Sunday, December 21, 2014

Christmas Tour 2014

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Come on in and take a look around! Finally, the sun came out, and I was able to snap a few good shots. It's been a hectic season so far, but I think I'm getting closer to being ready for the big day. How about you?




























































I hope wherever you are you have a wonderful week. I have two more days of work and then a much-needed break. Oldest daughter will be home. Younger daughters will have a respite from school and sports. A little more shopping to do, some baking, and then I intend to kick back and relax and count my blessings!

Linking up with the Twelve Days of Christmas Tour and Savvy Southern Style!
http://dixiedelights.blogspot.com/2014/12/12-days-of-christmas-tour-of-homes-link.html
http://www.savvysouthernstyle.net/2014/12/wow-us-wednesdays-201.html

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Christmas in the Dining Room

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Finally! I was waiting for a break in the weather to get a few good pictures, but I gave up! Here's a quick look at Christmas in the dining room.




I'm just keeping it simple. Some greenery here and there. I love the real stuff, but I can't deal with falling needles. We do have a real Christmas tree, though. More pictures on that later this week.



Different camera setting here.





I moved this lamp from the living room to make space for the Christmas tree. It might stay. I love seeing that light when I pull into the driveway.


Vintage Santa, a token from my childhood home.






I will invest in some fresh flowers over the weekend, but it's too early yet.


I hope you're having a great week! I can't wait to have some much-needed time off. I have projects around the house I want to tackle. Plus, my body needs some rest and exercise. Lots to look forward to in the coming weeks.

Linking up with Savvy Southern Style!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Christmas 2013 Decorations

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The decorating frenzy is about to begin, so as a refresher to myself and for anyone who's interested, I thought I would look back at past Christmases. I can't believe it's been a year since the last one. And now winter is upon us! Again. 

This has been a stressful and much too hectic week, and to be honest, I'm tired just thinking about dragging out all the decorations—the mess and chaos and the strand of lights that will surely stop working, you know, after all the ornaments are on.



But I'm taking the day off on Monday. I need a little alone time in my house. I used to get alone time in my house all the time. Now, not so much. This might cure what ails me, and I suspect that once I drag everything out, I'll get in the spirit. I always do.


As much as I love the season, I also like that feeling in early January, when everything is tucked away again, and my house has a sparse but clean feeling. This always inspires me to decorate or change things up a little. We've been in our home for over five years. Now that everything is mostly settled, I'm getting an itch to change it up again.

Uh-oh.




My girls keep asking when we're getting the tree, and I love that even as teenagers they are still excited about our traditions. My husband put the lights on this little guy last weekend, but it blew a fuse. The lights haven't' worked all week. No one has had time to resolve the issue.


It's early on a Saturday morning as I write this, and all is quiet for the time being. After a long, tiresome week, it feels so good to be home.




And these little girls love it when people are home. Have a wonderful weekend, blogger friends.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Fall 2014 Recap

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Before things kick into high-gear Christmas-wise, I 
thought I would do a fall recap.











Okay, so let the holiday madness begin!

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