The end of NaBloPoMo!!

All that blogging and posting, and I forget to post on the second to last day of NaBloPoMo.  Oy.  What a week I’m having!  It’s been fun, but I have to bid you all adieu.  I am taking a month long web sabbatical.

I will be back after the first of the year.  Maybe.

Take care, God bless, and have a safe holiday season.

Much love, Lizzie.

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Christmas-y Craft Stuff

I have been working on The Tree.  Knowing me, I will be adding and subtracting stuff right up until Christmas Eve.  After all, The Tree must be perfect.

Okay, I lie.  I will fiddle with it, but not because I am OCD.  Nope, it’s because my children will NOT leave The Tree alone.  Ever.

I am about to post an obscene amount of photos of said tree.  Why?  Because the ornaments adorning it are in a fight for their very lives.  Might as well record them now for the history books.

I cut out paper snow flakes for HOURS.  I also made the Pinterest popsicle stick sno-flakes as well.  I like them a lot, but….next time I would skip the glitter .  I put some glitter dots on them and that was okay.  But I went to far with the glitter streaks.  I found out…you CAN have too much glitter.  Sad.  True.  Almost tragic.

Now sit back for the boring slide show…

You can learn all about these here. Pardon my dirty floor.  It is what it is.

Here’s The Tree en Toto.  Notice the ornaments on the ground.  Hi-ya!

This is the oldest ornament I have.  I picked this out when I was pregnant with Jacob.  He looked just like this!  Still does.  To me.

I crocheted a bajillion of these…but I wanted more snowflake!

I use The Tree to showcase things I love…and miss.

Yes, I miss both Hot and Cold Starbucks Love.

After getting the first Jacob ornament, I began collecting Mary’s Angels.  I have some that symbolize people who have run on ahead of me into heaven.  I have one for the little baby I never got to meet.  This isn’t her.  If I put that one up, I’ll cry.  It’s weighed on my heart lately.

Here’s Old St. Nick.  Even though I don’t believe in him and I don’t tell my kids about him.  He’s so cute though.  I can’t help it.  I love him.

Another oldie but goody.  The snow shoes.  I picked these up in Michigan along with ski’s, a fishing pole, a bear with a fishing basket, and other woodsy ornaments.

Well that’s all folks.  The Tree.  I think it needs more Snowflake!!!

The Tree is Lit!

For the first time in many moons, we have a real Christmas tree.  I used to think the fake tree was the most environmentally sound thing to have.  After living in Washington state for several years I learned that, contrary to popular belief, trees are a renewable resource.  Go figure.

Yep, the tree is up and my head is pounding.  Why oh why do I have to get a headache when I am trying to craft, decorate or fix something.  Am I really so blond that I have to get the stereotypical headache??  Sheesh.