Thursday, December 31, 2009

Origami Wreaths

Several days ago, I ran across a tutorial on Domesticali for origami wreaths. I just fell in love with them. They are very easy to make. She made hers out of sheet music. I decided to use scrapbook paper. When I finished, I used my finger and applied a light coat of Elmer's glue over one side. This will keep it from coming apart and makes it more stable. I know you could use a brush but I love spreading Elmer's glue with my finger. Here's some pictures of my little wreaths.

Now, they are all ready for any embellishment that I wish to add for next year. I feel so ahead of the game for Christmas 2010! I might also add that the cost of making these came to 15 cents each. I thought they would be nice to include in the Christmas card next year.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Let's eat!

Let's eat from the pantry and freezer. Go here for details. Won't you join me?

Monday, December 28, 2009

"The Word became Flesh and made His dwelling among us, and we have seen His glory: The glory of an only Son coming from the Father, filled with enduring love." (John 1:14)

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas

Gospel  Lk 2:1-14

In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that the whole world should be enrolled.  This was the first enrollment, when Quirinius was governor of Syria.  So all went to be enrolled, each to his own town.  And Joseph too went up from Galilee from the town of Nazareth to Judea, to the city of David that is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family of David, to be enrolled with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child.  While they were there, the time came for her to have her child, and she gave birth to her firstborn son.  She wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

Now there were shepherds in that region living in the fields and keeping the night watch over their flock.  The angel of the Lord appeared to them and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were struck with great fear.  The angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for behold, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.  For today in the city of David a savior has been born for you who is Christ and Lord.  And this will be a sign for you: you will find an infant wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger.”  And suddenly there was a multitude of the heavenly host with the angel, praising God and saying: “Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Simple Centerpieces

I want a centerpiece that is easy to make and one that I would not have to spend money on.  These are some centerpieces (courtesty of Better Homes and Gardens online) that I really like.  I think I will play around with several of them tomorrow to see which ones I like the best!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Birthday Motorcycles

Deniska had a birthday celebration at school this past Fridar.  Since he is not a big cupcake fan, I make these little motorcycles for his classmates.  They turned out really cute and everyone liked them!  I also carried a big cookie which he shared with his classmates.  (I think cupcakes would have been much cheaper!!)

Monday, December 7, 2009

Sony giveway from Owlhaven

"I like green eggs and ham! I like them Sam I Am!" — Dr. Seuss has to be one of my favorite quotes of all time. How many times have we not tried something for fear of not liking it only to try it and love it! How many times have we missed out on a great life experience just to be safe and not try anything? Owlhaven is having a giveaway for this Sony pocket reader. A winner will be announce on Monday morning, December 14th, just in time for the holidays!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

2nd Sunday of Advent

Lk 3:1-6

In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar,
when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea,
and Herod was tetrarch of Galilee,
and his brother Philip tetrarch of the region
of Ituraea and Trachonitis,
and Lysanias was tetrarch of Abilene,
during the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas,
the word of God came to John the son of Zechariah in the desert.
John went throughout the whole region of the Jordan,
proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins,
as it is written in the book of the words of the prophet Isaiah:
A voice of one crying out in the desert:
“Prepare the way of the Lord,
make straight his paths.
Every valley shall be filled
and every mountain and hill shall be made low.
The winding roads shall be made straight,
and the rough ways made smooth,
and all flesh shall see the salvation of God.”

Friday, December 4, 2009

Giveaway at Rhonda's

Rhonda, at If You Do Stuff, Stuff Gets Done is offering a giveaway of really fun things. The prizes are a small Pampered Chef bar board, Paula Deen measuring spoons, and an apron sewn by Rhonda. So, hurry on over and leave a comment. Rhonda will be drawing a name on December 8th.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Wreaths, Martha Style

Martha has some very beautiful wreaths on her website. The ones I like the most are the ones that can be made without a lot of expense. Yes, I know, I'm cheap!