Hello Monday

Hello Monday!

This Hello Monday is going to be a little bit of everything!

Last week Jane and I crafted our hearts out!

Jane worked on painting this taped Christmas tree…

She also made this hat!  I was so surprised.  I’ve been letting her “wrap” anything she wants to let her work on her cutting and taping skills and she’s really enjoying it.  I just bought her another roll of wrapping paper over the weekend just for her to use for “wrapping” …  I love it so much!

I made this vintage Christmas Countdown

The elves have started to become more mischevious…

I made these melted candy covered strawberry lights

Jon and I attended his office party and I have zero pictures from the event.  Oops.  My mom was here to watch the kids and after the office party, this table, chairs and bench arrived!  I’ve been looking for a new table and chairs, but I wasn’t ready to spend a couple thousand dollars doing so.  This set cost me $200 and it’s in impeccable condition!!!

These pieces were for sale through a local business that supports our schools through donations from the community.  I found out the woman who owned this set passed away on Wednesday of last week and was a vital member in our community; she gave so much AND she loved children.  I loved knowing all of this and it gives us further reason to really take care of and maintain the condition of this set!

Eliza dressed up for “bells” day at school, but she also opted to wear an entire Christmas ensemble and, to be honest, I’m here for it!

I made these brown paper bag snowflakes.  They’re not posted to the blog yet, but I plan to get them up later today!

The girls have been playing a little bit!  Hallelujah!  Henry and Eliza have always been such good friends and have always gotten along so well, but Eliza and Jane…well, that’s always been a different story and I truly think it’s the age difference.  It truly makes my heart so happy when they play together…

I threw together another little craft – this faux wreath turned fancy!  I’ll be posting about this soon, too!
I got in a much needed workout amongst the Christmas decor!
Henry had another basketball game!  They lost to an amazing team.  Henry is in the blue and the guy sitting at the scoreboard table is a Michigan Dearborn basketball player!  He was super tall!!!  It was cool he came to watch!

My niece, Aurora, turned 21 on Sunday which officially makes me old.  Ha!  This is her when she was five or six while we visited at my parents’ house…oh to go back to this time…  
Our Christmas cards arrived and they turned out beautiful!

The back is bittersweet, but Jane described our year perfectly…

I ran to the store over the weekend and when I came back, I found Jon all dressed up in the basement!  LOL!  Jon and Jane were having a blast!

Henry made signs for the Michigan game on Saturday night and we let him stay up to watch!  Gosh, that was a long game – it ended just before midnight, but we came out with a huge win!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Eliza and Jane and I made pipe cleaner crowns…
Henry and Eliza practiced their piano duet…
We settled in on Sunday night for dinner and a movie, Mary Poppins Returns!  I love all the warmth in this picture…

Janie loved it, too!

That was our week/weekend and it was a good one!  This week is going to be super busy!  Time to get after it!
Happy Monday, friends!
Marie 🙂

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  1. So much festive fun! Your crafts all turned out great. I love your new dining set; that was such a great find. Your Christmas cards turned out lovely too.

  2. I love your new dining room set! It looks beautiful in your home. I definitely would have bought it if given the chance. Do you know if the brand is Tell City?

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