December 22, 2010

A Last Minute Christmas Gift to Make...

With only a couple more days until Christmas...
 you might find yourself in need of a special "last minute" 
sweet & easy to make gift!

This "Journal Jar" could be your answer!
It costs next to nothing to make...
and everything you need
you probably already have right at home! 

 Here is a link with all the instructions and free printables you will need:
 There are "journal prompts" for both adults and children!
So get started...
You will have your gift completed and ready to wrap up in no time at all!
Have fun!

Merry Christmas


December 16, 2010

Who Stole the Cookies from the Cookie jar?

Don't you just love "Cookie Exchanges"?
I left home with these...

And I came home with all of these!!!

It feels like I "stole the cookies from the cookie jar"!
I baked one dozen cookies for each participant...
and came home clutching a dozen each of their homemade goodies!
My daughter was happy when she got home from school today...

December 11, 2010

Christmas Tablescape...

 A small holiday dinner for six...
Roasted turkey was on the menu...
Festive fun was the main course!

Invite some friends into your home this holiday season!
{Old friends} won't regret it!

December 8, 2010

{Surprises in my mailbox}

Can you imagine my excitement to find this package waiting at my doorstep?

It was huge!

My friend, Marfi at Incepient Wings was having a giveaway to celebrate HER birthday, 
which is this Saturday December 11th....well...
I won the giveaway and it actually became a gift for MY birthday,
which is tomorrow December 9th.
I felt like a kid opening up a fabulous present!
And I was definitely not disappointed.
In fact I was showered with delightful surprises! really outdid yourself!   
Thank you so much!
Look what I received!
Can you believe my good fortune!
Pop Tarts, Toe Socks, Candy and Tea.
Sprinkles, a t-shirt and perfume for me.
A candle, a journal, marshmallows and more.
Ornaments, a towel and earrings I adore!
A garland, a banner some candles to light,
Not to mention sweet "Sugar Lump"
She's such a delight!

She even sent me one of her critter creations, "Sugar Lump"!

Isn't she darling?
Thank you so very much, Marfi!
Your  generosity was certainly not lost here!
What a way to kick off my birthday!

December 7, 2010

{Before & After} Christmas Gift "Love Box"

{just take an empty container} whatever size and shape you want...
{decorate with fun & fancy} I used scrapbook papers...
...and before you know it
you have a "Love Box"
It makes a wonderful Christmas gift...
Visit my post from last year to see how it works and to see more

I found this cool shaped box at the Goodwill for $2.99!

 And here is how it turned out...ready to be filled with "love letters"

I love to make special gifts for Christmas....
Start making one today!

December 6, 2010

{Girls Night In}

~an evening filled with laughter~
~games and gab and girls~
~time to craft together~
~food to warm the body and soul~
~a perfect way to kick off the holidays~
{chicken/potato/cabbage soup}

December 2, 2010

{Showers of Christmas Blessings}

 A year of unexpected changes
it all seemed so unreal
called to look beyond our plans
pain difficult to conceal

Now looking back it all makes sense
although it seemed  a huge expense
the love we share...the time we spare
the sacrifices of those who care
the truth we speak...the joy we seek
the ups & downs we lift in prayer

 the heart is truly our prize possession
for it reveals our deep discretions
the gift of grace from Christ alone
is the most important thing we own

Our Christmas tree is small and bright
adorned with umbrellas that shine in the light
showered with blessings when it was difficult to cope
we never lost our faith and hope

So we celebrate...we jingle bells
we trim our home and wish all well
We bid farewell to what we had...and realize " ain't so bad"!

Merry Christmas

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