Sunday, December 26, 2010

post christmas :)

i hope you guys all had an amazing holiday! :) celebrating my birthday (which was on the 24th) and christmas in california was definitely different than christmas in illinois, but honestly the mister and i had a really great time.

before i tell you everything we did ~ i promised the rest of my decor pics!

for our stockings i made gold/silver glittered initials. for the project, i bought these wooden letters from michael's. 

*note: the mister's initial is not really d, it's actually c, but since the store was out of c's i went with the first letter of our last name. :) next year i promised i would make him a new one!*

basically i just sprayed the letters with glue, and then covered them with a mix of gold and silver glitters using a ziplock bag.

the final step was adding the hooks so we could hang them on the stockings. this wasn't the original plan, but i forgot the other materials i needed! :) the mister was very handy and screwed them in for me. if i had thought about it, i would have put the screws in first because we got glitter everywhere.

i also made a pine cone forrest to put on top of our buffet. i was going to spruce it up by adding glittered stars, and also glitter the on the "trees", but after finishing the stockings ~ the mister actually confessed "i hate glitter almost as much as you hate cotton!" as soon as he said that, i laughed... but realized i couldn't keep torturing him by doing more glitter projects! sadly that meant my little forrest didn't have a snowfall this year.

i love the candle holders i used as tree stands. the colors fit in perfectly, and i will absolutely be using them again in future settings.

the last thing i wanted to show you is our holiday cards on display, but i realized i haven't quite finished that project because i want to add my birthday cards to the mix as well. :) i'll save that and all my birthday/holiday happenings for another day.

sooo what have you guys been up too??

all images by jenna ♥ a little blue


Rebekah said...

I love everything that you've done! The letters are great! And I love the pine cone forest! Such a neat idea.

pam @ iLoveShelling said...

Those stockings are stunning against the chocolate colored wall! Great job

Chrissy said...

Happy Birthday girl!!
Wow, I didn't even know!

Hope you are doing better and you had a wonderful time!!

Let me know when you get the package!!

Hugs xxx

Things to Do said...

Loving the letters and white stockings.

I was talking with my friends and they said it snowed like 6 inches on Christmas Eve. What a difference a couple thousand miles makes.

Michaela said...

SO pretty!! Love the glittered letters (: Happy Birthday!! (:

Rach said...

Hope you had a wonderful birthday! I have loved all of your decorations!

Sandy a la Mode said...

i LOVE the decor of your christmas, very nice!! and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you too!!! my parents just moved to california two years ago and when we went back there for christmas last year, it was odd b/c it was so warm, but pretty nice too!!

Amy said...

You are so incredibly nifty! And crafty! Wow! Those stocking ideas are great! I will definitely keep that in mind for next Christmas! Hope your holiday was splendid darling!

Courtney {a thoughtful place} said...

Those letters are darling. I love them. Sparkle is always great. Happy Birthday

S and O said...

Wow that is such a pretty idea :)
I love how those stockings turned out...
Happy Holidays!

One in the SAHM said...

Those are super cute Jenna! Hope you had a great birthday and Christmas with Cam!

{av} said...

Hope you had a fabulous birthday--and enjoyed Christmas too! Sounds like you did! Love those sparkly letters...great little project, lady! Thanks, as always, for your blog love! xoxo {av}

Drawn to The Sea said...

The pine cones do look like a pretty little forest. I love the simple beauty of everything you've done, especially your handmade ornaments.

Wishing you a peaceful season, filled with love.

Monique said...

Happy Birthday!! Your decor is lovely. I love the pine cones, I also used pine cones this year. The sparkles are sweet against the white. I can see where the mr. is coming from about the sparkles, when I was a school teacher I'd often come home with at least a sparkle or two on my face and that would annoy the mister. Have a great New Year!

Kimbirdy said...

you are amazing!!!