Hey everyone! I think most of you will agree with me, this month seems to be passing at warp speed! I cannot believe that Christmas is just a few days away. Anyway, I have a few more pics from around our home that I wanted to share. I must warn you, this is photo-heavy, so you might want to grab a cup of something and a couple of cookies.....you know, for survival!
We will start with the family room.
I should have had a roaring fire for you....oops!
This little tree is decked out with some of our family faves.
Little wooden ornaments with family pics.
Several little wooden ornies that we picked up in Europe.
One of my favorite snowmen.
This is our advent calendar this year.....actually, I haven't done an advent calendar since my children were young. While in HL one day, I spotted these cute little envelopes and a picture of how I could create an advent calendar banner just sprang to life.
Since we won't be seeing our kids or kidlets this year, I thought it would be fun to surround ourselves with their sweet faces. Even The Man enjoys seeing whose cute face shows up each day!
The NOEL that I made for the kitchen window last year, found a new location. Faux greenery, candles wrapped in sheet music that I printed on velum, a few nutcrackers & some bright ornaments complete the mantel display.
The Man got this pillow cover in Peru last year....not a Christmas scene, but it's bright, cheerful and plays off the black and white pillows quite nicely!
This cactus is a good fifteen years old & blooms at least twice a year. The last time I repotted it, the root ball broke into two pieces that now bloom at different times.
We've already had blooms around Thanksgiving, and now she is ready to bestow her beauty on us once again.
I was the lucky recipient of a give-away that my sweet friend Cindy, at Consider It All Joy, had a couple of weeks ago. As you can see, there are 2 adorable kitchen towels, a little snowman on top of a JOY sign, a sweet nativity pin and a lovely tiny frame with an angel. It was so much fun when this arrived in the mail. Cindy had each of the items wrapped individually and included a lovely card.
Thanks again, Cindy!
You may recall that I used this metal piece with pics of my "Grands," displayed in my Fall foyer. Well, I left the pics as is, added some Christmas tags and a red pompom garland, and it is now displayed on my craft room door. It may have found a permanent home!
This quilted wall hanging that I made many years ago, found a good spot on the guest room door.
We aren't having any over-night guests for awhile, but I still wanted to add some Christmas cheer!
Simple as simple can be in the guest bathroom.
There you have it! I hope you survived the pic overload! It's always so much fun to invite all of you into my home, and I truly hope it's enjoyable for you as well.
Take care, stay warm (or cool depending on what part of the country you live in) and cozy with your families, and try not to stress out too much these last few days before Christmas!
I often party with these lovely bloggers:
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday
Suzy at Worthing Court for The ScoopThursday
Pamela at From My Front Porch to Yours for Treasure Hunt Thursday