Thursday, December 11, 2008

Earring Giveaway - Bluegrass Team Contest

It's time for the Etsy Team Bluegrass monthly giveaway! The prize this month is donated by Whimsy by Mari. All you have to do to win this fabulous pair of earrings is visit Mari's shop then leave a comment on our team blog. Visit our team blog for the contest details.

One comment will be chosen at random on January 1, 2009 to win these beautiful earrings.

Remember, you can't win if you don't enter!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

All is Calm

Cute picture of Jack and Tucker sleeping on our bed. Like babies, they are so cute when they sleep.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Christmas in Anchorage - Holiday Boutique

Pictures from the Christmas Boutique (at Christmas in Anchorage) this past weekend. The weather was bad and there were several other big craft fairs going on, but we had a nice crowd and a lot of fun!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Getting Ready for the Holidays

For lots of reasons, I have been a little slow in getting into the holiday spirit lately. My friend Lisa and I went out to lunch for our very favorite salad and did some retail therapy shopping last week. She gave me some fun holiday socks and a beautiful gold fleur de lis ornament for my tree.

I found a really fun item to keep me in the spirit at work. These star lights plug into the USB port on your computer. The lights change random colors every few seconds. I love having these plugged in all day at work! I think they are the coolest.
My friend Mary suggested that I adopt an elderly person off the Christmas "angel" tree at Kmart. What a great idea! I always associated that with kids during the holidays. But what a great idea to help out an older person. While I was in WalMart last night, I spotted a tree just for the elderly called "Be A Santa to a Senior." I read every person's name and list at least twice, then selected a lady named Patricia. It was interesting to see what types of things they listed. Most were necessities like house slippers, sheets, towels, postage stamps, etc. The lady I selected asked for a pair of red socks (which made me smile), postage stamps, red dish towels, thank you cards and a Kroger gift certificate.

We also adopted a family that is in the same part of town as our office. My coworkers and I have been busy buying for those children and their mother. We do this every year and it's always a good feeling.

We finally put up our tree with the assistance of our new kitty Jack, who has the energy of a toddler on Red Bull. In the picture below, he is actually up in the tree, adjusting an ornament. Well, actually playing with it. I think he feels each ornament is his own personal playtoy, put there for his enjoyment. I am amazed each day that there are not piles of ornaments on the floor.

Our tree finally set up. It will look much better when I get all my gifts wrapped!