If you don’t like something, make it better.


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This looks like a bad photo of a regular coat hanger right? Until you read what’s in the card. In my grandmother’s handwriting:

“Grandpa didn’t like cardboard on his hangers so he took them apart and replaced the cardboard with wooden dowels. This hanger should remind you of grandpa’s legacy. If you don’t like something, make it better.”

This Christmas present might be my favorite this year. What a great thought with which to end 2011 and look toward 2012. Merry Christmas, everyone.


The halls are decked!


I had my annual-ish “friendsgiving” party on Sunday night! Everyone comes over, eats lots of Thanksgiving-type food, and helps me decorate my house. Always a good time. Here’s a glimpse of Christmas at my house:

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I made this fantastic wreath using this tutorial. Cute, right? And it only cost about $7 to make and took about 30 minutes!

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Stockings, Christmas village, tree! I put up significantly fewer village pieces this year than I usually do. Trying to scale back, you know.

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And here’s my Nativity and my Star Wars Advent calendar! Woo! (Yes, Jesus is already in the Nativity scene – He’s stuck in with double-sided foam tape.)

Just a peek. 🙂 What’s your favorite part of Holiday decorating?