Sunday, December 13, 2009

Oh Christmas Tree!

If that doesn't make you sigh you are a GRINCH!
The Kiddos were totally an accident in this picture and I wouldn't of had it any other way :)

So just some background of my Christmas tree.  EVERY ornament was purchased AFTER Christmas for the last 3 years which means if you do the math I was tree-less our first married year :(
But even if I had one I wouldn't of had a place to put it since our apartment flooded over thanksgiving (grumble, grumble) but it gave me a great opportunity to stock up on ornaments!
So our "first tree" was a borrowed tree on our second married Christmas, but with OUR ornaments!
Got it? Great!
And then we graduated to our very own pre-lit 9½ foot tree
(I love the smell and look of a real tree but not so much the trail of needles, constant watering and not being able to turn the lights on once it is dried up on Christmas Day *blech* - so it's artificial for me!)

It also happened to be the first year in our new house
(same ornaments + some)

This year I had a tree full of ornaments plus some unopened boxes of last years after Christmas finds so I got to make a wreath *squeal!*
My ornaments are very cheap plastic (shhh don't tell!) so in the unfortunate event that a toddler or baby gets a hold of any and dareIsay break them *gasp*, I don't cry. (too much)
And in past years the crookedness and not dangling freely would drive me crazy but I'm kinda chill this year!

Don't tell SARAH!
But do check out her party!

And we might as well really party it up!...

Christmas Tour of Homes with The Nester

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Everybody's doin' it!

I saw it and I knew it must be mine.
One small problemo... I am soooo broke :(
I was putting up my Christmas tree this weekend and I found FOUR boxes of after Christmas clearance ornaments that I had stashed away last year.
So I got all the sparkly gratifying gorgeousness for FREEEEEEE!

and even better my mom was visiting and she helped me make it so it's now got a part of both of us ♥

Check out the inspiration:



And some more pictures of mine XOXO

Monday, November 23, 2009

What the what?!?

I won again!!!

Leelou Swag Giveaway

Paul Cardall music
which rocks because I have been having a bummer of a week and could really use a pick me up :)

I hope to get back into my crafty/sewing/cleaning/blogging groove again...

Monday, November 9, 2009

Must HAVE's!

You know how I LOVE a good giveaway!
and this one is AMAZING - Holy COW!

So here are some of my favorite things (in no particular order)

Berry garlands and wreaths {random?}                   
               Magnet Boards
Vinyl Lettering               
          Glidden (well, any free) PAINT!!!
Stylish Storage compartments                                                          
Cutesy Hair accessories                          
                                                                           Fabric scraps
BLOGS that ROCK              

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


OK, so I am such a nerd {and a clutz*}

I won TDC's giveaway and I am freaking out so much that I have to post about it and put a link on facebook, and I am tempted to e-mail everyone I know...  Not just because I WON the giveaway, not just because I never win anything, not just that ABCD images are totally amazing, but because this is the THRIFTY DECOR CHIC we are talking about here... I LURVE her people :)

Now the HARD part...


any inputs?

*I fell down the stairs and I need to whine about how much my foot hurts - waaaaa!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Meeska, Mouska, Mickey Mouse!

Obviously all things Mickey Mouse are a big hit around here.  
Hubby and I bought a cute little Mickey Mouse over the summer for a buck, because it was a 2000 anniversary Mickey and its ummmm 2009! 

And months later I finally remove the tag and find a TREASURE inside!

Perfect Magnet sized circles of the one and only Mickey the Mouse!!!


I love them!

Hubby even loves them!

And, well, someone else loves them too, betcha can't guess who.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Halloween Hair clips

I haven't sold a single Halloween bow and yet I can't. stop. making. them. ahhhhhh!
And it's ok because I love Halloween and hubby hasn't told me I have to stop yet :)
Check out my newest ones:
And my other  Spooooktacular Hair-boos!

Of course listing prices, and any effort towards marketing them might help me sell them - but I am more of a crafty type person than a business person, so if you see something you like make me an offer!!!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


I am slow!!  

It takes me a long time to warm up to trends.  

Take damask...
This wasn't an "I hate it type item" but I was just behind.

Now I am a freak for damask.  


I LOVE it. 
I want to wallpaper my whole house in it.

Wasn't that way for me with animal prints.
I HATED animal prints


Now I am warming up to it and even beginning to adore zebra prints.

speaking of warming up...
I am still warming up to leg warmers,
I adore leggings (wasn't always the case)

But this little item I had never even seen or heard of...

Marabou Puffs!

But once I was made aware of them I figured I would try making them!

I just bought a Marabou Boa and cut off a 2 inch{ish} piece, rolled it into a circle and hot glued the ends to a partially lined clip.

Now the true test is if they will hold up to my toddler tornado!
I'll get back to you on that!

They would be so sweet in pigtails!

They remind me of Harry Potter

You know, what Ginny's Pygmy Puff would look like.

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