Living a simple life in a cottage by the sea.

Nov 28, 2012

November Things

It had been a few weeks since I went on my blog and was suprised at the amount of spam left on my little blog. In the process of getting rid of all the spam (there was quite a lot) I accidently deleted most of my real comments!

Anway ~

A few things I accomplished so far this week...

I made some lavender~rose geranium soap. Smells divine.

My homemade soap

Cleaned out the chicken coop and put lots of fresh sweet smelling hay in to keep our girls warm and toasty.

Did a bit of decorating using fresh cut pine and pinecones I picked up while out walking.

I'm making sugar cookies, gingerbread men and peppermint bark for Christmas gifts this year along with a few handmade bookmarks, and wax dipped pinecones for firestarters (for my husband).

Come January I don't know how much I'll be blogging. My daughter will be returning to college, so I'll be babysitting while she's in class. Also, my husband will soon be having total knee replacement surgery which will require a lot of time and help to heal.

In the meantime, I plan to enjoy this most blessed season of all!!

Our most precious grandson

I hope to sneek another post in when we get our tree and have it decorated.

Nov 23, 2012

Down the Rabbit Hole

Wow, it has been so long since I last posted! I feel a bit like Alice going down the rabbit hole, with everything whizzing by... I guess I just got caught up in you know, everyday stuff. Having a 6 month old beautiful grandbaby around sure keeps us busy!

So, here we are again, at the beginning of the Christmas Season! I love it so much! What a beautiful time of year...

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
~ Norman Vincent Peale

Have you started decorating yet? Today we ordered our first live tree to be flocked. I'm so excited! We stopped by our usual place where we buy our tree and this year we decided to have it flocked. We will be able to pick it up in a few days and I have some boxes of vintage silver and pink balls waiting to adorn our tree. I'm loving the nature theme, not too much glitz. Soft and pretty is what I'm aiming for this year. I think this will be the best Christmas ever!

Nov 1, 2012

Sugar Plum Pink

I have visions of pink sugarplums dancing in my head...

I know it's not even Thanksgiving, but I'm already dreaming of a pink Christmas! I bought the new Romantic Homes Magazine along with the Romantic Country Magazine and they are both full of beautiful pink Christmas decorations! I'm thinking about a faery rose theme this year. Ok, I'll settle down and remember it is just now November. I will relax and enjoy this season of Thanksgiving. Poor Thanksgiving, it gets kind of lost in the rush towards Christmas.

Oh yes, I got my hair cut. I know I said I never would again, but truth be told, it was driving me nuts. It feels so light, healthier (got rid of all those split ends) and much easier to handle.

This probably sounds strange, but I've recently discovered the fun of wearing shoes!  I've never been much of a shoe girl, as I tend to walk around barefoot much of the year.  But lately I've come across the cutest shoes...
 I love these little lacey numbers. My, my legs look bulky.  Must be all that walking:)
Then I added this pair ~ I also have them in black. So very comfortable! 
Love how they lace up. I think I like this color more than the black. 

Today I'll be packing away the Halloween decorations, sweep away all the dust bunnies and bring out my everyday pretties again. No, I won't start decorating for Christmas yet!!