Friday, December 20, 2013


The elf was up to his old antics again last night. 

He coaxed the reindeer off the fireplace mantel and hooked them up to the sleigh.

Silly Elfie.

Look at the smile on his face.

He's having way to much fun with this.

Christmas Teacher Gifts

This year the teachers are getting survival kits. 

 Cute chevron embroidered survival kits. 

With tags my nine year old made herself.

Filled with all sorts of things you might need in your classroom or your car like vitamins, gum, band-aids, stylish kleenex, drink powder, lint roller, wisp brushes, and of course, a shammy. Everyone needs a shammy.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Gender Reveal Party

New babies are cause for celebration!

The baby quilts in this antique dresser drawer were special because one was Mom's baby quilt and one was Dad's. How sweet is that?? Perfect for the vintage theme of this gender reveal party.

Every party needs a banner.

Rolled tissue flowers on foam core were used for this question mark on the old reclaimed barn wood wall.

I love this old door with the shelf added to make it functional. One basket held tie pins. One held tutus. These were cut out with the Cricut machine. Each guest guessed (ha!) boy or girl by choosing a pin and wearing it.

I don't know why I don't have a picture, but we revealed the gender with tubes of confetti thrown at the couple. 

Merry Door Decor

Sometimes you just don't want a wreath. 

So you make a door-hanging thingy instead.

Get you some burlap, silky ribbon, and wooden letters from Michael's and make this cute Christmas door decor.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Elf Antics

Elfie is a curious little guy. 

This particular elf wants to know what this Easter thing is all about this Christmas season.

Checking out the panoramic sugar Easter egg is what this Elf on the Shelf is into this morning. I got this egg from World Market. But that was in the Spring.

Maybe it's just me, but I find it pretty funny that he is actually an elf on an actual shelf this morning. 

Thursday, December 5, 2013

TV Cabinet

Need TV storage? If you are like me, you are not OK with the TV above the fireplace. I like to decorate my mantel and the TV is not exactly pretty. This is the perfect solution for where to put the TV. Especially if you don't have a fireplace.

Why not repurpose a big ugly china cabinet into a TV cabinet? 

Remove some doors. Take out some drawers to make shelves for the Blu-ray player and DVR. Or VCR if you swing that way. 

Perfect for your new flat screen. 

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Elfie Selfie

                              Elfie found my Mini Instax camera last night and tried to take a selfie.

He didn't do a very good job.

He didn't even get his face. It's just a blur. 

You may have noticed this is not our usual elf, Sparky. 

I hate to say, I almost forgot that it was time for elves to appear even though Christmas is everywhere. And I thought I knew where our elf was. I know I saw it recently. But now I can't find it. GASP! In my defense, we moved recently. So, Sparky is buried under boxes somewhere and can't get out. Elfie is my mom's elf and I think he is pretty cute.
But he better stay away from my camera.
At least until he learns to take a decent picture. 

What was your elf on the shelf up to last night?