beads by breul

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Getting the Christmas Tree

I love this! For me, this is truly the 
beginning of the holidays.

The majestic size, the lights, the SMELL! 
So wonderful. 

We finally went out on Friday night and got our tree. 
The boy and hubby tried really hard to get me to buy into
"needing" the 12 - 14 foot tree. 
Seriously, it wouldn't fit in the living room!
But we did go with the 10-11 foot one! :)

Hubs trimming the trunk.


More lights....

He is growing up so fast..........

Moose "helping out". 
(might be my favorite picture in a while!)

Lights - waiting for my daughter to 
come home on Saturday so we can decorate!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Winner, winner chicken dinner!

Here are my winners!!

The Challenge of Color winner is......

Hope of

And for the Floral Holiday Blog Hop
the winner is........

Tanya of

Please send me your addresses so
I can mail out your goodness!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Floral Holiday Blog Hop

If you are looking for my Challenge of Color hop

So darned excited about this!!!!
Lisa of Pine Ridge Treasures sent out a call
for those interested in participating in this.
Jumped! Love the holidays.

She sent a wonderful floral mix, lovely, and
encouraged us to create outside-of-the-box and 
to try to use the beads sent to us. 

As my jewelry muse seems to be missing
I was really trying to be "outside" the jewelry box.

When it hit me, it hit hard!
I am lovin' what I created!
Light hearted and fun!

So, ok, here goes......
Wine charms ~ I did have to use a few of my red czech flowers
so that I could create enough variety.

What is this, you ask...
It is jewelry for your wine gift! 
Makes it even more festive.

And lastly, what every good bottle of wine needs
a scarf!
I knitted and embellished! Scarves are hot right
now and it is winter, after all.

Well there you have it, festive and fun! Hope you liked them. :)

Now, if you feel that your bottle of wine (or one you
are giving as a gift) needs some dressing up, please say so in 
your comment and I will draw a name!
(lucky wine bottle)

One to the rest! Please hop around and see what
goodness these talented folks have created!

Courtney Breul, Beads by Breul - you are here.
Jeannie Dukic, Jeannie's Blog
Kimberly Flood, Goddesses and Beads
Mary Govaars, MLH Jewelry Designs
Tanya Goodwin, A Work in Progress
Kathy Lindemer, Bay Moon Design
Alicia Marinache, All the Pretty Things
Toltec Jewels, Jewel School Friends

Thank you Lisa for this wonderful hop!