Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!

Now what do us Christmas Lovers do with ourselves??  Do we share diary entries of what we are dreaming of for the next year's celebration??

Do we share our collections & new additions to our beloved treasure troves??

Do we begin plotting our next advent matchbox set??

Do I go ahead and order the Mary's Donkey lighted display piece on clearance from Improvements Catalog to replace my New Englad Dairy Cow??
Are we to put our bloggies aside for 6 mo's??

Happy, happy New Year! DeniseMarie

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

closer still

Wow, it is upon us!!  I haven't wrapped even 1 thing.  Have no idea what I'll serve with the spiral ham I bought.    But, still have Christmas Spirit.

My kids told the dental hygienist that there was not even 1 gift for them at our home.  lol
Santa better get help!!

Candy Cane Kisses and White Snow Wishes! DeniseMarie

Thursday, December 16, 2010

dunk, drizzle and spoon

Well, I've been playing in my pjs in the kitchen...

This is what the gorgeous 8th grade boys got from my kitchie...

lil brother delivered the goods and was everyone's pal. lol
I took a bucket of pretzel rods and had some fun today...
 Madd Science lab. 
Hubby needed 40 treat bags to hand out today at NASA...

It is soooo simple to make these gems!!
I used 4 different sprinkle mixes.

Fun stuff!!
It took a bin, box and basket to deliver it all.

Candy Cane Kisses and White Snow Wishes! DeniseMarie

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

be Merry

Lil bloggie glitch happening with Fibro outburst but my Joy is shining thru it all. 
I do hope to pull off sweet treats for son and his basketball team tonight and will share photos.  Maybe white oreos with drizzels and sprinkles of red.  They are red, white and black.
Will have to use black cardstock to do the treat toppers. :0)

Might be all I can do today but it is important to me!!

I got in a tiff with the camera & the next boxes this am so more matchboxes soon.

Candy Cane Kisses and White Snow Wishes! DeniseMarie

Monday, December 13, 2010

Not even a mouse

Way behind but this is what I've uploaded today...

Mouse fabric wraps the box and the drawer inside this treat...
What to fuss about 1st...the tail...the blingy colar...the bell on the hat...the pink nose...the gingerbread cookie...the fact that it was stuffed inside a matchbox!!!
wow!!  Giftedness!! 
Hope to give proper credit soon for this box.
Candy Cane Kisses and White Snow Wishes! DeniseMarie

Saturday, December 11, 2010


Jingle ALL the this the sweetest, layered, dreamy box or what??
I wore the lil snowman pin yesterday. lol
Love the crown, love the colored drawer, love the bells, love the tiny paper doll sheet.
Wonder if she scanned it and shrunk it to share with me or how you get that precious lil sheet of vintage doll??
Love it, Kelly of Cherry Kingdom!!


Candy Cane Kisses and White Snow Wishes! DeniseMarie

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

7 ate 9 :P

Advent is such fun! 
Lil guy ran down the stairs today to open his next Lego treat with Joy, Delight and Wonder.

some of the treats have been pretty cool!
I've gotten lots of great comments about this stickly tree.  I got it on 75% off clearance at a fancy shoppe 1 year and enjoy re-inventing it every year.  She needs a warm and cozy tree skirt.

Gotta love this idea!!  She collected sea shells from N.C. beach.

what a terrific idea and In-laws farm is in North Carolina...what a treat.
Love me a Gingerbread Man!!  this is the cutest box and I'm thinking it should be box 8??
Which would be Becky Jorgensen of Patchwork Posse
She wrapped him up all warm and cozy inside the box as a that.

Candy Cane Kisses and White Snow Wishes! DeniseMarie

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

More advent treats revealed

We almost had a fight over a piece of chocolate last week???!!! 
Remember, I got my youngest son his Lego advent and big brother thought the chocolate advent that I'm using was JUST for him NOT for the whole family to take turns.  Woa...trouble. lol
I'm so glad I did this for lil guy.  Teenagers may not act/speak like they want to be your precious baby...but they do. lol  They want their own stuff to continue to be special. 
Let's see some advent treasures that might be worth fighting for but thank goodness no girls here to scrap me for them:

beautiful fabric and trim box had a lil snowflake ornament inside.  I forgot to take photo of it.
Ya'll, I almost went Postal on my family when we were setting this whole advent tree up and my coffee spilled onto this...the MOST precious fret work box of them all!!  The scene takes up the whole inside and is still intact but reindeer took a dunk into coffee.  Why....and why can't I remain calm when these things happen?  lol
Is this the sweetest box ever...why couldn't I think to stamp the inside of any of my boxes?  Great job, Cami @ Creating My Self Creatively

she strung Merry Christmas on string and it is awesome.  Would make a great package tie on or bracelet or garland.

More later...sorry about no credit boxes, son helped unpack my set. :S

Candy Cane Kisses and White Snow Wishes! DeniseMarie

Monday, December 6, 2010

Advent 1st week

I am loving my lil matchbox tree
I've got my tree on the side table in the living room for now.
No time for any fanfare this season.
I've gotten a great lil tile with my fav word...Joy!
love the pink too.
Look at this dear ol Saint Nick box..great tile pin.
this is box #2, Anne at A Shabby Life created this treasure!!
A festive tag in this, box #3.  Love the modern coloring of her box and the artistry that went into the tag.

Will post more asap. 
Blogging has become more difficult with the move and computer placement in our new home and having to Picasa every picture to even share it.  I'm trying to share!!

Candy Cane Kisses and White Snow Wishes! DeniseMarie

Friday, December 3, 2010

Advent season is here

It is the season of Joy, light and Merry making!!

Everyone is opening up their countdown matchboxes to find delightful gifts.

A Swap for All Seasons has been such a JOY!!

Candy Cane Kisses and White Snow Wishes! DeniseMarie