Sunday, December 19, 2010

CHRISTmas break begins

Friday the 17th, was the last day of school for teachers and students for 2 weeks. I must say being a teacher does have it's perks. 2 weeks off for Christmas break, summers off, etc. I am looking forward to CHRISTmas break and I hope that it travels by slowly giving me time to enjoy and embrace each moment.

So far this weekend I have been doing a lot of the following:
1) drinking tea: particularly RUssian tea (oh so good)
2) reading books (currently I am reading VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER so that my hubby can take me to see the movie sometime this week)
3)picking back up on journaling

I plan to continue to spend more time doing these things and less time wasting on the internet.
I also have been picking up some orders with oh.lovelyoil (more so by word of mouth) which has been keeping me busy. I am not complaining by any means.

This is also the first year EVER that I will be out of town on Christmas.  We (David, me , and his family) are driving up to Indiana on Christmas Eve morning to spend time with his grandmother and uncle.  The whole process was rather emotional for me at first because I honestly just wanted to be at home for Christmas. But the Lord and supportive parents and the husband all helped me to realize that it's going to be okay. 

Looking forward to the next 2 weeks off of work.
Celebrating love, the birth of our Savior, down time, friends, family, and simply doing nothing.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

The CHRISTmas trees

Christmas tree number 1
White tree
Color Scheme: purples, silver, teal/blue
Simply divine

new ornament

the infamous KEY ornament I just had to have at Garden Ridge
perfect addition to Tree number 1

Chritmas tree number 2 is petite and traditional.
golds, reds, and greens
Got new red bows for it this year
full length shot

so I have this thing for bird cages. So I had to get one for the tree.
Michaels find for 1.00 can't beat that

Tree number 3 is new this year and a work in progress. I have more ornaments on it now and presents are consuming it. More pictures later

Sunday, December 5, 2010

HOpe for the HOLIDAYS 2010

Here's a little sneak peek from our 2nd annual Hope for the Holidays. We were able to fill 4 tables full of donations and raise 350 plus dollars to give to Crisis Control, the Rescue Mission, The Forsyth Humane Society, and the Children's Home of Winston Salem

it started snowing around 11 am. What a wonderful surprise

Keeping Santa on his toes

BRash nation stopped by. Yes that's my cousin and her family of 5 kids expecting a baby girl in jan

Children's Home table

Forsyth Humane Society table

Rescue Mission and Crisis Control

front of the store

The Gift Tree

Make and Take your own ornament (1.00)

ornament making in the mix.