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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year's Eve. I hope you are having a great end of the year. We are enjoying our Christmas gifts and the weather. A perfect entrance to what I expect to be a wonderful 2012. Exciting!

We will see you next year.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas 2011

 This Year
*  we had our big Christmas dinner on the 23rd, due to the fact that we have wonderful people in our family that dedicate their days helping others less fortunate. This year they had to work on Christmas.
* we celebrated our annual x-mas eve tradition of hot chocolate and lights. So much fun.
* we made mint chocolate bark (see here). Melt in your mouth.
* crafted new decorations (see here).
* enjoyed the weather. We are so lucky in So. Cal!
* It was all about family. We had a great Christmas with wonderful memories to carry us into the new year. 

I hope your holidays were equally memorable. I have many goals swirling around in my head. Lists are being made. Resolutions are set. New beginnings are exciting. What are your dreams for the new year?
xo, c.f.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

DIY Christmas Stars

I was inspired by a star I found on Pinterest.  I tracked the tutorial to this beautiful website grey luster girl.  My mom and daughter created the stars out of a random star template. They just drew a star then cut it out of card stock. We only made one sided stars.
 Then I spray painted them with sparkley glitter.

 We used the stars to decorate. They turned out really beautiful and were so easy to make.

This is a great last minute decoration to use on gifts too! I hope your December is going wonderfully.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Wonder Why I Love you

I love your imagination, your creativity, your art, and how you see the world. 

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Wonderful Gift DIY

This is a super easy and SUPER melt in your mouth DIY. All you need is:

To avoid a funky color we separated the chips.

My boy helped me here.

My sister poured the melted chocolatey goodness on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Then sprinkle on the crushed candy canes.

Refridgerate for 30 minutes, you can "check" on it and chip off the edges to clean it up. :)
Eat, share, package and give as gifts! 
 Cute and easy. This will bring smiles out everywhere. Check out the awesome star adorning the gift. Yes, another easy peasy DIY coming soon! 
I hope your holiday season is off to a great start.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Wonderful Fall

 We decided to go for a beautiful walk and capture some Fall moments before the season slips away as fast as it arrived.

 Like most years we are in denial that it is actually Fall. We try to squeeze every last bit of summer in. 
Eventually, when all the leaves have fallen we accept that the season has changed. That's when the fun begins.
 We found some mushrooms in a perfect Fall color.
 I hope you are having a beautiful season. 
xo, c.f