Friday, December 18, 2009

Last Minute Gifts

I always plan NOT to do it - but, inevitably, always do. You know - - that waiting until the last minute for certain gifts. It is usually for that person who has everything, and I don't have a clue what to get. OR I have to "even out the numbers" between my kids . AND, even though my children are all grown now, I HAVE to fill stockings for them when they come home for Christmas. My husband says I'm crazy, but I'm sure I am not the only sentimental sap that does it. It's just so exciting to have them home for the holidays!

SO, what is wonderful this year is that I have the "cottage". It is a treasure trove of unusual gifts and great stocking stuffers (for those who still stuff the grown "kids" stockings). We have soaps, lotions, purse mirrors, jewelry, ornaments galore, purse hooks, stationary, etc, etc.

My favorite new item this year is Karoma. It is "aromatherapy" for your car. Well, actually, for YOU while you're in your car. It is the perfect gift for that person I talked about (you know, the one who has everything). It is a pretty locket that hangs from the rear view mirror or clips on the vent. It comes in four designs, each with a unique scent. The scent card slips into the back of the holder. With a pack of card refills, Karoma makes a nice gift.

I'm also putting "Poo-Pourri" in the girls' stockings and "Royal Flush" in the boys. I know they'll get a kick out of it, but I also know it works!

I DO have to admit that I can't find a thing for my husband. Guess I'll have to head over to the man's store - Lowes.

Please note that the cottage will be open Saturday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, December 23rd. We will be closed December 24th until January 2nd. I hope we will see many of you before then, but if not, have a Merry Christmas. May God Bless each of you the way you have blessed Mandy and I this year.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Vintage Ball Wreath

Girly Stuff inspired me to make a ball wreath after she posted what she did here. I have loved these forever and always way...I can't do that. Well, IT WAS EASY!!! Of course the greatest expense is and will always be the balls. I dug through all of our cottage supplies and took every vintage ball I could find. Here is the result!!! I LOVE IT!! Of course I would love a vintage pink ball wreath....I may be on the search on ebay for a "whole lotta balls". I think I NEED one of these!!!

I hung it in the cottage kitchen on top of a do not do it justice. I could not get a good picture straight on because of the mirror and flash etc...You will just HAVE to come and see it in person!!! LOVE IT!!

PS...It snowed last Friday in Huffman!!!! It was BIG, BEAUTIFUL SNOWFLAKES. Two years in a row in Southeast Texas...It doesn't get any better than that!!!