Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Christmas in July

Howdy Everyone!

I'm joining Deb at Debbie-Dabble Christmas for CHRISTMAS IN JULY!!!  Why not head over there and check it out?! You can get loads of fun ideas for Christmas, which isn't that far away!  The more the merrier!

Click HERE...

Until I can get myself organized (sigh!), I'm going to share with you several of my favorites from Pinterest.  These are ideas that I'm really excited about trying myself.

Glass blocks, white/clear Christmas mini-lights, a little paint or vinyl...

Fabric Ornaments...


Source: kaboodle.com via Joy on Pinterest

Cool designs drawn & glittered on ornaments...

Source: imgfave.com via Joy on Pinterest

I'm also linking up with Bunny Jean's Wednesday Bunny Hop Party.  Bunny's a super lady and has a great blog.

Until next time, take care and God Bless!!!


Artsy VaVa: Burlap Christmas Trees

It's time to start thinking about Christmas Crafts!!! Check out this great tutorial on creating a the Burlap Christmas Tree!!!

Artsy VaVa: Burlap Christmas Trees: Burlap seems to be making its way into a lot of my projects lately. I love the simple, rustic look of it, plus it's inexpensive! I recently ...

Till next time...

Take care and God Bless!


Saturday, December 31, 2011

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Earth Wonders - Photographer's Choice

Well, this week's challenge over at Ana's Earth Wonders is Photographer's Choice.

EARTH WONDERS by anaeugenio

Here's my favorite photo from this Christmas - our daughter Tiffany and granddaughter Kaylee. 

I used the sketch option at PhotoFunia to create this awesome effect from the same photo.

Why not join in?

Take care and God Bless!


Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas to All!

I want to wish each and everyone of you a very Merry Christmas!  I really appreciate you all, especially your prayers for my Dad.  He is getting better each day!

Thank you and "God Bless Us, Every One!"


Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Earth Wonders - Christmas Tree

Merry Christmas to All!

Ana's photo challenge for us this week is "Christmas Tree."  Why not join us?  You can add your photos to her flickr group, too!  The more, the merrier!  Link up below at the bottom of this post, or on Ana's blog by clicking the Earth Wonders button.  So happy to have you!

EARTH WONDERS by anaeugenio

With all that has happened since Mom died 7 weeks ago (my health, my husband's health, Dad in the hospital this week), neither Doug nor I have felt like decorating.  I've been making a few things for Christmas, but that's about it. 

Saturday, DH brought up our little ceramic tree from the basement.  God Bless him!  That took him about 5 minutes, 10 tops.  It surely beats the all-day marathon we normally have during Christmas, and that's just the tree inside! :) 

I'd rather have our regular tree, but stuff happens.  I look at it this way, we won't have much to take down in January!

Here's our little bitty ceramic tree, all lighted up, and it even has tinsel garland on it!

I miss the Christmas lights of the big tree.  They always seemed so magical and fairy-like.  Maybe next year will be better, and hubby and I can decorate like we used to. 

We both want to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas!

Take care and God Bless!

Reindeer Food Package Label for you

Hey Everyone!

Thank you for your prayers for my Dad.  He is improving! Thank God!

I've made a little tag for you to use on Christmas Eve with your kiddos.  You can find it on my flicr page.

Add 2 tablespoonsful of Oats/Quick Oats (not instant oatmeal) to a 4" x 4" plastic bag and seal.  You can add a bit of glitter, as much or as little as you want. 

Personally, I didn't add the glitter.  Don't want any animals getting sick!  I'm going to tell our grands that the glitter is magical and only Rudolph can see it.  That will explain why they can't see it!

Score the label on the line between the white and tan colors, fold over the instructions for the kids, and staple wherever you think best.  I've stapled mine on either side.  I also left room at the bottom for you to add your name/names.  I found the instructions somewhere online.  I've tried to find the correct site, but...!  There are so many that are close, but no cigar. 

Sharing with Natasha's I'll be Home for Christmas Linky Party


and Jessa Irene's A Holiday Haven Christmas Party.

Enjoy & have a very Merry Christmas!!!

Take care and God Bless!