Branching out


  I've always wanted to have a dainty little tree on a table right smack in the middle of our great room. 
 {That's why we put a plug in the floor- hello!} 
Today is the day!! So I brought in the metal patio table from outside & bought me a tree today. 
{My 1st time ever buying from a tree lot, I must say} 

 So excited to show you the finished product soon. I'm going to adorn it with some of my vintage inspired ornament collection.  
{?Honeybee wants to know- Are you all done decking the halls at your house?} 



I dare you.....


  Just decked the halls with this & I triple dog dare you
{Oh, Ralphie one of my favorite holiday movies ever!}
 not to be singing, whistling or humming it right now.   
It's fun to have a festive catching tune in your head all day long, right?! 
{haha- you're welcome!} 
 -Sorry, for the blurry pic but my nice camera is packed because I'm going to one of my FaVORITE places this week. Tell you more later. So excited!- 
I also wanted to share this cute picture  & message I received from my friend & neighbor the other day.  
When I saw it on my FaceBook page it just made my day. 
{Thanks Diana!}

"An H&H original frame with a photo of my of my favorite Christmas decorations!"
I enjoyhearing from happy H&H customers who love things that I have gotten from me in the past.  
Since I really try to make new things each & every year it's fun to see pictures of items that I may have forgotten about.  LOVE this style of frame that is in Diana's home with a picture of her 2 cute girls.  I have a similar one & when I put it up it made me smile & feel a little bit sad that I didn't make any similar ones this ye ar. 
{Oh, well there is always next year} 

I would simply adore seeing more pics of H&H stuff in your home for the holidays this year.  
Feel free to snap a picture & share it on the H&H FaceBook page.  I love to see how you use & display H&H products in your home. 
Go here to be connected to the FaceBook page & then simply post on it.  
{or if that's too complicated & confusing you can just email me a pic- that works too!} 

It's the most wonderful time of the year you know- hope you are having a happy one so far! 
Can't wait to share some pics of my home decor & a project or 2 that I'm going to be doing with my girls.  Really trying to "Savor" the Holidays this year & really enjoy time with family & friends. 
{trying to keep the hustle & bustle to a minimum this year}



Time to shop!


** Sale is closed. 
Happy Holidays- see you next year**  

Here's all you have to do:
If you see something you would like email me your order
{As soon as an item is no longer available I will mark it as SOLD} 
Also let me know if you would like it shipped to you or if you can pick it up.  I will then send you a PayPal invoice that needs to be paid BEFORE the items will be shipped to you.  
-it's that easy!-

Ok, happy shopping 

-More cute blocks to keep or giveaway $4 each- 

-close up of frames & another cute block- 

-The most old fashioned shimmery snowflakes you'll ever see {so much better than the bag of stuff you can buy at any store}  Such a vintage feel- 

-These sets are are adorable & a little different.  Each set contains a chalkboard house so you can design it how ever you would like also a scalloped roof adorned with a festive saying & some white glitter on the eves & a little block house with a wreath hung up on top & glittered snow.

If you saw anything that made you smile be sure to send me an email & place an order.
HUrrY, quantities are limited!!



H&H Holiday News!


  Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
{I ate well was surrounded by family & had a wonderful day.  Not to mention a great night sleep -no black Friday crazy A.M. hou rs for this honeybee. I'm well rested & ready to take on the day.}
Thanks to everyone who came to the H&H Holiday Show & for those who have emailed me an order.  I know it was a crazy time to have a show but I had to SQuEEZE it in between holidays & trips we have planned.  

So if you weren't able to come don't worry- tomorrow I'm going to post pictures of the remaining things from the show that are for sale.  

 Keep in mind there's always a reason to hang up a garland.  The Holidays are finally here & the Holly Jolly Garland is the perfect thing to hang up for a festive feel anywhere in your home
-$16- 7 ft. long garland -

See you tomorrow for Shopping Saturday. 
{Hope you all survive Black Friday out there wether you're braving the crowds or shopping online.  I'm spending the day cleaning house, chopping down our Christmas trees, putting up decor & making toasted cinnamon almonds w/ my girls} 



Here we go


  Oh, I wish there were 3 more hours in the day. 
{Or I wish I had a maid, personal assistant, marketing director, nanny, chauffeur just to name a few} 

I'm back {really quick} to show you a sneak peek into the H&H Holiday Show.  Sorry, the pics aren't the best but the sumlight is streaming through my windows right now 
{which I'm going to enjoy} but this is the best I can do.  

I'm so excited with the line-up of what I've created for this show as well as sharing some of my FaVORITE things 
{Insert Oprah voice} 
with you all that I hope you will like too. 

So here it is in no particular order
{Oh, I couldn't possibly get a picture of everything so you'll just have to come check it out for yourself tonight 6-8 or tomorrow 10-NooN}
*There is also select Fall & Thanksgiving stuff for Sale!

Hello Deer-y.  What a charming little frame! Comes in a variety of styles & colors
-The little villages are back- all glittered & chalked up for the Holidays.  Comes in a set of 3 & no one, of coarse, are alike. Come take your pick!  $16 for set-

-Are you singing right now?  I was the whole time I was making these.  I love them- sing it at the top of your lungs the Holidays are here! Prices vary $12-14- 

-Lots of this & that's to choose from - such a great variety!! Love the bags of glittered snowballs, I use them ALL the time in my holiday decorating- 
-Wide variety of frames to choose from- painted, patterned & adorned.  Prices vary- $12-$20-

So pleased with the assortment of goods I have for journaling, crafting, scrap booking & gift giving.  Just look at all this stuff, you'll want to load up for sure!
-Ribbon & journaling card packs.  Perfect for the Holidays & for stocking stuffers or a little gift for a friend- 
Packs of Stripe-y Straws 12 for $2 & my NEWEST obession, Glitter Bakers Twine in Gold & Silver, you pick.  $9.95 each- 
 Oh, my goodness having so much fun with these projects.  Takes me back to my Elementary School string art.  Love the simplicity of the designs- so charming! 
-Star string art block- $14 & primitive tree on barn wood- $12. Oh, also selling bottle brush trees {one of my other obsessions too}  this one is nestled in a vintage jello mold ready to place anywhere- 

-More of the primitive ribbon trees, I want a whole forest- TiMBeR!!- 

-Love the Glitter Bakers Twine!!-

-Bottle brush trees in a wide assortment of colors.  Made exclusively for H&H customers!  I hand dyed each one because I LOVE the antique, vintage feel of them.  Sizes & varieties vary $6-8 a pack- 
 Just look what you can create using the stickers, labels & tags I have for sale.  So many possibilities!  
{Thanks to my friend Tex, for making up examples for you to see}

-The cutest little tags ever!- 

-Assortment of tags, labels & alphabet stickers for you to choose from.  Great for gift giving, tag & card making too.  $1.50-3- 

-Holly Jolly Garland.  Made out of 3 things I simply adore: Stripe-y straws, jingle bells & bakers twine.  7 ft. garland $16- 

-When I got up on the island to take a pic of the garland I looked down & loved what I saw.  Just had to take an aerial view of the candy, straws, trees, boxes of glitter snow flakes, ribbon, blocks, bottle brush trees, tin boxes & MoRE! -

Ok, that's all for now.  Hope you liked what you saw.  Believe me there is AlOT more where this came from.  Hope you can come by tonight from 6-8 or tomorrow 10-NooN.
-4011 Lilac Lane in Mt. Green, Ut.- 

The Winner is.....


  Today I'm grateful for the opportunity to GiVE!! 

Mimi Sue! 
{Email me your address or if you're coming to the H&H Show you can pick it up then}

Thanks to everyone who entered & commented on the blog & joined the conversations over on FB. I really enjoyed hearing from you all the past week. 

**Don't Forget-- 
The H&H Holiday SHow 
tonight  6-8 & 
tomorrow morning 10-NooN.  
-at 4011 Lilac Lane in Mt. Green- 

I hope to be back soon to post some pictures of all the goods. 
{I'm having so much fun right now setting it all up- can't wait to show you}

Have a wonderful day friends! 



In the loop


  Taking a quick little break from creating to share a sneak peek of something for the H&H Holiday Show 
{tomorrow 6-8 p.m. & Wednesday 10-Noon}
that I'm completely giddy over right now!  

If you want to see what it is than you better check out the H&H FaceBook page.  While you're there be sure to "Like" it so that you stay in the know of all things going on H&H.  
{It's so easy to post over there that I'm finding myself hoping on the computer more & more & just typing little posts & pics on the FB page} 

Ok, back to work!  Lots to still do & get ready for.  Not to mention I'm excited to draw out the winner's name of the B&B Candle GiVEAWAY tonight.  Winner will be announced tomorrow! 



Inspiration- straight ahead!


Keep your hands & feet inside & enjoy the ride! 
You never know when inspiration is going to hit. I was needing some desperately as I prepared for the H&H Holiday Show & it happened recently on our trip to Disneyland. It can even hit between the hours of Midnight & 3 a.m. too by the way. 
{I'm going to pay for that in the afternoon I'm sure!}

Inspiration hit me right in the face when we got to California Adventure & decided to check out the new Cars ride.  
{Believe me we had time -waiting in line for 65 minutes.  
You get to take it all in} 
Disneyland is so clever when it comes to getting on a ride- the wait is actually a bit delightful as  you meander through little buildings, water fountains & shops.  This building really got me thinking.... Hmmm, I want to build a little shed in the back yard & have one entire side filled with out glass pop bottles. 
-Audrey standing in the Oil Bottle House with the light from the sunshine hitting the bottles & lighting them up-

Really so CooL!  I really want to recreate this somehow in our yard someday.  Totally loved it.  Made the wait for the Radiator Springs ride not so bad. 
Oh, my goodness.  The most charming land you'll ever visit.  We were glad to soak in Radiator Springs on our trip.  It hasn't been opened too long but I was glad we got to check it out.  So many delightful & fun things to see & do.  

Ok, I'm not one to decorate for Christmas before Thanksgiving but I couldn't help myself from being intrigued & inspired by all the Holiday decor on Route 66.  Every little detail was perfect & amazing.  This garland that hung over Main Street made out of old air filters & white rimmed tires made me smile! 

I usually don't like listening to Christmas music before Thanksgiving either but walking down Main Street in Radiator Springs with old-time Christmas music playing didn't bother me one little bit.

 There were decorated trees everywhere.  I wanted to share pictures of a few of my favorite ones I spotted around town. They were along the street & in the shops.  I loved this one with old licenses, car parts & retro lights inside a store. 

This fun little tree made out of stacks of tires, ornaments & lights- so cute! 

Stop it!  
This tree made from a tower of orange cozy cones, too cute for words.  

 By the end of our week the billboard out front had even changed & was welcoming in the Holidays ahead.  

Another one of our favorite spots that we were introduced to by our friends the Lowder's was the artist studio in Califonia Adventure.  Really, don't pass this treasure by as you're hurrying to get in line for a ride.  Our family loved it & it was a great place to sit, relax & learn a thing or too.  So much to see & do in there. 
-Not to mention the huge screens all around the lobby that show clips of favorite Disney movies & animated drawings. Just had to take a picture as they showed Up, one of our favorites, because we did have an ADVENTURE & created memories in the studio that day- 
I highly recommend the Animation Academy.  In there you are taught {by a Disney animator} 
how to draw some popular Disney characters. 
You are supplied the paper & pencil in the 20 minute class & you get to keep your drawing too.  It was a blast!  My girls kept wanting to go back for more.  It's fun to see them even now get out a paper & pencil & doodle the drawing that they were taught at the academy.  Seriously, check it out on your next trip to California Adventure- you won't be sorry. 

Oh, my goodness if you ever wanted to get in the Christmas spirit here is the place to go.  I've always loved the Small World ride but after seeing it changed for the Holidays I'm even more in love.  So sweet & charming.  The dolls sing & dance to Christmas music & are all dressed up for the Holidays.  It is so amazing!  So glad we got a chance to see it.  It opened up the night before we left. 

 I love when I am inspired by things- it feeds my creative soul.  Inspiration can come from anywhere 
{it doesn't have to be at the happiest place on earth- although that certainly doesn't hurt}  
I find inspiration in magazines, catalogs, the Anthropologie windows, my children's artwork, Pinterest just to name a few of my favorite places.  

-Where do you like to find inspiration?- 
{Leave a comment to be entered for the candle GiVEAWAY!  It ends tomorrow night, you still have time.  Or hop over to FaceBook & leave a comment there for another entry}

*Don't forget, what is right around the corner- 

-Tuesday night 6-8 & Wednesday morning 10-NooN
4011 Lilac Lane in Mt. Green - 



A "cute" box of goodness


  There is just something about this time of year when you anticipate, look forward too & crave certain foods around the Holiday season or at least I do.
{Please tell me I'm not the only one}

Well these little beauties are back in stores & I just can't get enough of them.  They are the sweetest, juiciest snack ever!  I was first introduced to them 10 years ago by a nice older gentleman who lived in our ward in Layton.  He showed up on my doorstep one day with a big box of them.  He handed them to me & said, "I saw these in the store & thought they would be good for you & the babies to eat"
{I was just a few months pregnant at the time with my twin girls} 

So sweet & thoughtful!  
Not a holiday season goes by that I don't think of Bro. Maughn & his kindness when I see a box of cuties in the store.  I've loved them ever since that day. 

Now I want to hear from YOU! Tell me what holiday sweets & treats you love this time of year or hop over to FaceBook & join the conversation there.  Either way you'll be entered to WiN the fabulous smelling Chestnut & Clove Bath & Body candle I'm giving away.  
{You have until Monday to enter. Don't forget!} 

Have a great day!
Off to work, work work!  The H&H show is coming up you know- Tuesday 6-8 & Wednesday 10-Noon to be exact.
{Are you coming?  I really hope so!}