Posts Tagged ‘holiday’

Ornament Party Roundup

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

I’m way late in this publication, but it’s time to send a big THANK YOU to those of you who linked up to the DIY Ornament Party earlier this month.

Your creativity is just off the charts!  I was overwhelmed with the fantastic ideas, and now it’s time to share some of them.  Here’s a roundup of some of the original handmade creations that you’ll surely want to bookmark for next year.

Pearl Encrusted Stars and Anthropologie Inspired Tree Topper

by Decor to Adore

branch tree topper

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Cardstock ornaments by My Domicile Style

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Ruffle Pomander by KoJo Designs

fabric ruffle pomander

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It’s Not Christmas Unless . . .

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

I’ve been making my list, and checking it twice.  Yep, it’s my traditions list.  There are just certain rituals that I cannot escape every single December – in fact, I look forward to them all year. 

It’s just not Christmas in our family unless we . . .

1.  Pay a visit to Santa. 

I refuse to stand in those long lines at department stores or malls and pay money for pictures with Santa.  Honestly, that’s my definition of hell.  I prefer take the kids to the free Santa at the local tree farm.  That’s where I eavesdrop and get a hysterical earful.

Here’s last year’s snapshot. My four year old knew her window was short so she’s wasn’t wasting a second.   The two year old never got a word in. 

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“Santa, make sure the puppy carrier you bring me has the spotted dog, not the one with the plain brown dog, no I want the spotted puppy in the purple doggie carrier.  Make sure !  And I want the Polly Pockets with the puppies in the orange box.  The orange box, okay?  And I want the Dalmations movie, not the first one with the mean Cruella, the other one.  I want number two.  Number two !  Dalmations number two!  You got that Santa ? 

Oh.  And I think my brother wants a train.” 

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There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays

Monday, December 14th, 2009

I had really big plans to fix myself up and to give y’all a video tour of our home this weekend, but as luck would have it, I just ran out of time.  Gosh darn, oh well.  I was able to snap a few photos of some of the decor on display this year, so here’s a glimpse at a few areas you haven’t seen yet.

Welcome to our Holiday Home !

Our front porch is draped in lighted garland and the urns are filled with lighted trees.

front porch from left

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