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Monday, November 29, 2010

It's Christmas time!

I have been busy decorating for Christmas around our house.  
I am hosting a spa party at my home next week and want everything to be perfect.  

I have been working on my garland.  I purchased basic green garland and I knew I would be adding picks and flowers to it.  I wanted to do a silver theme in my foyer.  
Well, you would be surprised as to how much stuff is not Silver.  It was very frustrating.

Anywho, I purchased white poinsettia flowers at Pat Catan's.

The centers were red and fake flower looking, so I painted them silver with glitter glue.
The stuff worked great.  
Here is the finished product in my foyer.
And a close up...
Didn't it come out great?  I have a banister at the top of my stairs that I am working on too.  
I just need a few more bows, the one Pat Catan's was out of them.
I love how it came out!  It truly makes me smile with delight when I go upstairs.

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving weekend!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Getting in the Christmas Spirit

I have lots to make this year to get our house decorated for Christmas.  With our new home, I have many new places to hang garland and pictures and don't even know where to start. 
 For inspiration I took a look at my sister-in-law's home.  Her house is fabulous year round, but especially beautiful at Christmas.  I wish she lived here so she could help decorate my house!
Here's a few pictures from last year...
Close-up of the stockings

Main stairwell

The mantel

Dining Room

Love her chandelier's over the island!


Isn't it beautiful?  She is so talented.
Here's to getting in the Christmas spirit over Thanksgiving weekend!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

I did decorate!

Well, I did decorate for the Fall Harvest!
Here is our dining room...

Can you believe I got that little chandelier on the table from Marc's for $3??
The tablecloth is from Target.
With the lights off... so spooky!
Our foyer and stairwell.  Hopefully I will find more garland on sale for next year!
Our front door and our little monkey!
I hope everyone had a great Halloween!

Friday, November 26, 2010

I am in love with Damask

While my grandparents were in town from Kentucky, they helped me hang some window treatments in our new home.  Thank goodness b/c the hubby HATES to hang anything!  
Currently, I am in LOVE with damask.  While on a trip to Joann Fabrics my mom and I found this beautiful fabric which I thought would go perfectly over our kitchen window.  And boy was I right!

Here is a close-up of the fabric.  We added the beading to give it just something extra.

 Isn't she gorgeous?  She makes me smile whenever I am in the kitchen.  Thankfully my Memau didn't mind making this for me, b/c lord knows I do not have the time.


Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Well I cooked my first turkey today... with help from my Mom of course.  The "pop-up" never popped on the turkey, and I was frantic, but it ended up being ok.  I think we had a defective pop-up.  LOL.
Anywho, I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving.  

I am on my way to Toys R Us... crazy, I know!  I guess people have been lined up since 3 pm this afternoon.  Why can't they just have online sales for everything?
Gotta love Black Friday!

Monday, November 22, 2010

What a busy month!

So sorry for the delay in writing.  October has been a busy month.  We moved into the new house.
(We are putting our yard in next Spring)
We got married on 10-10-10
My father passed away... and we found out we are having another baby - Due June 7!
So needless to say it has been a busy month.

I am so jealous of the bloggers out there that can continually update their blogs.  I think my 2011 resolution might be to make an effort for at least 1 or 2 posts per week.
Maybe if I didn't work full time I would be able to keep it!