Friday, December 30, 2011

i own a paint brush?

Really, I do.  However if you read this blog, and I love you for it, you know it's been a while since I've actually used one!   

Sorry about that.  I owe you guys more projects.  I have six more planned, and I hope to get to them in January.

Before....Black, which I'm getting really tired of. 

Hunter Gatherer #9

The house is back to 'normal', basically.  All the Christmas decor has been taken down and put away.   I don't have any finds to share with you.  Boo!  I'm going out tomorrow, fingers crossed I find something I can't live with out!  lol

My poor hubby.  He has to put up with me.  When he was home last R&R he pointed at a blank spot of wall and said 'look an empty space, how did that happen?'....yep he's real funny.  He's already told me that he doesn't want to see he garage, at ALL!  I think it makes his stomach hurt.  I REALLY should find anything tomorrow, if I know what's good for me...

Sorry I'm so late getting this party going, turns out some one stole my credit card and got gas and went to the post office...REALLY, not the way I wanted to start the day.  Then I got side tracked, and my ADHD kicked in and it got pretty ugly for a minute.  lol  Then I got coffee and I'm marginally better, but only marginally.

I will share a couple cute pics of the kids opening presents. 

The boy need another light saber like a hole in the head, but it makes him happy.

I love how the magnifying glass makes part of her face look big!  lol

Why do I punish myself with Legos?  This one has 1254 pieces?  If you don't hear from me, I'll be in a padded room somewhere...

This face says it all, and this wasn't even the American Girl doll, this was her less expensive friend....I should have just bought two Our Generation dolls, I don't even think she knows the difference!  lol  And yes I bought her doll a friend.

Happy New Year!

1.  I would LOVE it if you became a FRIEND of my blog, it'll make it easier for you to find the party.

2.  If you would like, you can link back to the party, I have a button for this too, but don't sweat it.
3.  Please link as much of anything you want, no limit.  Etsy shops and Give Aways too
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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Anything Goes #49, Higlights #48

I can't believe Christmas has come and gone, this year has just blew past me.  New Years is right around the corner.  Oh well, until then lets create, share and party!!!  A few of my favorite things.  I actually painted a little around my house and I'll be sharing it soon.

I even have a piece I'm going to start stripping.  Sigh, right after I finish this dang Lego toy Santa delivered...1254 piece Lego.  I'm pretty sure my son only want the guys out of the box and probably won't care if I don't put it together, but right now it's living on my dining room table, in lots of bowls...I'm running out of bowls.

Fingers crossed I get the the bedroom furniture before hubby gets home.  I hoping he'll want to go mattress shopping, my mattress is killing me slowly, or trying to.

Okay, on to the highlights and the fun stuff.  Thanks for partying the last few weeks, I know how busy you've all been and I appreciate all the support!
Primitive and Proper


1.  I would LOVE it if you became a FRIEND of my blog, it'll make it easier for you to find the party.

2.  If you would like, you can link back to the party, I have a button for this too, but don't sweat it.
3.  Please link as much of anything you want, no limit.  Etsy shops and Give Aways too

I have my Facebook page up and running now too if you would like to pop over to my side bar and like me on Facebook that would be wonderful!!
 Party On!!!

Monday, December 26, 2011

Meet Days of Chalk and Chocolate, Week 34

Hello everyone!  I'm Jenny at Days of Chalk and Chocolate!  My blog is a place I created to chronicle my journey as I strive to decorate our new home on a non-existent budget while raising my two sweet-n-sour girls. I hope you visit as I love meeting new people who are interested in the same things.  I'm so excited to be visiting Tammy at Type A Decorating today! Tammy is always so welcoming to bloggers and I always appreciate her emails and comments. So I was so flattered to be asked to guest blog! 
The wrapping paper is in the garbage, the yule log has turned to ashes, Daddy's twice a year church obligation has been met...Christmas is over. I hope you all had a beautiful and blessed holiday!  Let's look forward to an even better 2012 Here are some ideas to get your party on!
Look at these beautiful party and table decorations!  Of course a glittery theme is best for ushering in the new year!

Martha shows a great way to use up the leftover gift wrap!  These look like sparkly icicles to me.

This table setting is chic and shiny at the same time. I had mint julep cups at my wedding so I always like seeing them on a table setting.

I love the idea of using clocks as decor for New Year's Eve.

Gorgeous decorations for cupcakes!  So festive!

More metallics!  I bet we can scam some glittery stars left over from Dollar Tree like the one I bought for Christmas decorating.

Design Indulgences

Don't forget the champagne! You can have it in a glass....

or in your cupcake.

Aqua, black, and silver?  Yes, please!

I hope you glean a little inspiration from these ideas and have yourself a sparkly, shiny, and Happy New Year! And thanks, Tammy, for letting me visit today!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

All Wrapped Up!

Merry Christmas!!!
I can't believe it's Christmas Day?  Where did the year go?  I hope all of you are having a safe and wonderful Holiday Season filled with Family and Friends! 
Hubby is still in Afghanistan, but he'll be home in January for a couple weeks.  It's almost like having him for Christmas.  We couldn't be happier.  No big plans, just hanging out and loving each other.  Plus the boy child is so excited to get another week off school to play with Daddy!

This year I decided to wrap the presents to coordiante with the decor, I know....How Type A?  lol
I collected all my 'supplies' and brought all the gifts out of hiding.  They've been hiding in the armoire in my garage.  I knew that piece would come in handy.

I did most of the wrapping in the kitchen on the floor, it's the largest open space I have.  (pinky swear, the floor is clean.)  Best part, both kids were in school that day, so I didn't have to worry about being caught.

This year was about the brown paper, ribbon and lace.  I love the lace, it feels so vintage.

I used my Sizzix to cut out all the cute tags.

I glued the paper doillies on, this was a little messy.

These birdy cut outs are my second fave, after the lace.

Group 1

Group 2

After Group 2, I had to stop and put everything away.  Stanley had to be in the kennel while I wrapped, puppies aren't a lot of help.  I had already been wrapping for 3 hours, so it was time for him to stretch his legs.  Plus the kitchen floor is not comfy.

I had to resume wrapping a week later in my bedroom with the door locked!  Only one kiddo had school, the other was already out for Christmas break, so I had to be sneaky.

Group 4

Group 5

Yep I used bags, but not many.  I found them at target and couldn't resist, they are too cute.  (and cheap, and this wrap session only took an hour!)

TaDa!  All the presents in place, before the kids attack them and destroy all my hard work.  I promise to post a pic or two tomorrow of the after math!  My little weapons of mass destruction!

They really make the tree look small!  I think it the angle really, lol. 

Love this picture, they really do love each other, it's nice to get proof!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!
(of course I'll post again before New Years!  xx)

Thrift Shop Commando, Merry Christmas!!!

Merry Christmas, fellow bloggers and followers, Tami here
from Thrift Shop Commando.   I started my
blog late this year and have been having a blast with it! 

Since we’ve done all of our shopping,

and baking,

and have worn our ugly Christmas sweaters,

and attended Christmas parties ....

It is time to enjoy!  Seasons Greetings to All ~

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Fox Hollow Cottage, 1 Day 'Til Christmas!!!

Merry Christmas Eve Everyone!
I'm Shannon from Fox Hollow Cottage. 
Tammy has graciously invited me to guest host tonight here at Type A.
I hope everyone is...
What's this...
A special news alert?

Suspect wanted for questioning in rash of home invasions.
Fat Man.
Last seen wearing a red suit and hat.
Should be easy to spot.
 Eyes; Blue, (tend to twinkle)
Cheeks; Rosy
Belly; Shakes like a bowl full of jelly
Please Note;
May be disguised with fluffy white beard.
Often travels with a posse of 
funny looking little people.
1. Cookies.
2. Milk.
3. Coca Cola.
Right Hand Man;
Rudolph the reindeer
Know Associates;
Frosty the Snowman.
AKA; Chubby the Chiller...
AKA; Mr Cool
Approach with caution!
Wields some sort of magical "list".
If spotted, be on your best behavior.
No Shouting - No Crying
and whatever you do...
 Do. Not. Pout.
This individual possess some sort of superior surveillance equipment.
We have received reports that he can
 see you when you're sleeping
and know's when you're awake.
So Stay Alert 
Be On The Lookout!!
Suspect was last seen shimmying down a chimeny in your neighborhood.
Have a Very
P.S ~ Once all the excitement of Christmas
dies down, I'd love to have you stop by
and visit me at Fox Hollow.


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