Archive | December, 2010

Merry Christmas!

24 Dec

Merry Christmas!

Hope your holidays are happy, healthy, and full of fun!



Perfect Last Minute Homemade Birdie Gifties

22 Dec

Birdie Ornamenets by Lisa Rupp Lisa Rupp, a wonderful artist, drew these lovely little birdies (there’s a cardinal, too!) and thought she’d share them.  Her blog is That’s Happy and these make me happy.  Download the JPG, print it out on nice paper, a little string or ribbon and voila!  Instant gifties.  Lovely.

There are also generous artists donating free gift tags to be printed out.  There is a great list at Bella Dia.

What about free printable gift wrap?  Creature Comforts has a cute paper and tag set that’s holiday appropriate AND bird inspired.  Perfect!

Enjoy, maybe this will help with the last minute rush!

Merry! Merry!

21 Dec

An Annual Tradition

4 Dec

We usually get our Christmas tree after Thanksgiving.  We go up to Crest Ranch in Bonny Doon, California.  It is on the ridge above our house.  It’s a beautiful location.

I love Crest Ranch

This one?

We have to examine each tree.

Should we cut it here?


We have fun along the way . . . all of it totally safe and legal.

Oh good!  Running with knives.

I'm tired of walking, Dad.

Hauling Gage

Uh-oh!  We broke the rules.

(Or not . . . oops!)

In the end, we are successful in choosing a beautiful tree.

Victory shot!

And have some special family time.

Father and daughter

And some eye-rolling good jokes . . .

Rolling her eyes at her mother

Still, I can’t imagine a better way to spend a cold, blustery Saturday morning. Fueled with hot chocolate and donuts, we drove up the mountain and found our symbol of the season this year. Success.

Isn't Crest Ranch gorgeous?

Happy Christmas, everyone!

Annual Teeter-totter picture