Sunday, November 25, 2012

Holiday Decor

Instead of braving the crowds on BF, I did a "bit" of Christmas decorating.  "Thrifty" decorating as I am using items I already had - trying not to buy any new decor this year. Got the wreaths hung on the back and on the front door.
Dining table got changed out - from "Fall", posted about here.
 Starting with a Winter look...
then add a bit of faux greenery and berries....

Click on pics to enlarge. 
Opposite side......
 Decor on the counter still needs some  "tweaking", which includes eating the last couple pieces of  "Fall candy" in the candy jar, and replace with something more Christmas related.  That should not be very hard to do   :)...........
Linking up with  "Metamorphosis Monday"
                         "Make It Pretty Monday"
                         "Nifty Thrifty Tuesday"
                         "Table Top Tuesday"
                         "Tweak It Tuesday"
                         "Wow Us Wednesday"
                         "Share Your Cup Thursday"
                         "Show and Tell Friday"
                        "Holiday Vignette Party"

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Wishing You a Very..........

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Wishing you  a very  enjoyable,  and safe Holiday weekend !!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Weekend Did Not Go as Planned!

Talk about a disappointment!  Last weekend I had all these big plans to take a fun road trip.    I was all packed up except for last minute items, looking forward to a great weekend, celebrating a special event for someone, great company, junkin, shopping in some wonderful shops,  beautiful scenery, Fall colors, camera ready,  and  looking forward to some outstanding food.  So - What went wrong ?   Two days before I was to leave on my trip  I got my flu shot !! Very bad decision on my part !!!
  Actually, I don't know if it was the shot or picked up another "bug" somewhere.  Why now?  Lesson learned - Do Not get a flu shot or go anywhere near a Dr.'s office  any time right  before an upcoming trip and/or important event.
OK - On to other things:
Last December I made some necklaces for 3 young ladies on my Christmas list - posted about here. Couple of months ago, I went shopping for some jewelry supplies with coupons in hand. Found another strand of the charms, and had a coupon for 40% off on one item regular price, bought the chain @ 30% off reg. price, and already had the agate bead.
This one is a little different, as used a different chain, and added a eiffel tower charm

Have already gifted the necklace to someone special, but think I will be creating another one soon for someone else.
 Have not been working on jewelry in a while now, but do need to get busy with Christmas just around the corner.  I just can't seem to focus on the the words Holidays and Christmas this year.  I recently commented on someone's blog that it seems like the whole year has been out of focus for me. :/

Another Dab of This and That ramble...

Friday, November 9, 2012

Colors of Fall

When out and about last weekend, I found some Fall color to share .  I suspect many trees will go from green to brown this year and skip the pretty color stage.  The pictures pretty  well speak for themselves.
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Linking up @ "A Favorite Thing"
                       "Mosaic Monday"
                       "Outdoor Wednesday"


Sunday, November 4, 2012

Dab of This and That

They learn fast.........
Out and about over the weekend, doing all that "busy stuff", that we always need to do to keep a household running.    Making lists of things that need to be done and shopping for upcoming events.   Stopped  at a couple of yard sales and an estate sale, but nothing to get excited about.  Did buy a package of glass beads and some rhinestone findings that I think used to be part of a bracelet at one time - more on that later.  
Weather was beautiful  with the exception of  a thunder rumble shower, that rolled thru late in the day on Saturday.
While out  I actually remembered to take the camera along, just in case I ran across some Fall color.  I did take pics of some trees in their beautiful Fall colors of crimson, orange and yellow.  Have not really sorted thru them yet, but will be sharing them  later.

Fall color outside my back door....
Just a short  Dab of This and That ramble.
Have a great week!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Fall - One of My Favorite Times of the Year

Hard to believe it is now November, and the holidays are just around the corner.  I won't be adding anymore Fall decor, so hope the pumpkin and the ornamental gourds stay nice thru Thanksgiving.  The mums - doubt they will make it that long.

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Added  a couple of ornamental gourds on the table....

Since taking this picture, most of the leaves have been cleaned up and the process will be repeated many times in the near future.  Not one of my favorite things to do.

Fall at Dab of This and That's house........

Linking up with "Show and Tell Friday" 
                           "A Favorite Thing"
                           "Outdoor Wednesday"
    What ever your plans - Have a  great weekend!