Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Thanksgiving this week

It’s crazy to think that Thanksgiving is in 2 days and Christmas will be here before you know it.  I still have 3 projects to finish, 3 parties to get ready for and lots of shopping to do.  (ohh and all the orders we need to get finished and shipped in time for Christmas) Luckily this past weekend I talked my husband into decorating.  I usually wait till the weekend after Thanksgiving, but I wanted to work on it slowly and not be rushed!  I love how my tree turned out this year.

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My hubby thought the stuff coming out the top was a little crazy, but I like it and its staying.  Winking smile  (don’t worry it’s not crooked anymore)

 

On another note, we are not taking anymore orders after December 4th. 

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Camie

Christmas ornament wreath

Ok!  It’s time.  I have been wanting to post this for over a month, but thought I should wait till at least Halloween was over.  Last year I found the coolest ornament wreaths online and wanted to make one.  Since I didn’t have time before Christmas, I decided my goal would be to collect ornaments after Christmas for cheap and then start it in June of July and have it done by Christmas 2011.  Well I did it, and I LOVE it.  By far the coolest wreath I have done.  (and actually hope it gets pinned one pinterest) haha 

 

This is what I started with, and decided to wrap strips of felt around the wreath.  I didn’t want to take the plastic off the wreath, but I was afraid the hot glue would melt it.  So who knows if it made any difference!

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I did not have a pattern, or certain colors picked out to use.  I used foam balls, plastic balls, and a few glass balls.  Pretty much whatever I could find.  First I wrapped some ribbon around the wreath, so it would be ready to hang.  Then I started gluing in the inside of the wreath and then putting them on the outside.

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I then started filling in the gaps and had to go to smaller ornaments.

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I used A LOT of balls, I'm not exactly sure how many, but did have to take a couple trips to Hobby Lobby for more.

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I pretty much think my wreath rocks, and can not wait to hang it on my mirror above my fireplace.

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I'm so ready to decorate for Christmas.  When do you start decorating???

 

 

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Sunday, November 20, 2011

My Front Door Frame

Wow is all I can say.  I linked up my Ornament Wreath to a few blogs and I was featured in 3.  How Exciting.  I felt like I was famous for a few hours. haha   I’m going to show you my new piece I finished last night.  We are in full force here decorating for Christmas, so actually I have a lot to show but will wait for future posts.  I found this on pinterest (bluecricketdesign.net) and thought this would be cute for my front door instead of a wreath. 

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I had a frame that was UGLY blue so I decided to paint it red .  My frame is bigger than 11x14 but I didn’t measure so I don’t know exact. (I guess I could measure, but I’m sitting on the couch covered up and don’t feel like getting up)  I know Lazy!! 

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I picked up some big bells from Hobby Lobby and a few different ornaments that I liked, and used ribbon that I already had at home.

I  tied different ribbon on each ornament and bell and then tied it to the top of the frame.  It took me a few times to get it the way I like. 

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Then I made me a big bow and tied it to the top and trimmed up the ribbon hanging to the length that I thought looked best.

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Here it is on my door all finished!

 

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I will be back soon with some more Christmas goodies!!!

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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Marine Corp Birthday!

 

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Today is the Marines Birthday!  They do so much for our country and keep our families safe everyday.  Today is a day to honor them.  Be sure to hug a Marine today…..I know I will!  As many of you might know or if you don’t know, I am in love with a wonderful Marine.

I grew up a Navy brat and my daddy was a great soldier and is an amazing father

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That’s me as a little girl with my mom and dad and then us all grown up.

I fell in love with a Marine and now he and my dad can’t stop the trash talking (in a loving way ha!) Marine this, Navy that! hahaha! Makes for funny holidays but truly great memories!

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He is a great Marine, and an amazing father and I love him very much and we are so proud of him and thankful for everything he does for us.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARINE CORP!!!!

Kristin

Monday, November 7, 2011

Christmas ornament wreath

Ok!  It’s time.  I have been wanting to post this for over a month, but thought I should wait till at least Halloween was over.  Last year I found the coolest ornament wreaths online and wanted to make one.  Since I didn’t have time before Christmas, I decided my goal would be to collect ornaments after Christmas for cheap and then start it in June of July and have it done by Christmas 2011.  Well I did it, and I LOVE it.  By far the coolest wreath I have done.  (and actually hope it gets pinned one pinterest) haha 

 

This is what I started with, and decided to wrap strips of felt around the wreath.  I didn’t want to take the plastic off the wreath, but I was afraid the hot glue would melt it.  So who knows if it made any difference!

photoa

 

I did not have a pattern, or certain colors picked out to use.  I used foam balls, plastic balls, and a few glass balls.  Pretty much whatever I could find.  First I wrapped some ribbon around the wreath, so it would be ready to hang.  Then I started gluing in the inside of the wreath and then putting them on the outside.

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I then started filling in the gaps and had to go to smaller ornaments.

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I used A LOT of balls, I'm not exactly sure how many, but did have to take a couple trips to Hobby Lobby for more.

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I pretty much think my wreath rocks, and can not wait to hang it on my mirror above my fireplace.

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I'm so ready to decorate for Christmas.  When do you start decorating???

 

 

I'm linking up here!

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