Look what we woke up to this morning! A snow storm!!! YIPPEE! All day it's been drifting down in big, fluffy snowflakes . . . the kind that are fun to catch on your tongue! ;) I just love the way the tree branches look with a dusting of fresh powder.
I'm sorry I haven't been around for a few days. All last week I've been listening to Christmas music and decorating the house. Ahhhh! It's great to see the decorations slowly making their way out of the boxes. It has taken me a lot longer than usual to get started because I am having a hard time finding everything after the move. Also, our things haven't been fitting the same way they did in the old house, so we had to make a few adjustments. But I just love to cozy up inside the house this time of year. I am definitely getting in the Christmas spirit! :D :D :D
Here are some pictures from around the house. Technically, they aren't the greatest photos, but you get the idea. :D
Instead of putting lights along the roof line, we decided to put some prelit trees on the porch and by the garage doors. I still need to add some lighted garland around the door, but it's coming along!
Here is the inside of the door. I'm thinking I need to find some mistletoe to hang from our light fixture. :D And how do you like our mini rug? LOL! I'm still looking for the "perfect" entry rug. Haha!
I'm so excited to finally have a stair railing that I can hang holiday garland on. We put up our first batch of garland and it looked super wimpy. We decided to go buy more and double up each strand so that they looked more full. Twisting all of those together and fluffing them up took FOREVAH!!!
I also have been making bows to accent the garland. I've never made bows like this before, but I think I am starting to get the hang of it. Slowly, but surely I am getting them done. Eight down! Eight to go! LOL!
One of my very favorite decorations we have is this Santa "Statue". He looks like bronze, but is actually plastic. Isn't that COOL!?! We found him at Costco a few years back and I'm so glad we got him. He makes me smile everytime I look at him. :D
Remember my pathetic tree? Well, Kevin went shopping for a new one and brought home this 12-footer for me to decorate. It fills the room nicely, but you should've seen me sweating and praying for my life as I was decorating it! I about died getting that star straight on top! LOL!
Here is our mantle in our main family room. The stockings don't belong to anybody. LOL! They are just there for looks. Our family stockings are downstairs with the "kid" tree. :D
And here are our family stockings in our downstairs family room. I found the big sparkly letters at JoAnn's last year in the dollar section, and tied each child's initial onto their stocking with a red bow.
And here is the kid tree. Filled with bright lights, candy garland and all of our family ornaments that we collect every year.
Over the weekend, I pulled out the Winter Weather kit (sold out), turned on the tunes from the Noel Mignon Challenge blog, and created a couple more layouts to share with you this week.
Have a great week!