Elf Themed Christmas Tree

Every year I try to figure out the best way to decorate for Christmas without the house looking like it was ransacked. I could list the many ways I have tried but none of them worked. I just have to accept that for me, in order to decorate for Christmas the entire first floor of the house will look like a disaster for a week or two and then the house will be ...continue reading

Christmas Home Tour Part 2

Hello and welcome to part 2 of my Christmas home tour. There are a lot of pictures so you may need a beverage and/or a bathroom break. I am going to let the pictures do the talking today. Let's get started. UPSTAIRS HALL It only took three years but I finally borrowed my daughter's dress form and dolled her up for the holidays. FAMILY ...continue reading

Christmas Home Tour Part 1

Welcome to my Christmas home tour part 1.  I love decorating for Christmas and would probably decorate right up until Christmas day if I could. Unfortunately, there comes a time in the Holiday season where I have to stop decorating and put all the boxes back in the attic. I usually put the Christmas decorations up two weeks before Christmas and take them ...continue reading

Christmas in July Home Tour

Welcome to my Christmas in July home tour. A while back I promised to share my Christmas home tour when you least expected it well, today is the day and during a heat wave no less! I thought I was being so clever waiting until July to share it with you, until I turned on the television. The Hallmark channel had a Christmas in July movie marathon. Christmas in ...continue reading

Christmas Dinner on the Deck

Happy New Year everyone!! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season! After a wonderful Christmas break, I am getting back in the blogging groove. We spent the holiday soaking up as much time with family and friends as possible. I had so many things I wanted to share with you this holiday season but with a couple of extra projects going on- on top of the ...continue reading

Christmas Decorating

Usually I spend the month of November watching Christmas movies on the Hallmark channel. It is my way of gearing up for the upcoming Holiday craziness that starts the day after Thanksgiving. The movies are a little cheesy but I can not get enough of people getting snowed in by the perfectly timed storm and falling in love - by Christmas. Families coming ...continue reading

Christmas Home Tour Part 2

Did anyone try a Smuggler? They really are delicious.  I figured out how to put bigger pictures on the blog, I hope you enjoy them.   You can see part 1 of our Christmas Home Tour here.  The dining room is our next stop. I added silver beads and snowflakes to the chandelier. For the dining table, I added a woven table runner with silver thread(the more ...continue reading

Christmas Home Tour Part 1

Welcome to part one of my Christmas Home Tour. I’m going lite on words and heavy on pictures. Personally, when I look at home tours and room reveals, I just want pics, pics and more pics. So, sit back, grab a cup of hot chocolate or even better a Smuggler and enjoy. Pardon any typos, I may have had one or two Smugglers as I write this. Our Entry:I am very ...continue reading

Teapot Ornament

Hi everyone. Have you put your Christmas tree up yet? We have and we are almost done decorating it. I am not bragging, it has been up since last Friday night. We still have 50 ornaments to put on the tree (I really did count them).The handmade ornaments are my favorite. Over the years, the kids and I have made quite a few ornaments which brings us to today's ...continue reading

Teeny Tips Tuesday #12- Quick DIY Christmas Art

Hello everyone! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means, another Teeny Tip. I love the Christmas art work in the stores and catalogs, just not the price tag that comes with it. For myself, I can’t justify dropping $100+ on pictures that are only on display a few weeks out of the year.  I used to hoard save all our Christmas cards every year. Finally, I ...continue reading