Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Jane Austen Season...

Well...Christmas is over....I'm ready to move on to other things....lots of Spring-like things.

I'm in the midst of surrounding myself with flowery pink items that remind me of the warmth that is right around the corner.....HA! So close, yet so far away! Didn't Winter just begin? :)

We can dream, can't we? :)
'Tis the season to bring out the "Sense & Sensibility", "Pride & Prejudice" & what the heck...bring out "Miss Potter". A bunny or two in winter never killed anyone. :)

Make it happen. Spring is in the air...or in your mind if you so choose! :)
Happy Jane Austen Season!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Today's candy-type endeavors....

Well, I'm "wrapping up" with the shopping and all the wrapping....
It's nice to have a bit of time to putz around and finish Christmassy odds & ends that have been swirling around in my head....

although...not sure if it's a good idea to show these nifty, super-long candy cane style ticking stockings....

It's a good way to get hooked into extra presents!

Take time to enjoy the season...have a handy-dandy project close-by and take the time to work on it a bit a time with something warm to drink. :)

Christmassy Mulled Cider
4 cups apple juice
1 large cinnamon stick..or 2 small
4 whole cloves
a scraping of nutmeg
one squeeze of orange juice

Festive Pets....

....I've never seen Neville look so happy.....
He's quite a serious foolin' around here!

Olive looks pretty ecstatic while we're on the subject...
This is exactly why we have pets, isn't it. :)

Friday, December 10, 2010

Christmas Dust

Well, I've been going strong since November 1st, decorating, fussing, mussing and getting all those pretty little knickknacks out! Santa's keeping an eye on US this year...feels similar to an audit, I would imagine.

Holly Hobbie is dressed in her holiday garb, out and about shopping in town....

Angels from the "realms of glory" are singing the praises of the season....

And visions of sugarplums are dancing in my head!

My question to you is, after all the time we spent glitzing, fluffing, shifting, stuffing and shaking....who invited the dust??    ;)

Wishing you a blessed season of fluffing, shifting, stuffing, shaking and reflection!