Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy 2014!


It was a cold, and quiet day in Michigan. The storms from Minnesota are headed into the Great Lakes region with the promise of 2-6" of snow. I spotted this redbud leaf that looked like it was preparing for a long winter's nap.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Waiting for Santa



While I was baking cookies and scones early this morning, Lily was looking out on the snow covered ground.The Christmas lights were on and the world was still. She looked so cute cuddled on the chair. This is her Christmas portrait. 

Christmas Wreath


This wreath started as a Dollar Store special grapevine wreath. I spray painted the vines gold and then added leftover artificial greenery - over spraying the wreath. Greenery became "goldery". With the addition of some white sprigs and metallic fabric, the wreath has a holiday feeling.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Advent Calender


My friend Mary sent me this wonderful calender filled with treats and inspiration from the Vermont Chocolate Company. Each day, during the month of December, you open a small "window" on the calender that's filled with chocolate candy and biblical text about the nativity. It's a great way to countdown to Christmas.

If you look closely in the bottom right corner of the photo you will see Lily's nose checking out the calender. Had a hard time taking the photo without her in it. She does have a sweet tooth and can't have chocolate.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Puppy Looks So Sweet


Lily is looking at me so innocently. She's actually pleading for me to open the door so she run after a squirrel.