Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry Christmas!!

Wishing you all the very best Holiday wishes!! Enjoy the reason for the season~blessings!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Are you feeling Naughty??

Are you.....feeling naughty that is? I havent done any wrapping and I am online so yes, I am feeling a bit naughty. I wish I had a few......ELVES, to do my cleaning, baking wrapping and fudge eating, yes I have had too many sweets. I need help and would like to be the big man in the red suit with all the tiny elves to help out.....wouldnt you like help too, please tell me I am not the only one behind this time of year??
With all that has been going on, our house is a bit hectic. Yes, I did get the decorating and Christmas cards out, but details have been rumbling around in my head. One class party is over, all handmade gifts were given, so one deadline is over, one more to go and then the referee mode will be turned on......yes 2 1/2 weeks of telling my children not to fight or SANTA wont come......or maybe the threat of taking their new gifts away will make them be nice to each other.......a mom can only wish!

Speaking of elves.....I did a swap with Nancy from Dog Patch Critters, and I am so happy I added something more to my holiday, but this was for me to receive a gift....and a girl loves getting gifts, even if they say they don't.......I do and this was so fabulous!! She is a bear maker and look what I rec'd....the cutest little peppermint elf!!
Last year, I was lucky to meet Laurie from Monkey Cats Studio and do a swap with her......look at my other naughty the develish grin, he stays out all year, I am so lucky to have him!So fantastic and I love my if they would only hear my rants and help me :)

One of our Christmas traditions it to go see Santa. We go to the American Legion were my Grandma volunteers. So every year they have a holiday party. We have gone since my son was born, 11 years. This year they had special entertainment......maybe these guys would come to my house.....I dont think we would get things done on my list, but I think we would laugh, dance, and get into some trouble!!! Here is grandpa and my daughter fun!! These are the little people, have you seen them?

So fun, I hope I didnt rant too much, I shall go now. I will look under my couch and in the closets for more elves and maybe they will help me out?? Enjoy the day friends~

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Gift Giving

Christmas cards have been sent out, a bit of shopping is done and its freezing cold here. I am grateful for the warmth of my house. Still doing projects and decorating. Every year I love opening the boxes and seeing my treasures, especially the handmade ones from my children.

This year, I have really made efforts to go "all handmade".....a few store bought gifts, but look what I have found.
Candy for my sweetie...this is not his only gift, but I thought these looked yummy!!
Flavors like Salted Carmel, Tangerine Clove and Vanilla Cardamom....we like sweets in my house, but a bit on the exotic tastes..... This Charming Candy store....take a peek!

A necklace for my mother-in law. She is almost eighty and this past summer she rode over 1000 miles, yes your reading that right 1000 miles. She is a true inspiration.

I got my next goodie for my sweet too......A unique wine holder, very unique!! This shop has unique wood items....very cool and very reasonable!

Here are some my wish items.....
A perpetual calendar of some great photos from Paris - Shoppe- Little Brown Pen
And everyone needs one of creative! A conversation stater for sure...

This guys shoppe is so unique and I love old stuff repurposed.... Reclaim 2 Fame
Really my list is small, I have asked for running socks, a cd and a couple of books. Simple things make me happy and seasons come and go, but the memories fill my heart. I wish you peace, joy and happiness. Giving is the true gift when done with a loving heart. All the items above were found at Etsy, support artists and their craft. Enjoy the day~ For me I have some wrapping to do and to finish my handmade gifts for my kids, family and friends......tick tock, I better get going.... only 9 days left!!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Goodbye Friend, we will miss you.

Sigh....this is hard.
Yesterday we lost our dog, Chomper.
He was 12 and we didnt want him to suffer anymore.
He couldnt use his front paws and his pain medicine wasn't working anymore.
We will miss your love, your a good boy.
Rest now, my love.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

WInter Wonderland

Hi Friends,
Go check out a fabulous Ebay listing by my friends at Spooky Time Jingles. We each handcrafted an ornament, special tree top, and a fabulously cute handmade tree skirt. This is a collectors dream. Here is a picture of the tree. Good Luck!

Here is my polka dotted snow fella......merry wishes!!

Monday, December 7, 2009

First snow.....

Today, I awoke to the snow plow on the streets. I have to say I was not excited for the snow chores, the shoveling, the paw wiping (for our four legged children), and making sure my two legged children don't lose there gloves. I know, I know we go through so many sets of warm gear, but a girl can dream. I love the magic though, the tree branches, the glitter in fresh show and the peacefulness. Our puppy Huck went out for his first run.....he loved it!
Enjoy the day friends......

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

December already...are you ready??

Are you ready for the tree trimming, present wrapping and cookie making? Well, I can't help you with the last two, but if you looking for unique handmade ornaments go to Spooky Time Jingles and each day we are offering lovely delights for your tree. It starts today so hurry on on the logo above. Enjoy