Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Catch up!

It has been a busy few weeks! Everyone around blogland picks a word for the year. I have never done that before this year. This year I picked a word and it is "FINISH". And boy oh boy I have been finishing lots of stuff that has been hanging around for a while. First up was this idea that I got from Pinterest for Princess Belle's room. I think it sat unfinished for about 2-3 months!

I received this awesome wreath as a Christmas gift from October Moon but this left a dilemma where do I put it!  I realized that it matched my upstairs bathroom just perfectly but I didn't want it up there where I couldn't see it.  So I {with lots of help from Rhino} broke out the paint and re-painted our den.  It looks so great now. See another project finished!

This is just randomly in here - we all got new tablets for Christmas and we needed a case.  We ordered cases from eBay and it was a bit scary but when they came them made me do the happy dance!  They are so pretty.

This past weekend we went to the World Cup Speed Skating.  It is pretty neat to watch.

And I actually sewed last week.  I made these pillow covers plus some other ones.  I am really happy with how they turned out.  Another project finished!

And here is one more project to get finished!  Maybe this weekend?!

Until next time stay warm and keep busy!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013


Happy New Year!  Wow 2013 that sure seems "weird" to write that one out.  Do you have your resolutions all set for the New Year?! Or have you already broken them?

Did you have a great New Years Eve?  We stayed home and enjoyed a nice dinner and a chocolate fondue.  Today I have a few things I want to do like take down the last of the Christmas decorations and later we will head out to the movies. Enjoy your day!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Christmas Wreath

For as long as I can remember we have always received a beautiful wreath from Nova Scotia.  I've written about the tradition before.  Well I was a bit sad to get this note in the mail but I totally understood it!  She sent us so many wreaths it is unbelievable. I was surprised that she did it for as long as she did.  We wish you the best in your job at the hospital Auntie K!

So this year instead this is what is on my front door. Years ago we received this from a dear neighbour and I do love it!

 Maybe just maybe I will order a wreath next year from Nova Scotia on my own!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Book Page Wreath

I love Pinterest and ALL of my Christmas craft ideas came from there this year!  I made the book wreath and I love the way it turned out.  I wasn't expecting it to take as long as it did to make though!  The prepping of the pages and the rolling took a while but after that it was smooth sailing.  Here is an almost finished one {I still need to find a spot to hang mine}.

In the process of assembling

Waiting for the centre to be finished

The finished product

Now I only have to figure out how to get this one to Red Deer without damaging the pages!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Out takes and more...

Lots of fun trying to get the perfect Christmas picture! And then some shots just because!