Friday, July 24, 2009

Christmas in July - the final day!

Merry Christmas in July!

Come in and have a drink...

Eat a treat...

And open yourself a gift - I picked it out especially for you!

I'm thinking about having a colorful Christmas this year - bright colors to warm up the winter blahs.

This whole week has been Christmas in July for me and I've posted lots of ideas - all with economy in mind - from everything from decorating to giftwrap. Feel free to browse through and see if anything tickles your fancy!

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5

Looking for DIY gift ideas? Check out my tutorials - trust me, if I can do these then so can you!

Cell phone cozy
Flowered headband
Flowered hair clip

Green projects:

Starbucks bottle vase
upcycled yarn holder
moss orbs

Enjoy some of my photos from last winter - brrrr!

Horse hair collected on the fence - it rained one night and froze the next day.

We had unusually warm weather for quite a while and were hit with a cold snap - the poor roses were so confused!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have fun blog hopping!

Before you go have a listen to my favorite Christmas album:


yyam said...

Merry X'mas to you! Thanks for the virtual treats...yummy!

Melissa said...

Yeah! Thanks so much for inviting me over, I am stuffed to the brim!

Dustjacket Attic said...

Merry Christmas
Gosh you have been so busy this week, and still have energy to do this great post. Wow.

xxx DJ


I dropped by to give you some warm
holiday best wishes! Hugs all the way from (((Texas))) ...
enjoyed viewing your cool yule blog.
Looks like you were a good girl and so busy!
thanks for sharing -

Lauri said...

Wow you have had a great week! and thanks for much for the tutorials!!!

JamaGenie said...

My, but you've been busy! Not sure what the red and white treats are (peppermint kisses??) but I had a few on the way out. Yummy!!

Kathie @ my net finds said...

Wonderful!!! :-) Stopping by from Maggi's, Merry Christmas in July!

Jocelyn said...

Merry Christmas and the drink and goodies were delish!!! Love the colors and ahhhhhhh cold weather....I just love it!!!! Merry Christmas!!!! :)

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Mele Kalikimaka! (Hawaiian)
Maligayang Pasko! (Philippino)

I enjoyed my time here at your place...
Thanks for the tutorials (hmm, I want to make some flowered headbands for the girly-whirlies on my list.. and some mossy orbs)

(be sure to tell your brother is a genious...what an easy fix for a sticky situation!)

and who would have thought how beautiful frozen horse hair could be!
...and that poor confused rose bloom looks amazing in its crystal coat!

Wow! I hope I didnt overstay my welcome...but you had so much fun stuff to see and learn! ..the quilled snowflake, your great woodland snowflakes, and wow! the painted leaf gift tag (brilliant!) makes me want to wrap something up right now!

..and the yummy chocolates!

Hope you get a chance to take a Christmas peek at my place!

Blessings & Aloha!

Oh and I became a follower! (I had told myself I really can't add another, cuz I really love t read EVERY post of the ones I do follow! ...oh well :o)

Karyn - (French Charming) said...

I wish I had your week! Thanks for the tutorials and I love the photo of the fence! Merry Christmas!!!


Kara said...

oh how I wish we had snow here in Texas

HiHo said...

the ice photos are wonderful, enjoyed my were very busy blogging this week, I'm going to use some of your ideas, thanks and Merry Christmas. heidi

Marie Antionette said...

Love your treats,they looked very tasty .I just had me a very good time here.I really did love looking at the frozen horse hair on that fence.I was amazing.Merry Christmas dear...XXOO Marie Antionette

Scrappy Girl said...

Merry Christmas in July!

Those frozen pics made me realize I am not ready for summer to pass me by! Brr...

That's Who I Am said...

Happy Christmas in July...I love hte picture of the horse hair frozen on the fence. We had one of those winters this past year:) Makes for some incredibly beautiful pictures! Come joing my giveaway:)

roostreehouse said...

How brilliant are you? And organized to boot! I am bookmarking you because you have some excellent ideas here, what a thoughtful gift you've given us!

And that rose is incredible!

Merry Christmas in July and all year round!
PEACE, Rhonda Roo

laterg8r said...

that frozen rose is a gorgeous pic! thanks for sharing all your crafty creations.

Traci said...

Can't wait to check out the tutorials! I think that the frozen horse hair is way cool!

Danielle said...

What a lovely party! Thanks for having me! Merry Christmas!

Tammy said...

Everything is just amazing...thanks for sharing this with us!

Von said...

Merry Christmas! Yummy treats! (and the ice pictures are awesome!)


BananaStamper said...

Gorgeous photos! The rose, oh my!


Maggi said...


I've come out of the warm and sun,
To find Christmas has begun!

Thank you so much for a lovely party! I so enjoy the drinks and treats, yum!

These winter pics are amazing! That horse hair one is spectacular!

Merry Christmas to you and a Happy Rest of Your Year!!!!


Lemondrop Marie said...

Wow! What wonderful posts. I am going to follow you to learn more. Merry Christmas to you and Calliope.

Angela said...

Merry Christmas. lol I love your blog. Not only are the pictures so crisp and clear and beautiful BUT you have a lot of practical decorating gift giving ideas. THanks for sharing!

Gina said...

Merry Christmas in July! Just stopping by from Maggi's. You must be exhausted from 5 full days of Christmas! Enjoy the rest of the festivities!

ps; the frozen rose photo is BEAUTIFUL.

<3 Gina

Maureen said...

Gorgeous photos! Merry Christmas!!!

B said...

Those first two images are beyond beautiful, even though I know they are ice, and cold, and things I really detest. Funny how it can still be beautiful.

I'm having so much fun with your Christmas in July, especially since I've been thinking Christmas for some time now! Got to be on top of things you know!

Jackie said...

I loved your blog post, and what gorgeous pictures!Merry Christmas :)

Bella said...

Wow! You have been a busy lady! Everything looks divine - and I love that it's been Christmas here for a week. :)
Thanks so much for having me over!
~Bella (Beauty Does Matter)

daylily777 said...

You have been so generous with your gift giving, a whole week full of gifts. Christmas must be fantastic in your home.Everything is so beautiful and I enjoyed it all. I will be coming back to try out some of the projects. Merry Christmas in July !& you are invited to stop by my party.

denisemarie in Houston, TX said...

great posts! What fun to make your own rose petal jelly and syrup. I love your package wrap ideas. Is'nt it funny how a little scrapbook paper can make something look so custom.

Christmas Love to ya

printersdevil said...

Wow, what a party! I took a quick look and love everything. I will be back for more details since I am in full holiday mode at the moment. I love, love, love Christmas and CIJ.

I hope you found time to stop by Christmas Memories in My Heart and Playing Dishes for my CIJ.

Terri and Bob said...

Totally love your ice photos! Merry Christmas in July!

Karen said...

Your candy cane merengues look devine! I am going to bookmark you and come back and visit as it looks like you have oh so much to share! I believe I am making this Christmas predominantly handmade for my family and friends and your blog, this Christmas party are definitely getting me into the spirit! Thanks! :>

Rbarakat said...

What a lovely hostess! Thank you for my gift! Every thing was perfect!

Love to decorate said...

Wow, great blog. merry Christmas in July. Those merguaines look great.
Thanks for stopping by my blog

Cindy said...

that pic of the frozen rose is awesome!

merry christmas in july to you! :)

My Big Mouth said...

Ooh those Peppermint Meringues look yummy.
Merry Christmas!

Rainy Day Farm said...

I just love your blog. I can't wait to come back and have a better look around. I love picture of the frozen horse hair, that was too funny!
Thanks for sharing all your adorable Christmas ideas, see you soon.

GypsyFox said...

what a great post! I am in the blog party as well, so stopping by to say Merry Christmas in July!

Kim said...

The frozen rose photos is fab! I feel much cooler after seeing your winter scenes. Thanks for visiting my blog & leaving me a comment. It really means a lot to me.

Michelle said...

Wow, Molly you had Christmas all week! Wonderful....I love the treats you've offered..and the drinks. How delicious! Great ideas for Christmas. You definitely know how to put on a good party for the holidays. :)



Hayley G said...

Love all the crafts!! The Moss Orb is awesome! Thanks for the tip. Gorgeous Photos too.

GypsyFox said...

about your comment, how the internet changes how we talk that is SO SO true, like I'll tell my hubby when I'm on my way out "BRB" at first he was like, hu? LOL he now knows!

YSLGuy said...

Amazing photos!!

Merry Christmas in July!!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Hello again!

I am just getting around to more parties and to those that commented at my place... better hurry!

Thank you for stopping by my blog and for hearting my etsy shop :o) Come back any time!

Blessings & Aloha!

Kara said...

Molly- You have won my giveaway!

Check back at my blog for directions on claiming your prize!

the ungourmet said...

That rose photo is beautiful! My son and I like your Christmas music. Oh yes, my parakeet is lovin' it too! :0)

The bottles of cocktail mix are super nifty!

Brittany said...

The frozen rose is gorgeous!
We don't see things like that in South East Texas!

And, helloooo... peppermint meringues?! YUM!!!