Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Christmas Presents

 Christmas was a quiet and cozy for us,
I got some great presents!
And my girl really scored, 
check out those boots!

 I made some wall art for her room, 
with glittery letters. 
It looks great next to her fairy lights.

Hope everyone is having a great holiday season!
Bye for now!

Monday, December 29, 2014

What I Wore

 I got a new dress for Christmas/birthday,
for only $10 at H&M. 
I love it so, so much!
Dress: H&M
Sweater: thrift
Necklace: 21
Tights: Target
Boots: Skechers
Belt: can't remember
Coat: Old Navy

I have lots of ideas for styling this dress,
so I predict that you will be seeing alot of it!
Linking to Visible Monday!
Bye for now!

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Holiday Cheer

 I added a string of lights
next to my white tree,
love how it looks!

 And here are some close ups 
of the jam jar lid ornament I made.

Wow, Christmas is almost here!
Are you excited?
Bye for now!

Monday, December 22, 2014

Christmas Plaid

 For the Share in Style Christmas theme:
Black leggings, boots, red tee: Target
Coat: Old Navy
Large plaid scarf for skirt and belt: thrift
Small plaid scarf: vintage
Cuckoo pin and red mittens: made by me

I decided to try crocheting mittens,
and I'm pretty happy with how these turned out!

Linking to Share in Style.
Bye for now!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Christmas Past

 For throwback Thursday,
here is walk down memory lane for me.
Above is a pic of my first Christmas, 
back in 1961.

 This is my second Christmas, 
opening gifts with Mom and Dad.

 Here is my dad, expertly making
his famous sloe gin fizzes!

 Skipping ahead to Christmas 1966,
check out those toys!
Can you spot the Kiddle house?

Same year, 
here is a shot of the whole family.
That's me, bottom right,
as if you couldn't tell!
These are my favorite Christmas memories, 
what about you?
Bye for now!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Christmas Crafting and Decorating

I've actually gotten caught up 
on Christmas crafting kits I thrifted in the past.
Like the birds above, 
which instead of stuffing to hang on the tree,
I glued to a burlap banner and added the word Noel.
I also finished this Santa and reindeer
and laid them out on my tree skirt at first.
Now though they are hanging on the tree.

Also, took a pic of some decorations on my 
bedroom dresser,
lots of blues and greens!

Bye for now!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Warm and Foggy

 Another warm weekend, so all I needed was a jacket!
 Got up to 50 degrees!
Jacket, blouse, skirt, belt: thrift
Purse, tee, gloves, boots and tights: Target
Pin: vintage

Linking to Visible Monday!
Bye for now!

Friday, December 12, 2014

My Week

Making more Christmas decorations, 
such as a mini diorama in a jam jar lid.
And, a pom pom garland for my tree.

And of course, I had to make sugar cookies.
My daughter did most of the frosting
and she did such a great job!

My funny moment of the week,
was finding Smoke sitting at the dinner table.
I guess he was waiting for his meal!
 Sorry buddy, not for you!

Bye for now!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Red Gingham Heart Pin

 My latest pin for my shop
is this sweet heart pin.
It features a stag head 
with red gingham, white and pale blue felt,
red ric rac and an eidelweiss flower.
You'll find in in my Etsy shop!

Bye for now!

Monday, December 08, 2014

What I Wore Military Boho


I really love my military style coat
and I think it goes so well with my blue dress.
I think it's like a mix of military and boho.
Dress, tights, tee, boots gloves and bag: Target
Coat: Old Navy
Belt: Dots
Pin: vintage
Crochet cowl: made by me

Bye for now!

Friday, December 05, 2014

My Week

 With Christmas so close,
I brought out the gingerbread cookie recipe.
The hearts look so festive!
But I made all the usual shapes too!

 This is the recipe in my mom's handwriting,
with my notes all over it.
It's been used a lot!

Put up the decorations, 
including this vintage Santa door cover!

And watched a beautiful sunset 
while doing the dishes one evening.

Have you done anything to get ready 
for Christmas yet?
Bye for now!

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Deer Heart Ornament

 Oh dear!
I just realized that I never blogged 
about my latest ornament in my Etsy shop!
So here it is, 
and it's still available.

 It looks so great on a Christmas tree!

Or hang it on a peg, year round!
See it in my Etsy shop!
Bye for now!

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