Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Monday, December 28, 2009
Saturday, December 26, 2009
p.s. I just checked in at random.org to draw the winner of the Gift Certificate and it was comment number five. That's you, Erin!
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
However, I do feel for all you other last minute and stressed out Charlies, because you are my people. Especially as you will note that these fantastic printable gift certificates I'm about to tell you about, were listed in the shop just last night, ie: 2 days before Christmas. So yes, we now have gift certificates in le shop! They can be either emailed directly to you to be printed out and gifted, or we can email them directly to the recipient (with a lovely note, of course). OR, if you are not a last minute charlie we can print them out ourselves, gift wrap and mail them to the lucky person. So, if there is someone on your list still present-less, and you think they would like something from our store, this could be just the ticket!
Also, because I love you so and would love to be able to give you all many a Christmas gift, I will be giving away one $50 gift certificate for you to gift or just keep all to yourself. All you need to do is leave a comment telling me about you worst/craziest/funniest last minute gift buying or giving moment. I will draw the winner Christmas morning, whenever it is that I arise (so...around 10ish, ok 11ish pst). If you are not in the habit of last minute gift buying, you may also leave a comment, just this once.
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Speaking of gift wrap, you should most definitely check out the gorgeous downloadable prints for wrapping paper from Fifi Mandirac. (found via mikes) The bunting pattern at the bottom kills me! And don't stop there, pop over to this awesome post on Dos Family that Ebony did all about gift wrapping! I love it all, especially the belly bands! Ha, so cute.
Happy wrapping, friends!
Wishing you all warmth wherever you are.
Sunday, December 20, 2009
The (evil) genius of Mr Phil Spector has also been keeping us in the Christmas spirit lately, and this is one of our most favourites!
Friday, December 18, 2009
The weather lately has been totally screwing with me, no snow but warmer temperatures and lots of drizzly rain. It doesn't feel like Christmas time at all! I'm pretty sure it's also due to the fact that we have been insanely busy which of course means our house is a mess and I've only half decorated (don't even get me started on holiday baking or Christmas movie watching!). Don't get me wrong though, we're busy because so many lovely people have being buying handmade for Christmas from us, and we greatly appreciate the support for our wee store! We'll be sending off our last couple of last minute packages tomorrow via speedy Fedex, and then after a major clean up it'll be all about movie watching, decorating and gingerbread baking! I also have a ton of ideas blog posts and craft projects I want to get to and share with you all, so I'm looking forward to getting on top of all that come next week.
I hope you're all winding down for the year, and getting some relaxation in now that Christmas is almost upon us (ha, unless like me there are still gifts to finish and you're secretly just freaking out. Bring on the mulled wine and hot toddys, I say!). Enjoy a lovely weekend!
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
How are you all, my loves? Christmas shopping all done? (Ha, yeah right...I'm not finished at all!) Decorations hung? I hope you're all having some time to relax in there to sip some mulled wine and the like! Well, I've slacked a bit on the Christmas carols, but not to worry because there is still many a carol day left before the 25th, so here is a favourite from the man who to me is the voice of Christmas, perfect for a snowy day. Enjoy!
Friday, December 4, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
So, despite Vancouver magically turning beautiful and sunny this week, both Richard and I have come down with a nasty cold. Richard is on his second week off work, and I just feel like staying in bed and drinking copious amounts of tea for the rest of my life. Ugh. So to brighten up my day (and many days to come) I have for you another Christmas favourite. Basically I think I'm going to post one everyday until Christmas, because really, what's not to love (you may unfollow until after Dec. 25th if you wish)!
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
As Richard and I were coming home from errand running last night, and checking out the full on very Santa happy Christmas display of a nearby hotel, I reminded him that as of today we're allowed to start listening to Christmas carols. Strangely he wasn't nearly as excited as me. I love Christmas carols! I have many a favourite album, and this song has quickly gone right up there with Sufjan Stevens, Phil Spector and Boney M. I love these ladies, and their take on this old standard is so very dreamy. Now it's time to decorate, hurrah!
Merry Christmas, enjoy!
Hope you've all had a great start to your week!