Monday, December 24, 2012


Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas.

This is my Christmas advent that I made last year. I love it so much that I wish I can keep it up to enjoy all year long. In second thought, why not?


I do have to give credit where credit is due. The inspiration for these cute baking tin ornaments came from my bloggie friend Kimberly of ART JOY STUFF. If you don't already follow her blog, you'll want to, she an amazing artist.
These Christmas tree ornaments are made from vintage baking tins that I found. I started by painting the tins, back and front in white. I then opened little holes in the top and bottom. I added tinsel and then glued vintage Christmas images of children and Santa on top of the tinsel. I finished by adding a little sentiment. They have a piece of lace on the top to hang by and on the bottom a clear acrylic charm.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012


I usually use this gum ball machine to hold my vintage cream and white button. I decided to turn it into a Christmas waterless snow globe, super simple and fun to create. Hope you like it.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Praying for Connecticut.

I feel so sad and my heart is  heavy for all the senseless loss of life, oh Lord, the little ones......... I was never blessed with children of my own. But,  I love my nieces and nephews so very much and I know the love of a parent is much greater. I can't begin to imagine how you would ever wrap your arms around the loss of a child.
The intensity of emotions for these parest, OMG how do you recover from something like this. A child, how do you live with that ???? If this is not the ultimate test of your faith, what is?

My sweet mom who even in the saddest of circumstances can find a reason to thank God. I remember her telling me when my dad passed, over 24 years ago. That she knew  our lives were for ever changed. But, among all that sadness and grieve she was grateful. I asked her, what could you be grateful for at a time like this? She then gave me a hug and said, that eve though I was devastated and inconsolable, the lost of a child would be a greater pain to bare. She seamed so sure about that.  Then I understood, she was grateful that my dad would not have to endure the lost of a child.
That's the way it should be, we say goodbye to our parents. A parent should not have to say goodbye to a child.

I pray for all  families touched by this tragedy in Connecticut, may God's  blanket of love and comfort be with them always. Sending blessing to all my bloggie friends with children, hug them, hug them long.
May God bless us all, xxx.

Monday, December 10, 2012


This is as close to a white Christmas as we're going to get here, in beautiful south Florida. I did add a few new pieces to our Christmas decor this year. I so enjoy changing things around and decorating for all the holidays. This is what our cozy little home looks like,  all dressed up and waiting for baby Jesus birthday celebration. Come on in, relax and stay a while.
I've uploaded a  home tour video on my You Tube channel, if you like to SEE.

Sunday, December 9, 2012


I've had this little doll house shelving unit under my fav things for a while now. I love how they used  a little wood bird house as the chimney and the little picket fence, so adorable.

Well look what I found junking around. I could not pass her up, she was just $20.00 WOW. I can't wait to start working on it. I'm going for a shabby pink and white. So super excited.

Thursday, December 6, 2012


These are the latest pieces that I've added to my collection of vintage jewelery. I found all this goodness on a recent trip to Mont. Dora in central Florida, love that place for antiquing.  I can't wait to incorporate them into some projects.