Wednesday, December 26, 2012

On the day AFTER Christmas, my true love gave to me....

Hello dear readers and I hope that all our Christian readers had a wonderful Christmas day yesterday. We enjoyed time with family and friends, and actually, my family is not quite done with our get-togethers!  And that's A-OK with me, as I like to spread out the festivities and good cheer. 

For today's post, at the risk of being redundant, I want to share a few more images of Christmas around our home and a few other places this season.  Christmas cards, cookies, and the Pink Pig, oh my!!  Please indulge me, as I figure that this is my last chance til about 11 months from now to get in the Christmas spirit!

Without further adieu....

The below cake was actually my birthday cake, which was celebrated earlier in December.  Thanks to the hubby and my stepmom for this great cake!  Don't you love the tall candles??


Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Peppermint Wreath

I was flipping through this month's issue of Better Homes and Gardens and on page 39 I saw this really fun peppermint candy wreath. This inspired me to try and make my own so I went to Michael’s today and picked up a few things to get started. I'm not finished with this yet, it takes some time for the glue to dry so you're attaching the candy in stages, but thought I'd go ahead and post a couple pictures since I'm so behind on blogging. My apologies for the delay, but it's been a crazy week and I still have so much to do before the 25th! :) And since I won't be posting until after Christmas I thought it would be best to go ahead and share this in case it should give you a last minute gift idea. This little wreath would make the perfect holiday hostess gift... in fact that's what I intend to do with mine once it's finished! :)

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

And Visions of Sugarplums Danced in Their Heads...

For today's post, I just wanted to share some Christmas images from around my house.... hope all are enjoying their holiday seasons!


Wednesday, December 5, 2012

10 Holiday Gifts All Under $20!

Forgive me for not getting this post up sooner, but blogging took a back seat to my Christmas cards this week! So much to do, so little time. Anyway, I'd like to share with you some of my top picks for Holiday gifts, and the best part is that all of these items are under $20. I thought this might stir up an idea or two for those of us who love to give, but need to watch what we spend! Read on for my top 10 gifts under $20.

Anthropologie's Voluspa candle. They have several scents to choose from, but my absolute favorite is the Santiago Huckleberry. I could stand around with this to my nose literally all day and never get sick of it. Love this three wick candle, and at $18 it makes the perfect gift under $20.