Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Friends and Family Love

Christmas is near! Yeah!

One more day of school for my 7 year old. I can't wait to have my sons all to myself for the next 1 1/2 weeks! I just wish for no fighting! I can wish, right?

Looks like we'll have a white Christmas. Snow is in the forecast tomorrow and Friday...just don't know how much. I hope all of you have safe travels getting to and from your destinations.

I have lots of wrapping to do today while school is in session.
My 3 year old got into some of the presents under the tree last week. He must of thought it was Christmas by himself and it was a free for all!
So I need to rewrap a few also. Grrr.


Last week I gave you a glimpse of my ladder in my living room. This year I thought I would use it as a card display. I usually put the cards away...but my family sure has been enjoying see the Christmas card love displayed front and center!

I punched a hole in each and tied it with jute.
It's so wonderful to see how many special people that are in our lives and that they thought of us during the Holiday Season.

I regret NOT doing Christmas cards for last few years. We took a break when the recession hit...but was glad to send out some Christmas cheer in the mailbox this year! Who doesn't like a nice card or letter? Right?

Speaking of love in box!
The other day I received a sweet Christmas package from my sweet friend, Colleen. If you don't know Colleen, then you should. :) We met through blogging and have been great friends since almost day one! That was about 3 years ago.

Colleen has a heart of gold. She sends the most wonderful packages for me and my family!

Our Christmas box was filled with food mixes, napkins and crayons & a book for my boys!

Also her signature salt dough bowl fillers!

These sweet gingerbread men.
The stars, tree and snowflakes were from last Christmas!

Also Santas, Candy Canes, Trees and Stockings!

They are handmade with love and they smell great, too!
My boys even enjoy them!

Did you know you can make them yourself, too? Colleen provides a great TUTORIAL on her blog.
These can be made for any season! Go on over there and check it out!

Have a wonderful day!


  1. Hi Kindra - I love those little bowl fillers! I have plans to follow Colleen's tutorial to make some that are sheep shaped, so we can put them in the goody bags at our next rug hooking event. So far, the hardest part for me has been finding a cookie cutter that I like! LOL Thanks again for your tutorial on the gift card envelopes!

  2. What a neat idea with your ladder.
    I see our card at the bottom...
    Have a fun time wrapping AGAIN!
    I have some of that to do too.
    Have a very merry Christmas

  3. I LOVE the fillers Colleen sent you...YES INDEED....she's got a heart of gold!! :)

    Just poppin over to wish you and your family and WONDERFUL, Happy, and very MERRY Christmas, Kindra.
    Many Joyful Blessings to you, friend!


  4. It's linky party time again! I hope to have you come link up and enter my $50 american Express giveaway! Happy holidays!
    -Dana, Saturday Mornings

  5. I was just thinking the other day of ways to display Christmas cards. I really like your ladder idea! We haven't heard much from Colleen lately. I hope everything is okay and that she's just been busy.

  6. Love the cards on your ladder, Kindra. Great idea. And what a nice gift to receive in the mail! I'm going to check out Colleen's tutorial right now.

    Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Enjoy your time with your boys!

  7. It's always such fun to see my handmades sprinkled throughout your home, Kindra. I'm delighted they were such a huge hit this year.

    Have a wonderful Christmas, my sweet friend! ((((HUGS))))

  8. My son unwrapped some presents a little early when he was 3 also. Thankfully, they were in boxes and no one saw anything. I think they just get so excited.

    Your Christmas card ladder is so cute! I have a quilt ladder that my dad helped me make out of old bard wood, I will need to try this next year. All of our cards get put in a basket and forgotten about, this is a neat idea! I can tell some people cut out Christmas cards this year and I just hate that. I do understand but it's always such a joy to receive a little handwritten note from family and friends that we don't see very often.

    What a sweet friendship you and Colleen share! How wonderful to have so many of her adorable handmades in your home.


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