Monday, December 18, 2006

Jazz it up for the holidays!!!

After a long weekend of baking, shopping and putting the final touches on our home for Christmas Day it seems that I am getting more excited each day! I know that for kids its all about getting gifts but for me the joy is giving gifts….it’s so awesome to give someone that special gift that they have been wanting or needing! It’s my favorite time of the year!!

This year Christmas Eve will be at my Mother in Laws home and should be wonderful! She is so talented with cooking, baking and decorating! My husbands family will all be there and it should be so much fun!! Then Christmas Day will be at our home with all of my family, with the exception of the few that will be in Acapulco (lucky!)!!! We have a feast planned that should be outrageous from Honeybaked Ham, My Mom’s Famous Broccoli Salad, and Frozen Peppermint Pie!! My husband and I are really looking forward to being with both of our families this Christmas!

Speaking of family…the ornaments that are shown in this picture were given to me this year with my birthday gift from my cousins. My Grandma Gwen painted these about 50 years ago! The entire collection of ornaments was made from Duncan molds (before bisque was here!) and Duncan Glazes. Of course she “jazzed them up” with some crystals and gems she had which was so her style! Now when I look at them it reminds me of how ahead of her time she was with her stylish and retro ornaments! I plan on using them as a centerpiece on our dining table for Christmas day!

For me the best holiday gifts are my family and friends!!!
Enjoy your holiday!

Artfully yours,
Ceramic Diva

Friday, December 15, 2006

My Heritage!!

Ok...I was just reading Fashion Girls blog and she mentioned how her friend had done this really cool thing on It's a face recognition site that matches your face to celebrities! It was so much fun!!!!! Check out the faces that I match up totally have to try it!

Artfully yours,
Ceramic Diva

Monday, December 11, 2006

After suffering a terrible loss in my family last week, I have been reminded this holiday season just how important family is. I hope you all get an opportunity to see your family for the holidays just as I will. It's truly a gift.

I have so many things going on!! This week we are having a potluck for our Marketing Team and this Friday is our company party!!! Plus this weekend I am hoping to get some baking & crafts done. My plan is to make some yummy cookies and package them into cute containers embellished with Tulip® Fashion Bead Paint!! My other goal is to add handmade cinnamon ornaments to each gift I wrap to give it a special and personal touch! This weekend will be filled with shopping, crafts and baking!!!!

That being said...What do you have planned for the holidays?

Artfully Yours,
Ceramic Diva