Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Snowman Makeover

Hi Everyone!

This year's decorating has been going very slowly. I've been having some health issues that is making it difficult for me to do very much. And it doesn't help that I tend to overwhelm and over work myself with a lot of things to do which is creating too much stress for me and in turn making things worse health wise. So today, in the effort to distress a bit, I took a little break and I did something that always seems to help me relax....I crafted!

This little guy was a gift from my sweet brother-in-law, Miguel. He was a sample that his office was getting ready to toss out because of this...

When Miguel saw it, he immediately thought of me. He knows how much I love snow people and he thought that if anyone would be able to give this little guy new life it would be me...Isn't that sweet?!

So in keeping with my new leopard print Christmas theme I made him a new little leopard print cap and pant cuffs.

I think he looks rather stylish with his new look, don't you?


Thank you for stopping by for a visit today.
Wishing you a wonderful day.



Hugs and Kisses,

Friday, November 25, 2011

Christmas Season

Hi Everyone!


Today is officially the beginning of the Christmas season here at A Petite Cottage...Yay! And traditionally we like to start decorating for Christmas the weekend right after Thanksgiving....I can't wait!

I've always love to decorate with traditional colors like red, green and gold but once in a while I like to throw in something new. Last year I had the idea of adding a bit of leopard print to the mix but couldn't really find anything so I decided to make some of these...

Leopard print paper stars.

And this year I'll be adding these as well....

I made these a few weeks ago and I just couldn't wait to share them with you.


Made from some recycled items like a leopard print skirt from the thrift store, some old ornaments and some vintage buttons and button covers...

Plus a few new items too, like the crochet roses and pretty ribbon.

And what about you? Have you started decorating for Christmas yet?

Thank you for stopping by for a visit today, I always enjoy the company.
Hope you had a beautiful Thanksgiving Day.



Hugs and Kisses,

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing everyone a very happy and blessed

Thanksgiving Day!




Hugs and Kisses,

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

I'm Thankful For...

Today is the last day of my "I'm Thankful For" posts. I had so much fun sharing with you every day, during these past few weeks, what I was thankful for. A heart-felt thank you to all who joined me and shared with me as well...

I'm truly thankful for...

You all.


Wishing everyone a fantabulous day!



Hugs and Kisses,

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

I'm Thankful For...Day 22

Today and every day I'm thankful for...

Mi Linda Familia.

My beautiful family.
(Picture taken on Easter a couple of years ago.)

What are you thankful for today?

Wishing everyone a beautiful day.



Hugs and Kisses,

Monday, November 21, 2011

I'm Thankful For...Day 21

Today I'm thankful for...

Family Treasures.

They are little treasured pieces that once belong to a family member that serve as reminders of just how special they are to me and which help keep them close to me always.

This towel was macrame by my great-grandmother...From my dad's side. It's just beautiful.

What are you thankful for today?

Wishing you a beautiful day.



Hugs and Kisses,

Sunday, November 20, 2011

I'm Thankful For...Day 20

Today I'm thankful for...

Good Clean Humor.

I love to laugh and smile, it makes me feel young.
Hope this puts a smile on your face :-)

What are you thankful for today?

Have a wonderful, laughter filled day.



Hugs and Kisses,

Saturday, November 19, 2011

I'm Thankful For...Day 19


Today and every day I'm thankful for...

My hubby's hugs.

They always make me feel oh so safe and loved.

What are you thankful for today?

Happy Saturday Everyone!



Hugs and Kisses,

Friday, November 18, 2011

I'm Thankful For...Day 18

Today I'm thankful for...

Thanksgiving School Break.

Today is my daughter's last day of school before Thanksgiving break...Yay!

What are you thankful for today?

Wishing everyone a awesome Friday!


Hugs and Kisses,

Thursday, November 17, 2011

I'm Thankful For...Day 17

Today I'm thankful for...

Nap Time :-)

It's been an extra busy day today and my nap gave me that little extra charge I needed. Can't say I looked this cute napping though...Hee, hee, hee.

What are you thankful for today?

Wishing you a wonderful day.


Hugs and Kisses,

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

I'm Thankful For...Day 16

Today I'm thankful for...

My computer...

Because all my sweet blogging friends live in it :-)

(Source)

What are you thankful for today?

Wishing you a wonderful day.



Hugs and Kisses,

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

I'm Thankful For...Day 15


Today and every day I'm thankful for...

My beautiful daughter.

I feel so very blessed to have such a funny, smart, kind-hearted, loving daughter, who loves to make me laugh and smile.

What are you thankful for today?

Wishing everyone a wonderful day.



Hugs and Kisses,

Monday, November 14, 2011

I'm Thankful For...Day 14

Today I'm thankful for...

A beautiful, sunny day.

A wonderful beginning to a brand new week.

What are you thankful for today?

Wishing everyone a beautiful new week.



Hugs and Kisses,

Sunday, November 13, 2011

I'm Thankful For...Day 13


Today I'm thankful for...

His great love.

What are you thankful for today?

Wishing everyone a beautiful Sunday.



Hugs and Kisss,

Saturday, November 12, 2011

I'm Thankful For...Day 12

Today I'm thankful for...

The roof over our heads.

It's been raining all morning and as much as I love rainy days, a roof to stay dry under is something definitely to be thankful for.

What are you thankful for today?

Wishing everyone a wonderful Saturday.



Hugs and Kisses,

Friday, November 11, 2011

I'm Thankful For...Day 11

Today I'm thankful for...

All the brave men and women who served and are serving this great country of ours. God Bless America.

What are you thankful for today?

Happy Friday Everyone!



Hugs and Kisses,

Thursday, November 10, 2011

I'm Thankful For...Day 10

Today I'm thankful for...

Being able to witness and enjoy such a spectacular view out our living room window earlier this morning.


The photo doesn't do it justice, but the moon over downtown was simply breathtaking.

What are you thankful for today?

Wishing everyone a beautiful day.



Hugs and Kisses,

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

I'm Thankful For...Day 9


Today I'm thankful for...

Modern appliances, specifically my washer and dryer.

This morning I'm doing some laundry and I'm so thankful I won't be doing it like this...:-)

(Source)

What are you thankful for today?

Wishing everyone a fantabulous day.



Hugs and Kisses,

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

I'm Thankful For...Day 8

Today I'm thankful for....


My pink, fluffy, super warm robe.

My pretty snowflake scarf.

And my super cute, shabby chic, rose socks.

Becasue they are all doing an awesome job of keeping me nice and warm on this very chilly morning.


What are you thankful for today?

Wishing everyone a wonderful thanksgiving day.



Hugs and Kisses,

Monday, November 7, 2011

I'm Thankful For...Day 7

Today I'm thankful for...

The little extra time I got to spend with my hubby this morning.


Monday mornings are usually hectic and rushed trying to make lunches, helping our daughter get ready for school and helping my hubby get ready for work...But not today. We had a little extra time because Hubby went into work a bit later than usual today. What a wonderful way to start the week.

What are you thankful for today?

Wishing everyone a wonderful Monday.



Hugs and Kisses,

Sunday, November 6, 2011

I'm Thankful For...Day 6

Today I'm thankful for...

God's Word.

It gives me daily hope and strength.

What are you thankful for today?

Wishing everyone a wonderful Sunday.



Hugs and Kisses
,
♥Ana

Saturday, November 5, 2011

I'm Thankful For...Day Five

Today I'm thankful for...

SATURDAYS!

Wonderful, sleep in, having real breakfasts, family play days... :-)

What are you thankful for today?

Wishing everyone a wonderful Saturday!



Hugs and Kisses,

Friday, November 4, 2011

I'm Thankful For...Day Four

Today I'm thankful for...

Rainy days.


It's raining today....Yay! I love rainy days. There is something so calming and nostalgic about them that makes me feel good all over...plus my petite garden gets watered without me having to do it :-) Oh, yeah and I get to wear my cute pink polka dot, wedged heel, rain boots too...Hee, hee, hee.




What are you thankful for today?

Wishing everyone a wonderful thanksgiving day!



Hugs and Kisses,

Thursday, November 3, 2011

I'm Thankful For...Day Three

Today I am thankful for...


My daily morning walks and all of God's beauty I encounter along the way.


Although my walk is not through a nature trail, but through a residential area there is still so much of God's beauty to be experienced...Here's a bit of what I encountered today.

A beautiful tree with turning leaves letting us know fall is here.

A beautiful Magnolia tree in full bloom...My favorite.

A sweet little rose bush still gracing us with pretty roses.

Pretty purple flowers.

Even a watermelon growing in a neighbors yard...Beautiful and delicious.

What are you thankful for today?



Wishing everyone a wonderful thanksgiving day.



Hugs and Kisses,

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

I'm Thankful For...Continues

Today I'm thankful for...


A wonderful family I can count on.

I am not one who tends to ask for help, always one who offers it...But today I needed it and I was able to count on my beautiful baby sister...Thank you Lucy, I love you very much.

What are you thankful for today?



Wishing everyone a wonderful, thanksgiving day.




Hugs and Kisses,

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

I'm Thankful For...

Happy 1st of November Everyone.

Since this is the month of thanksgiving (Even though I believe every day should be a thanksgiving day because there is much to be thankful for.) I thought it would be fun to share with you every day, from today until Thanksgiving day, something I am or was thankful for on that particular day. Sounds like fun, right? Okay, lets begin...

Today I am thankful...

That our petite cottage was not TPed last night because we weren't home passing out candy...Sorry I can't say the same for these homes...

(All images were Googled under TPed Houses)

Yikes!

What are you thankful for today?



Wishing you a wonderful first day of November...
Always thankful for your kind friendship, visits and sweet comments.




Hugs and Kisses,