Monday, December 31, 2007
I have been making ornaments this month. I had to make 20 for an ornament exchange in the month at my friend Sherry Salvato's house. It was lots of fun...and I left her house that evening with 20 adorable ornaments! This was my first year attending, but the 7th year she has held the event. So, you can imagine how many ornaments Sherry has!
I then made some variations for my girlfriend Chrys who came to visit from Alaska. She loved them. We had a great visit. Target and 0ld Navy were on the list of "musts", since she can't visit such wonderful places in Juneau, Alaska.
Sunday, December 16, 2007
I recently had a luncheon for the ladies I have been having a bible study with on Friday mornings this year.(I am in the red sweater all the way to the right) I wanted to thank them for their hospitality, as 3 of them had been trading off having it at their homes. It makes for such a cozy time to have the study in homes... I just loved it. I served my famous turkey salad with cranberries on croissants, broccoli salad, and a lime ambrosia salad. The ladies brought the desserts. For me, the best part was that we ate on the little rectangular, glass luncheon plates with beaded edges that I have diligently been collecting from thrift stores for some time now. My husband actually started it when he brought some home for me once. They come with their own little cup that fits on the plate, on which I could not resist the urge to attach a red and white polka-dotted bow to. The broccoli salad was served in the cup, and it was the cutest! I am so easily entertained, do you realize that? We had a wonderful time and I think it may be a new Christmas tradition!
Saturday, December 8, 2007
The boxes have all been taken out...and the race has begun. Get everything in place and looking beautiful before I lose my mind from everything being a mess! Maybe I should label each item on the bottom with where I put it this time.....so I don't have to make so many decisions! But when it is all over and every last bottle brush tree and trinket has been placed, it is all worth it! The house is a wonderful red and white world of Christmas! The celebration of the birth of Jesus! The kids are excited, our extremely tall, beautifully flocked Christmas tree is in place and adorned with ornaments, and we look forward to celebrating all of our traditions throughout the month.