Feeling Frazzled?

Feeling frazzled Mary & Aunt Bea www.stampingwithdi.com

Do ya ever get this way? Well don't worry, take a deep breath and relax everything will turn out ok. (I was not going to say running around like a chicken with it's...ya you know the rest).

I just had to share this picture, remember I posted Mary a while back as she molted? She looked horrible...well Mary is on the left and she looks so great with a cute fluffy butt. Now Aunt Bea on the right looks worse than Mary did, but in no time at all she will have her own fluffy butt to strut around the run. There are feathers everywhere!!! I could make 2 extra chickens with all of them...ha!

Monthly Reminders

January Host Code

January Class in the Mail - Bubble Over

January's INKcentive - Tutti-frutti Adhesive Backed Sequins

Stampin' Blends Club with Free Gift

Sale-A-Bration is Here - Earn Free Goodies

Pop-Up Class Series - Lots of Happy Card Kit - Seating is Limited

I just had to pop in and share that, as I get unfrazzled myself as I get the studio ready for my Pop-Up class, thank you notes in the mail, Stampin' Blends Club orders out, my team Spring Social supplies are coming in too, let me know if you are interested in attending and I can give you more information on how to qualify.

Have an awesome Monday and thanks for stopping in.




Mary Did You Know?

 With Christmas right around the corner I hear this song more and more, and since the first time I heard it many years ago I barely get into the first sentence and I start to cry.  It is one of my favorite Christmas songs.

Ryan Shupe has a new video out too, the song has been around a long time...if you want to hear an amazing Christmas album check out theirs, you will never listen to fave Christmas songs again without comparing their rendition.

Again the thorns and the cross, I lose it. Don't even get me started with the movie The Passion of the Christ - 15 minutes in or something like that and I was a sobbing, almost puking mess, I could not watch it.  Never have till this day.

So with tears in my eyes, let's lighten up this post with something funny...or sad in a funny way.

Molting Mary

The other day when I was out feeding, I was like Mary did you know... that you are almost naked? See how I did that? 

Mary molting butt

Look at her bum, she has like 2 little feathers on it. I told her she is literally going to freeze her butt off.

Mary molting side

This is called molting and why they wait till it gets cool is beyond me. Poor girl. You can see her back skin and her wings too, like looking at a chicken in the store.

Ducks so warm

The ducks with their down feathers are fine...in fact when I changed their pool water they got right in and I was like brrrr....baby. They molt too, but it does not seem as bad...maybe cause they are bigger?

So I did want to say we lost Laverne in October. It was around the devastating shootings in Las Vegas and my little chicken was just a blip on the radar so I did not say anything.

I am finishing up my Christmas cards, so I need to get off here.  I am sure a few of you will be glad to see some pics of the girls, it has been a while I have been reminded.


Monthly Reminder

December Hostess Code

December's Country INKcentive - Free Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes

Reserve Your Stamparatus - Last Time

End of the Year Sale - While Supplies Last

Stampin' Blends Club with Free Gift!

Have an awesome Wednesday and thanks for stopping in.



We will break from our previously scheduled stamping for...

New Updated Country Dozen Rewards 

Sale-A-Bration & Occasions Catalog Have Started!

Get the Starter Bundle for $99.00 and pick $229.00 worth of goodies!

January's Class in the Mail ~ Custom Tee

New Country INKcentives & Stamp Clubs

Occasions Catalog Designer Series Paper Share

...The Chucks (chickens and ducks) update.

Those of you that have read my blog for a while know that I have had chickens for years and years, we have lost a few over the years and it is so sad.  We have a chicken cemetary in the back. We also have 3 ducks that we got about a year and a half ago with two chicks and they were raised together, so the other 3 hens could take them or leave them. Flocks can be very cliquish, think highschool. Ha!

I get a lot of people on FaceBook tag me whenever they see something chicken related and this is how I got introduced to Two Creative Chicks, you really need to check them out.  They have trained their chickens to play a xylophone, drums and a piano...so you know me...yep...look what got here today...


Here we go putting it in the run...

...then I left them be to eat and went out later...

...notice I don't think I said a thing in the second video, so I didn't drown out Beethoven's 5th. Hurry call Guinness Book of World Records.

I did chat a bit with Two Creative Chicks and they trained theirs by putting nail polish on the keys which attracts the hens and also giving them treats. I might try this...cause they really gotta earn that piano.

Oh and Toby says "Mum, it ain't all about the Chucks you know, your readers want to see me too!"  I mean who came first....the chicken or the egg Toby?


He snuggled up in my SU! coat on my chair today, the little turd.

Have an awesome Friday the gulp....13. Be safe out there. Not that I am superstitious or anything. Knock on wood.

Thanks for stopping in.

Blooms & Bliss & Beautiful You

Retiring List and Year-End Close Outs - Supplies are Limited for Some

December's Class in the Mail ~ Falling Flowers

7 page PDF - How to Watercolor with Ink Refills

Blooms & Bliss & Beautiful You Diana Gibbs Stampin' Up!

I love this new set "Beautiful You" and I love to paper pierce...stamping on DSP and cutting out and glueing on...like the dress. I colored her body and her hat with an aqua painter and ink.

Blooms & Bliss & Beautiful You Stampin' Up! Diana Gibbs Occasions Catalog

This was one of the cards I demonstrated at OnStage in Phoenix.  You can order this beautiful stamp set January 4 or Join my team today  and pick it in your starter kit.

We finally got Eric's special permit approved for his house and the house plans submitted.  Slow but steady wins the race right?

Edith goes roque

I may or may not have found some fun photo filters on my computer. Don't tell Edith.

Have an awesome Wednesday and thanks for stopping in.

Bug Huntin' with the Chucks

Online Extravaganza November 21 - 28 ~ Don't Miss It!

Bug Huntin' with the Chucks

I remember years ago I watched an episode of the The Little Rascals and it was Spanky and he was bug huntin' with a hammer. So cute.  So last night I had the girls running around the yard...I don't do it often anymore since we got the ducks cause I can't leave the run door open, I don't want the ducks out...so it is only once in a blue moon. So last night Jeff pulled back an old pallet and the bugs were everywhere so the girls had a good feast before bed. I mean Aunt Bea's crop was so full it was bouncing.

Bug Huntin' with the Chucks

I put a pail inside the hen house so the ducks could not get in there and out the hen house door...I had it open so the girls could go in and out of there if they wanted. Of course as soon as the ducks saw that bucket they had to be right at it to see what they were missing. Silly ducks!

Here's a quick video...

So fun right? If your neighborhood allows chickens and or ducks I would highly recommend them.

Bug Huntin' with the Chucks 008

I'm gonna say it...here goes..."The End"

Have a blessed Sunday and thanks for stopping in...oh me I am off to do tomorrow's Mimeograph Monday & More card and video...see ya back here tomorrow.