Wednesday, December 22, 2010

What I Wore Wednesday

I'm popping in for a quick post. I am done with work and ready to enjoy some great family time for the holidays.

It's Wednesday again, time for What I Wore Wednesday with the Pleated Poppy. This has become such a habit for me that I didn't want to miss this week. I only have a few pictures to share....a sign of busy times.

Delivering Christmas goodies
Sweater - 10 yrs Old - Ralph Lauren
Top - Ann Taylor
Jeans - LOFT
Shoes - Old

Lunch with friends and a visit to the park
Sweater - Old Navy
Tunic- Kohl's
Leggings - Target
Shoes - Dillard's

Christmas party with hubby
Dress - Anthropologie ( I love this dress and got it a great Anthro bargain $59.99)
Riding boots - Several years old

I'm exhausted. A good exhausted. I enjoyed these few days that I "dressed" for the day. Business was good and I am so thankful. It's a good start to my little baking business and I hope that things continue.

I am looking forward to a family dinner out tomorrow night, Christmas Eve service followed by hot chocolate, sprinkling reindeer dust and putting cookies out for Santa, and seeing the joy in my little girls eyes come Christmas morning. It's so good being a mom.

A proud momma moment....when my daughter during prayers, says "thank you for December, God, because it's Jesus' birthday, that's the real meaning of Christmas". So happy that she knows the true meaning of Christmas

Have a great holiday.


Monday, December 20, 2010

Let There Be Peace on Earth

Osbourne Christmas Lights at Disney's Hollywood Studios.


Happy Holidays, Thank You and Pretty Holiday Images

I am going to be taking a holiday break from blogging. I am overwhelmed with all things holiday, from baking orders, last minute shopping, wrapping, trips to the post office, and all.

I wish you all a wonderful holiday and Happy New Year! Thank you for all of my readers, my followers and all of the comments that you have left. I truly appreciate you all. I am hoping to add more to my blog in the coming year. I am going to redesign and add some enhancements. Great things to come in 2011. I am truly blessed and have enjoyed authoring this blog. I have enjoyed making friends in the blog world and am amazed at how much fun it's been.

I am leaving you with these pretty images found on Emma's Design Blog. Check her blog out for great inspiration.

I wish you all JOY~LOVE~HOPE~and PEACE! This holiday season.


Thursday, December 16, 2010

Christmas treat

This is a fun treat to do with little ones to give to their little friends for Christmas! It's so easy but has a huge impact with the kiddos.

Marshmallow Lollipops
So easy.

You'll need
lollipop sticks.
Large Marshmallows
Chocolate - I use Baker's Dipping Chocolate - It's clean and simple to use
Wax paper or parchment paper
Treat bags and ribbon

Melt the chocolate in the microwave
Insert sticks into marshmallows

Dip in the Chocolate

Sprinkle on the sprinkles

Maybe a few more sprinkles

Set dipped lollipops on a wax paper lined cookie sheet or tray

Refrigerate to chill and harden the chocolate

Wrap in treat bags, tie with ribbon, and add a gift tag

So fun, Right? Now you have a sweet homemade gift to give.

Have a great day!


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

It's Wednesday

It's that time again. It's What I Wore Wednesday. It's two days to the weekend. It nine days of Christmas shopping. It's ten days until Christmas.

Are you ready?

Today I am linking in with Lindsay at the Pleated Poppy for What I Wore Wednesday, If you are needing last minute gifts, check out her blog for some great accessories.

I'm not sure what day this is or what I was doing. It must have been baking, as that's all I have done all week.
Sweater - Old Navy
Top - Ann Taylor
Jeans - Lucky
Tennies - Wal-Mart

Christmas Shopping
Jacket - Kohl's
Jeans - Loft
Boots - Old riding boots

Neighborhood Christmas Party
Sweater - Loft
Jeans - Old Navy
Same riding boots

Christmas Shopping
Dress - Anthropologie
Skinny Jeans - Target
Favorite Riding boots (I have gotten more use out of these boots so far this year than I have in the three years I have owned them!!!

Baking and picking up my daughter from school
Sweater - Forever XXI
Jeans - Loft
Shoes - Old
Scarf - Gift

It's late. It's been a long, but great, week so far.

Good night~


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Christmas Fun

Looking for a fun Christmas craft to do with your little. Check these out. I found this on Martha and thought it was adorable. I'm definitely going to try to fit it in with my little lady.
All you have to do is gather some cookie cutters. You can find great cookie cutters at vintage and consignment stores and flea markets. Then find some cute scrap booking papers at your local craft store. You can also use photos which is an adorable way to "frame" a photo. Trace the shapes on to the papers and cut them out. Glue with regular Elmer's glue and let dry over night. Then tie with your favorite string or ribbon and hang from your tree.


Some other fun ideas for a kids this Christmas.

I love this vintage bead garland and am hoping it will go on sale and I can get it for next years tree. The smock and tote bag are made out of oil cloth to withstand all sorts of fun crafty messes. The little knit booties are so sweet and would make a great gift for someone with a new baby. And I simply can't resist the vintage santa. So SWEET.
These were all found at Chasing

I hope your season is bright.


Monday, December 13, 2010

Etsy take two -

More great ideas from Etsy.

I love to use simple gift tags such as these I found on Etsy! Such a great look to add to your packages.

Living room floors shop - Etsy

Sad tomato shop - Etsy

Jacquelyn vacarros shop - Etsy

Crafty sweetheart shop - Etsy

Country patches shop - Etsy

I love them all!


Simple holiday ideas

I love to shop on Etsy and have a few ideas for you for this holiday season.

I love these calendars and like to give them as gifts for teachers, neighbors, girl scout leaders,etc.

Oh henry print shop - Etsy

Nellas design shop - Etsy

Marissa handmade shop - Etsy

Jumpkin jack design - Etsy

Steel Petal Press - Etsy

Happy Monday

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Twinkle Twinkle

I love twinkle lights. Their simple. They sparkle. They are whimsy. They add just the right touch at Christmas time. And they make me feel warm when it's cold outside.



Much prettier. Right?


Wednesday, December 8, 2010

What I Wore Wednesday

It is COLD here. Hey there, It's what I wore wednesday again and I am wearing a sweaters and jeans. It is freezing here in Florida. Hey, I get to complain, I live in Florida and today I had to scrape my windows this morning. Not funny.

Well, without further ado, here are my looks for the week. I'm hooking up with Lindsay at the Pleated Poppy. Check out her blog.

Tunic Tshirt - Target
Skinny Jeans - Target
Boots - I've had for several years

Delivering to customers and running errands
Sweater - Kohl's
Jeans - NY and Co
Shoes - Gap

Christmas Tree Farm - I somehow got talked in to doing the zip line. What was I thinking. Guess I have a bit of adventure in me, What the heck, at least I can check "doing something crazy" off of my bucket list. I have to admit it though, I had fun.
Snowflake t-shirt - J Crew
Plaid Top - Target
Jeans - Old Navy
Tennis Shoes - Walmart

Running Errands
Top - Target
Sweater - Old Navy
Jeans - LOFT
Boots - I've had for several years

Running Errands and projects at home
Sweater - J Crew
Shoes - Kenneth Cole (several seasons ago)

A closer look at my "holiday" shoes. I only wear them during the Christmas season and I LOVE THEM!!!!

I hope you are keeping warm.


Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Things that I have been up to

I have a little baking business out of my home and I have been really busy!! YAY!! Here are a few pictures of some cookies I did for a customer. These were for a Christmas ornament bridal shower.

And each day I am trying to do something, fun and festive, to count down the days until Christmas with my little one. Here are a few of our little projects.

This advent calendar is from Happy Thought on Etsy. I just love it! It's a fun way to help us count down the days.
These are hand stamped ornaments on burlap. I had this little tree and thought it needed something. I love the texture and natural look that burlap has and thought this would add a simple element to the rest of our Christmas decor.

I still haven't started shopping aside from a few things on line. Having a lot of fun enjoying the season though!!

Have a great day.

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