Sunday, December 21, 2014

Scenes from Sunday Morning.... Happy Christmas-ness!

HO HO HO Helloooo! :) 

Just sharing some of the Christmas love around our house. 
You won't see any major themes or fresh ideas. LOL!
It's pretty much the same every year.  

But you know what?
That's the way we like it. 

I did buy matching stockings. We have a handsome new Son-in-Law 
that we are so happy about! 

I added the last piece of the Willow Tree Nativity scene. The Creche.
I can't believe how much I love this tradition. I re-read the Nativity story in Matthew,
Luke and John. If we couldn't have any Christmas at all, I would be happy just 
putting out the Nativity. 
This is Christmas to me.

I changed out the ribbon in the family room.... Unfortunately.... I couldn't find enough of it to 
do all the decor. But I do like it on the pendant lights.

I was picking up some make up in Walgreens and went down the Christmas aisle.
I found this cute little decorative street clock.... 

Perfect for my little sleigh scene.

 I used my Nikko Happy Holiday dishes instead of my Nutcracker 
dishes from World Market. Still love them all these years later.

And that is pretty much it.... Everything else is the same.

 No snow.... Just warm hearts full of love and good cheer!
Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Super Simple and Easy Fingerless Knit Gloves

Hello my Peeples! :) 
I finished a little gift and I wanted to show you. 
Because it is so simple that you can do it too! 

I do love giving a little homemade gift. Especially when it is a quick finish project like this one.
Two of the girls that I sit with always complain about the cold in the office. 
So I thought that these little wristers or fingerless gloves would be fun.

After watching about a hundred and ten (I exaggerate) videos on You Tube,
I finally came up with my own little simplified design. Perfect 
for beginners or anyone that just feels like knitting something tonight.

You simply cast on 27 (small) or 29 (medium) stitches with 2 colors. Garter
stitch 5 rows. Drop one color and then stockinette stitch for about 4 inches or until
the fabric is the length you want. I just wanted something that would 
not inhibit the keyboard, but still keep the hands warm.
Then add back in the second color and garter stitch for 2 more rows.
Cast off. 

Fold your fabric in half, right sides together. Using a large needle stitch sides 
together leaving about an inch and a half for the thumb hole. 
Annnnnnd Done!

These should be snug and not loose. 

I hope you try to make these!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Monday's Manicure.... Red and Gold Chevron

Hey hey hey! :)

 Today's holiday mani is a fun red and gold chevron. 

Perfect for fun holiday parties.

Gold - Got My Groove Back by Ginger and Liz
LOVE this gold foil! I had never tried the brand and got it on sale last year after Christmas. 
So glad I did! 
Red - Spellbound Glitter by Sparitual
An awesome red glitter.

How did I get those nice clean lines?
Painters tape and pinking shears. 
I got the inspiration from Pinterest and thought "I need to try that."
 It actually worked!  
I love Pinterest!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Monday's Manicure

Hi Friends! 
Tonight I'm sharing
the first of my Christmas manies! 
This one is a combo of 2 colors. 

Essie - Sable Collar 
2 base coats

Essie - Shine of the Times
2 top coats

I love Shine of the Times! It is probably my favorite glitter. It color changes in the light and
has an iridescent quality. It adds holiday to any color you have on. 
You'll probably see me use it again before the holidays are over.

Are you having fun?

Friday, December 5, 2014

It's about to get a little Christmassy up in here!

Hello my friends! 
Did you miss me? I missed you!

I think that life is finally getting back to "normal" around here (whatever that is).
The wedding is over, however, our garage is full of wedding stuff. And it will
probably stay that way for at least a couple more weeks. 
The wedding was wonderful. I can't wait to show the pictures.
The photographer said that they won't be ready until the 15th! 
Ugh! Oh! The waiting! 
Here's the sad thing... I didn't take ANY pictures. I was so busy being 
the Mother-of-the-Bride, that I just didn't bother. 

The house is decorated and most of the presents have been "acquired". 
It's just a matter of getting them wrapped and under the tree. 
I'm debating on doing cards.... 
What do you think?

At any rate... I do so hope you are enjoying the holidays and not just surviving them.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

 Hey there! 
Look at these darling little appetizer plates!
Got'em for my birthday from my favorite daughter.

I started playing around with them and ended up with 
a full on tablescape!

We've been having so much fun getting ready for the wedding.

I can't believe it is here next week.

I can't wait to show you the fun!

Are you ready for Thanksgiving Dinner? 

Friday, November 7, 2014

and a hot cup of delicious coffee!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Monday's Manicure

Hello Dearies!
Are you so ready for fall to be here?
I am. It is regularly under 100F and we are full
on Fall Ya'all!

How about an Autumnal Manicue?

Brought to you by:
Essie - Sable Collar - pinky
OPI - OPI With A Nice Finnish - ring finger
OPI - Ice-Bergers & Fries - pointer and middle finger


Thursday, October 23, 2014

Hello! 1964 just called....

It wants to let you know that your laundry's ready for pickup. 

Yes... I'll have them hold for you.....

That's my new, old phone. It's from 1964 and it works! 
Isn't it so cool? I hung it in my black and white laundry room.

So, I was thinking, and I'm not so sure, but I don't think that I have ever shown
you my little laundry room. 

I finally added one little thing that I have been wanting to finish

Look at the difference that this one little piece of fabric made.


Such a cheap fix. Why did it take me so long to do this? 
It's just a spring rod and a single panel.
I'm pretty pleased!

Every year I have such a hard time putting away the 
photo Christmas cards. So I came up with an idea. 

This little memo holder is where all the Christmas pictures 
hang. That way I can still enjoy them all year.

Since we walk thru the laundry room to go to the garage, it is the last thing that we see
before we head out the door.

So I picked these up at TJ Max last year and hung them in here.  
They are so positive.  What 
a great thought before you head out the door.

My big brother's boots from when he was little.
So glad that my mom kept them.

 So that's our laundry room. The tours over. :)

You can go ahead and schedule your pick up now. 

Bye now!

I'll be joining in here:
Cindy for Amaze Me Monday
Marty for Inspire Me Tuesday
Abby for Hit Me With Your Best Shot
Angel for Wake up Wednesday
Marci for Tuesdays With A Twist
Brenda for Tweak It Tuesday
Kathy for A Return To Loveliness
Sherry for Home Sweet Home
Cindy for Show and Tell
Courtney for Feather Your Nest
Jann for Share Your Cup