3 year old + bubbles + MacBook Pro={an early holiday}

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Hello all-


I took some quiet to reflect on recent events, and just when I was about to post: Monkey dumped bubbles on my MacBook.  Not good.  In the grand scheme of things, it’s replaceable.  Despite a long time out and a laptop sitting in a sensory bin of rice leftover from Moose’s EI days, things aren’t looking good.

So, all things bloggy are put on hold until Santa magically brings me a G to replace said computer.  There will be no Creative Juice until the week of Jan. 7th.  Here’s a blurry pic of Monkey, in his innocent non-Hulk computer smashing days, at a mere 4 months in 2009.  Working on our ancient desktop is the pits.

 

Perhaps, it was time to unplug a wee bit early anyway.  The boys are out of school early, and it’s time to just be, and not “do”.

I wish you all a Happy Holiday.  And rest.  And peace.

I’ll be back as soon.  So much is going on here.  I can’t wait to share.

My best,

Nicolette

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Pearl Wreath Tutorial

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In the early days of this blog, a little table top tree I made back in the winter of 2010 went “viral” on some new fangled site called Pinterest. That made this newbie blogger happy back then.  Since that time, my lovely 3 year old child mistook said tree for a “birthday hat”, and the tree is no longer with us.

That was a long time-out for the Monkey.

I still wanted those pretty pearls I spent a small fortune on as a part of my winter decorations, so the deceased table top tree reincarnated into another project.  Far above the reach of  Monkey’s curious hands.

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Say hello, to my DSLR.  I’m in love.

*wreath form

*ribbon

*massive amounts of hot glue

*scissors

& the secret weapon: Christmas pearl picks {buy in bulk at Michael’s…I use them a lot}

{I used roughly 20 picks to cover this wreath}

 

 

{I used the silver, white, and beaded  pearls, not pictured as these were the recycled pearls from my dead tree}

1.) Wrap and hot glue ribbon around wreath form.

2.) Cut pearls off the wire branches of the pick.  A tedious process, yes. Be careful with the wires.

3.) Flood ribbon with hot glue in small sections, and place pearls in circles, alternating the textures.

4.) Remove hot glue hairs.  Which are annoying.

5.) Behold!  Be the envy of your block.

 

Happy Holidays,

Nicolette

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I want to see your pretty faces here.
I really do.

    

 

 

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Free Printable Christmas Shopping and To-Do Lists

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Hello, dear readers!

Here’s a few free printables to help organize your Christmas chaos.  Just right click, save to your computer, and resize to your liking:

 

 For the kids in my family alone, I need two sheets!

 

And, the never-ending to-do list:

Hope this helps you this holiday season,

Nicolette

For more caustic wit and brilliance, please follow me via the time sucks of social media.
I want to see your pretty faces here.
I really do.

    

 

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