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Christmas Decorations in my House

I wanted to share the decorations we put up at our house (I live with my Mom), just for fun!  We love to decorate for Christmas!  My Grandma loved Christmas and she was also very crafty, so she made lots of the decorations we put out in our house.  And then last year I made a bunch of painted wood pieces to hang up, so those are out too.  Plus a selection of my own penguins are placed around the house to spruce things up!

Shelf in the Bathroom

Shelf in the Bathroom

Our Fireplace Mantle

Our Fireplace Mantle

Glass Cabinet

Glass Cabinet in Living Room

Cards on the Piano

Cards on the Piano

Mini Christmas Tree

Mini Christmas Tree in Dining Room

China Cabinet Nativity

China Cabinet Nativity

Holly Leaves on Kitchen Pantry

Christmas Greenery above Kitchen Pantry

Poinsettas above Kitchen Cabinets

Poinsettias above Kitchen Cabinets

Christmas Bulb Wreath

Christmas Bulb Wreath

Christmas Wreath

Christmas Wreath (my Mom and sister did this)

Snowmen on the Stairs

Snowmen on the Stairs

 

Kindergarten photos of me and my sibs

Kindergarten photos of me and my sibs

 

Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree (I made the tree skirt last year!)

Merry Christmas Eve everyone!!  Tonight we will have a snacking dinner and then open presents, and play games until its late and we are so tired!!  What do you like to do with your family??

Updated To Do List

Now that my cousin’s wedding is over and I’ve completed my last craft show of the year, I feel like I can finally get started on some other projects that have been piling up for quite some time!  A few of these are on my 35 Before 35 list too.  Here is my updated list for the next month or 2:

  • handmade Christmas gifts – haven’t really picked any yet
  • post more product on Etsy
  • take jewelry sets to local stores to sell
  • make the tie-blankets for the boyfriend’s nephews – the gifts are from us both, but I’m making them (3 of them!)
  • maybe make the boyfriend’s nieces wristlets – any tips or tutorials that are quite easy?
  • take photos of all my DIY’s or Stuff I’ve Made to blog about
  • learn about Art Journaling and take it up, maybe buy some books to help (using my reward points from Crowdtap and other survey sites, email for a signup link!)
  • experiment with polymer clay
  • figure out fabric painting, the correct way to do it, then post a tutorial
  • make baby gifts —-because my sister is pregnant with TWINS!!!!!   (have I mentioned, my sister and I are twins??)
  • sell some stuff on Craigslist and ebay – if you are in need of a brand-new still-in-box stroller and car seat, please email me asap!
  • efficiently clean my art/craft room so it is organized and useable!
  • use my Rit dye on the khaki jacket
  • dip dye some article of clothing
  • make a sweater into a skirt
  • embellish some clothes with beads

I’m more than positive I am missing things on this list!

Anyone have any tips or suggestions for me?  Have you attempted some of these DIY’s with great results?  Share in the comments!

Win this!

SimpleCreativeBoutique: Contest

I am spreading the word about the contest at SimplyCreativeBoutique, a beautiful blog that always inspires me with the many projects she shares!

To Win:

Leave a comment explaining what “Creativity” means to you, she will pick the winner on Sunday the 29th at 8pm EST.  Head over here and leave your comment!

Here’s my answer:

“Creativity is any moment for me that makes time seem nonexistent, that makes hours turn into a block of time I am hardly aware of and utterly consumed by whatever art form I have decided upon for that moment.”

Win this!

WIN THIS!