Early July Morning, Cocoa Beach, Florida

Friday, February 28, 2014


I can't believe we've been married for almost 31 years! Wow! 
4 May 1983 LDS Washington DC Temple
When I look back on all the preparation the things that stand out the most are my bridal showers. I actually had three, only two of which I actually went to.

The one I wasn't able to go to was one that my extended family had in Colorado. I thought it was a pretty cool idea. They all got together as a family shower, brought their unwrapped gifts to show everyone, wrapped them up, boxed them and mailed them. 
Grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins in Colorado. about 1972
My best friend growing up had another shower for me. It was a surprise. I thought I was just going over to visit...nope it was a fun time to see some of my old friends.

Then the third shower was one from my mom's friends from church. They had a Tupperware party. Again, I thought this was a fantastic idea, and would love to be able to do something like this with Thirty One.
What the ladies at church did was collect whatever money they wanted to go toward a gift, and at the end of the night I had almost $300 to spend on Tupperware! In addition, the hostess of the party gave me all her hostess prizes which was a set of luggage.
I think a Thirty One shower would be a lot of fun too. There are all kinds of things Thirty One carries that any new couple would love...from organization to the grocery store and beyond. 
Baby showers would be great too. With all the different patterns and bags, Thirty One could help you organize and carry all the baby essentials with style.
By the way, today is the last day to get in on this great sale, but March will be bringing a great sale on select bags too.

If you are interested in having a party, or shower, let me know I have some great ideas. I know of someone right now that is thinking about having a Thirty One Bridal shower at work for one of her coworkers.

If you are interested let me know mythirtyone.com/TerryJeanetteCarter
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Monday, February 24, 2014


My daughter in law was off today, so we went grocery shopping and to Good Will. 
I bought a couple of tie dye t-shirts for $1 EACH, and made a couple of scarfs.
The first scarf I made from a blue tie dye shirt. I love it, and I know who else will too...I plan to give this one away. So, how did I do it?
The bigger the shirt the better, and also it is best to get a shirt with NO side seams (but if you can't find one that's ok; use it anyway). The first thing you do is cut the hem off, and set it aside; you will need it later.
Then cut across the shirt under the arm pit area. You will need the bottom. Oh, and by the way, it's best if you don't have any lettering on the bottom because it won't work as well.
Next, you will cut from bottom to top about one inch wide.
 Cut all the way up and off...
Now you should have a bunch of big loops.
Next, you take the ends, and s.t.r.e.t.c.h....
You now have a BIG loop. The sides curl inside and finishes the loops off (if you have lettering on your shirt, it will not curl up as well). I noticed that when they curl, they will curl so that the outside of the shirt is inside. At first I was a bit disappointed, but then when I finished, I actually liked it better.
Now you have a stack of giant loops. As you can see, the color is not as bright, because, as I mentioned above, it will curl so that the inside of the shirt is on the outside.
Now this is where you need the hem you cut off and set aside. Tie the loops together, and then wrap, and tuck the ends in.
You can see here the difference in the colors. The hem is much brighter, and I think I like it better than if it all would have been the same color. You can wear this infinity t-shirt scarf long like this...
 Or you can wrap it around your neck twice. Now if I had used a smaller shirt, I probably would not have been able to wrap it around twice.
If you want you can even add a pretty flower or pin.
Hope you try this, it is actually pretty easy. 

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Happy 21st, Scott!!!

Scott picture taken by Penney's about 1995
Today is a very special day.
Twenty-one years ago today, I gave birth to a very special guy.
Happy Birthday, Scott!!!!
I'm the luckiest mom in the world!

Saturday, February 22, 2014










Just a quick thank you for all of you who take the time to read my blog! I know I jump from subject to subject, but I love sharing all my creations...jewelry, photography, recipes, and etc....


Friday, February 21, 2014

Pennyrile Area Homemakers

Today was a very nice sun shinny day! I had the privilege of escorting several ladies from our homemaking group to a Cultural Arts and Heritage exhibit, where some of us displayed various craft we have made over the last two years. AND...we had a great lunch..oh so yummy!

I've been working hard on a variety of things, and was able to receive several ribbons. 

This piece I received a third place ribbon under Jewelry, Original Design. It is made of glass beads, sari ribbon and lace.
I received another third place ribbon under the Recycled category.
 This bracelet and earring set was made from old telephone wire from the 1960's. It actually came from the Kennedy Space Center when they were redoing all the phone wiring many years ago. It was to be trashed, and my dad was told he could take as much as he wanted.
I've been making all kinds of jewelry from it for years.
I got one second place ribbon in the Mixed Media Jewelry category. this is my daughter in law's necklace I had made for her when she married my son back in September. 
Remember the dulcimer string bracelets I was working on? Well, I entered this one just for the heck of it, and it won a blue ribbon under the Miscellaneous Bead category. 
I entered this Christmas wired crochet/glass bead necklace under the Crochet/Knitting Beading category, and got another blue ribbon!
Isn't this the cutest rubber duckie bead!!!!? Well, for Christmas, our kids drew names and one of my son's got his sister in law who collects rubber duckies. I suggested that he buy these beads and I would make her a necklace. 
It came out so cute, and she LOVED it. She let me put it into the contest, and it got a blue ribbon under the Jewelry, Beaded category. 

After we set up and during the judging, our little group went to a very memorable restaurant called Breezy Hill Farms. OH. MY!!!! I had a very yummy Grilled Apple, Bacon, Ham, Cheddar Sandwich. I decided to try one of their side orders of grape salad. Have you ever had grape salad? Me either, was it ever good. I do believe I found the recipe and will be trying it soon.

Oh, I almost forgot, I got another ribbon. Hello Sonshine...I had a great opportunity to spend some time with a dear friend in Idaho this past January while Bill took the boys snow skiing (I don't do snow very well). Barbara and I spent all of January 1 in her sister's wood shop creating some very fun things, and I was able to receive first place in the Art, Natural...Wood category with one of the pieces I made. 

A fun time was had by all today. This has been my second year going to this event, and I will miss going next year. I will especially miss the great ladies in our stitch group.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014


This winter, we have had a significant amount of snow. Last year was our first year in Kentucky and it was not bad, this year, everyone keeps telling me this is not normal!
I'm glad to hear that!
But I guess it really doesn't make much difference, since we will not be in Kentucky next year...hopefully, we will be settled in our new home in Louisiana.

The weather guy has told us to be on the look out for some very bad weather. 
Hopefully, it won't be all that bad...

Tuesday, February 18, 2014


 The other day, my sister posted some free directions for some puffy hearts. I decided to try it out. I plan to send these to some special guys, and so did not stuff them, so they would be easier to mail. As I was looking at them yesterday, I thought they would make great things to set your hot pots on, or even a mit to take your hot meals out of the oven. I might just have to make me some....

Monday, February 17, 2014


Can you guess that this is?
I know a lot of you can figure it out now...
Here's another picture that might help.
These are used strings off a dulcimer. I thought they would make cool jewelry. I showed a friend of mine one of my bracelets, and she liked it so much, she bought it. :)  I have all kinds of fun ideas for other jewelry pieces.