Sunday, November 20, 2011
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Thought I would share some pictures of what our house looks like decorated for fall. Nothing like waiting until the last minute, Ha.
I have to share them quick before I start taking it down next week. For now the house is in a confused state with a crazy mix of fall and Christmas décor, not to mention all the totes for taking down fall and putting up Christmas.
I think next year I want to find a way to decorate for fall that flows seamlessly into Christmas.
Anyone have an idea for how to do that?
I have found that starting early for Christmas makes the season less hectic and more enjoyable.
I want to be very intentional about the time we have with the girls still in our home.
And not spend it rushing
or us not doing things because there is no time left.
They each love the Christmas traditions that we do and have been playing Christmas music for weeks.
I am wondering how a post that started out about fall decorations has turned into a post about Christmas with my girls.
My mind is a crazy place….understatement of the year !
Any way I love the fall décor in my house.
But I am so ready for the glitz and glam of Christmas decorating.
And more importantly I am ready for what Christmas is all about….
The birth of the One who has the power to change lives. I am more thankful for that than anything.
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
My sweet friend Melissa from
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7 things about me...
Well this is the hard part, I can not imagine any 7 things you would want to know about me – HA.
1. We do not have cable or dish TV, anything we watch comes on Netflix
2. I grew up riding horses – western
3. I HATE large groups of people, totally freaks me out, I am much better one on one or in small groups
4. I live in the house I grew up in. My parents and sister are my neighbors
5. My hidden talent is hoopla hooping
6. My favorite place to be is sitting in the sand with waves touching my toes, I have tried to get bored with this but never have
7. I am a very black or white, wrong or right person. The gray areas in life confuse me.
Okay, that proves it ….
I am boring!
This has me thinking, is there anything you would like to know about me?
If so leave it in the comments or send me an email and I will try my best to answer.
Thank you Melissa for passing this award on to me.
I will be sending emails to 15 other people that I nominate.
Monday, November 7, 2011
This morning I thought I would share our Thanksgiving Table with you.
We made a Thankful Tree again this year. It is a super simple project to make.
All you need are some braches from the yard, I spray painted mine white.
Cut some simple leaf shapes from scrapbook paper, gather twine to hang them with and markers to write on them and you are set.
I put my braches into floral foam and covered it with moss but it work in a vase like I did last year just as well.
We each write what we are thankful for everyday on a leaf and then hang the leaves on the tree. I can not wait to see the tree full on
I save the leaves from year to year so we can look back on them and see what was on our hearts in the years before.
Our tablecloth this year is one I started working on Thanksgiving Day last year. I had each person at Thanksgiving dinner sign the tablecloth and then I hand embroidered over each name, you can see where I got my idea here. For the to smallest kids we traced around their hands. Imagine my shock when I opened my Country Living Magazine this month to find a story of a mother who had done this for years. I can’t wait to see mine all full of names and years of love and memories of time spent together with family and friends. My heart aches and my eyes are full of tears just thinking of this. One day this will be a gift for generations of family to come that I am intentionally making today. My hope is that they will see it as a legacy of love and thankfulness and be proud to be apart of this family God has placed them in.
This corner is a beautiful start.
So do you do anything special with your Thanksgiving Table?