Dollar Crafts and a card box

Sometimes I get so desensitized from all the “STUFF” at the craft shops especially at Christmas time, the aisles are over stimulation to my brain, even the soothing Christmas music they play to get you in the ‘mood’ does not make me want to linger. I went into one of these shops yesterday to pick up specifically 2 items with my shopping companion Benny (he’s 3yrs old and so good to me.) Ben usually asks for nothing so when he grabbed a $1.00 DIY craft project I said,” OK..and choose one for your brother.” We came home and it was time to make the craft. We set up a work space and I daubed on the glue as he carefully placed each  foam shape exactly where he wanted it. I has a Christmas card box and some glittered snow and with that he created a little snowy scene for his snow man. We really got into it and I could not believe how much joy that dollar item brought us both!!!! ..I think when there is so much to see and buy and do during the season..it’s when you choose to fully enjoy a moment.. that is when it really counts…Christmas does not come in a box (Grinch)

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Decorations are Up!

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This year we will be spending Christmas in the Caribbean…whoo hoo….BUT I still wanted to decorate our home for the holidays! Our tradition is a real tree but this year we went with the imposer  (our fake tree) It’s small but the boys love it just the same. My hubby loves colored lights on the tree, it reminds him of Christmas when he was a boy….. that’s his only request, how can I say no!  This year we are doing a book countdown, we put out a basket of wrapped books (books that we already own.) and we  plan on letting our boys open one to read each evening during December. I always get in the holiday mood early..it’s my favorite time of the year..that being said: Happy Thanksgiving All!!!

Perfect Palette



Sweet isn’t it? This charming lollie buffet was created by Sonia for her daughter, Lucy, who recently celebrated her first birthday.

I love when customers send me pictures of how they used the pinwheels. I love the softness of her creation…the delicious sweet treats and AMAZING carousel cake.

Sonia is from Australia(my pinwheels travel far sometimes)  and she also sent me a picture of the party invite (see below)

I think Lucy is a very lucky girl :O)

Happy First Birthday!!!