Monday, November 19, 2012

Voile Loin à la Terre de Rêve

Bonjour mes amis!

No worries, I haven't completely lost it.

I've been feeling very French lately.  I don't know why.  Not Parisian, as so many people consider French with their Eiffel towers and poodles (not that I mind, those things are French and lovely as well.)  But I've been feeling downright French Canadian.

Perhaps many of you know of my French roots, I am, as many would call it, Ontaroise.  This means I am a French-Canadian Ontarian woman.  I'm off my rocker, I know it haha.  Most of you know my full name is Jennifer Labelle.

Seeing as I've gone completely Francophonie, I decided to sing in French.  I'll post the video to my Zou Bisou.  I warn you, it will either be stuck in your head all day or drive you to the mad house.

Just a silly little French song!


What the title of this post means is to "Sail Away to Dream Land."

I think that's why I enjoy Peter Pan so much.  The idea of flying away among the clouds and stars to Neverland.  Where things are magical and there are pirates!

These are the thoughts that come to me when I am sick in bed (alas it is Big Bang Theory on the screen and not Peter Pan haha.)

I swim back to this mermaid painting I began weeks ago.  I haven't been able to get back to her yet, swamped under term papers and the flu bug.

In my dream land, everyone wears pajamas and we bounce off of clouds. (Snuck a little Tori in there).

Making friends with glittered snowmen.

Making dollhouse visits, hoping for a mansion for Christmas ;)

Splish splashing in paints and crackles, antiquing as we go.  Everything looks better with a bit of age to it, that includes people!

My new bed guardian, he gets a name too, I must be honest I stole one of the suggestions for my nutcracker.  Meet Auguste (Augoost, thanks Kristen!)

Embracing the carnival lifestyle.  Of course there are carnivals in dreamland as well!

Thanks to Rebecca at Magic Gypsy, I won her giveaway for this glorious silver ticket!  Anytime I need a ticket to a place beyond my dreams I know where to turn.

But alas, here I go, handing my ticket to the dreamkeeper for the evening.  Perhaps he'll take the hint and give me sweet dreams of Victorian carnivals and snow white horses on the carousel.

Sweet dreams dear ones!

P.S. I have to say, I stuck with Peter as a name for my nutcracker, but Teresa in California's suggestion was too delicious to resist.  A long name, how regal!  Sir Peter the Guardian of the Royal Christmas Lights he shall be!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Nutcracker Men & Giveaway Winner!

Hi folks!

Just popping in quickly to tell you what a festive spirit I am in.


Because THIS young gent has entered my life:

Name him for me would you?

He kind of looks like a Peter to me.

Oh yes darlings I must admit, Christmas is upon us in my abode.  I love this cozy season.

I'm going to tell you now, there's a tree up in the dressing room AND in my bedroom.  Those twinkly lights, I can't help it, I'm obsessed.

And alas, now to the winner of my piece, Maria Owens.

I popped all the names of those interested in a bobble hat ( see I told you I was onto Winter now)

And the winner is!  Heather at Ramblings from the Animal House.

Now Miss Heather, I believe this is the second giveaway of mine you've won!  I swear it's all fair and square, bobble hat's honour.

I'll email you soon!

Thanks for everyone who stopped by for the Halloween party.  I must be honest, I ran out of time before Halloween to visit everyone and leave comments.  I'm sooo sorry :(  Forgive me?

I can tell you from what I saw everyone had beautiful parties and did amazingly!

Thanks so much!

Onto holly jolliness now!