Saturday, December 20, 2014

Keeping It Simple

Another post on keeping  Christmas simple. I got my gift in the mail from Dave...Yep I ordered it for myself but isn't that how we get what we want? LOL. It's a sweet little candle lantern to fit in antique wood bowl . I placed it in middle of the bowl and filled it with all the wonderful fillers which include, dried orange slices, pine cones and spruce berries. It truly looks like an old fashion Christmas. Simple and sweet and I knew I would love it. The table is an antique find I got a few months back when I was out junking and the rug underneath I hooked from a primitive star pattern at The Old Tattered Flag website but you can't see it. Thanks for checking in and I hope you are enjoying the simple  gifts of Christmas too. 
Merry Christmas.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Christmas Simple

Hi blog friends. How are the preparations coming? One of my favorite things to do is to keep a record of my December daily routine and at the end of the holiday make a December daily album. Last year was my first year doing this and when it was finished I had something I would cherish forever. It just made the season more meaningful and the preparations worth the effort. After all, it's really about the birth of our Christ and how the story impacts us in our everyday witness through his love. So with that said.. I have a few pictures of events we have been a part of to share that will go in my book. I will for sure share  the completion when January gets here and when I need a project share. I keep daily, dated envelopes  to record my day and believe me sometimes it's a challenge.
Blessings to you and may I just say.... DO TRY THIS. You will love this project.
Merry Christmas my friends.
                                Some sugared pretzel treats for friends
                                              the mail man and my hairdresser. All that
                                              mean so much through the year.
                             Good friends sent Will this adorable chair.
                                          He is only two months old but looks five.
                                    Annual dinner with my best friends from high school.
                                            Saturday day trip to historical Westin, Mo.
                                             with our friends. Another annual.  
                                          Yep, that's a belly dancer with my Dave.
                                         We went to a Greek restaurant, again with 
                                          friends.It was a great night. He's pretty happy.