Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Wednesday WriteUp


Happy Wednesday to you.
This will be our last Wednesday
Write-Up for 2016.

Today we will catch up with
Christmas. Mr. Ken and I
visited the Magic Christmas
Tree. This little tree hangs out
all  year but at Christmas it
gets dressed up for the season.
Visitors can bring canned goods
to donate to local food banks
when they come for a visit.


Such fun to see the lights and
listen to all the oohs and aahs
from everyone.

Our fave park got all dressed up too.

I guess we were good this year since
Santa dropped off some goodies at
the house.


My intention was to get our (all)
village pieces out but that did not
Instead I did  a couple of small
vignettes.  Number 1 --Ice
skating fun. I made the button tree
this year. I picked up the tree at
a craft fair in the fall and then a
friend showed me her co-worker's
button tree on her desk.

I picked these stockings up at another
craft fair for $1 a piece and the best
thing is that they are reversible! The
right one is the inside of the left one.
So fun!

Aren't these cute?
I found four of them at a thrift store,
these are green and the other two are
red. Love them!

Vignette # 2 -- Train Station.
The train set was a stocking stuffer
for Mr. Ken last year and everything
else is new to this year. The little house
is hand painted and has a secret drawer
in it.

Cards , cards , cards. We received
more cards than I thought we would.
Mine will be "after Christmas cards." 
I still love to get cards.

Went with a plaid theme this year.

Made a couple of  fancy paper chains.

Another project complete!  A star
wreath, sounds simple right? It
was a bit tricky getting the ends
together but I prevailed! It has
been hanging out in the kitchen
ever since I finished it.

More fun things to hang in doorways.

Fun with the family. Mr. K is opening
a white elephant gift at the family
gathering. Ha! Ha!

Unwrapping complete with lots of
great goodies from Santa.


Our poinsettia--this one has been a
little tough to please. It doesn't seem
to get enough water and we
have had so many cloudy days.


I am a bit obsessed with these critters.
The top two and the one on the right I
picked up at Target and the gray came
from Michael's or JoAnn's.  I was in
Target tonight and got another one for
half price. I just think they are too
cute. They will hang out through


A friend of mine made this cute
Santa luminary. I added the plate
and colored ornaments.

That is it for Christmas 2016.

There will be some changes in the new
year for the old blog. Good ones I think
so stay tuned and I am thinking about
my "word " for 2017. I haven't been real
good the last couple of years with my
particular word, I hope to do better in

~Keep on Dreaming~


  1. Loved my "visit" this morning. What cheerful and fun decorations!! Wishing you two a happy and healthy new year!!


  2. Ah thanks, glad you enjoyed.
    We like to have fun during the holidays.
    Hope you had a good one!

    M : )

  3. So many cute things in this post. Love those little birds. Did you find them this year? The tree lights are just gorgeous. I'm trying to come up with a word for 2017, too. I'm waiting for it to find me;) Happy New Year!

    1. Thanks, yes I found them this year.
      I do love my tree, it will be tough to take down.
      Still working on the word.

      Happy New Year to you and your family!!

      M : )

  4. Enjoyed reading and seeing your Christmas festivities! I like those dressed up little bird critters. Happy New Year!

    1. Thank you!
      I do get a kick out of my critters for sure!

      Happy New Year to you also!!

      M : )


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