Buddy is hiding. Can you see him? He burrows in so we won't notice him and put him outside. Spoiled dog!
Friday, December 12, 2014
This year I made a primitive garland to hang from the mantle. I LOVE it!
First, I had to dehydrate the oranges and apples. I cut them into slices and filled the dehydrator- for three days! One day of oranges and two days of apples. I had to do the second day of apples because my family and I kept snacking on them. They are delicious!
Once I had the apples and oranges dried, I had to drill holes in the walnuts I bought. I put them on a piece of firewood the cradle them and so I didn't put holes in my counter. The firewood worked perfectly and kept the nuts from slipping and moving all over.
Then, I just strung them on a string, alternating pieces, in about 4-foot sections. I didn't want the string to get tangled, so I kept the pieces short and then just tied all four pieces together to make one long strand.
Monday, December 8, 2014
On Black Friday all five of us went on our annual hunt for our ornaments. In case you are new here, the ornaments have to have a snowman on them in some way, shape, or form. Over the years we have accumulated so many different snowmen.
Here are this year's. First up is Mr Farmer's. Unfortunately, he decided it would be fine if his ornament was looking up the skirt of the angel topper. It has arms that are tied together so he is " hanging in there".
Friday, December 5, 2014
After decorating for Christmas this year, it looked like Christmas exploded.
I have some new things this year. This antique baby strolling sleigh is so cool! I got it at an auction. I put in a lap quilt, a snowman (of course!), a sock monkey, and my antique teddy bear. I adore the scrolling of the runners.