Saturday, December 13, 2008


Aubie: "This is about an old lady. Mommy, I gon' tell you a story 'bout an old lady."

Me: "Ok."

Aubie: "Once there was this old lady. Her name was Saige."

I didn't really want to hear the rest. Thank goodness she distracts easily.

Monday, December 08, 2008

two for the "price" of one

Back before Thanksgiving, when it was warm enough to play outside, I couldn't stop my restless fingers from pulling up some muscadine vines and making a wreath. I wanted to use some of the gorgeous persimmon leaves--a pumpkin-y orange color--but got distracted by the 4-toned leaves in the front yard. So, I hot glued all these leaves and a few berries to it. Sadly, they did not stay this color, but the muted version was still pretty as well.

I wanted to see if I could make the same wreath work for Christmas, so I took all the leaves off and painted it red. I used this great ribbon that I'd been saving for such an occasion--sage green with red "tis the season to be jolly" on it. I just love true red and any shade of green for Christmas. Its so old-fashioned and Christmas-y.