Tuesday, December 16, 2008

A Day Late and a Dollar Short!

Y'know, sometimes I worry myself....

It's kinda scary, really.

I know I'm a Grandma.
but...come ON!
I'm only 38. ONLY. 38.

I'm not old.

Not THAT old!!!!

but my memory....

Scatterbrained. That's me.

Well, anyways, I missed the Blog Party yesterday. I kept thinking it was on Tuesday. Then, it snowed, the kids went to school 2 hours late, my husband was home, I had to work at Paper Muse....excuses, I know. What it boils down to is simple: I FORGOT!!!! ...sigh...

Okay, enough. Better late than never, right?

So, first off, I want to share my favorite wreath. I wrote about it a little in my last post, if you read it. I found these deer, these lovely flocked deer at the Goodwill. They were .99!!!! Oh, how I love these deer! Add to that, a vintage bottlebrush wreath. Truly vintage, not just reproduction. Tiffant found it at an Estate sale we went to. She carried it around the whole time, but, at the last second, decided she didn't want it. She asked if I did, and I swear, I whimpered, I was so HAPPY! And it was only .50! Lovely aged white color.... It had ugly plastic pointsettias on it, so those had to go. I put some Shiny Brite ornaments in their place. These ornaments are the kind that have the indented starburst-like front. I found them at an antiques store. They were the loveliest colors, but the indent was broken on them. The lady at the counter said I could have them for free, if I had any use for them. {choke} Ummm, I think I could come up with something....

Here it is:

Next is a little village scene I made. I spray painted a wooden cake plate, added a little village of wooden houses, LOTS of glitter, fake snow and a few bottlebrush trees, a cake dome, and....

Well, I wanted to share my pink tree all decorated, but I don't have pictures yet, and I have three babies wanting lunch, so, I'll try to do it later.

That is, If I can remember!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Oh, JOY!!! A blog party! I can't wait!!! Oh, but that means I have to decorate BEFORE the party! YIKES!!!!!

Lots of stuff to share...

Hi, all!

I am finally getting into the Christmas spirit. I am a late bloomer, so to speak. It usually takes me until mid-December to get around to decorating, so, I'm actually ahead of the game this year. Okay, to be honest, I haven't ACTUALLY decorated yet, but I DID get a too, too cute pink flocked little tree at Michaels yesterday. It's PINK. AND flocked!!!! So cute...Oh, and it was 50% off!

And it has lights!!!! FUN!!! Now to decorate it...

I went thrifting with miss Tiffany this week. I got some GOOD stuff!!! A whole tub of yummy colored glass balls for $1.50. It did include some stinkers, and the lady at the thrift store wasn't interested in keeping them, even though I told her I would pay full price for the rest, so into the donate-to-the-thrift-store-pile they go!

Don't those colors make you happy? Although, the camera doesn't do them justice. The light, faded green ones are my favorite this year...

I also found another white cabinet to line with wallpaper for $3.99. Remember my $1 cabinet? I think this one will go to my mom for Christmas.

Here's a stack of yummy sheets and pillowcases...

I forgot to take a picture of my favorite find of the day...my flocked deer. OH. MY. GOSH. So adorable. It is now too late, there's no light whatsoever, so, I'll take one soon. And, I'll show you what I did with them. My favorite wreath evah!

I have been a busy little elf, crafting away making these out of old spice tins:

And last but not least, here's my finished calendar:

Whew! That's it for now. Have a lovely night!