Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!

Wow, this year has flown by! As I reflect on this past year, I realize it has had it share of laughs, tears, and "best ever" moments. Thank you my dear family and friends for being such a blessing to me! I love you!

I look forward to a new year of challenges, fun times and wonderful people that make this trip around the sun a great one. ;-)

A few a my new year's resolutions:
make lifestyle changes for better health {drink more water, exercise more, you know what i mean}
visit my journal more often {dust the cover at least!}
make that brown thumb a little greener {did I mention plants fear me - yikes!}
make more time to nourish my creative soul {my blog ladies inspire me so very much!}
use some of the cherished paper goods {yes, actually . . . dare I say it . . . cut the paper}
organize my craft room {really}
organize my time better {have not figured out how to clone myself yet, LOL}
do something outside of my comfort zone

While this does not complete the list, it does get me excited about the upcoming year. Blessings to you and all that the new year will bring!

xo's Sugah

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Scottish Shortbread

I have enjoyed these recent chilly Georgia days by doing some baking. If you are looking for a good cookie with a cup of tea {or coffee with Coffeemate Parisian Almond Creme creamer ;) }, this cookie is subtle and buttery.

Scottish Shortbread

1 lb. butter
1 1/2 C sugah
5 C plain flour

You will need a heavy duty mixer for this. Cream butter and sugar. Add and mix flour one cup at a time. Bake for 325 for about 20 min. Enjoy Sugah!

xo's ~~ Heidi

Friday, December 18, 2009

Cold Hands, Warm Heart

Earlier this year, my daughter commented on the fact I only had one pair of gloves. I felt indifferent about it until I spied these yummy pink suede gloves with fur lining {swoon}. Yes, these were coming home with me, yes indeedy!

I love pink any time of the year. Check out this fabulous graphic from the Graphics Fairy! I love the pinks, creams and tans. Wouldn't this be awesome popped on a gift bag with a little glitter and ribbon?

Have a warm holiday season Sugah!

xo's ~ Heidi

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Blog Party Kick Off!

I am so excited to be participating in my first ever blog party! From afar, I always savor the projects and pics of my favorite blogs. How fun it would be to participate in a blog party with these women. Well, I decided what the heck am I waiting for and jumped in!
Heather at Bella Dreams is hosting a Decorating and Craft party. Please stop by and check out all of the wonderful ideas these talented women have to offer. They are inspiring and incredibly creative!

I love Christmas! Every year I get the itch right after Halloween. This year has been so busy. I have decide to simplify my holiday decorating to give my favorite things their spotlight.
Check out the tassel hanging from my lamp - it is really an ornament!
Every year I get a new angel or a new Santa. This year, I found the Santa I wanted at Ms. Wendy's Antiques. Isn't he handsome?!

Our stockings hung by the fire with care. How many kids you ask? Really, we have two kids, three dogs and a cat who thinks he is a dog. They get treats from Santa too.
I love the white ironstone pitcher on the right. Every season, I decorate it with something to celebrate the moment. A simple floral spray with its stem bent backward is hung on the pitcher for a little holiday glamour!

Have you seen the beautiul vignettes using cloches? This cloche, with its architectural salvage pediment and vintage doily, is home to my frosty Santa toting his shabby Christmas tree.

I {heart} paper mache Christmas houses. I do not have many. It is always fun to be on the hunt!

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you have a Merry Christmas and a warm holiday season. Stay tuned for more decorating and craft fun!
xo's Heidi