Archives for December 2011

Random Snapshots {And Video}

Random Snapshots {And Video}

Here are a few little cell phone snapshots of the past couple of weeks…

We finally got to make our Christmas cookies.

Random Snapshots {And Video}

My youngest daughter made homemade granola from her sister’s recipe. YUMMY!

Random Snapshots {And Video}

We’ve been sitting by the fire (these are our fancy schmancy Christmas stocking holders, minus the stockings).

Random Snapshots {And Video}

We’ve been sleeping in and lounging around.

Random Snapshots {And Video}

We had our yearly Awkward Family Photo (and ugly Christmas sweater) party for our church. Everyone comes in their most hideous Christmas attire and we set up a little photo staging area for people to have their picture taken. So fun!

Random Snapshots {And Video}

 

Random Snapshots {And Video}

We are making more Mason Jar and Epsom Salt candles, this time for our Christmas Eve service at church!

Random Snapshots {And Video}

I brought my orange tree in to our bathroom for the winter and it is really happy there! It is in a corner with windows and under a skylight. The blooms smell AM-MAZING … it fills my bathroom and bedroom with the most amazing perfume. I wish a had a scratch n’ sniff blog so you could smell it.

Random Snapshots {And Video}

I received another awesome Secret Santa gift … so excited (thanks Santa!), I can’t wait to sit by the fire and pour over the pages.

Random Snapshots {And Video}

We’ve been cuddling up with blankets every chance we get.  It has been pretty cold around here!

Random Snapshots {And Video}

We’ve been going out for walks, even though it has been a little nippy it has been gorgeous and sunny!

Random Snapshots {And Video}

And, we are slowing down to remember what the season is all about.

 

Well, most of us are slowing down.

Merry Christmas to you all — I count you among my many blessings.

 

Use What You Have to Make 3 Quick & Simple Winter Tablescapes

Use What You Have to Make 3 Quick & Simple Winter TablescapesEpsom Salt Candles – via BHG

Winter Decorating

I know I’ve showed similar Epsom Salt Candles before, but these are too cute not to share again! Epsom Salt Candles are a timely and fun project even the kids will enjoy! You could leave them out all winter long (the candles, not the kids)!

I love to use what I already have around the house to decorate. Having simple things on hand allows me to put centerpieces and quick decor together even right before guests arrive! That makes the procrastinator in me very happy!

Some of my decorating staples include mason jars and Epsom salts, candles, and things like fruit (real or faux), pine cones, sticks, leaves, rocks and moss.

Today’s ideas are perfect for what I usually have on hand!

Use What You Have to Make 3 Quick & Simple Winter TablescapesBHG – Mason Jar Floating Candles

Floating candles in mason jars? Yes, please. These are adorable.

Use What You Have to Make 3 Quick & Simple Winter TablescapesBHG – Natural Centerpiece

How much do I adore this? This neat basket arrangement of natural items would be awesome from Fall through spring and beyond.

Of course, my easy wreath centerpiece could also easily be adapted to whatever you have on hand in any season!

Hope you are enjoying the remaining days before Christmas!

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