Monthly Archives: December 2011


Treasure collaboration
What does your heart treasure?

For us it’s an inspiring book, a special gift, a heart of gratitude for the ultimate gift.. God’s Son.

I also treasure my sisters and this special collaboration project that we have done together this year.

This is #12 and final collaboration with my sisters Alisia & Charla.


© mandy lynne locket copy

There are special times in life that you don’t want to let go.

I’m thankful 2011 was a blessing.

Relationships made closer, hardships made easier, and hope restored.

I want to thank God for the gift of this year and what he has done for us.

copyright mandy lynne locket

This picture of Autumn was taken when she was three. She loved playing with my jewelry!
The locket was a gift from my husband years ago on our 2nd Christmas together.

Handmade Christmas

© mandy lynne christmas Hello friends, we had such a lovely cozy Christmas. I hope you did too. :)

From the beginning of Dec. my kids started their countdown.
They put alot of love into cards &  handmade gifts for Jason, I and each other.
All the small traditions we look forward to make the holiday feel very special!

© mandy lynne christmas 3

I worked on several yarn projects include a very long pom pom garland and an oversized cross stich on burlap.

While shopping, I got lost in the yarn aisle for awhile.. all those pretty colors.. yum!
Right now I love anything with a peachy tint.

© mandy lynne christmas 5© mandy lynne play tent 3I also managed to make a playhouse table tent during one of my sister’s craft weekends. (inspired  here.)

The kids love it! Especially the mailbox that drops through to the inside.

It is going to be perfect for indoor play this winter. :)

© mandy lynne christmas 3

© mandy lynne play tent 4© mandy lynne play tent 2

© mandy lynne christmas 2