Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Our First Christmas… A Peek

This is our first Christmas in the our new home and I have to say that I couldn’t have wished for a more perfect Christmas. The decoration wasn’t grand, but I had the hubby home(for a change), plus there was the newest addition to our family; baby Ian and of course my other prince, Zion. Who could ask for more, right?

The hubby drew this scene on Zion’s chalkboard wall the night before Christmas.  Zion was thrilled to see it on Christmas morning! Also the hubby is the one who drew all the animals in the post about Zion’s playroom( I had a few queries about who the artist was).  He is the artist in the familySmile.

Can you guess which stocking is mine? Next year, I hope to be more creative and make my own stockings.

one of my favourite ornaments  and I love my stick version of a Christmas tree
Our dog Ginger loves her new toy. You can tell from the closed eyesSmile

my very colourful Christmas tree
I hope you’re continuing to enjoy the holiday season. Lots of cheer and good wishes from our house to yours! XX

Friday, December 23, 2011

Warmest Wishes...

I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round, as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys.  ~Charles Dickens

    Warmest wishes and loads of love to each of you and your families. Be safe and enjoy!! XX

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Zion’s chalkboard wall

Zion’s play room is a working progress. I actually observe how he uses the space and then go from there with design ideas etc. I painted Zion’s chalkboard wall for him when I was 81/2 months pregnant. I also painted the adjoining walls an orange colour(no surprise there, right?). Anyway, I’ve always wanted to do a chalkboard wall and Zion’s love affair with doodling on the bare walls led me to paint one sooner than later.

For someone like me who loves instant gratification, it was no fun painting the chalkboard wall. I had to wait 24 hrs. before I could apply a second coat. In addition, you have to so call “chalk” the wall before using it or marks would still be visible even after erasing. The pic above shows the “chalked” wall.

We all enjoy having the chalkboard wall. Ironically too, Zion still uses the chalk to “decorate” the other walls. I guess that is what 2 year olds doSmile.  Happy Tuesday everyone! XX

Monday, December 12, 2011

Grooving into Monday with Tangerine Tango!

Have you heard? Pantone’s colour choice for 2012 is called Tangerine Tango. Since I am obsessed with all variations of the colour orange, I am not complaining. Orange will always be an "in" colour for me! Yeah baby!:-) Have a groovy Monday everyone! XX


Giveaway Winner

I am so super excited to announce the winner for this fantastic giveaway! Drum roll please... Jeanette of Everton Terrace (one of my closest blog friends too). Congrats darling. I will be contacting you shortly for your contact info!! XX