Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Motivated Mondays Linky Party

So after what is hopefully a refreshing and relaxing Sunday, are you like me and start thinking that evening about what's on the plate for the coming week? Do you fall asleep to crafting and decorating ideas and can't wait to wake up so you can get started on a project?

Thus is birthed Motivated Mondays....

Each Monday, Shimmer & Tulle will host a Linky party for you to join in and display a project or craft that you recently completed.

Definitely looking forward to seeing all the creativity that is out there! Party starts on Monday, December 28th and will close at 11pm that evening.

A new post will be up on that Monday for you to join in.

The New Kid on the Block....

Hello there. I am a Wordpress transplant, moving into the Blogspot neighborhood and loving it already! I really dig that I can tap into my creative juices and have different blog backgrounds and headers. Couldn't really do that with Wordpress....just saying.

My old blog is still available. You can check out all my old postings, moments of divine inspiration and loads of creativity.

So here I am.

And well, here you are. Enjoy!

a skirt of my very own...

so now with little Eliel into somewhat of a schedule, I am aiming at being more productive, in the kitchen with fab meals, with my enjoyment reading and with crafts. Ideally, I’d like to work on a craft each day. Something. Anything. Just to keep whittling away this huge self-imposed punishment list of crafts….so one project I did today was a skirt for the Christmas tree! I always wanted one and dreamly walk through the stores fascinated with the beauty of the ones calling my name, begging me to take them home….but that all comes to a serious halt when I see the prices!!! And I always think “I can make that”. Well if you are like me, you say that so often that you actually don’t get to anything bc there are so many things you are currently working on….but anyway, without any more delay, here is my “country vintage meets whimsical” Christmas tree skirt…

It’s a teal color with brown polka dots w/a yellow and red stripe ruffle. And I added a little shimmer to it with teal, blue and pink rhinestones. I just love it!

Here is a better look, a closeup.

And if you do a second glance, it looks like Ms. Pacman is in the house…..hehehe (w/my big Apple pushpin holder thingamajig…)

The Non-Entryway

Ok, so here is the deal. I am an American who when going to people’s houses or having people come over to my house, it’s more likely that this would be something of a front door ordeal. BUT I have married a Canadian, we live in Canada and have been for the four years of our marriage been dealing with how it seems that people are always coming and going through the back door. GRANTED, I don’t even like my little dark corner of a front door and hall, but I just don’t understand why people want to come through the back door and not the formal (often beautified) front door.

So I just sucked it up and made my non-entranceway more glamorous with a little shopping of the house….I think it looks pretty good, eh? Especially now, I am really liking how festive it feels. Ok, so NOW I can see why ppl are coming through the back door…:)

This is a little “cubby-like” space for my son’s coats and shoes…above it is a blackboard where I put tonight’s menu, a scripture verse (of the week) and updates on Eliel — right now, my little 8 month old is sporting 2 bottom teeth and 2 top ones are on the way!

And you can’t really see it here, but in the first picture, on the other side of the door is a wooden American flag plaque given to me by one of my close friends. I get all the time murmurs from my fellow Canadians about having an American flag on the door. My response: “If you don’t want to see the American flag, then come through the front door!” :) hehe

It’s not working, hasn’t made any difference. I still get the back door trail o’company!