Monday, January 2, 2017

Winter Wonderland & A Giveaway

Happy New Year!  Crazy to believe that 2017 is here already...but here we go!  It has been a winter wonderland around here lately.  We have so much snow, it's crazy.  
My mantle is decorated for winter and the new year.  It's decked out in silver, white and blue.   
It is so pretty when the frost and snow takes over, even if it is freezing.  I had to brave the below freezing temps and get some shots of it all. 
Cody has been dealing with "shoulder impingement" so he hasn't been able to keep up with shoveling all of the snow we have been getting.  We are hoping that physical therapy will fix it and he won't have to have surgery.   
Do you have a New Years Resolution?  Mine is always the same, and I have been working on it since September-lose weight!  I have been doing the Ketogenic diet (low carb, high fat) and have lost about 20 pounds.  I took Thanksgiving through New Years off and was able to maintain my loss but it's time to start getting serious about it again. 
Still in love with my New Years Party hats that I made years ago.   
I have been off of work since the Thursday before Christmas.  I didn't do much but I did get my craft room straightened up, took down Christmas decorations and am working on decorating my laundry room.  It's almost done and almost ready to be shared! 
These snowflakes are still as pretty as they were last year when I made them.  Lot's of pretty glitter and sparkles.
The hutch in my dining room is a new fun space to decorate.   
Have you ever heard of Michael's $2 grab boxes?  Apparently after each season, they throw a bunch of stuff into a box and sell them for $2.  You have no idea what is in them until after you buy them.  I just happened to stumble upon these a day or two after Halloween. 
I went back to work and opened up the 3 boxes that I bought.  There were note cards, stickers, ribbon, twine, washi tape, wire words, cups, battery powered lights and so much more.  The battery powered lights originally sold for $10 per box and I got 26 boxes of lights. 
I sold about 6 sets for $5 each at a craft fair so I more than made my money back just on those lights alone.  I have used a few sets in my hutch and I love the way my dining room looks when it gets dark.  I would love to give away a set or two, so leave a comment on this post and I will pick a winner on Saturday!  

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NanaDiana said...

Trisha~ Your New Year's goal and mine are the same...lose weight. Such a hard thing to do for some of us. Those little lights were quite a find in those boxes! Wow!!! I did not know they did that and will have to look now that I know about it. Nothing like a mystery box to open.

Hope you have a wonderful, blessed New Year, Trisha! xo Diana

Debbie said...

Trisha, I had no idea that Michael's had those grab bags. I'll have to look for them when I go next time! Your blog has been a wonderful find & I love all your fun decorating ideas!!

Happy New Year! Debbie

Arwen and Eowyn said...

Wow, I didn't know about the grab bags but now I want to look for them!

GranthamLynn said...

Lovely. I want to redo my mantle for winter also. But I can't put away my
Santas just yet!
Yours is beautiful.

Creations By Cindy said...

Happy New Year Trisha. Thanks for the tip on the grab boxes. I never knew that either. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Botanic Bleu said...

Happy New Year. Thanks for sharing at Monday Social.