Monday, December 24, 2007

Christmas Eve..

We are here and having dinner here tomorrow. All snuggled in and snow is falling... better than the RAIN we had yesterday. YAh Rain in Dec in Canada? Right.

Last minute baking and preparing and now to sit and watch some movies and maybe some games?

Have a good holiday!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Friday, December 14, 2007

The tree is up!

Last night with the lights on... Cozy and small and simple - just right for our house.

Have a good weekend everyone.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

What I love about my holiday home

Karla is having another party! It's only 930 am here in North Canada and theres tons of people already there!

What I love about my holiday home is that it is cozy...

Ha! Not this cozy.... don't you love that cozy is a nice word for small? Being cozy, I don't have a lot of decorations, I have no place to store them! So there are some little things...

Like door hangers,

A neat mirrored star I just got,

And 3 angels I got at the thrift store for 2 bucks!

I don't have my tree up yet, we usually use a fake tree that I store at my moms, but this year I had an urge to use real again. I was at my friends house yesterday and she said we have tons! Lets go cut some down. So we did - we cut 4 small balsams to make one puffy one, cause one would be too straggly. Once they are together, you cant even tell! Now, I have a convertible so I was wondering how I was gonna get these home?! We got them in the trunk and put the seat down and voila! Trees. I had to take a pic.

Isn't that crazy? I have put some large stuff in that car. I've had to put the roof down and then put it in that way, but I've had it packed at auctions right to the roof. I hope to put the tree up today. This is a good time since I dont want it to dry out too much before Christmas.

Did I mention I am having Christmas in my cozy (read SMALL) house? Yeah! And it is good there will only be 6 of us and good that we now have a table. A table would be good....Here is a pic of said table, with the poinsetta Sean got me and a tablecloth I got for my birthday. It fits perfect and it has pine cones and chipmunks on it. Perfect for here. I also have 2 more chairs and a leaf for the table.

It makes it more special that the table was Seans grandmothers and his Mom is here for Christmas and loves that we have the table she grew up with.

I guess the best thing about here has got to be outside though. Even though I complain about it - I do love the look of the snow. Especially today when it is not too cold and it is sunny with nice blue skies.

Have a good day everyone!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

More on Etsy...

I put a couple more things on Etsy yesterday. This a section of some great vintage wallpaper. Gilding is great!

Also, some more vintage photographs.

And I don't think we have enough snow yet - do you? OMG! We had to shovel the ROOF because of the weight. Crazy.


More snow coming today.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Typewriter Keys

I put some great keys up on ebay on Tuesday. These are off an old Underwood and it is a complete set of 48 with some nice big shift keys.

The auction is here

I also got my fairy name and thought I would share....

Thorn Hailglitter

She is a protector of the lonely.

She lives in brambles and blackberry bushes.

She is only seen in the light of the shooting star.

She wears purple and green like berries and leaves.

She has cheery turquoise wings like a butterfly.

I would like to meet this fairy.

I am getting some great circles in! I will show you when I get most of them.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Cookie Day!

I might not have said anything about my obsession on here -yes you know about my books but I'm talkin about cookies!

I love all kinds and I just have to keep them out of my house sometimes because I'll eat them all! I'm sure some of you know what I mean.

So when I saw that Scrappy Jessi was having a Blog cookie exchange I had to join.

This recipe is one I just found and I am planning on making it this year for the holidays. It looks delicious. AND it has chocolate- another love.

Chocolate Fruit Balls


1 cup red or green marashino cherries( drained well)
1 egg
1 cup icing sugar
3/4 cup peanut butter
1 cup pecan pieces
1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
16 oz. semi sweet chocolate
1/4 cup butter

1. Finely chop cherries and pat dry. In a bowl, whisk egg. Gradually add sugar till mixed. Stir in peanut butter, then pecans, coconut and cherries. Line a baking sheet with waxed paper. Pinch off 1 tsp and roll into a ball and place on sheet. Continue with remaining mixture. Refrigerate or freeze till firm, about 1 hour.

2.Coarsely chop chocolate and place in a small bowl with butter. Microwave, stirring halfway until chocolate is almost melted - 2-3 min. Stir till smooth. Dip balls in chocolate to coat and place on parchment.

3.Repeat with remaining balls. Refrigerate till chocolate sets, at least 1 hour before serving.

Can be in the fridge for up to one week in a sealed container or freeze up to 2 months.

Makes 100 balls.

100 balls?! That's a lot for me since there is only 6 of us but I think I can cut this in half fine. Or just make them BIGGER! lol.

I now get to go look at some other recipes. YAY!

Monday, December 3, 2007

Fall Mail Art

I finally sent in my Fall mail art...

Even though we have another snow day and we are like snowed in with over 2 feet of snow! Winter doesn't start till Dec 21st right?

Friday, November 30, 2007

Happy Birthday to me...

Yesterday was my birthday-(40)!!! and this is a card my daughter made.

Some presents...

This is a handmade wreath my good friend made - neat huh? And matches my front door!

She also gave me some book darts that she'd seen me drooling over 8 months ago!

And this is an awesome necklace from the "in-laws" Kay and Bud.

I got some money from my Mom and I still have to get something - don't know what??

We are going out tomorrow afternoon for shopping and dinner and maybe a movie!

Then I will forget that this ever happened....

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Christmas Postcards

Some altered postcards for Christmas...

I've also got some vintage ornaments on my ebay site and blogger wont let me load the picture ..UGH!

Monday, November 26, 2007

Christmas Circles

Another swap! This is for 9 christmas circles the same size as a CD. I looked up everyone and tried to personalize it instead of just making all 9 the same.

This the cutting out part..

Then paper on the backs,

the fronts,

After embellishing them...

And the backs - you can leave the back blank, but I have to put my name on there and I like the one object on each back.

The pink and blue one is for a woman that likes those colors and shabby so a "shabby chic" kind of circle. Also one that's green and blue for a woman that likes those colors.

This was fun and I can't wait to get my 9 different circles back! I want to get a CD case and put all my circles in there - I have 6 bird ones already.

Have a good day!

Friday, November 23, 2007

The snow keeps falling.....

And I think it's here to stay now.

At least its pretty...

Pics from my backyard.

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone celebrating and have a good weekend!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

More books!!

Today is Tuesday - so library day again!

Tons of books this time... I ordered them and a lot came at once.

As I saw the piles, I thought I would show you what I got today. I put them in groups

This is a biography

These are 2 of the 500 series from Lark books - so neat!

Home books...



Business, organizing and tips....


Of course some magazines...

Some(!!) jewelry making books - I have to make 52 valentine charms so I am on the hunt for some ideas and techniques.

And YAY!! these 2 brand new books that I put requests in for and I am first on the list!

"Mom, what do you do all day?"

HA! The funny thing is , I don't read much during the day. I read at night watching TV and waiting for the computer if it is extra slow.

This is getting a little much though, even for me! I can be happy they are all free- thank goodness.

You can see too, that there are no novels. I have one on the go that I read in bed. Those you can't skim or look at pictures!

I will share any thing interesting I find.