Cinnamon Rolls & A Recycled Christmas Card Garland….

I was greeted first thing this morning with a knock at the door…

So, in my sock monkey PJ’s I answered it.

{These PJ’s are becoming a theme….but, only because my Santa PJ’s are in the laundry.}

It was my wonderful friend and neighbor, Ms. Susu!

With a plate full of hot, homemade cinnamon rolls.






They were heavenly.  What  a way to start the day.

She also brought me a bouquet of gorgeous flowers from Ms. Myra…that Ms. Myra had grown in her garden.

I have grown up with both of these lovely ladies…known them since I was a little girl.

They’ve both watched me grow up..Ms. Susu and Ms. Myra.

{And whether you are from the south or not….that’s what you would have to call them…Ms. Susu and Ms. Myra.

Pronounced ‘miss’ no matter how you spell it!}

It’s always special to receive flowers…but these flowers.  Well.

Ms. Myra was in her 90’s….a beauty to behold.

She died just a few short days after my surgery last week.  I wasn’t able to attend her funeral…or, I should say, her celebration.

So, to get flowers from Ms. Myra’s yard today…..hard to explain how special that was.

I could just stop there….it’s already been a great day and it’s only 9:45am.

But, I did have a fun little project to share….so I’ll go ahead and share it.

We love getting Christmas cards.  The design and style, artwork and writing on each reflect the personality of the sender.  Many that we receive are handmade.  It’s a shame to just read them and throw them out….SO, we wanted to come up with a way to use them.  We also wanted to be able to add new ones as they come in each year.

Here’s what we came up with.  A Christmas Card Garland.

Here’s what you need:

1.  A circle cutter thingamajig…usually in the scrapbooking section of the craft store

{this is the same tool we used in our Circle Frame a few weeks ago.}

2. Twine, string, embroidery floss, small tinsel…your choice of what to string them upon

3.  Large and small adhesive dots from the office supply store..we used red and green, but you can

use clear, brown, or any other color you so choose.

4. Christmas cards

Here’s how ya do it:

1. Cut circles out of your cards….varying sizes to make it fun. Make sure you choose the best parts of the artwork/picture

2.  Attach them to your string/twine with the adhesive dots

3. Have fun putting it around your tree, strung across a window, or anywhere else fun!

I love the way this one has the writing on the back!

Hope you all are having a wonderful day!

Merry, Merry~

Sharing the idea with:  Skip to My LouSumo’s Sweet StuffTip Junkie,Today’s Creative BlogNot JUST a HousewifeBlackberry VineBlue Cricket DesignThe Shabby Chic CottageWhipperberryThe Idea Room,  Between Naps on the PorchFrench Country CottageThe Lettered CottageThrifty Decor ChickHouse of Hepworth’sRemodelaholicFunky Junk InteriorsAt the Picket FenceMy Uncommon Slice of SuburbiaStuff and NonsenseCommon GroundSomewhat SimpleDIY ShowoffHome Stories A to ZPassionately Artistic, a.k.a. DesignSomeday CraftsCreations by KaraYesterday on TuesdayOrganize and Decorate EverythingThe Inspired Room


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