Hello and Happy December 20th!!! 5 More Days to Christmas and Santa Paws comes to visit!! I tell the furbabies everyday only _ days till Santa Paws comes to visit!!! They know who Santa Paws is LOL He comes to see them each year for their own special holiday photo shoot. He always leaves them lots of presents and treats on Christmas day!!
I am slowly but surely getting there. I got all of my private swaps done and sent out in the last week and yesterday! I have been so blessed this year with wonderful new friends in blogland and they have filled my home with the Christmas spirit!! I need to take pictures of my decorated home and get those posted. I read Vivian's post Saturday from Viv out on a whim and boy did I feel like a slug!! I read it Sunday and the post encouraged me to attempt some baking and treating making! So, I made two batches of chocolate nut fudge and one batch of peanut butter cookies! Hubby had to go fill up the propane gas tanks and when he got home he asked what had gotten into me?? LOL He was happy with the cookies and fudge he was begining to wonder if he was going to have any treats this year!! I just finished 3 more patches of peanut butter cookies and I have plans to make batches of rice krispie treats and peanut butter fudge later this afternoon. Then I am making sugar cookies tomorrow and while I have the cutters out, I make may some salt dough ornies!!!! I have been meaning to make them all month!!! I have been reading blogs and gasping over the beautiful decorations in everyones home! My favorite prim tree can be found at Carmen and the Primcats blog. Oh my goodness, her decorating style is amazing. The most amazing finds she gets at her local goodwill. I have asked her if I send her money each month for shopping and shipping will she shop for me too? She finds crocks and jugs at her goodwill can you image?? Oh my!! I joined 3 Christmas craft swaps this year. Cindy's at Rick Rack and Gingham home ornament swap!! Oh my, was that fun and the wonderful ornaments I got. I joined a Christmas tag swap with Elizabeth at Creative Breathing and made 22 Christmas tags to swap! I got my tags on SAturday!! Oh my, little works of art each one of them!! I joined Susan at its a Cherry World for a one on one tag swap and my pal was Mary Jane Hutchins!Oh my, she made me an adoreable dachshund tag!!! I hung it on my pet theme tree that stays up year round in the sitting room. I had two Christmas swaps and boy did I get spoiled! I do not know the name of my Secret Santa but she spoilt me good. I got Vintage Christmas cards, two Christmas dish towels, a primitive birdhouse, a patriotic Snowman ornament,a cute Christmas baking set, some chocolate kisses, and an adoreable dachshund sign. My stocking pal was Wendy and she sent me a bunch of vintage collections such as Valentine's, old pictures, vintage ornaments, and owls. I have taken pictures and hope to get them posted soon.
Keep me in your prayers. I can't tell the device is doing much good so far. But, I still have a lot of pain from the surgery so I am hoping that the new year will bring relief and the device will work!!
I plan to be back before the big day to show you how my house looks for the holidays. I am so happy with my decorations this year! I was inspired to decorate my kitchen more this year and hubby loves the new look!!
Have a wonderful day!!!