Sunday, November 29, 2009

Gingerbread House

I just had to share this picture of the most amazing Gingerbread house that I have ever laid my eyes on. It was at the Casa Benefit in Beaver Creek. It was auctioned off for the charity....and get this: It went for $2500 dollars!! What a great event!! (click on the photo to get a better look).

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday.
xxoo Valarie

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Glittery Christmas

I got the inspiration for this wreath from Gabrielle of Just a Girl. I used pine cones that were collected right here in Colorado!! I dusted them with German glass glitter, and added vintage goodies. I love the way it turned out, but want to add a few more things.... The only bad part was that I placed 3 of my favorite vintage mercury ornaments on the wreath, and then forgot that I hadn't glued them on. I picked up the wreath, and they smashed on the floor. I almost cried.
Love the ball with the bells on sweet.
I still need to add ribbon to the JOY, and glue it on!!
These pretty vintage bells are also dusted with Glass Glitter!!!
This little pink bell was found at the thrift store.....I love it!!
I found these lovelies at an Estate sale. I got a whole box...a huge box filled with vintage greenery and mercury picks for $2!!!
I am starting my Christmas decorating tomorrow....I will post pictures as I go. I hope that everyone has a lovely day.
xxoo - Valarie

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Halloween with the Grandbabies

We met the grand babies for lunch on Halloween!! Unfortunately I didn't tell my oldest son which Red Robin we were meeting at, and he went to the wrong one!! Oops.
These are definitely two of my most favorite guys!! My sweet Grandson Maison, and my baby, Brad!! They look so tough teehee!!
Raelynn was a cowgirl...her mom let her wear makeup...yikes, she looked a bit grown up to me!
Two of my best girls....sweet Alexandra, and Jill. Can you believe how blonde Miss Alexandra is?What I wouldn't give for that hair color!!
Grandma and Maison.....Jason his Dad trying to sneak into the picture. haha
Grandpa, Grandma and the whole gang. Can you believe how stinkin' cute those hats are??
And last, but certainly not least....the whole gang!! I hope everyone had a super Halloween.
Have a lovely day.
xxoo - Valarie