Happy New Year to all! Christmas here was good but I'm definitely ready to move on and get all the decorations packed back up. I have the rest of the week off from work and will be taking a little blogging break. See you next week!
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
My sister and I had a Christmas Craft Day and had a chance to put together some fun last holiday decor. We did these gumdrop trees - this is a super easy and fast project and perfect for kids as well as adults. Just get a Styrofoam cone, several bags of gumdrops (we went through 3.5 for 2 trees), toothpicks, and ribbon. Break the toothpicks in half, stick the broken half into the gumdrop and then place into the cone, working from the bottom up. Attach a bow with a toothpick and you have an easy addition to the holiday decorations.
We also made little Christmas houses atop glittered pedestals.
Lastly we made winter bird ornaments.
Posted by Sugar Bear at 12:57 PM
Monday, December 15, 2008
Next up on the holiday party circuit is Heather and her Pretty Little Christmas soiree. Love this theme!
I found some great vintage ornaments at the local antique mall. I especially love the bell ornaments.
I really have a love/hate relationship with the color of our living room. I would like to paint it again (this would be for the third time - Jeff is not too thrilled by this prospect) but I'm waiting until we buy new living room furniture. That may be a while with a new baby on the way!
Well look at that! They must have known we were coming - free samples!
From our home to yours...
Posted by Sugar Bear at 7:13 AM
Friday, December 12, 2008
What do we have here? It appears Mrs. Santa may have stopped by to hang her apron. I wonder if she left me any cookies?
Hey! It appears that Santa has made it to the cookies first. Save some for me big guy!
The big tree may not be trimmed but our little cardinal tree is ready for her close-up.
So as I was saying, grainy photos. This is with all the living room lamps on too!
What would Christmas be without Charlie Brown and the gang?
Here Santa hangs out in the mudroom keeping an eye on all the comings and goings and making sure we are being very nice.
Brr! It sure is!
Posted by Sugar Bear at 6:41 AM
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
My mom, sister, mother-in-law, sister-in-law, and myself usually attend a cute little wreath workshop at one of our local farms. The atmosphere is warm and cozy. This year, however, I just couldn't justify the expense when I knew it would be cheaper to get the wreath and supplies myself. So I tried my best to recreate a cozy warm holiday vibe in my little craft area and my mom and sister came over to create wreathes. After getting the wreath itself at the local farm, a quick trip to Michaels for the embellishments and ribbon was all that was needed. I decided to go for a blue and silver theme this year as the wreath stays on the front door until I take out the Valentine's Day decor. All in all I'm pleased with the way it came out.
Posted by Sugar Bear at 7:21 AM
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Growing up, I used to always have flannel sheets on my bed. They were one of the treats of winter. So warm and cozy - no icy cold sheets when you first climb into bed. When Jeff and I moved in together, we never needed flannel sheets. We had a down comforter and it made the bed so cozy and sometimes hot! I switched out the down comforter over the summer and I'm still liking the same quilt for the winter so I decided to go ahead and get some new flannels. Last night was our first opportunity to try them out and I was in heaven! I didn't want to get up this morning and slept in a bit later than usual. Can't wait to go to bed tonight!
With warmest winter wishes,
Posted by Sugar Bear at 3:14 PM
Sunday, November 30, 2008
I did find some crafting time this morning. I feel like it has been a very long time since I've truly sat down to work on anything. I have several holiday ideas floating around in my head. Who knows if I'll get them all out! My sister requested I hold a Christmas Craft Day with her. That will be coming up in a few weeks and I think we will do a few of these projects so, Shelley - if you want to be surprised - no peeking!
While I had the glitter out I glittered up an antique skeleton key and added some foof. I love the way the glitter gets a natural tarnish as time passes. The Happy Holidays postcard is by Vanessa Valencia.
Posted by Sugar Bear at 1:39 PM
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Hubby and I have been on the search for bedding for our baby girl's nursery. I have a definite look and feel in mind and am not inclined to go for Disney Princesses or Winnie the Pooh (not that I don't love both - I just don't want it to be our nursery theme). We cannot find anything that even remotely matches our vision for under $400.00! This seems high to me for a simple four piece bedding set. Am I wrong? Since this is our first baby, we have no clue what reasonable pricing is or what we should expect to pay for nice bedding.
We've gone to numerous stores and I've spent considerable time looking for a deal online to really no avail.
I found a few sellers on ebay that were asking more than the retail stores!
Posted by Sugar Bear at 9:16 AM
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
My friend Judy sent me this adorable bag. I've been trying to be very good and use less plastic bags. Sometimes I forget but all in all I've drastically reduced the amount of disposable bags I use. Having cute canvas bags like this will make it easier!
Posted by Sugar Bear at 6:02 PM
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
I came home from work the other day to a lovely surprise gift from Natalea! She sent this adorable Moonlight and Roses baby girl wall hanging. Natalea is such a sweetie. This will be perfect in the baby's nursery. Thanks Natalea!
Posted by Sugar Bear at 7:07 AM