For the last 6 months, my husband and I have been blessed to spend time every weekend with my step-daughter.
She is such a sweetheart, and we’ve been having so much fun with her.
We’ve also been spending lots of time with friends and family.
We’ve even managed to get some baking…
and cookie decorating in.
A child’s natural instinct to lick icing kicks in…
We’ve renovated her room.
It’s been busy.
I picked the design (Pottery Barn quilt etc. but got many items on
and Amazon), and helped out with the room but my husband did most of the work.
Everything from the flooring to the Home Depot closet doors,
to the knobs,
The best part is how much she loves her little space, and her stuffed owl friends, Fred and Apple.
I never knew a nightlight could be so fascinating, but she loves it too.
Still have a few more finishing touches to do; like hanging this picture. It’s got a little house in the country (like ours), and a grey bunny (like ours)…
Here’s our little grey Lionel under the candy Christmas tree. (Yes, Lionel the Lionhead bunny).
Speaking of candy Christmas trees; last year Bakerella’s Candyland post was so inspiring I knew I wanted to do a Candy Christmas at our house this year. I began by doing 2010 Boxing Day Sale shopping for a white Candy Christmas tree. It’s up, and if you’ve ‘liked’ my facebook page you may have seen a few sneak peek shots I’ve posted of the tree.
I’m working on doing a little Candy Christmas party for my step-daughter, our nephews and our neighbour’s little girls, and am overjoyed that Kim of the TomKat Studio is designing my party printables (if you haven’t seen her gorgeous work, you need to check it out here!).
Do you have any Candy Christmas ideas or have you seen any inspirational ideas on the net or elsewhere? I’d love to hear your comments, ideas and input below!