Saturday, December 6, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
Decorating for the holidays can be both fun, memorable and a chore. Finding the time between the parties, open houses, baking cookies, wrapping the gifts, shopping and cooking can be a challenge. I love to take the time to pull out all of my decorations, break out some eggnog, put on the Christmas music and give everything that personal touch. It is the sites and smells that I love about this time of year. Included in this is decorating with greens. Not everyone has all of the evergreen trees in their yard or the time to make their own wreaths and center pieces. This is why I let Grandma D's Tree & Wreath Farm help me out.
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
I have posted before that my daughter is a shoe fanatic! It is in the genes as I am, my mother is and also my grandmother. When we go shopping and walk around the shoe department, she cannot help herself in grabbing some shoes that are fun, bright and new trying them on and running over to the mirror to take and look and show me. It is so much fun to see.
Polliwalks has offered up one winner one choice of the following styles:puppy, kitty, gator, duck, frog or ladybug. See rules below.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
We all know about reduce, reuse and recycle when it comes to grocery shopping, bags, and second hand clothing. But how about taking unwanted clothing and making something completely different out of it giving a new use and look? Now that is a spin on reuse and Fox Island Fancywork does just this by making felted hats from sweaters.
As soon as I caught a glimpse of Fox Island Fancywork Etsy shop, I knew their product was something very special and unique. These are not ordinary hats but works of art. They take sweaters and scarves, felt them and put together a design that is unique and one of a kind. Many hats come with felted applique flowers, buttons and stitch detail that goes above and beyond what I would expect for the such a reasonable price. I love the detail thought out that the lining inside is a satin type of material because we all cannot stand an itchy sweater so why would we wear one on our head! I love to wear hats and the only tough decision for me was which design I loved more, they are all so much fun! For the final touch, Fox Island Fancywork sends your hat with a cedar disc for storage to keep the moths away, you don't get that when you buy a sweater!
Fox Island Fancywork has offered up a Felted Hat of one winners choice! See rules below.
1. Stop by Fox Island Fancywork to view their wonder felted hats. Post a comment on this post which one you would choose if you won.
2. US addresses only, one comment per person and please leave your email address for contact.
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4. EXTRA CREDIT!! Blog about this giveaway linking Fox Island Fancywork and Life is like champagne. Post a separate comment on this post with the link.
5. Giveaway ends 12/8/08 with the random winner announced 12/9/08. All prizes must be claimed within 72 hours or will be forfeited.
Monday, December 1, 2008
I will be forever busy on the week of Thanksgiving. Not only do we seem to take on projects around the house but we are celebrating Thanksgiving, my Bugaboo Girl's Birthday, my sister-in-law's Birthday and my parents anniversary. Wow......that is a lot within one week!
As you can imagine, it is an eating fest, and it is not even Christmas yet! Besides baking cakes and pies, I like to have some quick appetizers for family/friends who drop in and also all of the events that take place this week. I do spend a lot of time in the kitchen but want to spend more time with everyone socializing. I was excited to be able to try a new recipe out some of my favorite ingredients offered by Heinz and Ocean Spray. They came up with The Ultimate Party Meatball recipe. What makes this recipe even better is there are only three ingredients to quickly throw together for a savory appetizer. All you need are meatballs, Heinz Chilli Sauce and Ocean Spray Cranberry Sauce. I had the perfect event to try this out which was Bugaboo's 2nd Birthday party. I was pressed for time to finish frosting her cake, set up the balloons and put out the appetizers before we had a house full of people. Got the recipe and made it in no time flat! The meatballs were a hit and love that tangy taste. Thanks to a great combination of ingredients and time saving recipe to make my party even better!
Stop by The Ultimate Part Meatball site for other cool recipes, tips and also enter a sweepstakes to win $3000 ultimate party! I know I could use that help for the holidays!
This review was written for Mom Central.