Monday, December 27, 2010

*snow day*

and since we've no place to go...


How did you spend this wintery day?

Friday, December 24, 2010

A Savior has been born to us...

What can I give Him,
Poor as I am?
If I were a shepherd
I would bring a lamb,
If I were a wise man
I would do my part,
Yet what I can I give Him,
Give Him my heart.
Wishing you a joyous Christmas!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

semi-homemade student Christmas gifts

I purchased inexpensive hats
($1.50 a piece)

for the kids in my class

and added their names to personalize them.

I used alphabet beads to string their names

and added a silver bell to the very

of each hat.

Then I tucked in a * sweet treat *


An easy-peasy lemon squeezy

Christmas gift for my kiddos

to wear outside for recess on
*chilly *winter days!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

angel hands

 This week-end Dayton and I made a handprint angel.
 He worked very hard...
 We tried to get Olivia to make one too,
but she wanted nothing to do with getting paint on her hands!
The banner says Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.  Luke 2:14

When it was dry, I put it in a simple white frame and showed it to Dayton.

He said, " It's bootifoo."
(Translation: It's beautiful)

It is...
It's a treasure.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

shabby chic photo
I'm feeling very sleepy
 and this bed looks soooo inviting... doesn't it?
Now that's a place for entertaining visions of sugarplums!
Our tree is up and
I've finished quite a bit of my Christmas shopping.  
I am looking forward to relaxing by the fire and
enjoying the sights and sounds of the season!
What are you dreaming of this Christmas?

Thursday, December 2, 2010

sweet finds

I stopped in at the local thrift store yesterday and
delightedly picked up these FUN
 pink-handled utensils...

and several WONDERFUL books...


      including a vintage copy of Dickens'  
 A Christmas Carol 

and a beautiful 1908 copy of a play entitled
Pelleas and Melisande
(originally published in 1894)..

 I'd never heard of it, but golden crowns on the cover
and the beautiful illustrations with pellum pages in between
were just irresistible!

Each page has lovely green designs bordering the text. 

I actually had table settings in mind when I first picked it up,
but I've become intrigued,
 and I simply must read the story first
before I make any decisions about pulling out the pages!