Hi, I'm Holly! Welcome to cutie pie cottage

Hi, I'm Holly!  Welcome to cutie pie cottage

Monday, November 23, 2009

Cute Christmas Ideas

Happy Holiday week, girls! As you can see, my Christmas (blog) decorations are already up!
Here's some cute ornament ideas from Goodhouskeeping magazine! The fabric ball up above is my favorite! My head is swimming with ideas for this one. I've already started making a tiny one and it isn't as easy as it looks! But maybe that's because I'm not following the directions? ☺
Simple pine cones. I have lots of pine cones. How bout White and glittery with a pink organdy loop? (I'm thinking up ideas for my White tree!)

I have some little girl pastel mittens that I bought at the GW and they'll be cute stuffed with something fun...
I've already started on my Thanksgiving meal. I like to do a little bit each day so I have more time to play once the big day arrives!
I won't be posting tomorrow because I'll be off to the movies with my friend Amy to see New Moon! Believe it or not, this will be my first time to go to a movie theater in probably 15 years! ~ GASP ~ I know! I *was* supposed to go see New Moon with my boy Caleb. He was going to fly out and spend the holidays with us but since I HAVEN'T HEARD FROM HIM, I guess he isn't coming! BOYS!
Have a super duper day, girls!


Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Hi Sweet Girl! I LOVE your blog background!!! AND the header image is so over the top CUTE and so HOLLY!!! You are adorable :)
Love the Christmas ideas you are showing! You should host a swap :) Christmas and no one is doing anything, lol!
I love that you are going to the movie tomorrow!! I hope you have the very best time!! Sorry you couldnt go with your son :( BUT, I know you and your friend will have a wonderful time. How could you not with a name like hers, tee hee!!! LOL!!!
Love ya sweetie,

~~Carol~~ said...

Oh Holly, your blog is looking so cute and festive! Those are great ideas for decorating, and I've been looking for something new and exciting to try!
I'm going to see New Moon this coming weekend with my daughter. Can't wait!
Happy Monday!

Ulrika said...

Hi Holly, good to see you posting again! Cute Christmas ideas! What kind of movie is New Moon? Yesterday we watched the Christmas movie The Polar express that we borrowed from our new English friends. Not exactly my type of movie and the girls thought it was a little scary and strange but Brad liked it since it reminded him of childhood Christmases!:-)

gin said...

cute new blog look you have, holly. Enjoy the movie!!!

gin said...

cute new blog look you have, holly. Enjoy the movie!!!

Michele said...

Oh Holly ~ I love your new blog look...tooo cute and very festive!

I love those Christmas ideas...those pinecones would look awesome with pink glitter...hmmm, might have to think that one out...I'm in a swap, so it might make good gifts!


Twyla and Lindsey said...

Oh Holly, I love all your Christmas cuteness! It all looks so perfect. Great Christmas ideas! I hope you enjoy this holiday week and hope you enjoy the movie! Have a sweet day! Twyla

karen said...

Hi Holly,
I love the picture at the top of your blog...too cute! Thanks for posting the craft ideas, I'm always looking for somthing new to try.
Have a great time at the movies. Let me know how it is. I wanted to see it as well.
Happy Thanksgiving,

Persuaded said...

Oh Holly! Your new header is just the most adorable thing ever! You know I'll never be able to look at those types of little cute animal illustrations without thinking of you♥

Maureen said...

Love the "renovation"!

Enjoy the movie - and even if you don't like the movie, savor the time with your friend.

Beth Niquette said...

How cool! This year we are making everything again--I think last year's Christmas with the hand-made gifts we all gave to one another was the best Christmas since the children were small.

I love the ideas. THank you for sharing them!

Evi said...

Lovely craft ideas - thanks for sharing them.

Shabby Kim said...

Holly, your blog makeover for Christmas is just perfect. So cute and cheerful. Have fun at your movie. A girlfriend of mine went to the midnight showing when it first opened and she loved it, so I hope you will too!

rosechicfriends said...

Oh Holly!
I Love those ideas and am going to pass them on to some gals I know who are creating PINK obsession trees..those are just GREAT ideas!

How ya been...did ya get something from me yet?


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Enjoy your holiday week! Let us know how the movie was! Love the ideas! Thanks!

Lisa said...

First OMG!! Your blog is amazing! If you can tell me where you got your vintage images I'd be ever so grateful!!
Love the ornis!! HAVE FUN!! The movie is better than twilight but the NM book is better than twilight! hehe Taylor Lautner is adorable and worth the trip! How fun to go to the theater! Have popcorn!!!
Happy Thanksgiving!
Hugs, Lisa

Jacqueline said...

I'm thinking your son Caleb is off being a warrior. I'm thinking that is what the name Caleb means if I remember right. He'll show up, after the battle! It was Caleb after all that pushed through to the promise land...I hope his promise land is called HOME. You've inspired me to search GW now for cutie mittens...those are darling, dear darling Holly from Molly. Secret code!


Hi Holly,
I've sprayed and glittered some pine cones already and have made mini bon-bons with Christmas fabric to put around the house.
Enjoy your girlfriend time :)
Happy Thanksgiving.
Deb :)

Vicki said...

Hi, Holly,
Your blog looks so cute with the vintage Christmas graphics! I just love it! Thank you for all the ideas for the Christmas ornaments, too! I hope you enjoy your movie. My niece gave me the first book of the Twilight series to read but haven't read it yet. Have a very happy Thanksgiving! Vicki

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

You vintage Christmas cards are so cute and colorful!!! Love your banner and all the cuties on your sidebar! Thanks so much for sharing and please come visit when you have a moment! Coralie

Queenie said...

Hey Holly!
Oh I love these ideas you shared on this post...so pretty! Glittered pinecones would be so pretty on your white tree, and with pink ribbon hangers...oh yeah!
Hope you have a fun time at the movies today, sounds like fun! I guess I'll be waiting to see that movie when it comes out on dvd. I can't even tell you how many years it's been since I went to a theatre to see a movie either! LOL! Have fun and eat some good buttered popcorn for me!
I wish Caleb was able to come spend the holiday with you all. Maybe Christmas he will get to come! Hope you have a blessed and very happy Thanksgiving sweetie!
Big Hugs,

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Good morning Holly.....

Love your Christmas (blog) decorations. It looks so cute. And, PINK.... :-)

I wouldn't really grace the inside of a movie theater either, but I do take my little grandson to see quite a few......don't tell him, but I'm often having myself a nice little snooze. :-) I hope you have a wonderful time and I hear that movies NOT a sleeper.

I'm so sad you haven't heard from your boy. Darn it all....It's not too late....He still might show up. I sure hope so, sweet chickie.

Happy Thanksgiving!


bellaboo said...

Some lovely Xmas decoration ideas..thankyou.
I havn't been the cinema for ages either.Last film I saw was a Harry Potter one with my niece!
My favourite Christmasy movie is 'The Holiday' starring Cameron Diaz.Jack Black,Kate Winslet and Jude Law.It's all snowy and romantic and I will be getting the DVD out and watching it again with Mr Boo on Xmas eve.


Julie Harward said...

Thanks for your visit to my blog and for your kind words! Looks like Christmas here..love it! You have a beautiful family. Come say hi any time :D

PEA said...

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.....love it!! How darling those crafty ideas are, I really love the one with the mittens.

I haven't even seen Twilight yet...I have the dvd but haven't had a chance to sit down and watch it. I hear New Moon is even better. I really must sit down and catch up on what everyone is raving about:-)

Oh yes...BOYS!!!! Sigh! lol xoxo

Elyse said...

what great ideas!!

i hope you had a great time AT the movies!

happy thanksgiving!


Creative Breathing said...

Oh my goodness! Christmas fun to be found here! I have had so much fun catching up on all of your posts. Inspiration Station! I just purchased the wonderful Kitchen Nook papers as well after hearing about them from Lindsey. Your cards are wonderful! I am so hoping you are still lending your talent to our Christmas Tag Swap due to me so that I can mail them to you by December 9th. My address can be found on my blog. If the season finds you too busy, not to worry, just let me know. Wishing you a joyous Thanksgiving Holiday! Elizabeth

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Holly, I love your blog look and all the decor. Thank you for sharing such wonderful ideas. I love the fabric ornament too and the pinecones are great. I have magnolia cones that I hope I have time to spray white and glitter.

Did you have fun at the movie? I think you were due to go.
Hope your son comes home.

Just wanted to stop by and wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving.
Love to you, Celestina Marie

Creative Breathing said...

Holly, Not a worry at all! I'm so sorry to have mixed things up! Too busy for one tag, not a worry at all either! I will send you a complete set because one person has dropped out. If you can e-mail me your address at elizabeth.andrus@yahoo.com, I will be ready! A note if you do wish to send one tag - no other goodies needed as two others have. I didn't want that to be apart of my tag swaps. Just a tag in the mail to enjoy each others art! You Block Party Block is definitely one of my favorites. Such fun! Elizabeth

MiniMadWoman said...

Holly, your blog is looking gorgeous!

What wonderful decorating ideas you've shared with us! I'll have to try some of them myself! I saw some pink pine cones in a basket in this month's 'Romantic Homes'. I'm dying to put that one together!

Enjoy the movie today and don't forget the popcorn!