Monday, December 10, 2012

Wreath with Burlap Bow

I finally got around to adding a bow to my wreath.  I didn't add any more decorations because the bow is large and, like the Gingerbread Men, I like the simplicity.

I used burlap garland and instructions from the blog, "On Sutton Place"

The post with the instructions can be found here.

This is a great blog with so much inspiration!  I encourage you to visit if you haven't already.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

The Joy of Baking (Even when it's not from scratch)

Oh, the joy of baking (even when it's not from scratch)!  I don't know what it is about baking.  Maybe it's that what I usually bake isn't necessary to living.  You don't need cookies.  But they're one of life's little perks.

I love making Gingerbread Men.  One of those simple things for winter.  Like Blackberry Cobbler during summer.

I never decorate my Gingerbread Men.  They never look right when I do.  And, I kind of like the simplicity.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Shopping in Historic Downtown Senoia, GA

My mom and I had a wonderful weekend shopping in historic downtown Senoia, GA.  If the name sounds familiar to you and you're not from the area, it's probably because many movies and television series have been filmed there.  Movies include Fried Green Tomatoes and Driving Miss Daisy.  The most recent television series has been the third season of Walking Dead.

Aside from the cool factor of being a film town, Senoia also offers great shopping and wonderful restaurants.  Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post.

Most of the stores offer antiques, home decor, and locally handmade crafts.  There are also some women's and children's clothing boutiques.

Here are a few of my takeaways from the fabulous shops.

A wreath hanger.  Difficult to believe but I've been in my house four years and never had a wreath on the front door!

I went to my local garden store and bought a natural wreath.  The good thing about decorating with natural elements is that you don't have to store them somewhere in your house for the rest of the year and they can go straight to the compost pile when you're done with them.  I haven't had a chance to decorate the wreath yet but I'll post a picture of the finished product once I do.

Every year my great-aunt throws a family Christmas party.  At this party we do an ornament exchange. I like to bring one ornament that the men in the family will like and I thought this one would be perfect.

I was excited to find these 100% bees wax candles.  I've been looking for some for a long time but couldn't find any that I liked.  I love the little bees.  I'll put these away for now and pull them back out in the spring.