Wednesday, December 10, 2008

A little Christmas Decorating and Some Awards

All of you, and I really mean ALL of you are so decorated for Christmas! I had to do a little bit of decorating. We can't put our tree up until our new flooring is down. I will tell you a secret - workmen will start laying it tomorrow!! Hallelujah! So in the meantime, I did want to show you some of my decorating in the den.
Here is my mantle and how I've decorated it this year. It's always different every year and I have rather a hard time deciding what to do - do you? I'm not very good with mantles. I combined a couple of garlands, added lights and some gold beads.

Found this Santie a few years ago and popped him up there in the middle. Now I don't have any reindeer but I do have lots of doggies. I turned my back to get something and lo and behold (that's my Christmas talk) a couple of my doggies jumped up to be Santie's helpers!

Just look at this Christmasy obedient Staffordshire I'll help Santie doggie face!

Oh, here's another little fuzzy face - just waiting for the jolly old guy to tell him what to do. That's my doggies!

Isn't he a cutie? All dedked out in his Christmas finery even down to his little boots!
I have one more thing to show you. Since I couldn't put up my tree in the entry, I added a swag to the bannister. Actually the floral part was a big candle ring and I just squeezed it together and made bows for the top. You may be asking why I didn't put garland down the stairway spindles - well, we just had it painted and I didn't want to scratch it up. I'll scratch it up next year!

Here's a little closer view. I've so enjoyed seeing all of your decorations and was so sad that I didn't have my big tree up. But I feel a little better now.
Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia :)

I fell so special today, my sweet friend Dawn at passed this beautiful "Friends" award to all on her bloglist. I didn't have to do anything, just be one of her visitors. Thank you so much sweet Dawn!

Here is the explantion of the chosen blogs for the "Friends" award:

These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these kind writers. When you pass the award along please include these guidelines.I am to choose 8 friends to share this with.

Well, here I go breaking the rules again, but I too, would love to pass this special "Friends" award on to all on my Blog list. You can see the little tag and that will take you to my list! Thank you again, Dawn!


I've been tagged!! My sweet new blogging friend Monica at has chosen to tag me! This sweetie lives in Norway! How wonderful to get to be friends with someone so far away! Thank you, Monica!

Now, for the rules... as follows...
Rule #1 ~ Link to the person that tagged you.

Rule #2 ~ Post the rules on your Blog.

Rule #3 ~ Write 6 random things about yourself.

Rule #4 ~ Tag 6 people at the end of your post.

Rule #5 ~ Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their Blog.
Rule #6 ~ Let the tagger know your entry is up.

Now six random things about myself, let's see...

1. I have to have a glass of ice cold Diet Cherry Vanilla Dr Pepper each morning - first thing.

2. When I was about two years old, I was bitten by a black widow spider and almost died. But God decided He would let me live. He knew blogging was going to be in my future! ;)
3. I looooooooooooooooooooove popcorn!

4. I love to be right! ;)

5. I'm pretty particular where things go in my kitchen. I believe everything should have it's little place. I don't mind my messes, but it bugs me when someone else messes up my kitchen. My bad
6. I love to laugh and sometimes I can start laughing and can't stop! I can laugh for hours! Maybe not hours, but you know what I mean.

I'm breaking the rules. I know everyone's so busy so if you want to do this...please be my guest. Does this mean I'm being naughty? Will Santie Claus come to see me? ;)


Chris presented this Butterfly Award to me. Thank you so very much, Chris. She is one of my favorites and if you go visit you'll see why! So, see her and notice that beautiful smile she has - is she just a happy lady or is she up to something? lol I'm supposed to pick 10 deserving people to receive this award, but I know how very busy you all are and if you haven't recieved this yet, please be my guest!

Now pass this on, Most Sweet Ones! ;)

There's so many great blogs to visit so go enjoy!The rules for this award are deliciously simple:

1. Put the logo on your blog

2. Add a link to the person who awarded you

3. Nominate 10 other blogs

4. Add links to those blogs on yours

5. Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs
I'll not leave you with a little Note Song today since my post was so long!