Saturday, December 29, 2012

Sunny Simple Sunday

Getting back to normal around here. Always sad to see the Christmas decor be packed away but the restoration of normal is also very comforting. Things back where they belong. Had a nice day. Decided to wake the girls up and head out for an early breakfast and then a trip to the camera store for a new lens cap and cleaner. 

Now for a few features from last week:

A Sugar and Salt Scrub recipe from Family Home and Life. Perfect for that dry winter skin.

Call Her Blessed shares her "Pantle" with us. A piano that doubles as a mantle. Hey I have have one of those too. I love the winter scene she has set.

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson  shared the most darling post of her daughter's vintage VW bug all set for the holidays.

Now onto what you have been up to this week. Thanks for linking up and joining the party:


Leslie said...

Thanks for hosting, Elaine! Glad I can join the fun!


Wishing a wonderful, happy, healthy and prosperous new year, dear Elaine. Thank you for hosting the last fun party of 2012!

bj said...

I always love playing in your party.:)
xo bj

Sherry said...

So glad to get to know you too Elaine! Have a Happy New Year!

Carol L McKenna said...

Thanks for hosting ~ This is my first time here ~ It is delightful ~ love the home made lotion, piano mantel and the VW ~ had one just like it only it was a convertible ~ Great little cars ^_^ ~ Lovely photography ~
Happy New Year to You ~

(A Creative Harbor aka ArtMuseDog and Carol ^_^)

Barbara F. said...

Happy New Year, Elaine! xo

Sarah said...

Thinking about packing up Christmas here. ;-)
Thanks for hosting.......Sarah

Chenille Cottage said...

Hi Elaine,
Yes...It's about time to pack up the Christmas stuff and move into just winter. One of the reasons I like snowmen is because they get to stay out a long time here in Central Oregon. Last year we actually had a few snowflakes in June.
Before we know it the time for pastels will be here. I love decorating for Spring, too.

Your wonderful blog has motivated me to try this coming year to get much more organized! Thanks for the boost, my dear friend!
Carolynn xxx

NanaDiana said...

I am off to visit a few of your links- xo Diana

Angela ~ Call Her Blessed said...

Thank you for hosting a great blog party! The VW is absolutely adorable! And for the pantle, that looks familiar ;) Thank you lots for the feature! Happy New Year!

Jann Olson said...

Hi Elaine, thanks so much for the feature. You made my day! I too like getting back to normal. Well, sort of. I always leave a bit of Winter out for January. Loved the Pantel and I think I am in dire need of that salt scrub. Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful New Year!

martinealison said...

Je vous souhaite une année 2013 très créative couronnée de succès.

Une petite pensée pour vous en ce passage très prochain de l'année 2012 à 2013.
Gros bisous.

AshTreeCottage said...

Hi Elaine! Thank you for hosting and Happy New Year to you and your family.

Big Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Thanks so much for hosting!!


Lucie Cermanova said...

Elaine, thans for the hosting, happy New Year!

Diane Writes said...

Hi Elaine! My country is said to have the longest Xmas celebration. We don't remove Xmas decors until the feast of Three Kinds. LOL

Happy 2013!

Connie said...

Thank you for featuring my Sugar Scrub! Thanks for hosting too :) Have a Happy and Blessed New Year!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Definitely need to pack up the Christmas. Hope you have a very Blessed, Prosperous, Healthy and Happy New Year. Hugs, Marty

pembrokeshire lass said...

Hi Elaine. Yes it's sad to pack away and, for a while, everything seems bare but it feels like a new start. Love and blessings for the New Year. Joan

Rhonda said...

you post great pictures. Have you ever mentioned what kind of camera you use- just wondering since you said it needed a new lens cap.

I would like a new camera but it can't be the least bit complicated....

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Thanks for the party! I hope you've had a good day. I put a few things away...still have a lot to do another day! Happy New Year!

Precious said...

Happy New Year to you and your family. I am excited about the challenge this year and anxious to get going.

Suzan said...

Hi ELaine,
I enjoyed your Sunny Simple Sunday posts.
Hope you have a great day, and a Happy New Year
Ladybug Cottage

Robyn said...

I loved this post and thank you for posting about the scrub. I"m going to check it out now. We have forced air electric heat and my skin on my face and body always get so dry and flaky maybe this will help. Thank you again! :)

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Great features! I love the VW bug dressed up for the holidays :)

I linked up my post with snowy photos from our homestead. Thanks for hosting again. Happy new year!