Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you all a warm, joyful and blessed Christmas!
From my family and Lula, The Sweet Little Christmas Fairy to you and yours.
Oh, but please don't leave just yet...It's time for our giveaway announcement....
 
Drum roll please....  
Yay! Congratulations Sandy.
My beautiful Mami pulled the winner's name. Thank you Mami for your help.

A great big Thank You to all my Sweet Blogging Friends for leaving such sweet and kind comments on my 12 Days Before Christmas Countdown/Giveaway posts. They brighten my, heart, my day and my Christmas season more than you'll know. Thank you.

Merry Christmas Everyone!
Warm Christmas Hugs,

Monday, December 24, 2012

12 Day Before Christmas Countdown/Giveaway...1

"T'was the night before Christmas and all through the house", read Lula, The Sweet Little Christmas Fairy to all her little friends... 
Well it's Christmas Eve and this is our last 12 Days Before Christmas Countdown/Giveaway post. We truly hope you've enjoyed them as much as Lula and I did creating them...Thank you for joining us.
 
A very Merry Christmas Eve to all....And to all a good night :-)
 
 
 
 
Reminder: Today is the last day to enter our giveaway.


Giveaway Guidelines....

For a chance to win Lula, The Sweet Little Christmas Fairy...This cute, little doll creation made by me...All you have to do is leave a comment on any of my 12 Days Before Christmas Countdown/Giveaway posts. Now if you would like your name to be entered up to 12 times well, all you have to do is visit us every day during our countdown and leave one comment on each of our 12 Days Before Christmas/Giveaway posts. Yay! Easy enough right? Deadline to enter is December 24th at midnight (Pacific Time). I will announced the winner on Christmas Day!


Warm Christmas Hugs,
 
Lula
               and

Sunday, December 23, 2012

12 Days Before Christmas Countdown/Giveaway...2

Hi Everyone!

With only 2 more days before Christmas, Lula, The Sweet Little Christmas Fairy and I thought it would be a good idea to spend the day reflecting on the true meaning of Christmas...
Remember our countdown continues tomorrow...

Hope to see you then.
Have a mery and blessed day.

Giveaway Guidelines....

For a chance to win Lula, The Sweet Little Christmas Fairy...This cute, little doll creation made by me...All you have to do is leave a comment on any of my 12 Days Before Christmas Countdown/Giveaway posts. Now if you would like your name to be entered up to 12 times well, all you have to do is visit us every day during our countdown and leave one comment on each of our 12 Days Before Christmas/Giveaway posts. Yay! Easy enough right? Deadline to enter is December 24th at midnight (Pacific Time). I will announced the winner on Christmas Day!


Warm Christmas Hugs,
 
Lula
              and

Saturday, December 22, 2012

12 Days Before Christmas Countdown/Giveaway...3

Oh sweet, we are soooo close. Yay!!!
 
Only 3 more days before Christmas!
 
I bet you're wondering what Lula, The Sweet Little Christmas Fairy is up to today?
What!? She is barely writting her letter to Santa? Oh yes, I forgot about her magic fairy dust...Her letter will get to the North Pole in no time...Hee, hee, hee.
Remember our countdown continues tomorrow...

Hope to see you then.
Have a very merry day.
 

Giveaway Guidelines....

For a chance to win Lula, The Sweet Little Christmas Fairy...This cute, little doll creation made by me...All you have to do is leave a comment on any of my 12 Days Before Christmas Countdown/Giveaway posts. Now if you would like your name to be entered up to 12 times well, all you have to do is visit us every day during our countdown and leave one comment on each of our 12 Days Before Christmas/Giveaway posts. Yay! Easy enough right? Deadline to enter is December 24th at midnight (Pacific Time). I will announced the winner on Christmas Day!


Warm Christmas Hugs,
 
Lula
               and

Friday, December 21, 2012

12 Days Before Christmas Countdown/Giveaway...4

Hi Everyone!
 
Only 4 more days 'til Christmas Eve... Woo Hoo! So exciting. We are one day closer.
 
 
And what is Lula, The Sweet Little Christmas Fairy doing today? Well looks like she's on FaceTime with her buddy Elf...Don't mean to evesdrop but sounds like Lula is asking him about Santa's Naughty and Nice List...Hee, hee, hee. Hope I'm on the Nice side. 
Remember our countdown continues tomorrow...

Hope to see you then.
Have a very merry day.
 

Giveaway Guidelines....

For a chance to win Lula, The Sweet Little Christmas Fairy...This cute, little doll creation made by me...All you have to do is leave a comment on any of my 12 Days Before Christmas Countdown/Giveaway posts. Now if you would like your name to be entered up to 12 times well, all you have to do is visit us every day during our countdown and leave one comment on each of our 12 Days Before Christmas/Giveaway posts. Yay! Easy enough right? Deadline to enter is December 24th at midnight (Pacific Time). I will announced the winner on Christmas Day!


Warm Christmas Hugs,
 
Lula
               and

Thursday, December 20, 2012

12 Days Before Christmas Countdown/Giveaway...5

Hi Everyone!

We are getting closer and closer each day to Christmas...Just like Lula, The Sweet Little Christmas Fairy is getting closer and closer...mistletoe in hand...to our sweet little girl, Cookie...Good thing she likes kisses. Hee, hee, hee.
 
5 more days everyone! Yay!
Remember our countdown continues tomorrow...I do hope you've been enjoying them.

Hope to see you then.
Have a very merry day.
 

Giveaway Guidelines....

For a chance to win Lula, The Sweet Little Christmas Fairy...This cute, little doll creation made by me...All you have to do is leave a comment on any of my 12 Days Before Christmas Countdown/Giveaway posts. Now if you would like your name to be entered up to 12 times well, all you have to do is visit us every day during our countdown and leave one comment on each of our 12 Days Before Christmas/Giveaway posts. Yay! Easy enough right? Deadline to enter is December 24th at midnight (Pacific Time). I will announced the winner on Christmas Day!


Warm Christmas Hugs,
 
Lula
             and

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

12 Days Before Christmas Countdown/Giveaway...6

We are closely keeping track of how many more days before Christmas. One more piece up on Santa's workshop Advent calendar means one day closer to The Big Day...Yay!

Only 6 more days!
Remember our countdown continues tomorrow...

Hope to see you then.
Have a very merry day.
 

Giveaway Guidelines....

For a chance to win Lula, The Sweet Little Christmas Fairy...This cute, little doll creation made by me...All you have to do is leave a comment on any of my 12 Days Before Christmas Countdown/Giveaway posts. Now if you would like your name to be entered up to 12 times well, all you have to do is visit us every day during our countdown and leave one comment on each of our 12 Days Before Christmas/Giveaway posts. Yay! Easy enough right? Deadline to enter is December 24th at midnight (Pacific Time). I will announced the winner on Christmas Day!


Warm Christmas Hugs,
 
Lula
                and

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

12 Days Before Christmas Countdown/Giveaway...7

Hi Everyone!

There are only 7 more days before Christmas...Yay! It's getting closer. 
 
Hmmm, I wonder what Lula, The Sweet Little Christmas Fairy is up to today, lets go find her....
 
 
There you are Lula. Watcha doin'?
You're going to fix my snow globe you say? Oh but I don't think you can...It's been broken for so long. I don't think anyone can fix it. With fairy dust you say?
Ooooh, look at the sparkly fairy dust.
Oh my goodness it's working! You did it Lula. Thank you so much. Hmmm, I wonder what else you can fix around here...Hee, hee, hee!
 
 
 
Remember our countdown continues tomorrow...

Hope to see you then.
Have a very merry day.

Giveaway Guidelines....

For a chance to win Lula, The Sweet Little Christmas Fairy...This cute, little doll creation made by me...All you have to do is leave a comment on any of my 12 Days Before Christmas Countdown/Giveaway posts. Now if you would like your name to be entered up to 12 times well, all you have to do is visit us every day during our countdown and leave one comment on each of our 12 Days Before Christmas/Giveaway posts. Yay! Easy enough right? Deadline to enter is December 24th at midnight (Pacific Time). I will announced the winner on Christmas Day!


Warm Christmas Hugs,
 
Lula
               and

Monday, December 17, 2012

12 Days Before Christmas Countdown/Giveaway...8

Hi Everyone!

We are only 8 days away from Christmas Eve and everything is looking so pretty and festive around here. Lula, The Sweet Little Christmas Fairy has certainly done her part to make it happen. She has been so helpful...She even offered to water my poinsettia plant today....Oh, but not that one Lula, that's a silk arrangement! Hee, hee, hee. Silly Lula.
Remember our countdown continues tomorrow...

Hope to see you then.
Have a very merry day.

Giveaway Guidelines....

For a chance to win Lula, The Sweet Little Christmas Fairy...This cute, little doll creation made by me...All you have to do is leave a comment on any of my 12 Days Before Christmas Countdown/Giveaway posts. Now if you would like your name to be entered up to 12 times well, all you have to do is visit us every day during our countdown and leave one comment on each of our 12 Days Before Christmas/Giveaway posts. Yay! Easy enough right? Deadline to enter is December 24th at midnight (Pacific Time). I will announced the winner on Christmas Day!


Warm Christmas Hugs,

Lula
                and

Sunday, December 16, 2012

12 Days Before Christmas Countdown/Giveaway...9

For the past few days it's been non-stop for Lula, The Sweet Little Christmas Fairy...But it can't be all work and no play....Right? So today she is having some fun trying on some tiny tree ornaments like earrings. Isn't she cute?

9 more days...getting closer!
Remember our countdown continues tomorrow...

Hope to see you then.
Have a very merry day.

Giveaway Guidelines....
 
For a chance to win Lula, The Sweet Little Christmas Fairy...This cute, little doll creation made by me...All you have to do is leave a comment on any of my 12 Days Before Christmas Countdown/Giveaway posts. Now if you would like your name to be entered up to 12 times well, all you have to do is visit us every day during our countdown and leave one comment on each of our 12 Days Before Christmas/Giveaway posts. Yay! Easy enough right? Deadline to enter is December 24th at midnight (Pacific Time). I will announced the winner on Christmas Day!


 
Warm Christmas Hugs,
 
Lula
                and

Saturday, December 15, 2012

12 Days Before Christmas Countdown/Giveaway...10



Whew!  It took Lula, The Sweet Little Christmas Fairy, all of yesterday to get those Christmas lights untangled. Finally today she can hang them around our front door Christmas wreath. Oh please be very careful Lula.

10 more days before the Big Day...Yay! How exciting.
Remember our countdown continues tomorrow...

Hope to see you then.
Have a very merry day.

Giveaway Guidelines....

For a chance to win Lula, The Sweet Little Christmas Fairy...This cute, little doll creation made by me...All you have to do is leave a comment on any of my 12 Days Before Christmas Countdown/Giveaway posts. Now if you would like your name to be entered up to 12 times well, all you have to do is visit us every day during our countdown and leave one comment on each of our 12 Days Before Christmas/Giveaway posts. Yay! Easy enough right? Deadline to enter is December 24th at midnight (Pacific Time). I will announced the winner on Christmas Day!

Warm Christmas Hugs,

 
Lula
                and

Friday, December 14, 2012

12 Days Before Christmas Countdown/Giveaway...11

Hi Everyone.
 
Our 12 Days Before Christmas Countdown/Giveaway continues.
 
And on this 11th day before Christmas, Lula, The Sweet Little Christmas Fairy, is busy trying to untangle some Christmas lights which later she'll be helping me put up on our front door wreath.
Remember our countdown continues tomorrow...

 
Hope to see you then.
Have a very merry day.
 
 
 

Giveaway Guidelines....

For a chance to win Lula, The Sweet Little Christmas Fairy...This cute, little doll creation made by me...All you have to do is leave a comment on any of my 12 Days Before Christmas Countdown/Giveaway posts. Now if you would like your name to be entered up to 12 times well, all you have to do is visit us every day during our countdown and leave one comment on each of our 12 Days Before Christmas/Giveaway posts. Yay! Easy enough right? Deadline to enter is December 24th at midnight (Pacific Time). I will announced the winner on Christmas Day!



 
 
 
 
 
Warm Christmas Hugs,

 
Lula
                 and
 

Thursday, December 13, 2012

12 Days Before Christmas Countdown/Giveaway...12

Hi Everyone!
 
Today is the beginning of our 12 Days Before Christmas Countdown/Giveaway....Yay!

Only 12 more days you guys and there is still so much to do to get ready...Well at least the tree is all trimmed thanks to Lula, The Sweet Little Christmas Fairy. Since her arrival she has been such a delightful help.

Remember to join us again tomorrow...Our countdown continues...Now for some important information about our giveaway.....


Giveaway Guidelines....

For a chance to win Lula, The Sweet Little Christmas Fairy...This cute, little doll creation made by me...All you have to do is leave a comment on any of my 12 Days Before Christmas Countdown/Giveaway posts. Now if you would like your name to be entered up to 12 times well, all you have to do is visit us every day during our countdown and leave one comment on each of our 12 Days Before Christmas/Giveaway posts. Yay! Easy enough right? Deadline to enter is December 24th at midnight (Pacific Time). I will announced the winner on Christmas Day!

 
See you all tomorrow!
 
 
 
 
Warm Christmas Hugs,
 
Lula
          and
 

Monday, December 10, 2012

Most Treasured Ornament 2012

Hi Everyone,
 
Last night I finished my Most Treasured Ornament for this year and I just couldn't wait to show you.
 
For those of you new to my blog, every year I make an ornament to commemorate a special event or events that took place that particular year...
 
For this year I made a Sequoia National Park ornament. Back in April my hubby, daughter and I went there for our family vacation and it was so much fun and such a memorable trip it definitely had to be showcased in our ornament.
Here it is.
Not sure if you can tell in the above picture, but it is a sphere inside a sphere. I found the spheres at a Hobby Lobby while on our family vacation. We don't have a Hobby Lobby here so visiting my very first one made the trip for me a little more special...Hee, hee, hee. On the outside of it I put a couple of souvenir buttons we picked up in the park.
The smaller sphere also holds a wee tiny pine cone which represents the park and its beautiful giant trees, especial the one called General Sherman..."The Tallest Tree on Earth".
On the outside hangs a little tag with a picture of us in front of General Sherman.
The back of the tag has a picture I took of a sign at the entrance of the park.
 
If you would like to see other year's Most Treasured Ornaments just click here and once there, scroll down.
 
 
Thank you for stopping by for a visit.
 
Oh and don't forget our 12 Days Before Christmas Countdown/Giveaway begins this Thursday...Hope to see you then.
 
 
 
Hugs and Kisses,

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Oh Dear!

Hi Everyone!

This morning I had all the intentions of doing some house cleaning around here but I got a little distracted by a vision in the distance...
Shhhh, be very, very quiet, we don't want to scare it away...Can you see it? Let's get a little closer.
 Yup, instead of cleaning I decided to sew this deer silhouette pillow that I had been wanting to make for a while...I've seen them all over Pinterest and just had to have one. Love it!
...Okay, and now that I'm done I have even more cleaning up to do. Hee, hee, hee.
Hope you all are having a wonderful December day.
Thank you for stopping by for a visit today.
 
 
 
*A little reminder that my 12 Days Before Christmas Countdown/Giveaway begins on Dec. 13th.*
 
 
 
 
Warm Hugs,

Monday, December 3, 2012

December giveaway sneak peek.

Hi Everyone!

Remember a couple of posts back I mentioned a project I was working on for a giveaway? Well here it is...

But wait, before I show you let me tell you why I decided to have this giveaway. 

Back in October I did a count down to Halloween. (To see click here.) It got such a sweet response that I thought it would be fun to do the same this month with a 12 Days Before Christmas Countdown... Plus to make it a little more fun I thought I'd turn it into a giveaway too.  It's my way of saying "Thank you for making my days brighter year-a-round with your sweet comments and friendships." Anyway, to help me with my countdown/giveaway I have invited a special little someone.

Say hello to my little friend.....
This is Lula, The Sweet Little Christmas Fairy. She will be assisting me this year with my countdown posts plus she is the sweet little giveaway prize that one lucky person will win. Yay! What do you think?

The giveaway will begin on December 13th and will go through December 24th.  I will be sharing more details about the giveaway then. Hope to see you all.



Hugs and Kisses,
Lula    
               and

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Happy 1st of December

Just wanted to wish everyone a very joyful 1st day of December.
May it and the rest of the month be filled with special blessings just for you. 
 


 Hugs and Kisses,

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

I'm late, I'm late....

For a very important date.

I usually start my Christmas decorating the weekend right after Thanksgiving but, I've just been running a little late....At least yesterday I was able to get to my mantel...Tell me what you think.
This year I wanted to show case my beautiful mercury glass trees from Costco so they took center stage.
I think mercury glass is so pretty, don't you?
Here's a closer look.
A couple of white hydrangeas, some pine cones and berries to add some color and interest.
How about you, have you started your Christmas decorating?
 
 
Wishing you a wonderful day.
 
 
Hugs and Kisses,

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

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  I am truly thankful for all you, my wonderful and sweet blogging friends.

Wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving Day.

Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos



Hugs and Kisses,

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Vintage Beauties

Hi Everyone!

I've been busy working on a project for a giveaway I have planned for next month, but more on that later, like on another post. Anyway, since I was taking a little break from the project to let some glitter dry I thought I would share with you a special little collection of mine.



My Vintage Beauties
Love vintage lipsticks and lipstick holders...Most of  my tubes still have their original red colored lipstick.
These are perfume dispensers...the center piece is a lipstick/perfume dispencer/compact combo.  Do you have any special collections?
 
 
Hope you are having a beautiful day.
Thank you for stopping by.
 
 
Hugs and Kisses,

Friday, November 9, 2012

Welcome Fall

Fall is finally here...Yay!

♪It's beginning to feel a lot like au-tumn♪
Days are getting a little shorter, nights a little cooler and we've even had some rain.
I love sitting in this room when the weather is cooler...The sun that comes in through the windows just warms our whole little living room right up.
I just love the cooler weather that fall and winter bring and everything that comes along with it like wearing those warm, cozy sweaters, sipping on hot cocoa and baking yummy treats. Also, starting a fire in our fireplace and snuggling up in front of it. Just so much to love about this time of the year :-)
So Welcome fall and Welcome friends to our petite cottage.



Thank you all for stopping by for a visit.
Wishing you all a beautiful day.
 
 
 
Hugs and Kisses,

Monday, November 5, 2012

Fall Mantel

Hi Everyone!
 
Today we are expecting temperatures of 89°F+...Not very autumny weather if you ask me but at least our petite living room looks a little autumny.

A couple of days ago I gave our mantel a little fall makeover and thought I'd share some pictures...Hope you enjoy.
Just love those beautiful, rich, autumn colors.
The "Bless Our Home" pumpkin is one of three-in-a-pack that I got at Big Lots a few years ago. The garland and pine cones are from Jo Ann's, also from a few years ago and pretty much the rest were dollar store and thrift store finds.
I made these stackable fabric pumpkins with cinnamon stick for a stem.
The weather has been crazy everywhere, some places worse than others...So how's the weather treating you?
 
 
  Keeping everyone affected by Hurricane Sandy in prayer.
 
 
Thank you for stopping by for a visit.
I always enjoy your company.
Wishing everyone a wonderful new week.
 
 
 
 
Hugs and Kisses,

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Dia de Los Muertos

On November 1st and 2nd, El  Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead is celebrated in Mexico. It is a special day when all family members, friends and loved ones who have passed on are celebrated and remembered.

There are many wonderful traditions that come along with this celebration but I think my most favorite one has to be the colorful calaveras or skulls. It is a common and very recognizable symbol of this day.

Here are a few of my calaveras...
This one is ceramic with hand-painted designs. Found this cutie at the Swap Meet.
These three little ones were a gift from my hubby and daughter. Can you believe they found them at Sav-On drugstore?
Now these two are the very traditional sugar calaveras all the way from Mexico. They were a gift from my mom and dad.
And lastly, a little pillow I made and some cute little foam calaveras made by my hubby, daughter, her boy-friend and me...

Thank you so much for stopping by for a visit.
 
 
Wishing everyone a
 
Happy November
and a
Feliz Dia de los Muertos.
 
 
Hugs and Kisses,