Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
We think she's a beauty! Red, of course, is our most favorite color. When it comes to our tree, there is no such thing as "too much red." Here's a closer look at a few of the pieces:
We chose some ornate flower pieces to be the topper to our tree. Stars and angels, etc. are very traditional, which I love, but I had a hard time finding ones that I liked. I think these flowers are perfect.
Here are the super fun lime green ornaments we found, along with our golden beast of an ornament. I adore these. The bigger ornament, the better!
The brown beauties. I am Oh So Happy with how these turned out on the tree! Very different than what I'm used to, but the brown gives the tree a little bit of a modern flare. I just can't get away from my traditional taste too much :)
The red damask ornaments....oh my goodness. They are my absolute favorite. I found these last year in the after Christmas sales. What a steal of a deal I got on these! I searched at several different Dillards' stores to come up with the amount of these that I wanted (15). I still wish I had more :) Plus, I accidently shattered one....it was a very sad moment!
Not only do I love these red damask ornaments, but I love all of the extra accessories I found to go with them! Such as this red damask ribbon:
And this red damask towel that came as a set of two:
I can't wait to see all of y'alls trees and Christmas decorations out there!
Tomorrow I"ll share with you a delicious recipe for these scrumptious cookies :) I can't take credit for the recipe, but I will pass it along! (Notice that there is a cookie missing in this picture. I'll give you one guess as to who snagged it!) And, of course, I'll end with a picture of The Cat. He was wore out two weekends ago when we finished putting the tree up!(I need to start my Christmas shopping so I can have some pretty packages under our pretty tree!)
Take care and God bless,
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Being "Our First Christmas" and all, everything has to be perfect. So far so good!
Decorative plates (EVERYWHERE)...Check!
All we have left is the front door, a few more items on the end tables, around the fire place, and a little something in each of the bathrooms and the bedrooms.......Okay, maybe its quite a bit left, but I'm a firm believer that it should feel like Christmas in every room of your house! Husband loves it. Every day he comes home and there is usually a new item added to our decor. I just can't help myself :)
So here is the initial explosion.
Our house is still, quite the mess. we have garland with metallic mesh still laying our on the floor. There is no sense of vaccuuming yet, because Husband and The Cat manage to track the pine needles Everywhere!
This explosion made The Cat quite the nervous nelly!
Unpacking my goodies that I haven't seen since last year. It was so much fun to see all of the great stuff we found last year at the "after Christmas sales"!
My red metallic mesh that I LOVE. You can mold it and make it do anything!
The Cat is already going crazy with all of the new things to play with....especially my mesh!
And, yes, he is Inside that roll of mesh....what?????? He's very odd :)
Last night I was watching So You Think You Can Dance (Love that show), and this is what I saw on the other end of the couch:
Could they be any sweeter? I mean honestly! The Cat is soooo super comfortable around here. I'm so happy he made the transition from my parents' house to ours so well.
Hope your Christmas decorating is going great!
Friday, November 13, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
Ashley and Gracie in Bud Walton Arena, visiting Hog Heaven.
The parents :) Love them.