Friday, December 24, 2010


A little thank you to all who follow my little ole blog.  Your comments make me smile.  Your blogs  make me smile.  So, from our home to yours we wish you a blessed Christmas this holiday season.  May your time with family and friends be sweet and your New Year be a joyous one!

image by Kim Klassen

For unto you is born this day in the city of David a saviour who is Christ the Lord.
Luke 2:11

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Sunday, December 12, 2010


I will be continuing on with our home decorated for the holidays.

Below is our tree. I am so excited about our tree.  It is real.  The hubs gave in again.  He really wanted to pull out the ole artificial tree from the attic, but I was really wanting a real tree again this year.  We weren't able to go to a tree farm and cut it down in 20 degree weather, but it was fun looking for it just the same.

We decorated it with a box of sentimental ornaments that I have collected over the years.  This tree is the first very full and tall real tree we have ever had.  So, I am thinking about making  some more ornaments to hang on it.  I recently was surfing a linky party and saw a tutorial where someone shared how to make dove ornaments.  Don't you just love my tree skirt???  HAHA, yeah, it's a white sheet.  LOL, nothing fancy here.  I haven't had a chance to sit at the sewing machine.  Maybe next year we will have a proper tree skirt.

Here is a closer look of the tree.  It's a Nobel Fur...or is it Fir??  Ha, I am not sure how to spell it , but that is what kind it is.
 Here is the mantle.  I decided to leave my Joshua 24:15 up.  I had wanted to do another piece of art that Luke 2:11 on it, but just didn't have the time before we had company or in between before we had our holiday party.  I just kept it simple.  Some garland and some pinecones and our stocking holders and my mason jars.
 To the right of the tree in the breakfast nook I chose to hang my barn star.  I also decided to place the piece that my hubby made me here.  As you can see, I have only got as far as priming it.  Sad, isn't it?  It was too hot to paint it during the summer and by the time I had a chance to get to it again, the temps had gotten cold.  Hopefully in the spring, I can put a coat of cottage white on it.
 I chose to put our Christmas music here.  We have a tradition of buying on Christmas CD every year and  around Thanksgiving we start to play the Christmas music.  I also chose to put our nativity on this piece as well as a red quilt to give warm to the lower shelf.
 Here is our dining room. See that big empty wall behind it?  I have a couple of ideas for it that I will share with you .  Maybe y'all can help me decide which ideas to use there.   I purchased that dining table cover at Target.  Love it!  It was only $16.00!  I think that is a pretty good price as it is a big one.  I think it's 6ft. by 120 ft.
 I chose to keep the center piece simple.  You know, so there is room for plenty of food and the plates.  : )  I just used these glass candle holders and some cranberries.  Love the red.  I also used some cream round candles I had to place inside.
And this, well, this is my kitchen.  pretty blah for now.  Haven't done much in here.  I just wanted to show you where I blog from.  I usually am on the end there blogging and making sure that I am not burning dinner while I blog.

Well, hope you enjoyed the tour.
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Wednesday, December 08, 2010

::: I AM BACK....:::

I sure hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.  I can't believe it's been that long since I posted. 
Sue, thanks for asking if I am all better.  That was sweet.  I am indeed feeling better.  I got over the pink eye ........and would you believe five days before Thanksgiving  and a house full of guests I got strep throat????  Oh my, I hope I am done with being sick for the winter season.  I was able to get antibiotics and am all better now.  We had my husbands family vising for  a couple of weeks and then I had a house full of guests from work for a Christmas Party.  So, that meant that I had to decorate the house for the holidays.  Our house here isn't as big as our old house, so I didn't put out too much, but just enough to get us in the holiday spirit and have it be cheery.  Enjoy the pics below.

Welcome to our home for the holidays!
We've kept things simple outside.  Just a simple red wreath on the door.  I purchased this at Target for a pretty reasonable price.  Of course if I had time I probably could of made one.  I have seen Martha Stewart make these before.  But I was on a time crunch to get things decorated.

As you come in the front door the first thing you will see is our living room.  We have an open floor plan which we love.  It's great for entertaining.

This is our living room and it's the first thing you will see as you come in.  I am standing by the french doors taking this picture.  The opposite side of the front door.   To cozy up this area for the hoidays I added some red checked pillows to the sofa.  I also have a quilt that I want to lay on the back of the sofa.   Behind  the sofa is our kitchen and to the right of it is our kitchen dining nook.   Between the french doors and the kitchen nook is a small wall and this is where we chose to put our tree this year.

Later this afternoon I will post the rest of the decorating pics.  Blogger is being grumpy with me and not allowing me to add pics at this time.

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