A Bit of Christmas

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I am beginning to realize just how far I have strayed away from sharing about my own personal life and experiences on this blog. I share about my furniture makeovers and such, but not much else. I am not sure why...may not having enough time has factored into it, too. I am now working to refinish furniture as well as a part-time job for the local school district in addition to parenting two … [Read more...]

Crafts of Christmas Past

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I confess I haven't posted much this year with regard to Christmas.  Despite Christmas ideas abound in Blogland, my blog has lacked ideas.  I apologize.  With just moving in just a few months ago, I am finally beginning the process of decorating. My Christmas related posts surely have been lacking, but I thought it would be fun to flashback to some Christmas crafts I made in years gone … [Read more...]

Recycled Goodwill Sweater Pillows

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I posted this picture on my Facebook page the other day stating I was using these supplies to make a craft. I am sure some wondered what on Earth I was making. I shopped at Goodwill to purchase a stack of lovely sweaters.  I actually got these at the Bargain Bins for 85 cents a sweater.  What a deal!  I love that! My weapon of choice is a paint brush, but every now and then I like to switch it … [Read more...]

Christmas Mantel

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My fireplace is awesome! It must be the best thing about our home.  It is big and beautiful and it is the one saving grace of this cold, snowy season.  I look forward to using it throughout the year and now it is TIME!  I realized the other day that I still had fall decorations on the mantel and quickly came up with an idea for the Christmas holiday.  I am loving the result:Love that chippy old … [Read more...]

Tired

        I am trying to get this post in, but I have to be honest...I can just barely keep my eyes open.  Last night, I fell asleep while typing my post.  I am just not the best of bloggers this weekend, but I am sure after a good night's rest, all will be better!  I am mid-way with lots of projects and can't wait to finish up, including my Christmas decorating!  My girls were so excited!  Here is … [Read more...]

Tired

        I am trying to get this post in, but I have to be honest...I can just barely keep my eyes open.  Last night, I fell asleep while typing my post.  I am just not the best of bloggers this weekend, but I am sure after a good night's rest, all will be better!  I am mid-way with lots of projects and can't wait to finish up, including my Christmas decorating!  My girls were so excited!  Here is … [Read more...]

Tying Up Loose Ends

        It has already been a busy weekend!  I am trying desperately to tie up some loose ends and complete some half completed projects this weekend.  I completed painting my pantry today (hoorah!) and I am in the process of arranging it as I like now.  I brought up a dresser for this area to use for linens, supplies and scrapbooking/paper supplies.  It is a bigger version of the one in Ana's … [Read more...]

Winter Is Here In All Her Glory

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        I cannot believe Christmas is OVER!  It always amazes me that how quickly all the festivities and fanfare of the holiday pass me by.  All the build up and then it is over ... I would much prefer a Christmas week or month as to draw it out and fully enjoy all of its goodness.  I can already feel the winter slump is on its way.  Winter is not a favorite season of mine especially due to … [Read more...]

Merry Christmas to All From the Freet Family!

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Merry Christmas to everyone!  I pray your holidays are blessed and sweet.  We are enjoying a day of quiet at our home.  It is wonderful to just stay in pajamas all day, isn't it?  We had a great breakfast and look forward to a nice dinner complete with cranberry sauce (I just love cranberry sauce).  We plan to make a fire and just relax together and get some much needed rest.  The shift has begun … [Read more...]

Merry Christmas to All From the Freet Family!

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Merry Christmas to everyone!  I pray your holidays are blessed and sweet.  We are enjoying a day of quiet at our home.  It is wonderful to just stay in pajamas all day, isn't it?  We had a great breakfast and look forward to a nice dinner complete with cranberry sauce (I just love cranberry sauce).  We plan to make a fire and just relax together and get some much needed rest.  The shift has begun … [Read more...]