Thursday, December 10, 2009

Poor Man's Wreath

So naturally, we're a little on the broke side. Happens a lot during this time of year! I came to the conclusion that we needed some additional Christmas cheer in the house, so I made us a wreath to hang in our big window in front!

The Wreath!

Hendrix likes to help

The Embellishments

Decorated Wreath


And a bow to top it all off!

Cost Wrap-Up:
Wreath : $5.99 (Joann Fabrics)
Help From Hendrix : FREE!
2 Silver Picks : $0.58 (Joann Fabrics)
4 Red and Green Picks : $1.16 (Joann Fabrics)
2 Feather Picks : $1.98 (Joann Fabrics)
Ribbon : $1 (Dollar Tree)

Total Cost: $10.71

Next year I want to try an ornament wreath, ribbon wreath, or feather wreath, but until then, this will do juuuuust fine :)

Sunday, December 6, 2009


Today I had the day off, so I decided to go over to my mothers house, and we finished the stockings we started a few weeks back, so that I can hang them up :) I love how they turned out. I made one for myself, one for my hubby, and one for Riley. I loved the stockings I bought for the cats last year, so I didn't have the heart to replace them this soon :)

There are all 5 of the stockings :)

And a better shot of the 3 that we finished making today :)

I am one happy camper!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

First Snow!

It's snowing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Its not sticking much, but we shall see.

After today, I'm not entirely sure that dear Riley has seen snow before. When we adopted him from Chicago's animal control, they said they had picked him up a week earlier (so around April 14th) as a stray in the city. He was extremely emaciated, but he's a young guy, he was 6 months at the time we adopted him. We don't know that he could have survived on the streets over an entire winter.

Either way, we love having him, and today when I took him outside to see what the snow was all about, he kept snapping at the snowflakes, and trying to nom them. It was one of the cutest things I've ever seen. Though I'm biased, and love my pup way too much!