Monday, December 10, 2012

Enjoying the Merry Season

Hello Friends,
I hope you are enjoying this Merry Season !  Everything we do is brighter and merrier in our ordinary lives because of this blessed time.

I am starting out with the last pages & tags of my Month of the Year
recycled cardboard  roll Album.This is the November page & Tag.

This is the December page & tag. I recycled some Christmas cards for these. I love to recycle for crafts.

I stopped at Dairy Queen on a recent shopping trip, I thought their decorated Northfolk Island Pine made a cool Christmas tree.I thought it was some sort of fern until Sally From Blue Monday commented. I have just read that they originate from the eastern coast of Australia and can grow to 200 ft. tall.

This  is some funny advertisement for smoothies at Dairy queen.

On the way to the Library we passed many beautifully decorated houses. I captured this one.

Merry tree in the Library.

Someone had made a few of these cupcake trees to decorate & display with craft books.

On to Target  for shopping,I love this cool gift bag!

Sweet  paper rose trees.

In Harris Teeter I found this beautiful  blue bouquet.

I love this delicious looking cupcake wreath.

On another day at North Hills Mall in Durham ,NC ,I found these colorful gifts at the wrapping station.

 Then, we passed Santa's vacant throne , looked like he left his sack behind too!

Looks like the elves have been busy decorating while he's away.

Baking some cookies too!

Went into Macy's to leave Santa a note & raise the Believe Meter up.

Some Sunset pics taken from my front yard.

Although , I have I don'have but one pic I actually took. I want to tell you about going the The Duke Homestead and celebrating  an 1870 Christmas . They stay true to the times & only have candles & lanterns for lights. So with my small camera , the pics did not turn out.

First we stopped by the barn and as a country band played we were entertained by period dressed square dancers ,very fun to watch! Then on to the Homestead ,in the bedroom we were  read "The Night Before Christmas"by fire &candle light . In the the Front Parlor  we sang Christmas Carols with a Blue Grass Band.  In the dining room we watched them pop our popcorn over a fire in the fireplace. We were served Hot Apple cider as we exited out the kitchen door . In the back yard we enjoyed delicious sugar cookies around a Bonfire . You can learn more about the Duke Homestead Here.

I will leave you with this wonderful bible verse :

Jesus spoke to the people and said,"I am the light of the world , whoever follows me will never walk in darkness,but will have the light of life." John 8:12

Here is am amazing video featuring Casting Crowns," While You were Sleeping ."

I am joining: Blue Monday,Macro Monday, MellowYellowMonday,  Mandarin Orange Monday,Tuesday Ruby 2
Our World Tuesday,Rednesday, Outdoor Wednesday,
This Or That Thursday,Orange You Glad It's Friday,
Sky Watch Friday, It's A Hodgepodge Friday

Love & Prayers,


  1. That "fern" at DQ is actually a Norfolk Island Pine.

    Thanks for sharing all your good wishes and pictures of blue.

    Happy Blue Monday, Myrna.

  2. One more amazing journey through a variety of fairytale scenes.
    I truly have enjoyed the ride from dawn to dusk and back again. Enchanted indeed.

  3. Fantastic festive collection of images! And the orange for eyes pic is so happy and bright! Thank you for sharing on Mandarin Orange Monday:)

  4. It is like being inba fairy tale world visiting your blog. Lovely colors and story.
    Recylcling cards; i must try that coz I love making cards:)

  5. advance merry xmas. i love that idea of a paper xmas tree.

  6. Hi Myrna!

    That house with Christmas lights in front looked like the house across the church where we hear mass.

    By the lovely post.

  7. You are so fully into the spirit of Christmas and your happiness is contagious! Thank you for sharing your beautiful world with us.

  8. Your posts always take me into a different world, one of magic and colour. I imagine your life to be just full of fun.

  9. What a fun and Christmasy post! Love the details about the Duke Homestead. Your sunsets are gorgeous!

  10. Wow! Love your recycled tags ~ very creative and your photography is dynamic ~ Lots of wonderful events, places and things ~ Happy Advent to you ~

    (A Creative Harbor) aka artmusedog and Carol ^_^

  11. Great ideas for creating a tree, I love the cupcakes one.

    My Yellow
    It is also a giveawa for US residents so you may join if you'd like.

  12. Great photos! Such a happy time of year!

  13. So many lovely festive shots!

  14. Great Christmas series!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  15. Those are very Merry, thank's for sharing.. I really enjoyed all your photos..

    Visited from Blue Monday- hope you can stop by..

  16. Thank's for sharing your beautiful Yellows!

    Visiting from MYM- hope you can stop by..

  17. Great ideas and lovely photograph! Visiting a little late from Mandarin Orange Monday.

    My Orange
    Hope you can still visit and leave me a comment. Thanks.

  18. I wish you a very merry and happy Christmas season! I loved all your photos, they are so pretty and festive. Have a happy day!

  19. I just love how you capture everyday things and find the beauty in them. Love the cupcake tree and rose tree. I need to start really looking at things more closely.

  20. I love your tags, I think reusing items is so great. Yours are charming and unique! I also love your sunset pictures, just lovely... Well, all of yours pictures are so pretty, thank you for sharing them!

  21. Love all your Christmas reds today Myrna! Thanks so much for sharing the Duke Homestead with us - my husbands family are from North Carolina and it's such fun to read about things to see there (hoping to get there one of these days!).

    Happy Rednesday!

    Oh! and thank you for telling me about the fake snow you used. :)

  22. We are going to bake some cookies this weekend.

    Visiting late from Ruby Tuesday.

    Hope you can also leave me a message at my RUBY post

  23. Wonderful photos. I love the cupcake wreath!

    birthday rocks

  24. Your tags and pages are so pretty! The cupcake tree is a cute idea. It looks like you are enjoying the Christmas Season. Beautiful pictures.

    Honeypot Lane

  25. I came for Skywatch and love the color behind the trees!
    I enjoyed all the festive bits of Christmas you found! The cupcake tree and that Target bag are very cool.

  26. So glad I found your site via Skywatch Friday. I've enjoyed browsing through your posts. I especially loved the message of the music video 'While you were sleeping'. Excellent message! Thanks!

  27. Lovely photos, esp the trees :) recycled cards for craft is a good idea. I wish I can be as creative as you. Happy Holidays Myrna :)

  28. You have been busy! Such a beautiful Christmas post! I loved lookign over all your have done! Thank you for sharing and enjoy the holidays! Anne

  29. Myrna, I'm so glad you stuck with your Month of the Year album! I gave up after a few months because I just didn't have the time for it. I love how you used the t.p. rolls - they're so cute!


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