Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Christmas Home Tour 2012

Hey guys, I know this is late but better late then never right! :) I hope you all had a fabulous Christmas! Be back soon!!


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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Living Room Part 2 Decorated for Christmas

Hey! A few days ago I showed you my Living Room decorated for Christmas here and today I am going to share the other half of the room. Join me for some pictures!

Here's a look at the desk, I kept it pretty simple I just added garland and a few Christmas touches.

Here's a closer look at the garland. I added green mesh which I found at Costco, they had a really good selection this year, ribbon, ornaments, berries and beads.

Here's a look at the shelf below.

I just love this santa warmer from Walmart its too cute! 

I didn't do much on this table just added a few ornaments for a splash of Christmas.

Here's a look at this mini tree I have sitting on the table. This is the exact same as last year I had plans to beef it up but just didn't get the time.. I wonder why?? :)

Here's a look at the piano, I wrapped boxes and added ribbon to them.

Here's a closer look I added berry candle rings to the candles and then used the lanterns I got from Target a few months ago and just added ornaments inside.

 I added garland, mesh and ribbon to the iron embellishment above the pictures.

Well, that is it for today. I will be back tomorrow to share my hutch and kitchen table decor with you. 

Have a great day!


Monday, December 17, 2012

Christmas Living Room 2012

Hey guys! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend, ours was good. Finally getting back into the swing of things around here. I wanted to share my front living room decorated for Christmas with you all today. In case you missed my last post I shared my Foyer here go take a look! Now on with the Living Room tour. 

Here is one of the trees I put up this year. I added red and two different tones of gold mesh, red, gold and green ornaments, glittery snowflakes and snowmen and a crazy tree topper.

 Here's a closer look at the tree topper. I started off with a bow and then just started shoving various picks in. I had a lot of them from last year, I added some from the dollar tree this year as well.

Close up of the tree.

I added garland above the tv with gold mesh, leopard ribbon and mardi gra beads.

I added garland with gold mesh, ornaments, berries, ribbon and mardi gra beads to the mirror, along with a wreath.

Here's some close ups.

I love how you can see the reflection of lights in the foyer through the mirror.

Here's a look as you walk in through the front door.

 Looking in through the foyer.

Well, that's it for today! I hope you all enjoyed my Living Room, I still have the other half of this room, the kitchen and hutch to show you this week. So, stay tuned! 

Have a great day!!


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Saturday, December 15, 2012

Christmas Foyer 2012

 Hey guys! I finally finished my Foyer the other day, so I wanted to share! I definitely didn't think I would just now be finishing up Christmas decor but that's just the way it goes! Ours is staying up until the first week in January since we are celebrating later with my husband's family, so we do get to enjoy it for quite awhile.

Here's a look at the foyer table. I added a Santa in a sleigh with two reindeer, two gold trees, a green cone, leopard placemats, a candlestick and topiary.

Here's a closer look. The only thing I purchased new this year was the green cone from Hobby Lobby. 

Better look at Santa, I got him last year at Michael's.

I found these lit presents at Walgreen's for 20. I have always wanted some!

Here's a look at the stairs, I swagged garland with red and gold mesh, leopard ribbon, red and gold mardi gra beads, ornaments and bows.

Closer look at the garland. 

I had some left over red mesh, so I made a wreath for the mirror. I purchase almost all of my ornaments from the Dollar Tree. 

Here's a look at the other table, I kept this one somewhat simple just added a reindeer tassel and some ornaments in the greenery.

I hope you enjoyed our Foyer! I will be sharing the rest of the house over the next week. Be prepared for a lot of posts from me! :)

Have a great weekend!!


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Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Welcome Baby Ashleigh!

Hey guys! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend. Ours was very eventful we welcomed Ashleigh into our family on Friday at 1:25 p.m. Throughout my pregnancy I was getting watched really closely because I had a placental cyst growing and over the last couple months it kept growing in size slowly. My doctor called me last week and wanted me to go get an amnio done to check to see if her lungs were developed since I was 36 weeks and if so they were going to deliver me yesterday. Well on Friday when I went they measured the cyst again and it grew from Monday 7cm to Friday 9cm so the specialist decided it was best just to get her out and not even chance it. So, from there on out everything started happening very quick before I knew it we were in a room getting prepped for a c section. Luckily they did decide to take her out because when they pulled the placenta out the cyst ruptured and blew a hole through the placenta. Her cord was going through the cyst, so if it would have ruptured on its own we would've ran into a emergency situation there. She is healthy and didn't need any assistance with breathing. She weighed 8lbs 9 oz and was 21 1/4 inches long! I'd say she was ready to come out!! Anyhow we are still getting acclimated around here but I wanted to give you all an update. I was so excited to see my mantle featured at A stroll thru life however I am sad to say that the urns fell off the mantle while I was in the hospital and broke so I have to figure out something else now. I'll keep ya updated!!

Here's a picture of Ashleigh, we are having fun playing dress up can you tell?? :)

Be back soon!


Monday, November 26, 2012

***Christmas Mantle 2012***

Hey guys! I hope you all had a great weekend. I finished the mantle and I am so excited to share it with you guys! I love the way it turned out. Almost everything on here I already had besides the tinsel trees and two new stockings for the kids.
 Here's a look at the full view.

 Here's a look with the light off.  I got the kids stockings at Walmart and bought the glittery initials there too, I just hot glued them on.

 I did the garland around the clock again except I added gold deco mesh and some red berry picks this year.

I added gold branches and poinsettias to the urns. 

 Better look with the light on. I put a command hook on the fireplace screen, so I could swag the garland. The end parts are attached to the urns. I added gold deco mesh, red damask ribbon, gold fleur de lis ribbon, brown cheetah ribbon and some gold and brown ornaments and red berry picks.

 I used the same birdcage and added some of the same ribbon on the garland.

Close up of the garland. I love using this deco mesh it makes your garland look so full. 

Well that's it for today! I hope you enjoyed our Christmas Mantle. My house looks like a bomb went off with Christmas decor everywhere. I am sure I will be working all week to get it finished. I'll share as I go. Have a great week!!


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Debbie for Newbie with a twist party

Pamela for Treasure Hunt Thrusday

Sherry for Open House Thrusday

Pamela for Holiday mantle party

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving and a sneak peek of Christmas

Hey guys! I hope you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving! Ours was great, I thought I'd show you the tables. Here's a look at all three.

I took down all of my Fall decor yesterday and started on Christmas, here's a sneak peek at the fireplace. I am loving the way its coming out! I will be finished with it today and I will share the finished reveal tomorrow. 

Have a great day!


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Snowman Mesh Wreath

Hey guys! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend and a great week so far. I have been busy getting stuff together for Thanksgiving. I finished a mesh wreath for my kitchen this week, so I wanted to share it with you all.

Here is the finished wreath, I'll show you step by step how I put it together. 

I had some of this plaid mesh that I got from Hobby Lobby last year left over and ribbon from Hobby Lobby too. To attach the mesh simply gather it at one end and secure it with a branch. To form the poof you gather the mesh it is pretty wide and push it up and secure it with the branch and then you can spread it out with your hands however you like. I attached the ribbon the same way.

Next step I picked two ribbons and cut them into strips and did v cuts on the ends. When your ready to attach them to your wreath layer one on the bottom and one on top and use the same branch you secured your mesh with and place the ribbons there. Then i just fluffed the ribbons some and bent them how I wanted.

 Here's what it looks like after I attached the ribbon strips.

Next step pick out some ornaments and something to put in the center. I got all of the ornaments and snowman from the dollar tree! They really have a great selection of ornaments and decor this year. To attach the snowman I left the string at the top and secured it on to one of the branches and then placed some hot glue underneath and secured it to the mesh. With the ornaments I just hot glued them on.

Here's a couple close up's of the wreath.

The cost of this wreath for me was 6 dollars since I already had the mesh, wreath and ribbon on hand, but you can find wreaths at Michaels for fairly cheap. The mesh usually runs about 5 dollars at Hobby Lobby. Ribbon is always on sale at Michael's or Hobby Lobby as well. I hope I explained this well enough for you to attempt one yourself. I'd love to see it if you do!

I think it turned out so cute! I do a candy theme in my kitchen so this will fit in perfectly! I thought about adding more ornaments to the wreath but I think it looks cute as is. You can always stuff yours full if you want to. I will be making similar ones for our front door and garland to match so stay tuned! I will be starting my Christmas decorating this weekend, I cannot wait!

 I hope you all have a Happy Thanksgiving! 



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