Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Favorite Time of the Year!

So if any of you know me at all, I LOVE Christmas!

It's so much fun for me.
I love decorating the Christmas tree.
I love watching Christmas movies, like Home Alone 1 & 2,
Miracle on 34th Street, Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, etc...
My poor husband think I'm like a 4 year old when it comes to Christmas.
I think he's like a grumpy old man (possibly Scrooge?) when it comes to Christmas...
There's a balance in there.
 Some where.

Well.... I usually have my house decorated by now.
This year, not so much.
Not because I don't want to!
Trust me!
We've just been working non-stop on our flooring.
Pictures to come soon.

So since I cannot decorate yet...
I'm going to live vicariously through Pinterest.
Here are my favorite things...

I love this living room.
I would so decorate like this.

I love this mantle because it blends so well with the homes every day decor that it's a nice simple soft Christmas touch.

If I had a log cabin.... This would be my Christmas decoration for it. <3

I think these wreaths are kinda cool... Not your typical wreath hanging.
I love these lights with the sheer curtains over. *swoon*

If I lived in NYC, I'd decorate like this.
I love this dining room... So sweet & soft
I plan on making the burlap garland.... Maybe even the tulle... So cute!

I have already made something similar to this. Which once I decorate, I will show you! :)

I love the burlap stockings!
These would be so adorable in a beach style house with starfishes hanging with the letters!
LOVE the garland on this bed with the stars... So beautiful!

Love the garland over the mirror... Mine wouldn't say DREAM though...

Love the matching but not the same wrapping idea here!
Hilarious Ornament...

Love the candy Canes over the window with garland!
Love this home!
This is pretty much me... :)

Funny Stuff

Print this out and frame it for easy decoration!


Reindeer Names! Love them!

This is my future absolutely adorable daughter at a Christmas party... :)

All of my pictures came from pins on my Pinterest board called Holidays.

Hopefully this weekend I will have my decorations up...
Wishful thinking?
I hope not!

House Update

About 2 weeks ago. We decided to see if our house had hardwood floors underneath the carpet.
Our thought was that our house was so old, there HAD to be wood floors, right?
This house originally never even had a bathroom. It had an outhouse.

Do you remember what our carpet looked like before?

Here's a picture you can see it in:
I know you can't see much of it... 
But you at least get an idea of the beautiful colors.

So we started by ripping up carpet in our hallway.
Underneath the carpet was old linoleum tile.
Underneath the linoleum tile was particle board.
Well over by the door the particle board was rotted out…
Cha Ching!
Wood floors after all!
*Happy Dance*

So our weeknights and weekends have been bombarded with getting all those layers of flooring out the door.
It’s been a lot of hard, hard work.
I have blisters, bruises, and calluses to prove!
I don’t have any pictures for you now,
but I promise they will come when I can find my camera in my mess of a home.

Excited to be posting pictures of it soon!


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

We Have A Winner!

I went here to get a random number. I entered 1-4 (number of entries) &:
#2 was our random number....

Number 2 is Teena!!!
Teena won a personalized set of 12 Glass Christmas Bulbs!
Please contact me with information about what letter you would like on your Christmas Bulbs!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

1st Ever Blog Giveaway!

Starting NOW!

Are you ready for this one???
What can I say about this giveaway....

Well for starters, it's Christmas related.
(Of course )

Second, it's something you put on a Christmas Tree!

Third, it's personalized to cater to you.
(Yup... any letter of the alphabet... All 26...I can do!)
(Aren't you proud?)

Know what it is yet???

Personalized Christmas Bulbs!
Specially for YOU!
Set of 12!
Original Source here.

To enter you must be a follower either by e-mail or by Google friend connect.

Google friend connect is located at the bottom of my blog.
Email is to the upper right-hand side of my blog.

Then you have to tell leave a comment telling me your
most favorite thing about Christmas tree decorating!

Please don't leave a comment as "Anonymous"
I wont know who you are.

Giveaway will be closed Monday, November 7th, 2011 at 11:59 pm (PST)

My most favorite thing about Christmas Tree Decorating is all the memories I have.
Like this one year I leaned over a candle and my hair caught on fire.
Not all of it though.
It pretty much just died out itself before I even knew what happened.

Good Times!

Excited to see what you all post!