Canada Garden: 11/10

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

A Note to My Sister PJ

This one's for you, sis, and you don't even have to bake for it :)   The guy at the shipping place wasn't happy.  He said it's too big and too light and might get crushed by all the other big HeAvY packages that will get piled on top of it.   I hope it gets there safe and sound and that you have a happy happy thanksgiving!   I love you.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Tuesday Red & Green

These days, getting ready for Thanksgiving means getting ready for Christmas.  Glitter, glitter everywhere!    Even the treadmill is glittered :)  Maybe I will put a garland on it too . . .  This piece went to a fundraiser.   Hope it makes someone happy. 

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Good-bye Fall, Hello Christmas

This is the piece that's been on my door at work for the last couple of weeks.  It's hard to believe that Thanksgiving is less than a week away!  I'm more than ready for pumpkin pie :)   And actually,  I'm ready to let the fall colors go and  start decorating for Christmas.  .  .

This will be our first time in seven or eight years to have an "official" Christmas tree.   Once the boys got older, I just quit on traditional trees.  A couple of years ago, I did make something fancy, but pretty much it's been tiny little trees or a dozen roses with evergreens in a vase.

This year,  Betsy & Kyle are coming to see us, and that means a real tree again : )     We went today to look around and an old forgotten, but familiar discussion began--artificial or real? white lights or colors? floor-to-ceiling or tabletop-to-ceiling?  So many decisions, no wonder we have to start before Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

More on Pumpkins + Paint

I love it when the dining room table is all cleaned off and there's something pretty in the middle.  Right now you can't see the pumpkin because the table is serving as the official catch-all for everything that I've brought into the house this week.  'Course I won't bother to show that to you, but here's a glimpse at that painting party I was telling you about:

I haven't given up on fall yet, even though I'm really looking forward to decorating for Christmas this year.  Betsy & Kyle are coming!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Jewelry Trees

We were talking about decorating Christmas trees with jewelry over on The Farm's blog, and this is what happened at my house :)

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Betsy & Kyle Christmas

What you don't see here is the big smile on MY face.  Thanks to Judson and Rachel for the time, effort, and expense.  These are priceless.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Lilla & G Man

Mark took these shots last weekend when the sun was shining.  Today, it's a cloudy, drizzly Saturday.  Chili weather.

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

More From the Party

Design Master is a line of spray paint that comes in a bunch of different types and colors.  Their website is full of ideas for having your own painting party!  Once you get going, it's hard to stop--you'll be looking around to see what else you can find to paint :)

Monday, November 08, 2010

Painted Pumpkins

There was a painting party on the patio this weekend!  Beautiful weather for it.  I  really got inspired by Jodi Duncan's class a couple of weeks ago in St. Louis.

Sunday, November 07, 2010


Mama bought this beautiful pottery bowl for me last time we were at The Farm together. 

Monday, November 01, 2010

It Was Happy :)

We had fun last night--lots more trick or treaters than the last few years.    It was so nice to see Travis and Dan with their families.  Since we didn't have our boys here, seeing them was the next best thing.  Our Betsy & Kyle celebrated Halloween last night with Micky Mouse at Disney World.  Can't wait to see those pictures!