Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Joyeux Noël, Feliz Navidad, Fröhliche Weihnachten, Merry Christmas!

Happy Holidays to all my friends around the world!

From our family to yours

And from our Christmas angel, Niall Horan!  Happy Christmas!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

One Direction - Night Changes

I have been informed by my 11-year-old daughter, who is a big One Direction fan, that I cannot become a 1D fan myself.  I guess she doesn't want me to ruin her love of them by liking them myself.  Well, I don't believe she reads my blog so I am posting this video today.  I have become a covert 1D fan after all, but she will never know!

*Insert evil laugh here.*

Actually, I have just really become enamored by this lovely ditty and thought I would share it with you.  Enjoy.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Looking good, Stephen!

Check out Stephen Amell's Facebook page.  He seems like a truly lovely man who cares about his fans.  Watch the Q & A and see if you agree.  

Très cool!


Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Arrow writers, how could you do this to me?!?


I just finished episode 309 of Arrow and I am beside myself trying to figure out how I am ever going to survive without my precious show for so long, and my precious main star of the show for even longer.

I was very happy about Oliver's declaration of love to Felicity.  {SWOON!}   He should have given her more than a forehead kiss, although as far as forehead kisses go, this one was a doozy!

The scene should have lasted longer, they should have kissed on the lips, and she should have declared her love for him too.  But now she can't...

Yet, the creators of this lovely show know how to appease us Olicity shippers a little bit each week. Ah, l'amour!

Yup, Oliver.  That's what I like to see!   Say it loud and say it proud!


However, I was extremely unhappy with how and where Oliver Queen ended up.  I have been reading all the Tweets about the show using #ArrowMidSeasonFinale and lots of clever people have aptly called it the best cliffhanger in TV history!  If you haven't seen the show yet, please watch it so you can understand the double meaning of that phrase.  

The final scene started out like this:

And it ended up somewhat like this:


The show is on hiatus until January 21 (6 weeks from today!?!), but we won't even get to see Stephen Amell (remember him?)...

...for the first three episodes after that!  That places his return to Arrow in February, also known as my birth month.  So basically, I need to consider having Stephen back as an early birthday present.

 Joyeux anniversaire à moi!  

Merci, mon petit chou! 
Je t'adore!  
Tu me manqueras!  

À février, chéri!

***All of the photos and gifs were taken from the internet.  I did not make them myself.***

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Thankful for family; 15% discount in our soap shop

Thanksgiving vacation is winding down and I feel quite thankful for many things in my life:  family, friends, clothing, shelter...I am very grateful for all the blessings in my life.

Mother and children 2014

I love my kids so much, despite the fact that one is a teenager and one is a preteen.  Sinceriously, I will ALWAYS love my children.  I relish telling them that I cannot wait until they get homes of their own so that I can come over and jump on their couches or leave Fruit Roll-Ups wrappers lying around.  They are my treasures et je les aimerai pour toujours!

Mother and children 2008

And now for the whole familial unit together:

J'adore ma famille!  


In other news, we are offering 15% off your entire purchase at our Prairie Sunshine Soaps Etsy shop!  Enter coupon code HOLIDAY2014 to get the discount.  This offer is good through December 31, 2014!  Click here to get to our shop.

Here is our latest soap for your consideration:

Have a wonderful weekend!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

New Soaps and Olicity!

Just made this lovely Organic Lavender Handmade Soap:

It will be ready for purchase at Prairie Sunshine Soaps' Etsy shop around December 15, 2014.


Here is a soap that I just put up for sale in our shop today:

Yes, it's Perfect Pumpkin Handmade Soap with Bentonite Clay.  It smells like pumpkin, cinnamon, cloves, and maple.  It's very spicy and lovely.  Check it out here.


And I must mention Arrow again today.


Well, because Olicity!

Have a super week!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Arrow, Soap, Sewing, and the Royals

I will freely admit it:  I have an obsessive personality.  That serves me well much of the time and it certainly keeps me entertained.  My new obsession?  Arrow on the CW:

Need I say more?

Well, I will say this:

I made some new soap today--Lavender Vanilla.  It's a variation of a soap I made in the past called Vanilla Lavender. I used a different combination of fragrance and essential oils and different coloring.  Here is a sneak peek before I put it to bed.  I will cut it in a couple of days so check my Facebook page here if you would like to see what it looks like before going on the curing rack.


In other news, my sewing skills have been reawakened as I "sewed to the oldies" at a local fabric store with a work colleague.  It was fun.  I am a big charm pack fanatic and here are a few of the things I worked with last night.


And lastly, the Kansas City Royals lost the World Series and I am just now ready to talk about it.  Just kidding.  I was disappointed but not devastated.  I am very proud of my hometown baseball team and I congratulate them on their fine performance this season.  I may have to make my way back to the K next year to cheer them on in person.  Love you, Royals!  Thank you for making me a fan again!

Ta ta for now!  

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

We've Got Royals Fever!

It is downright exhilarating to be in the Kansas City area this week. The Kansas City Royals are in the World Series for the first time in 29 years!  The last time they were in it, I was but a wee high school lass and now I'm a wee high school teacher.

To celebrate the Royals' success in 2014, we took our annual Fall Family Photos wearing Royals gear.  We love our Kansas City Royals!  #TakeTheCrown

Family Rocks!