The last of my Christmas decorating projects is finally done! My hands cramped like crazy after hours of trying to grip a 4 inch ball without touching any of the wet paint and I discovered that my perfectly steady hands really aren't so steady anymore. It was all worth it, though. I love these so… Continue reading Oversized Wooden Ornaments
I really though that completing the last 3 holiday projects would give me time to breathe and relax before I started tackling other things. I thought wrong. While I was working on the snowmen stocking holders, I had an idea that splintered off from those designs to something else. I figured that since I already… Continue reading The Ever Growing Project List
And done!! I kind of can't believe I got these done it time, but I did. With a couple of days to spare, which I desperately needed because I have way too many other things to do over the next few days. I only managed that because I've spent the last several days doing nothing… Continue reading Holiday Project #3: Snowman Stocking Holders
I can't decide if I need my brain to shut up for a while or not. On the one side, I've had so many ideas of things to work on it's not even funny. I'm exhausted just looking at the potential project list. On the other, this latest burst of inspiration is pretty exciting. Normally,… Continue reading Newest Project List
Since we decided to no longer do the garage for Halloween and last year was a huge no go because of Covid, all of my decorations sat unused last year. What I had been using in the garage doesn't translate all that well to general decorating and all the other pieces I used to put… Continue reading Reusing A Little Fun
I think I may do some baking today so I don't feel like a complete lazy bump on the couch. Maybe. I've started the next spike in my lovely winter bronchitis, with my coughing kicking back into high gear, so we will have to see how long my energy lasts today. *sigh* I really HATE… Continue reading Glass Dove
My guys are coming up out of storage today along with all of my other outside decorations. It is a little early for me as we usually wait until the weekend after Thanksgiving, but I'm opting to take advantage of the nice weather today to work outside. I'm standing firm that there are no indoor… Continue reading Bring On The Nutcrackers!
I'm feeling a bit run ragged (kinda like this poor, frazzled looking nutcracker) at the moment. Trying to get all my baking done in between a week of appointments, unexpected errands, runs to dance and the normal activity of trying to feed my family has left me almost no time to be calm for more… Continue reading Going Nuts
I'm starting my annual marathon of holiday baking today. I have a massive list this year, though I doubt I'll actually make everything on that list. I have a few items that have been prioritized and will be made first because I plan on including those in a gift. The others will get made if… Continue reading Peace Dove
My guys finally made it out to the porch last night! I'm thrilled to say that they are still in amazing shape and are holding up well. Part of that, I'm sure, is because I don't leave them out if we are getting a lot of wind or it is going to be wet out… Continue reading Nutcrackers On Duty
I feel like I'm falling behind on where I should be as far as the holiday season goes. I think this is probably because it was a late Thanksgiving this year. Whatever the reason, it is starting to stress me out a bit. Normally the kids would have given us their wish lists and we'd… Continue reading Tree Pretties
Is it just me or do other people's view and attitude about the holidays change depending on those they are around? Specifically family. Sorry if the following does not match the cheeriness of the photo. When it is just Hubby, the kids, and me, I'm generally excited about the holidays and the traditions we have… Continue reading Holiday Perspective
I spent the entire day getting all of my indoor decorations up. I love it when it is all done, but my poor body really doesn't. Doing this every year the day after I spent the previous two days on my feet in the kitchen really doesn't help. At least we had all the outdoor… Continue reading Can I Sit Down Now?
I'm breaking a bit with my normal tradition, which is to put up decorations the day after the US Thanksgiving. I decided I didn't want to risk trying to do this in sub-zero temps when I have a nice, mid 50s day to work on them now. Nothing will get turned on until the normal… Continue reading Today’s Project: Outdoor Decorations
Yes. I am STILL procrastinating on my edits. The BS with Amazon did not help with that, though I did get my account back last night (finally). So, instead of working on what I SHOULD be working on, I played. BG did a project in science club where they etched glass ornaments. It was a… Continue reading Today’s Procrastination Project