Friday, December 20, 2013

Happy Christmas!

We're almost ready. We took Bowie for his first trip to see Santa and he was like an old pro.The tree got decorated, although I haven't uploaded the pictures yet. It looks pretty.
 The baking is almost done. I have to make blueberry scones today. I will box up the cookies to give away next week.Shopping is done and presents are wrapped.
 We are having friends and family coming for Christmas Eve dinner and Christmas day. I still have grocery shopping and housecleaning left. I am really excited for next week. Then I can relax and enjoy the Holiday.
I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas holiday and very Happy New Year. I'm taking a little break until after the new year so I'll see you in 2014!

Monday, December 16, 2013

More Decor

I had to keep Christmas decor to a minimum with the pupster around. He 's still getting into everything. You didn't think I'd go all white in the whole house, did you? I couldn't live with out my red. So it's in the kitchen and family room. These pic's are in no particular order.

A cute tray I thrifted and added the chalkboard paint in the middle.

My wooden ornament stash looks so festive I put it on the coffee table. Nothing for Bowie to get into.

Above the piano. Cute cigar box scene from Kim K.

 I found these for $2.50 each at World Market yesterday. So cute on the kitchen tree.

We still have to finish the tree when the kids can get together. I have more shopping, baking and cooking to do.I also have a bunch of Christmas movies I want to watch. I hope I can find the time. What about you? Are you ready? Just remember-don't sweat the small stuff.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Christmas With the Sweets

What is one to do in freezing temperatures? Decorate the Sweet Shoppe of course.
Here is Mrs. Sweet cleaning up after cookie baking.
 More gingerbread men to cut out.
 The tree is up in the shoppe.
 Mr. Sweet came down for a cup of coffee and piece of pie. He has his  Christmas gift for Mrs. Sweet.
 Stockings are hung.
 More goodies.
Look at her little Christmas Tree pin and vintage apron.
If you want to see the outside of the Sweet Shoppe decorated for Christmas click here. A little note-Mrs. Swwet changed her hair do since last year. ha ha.
 Here's some of our decor. This is my entryway and dining room.
 I decided to do snow theme and keep it silver and white.
 Salt shaker Santas that I made from vintage shakers and a pretty house from Home Goods.

 The bird cage is lit up.

More Christmas decor to come next week. Today is the first day out after the ice storm. There is still alot of ice, but the roads are getting better. We weathered the storm by watching movies, decorating the tree , baking and eating. Hope you all are having better weather too. Enjoy!

Friday, December 6, 2013

The Weather Outside is Frightful!

Here is the beginning of my Christmas decor. I started outside. We have a very small porch area. Mixing the plaids is so festive.
 I used an old shutter to hang a grapevine wreath and childrens ice skates.
 I put the tree in a Scotch cooler. I'm loving the plaids together.
 Here's a look at the front of the house. I put lights in all the garlands so at night they are really pretty.
When I took these pictures on Wednesday it was 80 degrees here. Today it is 27. It dropped over 50 degrees.No it's not snow, but ice covering the ground. Bowie has been slipping and sliding. Here he is in his new Christmas sweater-gotta keep warm!
 Everything is covered with it. It is really pretty on the trees, but dangerous. Everyone is snug at home today and in for the weekend.
 We'll be using this alot. Watching movies, making popcorn and getting the tree up.

I hope you are all safe and snug. More decorations to come next week.