November 29, 2011

My Treehouse Treasures {holiday gift guide #6}

primitive looking (Family Rules Subway Art w/ custom family name)
teal with cream vinyl lettering pine wood sign
from My Treehouse Treasures
This sign measures approximately 9.5" wide x 24" tall x 3/4" thick. It is made from hand selected pine wood which has been painted TEAL and has CREAM vinyl lettering.

-It has been distressed and stained to make it appear like a primitive sign. It is not uncommon (and is to be expected) for there to be cracks, knots, slight warping and imperfections in the finished sign

Comes ready to display with a sawtooth hanger on the back


November 25, 2011

North Pole Breakfast

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving.  We had a lovely time at my in laws.  The hubs is off hunting so I had him bring in all the Christmas decorations from the garage yesterday.  Well they were just sitting there staring at me...what else was I supposed to do?!?  Decorate of course!  Yes I decorated for Christmas on Thanksgiving, don't hold it against me.  I LOVE Christmas!

This morning my son woke up to a special North Pole Breakfast and his special guest of honor, Elfie.  They feasted on donuts, chocolate and three candy canes.  Yes three!  We even decorated a gingerbread house- it's no Williams-Sonoma house but hey it's made with love and a 5 year old!

hmmm...something is off in this picture...

November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

May your day be filled with family, friends and love!

November 22, 2011

free christmas printables

back and busy!

I had a blast in Arizona!  The sun was out and it was in the upper 70's, I all ready miss it.  Nothing but cold and rain here in the Seattle area.  Joy joy!  We saw Breaking Dawn, well we actually saw all of them in a row thursday night.  It's definitely better to see it with true Twilight fans.  We went again on Sunday and there was no woot wooting, clapping or anything...they hardly laughed at the funny parts.  When we saw it the first time there was clapping- cheering and lots of awwwws.  Much better!

Breaking Dawn was good- probably the best yet.  What totally baffles me is moms who bring their little kids...what's the deal with that?  The movie is PG-13 for a reason- I don't want to watch it with a noisy 2 year old behind me...or a 8 year old sitting next to me.  And yes that happened the second time we saw it.  Talk about awkward and inappropriate.  Come on moms!

Speaking of movies...Snow White looks likes it's going to be awesome!  A new Underworld movie is coming out too!  Oh...The Hunger Games- read it or don't read it??  Give me your thoughts.

Anyways...moving right along.  I just can't believe Thanksgiving is in two days, it snuck up on me!  We'll be spending it with my hubby's parents.  I'm in charge of dessert and everyone is requesting cake balls so I guess I'll be making those along with pies.  Today I volunteered at my son's school during their Thanksgiving Feast.  I used to be a preschool teacher so I had to reign myself in a bit.  I don't remember the kids being quite so squirrely or maybe I just don't have as much tolerance or energy?  It was fun and I enjoyed seeing my son interact with his classmates.

I have a lot to do so signing off for the week!  Happy Thanksgiving!!

November 15, 2011

over the top but so cute...

your own personalized gingerbread house from Williams-Sonoma...

chloe in style {holiday gift guide #5}

Scarf on a Spool from Chloe In Style

Made from 100% cotton, these lovely scarves are extremely soft and will keep you warm. Wrapped neatly around spools perfect for gifts!
Dimensions: 227 x 11cm

November 14, 2011

bubbipop {holiday gift guide #4}

Gingerbread Girl Christmas Clippie from Bubbipop

No Slip Felt Hair Clip Boutique Gingerbread Girl Christmas Clippie (light brown)

Visit Bubbipop

busy busy

This past weekend the hubs and I were able to get away for a date afternoon.  We went to see Tower Heist which was pretty funny.  Did a little shopping at Bath and Body Works and Claire's.  I even picked up some of that Girl Scout lip balm I blogged about a few days ago.  It's always nice to have some alone time with your significant other--adult conversation and a meal where you're not having to watch your little ones like a hawk so nothing gets spilled.

In a couple of days I'll be headed to sunny Arizona to spend a girls weekend with my best friend.  We're going to see ...wait for it... wait for it...

Oh snap...Breaking Dawn part 1...well we're going to see all of them.  That should be fun...a lot of sitting but lots of laughing at the cheesy acting too.

What else is new??  Working on things for my first cookie party in December.  Seeing lots of cool ideas online and in the stores- especially Target!  I can never get out of that store with just my list items.  I always find something I just have to have.  Oh -- I found this neat idea from the Little Pumpkin Grace blog, a Northpole Breakfast.  I'm going to have one with my son so of course I bought some items for that.  DANG YOU TARGET!

Have a fabulous week...leaving you with something to drool over!

November 13, 2011

baby shower gifts

Remember this post?  Well I put some of that fabric to good use.  I friend of mine just had a baby boy and the theme for the nursery is cowboy with colors teal, red and brown.

First off... I made some burp cloths.  I then took a store bought flannel blanket and added a soft side to it to make it a two sided blanket.  I used that nubby super soft fabric that you find a lot on baby blankets-- you know the kind I'm talking about right?  Well it's the hardest fabric I've ever sewn in my life!  It's stretchy so I sewed around one side trying to keep the sides lined up and I'd get around to the other side and those sides would be completely off!  It was soooo hard!!!  They turned out okay just don't look too close at the stitching.

I also created a hanging bunting for the nursery.  I started off with the colors brown (with the horses), teal and the red handkerchief fabric but I was really looking for some vintage cowboy fabric and couldn't find it anywhere.   Well low and behold a new Hobby Lobby just opened up nearby (we finally got one!) and they had some of the fabric.  I took out the teal and just kept it with the brown, red and cowboy print.  It was my first time making one of these.  I used a wool felt as the backing.  It turned out pretty cute I think.

November 10, 2011

cornucopia cookies

The Decorated Cookie is one of my favorite cookie sites.  Meaghan's royal icing and sugar cookie recipe are the ones I always use.  I've gotten so many compliments on my cookies and how good they taste...really the cookie recipe is delicious.  The almond extract gives the cookies the best taste.  Are you convinced yet??-- try it, you'll love it!  They are highly addictive.

Moving on...such a fun idea posted on the blog today.  I'm going to try this...

Check out the post HERE

November 9, 2011

lip balm addict

I'm a lip balm addict.  I used to have this really weird habit/obsession of picking my lips.  I know it's weird.  I used and still use lip balm all the time...but I am over my weird habit so no worries.  Looking back it probably started as a stress thing and then became a habit.  Okay moving on- the real reason for this post is lip balm.

Check it out- Girl Scout cookie lip balm.  SWEET!

November 8, 2011

uh...yes please!

Starbucks oh how I love thee...minus the price!

The red cups are back and this year they are offering a skinny peppermint mocha...great for those of us watching the waist line!  Yummers!

November 7, 2011

StuffedNonsense {holiday gift guide #3}

Felt Moustache Christmas Decoration from StuffedNonsense
£3.00 GBP
"At StuffedNonsense we have a firm appreciation for all things related to facial hair. Which is why we came up with these rather natty moustache shaped Christmas Decorations...although we think it would be perfectly acceptable to have them hanging about your house long after Christmas is over.
They are made from acrylic brown felt and measure 14.5cm long by 4 cm wide, and they have a red and white ribbon loop to hang them from."

November 4, 2011

crazy rumors {holiday gift guide #2}

Festive Collection from Crazy Rumors
Peppermint Twist, Pear & Peppermint, Pineapple & Peppermint, Plum & Peppermint Lip Balms
{all natural & vegan}
size: 4 x .15 oz tubes | total: .6 oz 

Visit Crazy Rumors...Naturally Fun Products

November 3, 2011

want an iPad?

How about an 8 million dollar iPad?  I know I always wanted a gadget with dinosaur bone shaved into it.  So odd...

"Undoubtably the world’s most unique gadget is the Ipad 2 Gold History Edition. Encrusted with 12.5 cts of ‘I'F' Flawless diamonds, a magnificent total of 53 individually set sparkling gems dwell beautifully in solid 24ct Apple logo with rear section formed again in 24ct gold weighing an immense 2,000 grams. The unrivalled imagination towards the craftmanship of the iapd is down to its main front frame which is made from the oldest rock the world has to offer in the form of Ammolite , sourced from Canada this stone is over 75 million years old. However to make this masterpiece even more individual, sections of a 65 million year old T-REX Dinosaur’s thigh bone was splintered and then shaved into the Ammolite , then finished off with ultimate jewel , as single cut 8.5ct flawless diamond inlaid in its own platinum surround with 12 outer flawless diamonds. A magnificent combination of top of the industry technology and unique thought were involved in creating this piece of History !. Material spec, 16.5 ct diamonds & 8.5ct single diamond, 57 grams of T-REX bone, 750 grams of Ammolite stone and 2000 grams of solid 24ct Gold. This item is of a limited edition of only 2 units to be made." 

November 2, 2011

write with moxie {holiday gift guide #1}

Red & Green EcoFriendly Recycled Paper Pencils from Write With Moxie
Includes two pencils with gift tag nestled in a recycled kraft pocket for $3.25
"Our recycled paper pencils are made with rolled layers of 100% recycled colored paper so as you sharpen it, the color changes around the lead. Each paper pencil has WRITE WITH MOXIE and a little recycle symbol stamped on one side in black ink.
Because the pencils are made of paper, they have a matte finish and rest in your hand much easier than standard wooden ones. The black barrels and erasers are completely free from any harmful chemicals."

November 1, 2011

holiday gift guide

coming soon...

I'll be featuring fun holiday finds for's not too early to start shopping!

{these items are not tested by me in anyway...just sharing with you some items I think are cool!
oh and I wasn't compensated or paid in anyway for the items I selected. }
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