Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!
I hope everyone has a great Christmas. Family has arrived, shopping is mostly done, and I’m going to spend some time enjoying being with the people I love the most. Happy Holiday!
Have you started Christmas shopping yet? Are you finished? Or somewhere in between? Check out these creative ways to wrap those gifts!
I’m on a kick this year with handmade Christmas trees. I can’t stop making them. I’m sure you have seen music sheet Christmas trees on Pinterest. I was lucky enough to win a vintage music sheet give-a-away from The Modage Cottage. The music sheets are old and beautifully discolored. Absolutely lovely!! Once my package arrived in the mail, I knew what I was going to do with them.
Here’s how I made the trees…
2012! I hope everyone had a happy, healthy and safe holiday. My family and I had a wonderful Christmas. This was the first year, though, my daughter (my youngest child) didn’t believe in Santa Claus. I didn’t even get the chance to answer “that question” myself. Her BFF told her Santa was dead. Not just not real, but dead! Dead wasn’t exactly the way I was going to go with it, but she wasn’t upset about that. Her biggest concern was my feelings about her not believing in Santa. She didn’t want me sad. Have I mentioned I have the sweetest kids?
My big gift this year was a GPS from Hubby. Now I have a very lovely voice telling me where to go, and how to get there. (As oppose to the mean ones I sometimes hear.) ; )
New Years Eve was a big deal for us. These party animals are usually asleep before midnight, but this year we celebrated with my BFF and family and, get this… we stayed awake ALL THE WAY to midnight! WooHoo! And we had delicious cheese and chocolate fondue for dinner. My kind of party!
Happy New Year!!
Today I went to the “Southern Christmas Show” going on in my neck of the woods. It was crazy crowded, but oodles of fun! I’m always in awe of the talents people have. Vendor after vendor, table after table of holiday decorations and gift ideas. And booth after booth of wine tasting too! Nothing like a little buzz to make shopping a little merrier. ; ) (Like shopping needs to be merrier!) They also had beautifully decorated Christmas trees on display, and being the good girl that I am, I took pictures of them to show you. BUT my camera didn’t like the lighting, and the pictures came out horrible! Boo!
But the world-wide web is an awesome thing! I attached some of the trees I found. The owl one is my favoritest!
BHG – Beach Themed. If you love beach themed ornaments, check out http://cereusart.com
I know Halloween just past and Thanksgiving is not yet here, but I’m ready for Christmas. I love Christmas! It’s my most favoritest holiday of the year. Halloween is okay for the kids, especially if they share their candy with me, but I have never cared for Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is a day spent preparing a huge meal (and I don’t like to cook or eat meat), just so it can be devoured in 30 minutes or less. Hours and hours of cooking and baking and it’s gone before I can say pass the meat. (Just kidding… ‘cuz you will never hear me say please pass the meat!) And then there’s the kitchen. It always looks like a hurricane passed straight through it after all that cooking. There are so many dishes to do that I have to run the dishwasher two times in one day. And that means I have to empty it two times in one day!! See where I going with this?? It just keeps getting worse! And there are sooo many left-overs that we are eating turkey for the next week. And it’s a meal I really didn’t want to have in the first place! All to show thankfulness. Really? Can’t we just order pizza?
Did I mention I’m in a Bible Study called “Lord, Change my Attitude”? I think it’s helping. : )
P.S. I am truly thankful and count my blessings everyday. And we are going out to dinner for Thanksgiving this year. ; )