Friday, December 3, 2010

a few things from around our house

I mentioned yesterday that I was in need of jelly beans..
well, I got them today.  
Phew..crisis averted.  
(I tend to get tunnel vision when I have an idea in my head)

Here's what I started with - 
$ tree vase, $ tree tealights & Walmart jelly beans
Add 8 more vases and you've got yourself a menorah!

Here is it after lighting candles (day 2)

I'm all for using candy to decorate for pretty much any holiday

I'm still deciding what else, if anything, to add to our mantle. 
I'll keep you posted :)

For my wreath, I wanted something simple (and easy).  
I used 3 things - grapevine wreath, cheap bows and my glue gun.

I kinda dig how you can see the reflection of the flag.
 obviously any color bows would work...
I like the combo of blues, turquoise and silver. 

Here's 'kitty' (his name is Clifford but everyone calls him Kitty). 

He's MY cat (especially when he needs food or is scratching up the furniture).  
He's not 'holiday' related.  
He just happened to be awake when I was taking pictures :)

I also wanted to share our family holiday card.  
We've used various places in the past but this year I picked Shutterfly.  
I posted about their great deal a while back - well, this was the payoff.  

I'm really happy with how they turned out!!
Now I just need to address all the envelopes - ugh!

Have a great Friday!
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I have been posting lots of goodies lately 
(as soon as I find something I like, I share it over there). 


JC's Loft said...

I get tunnel vision to haha, it's kind of annoying! Fun projects, thanks for sharing :)


Kelli @ RTSM said...

Your wreath is so cute! And I love the card too! I really need to get busy working on ours:)

Lorie said...

I am glad you found jelly beans!

FrouFrouBritches said...

Lovin the jellybean menorah! Totally unique! I love your card! That picture in the upper corner of Ladybug is PRECIOUS! The one with her head cute!

Melissa C said...

That has to be the most adorable Christmas card ever!

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

What a cute idea! I also like your Christmas cards!

He & Me + 3 said...

I love the jelly bean idea and lighting the candles. Your wreath turned out so cute.

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

Your kitty is so cute!
Love your cards-they turned out great!

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