snow many ways to make fun cards for the holidays

December 18, 2014 by: Marie P
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 It's almost too late to mail your Christmas cards but next come the thank you cards for all of the fabulous goodies and the crochet sweaters you received for Christmas.  I like to make cards a bit personal by having the littles help me now and then. I had to do a lot of assembly for these (or glitter would have been the afternoon snack) but they sure liked shaking them once they were finished. We love snowglobes any time of year, but aren't they magical for the holidays? Happy snowglobe making, shaking, or watching to you this week.   snowglobe_cards_2 aengycards2   IMG_3074   Cut a circle in the front of your card. Two layers of see through plastic overlay (a ziploc bag works but is a little cloudy) and glitter between are your globe. Add a back to cover that mess and a picture inside if you like, or leave it empty to just shake or show your message in the card. IMG_5323  

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Categories: handmade, make this with a toddler

a traveling vintage dress stops in texas

December 17, 2014 by: Marie P
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I was fortunate enough to catch a stop on the tour of a vintage dress owned by Joanna making its rounds to vintage loving bloggers in three countries. What I was not lucky enough to do was catch it in agreeable weather... The cold and rain we've had on and off for a bit made wearing this lovely but springy dress difficult.  Of course, as a Texan I can be a bit wimpy about weather, we aren't used to much cold and so early in the winter. I was able to enjoy the dress much more while bundled in my turtleneck. I love the colors and the beautiful way the other ladies styled it, one day I am meant to wear these colors in warm weather.  The vintage handmade dress has pretty details and buttons shown off in some of its other blog posts and is a classic vintage piece. This is how I wear vintage quite often, with another modern item that is comfortable and fits in with what I am doing that day (and with carrying a toddler around on one hip). What vintage are you wearing this week? sweater_and_vintage_dress

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Check out the other vintage enthusiasts who styled this dress in such pretty ways by clicking each blogger's photos.

     

       

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Categories: closet

this year the tree is on the wall

December 16, 2014 by: Marie P
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For years I was a Christmas addict and every room that had the space had a tree of a varying size stuffed into it. After two Christmases with late pregnancies and now two toddlers I have scaled way back to a holiday without the trees. I miss them, but I shudder to think of a little man trying to climb one the way he climbs every tree we see at the park. It makes sense, right? Boys climb trees. Why shouldn't they want to climb one in your house? Crash, boom, broken ornaments. This year the hubs made a tree out of scrap beadboard we already had. I enjoy the simplicity and I think the presents will look lovely there when the boys are ready for them. Yes, they try to look at this one pretty closely, but they aren't climbing it yet or eating pine needles. Wait, they did do that from my greenery arrangement. One day, a real tree... I can wait (impatiently). christmas tree from beadboard for the wall The greenery in the vase was throw away spruce from a Christmas tree sale. I love reusing the cut boughs for arrangements and decorations- free and heavenly smelling! Our couches usually have neutral and very easy to clean slipcovers in lighter colors on them, but at Christmas I break out a color I hide the rest of the year...red. christmas decor in red and green   beadboard handmade christmas tree   beadboard christmas tree   beadboard tree   playing with train   christmas greenery bouquet

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Categories: at home, seasonal