Saturday, December 11, 2010

Big Sheep, Little Lamb

Have you ever seen so much wool on one sheep? Did they shave her face just so she could see her beautiful lamb? So sweet.


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Remembering The Less Fortunate


The Kindly Robin
This vintage Christmas card is a reminder to remember the less fortunate. I am sending out my annual donation to a local food pantry today so others who are having financial difficulties can put something special on their holiday table.
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Christmas Lane | A Vintage Postcard

We've all been down this lane in our imaginations. I'm glad the dog got to go along too. Have a wonderful weekend.


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Friday, December 10, 2010

Dog Waiting for Santa [Video]

I posted this video last year and it continues to be one of my favorites. You won't believe how smart this little Jack Russell Terrier is and you'll love watching him leave treats for Santa. At the end of this charming video there is an opportunity to download the photo as wallpaper.

Webster would not have this much self control. He would have gobbled down that plate of cookies in a flash and that would have been his Christmas present.



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The Beginning of A Long Love Affair

I just ran across this amazing composite photo that I've been saving on my computer for ages. I don't know where I found it . . . I just know I love it. This is definitely a two-way affair, isn't it? Can't you just feel the love?


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Hanging My Wreath Today




I need to go out to the barn/garage today and find my pine cone wreath and my tree. As in past years, I've waited until it's freezing and my hands don't work. These three country images reminded me I'd better hurry up.


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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Cute Gray Kitty

This cute gray kitten and I will now say goodnight. See you tomorrow.



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Beckley Park Topiary Garden


flickr ©Daniel Hart

Beckley Park is a stately home located near the village of Beckley, in Oxfordshire, England. When do you want to leave? I'm ready for a Christmas in England. This will be my first stop.


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Great Kitchen in An Alabama Lake House

I love the simple painted cabinets against the unpainted knotty wooden walls and floors. Designed by Tracery Interiors. Click here to see other rooms in this lakeside cottage on Silverock Cove at Smith Lake. Very nice indeed.


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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Another Paper Snowflake Tutorial [Origami]


Garland made from origami paper, dental floss and tape.


So this is how it's done?


I really love the red snowflakes on brown paper tied with string.
Aren't these red snowflakes beautiful? I can't take credit for the photos or the instructions either. Head on over to How About Orange for all that.


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John Lennon -- Imagine

The whole world still misses this beautiful man and his music about peace and love. It's been thirty years since he was taken but it seems like yesterday. RIP John Lennon 1940-1980

Imagine John Lennon's Portrait Watch this fabulous video.


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Best Library Ladder Ever!

Bookshelves in Haga Castle - Sweden. I would dearly love to have a library ladder like this one with a built-in handrail and shelf. Image by ©Massimo Listri/CORBIS

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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

So Much To Do I Am Going To Bed

When I'm overwhelmed and overworked I usually do this too. Available here.


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Download + Print SANTA'S BEARD

Download and print Santa's Beard. Click here for the PDF.
When wearing, don't forget to "Ho Ho Ho" in your best Santa voice. See the pictures on Flickr of people wearing the beards.

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Perfect Winter Porch

Now this is just plain wonderful, isn't it? Don't you love the use of a real tree instead of a column for the porch support? Just give me a big thermos full of hot chocolate, wrap me up in a big wool blanket, and call me when supper's ready. Absolutely heavenly! via


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