Monday, November 29, 2010

Hello Christmas!

First let me give some credit to Thanksgiving. 
It is right smack in between Halloween and Christmas and can get passed over.

I brought out the good china and crystal for it once a year visit.

The kiddos' Thanksgiving artwork was proudly displayed on the wall.

It was a nice day filled with family, yummy food and cousins playing together...

and then little one got sick
again, and again, and again.

He is feeling a bit better now but hanging at home with mommy on this Cyber Monday.
(and no I did not go to any Black Friday sales,
my three year old was throwing up on me instead. 
It was great, maybe we can do it again next year!)
So let's back up a couple of days to the day before Turkey Day.
I had an ABSOLUTELY TERRIFIC idea to take my sons to the Millennia Mall to see Santa.
We got there right when the mall opened at 10 am. 
I thought for sure there would be NO ONE in line,
yeah, no I was wrong.

$40 bucks, a rude little elf telling me "no personal photos ma'am" (after trying to take a crappy iPhone picture of my kids with Santa...and I don't like this "ma'am" stuff) and an hour and a half later we left with these sweet Santa shots

These little guys are SOOO into Christmas this year.
So many questions, I am trying to keep up.

Now we are decorating away for Christmas

The tree is up and we had our first fire (in the fireplace) while watching
The Polar Express.

A quilted Christmas table runner

THE BEST Candle from Anthro, it smells exactly like a Christmas Tree.

We are ready for Santa,
is your Santa list ready??

Now I am going to wait until someone alerts me that I have won a Silhouette from one of the MANY giveaways I entered this past weekend.
OK, I am going to keep dreaming because I have never won anything in a blog giveaway.
But you never know.

Happy Cyber Monday!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Handmade Ornaments

Like this little guy?

Or maybe this one??

Or even this one?

Then come visit me over at

Thank you to Stephanie Lynn for having me at her
6 days of 24 Handmade Ornaments!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Our New Advent Calendar

Since my lovely, sweet, well-behaved dog ATE
my pottery barn advent calendar last year, I had to make a new one this year. 
I do love this one though. 
It was pretty simple to make, just 25 little pockets hot glued to a large canvas ready
for candies and chocolates.

And I made most of it from my scraps that I REALLY NEED TO USE!

The biggest purchase was the large canvas
and a package of big buttons and ric rac.

Oh and the pack of 12 snowmen for $1 at Joanns.

Some of my favorite pockets.
I had to add some mouse ears since we do live in the land of THE mouse.

The little one likes it ~ his favorite is the Santa pocket.


**Look for me tomorrow at Under the Table and Dreaming,
I will have a handmade ornament (or 2) featured for the
All Handmade 6 Days of 24 Ornaments!


Saturday, November 20, 2010


This is my snapshot at 9:00 pm for the
Snapshots of Life at Eighteen 25.


Relaxing and watching Grey's Anatomy and chuggin' along on my hexie quilt.

Some Thanksgiving decor around at our house.

And a craftastic Christmas project!

Can you guess what it is????
Hopefully it will be done this weekend.


Thursday, November 18, 2010

Mug Rug Winner

The winner of this little apple mug rug is

comment # number 6 ~

Jen~ Lipstick and Laundry said...

Congrats to you and your sweet bloggy... I am excited to see all the fun in the 6 days of 24 ornament HANDMADE... I adore handmade! Thanks for hosting the give away! Happy Tuesday...

Jen I sent you an email, just send me your address and I will mail it right over to you.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

WOW 350 Followers! Let's have a giveaway!!!

I just logged into blogger and saw that I have 350 followers. 

Seriously 350!! 

So let's have a giveaway!

How about an
apple quilt mug rug
 (check out this flickr group of mug rugs if you have not heard of them) made of these fabrics purchased at The Purl Soho in NYC.

So my sweet blog followers, leave me a comment.

Tell me anything you like...
Your blog address, your Thanksgiving plans, how you found my little blog.
Whatever you want, I really do like hearing from you!

I will choose a winner on Thursday evening

**Edited to add mug rug pics below**

And I am excited to say that I am participating in this ornament fun next week!