Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Shopping is pretty much wrapped up. This year my theme is keep it simple! In order to expedite wrapping I chose natural, red and white paper. I tied bows with red or a sage green. I love using tulle because it makes a beautiful bow without a lot of effort.
Then on to the mantle. I decided to use my snowman ornaments and red this year on the tree so the mantle got a few of my favorite snowmen with a simple garland of greens. My most favorite part of the mantle is the stockings this year. I was able to find a mini matching stocking to add to my pregnant daughters stocking! Next year the baby can have its' own, but for now it is attached.
I have enjoyed my nativity being on display since the day after Thanksgiving. We still don't know who broke Baby Jesus' foot, but the mystery makes for another good Christimas memory. I hope you are enjoying decorating your home and that you have enjoyed my mini house tour!
Posted by Carey at 5:58 PM
Friday, December 17, 2010
Friday, December 10, 2010
The snowflakes that fell from the sky this morning must have inspired my afternoon creation. I actually wanted to write "let it snow" on the window panes, but no erasable sharpie to be found in REfind today. So.....I started playing with what I had: an old book, scissors and a spray bottle of water.
And no, I didn't get out the rolled up rug and take a nap after my cutting project! Have fun using what you have to decorate your home this Christmas!
Posted by Carey at 2:53 PM
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Friday, December 3, 2010
Are you enjoying the brisk weather like I am? My porch is now dressed for Holiday fun; so much better when the temperature matches the seasonal decor. Decorating your porch can be so easy. Walk around your yard with a laundry basket snipping greens as you go. No greens in your yard? Ask for the "lower branch cut-offs" at the tree lot while you are buying your tree. Then, gather pots that held your summer flowers and make a lovely arrangement by placing all of your cuttings in the pot. If there was some soil left from your flowers, so much the better to anchor your cuttings. The best part is this type of decorating is all free! Water and enjoy from now until Spring!
P.S. the holly trees are overflowing with red berries this year...their red adds that extra special touch that says Merry Christmas!
Posted by Carey at 12:52 PM