Welcome!. I live in Oviedo, Florida with my handsome husband, two great kids and a pair of silly basset hounds. Oviedo is a little town where you can get a Barney’s coffee on one corner and have to wait for the chickens to cross on the next. I love to shop for vintage treasures to use in my home and artwork. Come along with me!
We had to replace our live Christmas tree yesterday! The original tree dried up very quickly and turned brown. The darn thing never took on water. I think they forgot to cut the trunk before we took it home. The good news...the tree lot replaced our tree for free. There were very few trees left so I am still amazed we found this taller and more beautiful tree!
We did take a break from trimming the tree yesterday to attend a party at the construction site for the new church our congregation is building. This was a really neat idea. I wanted to share it with my creative friends. The 6-8 pieces of drywall will be used in the new parish life center that is under construction right now. There was also a concert and refreshments. What a nice afternoon.
When we got home it was back to the tree. I think we enjoyed the second trimming more than the first. We lit a fire on the porch, opened a bottle of wine and got to it. Have I shown you the porch? I don't think I have this busy holiday season. Here it is at dusk yesterday. Forgive the poor photo in low light.
The table is a fire pit. As you can see the french doors open right to the tree. It makes it very easy to work all the way around the tree when installing the lights and garland. Next year, I will be using the formal living room as my new studio! I'll reveal more about that in January. I wonder what the heck I'm going to do with the Christmas tree then?
So, I wanted to whine about having to redo the tree but honestly it was a great day with the family. We like the second tree more than the original. I was probably a bit more relaxed about it since I knew I had today (Monday) off from my day job. I played hooky with my daughter and baked cookies all day with our friends! Fun, huh? Guess what? It gets better. I started my day today early by checking emails. You can't imagine how surprised I was to have an email from Karen at The Graphics Fairy telling me my altered spoon project was going to be featured at Brag Monday!
So, now I'm bragging to you about it! Thank you, Karen. You constantly inspire me with your FREE images. I hope your week is going well and if anything has you down, I hope it turns out better than expected. Thank you for your comments and follows. I do respond to every one but you must have your email set up in your profile. Please be safe as you travel this week and rush around doing last minute things. Hugs!