Saturday, December 21, 2019

Sweetest thrift score, lots of baking, and a party in SQT

I hope you guys aren't getting tired of the Seven Quick Takes.  Right now, it's about all I can blog, without falling tooooo far behind.  I hope to get to more tutorials and such after the new year (resolutions!) but for now, this is it.  I have a massively good thrift score to share, some more sewing, and lots of baking, too. . . .

1. thrift score of the YEAR. . . .

Last week, I was shopping for tacky Christmas décor for our Christmas party, when lo and behold, I stumbled across this beauty. . . . 



I didn't even know it reclined until I was unloading it from our van and it, well, reclined. . . .


I'm so in love with it!  It's gently worn in all the right places, no rips or tears, and it's oh so comfy.

Oh, and did I mention it was $29?  TWENTY-NINE.  That's it!

2.  thrifty sewing. . . .

I wanted some new pillows for winter, so I dove once again into my fabric stash, and pulled some lovely long winter skirts, a thrifted sweater, and some new flannel I had picked up over the years. This is such a quick, easy project!  I whipped up several covers in just a couple of hours. . . .

 
this sweet green velvet chair was thrifted, too -- again, $29!


3.  cinnamon rolls for OLG. . . .

We celebrated the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe on December 12th with some homemade cinnamon rolls. . . .


I used the Better Homes and Gardens cinnamon roll recipe... unfortunately, not dairy-free.  For Donovan (my dairy-free kiddo,) I bought some dairy-free, gluten-free cinnamon rugelech by Katz.  He liked it well enough... but he would've preferred the cinnamon rolls.  :(  We also didn't make it to Mass that day.  It was held at 6 a.m. and that just wasn't happening.  I guess sometimes what we're able to do just has to be enough.

4.  another custom order. . . .

I made a cute bundle of zipper bags for a lovely client. . . .

I LOVE the little sloth fabric!

5.  baking, baking, baking. . . .

Our family Christmas party was last Saturday, so we spent the end of the week baking up a storm.  Here are a few of our faves. . . .

Of course, the usual sugar cookies. . . .


 Nolan's creation. . .  no one wanted to eat it for some reason.

one of Henry's cookies

Several different types of "candy" including ginger orange balls, Oreo truffles, chocolate bourbon balls, fudge truffles, and chocolate dipped peanut butter Ritz. . . .

I don't know how that's candy, but it's so freaking good.

And biscotti.  Beautiful biscotti. . . .



6.  The Christmas Party. . . .

No gifting allowed, no stress.  Just food, family, friends, and love.
I only got a few pictures, as usual. . . .





Speaking of LOVE, I finally got to meet my precious new niece!


She was definitely the star of the party. . . .





7.  And one more anniversary. . . .

We celebrated our 26th wedding anniversary this week!  I'm so lucky and blessed to be his wife. . . .


Maybe just one more thing. . . . THE SHELF!

(want a shelf, too? Here's a similar one... 
love the whitewash finish!)

I hope your holidays are going well!  Be sure to take some time for yourself, destress.  You're worth it.


Thanks for dropping by!  Talk to you soon!
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I'm linking up at Kelly's Seven Quick Takes over on her blog.  Give 'em all a look... some good stuff over there.

4 comments:

  1. Love seeing your holiday traditions! Merry Christmas! Carolyn 😀

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    1. Merry Christmas, sweet friend! I hope your holidays have been awesome!

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  2. That is a sweet find in #1! Good work. (I also love the linked post on buying and deconstructing skirts for material, which I'll had to read fully later when I don't have small people crawling on my head.)

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    1. I love it so much! Truly a lucky find. Enjoy the deconstruction... it's so much fun! Thanks for dropping by.

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