Thursday, December 2, 2010

EASY is Good....

This time of year we welcome EASY ...

Christmas projects.

A board painted white...

Background...scrapbooking paper of your choice...

Some stick on Merry Christmas Lettering...

A little glue and sparkle for snow...

My friend Linda Willy made these ADORABLE pink wool mittens last year...

complete with hearts...

maybe NOT so EASY...

but worth it...

Snowflakes on the CHIPPY window in the living room...


Felt Garland with Jingle Bells...

Last years project ...


The inspiration in blogland for Christmas is remarkable...

What did we ever do before blogging?

Hugs, Kathy.


  1. So true! I have learned so many great things from blogging. Just ask a question if you have one and get lots of replies with ideas.

  2. Kathy...I love the simple white board with the pink background and the Merry Christmas lettering! I like how it is displayed in the stand! The pink mittens are also darling! You take the best photos!~Hugs, Patti

  3. My goal this season is to simplify. Our Celebrations begin this weekend, Simple is Not Easy for me. I do love your projects, especially those darling mittens.

  4. I think this wonderful land of blogging is an amazing generous sharing of such talented and inspirational people and all that they create. Love your decorations you have made. Happy holidays...

  5. Hi dear Kathy. Your pictures are so soft and pretty.
    LOVE that board with the lettering!!!
    I agree about's the best, with the BEST of people to visit with.

  6. I was just thinking today how inspirational blogland is..such beautiful, special photos like the ones you share..Thank you!

  7. Kathy, I love the snowflake windows! So pretty!!!
    Hugs to you.

  8. Sometimes simple is the best! I agree, so much creativity on the blogs...thanks for sharing! XO

  9. Uhhh...I think I sat and drank coffee and read my magazines cover to cover til they were worn out! Hugs-Diana

  10. I agree with you. What did we do before blogging? Love all your beautiful things! I get so many ideas from reading blogs that my head is spinning. I have started keeping a notebook with all my ideas in it that I see. I can't remember everything. And I love getting new recipes to try also. The greatest thing about blogging is all the sweet friends, like you, that I have had the pleasure to pray for and get to know. I feel like I am blessed to have so many wonderful friends in the blog world. I'm praying for you this holiday season, because I know it is very hard!!! We are all here whenever you need us. Enjoyed your beautiful pictures! Thanks for visiting me earlier today. Love & blessings from NC!

  11. Hi Kathy!!!
    Great pictures!! I love the pink mittens :)

    I hope you are doing well!!!

    Happy Holidays!

  12. Such pretties!

    I agree about the inspiration out there. It's so nice!

  13. Wowwwwww Kathy....looks good your decorating.......our home is also in christmas style i must make pictures of it, is not too much.......very quiet an peace full.......bigggg huge hugs from me you Ria...xxxxx....

  14. Everything you touch turns to magic.
    You must be our Fairy Godmother.
    I know you are.

  15. Kathy I have asked myself that question many times! I am in awe of the wonderful people I have gotten to know. I have learned new crafts, shared precious moments in people's lives and been uplifted in my own many times here on the blogs!
    I was at a very low point in my life when I started my blog and I have been so thankful and blessed each day since because of it!
    You have been one of those blessings and I want to take this opportunity to say..thank you Kathy!
    Tina xo

  16. Hi Kathy,
    I have been checking every few days to see if you had posted, then I would know you were o.k.
    It's wonderful to hear from you...I think about you all the time..I do..
    You changed your header, its very pretty...
    We decorated inside this weekend, but could not do the outside, it rained off and on all weekend.
    I love your Merry Christmas sign..
    Have a sweet day and very big hugs, Elizabeth

  17. Dear Kathy, Before blogging, I never would have known your story,,,been inspired by your faith and touched by your loss. Blogging at it's best is connecting, caring and encouraging. The creative part is a bonus. Thanks for the inspiration. Love, Penny

  18. Gorgeous images, Kathy and yes...I've learned a lot since beginning the Back Porch.

  19. I don't know what we did before blogging but I'm way behind on doing a thing as I see so much I would like to try.

  20. I love your snow flakes, the pretty pink mittens and your pink Merry Christmas board....Easy is wonderful!
    Warm, toasty hugs,

  21. Just beautiful. I am going with easy this year and it has taken some of the rush and pressure off. I like that!

  22. So pretty ~love the pink mittens.

    You've been in my thoughts and prayers. I know how hard this season will be for you and your family. You're an amazing women ~ I'd love to meet you one day when I'm back home in Michigan.


  23. Hi Kathy,
    So good to see you post hon. You have been on my heart lately and I had been thinking about coming over and leaving a comment to see how you are doing!! Read your new profile, it was heartfelt and precious. You are a treasure!! Your hubby and the Lord must be very proud of you!!
    I know you have a long road ahead but love your heartbeat.........
    Still praying for you hon,
    Love and Blessings during this Christmas Season,
    P.S. all your christmas decorations look beautiful and made beautiful photographs as well.


Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with me...I am always encouraged by your kind expressions and thoughtful comments....Know that you are loved....xoxo Kathy.