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Saturday, November 14, 2009

Some holiday projects

that I will be working on this year.  Hopefully I will get them all accomplished before the holidays. 

ornament wreat

You can get a tutorial to make this wreath by checking out Eddie Ross.  Although I love this one, I will be doing mine in more traditional colors that will compliment my decor.  I just think this is beautiful and very classy.






I will also be trying my hand at this wreath for outside.

christmas wreath

You can get the tutorial on this wreath by visiting Rachel at Made with Love and Glue. 








And I think these are adorable….gonna make these for me



Traci at Beneath My Heart has a wonderful tutorial on making these coasters.  So simple and easy and you could make them very expensively.  How cool is that?


One other little goodie, I think I might make is a decorated  clipboard 2 altered clip board.  This project comes from Jill over at Controlling my Clutter.  You can also find another great tutorial at Candy Shoppe Designs.This is to cute for words.  I plan on making a holiday one to keep my notes attach too during the season.  Take a peek….



trio of trees

Now I think these are adorable too, and really easy to make, you can find a wonderful tutorial at Mama Thompson.  I think this is something you could even do with your children, and how proud they would be with the finished product.




Mandy over at Moody Girl Projects made these great Christmas Chalkboards, and we all know how much we love those.  I think having a bunch of small  chalkboardones throughout the house to write little messages on is a great idea. 


So now I have shown you a few things that I plan to make over the next few weeks. How bout you?

Christmas Blessings,


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Do you have a holiday binder

I do, but unfortunately it is packed away this year due to a  upcoming move.  But never the less, I have a great place for you christmas planner to check out one.  I wish I had mine to show you, but  Jill  over at Controlling my Clutter has a awesome tutorial on making your own. You can also find another one at My Sisters Jar. It’s a great way to keep yourself organized  during this hectic time of year.  Because I am a list maker, this really comes in handy.

Christmas Blessings


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Friday, November 13, 2009

Christmas time is coming…..

To our house this weekend, and I am so excited.

christmas-front-porch-southern living I am really in the mood to get started on decorating for the holidays.  I don’t have as much time this year with all the family and traveling that we are doing, so I am going to break my own tradition of decorating the weekend after Thanksgiving. 

I hope to get lots of pictures to post to share with you, but until then I will share some that I got inspiration from, and I hope they inspire you to.  Courtesy  from Country Living.  (you will note the country flair)  I always do a primitive tree at Christmas.

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This picture (below) is my favorite, something about the glow of the tree and the stocking hung….Love it!!  Just the simplicity of it.


Aren’t these packages fun.  They look to good to open.   Country Living This is something I do every year on my front porch. 


What are some of your decorating styles, tips, etc.  I would love to hear them. 

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Love and hugs,


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Friday, November 6, 2009

It’s coming

whether I am ready or not, right now my head is reeling from all the things that need to get done for this much anticipated
holiday.  We love Christmas at my house.  Everything about it.  The time spent with family, old movies, smells, food, pretty lights, and packages around the tree. So for me, that means breaking out the pencil and paper and organizing my thoughts.  Everything from what we will have for Christmas Dinner, to our Christmas Eve  treats. 
But before we get knee deep in all that, I thought I would share with you a TV listings for your viewing pleasure this holiday season.  Mark you calendar or set you recorder. 

All times are Central.
Saturday, November 28
• The Thin Man (1934). TCM, 11:00 a.m.
Sunday, November 29
• The Dog Who Saved Christmas (2009). ABC Family, 7:00 p.m.
• The Shop Around the Corner (1940). TCM, 8:45 p.m.
Thursday, December 3
• A Christmas Carol (1938). TCM, 7:00 p.m.
• Little Women (1949). TCM, 8:15 p.m.
• Tenth Avenue Angel (1948). TCM, 10:30 p.m.
Friday, December 4
• 3 Godfathers (1948). TCM, 12:00 midnight.
• Hell's Heroes (1930). TCM, 2:00 a.m.
• Bush Christmas (1947). TCM, 3:30 a.m.
Sunday, December 6
• Our Vines Have Tender Grapes (1940). TCM, 5:00 a.m.
• Christmas in Connecticut (1945). TCM, 11:00 a.m.
• Remember the Night (1940). TCM, 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 9
• Dead of Night (1945). TCM, 3:00 a.m.Thursday, December 10
• It Happened on Fifth Avenue (1947). TCM, 5:00 p.m.
• Fitzwilly (1967). TCM, 9:00 p.m.
• Love Finds Andy Hardy (1938). TCM, 11:00 p.m.
Friday, December 11
• Susan Slept Here (1954). TCM, 1:00 a.m.
• Little Women (1933). TCM, 3:00 a.m.Saturday, December 12
• The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm (1962). TCM, 5:00 a.m.
• A Christmas Carol (1938). TCM, 11:00 a.m.
• 3 Godfathers (1948). TCM, 12:15 p.m.
• The Lion in Winter (1968). TCM, 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 13
• Penny Serenade (1941). TCM, 5:00 a.m.
• In the Good Old Summertime (1949). TCM, 11:00 a.m.
• Susan Slept Here (1954). TCM, 1:00 p.m.
• Our Vines Have Tender Grapes (1945). TCM, 7:00 p.m.
• Johnny Got His Gun (1971). TCM, 9:00 p.m.
• Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925). TCM, 11:00 p.m.
Tuesday, December 15
• Swiss Family Robinson. TCM, 10:15 a.m.
• Gone With the Wind. TCM, 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, December 17
• Christmas in Connecticut. TCM, 7:00 p.m.
• Holiday Affair. TCM, 9:00 p.m.
• This Man Is Mine. TCM, 10:30 p.m.
Friday, December 18
• Period of Adjustment (1962). TCM, 12:30 a.m.
• The Shop Around the Corner (1940). TCM, 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 19
• Meet Me in St. Louis (1944). TCM, 11:00 a.m.
• Little Women (1949). TCM, 1:00 p.m.
• The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942). TCM, 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 20
• Ben-Hur (1959). TCM, 3:00 p.m.
• King of Kings (1961). TCM, 8:00 p.m.
• The King of Kings (1927). TCM, 11:00 p.m.
Monday, December 21
• Meet John Doe (1941). TCM, 11:30 p.m.
Thursday, December 24
• Blossoms in the Dust (1941). TCM, 5:30 a.m.
• 3 Godfathers (1948). TCM, 7:15 a.m.
• The Great Rupert (1950). TCM, 9:15 a.m.
• Bundle of Joy (1956). TCM, 10:45 a.m.
• All Mine to Give (1957). TCM, 12:30 p.m.
• Pocketful of Miracles (1961). TCM, 2:30 p.m.
• Period of Adjustment (1962). TCM, 5:00 p.m.
• Remember the Night (1940). TCM, 7:00 p.m.
Friday, December 25
• Meet Me in St. Louis (1944). TCM, 12:00 midnight
• In the Good Old Summertime (1949). TCM, 2:00 a.m.
• The Shop Around the Corner (1940). TCM, 4:00 a.m.
• Little Women (1933). TCM, 6:00 a.m.
• A Christmas Carol (1938). TCM, 8:00 a.m.
• The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942). TCM, 9:15 a.m.
• Christmas in Connecticut (1945). TCM, 11:15 a.m.
• Little Women (1949). TCM, 1:15 p.m.
• Holiday Affair (1950). TCM, 3:30 p.m.
• Susan Slept Here (1954). TCM, 5:00 p.m.
Monday, December 28
• Lady for a Day (1933). TCM, 11:00 p.m.
Tuesday, December 29
• Pocketful of Miracles (1961). TCM, 12:45 a.m.
• Battleground (1949). TCM, 11:00 p.m.
Thursday, December 31
• The Thin Man (1934). TCM, 7:00 p.m.

My favorite Christmas movie of all-time

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Until next time,
Happy Holidays and Christmas hugs,
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