Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy 2011!!

Happy New Year!!!
Talk to you in 2011!!
Have a wonderful New Years Eve and New Years Day!!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Happy New Year 2011!

Hi all!
Hope you had a fantastic Christmas!
We sure did. Baby Jake is now walking and talking, so cute!!! I guess 15 months is not quite a baby anymore. He is trying to say and repeat words now. He had such a fun Christmas, and we enjoyed playing with him and all of his fun new toys.
I want to wish all of you a very Happy New Year!!!
Feel free to use this graphic if you want to. Just click on it and save.
I am a bit under the weather today, as I think the holidays finally caught up to me.
I have laryngitis and a sore throat. Hope it goes away before New Years Eve.
I will be starting on the Valentines projects soon, if you can believe that.
Have a great week, and a very Happy New Year!!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Hi all and Merry Christmas!
These are just some scenes around my house.
I can't believe that Christmas is here once again. Where does the time go?
I hope you all have the best, most wonderful holiday, and Santa brings whatever you wish for.
Chat again soon.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Handmade Bows!

Hi all!!
Hope you are all ready for the big day.
I just finished up my gift wrapping today. I wanted to show you the bows I made for the packages this year. (Changed my mind Jean)
They take time, but are worth the effort.
It's been raining here since Friday, and we are suppose to get more.
I'm pretty sure I might need an Ark for Christmas.
Enjoy your week!
Merry Christmas!!
Chat again soon.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Paper Decorations

Hi all!
Hope you are having a good week so far.
I have been working on some paper decorations. All you need are some old book pages, glue, scissors, glitter, seam binding, and some time. The last one is the hardest, as I haven't had much time lately. I'm finally getting done with my shopping, now everything has to be wrapped. I'm finding that stocking stuffers are the most difficult this year. I like to try to find interesting and unique items. I have to fill 5 stockings. Somehow my daughter has 2 stockings. She has since she was a baby, so the tradition continues. She loves it!! Who wouldn't?
It's all fun just the same. I need to make a call to Santa, maybe he can help me out.
I have been the worst blogger lately, but I'm sure you are all very busy this time of year.
We had a tiny heatwave, and thank goodness it's now over. It's back to the regularly scheduled weather for Christmas.
Enjoy your day!!
Chat again soon.

Monday, December 13, 2010

The Winner!

Hi all,
Did a very scientific pull of the winner early this morning. Put the names in a hat and shut my eyes. The winner is Pattie, of Hollyhock Farms Blog.
Pattie, I will send your email to the sign guy and he will get in touch with you so you can pick out your sign.
Congrats and enjoy!!!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Christmas Giveaway

Hi all,
I was approached to do a giveaway with some really pretty enamel signs.
If you check out this website you will see them.
All you have to do is check out the site and leave a comment here on my blog. Then when a winner is chosen you contact them for your sign.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Just leave a comment and I will draw a name on Monday.
Let me know how you like the signs. I told the nice guy from Denmark that I would pass this on to you, so please take advantage.
Chat soon.
PS Just leave me a comment telling me that you went to the site and if you like their signs. Thanks

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Christmas Tree

Hi all!
We got our tree yesterday, and I love it! I think it's my favorite of all time.
We barely looked at any trees, and as soon as I saw this one, I knew it was for me.
We buy our tree from the high school baseball team lot. The money goes to the high school team. The boys deliver it to your house which means no needles in or on your car.
I spent the afternoon decorating it, and the house. Here are a few glimpses for you. My colors are neutrals and silvers for my living and dining rooms. Reds in my kitchen and family room. Which I will leave for another post.
Hope you are having a great weekend!! I'm still making crowns and other various items for the shops, so it will be another busy week ahead.
Have a great week, and chat again soon.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Burlap Tree

Hi all!!
Just wanted to show you what I have been working on lately.
This burlap tree, although took many hours of work, I think the look was worth it.
I have been making a lot of Christmas items for the shops, but to be honest I forgot to take photos before they left my house. I normally always photograph my stuff, but for some crazy reason (like they had to be done yesterday) I forgot.
So before this tree goes bye bye here it is.
I hope you are all having a great week!! Have a nice weekend!!
Chat again soon.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Pre Mess

Hi all!
Hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving. We had a great time. A lot of good food and good family!!
These are some photos of the pre dinnertime. After, not as pretty!!
Now everything is cleaned, put away, and the house is getting ready for Christmas.
We have the lights up outside, and the decorations have been brought in. I just need a tree and time to decorate.
Of course there are always a few glitches. I decided we needed some new reindeer for outside as ours were getting very old and worn out. We went out and bought 2 new ones, my husband spent a very long time putting up lights, putting together the new reindeer, only to find out the big one does not work. We checked all possible reasons, but it's a defective one.
So off the the Do It Center where we bought it to get another one. We will see how this one goes.
We have been having very cold weather for Southern California. Yay!! It makes it feel like Christmas.
Have a wonderful week.
Chat again soon.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Getting Ready for Turkey Day!

Hi all!!!
Missed all of you! I'm finally out from under a mountain of glitter.
I'm now getting ready for Thanksgiving!! I'm hosting the big day!! I started decorating today and wanted to snap a few photos for you to see.
I'm using a piece of burlap for my table. It makes a great tablecloth. It's inexpensive and after the big day, you can cut it up to make other things. This is the first time I will be using my new farm table.
For my centerpiece I lined an old galvanized tub with some burlap, added some corn, gourds and a beautiful pumpkin that I purchased at the barn sale back in October.
I will be adding some flowers on Wednesday. So far I'm really liking it. I redid my fireplace today too!! I have been wanting to do that for awhile now. Just haven't had the time. Pretty soon it will be time to redo it again for Christmas!!
I hope you all have a great week, and I will try to get around and visit your blogs.
Have a very Happy Thanksgiving!!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Gobble Gobble!

Hi all!
Can't believe I haven't blogged in 15 days!!!
I have been busier than ever before. I have been working non stop on orders.
I'm also hosting house guests and Thanksgiving dinner. If you have been wondering where I am, I'm in my studio still under a giant pile of glitter.
We are also getting ready to have baby Jake overnight for the first time this weekend. He will be 14 months old on Sunday. Where has that time gone?
I have added another turkey for you to use if you would like. Just click and save.
I hope you are all doing well. I really miss all of your wonderful blogs. I'm sure I have been missing a lot of great ideas for the holidays. I hope to get back to a regular blog schedule soon.
Have a really great week.
Hope we can chat soon.
PS, Please visit the Agoura Antique Mart on my favorite places and the Agoura Antique Mart blog on my favorite blogs. Just look on my sidebar for both.
Also check this out, 25 decorating tips for the holidays decorating -

Monday, November 1, 2010

Turkey Day On The Way

Hi all!
Hope you had a Happy Halloween!! We had about 250 kids!!!
I just added a Christmas counter to my side bar, I couldn't find a Thanksgiving one.
Anyway, the Halloween is coming down and the turkey decor is going up. I love the fall and Thanksgiving!!!
I am very busy in my studio working on Christmas orders so while I'm up to my elbows in glitter, I'm thinking about you and your wonderful blogs.
Please feel free to click on the Thanksgiving graphic and use it if you want. It would make pretty place cards or a banner or notes for Thanksgiving.
Enjoy your week, and don't eat too much candy!!