Friday, December 30, 2011

Little Bit of Snow

We had a little bit of snow the other day, and I was up early enough before it melted away. I took my Blythe dolls outside for just a quick photo shoot. Here are our pictures.
Playing in the snow.

On the Santa goose.

Winter walk.

Dusting of snow.

We had some snow.
Gretel is wearing a froggie hat made by my friend Megumi who is called Sweet Honey Complex. She is also wearing a cute deer jumpsuit that my friend in Seattle sent to me. Isn't it so cute? Her boots came from the BHC in Hong Kong. Isobel has on a sweater I knitted and Re-Ment clothing. The shoes are from Gentle River. We love snow!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Happy Acorn and Sleeping Bunny Pins and the Dainty Squid

We have been so busy getting ready for the holidays that I forgot to show you some lovely photos that feature my Happy Acorn Wood Pin and my Sleeping Bunny Wood Pin. These photos are by Kaylah from the Dainty Squid blog, and boy, aren't they cute?

What I Wore: Layered - photo by Kaylah Doolan of the Dainty Squid blog 2

What I Wore: Layered - photo by Kaylah Doolan of the Dainty Squid blog 3
I think the Happy Acorn and Sleeping Bunny make such a cute pair, don't you?

What I Wore: Layered - photo by Kaylah Doolan of the Dainty Squid blog 1
You can get your very own Happy Acorn Wood Pin right here or you can get the Sleeping Bunny instead!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

My Christmas in Pictures

I hope everyone had a good Christmas holiday! Here are some photos from our Christmas. My family's Christmas tree.

Trifle dessert! Yummy!

Christmas eve dessert.

Yummy blueberry pie that Cristina made.

The red nosed reinbeer.


Cute gift tags from Vanillery Garden.

Nilla getting ready for the holidays.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!

I hope everyone is having the merriest holiday season! Merry Christmas! Happy holidays!
Christmas Deery Drawing

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Past Memories: See Rock City

When Raoul first moved here, we visited Rock City for the holidays! We like Rock City as a neat place to visit, but it is especially neat at Christmastime. The gardens are decorated with so many lights! It is amazing!

the tree

mushroom rock
I remember it was so cold that day! We bundles up, but it was very windy on the mountain that night. BRRR!

beautiful birds

frosty the snowman




the entrance to fairyland

the star


welcome to

Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas Past Memories: Cinnamon Ornaments

A few years ago I made cinnamon ornaments. I thought it was a great idea, so I found this recipe and tried it out. It looks like there are lots of recipes for this sort of dough, but this one worked out fine. They take a while to dry, so this is one of those crafts that tests how patient one can be.

cinnamon cookie ornaments
I saw some recipes say to decorate these with royal icing, but I used puff paint on mine. I wanted to be able to keep mine year after year.

dad admires
Dad even got into the crafty project. He was a little more creative with his "icing" than I was!

can you tell
Here are our cinnamon ornaments. They really look like real cookies, no?

Cinnamon ornaments!

Squirrel ornament.

Our tree - dad decorated that ornament.
We used the cinnamon ornaments year after year and they have really kept nicely and they smell wonderful to this day!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas Past Memories: Buche de Noel

Gnomes, deer, bunnies and trees are on this cake!
One year we made a Buche de Noel, or yule log cake for my family. We made this cake twice so far using this recipe. This cake and frosting is not super sweet or too rich, and it is so yummy. Plus, you get to add cute little decorations, so what's not to love about a Buche de Noel cake?

Our cake!

We love this cake so we took hundreds of photos of it.

I love showing off my Buche de Noel.
See how happy I am to have this cake??

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Christmas Past Memories: Beautiful Blythe

Merry Christmas! Blythe!
My Blythe dolls like to get in the Christmas spirit, too. Here they are celebrating on the fire place. Don't they look cozy?

Harmony Melodee Petunia is in her stocking.
Harmonie Melodie Petunia really likes Christmas. She was good this year, so I think she will get the pair of shoes she asked for.

Audrey Pumpkin ready for Christmas!
Audrey Pumpkin was very good this year, too. In fact, she was so good that she baked us cookies each day in December. We really like her. She gets an extra pressie from Santa.

Sadie is ready for the holidays!
Sadie, well, let's just say Sadie is no angel. I mean, look at her. She is a mess. Coal again, my poor dear.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Christmas Past Memories: Disneyland

Back in 2007 we went to Disneyland! I expected to not enjoy this place, but it was really fun and amazing! I have never really been to a theme park with rides, well, except for teeny ones, but that does not count. I also have never been to Kennywood, the very popular amusement park in Pittsburgh. I also don't know how to swim, so there you go. Anyways, back to Disneyland...

Disneyland 1808

Disneyland 1811
I think Disneyland is the best at Christmas cos there is a parade every minute and they had lots of decorations and great costumes. It is so festive.

Disneyland 1822

Disneyland 1834

Disneyland 1832

Disneyland 1830
I know it looks like a storm is welling up in the background, but it never rained that day. I think it scared some people away that day because there were hardly any long lines and we got to go on so many rides.

Disneyland 1824
Who's been naughty??

Disneyland 1848

Disneyland 1855

Disneyland 1854

Disneyland 1862
I am thrilled to be here at Disneyland! We flew right in and drove straight to the park with Raoul's sister and later met more of his family there. They have season passes to go all the time.

Disneyland 1869

Disneyland 1874
Of course we rode the teacups!

Disneyland 1881
Here is my favorite, Small World. I just love the wreaths and Christmas lights.

Disneyland 1907
Inside was even better! I love Mary Blair.

Disneyland 1909

Disneyland 1966

Disneyland 1960
We had such a fun time, it is really nice to look at these pictures and remember this fun vacation to Disneyland!