Saturday, December 1, 2012

December! "Rabbit, rabbit!"

Hi, everyone!
 
December 1st, and I have the air-conditioning running...;^) ~
 
Did you all say "Rabbit, rabbit" today?
 
(For luck, you know...)
 
I haven't been a very good blogger in recent weeks,
 
but I'm going to try to do better...
 
("Do or do not", says Yoda..."There is no try"...)
 
To be honest, I actually get more accomplished when I post on the blog...
 
It gives me incentive when I know I can share whatever it is that I'm doing...
 
that's what I love about this blogosphere...♥
 
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The tree is up, thanks to the menfolk.
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Mr. B is getting the ornaments out with help from Cyrus...
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Cyrus loves the tissue paper...just the right amount of crackliness...
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Tallulah is loving the tree-skirt...by the season's end, it will be more white than green!
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I've gotten such wonderful things in the mail in the past few weeks...

Don't you love good mail days?

No bills, no junk...

just pretty envelopes and surprise packages!

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Here is what I got in the mail today ~

A gorgeous German Advent Calendar...

 just in time to open the sweet little door marked "1"...

It's from my dear friend and "Sis" in California, Wendy Mullen...

I love it!

You can visit Wendy and see her wonderful antique chocolate molds and more here .

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And for my birthday, delightful artwork by my sweet new friend Debbie Nolan...love!!

Visit Debbie at View from Harmony Hills here!

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And, I was lucky enough to win a sweet giveaway from Susan's Halloween Party at

 Flutter Before You...(Click here to visit Susan).

A wonderful Halloween domino pendant, a cool Edgar Allen Poe ACEO,

And exquisite little cones...

just lovely!

I want to learn to make cones!

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Tallulah's Bow-Making 101 tomorrow...

See you then!
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31 comments:

  1. I haven't dared to put up a tree with Truffle and Brulee still being adolescent kitties.

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  2. I am glad you got your tree up. I love you under-the-tree cat ornament! lol Blessings to you, Anne. It is nice to see a post from you- xo Diana

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  3. Aww I am so happy that you had your tree up
    Such a cute post
    Enjoy your gifts
    Love cucki x

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  4. Dear Anne,
    it makes my heart sing to see your kitties with the Christmas tree. How exiting is that for them. The crackling silk papers, new smells on the boxes and funny ornaments to play. A big tree in the room to hide and to play. You all will have a gorgeour Christmas time. I would love to cuddle the cats right now. So supersweet faces.
    Hugs and greetings, Johanna

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  5. oh my...christmas has come early.....so pretty!!

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  6. your tree looks terrific! those kitties are way too cute!

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  7. Such a beautiful advent calendar!
    The cats are gorgeous too!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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  8. Hi Anne! The kitties are SO cute! I love their "helpful" natures! Happy holidays!

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  9. Lovely tree and lovely kitties!! bet they just love the new, sparklie, shiney, danglie thing to play with!

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  10. This may sound gross, but your blog posts make me drool. Yes, it's me, not my dog, saying this. It is just too gorgeous here! And that German Advent Calendar.....

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  11. What a treat to come and see your first glimpses of Christmas on your blog. I see your kitties are well into it too!

    Wishing you wondrous days to come. And yes, that Advent calendar will be a delight, I'm sure!

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  12. Oh, that Cyrus just makes me swoon. That is the most beautiful advent calendar I have ever seen. Hugs, Deb

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  13. I can only imagine Tallulahs bow making 101..What fun..Your mailman is very good to you..

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  14. Hi Anne,
    What a beautiful post! Love your tree and Cyrus is adorable.
    blessings,
    Penny

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  15. The pictures are so precious Anne! I love your cats, I have four myself! Wonderful gifts, aren't blog friends the best?

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  16. We are putting up the tree this year and I'm hoping that the cats will leave it alone......big emphasis on hope...LOL

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  17. I love your kitties!!! And, your tree is beautiful! Your happy mail is all stunning and fun ;o)

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  18. You have such lovely furry helpers and your tree is just amazing! Am so glad you share all of your home and treasures with us!

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  19. I love your big beautiful furry cats!!! I just want to hug them! :)

    Pretty tree! I put mine up the Saturday after Thanksgiving. I just couldn't wait! My kitties have thoroughly enjoyed knocking the ornaments off and of course climbing the tree! Lol. It's great to see them having such fun!

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  20. Oh yes, kitties just love the crackle of paper and anything different to sit upon!
    Happy decorating!
    Hugs))

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  21. You have a little fur in your tree too! Looking very merry!

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  22. Such beautiful feline pretties you have shared with us. They just melt my heart. Happy December!

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  23. Your tree is very pretty against your red wall (love that color). Your little 'elves' are staying busy, I see, supervising all the activity. So sweet! I love your sweet surprises in the mail and I will hop over and visit your friends. Happy decorating with the elves! xx

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  24. Hello Anne, Your photos of putting up your tree are precious! I love seeing your fur babies right in the middle of the action, they are just precious!Thank You for the shout out too! That was so sweet of you, and deeply appreciated.Seeing your tree, reminds me, that I had better get a move on it! ~Happy decorating!

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  25. Anne,
    What a great Advent calendar! My favorite kind.
    We had the tree up a week before decorating it....
    Oh, btw I finally said thank you for my l'il vulture. I'm out of photo space, but I copied your picture..which was much better than any I could get! Thanks again.

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  26. Again, you've written a post that I have thoroughly enjoyed! I loved seeing how everyone, two and four legged is involved in the decorating and all your lovely and fun things that have come via mail!

    I hope your weekend is ending on a good note--Take care!!

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  27. Ah, your place looks so inviting!
    My cats love the tree skirt, too...something about being hidden under the tree and the softness of the fabric, I guess...haha!

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  28. We have dug out the long johns here. Of course we are closer to the north pole and Santa. Lovely tree, Sweet cats, that painting is stunning!! The advent calendar is so pretty too.
    Keep smiling and creating.

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  29. Your tree is beautiful and I love the plates on your wall. It is fun seeing your kitty's helping unpack the ornaments...they have such cute faces. And your mail today...what a treat. The cat painting is awesome. A treasured gift for sure. :)

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  30. Oh, I don't like missing ANY of your posts, beautiful friend...so here I am...late, but here! :))
    These photos are precious...including your "menfolk" who is helping so lovingly...
    I can feel the warmth and love at your home, dear Anne!
    Thank you for sharing these lovelies...now to catch up...here I go!
    Big hugs,
    - Irina

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