Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday

Today I am joining Outdoor Wednesday over at

On Dec. 4th, Texas..deep south Texas..we had snow. I was so excited as my son loves snow and the 5th was his 16th Birthday, so I told him it was an early gift.

I loved looking at the plants covered in snow across the pool.
The front of the house

Look up..its really coming down!

These plants were beautiful covered in so much!

My fountain in front

Yes...that's my son in shorts!!! He never gets cold, he and a buddy out in the street having snowball fights!

Hope you enjoyed our snow day!!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Met Monday and Christmas Tour of Homes

Better late than never right? I am joining both Met Monday for my home transformation into Christmas with Susan over at : and Holiday home tour with The Nester over at:
These photos were taken before I was done, but I have not taken new photos so your not getting the complete house, but its late, I'm late and tired so this is it for As you walk in you are greeted with My Santa and Santa mugs, they always bring a smile to my face..

Turn the corner and the main tree is light and bright, I have since added more ornaments and more ribbon..can you ever have too much? And this is Sammy, and is fav. place.

oopsss someones sideways!

ohhh and there is sweet samsam again.

at the stairs is where we hang our stockings..

All ready for Santa to fill..

Down the hall and here I have filled jars I made with ornaments and snow..

Into the family room we have another tree..

All the ornaments on the bottom half are shatterproof due to large wagging tails..

The fireplace, more Santa's, lights and garland

Photos of the kids from Christmas years ago

Over the tv, more Santa's

On to the kitchen for a sweet Santa and his tree on the fridge..hey I spend lots of time here, need to be festive.

And a window full of Santa and the Mrs. getting ready to bake..

Here is my attempt at the dining room chandy..I have since added more ornaments and more decor in the dining room, but no picks yet..thanks for taking a mini tour of the home...Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Tablescape Thursday~ Holiday ideas

Welcome to Tablescape Thursday..this is a great time of year to do an over the top tablescape, find all kind of great ideas over at Between the naps on the Porch..our host.
I searched all over the Internet gathering ideas for that WOW tablescape I want to do for are some fab ideas.
Love the layered tablecloth..and love the red. I usually go with a cream and gold, but this year, I am drawn to red.

How about just an elegant runner?

Buffet style on black?

Dinner for two in front of the dreamy!

No snow here, but just as festive.

Simple greens would be wonderful

See here we again!

very neutral but pops of red.

Or throw it all and natural greens

What about a plaid? I think I really like that!

Simple and ohh so special

I lalalalal love this one! See once again I love those farm house tables.
So mix and match, try something new, step out of the box and surprise your family! Merry Christmas!