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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas At The Poseys

It has been so fun seeing my hubby get so into Christmas this year.  I think Arabella's excitement is contagious and he definitely caught the bug.  : )  He put up all the lights inside and out.  These pics don't do it justice.  We are in close competition with The Griswalls.
Most of our decorations are hand me downs so they aren't perfectly matched.  But to see one of Arabella's friends (who is 4) walk in with wide eyes and say "This is amazing" is enough for me.
I did fall in love with these new colors of pink, purple, blue and green for Christmas.  I added some balls to the real pine wreath that was given to us by one of my dear clients.  It is so wonderful to smell fresh pine when you walk in the front door.
Arabella and I made several ornaments this year.  This ribbon one is one of my favorites.  You take some beads and thread it through along with the flat side of the ribbon to make a tree.


I also decided we would have a Christmas tree for Arabella in her playroom made out of only handmade ornaments. 

Arabella is rolling out her Salt Dough here.  I brought the ingredients outside so she could make as big of a mess as she wanted.  You use 1 cup salt, 1 cup flour and 1/2 water.  Mix, press out then cut the shapes you want with a cookie cutter.  Bake at 300 for 30 minutes.

Of course we had to add some glitter to ours.  The glitter didn't stick so well, so we got some glitter glue pins and colored them some more after they cooled down.
We also cut flower petals out of the bottom of egg cartons.  I then bought finger paints for Arabella to paint her petals.
Glitter added of course.  Then you punch a hole in the bottom and put them on a stand of lights. 

This is our centerpiece I made with those new colors I love.  I also made these napkins.

You can find these balls at Joann's or Hobby Lobby for only a couple of bucks.

We made this snowman out of our fabric pumpkins that I used in the fall.
This is our Spring Wreath transformed into our Winter Wreath.

We made these Christmas trees out of brown paper bags and fabric.

Yes, that is a tutu on the Christmas tree. : )

I made this little pillow case top for Arabella's birthday and just put a red ribbon on it.

The moment that makes it truly feel like Christmas is when we go to Lamoyne (its an art gallery that transforms into a winter wonderland of Christmas ornaments) with my Dad.   We have gone every year to pick out an ornament since I can remember.  Here is that precious moment with Arabella and Jojo.

Arabella Angel wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Peaceful New Year!

Love,
The Poseys

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  1. Your little angel will always remember your special gift of time you give her. Love, Mama Wendy

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  2. I have videos of you at my house dancing around the tree when you and the girls were young. Mama Wendy

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