Monday, December 06, 2010

Decorating for the holidays

Steve is outside, making noise and hanging up Christmas lights.  There was a mad dash last night to the store for LED lights for the tree inside when we went to dress it and found several non-working strands.  boo.  But hopefully LED will last a long time.

We've got Christmas shopping almost done.  I've used amazon.com more than I thought I would this year.  We  Santa is picking up Leapster Explorers for the girls, but after some suggestions, I picked up Olive, the Other Reindeer (how did I miss this book?  There are movies starring Drew Barrymore and advent calendars and plush toys?!!) and Cakepops by Bakerella.  I'm slipping Olive into the book basket and after seeing the snowmen on the cover, think making Cakepops with my girls might be a fun festive holiday idea. 

We've had snow the past few days and the kids have LOVED it.  Steve has dragged them around on their sleds with the 4wheeler a few times.  As much as renovating my homestead irritates me, I wouldn't trade what our neighborhood gives to my girls for anything.  I need to keep that in mind.

He's doing lights, I'm working on the inside.  Organizing the mantle on the landing between up and downstairs with preschool projects, my reindeer print, and my canvas.



Have you seen the winter issue of Scrapbook and Cards Today?  I was asked to do the holiday project article and had a lot of fun.  By far my favorite piece was this canvas.  I'm so glad I'll be able to moon over those photos of my babies year after year.  Check out page 39+

Interested in learning how to recreate it?  I shared how to do the cathedral window quilt pattern on the blog. 

While you are at the site, check out the spring 2011 issue call.  You can check that out here.

When the winter issue came out I posted a giveaway for the new 2011 calendar I was honored to be part of.  The winner of that calendar from my blog is michelestamps2.  Email me or SCT at ideas@scrapbookandcards.com and they'll get you the calendar.  I just got mine over the weekend and it is soooo cool.  Those ladies who won a calendar earlier in the week, you should receive your calendar this week. 

See you soon!  Davinie

12 comments:

  1. So glad you got Olive the Other Reindeer!!!!!!!

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  2. Love the canvas! Gorgeous.

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  3. I want to make that canvas, love it.

    making the cake balls is messy! But, my girls love helping decorate them with sprinkles and icing after I dip them in the chocolate. I highly recommend chocolate cake with chocolate frosting, dipped in chocolate candy melts, of course. LOL!

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  4. Love your canvas! Simply gorgeous!

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  5. I so need to jump in my Jeep and come sledding at your house. Getting dragged around the yard is just my speed. I need a 4 wheeler, because when I went sledding this weekend the walk up the hill almost did me it - not to mention the tree I had a near miss with.

    Congrats on having your shopping almost complete. I am pretty sure I will not finish this year. LOL

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  6. I'm about to get that Bakerella book, too!

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  7. Sounds like you're off to a great Christmas start!

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  8. your canvas turned out so gorgeous!

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  9. Love the piece of canvas!! Beautiful!

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  10. That canvas is gorgeous!

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  11. oh isn't Olive delightful? and i love your decorations...that reindeer print is just precious!

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