Monday, December 22, 2008

Christmas Cookies

This sweet older couple down the streets brings us baked good frequently..... The husband does all the baking and cookie decorating...... They are always so pretty so I thought I would post a picture....

Friday, December 19, 2008

Cute Wrapping Paper idea!

This idea and the pictures came from my friend Erin:

"........always looking for a way to make our very small budget stretch, and even more, we have such limited space, that I can't store a lot of different things. I have found that if I buy kraft paper at the dollar store I can dress it up for different gifts on different occasions or holidays.
This is how I am wrapping our Christmas gifts this year: squirt acrylic paint on a paper plate, dip a cookie cutter in it and design my own Christmas paper. I decided to go with the more muted look of wraphia to tie them up, and cut out one of the shapes for the tag, and VOILA!"

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Christmas Ornaments

I made these for Christmas gifts for neighboors....I am going to include a nice quote about Christ and Christmas.

These can also be made with pictures of loved ones..... I used vellum paper but transparencies can also be used with some types of printers.... Hobby Lobby and other craft stores sell clear glass ornament balls. If you need instructions, email me!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Deck The Halls

I have started decking the halls of our home....I love Christmas time!!! Here are a few pics for now-- nothing fancy, but it helps it feel like it is actually December!

I also decided to do a little deco in the baby's room-- I found a 6 pack of baby blue ornaments for $3!! Cant beat that!! I also made vintage looking paper Christmas trees from scrapbook paper that matched the baby's room.....(I saw the Christmas tree ideas in Martha Stewart Living)
Although, I must say this years decking had a damper on it as I realized that many artificial lights, garland, deco and trees have lead in un-safe amounts (check your Christmas deco for lead warnings and wash hand after handling those products!!!) with a little curious boy around I have had to place everything so high....needless to say the top half of our tree is all that is decorated until he grasps the concept of "looking with your eyes not your hands!"