I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and New Year!
We certainly did! I wasn't sure how it would be this year since it's been quite a crazy year! But it turned out very well and we had a really good time with family and friends. =]
It still amazes me coming on here after a month of no posting and there are still views. Just.... wow. And thanks. Those of you who still come around... you make me happy! =]
I try to not get carried away with New Year's resolutions... but I can't really help myself. I'm a list person anyway so it just happens whether I plan to or not.
So, to start off this Blogging year.. a few helpful tips (in list form of course..)
8 tips for keeping warm in...
1. Drink Hot Water
..it will change your life!
My fellow tea lovers...
I never can drink enough water, because I'd rather drink tea.
I found out this is mostly because, I don't want to be cold. But who said you have to drink cold water? No one.
2. Go ice skating
...after school has started again.
If you have a weird schedule like me, go when school is in session. That way, you can actually try things other than skating around in circles in defense mode and you can fall flat on your bum without the fear of being trampled... or Dog-piled more likely.
3. Drink a hot cuppa tea (or Eggnog - get it while you can!).
After skating, you'll better appreciate being warm!
I just discovered the Salted Caramel Black Tea from Bigelow
It is SO good.
4. Use that yarn you've been saving
and make something fabulous to wear right now!
5. Wear Slippers.
Our floors get so cold, this is the only way to keep your feet warm!
6. Make Pizza
It is actually quite easy to do and SO good!
One of my favorite combinations is Olive oil, muffaletta, salami and Manchego sheep cheese on top of Trader Joes gluten-free/dairy-free/egg-free flatbread. yum! 7. Fill up a hot water bottle
and place it under the blankets at the foot of your bed.
This is WAY better than sleeping with socks on! I use it every single night during the cold months.
8. Listen to records.
If you have a turntable, it is so much fun to put on a record while you do your everyday stuff.
I've been listening to Bing Crosby's Merry Christmas Album every night while I get ready for bed. No matter what kind of day I've had it always cheers me up and calms me down. :)
I would love to hear your tips for keeping warm in January!
Thanks for reading!
I've realized that Christmas and the decorations and little traditions make me feel so happy! So why not surround myself with all things Christmas?
Here are some pillow cases I made for Christmas time!
I bought the fabric on sale at Joanns during their after Christmas sale in January. Isn't it so vintage? I love it!
The trim is vintage cotton trim and the cases are reversible! They have holly and bows on one side and angels and deer on the other!
The throw pillow I made from an old printed embroidery panel that a very lovely person sent to me on etsy as a gift when I bought my copper kitchen things for my doll house. Wasn't that so sweet? I just LOVE it!
The fabric I used for the rest of it (also Joanns) is a forest scene on cotton that's sparkly!
I hope you will all have a wonderful December and are as excited about Christmas as I am!
Please let us know what you've been crafting or planning to craft this month! We'd love to hear!
I hope you are all having a splendid October thus far!
We've had such a crazy Summer! Our Mom was sick in bed ALL Summer as well as one of our sisters, and her husband had to be away for work, so we've also been taking care of our 4 year old niece.
Needless to say, we haven't got around to much of anything else. Sorry for the LONG absence!
I did manage to take a very few pictures of some things we did this Summer. Such as picking flowers from our much overgrown garden. I hope you enjoy them!
God has been gracious and loving and has provided everything we've needed and taught us much. And of course, what would we have done without our dear friends who have helped and encouraged us so much! If you're reading this, thank you so, so much!
I know this isn't very Autumnal, but... Happy October!
The skirt fabric for this next one I got at The Stitchin' Post in Sisters Oregon, during the annual Sisters Quilt Show. I couldn't resist it! It's too cute! The other fabrics and the HEART BUTTONS I got at Joann Fabrics. ♥
Just thought I'd show you a little sample of the free calenders that Pretty Wit are offering.
At the beginning of every month they post a new calender (or two!) on their blog.
I use them all the time. They're very pretty (and useful) on my desktop and they look fabulous in my room.
In fact I rarely take the old one down when the month is over. ;) And all the extra little tidbits of free printables and diy's are always fun to see and use!