Monday, November 26, 2012

Sniffy the Elf and the Scavenger Hunt

So, now that Sniffy the Elf has returned, he is already up to his old tricks.  He first perched on a brass horn to get a good look at the family.  Then, we noticed that he was holding a small card which then led the kids on a scavenger hunt around the house.  The card said to look under the Christmas pillow, then the next card said to look under the dog bed, the next one said to look under the Christmas Snoopy decoration, then finally they were led to a candy treat.  It was SO much fun.  What will he do next?
What is YOUR elf up to?

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Welcome Sniffy the Elf!

Last year, thanks to my youngest daughter, we added an Elf to our family.  One of my grand-daughter's named him Sniffy.  He got in to lots and lots of mischief last year and we loved looking for him and anticipating all the silliness he would get into.  Everyone has been anxiously awaiting his return.  Our Elf always arrives on Thanksgiving Day, so he is back and we look forward to another fun time with him!
He is sitting next to his mailbox where he sometimes leaves little surprises or treats.  It's going to be a fun time!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

My take on a bundt pan wreath

One of the blogs I love to read is "Chipping With Charm".  Laurel always has a fun and unique way to use everyday items.  Recently, she posted about using a bundt pan as a wreath for Fall.  You can find the link to her post here.  Be sure to visit her site often for inspiration.

When I found this old bundt pan in my dad's basement, I immediately knew that I wanted to try Laurel's idea.  I just painted it "pumpkin orange", tied some twine around it for hanging, and added a book page leaf and a wire spiral for a "stem".  It is a fun and quirky addition to my fall decor.

I love using unexpected items in my decor.  Has anyone else made a bundt pan wreath?  Or a Fall wreath out of something unusual?  Share your ideas here!