Friday, December 19, 2008

Simple Yet Timeless Ornaments

I saw what Kimba, A Soft Place to Land, did on her blog a few weeks ago with these wooden cut outs and card stock. I just fell in love with the idea of making something so simple yet so timeless.

I'm hoping my mother doesn't check my blog for a few days b/c then she'll be seeing one of the gifts that I made for her and my dad. Oh well, mom if you're reading this before Christmas then.. Merry Christmas to you.. early!! I made them for my in-laws as well.

They're not only affordable to make but also ornaments that will be treasured for years to come.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Christmas Open House

Around the house @ Christmas time.

This little scene is situated on one side of the mantel.

This green star is by far one of my other most favorite finds at the thrift store.. love it and just so happens to be one of my most favorite colors as well.

This is my baby girl's stocking.. last year I took advantage of an after Christmas sale that a cute boutique had and got us all matching stockings with our names monogrammed on them.

This is an angel wreath that I purchased a few years ago... love the Christmas theme.

This is a special ornament that my mother gave me.. it's called a blessings basket and you write down your blessings and put them inside and then year after year you read your blessings to remind you to be appreciative of all that you have.

I absolutely love this metal G that I found at the Christmas village.. I painted it red and used it in my Christmas wreath, but you could repaint it any color and use it in any season to decorate. I just haven't done it yet!!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Has it been a whole year???

Our beloved home

It's so hard to believe that it's been a full year since my grand idea to make my very own crunchy onion topping for my green bean casserole turned into a complete disaster.

This is all that remained from my iron skillet and my favorite rudolph oven mitt. The firemen put out the fire and decided to leave the charred mess on my outdoor table.. how nice of them, huh?

This time last year we were frantically moving out of our temporary hotel "home" and into a rental house wondering what Christmas would be like in a strange new place.

With such a wonderful, helpful and loving family our Christmas turned out to be an amazing time spent together... no matter whether we were at "home" or not.

As Christmas approaches I'm reminded that it's not about US anyway.. it's about focusing on Jesus and celebrating his arrival into this world. Because of His birth we who choose to believe have the incredible opportunity to accept Him as our Savior and live with Him forever one day.

Rejoice... our King is born!

Merry Christmas!