, she will have a trunk full of love and memories.

Gifts like these are so much sweeter than those that are mass produced in China.

This was such a pleasant Valentine's Surprise.

P.S. Eloise will be posting on her blog about the cards your girls sent her.

Love & Prayers,


The B's said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed them! It is so much fun creating something for friends. I am so thankful for your love and friendship. And what a precious idea for the hope chest for your daughter! I know she will treasure the time she has with you teaching her to arts of homemaking! God bless each of you!

Your friend in Him,

owlcritic said...

hey Miss Riya,
As you know,I am fonfd of traditional instrumental music,and thrilled that Jenna and Tira are learning to play the fiddle(er,violin)check this out: and maybe some day the girls could play it as a duet.

love y'all,Jimmy,aka "owlcritic"