Saturday, December 31, 2011
2011, you were good to me and my family - thanks for being so cool even if you were a little nutty from time to time. 2012, we haven't met yet but I am hoping we will have a great relationship! See you very soon!
P.S. I thought I would quickly give a report on how I did on my resolution from last year. I do believe I wore lipstick approximately 6 times so I think that qualifies as success, right??
Saturday, December 24, 2011
These were made at the request of my sisters for our parents. I love that the last snow angels of the season are for them. I actually do remember so many Winters full of snow play including many snow angels with 'the girls'. Those memories made stitching these even more fun for me but made me miss my sisters at the same time. I hoped to get a few more handmade gifts made this year but...oh well, that holds true every year I'm afraid (doesn't every creative person feel that way?).
This holiday season I have also been thinking so much about all the lovely people that have come into my life via my Etsy shop and my blog and I am so very grateful. You all make the holidays and everyday so happy for me - thank you!
I wish you all a magical holiday!
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
|our "Our First Christmas" ornament given to us on our wedding day|
In years past I have even surprised Vince by just showing up at the end of the workday and announcing that it's "Office Christmas Party" night. I highly recommend that approach and I guarantee you will win some points with it. Other years it has been as simple as having dinner by ourselves in our very own dining room. Either way it has always been special and one of the things I look forward to most during the holiday season. I am so grateful to have had a chance to celebrate O.C.P. 2011 last weekend with my awesome husband who always makes the holidays merry and bright!
Saturday, December 17, 2011
I heard this song playing in Barnes and Noble the other day and it hit me that it is a perfect holiday anthem for Etsy sellers. Here we are in our satellite workshops working frantically making handmade lovelies that will travel all over the world for Christmas. Don't get me wrong, I love it and I think most Etsy sellers would say the same. Like the song says..."we work hard all day, but our work is play..." Yes! That's exactly it! I won't be wearing a pointed hat or pointed shoes any time soon but I am so glad to be a part of the joyful chaos that is Christmas on Etsy.
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Well, the frenzy of the Holiday Season has begun over here and while I am happy to be so busy I am also finding it hard to come up with much to share here besides, "AGH! I'm so busy!!" Oh, I'm sorry, did I let a wee bit of panic creep into that last statement? Forgive me, I meant to hide that a little better. No really, it will all get done, it always does, right?
Anyway, I thought I would at least check in here and share some of the things I have been loving lately that you might love too.
1. The Target Daily Deal. Wow there are some bargains there. Definitely worth checking out. They have great prices and free shipping on the selected items each day. Thanks Target!
Temple Grandin, Tree of Life (I came so close to sending this one back 20 minutes into it but am so glad I didn't!), and then for something a little lighter - Bridesmaids.
Sleeping Queens. I searched for this card game for months after my 6 year old nephew introduced it to me in June. We finally found it at Barnes and Noble about a week ago and have been playing it ever since. It's easy to learn, great for all ages, and the graphics are adorable. You can't go wrong with this one. Plus each round is just 15 - 30 minutes long so you can squeeze in a game or two amid the Holiday madness.