Thursday, December 31, 2009

It's almost over! Finally!

Out with the old and in with the new already!
I'm not going to miss this sad, sorry year one bit! Kiss it good by with a huge smack!

I'm wishing you all a wonderful and safe New Years Eve. Here's to a better year for each and everyone of us with lots of opportunity.
I thank you for coming by and reading my silly, little posts and for always leaving wonderful, encouraging comments. This little blog, though sometimes seemingly invisible, has provided such a creative outlet for me. I just love it and I love you all too. Thank you!

Happy New Year!

P.S. I still haven't drawn my 3 winners for the ornaments. So make sure you sign up for that and let me know if post about it. Click on the button in my side bar to find out more. I will probably do that next Saturday.

Year in Review!

Today is A Year In Review courtesy of Cindy at My Romantic Home.
Make sure you hop on over and see everyone's favorite pictures from the whole year.

These are just some of MY favorite pictures that I took this year.

It's been a fun year. I can't wait to see what the new decade brings!

There is still time to sign up for the giveaway. I will be drawing a 3 winners.
Click here to learn more.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

TableScape Thursday

My last Tablescape of the year will look very similar my first Tablescape of 2010.

This was our Christmas Day Tablescape and will be our
New Year's Day Tablescape as well.

It will be the last of the Christmas decor. Next weekend I will start the process of taking it all down. Handsome Hubs already said its time for the lights to come down. I am amazed that even though when I am done with the Christmas decorating I love it, I still love it when it comes down. Everything looks clean and new again.

What was on our Menu?
Tortilla Soup
Red and Green Tamales

There is still time to sign up for my giveaway. I hope you will sign up. There are only 15 people that are signed up now and 3 gifts. So your chances are 1 in 5. Pretty good! Click here or on the picture to go to the giveaway post.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

The Christmas List by Richard Paul Evans

This was good. Perfect for the Christmas break. Don't expect anything earth shaking or life changing. Just a sweet Christmas time story!


Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Eve Is Here!

It's Christmas Eve!
Christmas is a comin' fast! Are your ready?

Monday, December 21, 2009

Plan your project, and Project your Plan!

Need a last minute homemade gift?
Look at how cute this is.

My girlfriend from KC made this for me. I opened it early as I know that when she makes me something.... it will be FABULOUS!
Thank you Debi! I love it!
It is a planner! I'm pretty excited about it.I thought that it was such a great idea that I made one for all my book club gals.

This is also a great way to use up some of your scrap booking supplies.
I kind of tried to keep each personality in mind when I was organizing the embellishments.

One for Pete...she's an Autumn.
Cindy is a Winter and a huge Jane Austen fan! She reads all her books every year!

My sweet mom....also a Winter

Kathy and Kelly....both Springs!

I hope you are enjoying the Season!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

What Do You Believe? Prove it!

I decided to make this banner last week after Sunday Morning Bible Study.
It says Savior. I couldn't get the lighting right to where you could read it.
Sorry about that part.

Our Teacher shared a passage in Jeremiah about idols and Gods. It really got me thinking about all the decorating that I do. Does it look like there's an imbalance in my themes? Red and gold, blue and white, snowmen, presents, ribbons and bows. All say Christmas, Family and Friends .... American style.
I love it! All of it! I Love CHRISTmas!

But what is Christmas ... Christian Style? Does your Christian heart show in your decorating? For many years I did not put out a Nativity. It was not until I was in my late 20's and rededicated my life to Christ that the Nativity became an honorable mention in my Christmas Decorating. You see, I still had lots of friends that thought that I was "overboard" in my "new" faith. I didn't want to make them uncomfortable.
How foolish we can be in our youth! How I regret the missed opportunities and conversations that could have arisen from a large prominent statement like a beautiful Nativity.

At any rate.... The scripture is haunting and thought provoking. I wonder how anyone can think that the Bible is not relevant to our lives today.

Jeremiah 10: 1-5
1 Hear what the LORD says to you, O house of Israel. 2 This is what the LORD says:
"Do not learn the ways of the nations
or be terrified by signs in the sky,
though the nations are terrified by them.

3 For the customs of the peoples are worthless;
they cut a tree out of the forest,
and a craftsman shapes it with his chisel.

4 They adorn it with silver and gold;
they fasten it with hammer and nails
so it will not totter.

5 Like a scarecrow in a melon patch,
their idols cannot speak;
they must be carried
because they cannot walk.
Do not fear them;
they can do no harm
nor can they do any good."

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Show'n my Chandies!

This is the chandelier in the Dining room....

This is the chandelier in the kitchen eating area.....

I just love these fat little bluebirds!

Don't forget about my give away.... There is still plenty of time to sign up and have a chance to win one of these ornaments... click here to learn more.