Friday, 19 December 2008


Well what a week I had all these plans to post Christmas things and decorate the house but everything has been put on the back burner my Children ended up with a tummy bug and my husband has been out of town for work for the last 6 days, he gets back today:)

On Monday we got the carpets cleaned all ready for Christmas day. (I usually get the carpets done a week before Christmas, as we all end up siting of the floor opening gifts and playing with the new toys). This week we have been trying to catch up with friends.

Here are a few photos of my house, I don't think I will be doing much more decorating this year I still have to finish the Christmas cards and Christmas shopping and baking. I don't know where the year has gone especially the last few weeks.

Our basic everyday table display we have leading up to Christmas, (I change it around a bit when I change the table cloth this is how it turned out today)

I re-decorate the table on Christmas eve for Christmas day.

The Children's Christmas tree.

Some swap goodies hanging up.

On Christmas eve we light all the candles and it looks so pretty.

This will be the last post from me until after Christmas (unless something happens that I just have to post about).

Wishing you and your family a very joyful Christmas and a stress free Christmas. May we remember the real reason for Christmas and share this special time with our family and friends.

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Secret Santa Honeypot

Today my daughter and I received a package in the mail from a Secret Santa. We participated in the Secret Santa Honeypot swap, it was loads of fun and we enjoyed making things for someone else. I hope our swap partner liked what we made they should get there's any day now.

Look a parcel from the US.

Look at all the goodies:)

The card was sooooo pretty thank you so much we will be putting it up soon.

My daughter loved this decoration the best. Very pretty.

I love this one look at all the needle work she has done. There was a matching stocking but the photo did not load. I will post another photo later when I have found a place for it to hang.

Aren't these the cutest ever.

And matching mittens. I have the perfect place to hang the skates and mittens and will show photos later.

Just lovely this is going on one of our old door handles.

Everything was so well made and perfect for our house. I think I have worked out who my secret santa is once I know for sure I will put a link to her blog.
Well I am now going to have a coffee and hope my children have some quiet time, we have had a huge day with our playgroup breakup Christmas party.

Sunday, 30 November 2008

Oh Christmas Tree Oh Christmas Tree

I am starting to feel festive. Today we trimmed the Christmas tree. We usually put up decorations during the whole of December. I will post as we make and decorate things.

While my husband and I put up the tree my Children decorated the little wire tree. I use this one for them to put on all the decorations they have made, and then we use other decorations to fill up the tree, I bet in a few years it will be full of their creations. I really love doing this as I find their decorations can get lost on the big tree and can't really be enjoyed. We put the decorations made this year at the front and the ones made other years at the back and side. We put this little tree onto of the TV unit in the family room, so everyone can enjoy it.

Then we decorated the big tree, they are so proud of their handy work:)
I have had a Christmas song in my head all day. You see miss 6 lost her second front tooth today, so guess what she has been singing. How many more days to Christmas??????

Add Image Ohh looky here I see a decorations that I got in my swap package.

Ohhh here is another one what a lovely Angel from my swap partner.

The Angel onto is one of Shannon Thompsons creations. I have another one for the Mantel. Will show photos of the rest of the house as we decorate it.

Here is the finished tree.

I also get my children to fill up bowls with baubles. They love to do that and the we put them around the house.

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Vintage Stocking Swap

My daughter and I signed up for the Vintage Stocking Swap that Casa Bella Chic hosted. Yesterday my swap package arrived from Kylie (A bite of Country Cupcakes)
My daughter and I were so excited. What can I say other than thankyou sooooooo very much. We were both so blessed and love everything.

Don't you just love the box everything came in. When we opened the box it was sooo full of goodies.

Miss 6 is so excited.
Kylie was so kind as to put in a little gift for each of my Children.

The stocking that Kylie made above it is full of things and below is what was inside.
So many choc scented things and look at those cards they are lovely.

Here is everything that was in the box, how she got it all to fit is beyond me.

Look at all the lovely things.... I love those hearts they are sooo cute.

Some more pretties. Look at the Angel in the box. I love Angels
Thankyou so much Kylie everything was lovely, and we can't wait until the 1st of December, when we decorate our house and tree for Christmas.

Here is what my Daughter and I made for Kylie. We were lucky enough to find this huge vintage stocking. Sorry about these pics as they were taken late at night and did not come out very good.

We gave it a new lease on life by adding bows, bells, ribbon and glitter.

Miss 6 and I did a bit of an angel theme as we both just love Angles.

3 little boxes for Kylie's children and a Christmas gift for Kylie
Some yummy things.
This swap was so much fun, and thankyou Kylie for being such a great swap partner I have really enjoyed getting to know you. I can't thankyou enough for everything.
Oh there are still 2 more spots available for the Pay It Forward so if you would like to get a gift from me and would like to give to someone else please sigh up below.

Sunday, 23 November 2008

Pay It Forward

You probably all know about "Pay it Forward". I'm not really sure when or where it began ,
But the idea is to spread some kindness without expecting anything in return .
I was lucky enough to sign up with
Kylie from A bite of Country Cupcakes. Now what I need to do is add a PIF symbol to my blog and a link back to Kylie.
This I have done...

The first 3 visitors to visit my blog and leave a comment saying they would like to be involved will receive a handmade gift from me within 365 days of joining .
These 3 visitors must have their own blog,
and be prepared to do the same for their first 3 visitors .
And follow the above steps as I had to do.
It all just means (besides keeping Aussie Post on their toes),
People that have generally never met,
are prepared to share some happiness "just because" it feels good .
And "just beacause" pressies are always the best! Are'nt they?
My participation in this will also mark my 50th post!!....50 posts already!!
What on earth have I been rabbiting on about???
SO...If you would like to join up just leave me a comment,


And email me your address, likes and colors...I guess??
And within 365 days you will get a little surprise in the post!

And the Winner is.....

The lucky winner of my 50th post blog give away is Jo-Anne
Miss 6 drew out the name from a tea cup. Sorry I did not take photos this time:)

Friday, 21 November 2008

The Season of Giving

Check out Cottage in the Making for a lovely give away click on the pic for details.

Christmas is just around the corner and there are so many giveaways at the moment. Be sure to check out my side bar for a few that I have come across.

One giveaway I stumbled upon today is The Great Christmas Giveaway.
Click on the link below or the one on my sidebar to check it out.

Now don't forget my 50th post giveaway. I will be drawing the winner on Sunday.

Trudy from Bits of Wool is also having a giveaway click on the pic below to check out her giveaway.