Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Best of 2009

I’m linking up to Blue Cricket Designs’ Best of 2009 Party!

Some of these you have already seen but there are two I didn’t post because I didn’t check my camera before I wrapped them to see if I got a decent picture. The first one was for our daughter, who first wanted to know where I bought it!!!! Talk about a compliment! She immediately began taking pictures of it to send her friends despite the pile of other presents she had sitting at her feet! It was still her favorite even after she unwrapped all of her presents including the Wii she has been wanting!

The others are for my nieces & nephews. They loved theirs too! But the look on our daughters face will stay with me!






Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas

Imagine if you will traveling many miles away with no map, no gps, no radio, no coffee, no heat/air, no comfy seats on the back of a smelly animal with only the clothes on your back & the food and drink you brought along & no where to bathe (for days!). Hoping that the star will lead you to see a baby, who it is said will one day save you.

These days we don’t have to travel afar to see the Savior. Many of us have several Bibles on our shelves that tell us all about him and how we come to know him. Yet they collect dust and we let day to day life stand in the way of seeing him in all things and in all people.

So this year my birthday gift to Jesus is my time & my passion to know him more.

Happy Birthday Jesus!


Merry Christmas to All of You!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Etsy Alphabet~ Z


Z is for Zebra Wood

The Stand ...

from A Mischievous Marriage

Z is for Zebra Stripes

New Nautical Beach Seashell Zebra Bathroom Wall Art

From  Heather Marie’s

Z is for ….well Z

Vintage Typewriter Key Pendant Necklace - Silver Rim Letter Z - Other Letters Available

From Gwen Delicious

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Get all wrapped up with Eddie Ross


If you still have gifts to wrap, head over to  Eddie Ross’ blog! He has a video tutorial there for the above bow that simply falls apart as you pull the end of the ribbon & it’s super easy!!!

Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Etsy Alphabet~Y


Y is for You!


Some of my favorite Bloggers have fabulous Etsy Shops so I couldn’t rap up this alphabet journey without featuring all of you!


Little Things Print SALE

Sara over at Sara’s Art House is one of my favorite artists! I love her color sense, her whimsy & her expressions of faith!  Sara’s Art is an amazing little shop with fabulous art!


Photo stocking holder/apple green with dots

Melanie @ My Sweet Savannah is a sweet little southern belle with impeccable taste. Look around her fabulous home at her blog or check out her shop for a little inspiration!


Dropping Ball New Years Eve Party Invitation (Set of 12)

Jessica @ Living Better Together started her own stationary shop, J&Paper this year! She has a very unique style that I love!


Tabletop Party Pennants Set of 6

Jamie @ Something To Do creates adorable Party Pennants! Check them out at Possibly & Perhaps!

Apothecary Jar

Whitney & Ashley @ Shanty 2 Chic create these fabulous apothecary jars & so much more. Be sure to check out their Shanty Shoppe! 

chcolate and burgundy poppies

Sara @ One Blessed Mama has a shop full of these gorgeous flowers just waiting to adorn your winter scarf!

Decorative Shabby Chic Canvas Christmas Pillow- Joy

Kara @ Creations by Kara has a blog full of ideas & a great shop with these amazing pillows & some really cute hair bows for the babes.

Brave Girl

Becky @ Farmgirl Paints is a lady you must go check out! Not only a fantastic blog & fanciful mixed media art in her shop, and a fabulous photographer but an Extraordinary person too!

PRAY - Paper Mache Letters

Amanda @ Imperfectly Beautiful is one inspiring lady! I love her blog, it’s full of ideas I want in my home one day & her shop is filled with goodies to make it happen!


Chrissie Grace is one amazing Chika! If she can make me love mosaics, this girl can do anything and her artwork @ Mixed Media Mama proves it!


I hope you enjoy these amazing ladies as much as I do!

Etsy Alphabet~X

While I think that we (as a country) have gotten too far away from the real meaning of Christmas, I love to see the magic of Santa in a little Child’s eyes! My mom shared a beautiful prayer from Santa to Jesus the other day. It almost brought tears to my eyes… if I find it, I will share it!

But in the spirit of things…..

X is for Xmas



This beautiful painting is from Stacy @ Prints of Peace! LOVE IT!


 This adorable sign comes from Tracy @ The Homespun Raven! Go check out her fabulous signs!

Etsy Alphabet~W

W is for Winter


This adorable snowflake is from LuLu Bug Jewelry! Cute & understated this piece although stunning pales in comparison to her other work! If you don’t go check out this art you are really missing out!!!


Wow! I am not a huge scarf fan but I want one of these!!! Go check out Ayca! They have a huge assortment of non-traditional cozies!


What a cute way to winterize your home! Shams and Cover-ups makes this cute little pillow in a neutral velvet sure to match any decor!





Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Mary did you know?

Mary has always been a figure that fascinates me and I wish there was more written about her. I can not even begin to fathom what a blessing and what turmoil it must have been to have Christ as a child. We are told so little about her but she must have been one amazing woman to have been chosen out of all to be the vessel that brought our Savior into the world. What a blessed woman!

Mary did you know? is one of my favorite Christmas hymns, so I thought I would share this with you.

Merry Christmas!

Mary, did you know
That your baby boy

will one day walk on water?

Did you know
That your baby boy

will save our sons and daughters?

Did you know
That your baby boy


has come to make you new?

This child that you've delivered

Will soon deliver you

Mary, did you know
That your baby boy

will give sight to a blind man?

Did you know
That your baby boy

will calm a storm with His hand?

Did you know
That your baby boy

has walked where angels trod?

And when you kiss your little baby

You've kissed the face of God

Mary, did you know?
The blind will see

The deaf will hear

And the dead will live again

The lame will leap

The dumb will speak
The praises of the Lamb

Mary, did you know
That your baby boy

is Lord of all creation?

Did you know
That your baby boy

will one day rules the nations?

Did you know
That your baby boy

is heaven's perfect Lamb?
This sleeping child you're holding
Is the Great I Am

Merry Christmas!

** Most of these images are found on multiple websites, so I am not sure who to give credit to. If you happen to know please drop me a line. I would love to give these talented artists credit!**