Pink & Green Say Merry Christmas!

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I thought I’d try to build an outfit around this scarf I thrifted this summer. Hopefully I didn’t do too badly.

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Are you ready for Christmas? I’ve been crafting my heart out over here. Back again soon with more crafting, sewing & a lens review.

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Sparkles: EBEW

I’ve been following the happenings over at EveryBody, EveryWear for a while now, but today I’m actually linking up!

Sparkles

Earrings - rhinestone snowflakes; Cardigan - Sears; Tank top - Kohl's

This tank top is sadly is the only sparkly thing in my closet! I bought it for a holiday party 10 years ago and wore it exactly one time.  Every time I wear it glitter gets everywhere, and it itches. Oh and it’s too big. So naturally I thought it would be perfect for today’s challenge. I am loving the sequin tops, skirts, accents and accessories this season I just haven’t jumped on the bandwagon yet.

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Again forgive the terrible office photos. I’m positive everyone here thinks I’m crazy! AND I tried on 3 pairs of pants including jeans before I settled on these. Still not completely sold, but they work for the office!

More Christmas craftyness

In addition to the pillows that I intend to use through the winter, I have a small vine wreath that, up until this month, has had fake $1 fall sprigs of flowers, pine cones, fake pumpkins and such stuck on it. Last month while shopping with my Mom, I found a couple spools of Christmas ribbon at Target for again, a buck each! I thought it would be cut to wrap the wreath with the ribbon and then create some fabric flowers to attach to it. To my surprise when I unwrapped the ribbon from the spool there was just enough glue on each end to keep it tacked to the spool and that meant there was just enough to attach it to the vine wreath too – bonus!

This sad little wreath has sat for over a week with only the ribbons while I made the fabric flowers.

Here are the flowers before going on the wreath…I used an assortment of fabrics, from red slinky knit scraps to different colored polar fleece scraps. I’ve found that the best way to use up long fabric scraps is to make fabric flowers. I didn’t really want to hot glue the flowers to the wreath so instead I used 3 large safety pins to attach the flowers and you’d never know unless you took it down and looked at it. Now I can remove all the ribbons and flower to store away for next year and start over fresh in the spring!

I really like it! It brightens up our drab front door/foyer area with the right amount of Christmas-eness.

On a side note, I just wanted to share I received my Christmas present on Saturday. It wasn’t scheduled to arrive until this Tuesday at the earliest. Adorama not only has Free Shipping this holiday season but fast shipping too! I just wanted to pass along a good deal I found this holiday season from Adorama Camera!

Christmas at our house, er cave…

Speaking of looking like Christmas yesterday, we decorated this past weekend. Now Caveman is kinda the Grinch when it comes to Christmas trees. He hates the commercialism surrounding them and thinks that it can take away the true meaning of Christmas – Jesus! This is the first year Caveboy has been interested in Christmas trees though, like “so excited – can’t stand it” interested. Every time he see’s a Christmas tree no matter where it is magazine, shop-window, our neighbor’s yard (that’s been up and lit since Halloween – I kid-u-not), he exclaims “Christmas Tree”!!!!!

When Caveboy was a baby my in-laws declared he needed a Christmas tree and bought him a 3-footer. This has been the perfect tree for us. He loved looking at the lights on the tree his  first Christmas when he was 3 months old and especially this year at 2 & a quarter! Last year when he was 15 months old we didn’t put up the little tree but he enjoyed Christmas lights on our fireplace just the same. I’ve never gone all out decorating this little guy, even though I have 2 plastic totes in the attic of pre-Caveman Christmas ornaments and decorations. Most of the ornaments that I use can be stored in the skinny box the tree comes in, so without further delay I give you our Christmas tree this year.

I made Caveboy’s hand-print Christmas ornament when he was 3 months old. I made a bunch of them and gave them out as Christmas gifts that year. I searched everywhere for finger paint, but couldn’t seem to find anything that year except “gel” finger paint. It worked, just not really well. 😦

All we did last year, as mentioned before, was hang lights like this on the fireplace. We all liked it so well we did it again this year. It’s the perfect place to hang Christmas cards and to keep little hands from touching the lights or cards. We are always sad to take them down because it gives off such a warm glow at night. It gets even better with a roaring fire in there too! I’ll post some photos when we have a fire soon. It’s getting cold here this week with possible snow!

See these pillows? I’m so proud of these, I made them last weekend. OK, so I actually made the green knit panel a few years ago when I when through a cable-knit purses phase, but I never got around to turning this one into a purse, so now its a new pillow. I took some cheap plain white material and made “slip-covers” for my existing pillows then got busy and created the nicer covers using the cable-knit panel and some remnant fabric I found recently (I always check the remnant bins at Joann’s & Hobby Lobby). Both covers are removable so I can change things up for the spring and summer.

This was how Caveboy & I started out the evening last night; however this didn’t last long because Caveboy need a bath after 20 or so minutes with the play-dough and then Mommy had to clean up said play-dough, but there was lots of snuggles before bed-time!

PS: Do you like the new blog header and background? I thought I’d really get into the Christmas spirit this year, LOL!

It’s beginning to look a lot like…

Christmas!!! Caveman & I both hate surprises, just another reason we’re made for each other! We’ve always just picked out our own Christmas presents, except when we were dating. That Christmas I put a lot of thought into what I should get him, what he might need and what he might like. He had over three remotes to various electronics, each of which moved around the room depending on where he was, so he was constantly loosing them. I thought it would be great to create a place for them and got him a remote caddy. He liked the idea but not the practice. It was finally sold in a yard-sale a couple of years ago, LOL! So we stick with the “picking out your own Christmas gifts” in this house. At this point Caveman would be asking me if I had a point to this story, as I’m sure all of you are too. Of course I have a point, I always do it just sometimes gets lost!!

My Christmas gift this year! I’ve been wanting this baby for a while now, it was on sale through Amazon Adorama Camera and so Caveman said “Merry Christmas, honey!”!! I’ve read the reviews between this one and the f/1.4 and while I’d love to have the f/1.4 (read too pricey for this cheapo), for now I’ll just use this one. Someday I can always sell (or keep) the f/1.8 and upgrade to the f/1.4 lens, you know when I win the Lottery!!

Now I gotta figure out what Caveman would like for Christmas!!I know what Caveboy wants, anything to do with trains, construction equipment or Thomas the Train. I’ll be back tomorrow with photos of our house decorated for Christmas.

ETA: I was in no way compensated from Amazon or Adorama Camera for this post (I wish!), I just love sharing a good deal. Your welcome ;P