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!