Wednesday, December 23, 2009

cinnamon, peppermints, and evergreen...

...are the smells wafting through our house right now!
We are soaking up the holiday spirit!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

These are a Few of My Favorite Things...

My Favorite Things...

Illustrated by Some Fabulous Items Chosen From a Few of My Favorites by the Crafting in Color Team on Etsy! (click on any photo to be directed to the actual item for sale in their etsy shop!)

Raindrops on roses
and whiskers on kittens

Bright copper kettles

and warm woolen mittens

Brown paper packages

tied up with strings

These are a few of my favorite things
Cream colored ponies

and crisp apple strudels
Doorbells and sleighbells and schnitzel with noodles
Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings

These are a few of my favorite things
Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes

Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes
Silver white winter that melts into spring

These are a few of my favorite things!
When the dog bites

When the bee stings

When I'm feeling sad
I simply remember my favorite things and then I don't bad!

Friday, December 11, 2009

A Christmas Story ~ Christmas Cookies... got to love the leg lamp!

Broke in my new cookie cutter from the gift shop at the "Christmas Story" house in Cleveland.

My hubby is taking this batch into his work for a holiday cookie party. Next time I'm going to draw fishnets on the legs!

I will share the recipe shortly! I've just been swamped this week & must go pack some etsy orders! Can't keep my customers waiting!


Thursday, December 3, 2009

A Christmas Story... Make the movie come to life by visiting Ralphie Parker's house for yourself!

For us it just wouldn't be Christmas any more without the tradition of watching this 'now classic' holiday movie "A Christmas Story!"

Over this past Thanksgiving holiday we were lucky enough to venture out to see the actual house that was in the movie...located in the Cleveland area.
The taken from across the street
My little 'pink nightmare' ...cardboard cutout photo taken in 'Ralphie's room upstairs'

Daddy's going to kill let's hide under the kitchen sink!

Photo taken in the front room with the infamous 'Leg Lamp' and a partially wrapped Red Rider BB Gun.
Someone had the brilliant idea to fix up the house & turn it into a museum of sorts. After a couple of tour buses left, we had the place virtually to ourselves!

We will definitely be going back to visit again. There were many items to see such as the kids' clothes, toys, and props. The gift shop had super fun things from leg lamps to BB guns & I scored a leg lamp cookie cutter for me, and a orphan Annie decoder pin for my boy!

On the day we visited, one of the actors...Jim Moralevitz, the guy who delivered the 'major award' was there talking about his memories of making the movie & behind the scenes info. Woo hoo!... a brush with a celebrity even!

The kids had a blast & we made a memory! After we came home, we watched the film together again & my boy was thrilled to know he'd been there in Ralphie's house!

Good times!

If you love 'A Christmas Story' and handmade items... I highly recommend you visit 'My Little Cabbage' on Etsy to purchase your very own 'Pink Nightmare' handcrafted felt ornament!
I've already ordered one & can't wait to see it gracing our tree this year!