Thursday, December 30, 2010

let it snow...

it is a cold & snowy evening here in colorado & i am cozy at home. :) snow is not my favorite, but i do like it & it makes everything look so pretty... as long as i don't have to drive in it, then i say, "let it snow, let it snow, let it snow"! :) & it feels good too, because i am a little bit sad that Christmas is over... it all went by too fast! & sadly, i didn't take very many pictures. but anyway, it was still a wonderful day of celebrating the birth of Christ, my savior! :) & of course, i got many wonderful gifts... {an amazing knitting book from here} {a yoga mat, which i have already used twice, yay!} {this bag, cute} {scarf & gloves- pictured below} {letters to juliet, really cute movie} {season 6 of full house, my favorite show ever, haha} {a pretty set of plates} & of course, it was really nice to see my family members all together & happy with their gifts! :)
we are all so blessed! i hope you all had a very wonderful christmas too!
anyway, here are some of the snowy photos from today!

& here are some christmas cookie photos,
because i just now got around to sharing them...
too bad they are all gone now... :(

Friday, December 24, 2010

Happy Birthday Jesus!!

^a really cute old Christmas card from my mom's collection! it's so pretty!!

it's still a mystery to me, that the hands of God could be so small,
how tiny fingers reaching in the night, were the very hands that measured the sky

hallelujah, hallelujah
heaven's love reaching down to save the world
hallelujah, hallelujah
Son of God, Servant King,
You're here with us
You're here with us

it's still a mystery to me, how His infant eyes have seen the dawn of time
how His ears have heard an angel's symphony,
but still Mary had to rock her Savior to sleep

hallelujah, hallelujah
heaven's love reaching down to save the world
hallelujah, hallelujah
Son of God, Servant King,
You're here with us
You're here with us

Jesus the Christ, born in Bethlehem
a baby born to save, to save the souls of man

-words from one of my favorite Christmas songs,
"here with us" by joy williams

* click here to watch a video of the song, with clips from "The Nativity Story"

I hope you all have a VERY Merry Christmas!
& remember the true reason why we celebrate!
JESUS' Birthday!!!

& here is a cute instant photo of all of the yummy sugar cookies we decorated last night!
so fun!! :)

Monday, December 20, 2010

lately {in photos}

there was a lot of christmas-y things going on over the weekend... i was hardly even home. on saturday, i went to a christmas play of "it's a wonderful life" with some family & friends!! the play was really cute! :)

on sunday, my church's choir presented our annual Christmas canatata! all of us in the choir put a lot of work into it & the preformances went so good! the music was was a big blessing to all of us! later that afternoon, our pastor hosted a Christmas party at his house! there was yummy Christmas goodies, pretty decorations, & singing Christmas songs. here are some pictures from my very fun weekend...
i love the pretty luminaries.
singing christmas carols.
my pretty sister. ♥

& here is a shot of my silver sparkle nail polish
that i wore for all the weekend's Christmas festivities!!
i love it!!!

& my friend & her cute little boy are visiting right now!
so, i got to hang out him last week!!!! & he is so cute!!! :)
& of course a really cute shot taken with my instax mini 25...

Sunday, December 19, 2010

last-minute Christmas SALE!!

it is 5 days until Christmas... yippee!!!
get 15% OFF your purchase from my etsy shop
Christmas Sale sponsored by the lovely Elise from pennyweight.
use the coupon code: PENNYWEIGHT
this sale will run through Christmas Day!
visit Elise’s blog to see more amazing sales from other featured shops...
her blog is always so inspiring!!
& her vintage clothing shop:
troubadour vintage
is full of amazing treasures!

Friday, December 17, 2010

i'm dreaming of a white christmas...

we had our first real snow last night!! yay!! now i really feel like Christmas is officially coming... & since it is only a week away... here is some Christmas-y inspiration!First Snow
^ love this shot from egan snow.
^ red boots in the snow. by emma lamb.
^ & how cute is this... love that hat! :) from ashley goodwin.

i have a very busy weekend ahead, with lots of Christmas-y fun...
two parties! my church choir dress rehearsal & our cantata!
& a Christmas play of "it's a wonderful life"!!
i can't believe it's here already... i am so excited!
plus, i still have lots of favorite Christmas movies to watch!
especially these two...
bing crosby ♥
have a happy weekend!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

time is running out...

today, i noticed that there are only 10 days left until Christmas...
i had to go back & count again to make sure that was right...
we are running out of time & i still have a lot to do... oh my!

i wanted to remind everyone that TOMORROW is the last day to take advantage of the BUY 2, GET 1 FREE SALE that is going on in my shop right now!

all you have to do is {click here}
to get the special coupon code!
& then go shopping....
when you make your order, just type the coupon code & the name of the third, FREE item that you would like in the notes to the seller!
(the free item must be equal or lesser value)
i have a lot of really cute handmade items & photo prints...

** i took those photos with my new fuji instax mini 25! yay!!
:) :) :)

over the weekend: living nativity!

every year my church has a very special "living nativity" with kids & teens playing mary, joseph, the angels, the kings, & the shepherds... plus we have live animals too!! donkeys, goats, sheep, & so on... (we usually have camels too, but due to a complication with that this year, we had llamas instead.) it's always a lot of fun! so, here are some photos from our living nativity... :)
me & my sister, wearing our warm boots & scarves!
the nativity scene! ♥ aren't they cute??
here is me & my sister with one of the cute llamas! so fun!
we did 6 performances, on two nights, & everyone loved it! the second night was much colder than the first, but overall it went really well & the kids did such a great job! it was hard work for a lot of the people in my church, but it was also such a joy to be a part of! :) after all, this scene represents why we truly celebrate Christmas! :)

Monday, December 13, 2010

snowflake fashion.

one of my favorite things to do when i am online is browse through all of the fun fashion blogs that there are out there... there are so many cute & unique looks, that i am pretty sure i could never pull off... but i still love to look! :) here is some of the cute winter fashions that i am loving today...
i saw these amazing snowflake leggings on thread sence, because the daybook is having a giveaway for a $50 gift certificate! yay! & this is definitely my favorite item in their shop... i think even i could style these! they would be so fun this winter! {go to the daybook to enter to win the $50 from thread sence}

& i am really loving these snowflake-inspired items, all from modcloth...
so cozy & cute!!! :)

& some other news: i took today off work, because i have some extra vacation days to use before the end of the year!! yay!! so, i am off to go christmas shopping with my sister!! i hope i find some good gifts for my family... also, i will be back with another post later today, with some really fun photos from my weekend! it was a good one! happy monday everyone! :)

Thursday, December 9, 2010

this morning...

i had hot tea & cranberry orange scones for breakfast!
& i had to take a couple of photos. ♥

merry & bright.

it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...
christmas lights
christmas lights

& here are a couple of new knitted items (for babies)
{for sale in my shop}
i love making these & they are so cute!! :)
christmas sparkle baby hat
golden baby bow headband

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

a special day.

6 years ago, on this day, my grandma passed away from cancer. my grandma was a very special person & i miss her so much... i especially miss her this time of year, because she really loved christmas. she loved every thing about it, even the crowded stores & busy-ness of it all! i kind of like to believe that i got *my love* of christmas from her! one christmas, when i was in high school, she gave me the cutest little christmas tree & mini ornaments, to put up in my bedroom. i was in love with it! after she died, i decided to put the tree up every year, on dec. 7th, just for her! so, that is why this is a special day. :)

here is my pretty tree ♥
& how cute is this little ornament! ♥ misfit toys :)

& here is some candy cane love
{new christmas cards in my etsy shop}

also, there has been a lot of decorating going on lately...

& eating too many of these christmas candies, my favorite.

i love christmas, such a fun time of year!
& i have a fun new camera headed my way
to help me document all of the christmas fun to come...
a fujifilm instax mini 25!!! yay!! it should be here this week!
i can not wait!! :)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

25 Days of Christmas!

advent is a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the birth of Jesus! it's such a special time of the year & of course...
Jesus is the Reason for the Season!
so, i thought it would be fun to share "my advent calendar" with you.
there are so many special Christmas-y things to do... i want to cherish them all!
* these Christmas advent numbers so cute! they are for sale here
{1} make a fun Christmas playlist to listen to all month long!!!
{2} hang up my pretty crocheted snowflakes.
{3} help decorate my family's Christmas tree
{4} put up my grandma's Christmas village ♥
{5} make Christmas candy: chocolate covered cherries & peanut butter cups... yumm!
{6} watch Hallmark Christmas movies (i love them... haha)
{7} decorate my mini Christmas tree, a very special gift from my grandma ♥
{8} watch lots of classic Christmas movies, like a Charlie Brown Christmas!
{9} make Christmas cookies, for my church's nativity!
{10} my church's living nativity, celebrating the TRUE meaning of Christmas!
{11} Christmas shopping!
{12} knit a scarf to give to someone i love for Christmas.
{13} eat lots of candy canes!
{14} make Christmas cards for friends & family
{15} relax by the fire with a cup of spiced cider.
{16} wear a silly Christmas Sweater!
{17} take a drive to look at Christmas lights.
{18} going to see a musical Christmas play of "It's a Wonderful Life"! yay!!
{19} singing in a Christmas Cantata, with my church choir.
{20} wrap Christmas presents!
{21} make more Christmas cookies... yumm!!
{22} sponsor a child, through
{23} read the the story of the birth of our Savior from the Bible ♥
{24} go to Candlelight Service is always one of my favorites!
{25} MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! celebrate the birth of my Savior with my family!

so, there is my list! i am so excited that it's Christmastime...
let the fun begin!
do you have an advent calendar on you blog/online? i would love to see it!
feel free to share your link in the comments!