Well, the Christmas Holidays are behind us now, as we rest and rewind for the beginning of a blessed New Year. I for one am ready for a New Year, 2008 was a "tuffy" for me...in oh so many ways. Some things I took in stride and others just knocked me off my feet, still crawling from some of them. But with a new beginning ahead, I am spending lots of time in prayer that God will strengthen these wobbly legs of mine to stand strong throughout the coming year. I just wanted to share some pics with you of our Christmas day and tell you that each and every one of you made my life richer in your own sweet way!
Saturday, December 20, 2008
You have to laugh, or you will just want to cry! What is it they say, if you can't laugh at yourself....or whatever that saying is...I am not laughing yet...but I'm trying! My house is a mess, o.k., understatement, my house is horrendous :0! If that is a word at all, this is my kitchen window, BAD, oh so bad! You see that tiny little elve sitting on the ledge, that is the only Christmas decoration I have out besides the snowmen I made and listed on Etsy last week! And does that rubbermaid bowl with murky water and growing vine excite you? I am trying to get a head start on Spring...LOL! and that cute HOPE tin, a relic from last Christmas that just never got put up, really thought I could use some hope out all year! Then there is the collage of "stuff" in the window box, old clock faces, french truffle sign, metal flower hook, wire soap dish and oh yes, don't miss the blue scrubber sponge.....what a vingette!! Then there is the fall dishtowel that is hanging on the hook.....I have Christmas ones, still in the Christmas decoration boxes! and where is the window treatment you may ask???? What, after getting everyone elses put in place you want me to have one too? and the dust...do you see all the dust????? and the chandelier has it's polka dotted shades and not it's holiday shades! How many days is it to Christmas??? Oh, no really don't tell me, I can't handle it! I have exactly two days to clean house, decorate the tree, hang the stockings, plan the menu, wrap the gifts, oh, darn it that means I have to go shop too! All of this before Monday when I need to head out to work with a smile on my face to finish up last minute details for clients.....am I a bit too sarcastic this a.m., why yes, you might just say that!!! I spend my days in homes that have been decorated since before Thanksgiving, but mine, well, it has a long way to go in a very short time........very SHORT time. Each year I promise myself I will take time for my house and my family....here it is a few days till Christmas and I am in the same place as last year!!! Guess I better quit the griping/typing and get BUSY!!! Pray for me to have energy, stamina, focus or maybe we better start praying for a miracle on 7th St!!!!! Check out my sister site at www.warehouseartchix.com, and don't for get to buy some snowmen from the Etsy shop, it will make my day!!!
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Winter is the craziest time of year, the Christmas Holiday Season seems to come rushing upon us....for some of us, that means long hours at work, little time for relaxing and really contemplating the season. I did get lights on the outside of my house, though the tree is still not up. Probably won't be for at least a few more days. It is not that I don't have it, because I have a really nice pre-lit tree, in fact I have a large one, a medium one and two small ones in urns (for my front porch), it is not lack of ornaments or decorations....it is simply lack of time. And what do I do when I do have a moment to sit down in the evening? I sit at my worktable and create, it is the one thing that brings relaxation to my busy brain, rests my tired body. Well, at least I am creating with the season in mind...glittered snowmen, Joy-filled pictures, Holiday tags, little bottles adorned with Christmas themed goodies and filled with velvet holly...lots of ideas brewing, just not enough time to hit on all of them. Just wanted to post a few photos of some of the things I have been working on...they will be listed for sale on the http://www.warehouseartchix.com/ website, you can just click on the ETSY Shop button to view the items for sale and to purchase them. If Etsy is foriegn to you, just drop me an email to inquire about the price and purchase of any of the items.
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Why oh why do they not make these adorable clothes in our size too!!! If you have little cuties to dress for the holidays, all this and more are on sale at HEAVEN SENT children's boutique in Lewisville, Texas at MacArthur and Round Grove Rd....tell them Sandra sent you!!! It will not be a wasted trip if you have children or grandchildren to buy for!!!! Absolutely precious merchandise and the sweetest staff around!!!