Monday, December 17, 2012

Christmas Time Is Here!

Like many of you, Christmas is a holiday that I really enjoy.  Even with all the hustle and bustle that goes on, I love the shopping, baking, crafting, wrapping of gifts and listening to the carols while doing all of these things!

But just before all the holiday hustle and bustle began, Hubs and I sold our home in November and we are now living in Lake Tahoe.  The beauty here at this time of year is absolutely awesome!  The majestic snow covered mountains are a gorgeous sight every time you look at them.  It's such a different feeling here for the holidays than it was living in the city.  You actually see snowmen and snow covered trees and cabins just like the Christmas cards I've sent for so many years.  And when you hear the Christmas carol "White Christmas", you may actually have one! 

So for right now I'm really enjoying the snow and it's beauty, but in the coming months after it's all piled up everywhere, I'm sure I will tire of it and be ready for Spring to come.  But for Hubs, he is a die-hard skier, so he is all jazzed up right now since the weather is finally bringing much more snow to the tops of the mountains.

If you read my last post, I mentioned I had finger surgery last month. It did slow me down a little, but now that I am able to use my hand more, I feel like I'm back in the swing of things. What better time of year to have tons of inspiration everywhere to get the juices flowing!  I even made Hubs and I some new Christmas stockings out of an old red sweater I had hanging around.  I would like to add our names, but I'm running out of time with everything else going on right now.  Maybe next year?
And while trying to get back into the swing of things, I also made a few Pinterest inspired projects.

Here's my version of "Baby, It's Cold Outside" from Pinterest. This idea was from Etsy and can be even be purchased online from Lily and Val.  And since the backside of the foam core board I used was blank, I also painted,"Merry Christmas" with some snowflakes and holly. 
 Don't you just love Pinterest? 
I also made a few batches of Reindeer Food to give to family and friends. If you are into peppermint, this may become an immediate addiction.  This sweet treat recipe comes from Butter With a Side of Bread.  Be sure and take a look at all the wonderful recipes these ladies are sharing.  
You can take a look at my Pinterest board "Pins I've Made Myself" to see some of the other projects and recipes I have made.  If you have any questions about any of my pins, please feel free to email me!

Wishing you and yours
 a very Merry Christmas and a
Happy, Healthy New Year!



  1. Congrats on the new house and feeling better! I love your "Baby it's cold outside". I will definitely check out your Pinterest boards! Merry Christmas!
    Sew Incredibly Crazy

  2. Hi! Love the area you live in. Hope you are doing well... Merry Christas!

  3. Oh, I meant Merry Christmas! my mas was missing a typo.

  4. Congratulations on the move. I have heard Lake Tahoe is beautiful!

    I hope your finger heals fast :)

    Merry Christmas Diane!

  5. "OH what FUN it is to read....the Checkered Apple's Site! " Such neat ideas and YES pinterest is soooooo much fun. Wish I could be on there more often and make the stuff I see! IN a year or two when Bebe is in school.....

    MERRY CHRISTMAS and congrats on your new home!


  6. HI Diane! I'm so glad to know your finger is better enough for you to be able to use it now! I can just imagine how beautiful it must be in Lake Tahoe at this time of year and congratulations on your new home! We've been to Lake Tahoe in the summertime and I thought it was so beautiful. That was the sweetest smelling air and the most beautiful night skies I'd ever seen!
    Merry Christmas to you and your family and you're always a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  7. How fun to be living in a winter wonderland! Glad you're feeling better!

    Merry Christmas!


  8. I actually went to Lake Tahoe many years ago, it definitely is a beautiful place.
    I'm glad your finger is better, it looks like you've been pretty busy, creating some gorgeous things,
    Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year,
    Fiona xx

  9. Hope you are getting that finger healed up. I do love Pinterest and have made some fun things thanks to it. Hope your Christmas was lovely. Happy new Year!

  10. Hope that you had a wonderful Christmas.


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