December 29, 2011

Sweet Inspiration
{Happy New Year}

Invite your Friends!

Holiday Party Invitation - Christmas New Year - Printable DIY Design
Printable Invite by Belletristics

Decorate the House

Shakespeare wreath, gift for teachers, professors, literature lovers, bibliophiles, New Years, birthday, housewarming
Fabric Wreath by Riri Creations

Add a little sparkle

TIMES SQUARE - Rockin' New Years Eve Dick Clark Ball Pendant Necklace Hollow Clear Glass Orb Glass Bugle Beads Pick Your Color FREE Shipping
Pendant by Jetaime Boutique

Have a little fun!

New Years Favor, New Years Card, New Years Decoration, Happy New Year, New Years Eve, Cootie Catcher
New Year's Favor by Designs by Tenisha

Donn your hat

Black Damask New Year Party Hat
Party Hat by Two Little Monkeys Bowtique

Eat some Tasty Treats
36 Edible Butterflies - Damask Cupcakes - NEW YEARS EVE 2012  Black and White Cake Decorations
Butterfly Cupcake Toppers by IncrEDIBLEtoppers

Drink a Little Bubbly

Printable New Years Wine Label
Printable Wine Label by Kayden Ashley Printable Designs

For your New Year's Resolutions:

Letterpress Coaster Set - New Years Resolution
New Year's Coasters by LuckyBeePress

Celebrate a New Year!

2012 Letterpress Calendar, Mini Calligraphy Desk Calendar, makes a super New Year's Eve Hostess Gift, FREE Priority Shipping Upgrade SALE
Letterpressed Calendar by K is for Calligraphy

Happy New Year!  Wishing you health, success and happiness in 2012!

December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from our family to yours.

Our little one didn't want anything to do with Santa!

Hope you all have a very relaxing time with family and friends!


December 23, 2011

Tumbleweed Christmas Tree, a Southwest Tradition

In the town that I live, the city every year has a Christmas tree made out of tumbleweeds.  It has been a tradition for 55 years.  It started because a storage room where all of the Christmas tree decorations were stored burned in a fire, and the townspeople scrambled to find a festive alternative.

Each year 1000 tumbleweeds are collected from the city and are assembled into a tree.  Then it is painted and donned with glitter and lights.  It is a fun southwest tradition.

Chandler's Tumbleweed Tree

I have a picture of my great grandparents standing in front of the tree from the 60's.  If I were more organzied I would find the picture and include it.  But, alas it is somewhere in my closet!

Chandler's 54th  traditional tumbleweed Christmas tree.
Assembly of the tree, with each individual tumbleweed.

Chandler Holiday Tumbleweed Tree

What unique tradition does your town practice at the Holidays?

December 4, 2011

Sweetest Holiday Giveaway

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