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My Martha's Circle Gift Guide

Martha's Gift Guide

Have I told you I’m part of Martha’s Circle? I think I may have mentioned it in a btw kind of way. But anyway I’m totally proud to be included.

So when I was asked to participate in the 2010 Holiday Gift Guide with some eco friendly gift ideas, I was game of course.

If you want to check them out, and some of my fellow Martha’s Circle blogger’s guides too, you can find them here!


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Advent 1st


Yesterday was Advent 1st. Wille and I went to an Advent market in the afternoon and I listened to Holiday Music while typing away on the lap top.  Traditionally Advent calendar (duh!) candle holders look like this and in the past my own has looked like this but I’m skipping red this year. I still wanted the little shrooms though.



So I dipped them. I used somewhat diluted white craft paint and dipped them three times leaving them to dry in between. I made a little impromptu drying rack from a glass container and two chop sticks and it worked really well.



I love how the tops became a little pointy from the dripping paint. Then I got my green marker out again and drew little spots.



And here they are my little toxic buddies.

365 Day 323-329

NOV 19

Coffee and Lussekatter. Home baked of course. I actually prefer them with a glass of milk but on this day coffee was my drink of choice.


NOV 20

Some days Mini is particularly helpful. She writes blog posts, reads e-mail and warms up the keyboard.


NOV 21

The white paper stars are up. Below is one of Mini’s other hangouts, the sheep skin on the hallway bench. You can even see the little indentation in the pillow where her cute little head was.


NOV 22

Hyacinths are a must for me this time of year. Only in white and preferably these ones that have very little scent. Some varieties smell so strong that they give me a headache.


NOV 23

Yup, we’re watching How I Met Your Mother! After all your recommendations we ordered season one, watched all of it basically in one go and then freaked over the weekend when we again had nothing to watch. Ordered season 2 and it arrived over night so we’re all set again. And hooked.


NOV 24

Another holiday season must are Amaryllises. Again only in white and I’m always amazed how fast they grow.


NOV 25

We’ve had a bit of a snow storm these past couple of days. It’s all lovely and white but has been really cold and windy going to work in the mornings.

So, on Sunday it’s Advent 1st and I look forward to spending it quietly at home. This week has been so hectic and pretty stressful so I just want to sit back and relax. I’ll also be online this weekend and will be in the Simplify 101 forum so if you’re in the Get Organized for the Holidays workshop, I’ll see you there! A gingerbread house is also in the plans. Wille’s considering (not seriously I hope!) a replica of the Sydney opera house while I’m kind of hoping for a simple cottage…

Happy Weekend!