Monday, December 1, 2008

I'm Back!

Holy Cow! We didn't roll into our driveway until 4 o'clock this morning, but we are home safe and sound. I know that there are many travelers who were not able to make it home and will be stranded for days, so I am thankful to have made it in the wee hours of the morning.

A few reminders for this week....

Tomorrow will be the SITSmas giveaway. The SITS girls {The Secret is in the Sauce} are great, check out their website and you'll be addicted too!

Thursday I'll be celebrating the big day with bloggy birthday fun you won't want to miss.

Friday is the last day to place an order at to gaurantee Christmas delivery, please order now {pretty please?}

I will not be around as much in the next couple of weeks as I try to process and stitch orders (often past o'dark-thirty at night), but I will be lurking and missing y'all and will come back in full force once ALL the orders are shipped.

Until then, I will leave you with some "Preppy Decorating Tips" I found out in cyberspace. Maybe y'all will have time to pull some of these off, because right now I can only dream that the Christmas elves will come give my house some preppy Chirstmas decor!

  • Cable-knit cuffs add a soft touch to stockings trimmed with playful belts and a bow
  • Tie ribbons to boughs or loop them into a chain for your tree
  • The mantel will look nice dressed up with evergreen branches sprinkled with glass balls and mini white trees. Finish the look with swag of twisted ribbons.
  • For something different with gift wrapping, skip all the holiday-themed gift wrap and use colorful stripes or cheerful checks. Coordinate the colors and mix as many different patterns as you desire.
  • To liven up your window views, string glass ornaments on bright ribbons across the window.
  • Balance preppy polka-dots and striped prints with solid-colored balls.
  • Create a corduroy stocking: Stuff a store-bought corduroy stocking with paper. Fold a six-inch length of cable-knit fabric over the top of the stocking and affix with hot glue. Attach bows and belts with hot glue.
  • To make ribbon chains for the tree: Each loop: layer two equal lengths of coordinated (not matching) ribbon; affix lengths with double-sided tape. Align ends to make loop and attach with double-sided tape.


Sandy Toes said...

OH my what fun ideas..I love them all..I need more TIME!!!
-sandy toes

Gwen said...

Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to chat with me. I sent my order thru and I'm so excited to finally have my shopping started (and almost finished with just one order). I like the idea of Christmas bulbs in the window. We may have to work this out tonight. :) Thank you again!!!

Rhea said...

Glad you made it back!!

And love your decorating ideas.

Mrs. Cup said...

Great ideas! Glad you're home!

Kappa Prep said...

So glad you made it home in one piece even it is was not until the crack of dawn!

Jill said...

I'm glad y'all made it home safely. Thanks for the cute Christmas decorating ideas. Love em!

The Shabby Princess said...

Glad you made it home safe! Sounds like you'll be crazy crazy until the holidays are over. Thanks for the decorating tips!