Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas from my family to yours.

family pictures 2012 
This past week we had our family pictures done. I'm not great at keeping scrapbooks full of pictured family events, and I struggle at times to write down favorite moments - but, I plan on getting our family pictures done once a year. It makes me feel like I am a least keeping track of how our kids are changing (and my hair of course ;)  
It has been a wonderful year for us and we are so thankful to all of our family, friends and customers.  Thank you so much for being a part of our lives. We are taking these few days to really enjoy our kids and we wish the same for you and your families. Thanks so much for an incredible year. We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and would like to leave you with a video of what Christmas means to us.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012


One of my favorite traditions for December is our trip to Temple Square in Salt Lake City. Clint and I moved away from family four years ago and this is our annual Christmas trip each year to spend time with family.

We want the kids to understand the true meaning of Christmas, so we take them to see the Christus Statue in the Visitor Center. They also put on an amazing story of the birth of Christ with a life size nativity.
The fun part about this trip is we get to stay in a hotel in Salt Lake, the kids love it - they appreciate being able to watch a little Disney Channel too ;) I had to take this picture because my little guy has to do everything his brothers do - they just melt my heart!
The lights on Temple Square are so beautiful, if you ever make it to Salt Lake in December it is worth checking out. My Instagram pictures do not give this place justice.

Me and my mom at a family dinner. I love this lady! It is so hard living far away from her, but I am grateful for the times we are together.

The best part of the trip is being with family. My nieces and nephews have so much fun with their aunts and uncles. I come from a big family, so when we get together we take up a whole room (plus more) and it is absolutely loud and chaotic, but it is the best sound in the world! 

It is these moments that mean the most to me.  I hope that during this Christmas season you are able to spend time with those you love.  I plan on hugging my kids more and being grateful for the blessing they are in my life.  With recent tragic events it has made me think twice about letting any moment go by without letting my kids know how much I love them.

Monday, December 10, 2012


Photo courtesy of my Instagram @judiakagreenfairy
Wow!!! I can't believe how amazing you all are!  You know how to make a girl feel special and I am so grateful to you for a successful giveaway and for helping me surpass my goal with more than 3000 followers. YAY!  I'm so excited now! Thank you!!!

So, let's keep it short and sweet!  I picked a random winner for my giveaway and CONGRATULATIONS goes to Deb from Mountain Musings! Deb, email me at judi (at) greenfairyquilts (dot) com and I will get your bundle shipped off asap!  

Thanks again everyone for your kind words of encouragement and for being the awesome followers you are!

Take care.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

2900 followers, 501st blog post and a giveaway!!

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So, a little over 4 years ago I started this blog and I never really thought that just after a few short years I would have a following and a great following to boot! You readers out there make me feel so loved! THANK YOU! I realized that my last post was my 500th post. I can't believe I have had that much to talk about ;)  I was thinking this morning that I should give away something that I love in celebration of this little milestone of mine. It had to be something special - and I want you to know that it comes out of my personal stash. The reality of me just hoarding this fabric and not getting to it makes it a little easier for me to give it away to one of you. I am sure you will make something out of it before I would even have time to unwrap the corded ribbon ;)

sew stitchy 

How about this beauty of a Fat Quarter Bundle?  Sew Stitchy to be exact and I love it! This bundle is up for grabs in a random drawing.  Now, I would be lying if I said I didn't want more followers, I do - it would be the perfect start of an awesome day!  I want to get over 3000 followers with this giveaway - now, most likely you are already following because you are reading this post, but if for some reason you aren't - just click the follow button over on the left sidebar on my blog and make it official!

Here's the rules - just head on over to our website and tell me some of your favorite January - April 2013 precuts.  We have all our pre-purchase fabric on sale for 25% off.  This is a great way to be sure that you get the precuts you want before they are released to us.  So, that's it - just tell me what fabrics you love the most!  Good luck!  I will announce the winner in a few days! 

Oh, and follow me if you aren't already! ;)

Saturday, December 1, 2012

This week!

the office 
This is were I was all week - in our office, sending out orders. The music was cranked up loud and we got a lot done, but we (Clint and I) still have a few more orders to get out. Thank you customers for being patient with us during our Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales - you will have your orders as soon as humanly possible with just the two of us sending them out to you if you haven't received yours yet ;-)

I managed to get a little quilting done, definitely not as much quilting as I would like to get done, but every little bit gets me closer to the finish line.
And, it's going to be fantastic! 

Have a fabulous rest of the weekend!