I would like to wish everyone a Very Merry Christmas! I hope everyone enjoys the day. We are having a low key Christmas Eve, grilled pizzas, games and family. Tomorrow, we start early and end late. Every year I say I am going to be more prepared, but I like being out on Christmas Eve Day. I have a little more baking to do. I am sure I can find a few things to wrap! I am taking a blog break until January 1. Taking some time to be with my family and friends and oh yes, do a little shopping. Merry Christmas!!!
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Friday, during the fist day of our three day snow storm I made a batch of this tasty white chocolate treat. It is really easy to do. There are many recipes on the Internet. I just combined a few and I was happy with the final product.
Saturday, December 20, 2008
I would like to send everyone who visits my blog a Christmas card. This is the card I sent out this year. The cards I usually make have a snowman or bird on them. This year I wanted to do something a little different. It may not be a conventional card, but I just love this stamp! It reminds me of a dress someone would of worn to a Christmas dance during the 50's. So, since I can not send each and everyone of you a card, I hope this will do.
Friday, December 19, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
One tree is up, the other is somewhere in town waiting patiently to be bought. Hopefully, we will get it today. I just checked the weather and snow is in the forecast for tomorrow. It will have to be today! Let me just say it was 62 yesterday, right now as I sit and blog, it is 33. I even heard a little sleet this morning. I know there are others covered with snow and there was an ice storm not far from us. But really, 62 to 33 in less than 24 hours! I made this ornament last year. It is a picture of my two brothers and me many years ago. The little Harry Potter ornament was just something I made over the summer. I did not intend for it to be an ornament. But Harry is big in our house, he looks rather good on the tree.
I made a few of these the other night. I painted 12 wooden heads with all the confidence that 12 would be made. I completed 4. Well, if I find any time during the next week, maybe I will finish them. If I do, I will post them later! Who am I kidding, most likely it will be next year!
I am off to buy bread and milk as any crazy New Englander will do when it might snow. Not really, if I would buy anything to make it through a snow storm it would be Diet Coke and chips! Actually, I am just going to get a little more shopping done. All I hear is the clock ticking and the temperature falling!!!!
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
I made a few different kind of ornaments. For the first ornaments I used fabric I had at home. Then Friday I went and bought some red, brown and tan felt. I also bought a package of bells for the tips of their hats.
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Saturday, I decided to decorate our mantle. Even though I did want to hold off until I could do everything all at once. I bought a few bunches of Christmas greenery and a garland at Jo Ann's on Friday. Everything was 60% off. I am not that big on Christmas decorating. I hate taking it down later!!! I just put up a few things. I love a nice tree and lots of poinsettias and mini twinkle lights. Oh, snow outside is a must. After Christmas the temperatures can rise into the 80's, but I love a white Christmas.
Friday, December 5, 2008
I did not intend for this Christmas to be all about snowmen, but it seems that the house will be full of them this season. These little guys are all glittered up and waiting to see what will happen to them in the next few days. I hope they are patient because I have quite a lot to do this weekend.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Last night I decided to take a look at all the little crafty things I bought over the past few weeks. This is just a sampling. To say the least, I was surprised at how much there is. I have set a deadline of December 14 for all crafts to be finished! I want to put up two trees this year, at least that is my intention. I want to make as many ornaments as possible. So as I write this I will have 11 days to be creative.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving. It is so nice to have a long weekend. I did not go shopping at 5 AM on Friday. I am not a morning person! I made a few of these countdown to Christmas chalkboards last week before my attention turned to Thanksgiving dinner. I like the idea of putting them on an easel. That way they can go on a desk, the counter or even a night stand. I think kids would like to keep track of how many days until Santa arrives. For me, I can not believe it is already 24 days.