Sunday, November 17, 2013

Daisy's new dress and X-mas planning

This is such a busy time of year. I can't believe there is only 30 something days until Christmas! I got some fabric to make winter dresses for the dogs and I got one done last night. It is a pink flannel fabric with snowmen on it--in person it is just adorable. There is a lace snowflake overlay fabric too. I am always making dresses for my daughters dog, and my Mom's dog, and finally I made one for my dog, Daisy. She looks adorable! I made her a matching hairbow too :)

Now I just need to make a dress for Dafney and Lacie out of this fabric. I have so many things I need to make by Christmas!  It can be so overwhelming--but I am planning to just take a deep breath, enjoy the season, and get it done!

Janae has got one tree up so far and Chantel and I went and put up my parents tree today. All this is making me think about my own Christmas decorating. I have been inspired by one of the articles in Romantic Homes magazine.

I think I was attracted to this article because the wall color is similar to my craft area wall color--which you can see from almost everywhere in the house. I am actually liking some of the reds I am seeing this year--but red just doesn't go with my house. So I am thinking of doing some very small touches of hot pink and bright aqua. I want to do something different since this is my 3rd year decorating this house.

My son Wyatt thinks I should add color to my tree but I am really thinking I love the all white I did on the tree last year.

Christmas 2012

I am trying to change things up without spending any money but every year I have to pick up a few Walmart ornaments for only $1.97 each!

These are my favorite Walmart had this year...

Pretty cute for under $2!

So my mind is going a mile a minute thinking of how I will decorate this year. Once I get it figured out in my mind, actually doing it is the easy part!

Blogging makes Christmas all the more many ideas out there!

I hope everybody is enjoying the season.

Thanks for visiting!


Janae said...

Daisy looks so cute in her beautiful dress. I can't wait for Lacie to get hers :) I'll have to take pics of the girls all together in the dresses. I love all the pics in that magazine so pretty! & I like your tree all white, I say keep it white :)

Home Chic Club said...

Oh, so cute!! And lovely inspiration pics. Can`t wait to dress up my home for holidays!!

Melanie said...

Daisy is so cute in her new dress! The magazine pictures that you have chosen to work from are very pretty! Easy to see why you whould choose them! Your tree from last year was so lovely! Like you I choose a few new ornaments each year. I like using the same ornaments and the longer they are used, the more sentimental they become.

Heirloom treasures said...

Well does Daisy like posing or what. Love that last pic.The dress is adorable sandy. Christmas decorating,wow I can't even begin to think about it. I have no idea what I'll do this year.

Grandma Carolee said...

Daisy's dress is absolutely adorable!!!
Thank you and Chantel so much for putting up our tree, and for helping to print our Christmas letter. You both are so good to give us help.

sunnyskiesandsweettea said...

I love that room in Romantic Homes too. The doggy dress is so darling. I can't wait to see what you come up with for all of your d├ęcor.
Amy Jo

Marissa said...

What an adorable post.
and sweet Daisy is the cutest.

Sweet Melanie said...

I think we all need little cute dresses like your sweet Daisy! I finally finished up decorating the kitchen and livingroom today and took photos. Now I need to do our other tree and decorate downstairs. I am loving the colors this year too...I am really loving the blues and pinks. Something I never thought I would ever like together! Have fun Sandy...I know you love it as much as I do and I can't wait to see what you come up with this year!

farmhouse-story said...

daisy looks sweet in her new outfit! and your ornaments are so cute, sandy:) have fun with your decorating--love the hot pink and aqua!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a cute little dress, Sandy! Love the ornaments you found; thanks for mentioning where you got them. I am headed to Walmart this afternoon for something else, but will definitely have to check out their ornaments now!

Cristan said...

Daisy, in her little dress, put a smile on my face! I just wanted to give her a big hug and smooch, muah!
We cannot wait to get decorating at our home either! Cheers <3

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Daisy is adorable. I'm sure your Christmas decor will be fab, as always.

Roxanne Reinhart said...

That is the cutest picture of daisy looking over her shoulder! I love your tree from last year. Totally divine!

must love junk said...

Daisy looks adorable!! Pretty ornaments for under 2 bucks! :)

Amanda said...

Hi Sandy! Your little doll puppy is darling in her pretty new dress! I love your all white style is very similar each year! Some years I try adding a bit of color but always revert back to white. It's just so elegant. The ornaments you found at Walmart are so sweet! I will have to go looking for those! Thank you for sharing! And thank you for your visit! Maybe we'll bump into each other at Junk Salvation again next year? It's coming up! So fun!
Many Blessings,

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I love the dress. I can't wait to see what you come up with!! What ever it is I know it will be gorgeous!


Junkchiccottage said...

That dress is so cute. Your little furry children are always dressed so cute. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Cindy said...

Hahaha! OH MY GOSH, how cute is that dress... ! I'm in love with how adorable she looks in it. I need to dress my "Daisy" up, but she would be so chagrined if i did, and i'm sure she'd pout and grumble
...and, i know what you mean, i am seeing some touches of warm reds that i like too... but the white is taking center stage around her, for now anyway.


Bella's Rose Cottage said...

Hi Sandy,
Oh the dress is darling!
Great finds at Walmart, I love that cloched one, what a steal!
I'm hooked on white with a little pink this year, your right blogging gives you so many great idea, too many sometimes, haha!! I am loving the freshness of pops of aqua... Hmmm :-)
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family...

Twinkle Terrior said...

Daisy looks so precious! Everything is adorable...ENJOY oxox

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

Did you make the glass cloche/tree ornament or did it come that way from Walmart? It is soooo cute! I may have to make a trip to Walmart, I hope they aren't all gone!!