Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Christmas Morning Snapshots

If you're like me, you are just about done with Christmas, ready to recycle the pretty tree, carefully store all those delicate ornaments, and get on with the business of the new year.  But…here are a few Christmas morning shots I snapped with my blogger friends in mind.


I hope the holiday was joyful, spiritual, and filled with good things.  




Happy New Year (almost)!














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Saturday, December 17, 2011

And to all a good night…

I love night time, especially after the kids are in bed (not that I don't love 'em, I do!).  So much of my life is noise—work and family and errands and that never-ending pile of laundry.  But not tonight.  Tonight it's quiet.  


I wonder how many of you like to look around your houses right before bed.  


The fire is slowly dying…   




Night lights are on…




The last candle is burning, though not for long…




The dishwasher is purring and churning…




The gifts are wrapped and awaiting the chaos of Christmas morning…




Such a pretty tree.  Just think of its journey and sacrifice…










The bathroom light left on, just in case…




Finally, there is rest…








Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Christmas 2011

Christmas is almost here.  Our home is finally ready for the big day!  Enjoy the photos!


















Merry Christmas, y'all!  xo






Friday, December 9, 2011



Christmas is taking longer than expected, but we ARE making progress.  The kids' tree went up last night, so the basement playroom smells wonderful!  I've added a few decorative touches here and there, including some paper whites.  Plus, you can see I've been playing around with some of the photo editing tools.  What fun!  Let the weekend begin!







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Sunday, December 4, 2011

The Living Room a.k.a. My Favorite Room


We're getting the Christmas tree tomorrow, and since the living room will be a wreck during the process of stringing lights and decorating, I thought I'd share a few snapshots here.  I might have mentioned how much I love the color yellow.  This is the same shade as the master bedroom—filtered light.  Honestly, it just makes me feel better about everything.  So does the fabric on the windows.


Fabric was a big decision because I knew these custom drapes would be a huge (and permanent) investment, yet I didn't want to play it safe.  I wanted something cheerful and happy but a little formal, too.  It is a living room, after all, and while I want guests (and my kids) to feel comfortable, I also expect that they'll behave themselves in this room.  


Since the vistas are pretty, I didn't want much coverage.  Just embellishment for the windows.  I ordered some fabric from Calico Corners and the rest at a much cheaper price online.  The desk is yet another antique we inherited from my hubby's parents.  Chairs, too.  They were covered in bright red velvet, which I'd intended to keep, but the fabric was stained.  I'm proud to say I recovered these myself.  The sales lady at Calico (bless her heart!) instructed me every step of the way.


I was extra proud of that trim!  The pillow I purchased, though.  Look closely at the fringe on the Oriental.  This is a scary confession, but I actually comb it.  


I'll stop chattering and let you browse a minute…












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