Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Christmassy Giveaway

I know Buddy tells us, "The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear". And if you know me in real life, you know that I do that... Rather loudly at times. Haha.

I was thinking though...
How about a little giveaway around here to celebrate as well!
If you have visited my etsy shop, then you know I've listed one of my scrappy tree skirts that I made this year. I have one to share with you as well!!!

All you need to do is leave me a comment to enter.
 Of course you can tweet, or pin or Facebook or blog the giveaway to get extra entries! You can also start following this blog, liking our facebook page, any of those will give you an extra entry... Just leave separate comments for each, here on the blog.

As this year comes to a close I want to share with you guys just how much I appreciate you reading and visiting this little space on the big www! Your visits and comments are bright spots in my day.

Thank you and may your Christmas be very Merry and Bright!!!!

Get your entries in!
 I will announce a winner Monday morning!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Ribbon Christmas Tree

On Thanksgiving at my Mom's we have several traditions. A grand meal of course, we play hands and feet (a card game) and we make a craft or two.
This year was exactly the same in all those aspects. The meal was beyond fabulous. We played cards with the family. And then later on we got to crafting.
The ribbon tree is very, very simple... But it does take a little while to accomplish.

First, you need ribbon, straight pins, and a styrofoam tree shape.

Next, cut your ribbons in small sections. You can choose the length here.

Last, take a ribbon piece and loop it. Stick a straight pin through the two raw ends so your loop is, errrr looped, I guess. Haha. Stick the pin in tree. Alternate colors and textures. Whatever your heart desires.

I would like to have a set of three, in differing heights. I think that would be beautiful.

What are your family traditions?

Have fun!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

The gift of organization

Yesterday was my birthday. Yep, I'm the big *37*!! I'm happy with that. I'm not one that moans about getting older. I want to get older! I enjoy my life! My hunka-hunka burnin love husband and the fantastic 4 ~aka, my kids~ . They are so good to me and God has blessed me with them. I enjoy living!

Last week Shannon kept asking what I would like for my birthday. Normally I just use whatever money I am given towards bills or something responsible. This year however, I had my eye on a prize!! I found a store called The Container Store. Don't laugh, the closest is in Atlanta... I didn't know what glory and awe was out there! Anyhow, I was browsing online and found the store. I figured out what I needed to accomplish my goal and then ordered. I can't tell you the last time I was so giddy about a birthday present!
Here's what it looks like!

I probably could have one more basket if I wanted, but I really like the outcome! On the bottom I have a deep basket with a media rack above to hold wrapping paper in place. I also have a deep basket for the gift boxes/gift bags as well as a jar with markers and pens. Above that is a magnetic strip where I can store my scissors or magnetic jars if I were to get some. Then above that I have 3 small baskets to hold ribbons, tape, gift tags, etc. It all fits on backside of bedroom door. Out of the way without getting rumpled and torn.

Organization. Yeah, it's a pretty great way to fill up a gals heart.