To start the year out…

I hope this finds 2013 starting out well for you.

Here at home, it’s a tradition for my family to have, at a minimum, black-eyed peas with ham hock.  We normally have cornbread, fried potatoes and greens with the peas, but this year it will be a  little different, as I’m out of potatoes and greens (and don’t want to go to the grocer for only those two items).   We’re having mac/cheese, biscuits and smoked sausage with our peas this year.

What is a traditional New Years meal at home for you?

It is hard for me to throw away some Christmas cards, but after a while they tend to build up in number.  So this year I decided to change the ones I wanted to keep into ornaments.
Here’s what you need if you would like to do the same.
A pair of scissors
A hole punch
The cards you want to save
Coordinating yarn or ribbon
A large eyed needle
Look at the cards and pick out focal points that you think would look good as an ornament.
Once you decide, cut the image out.  Then use the hole punch and punch holes around the outer edge of the image.  Then use the needle (if needed) to thread the yarn/ribbon through the holes, creating an edge design.  Here are a few I did this afternoon.

I was able to thread the yarn through without the needle, but did use the needle in some instances when having to thread the yarn under yarn that has already been threaded through the punched holes.   
Do you recycle your Christmas cards?   If so, how?
To start the year out…
Hold tight to the wonder and experience each day brings, because tomorrow will bring new wonder, new things to learn, new memories to make and new dreams.  Hold tight, but always, be open to the new wonder that awaits you each day.
God bless and keep you,

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I'm a happily married mom of two, living in Arkansas and selling AVON. Both of my children are grown and in college. I often wonder where the time went. I never thought I'd have blog but when blogs came along, I jumped on board. That just goes to show one doesn't know what the future holds. I was born in 1967 but my life truly began in 1996. That is the year I realized I need God in my life. That is the year I asked Jesus Christ into my life. So, you will see, as you follow my blog, there will be mention of God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit from time to time. I can't live without sharing that part of my life. I like to go to flea markets and visit antique shops and I usually find something to take home with me. I'm fairly new at crocheting. I tried to learn to crochet in my twenties but I didn't have left handed instructions. I could do it right handed but it was hard for me to keep my stitches consistent. Then a few years ago a left handed friend of mine gave me a book with left handed crocheting instructions and I learned to crochet. My first quilt was in done in 2001. Money was tight and I wanted to give my husband something nice. So I decided to make him a "blanket". Little did I know I would be hooked and still be making quilts years later. I'm starting my hand at scrapbooking and watercoloring. We will see how that goes. :) I update my AVON page each week with a special deal, so be sure to check it out. Well, that's a little about me. Hope you enjoy my blog and follow me on this journey.

6 thoughts on “To start the year out…”

  1. What a great idea Sonia. No, I don't recycle the cards myself but the kids school librarian does so I give ours to her. I'll have to ask on Friday when I volunteer what she does with them all. Happy New year !!


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