Friday, November 13, 2009


Thank you all so much for my birthday wishes!! It made my day so much more special!!

We've been trying to enjoy the last few days of fall here. Tuesday it rained cats and dogs. It was great, though. Wednesday was super windy and yesterday was just perfect. We took these photos on Monday before all that. The tree in my front yard is pretty much bare now. I think this is the first time we've ever raked leaves and jumped in them and the kids had so much fun!!

I also got a few swap packages that I wanted to share. I have other things to share that I've won or purchased but still need to take pics of.

I participated in Emilie's Thanksgiving Mini Swap and got a super cute leaf garland, pumpkin, and squirrel brooch. So cute!!

Oops, the photos are flipped!! is the pumpkin and squirrel. Jenna made the squirrel. Isn't it cute?!?!

Here is one of the leaves on the garland. Such detail in the it!!

I also joined a Christmas swap. Here is what I got, minus the popcorn and M&M's and bowls to serve them in. I got a lighted rag garland, a candle, an ornament, dishrag, mini stocking, cards, and little NOEL tags to tie onto pinecones. Oh yes, a copy of The Christmas Box.

I forgot that the bowls weren't in the photo when I was taking it, so I took a pic of them awaiting a bath. Hahaha!!
Thank you, Jenna and Angie!!

Do y'all remember when I was all in the mood to watch Elf and craft?? Well, Cory ordered Elf on demand for me and I made this garland. I am quite pleased with how it turned out!!

Here is a little more detail. I used homespun, ticking, and calico. I love the color and print combo.
If you hung in here this long, bless you!! Hahaha!! Hope y'all have a great weekend!!


Jen~ Lipstick and Laundry said...

Hahahaha I think it's funny that Jackson was holding his nose to jump into the leaves... Don't ya just hate when leaf gets in your nose... hahaha Your garland turned out GREAT, love the colors. AND, what fun swap goodies!

mysteryhistorymom said...

Cute, cute and Cuter!!! Love the goodies, Elise! Isn't Fall grand?:) Lori

Erica said...

Well somehow we missed the jumping in leaves thing...we have about 6 inches of snow!!! Great swap goodies :) I'm feelin' the need to watch 'Elf' and craft too!!! :o) Have a GREAT day :)

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

So adorable!

Have a fun weekend Elise!


Amy R. said...

Fun holiday stuff. The lighted rag garland is a great idea and your circle turned out adorable!

Carrie said...

cute pictures love the garland :)

Have a great weekend!


Jenn@Spejory said...

That's what fall is all about! Love the photos of the kids jumping in the leaves. And I love the garland!

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

How fun! I love presents... :)

Ruth said...

Such cute treats. I love the leaf and circle garlands.


Rambling Girl said...

Oh goodie...I love jumping in the leaves also even though I am old...guess old as you feel...

Love your garland...I saw where Jen had one two make the cutest things...I can't wait to see all the chritmas joy you bring to your homes.