Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas in Photos {and some words}

I hope you all had a Merry Christmas! Mine was splendid. I spent time with my family and relaxed. It even snowed here which it hasn't done on Christmas since the 1800's! Every Christmas Eve we spend the night at my mom's house, then on Christmas morning she makes breakfast casserole and we open gifts. Later on we have dinner and drinks and just relax.

Here are pictures from my mom's {and a few of my gifts}:

Here are pictures from my house later that night:

A few more of my gifts :)

I hope that you all have a safe and happy New Year!


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Lamp Before and After

I want to start off saying that this post is coming to you a little late. This is a project that I completed in one day around a month and a half ago. So sue me!

I am working on my indecisive nature. Making decisions is not something that I do easily, but I am getting better. This is one reason that I have not decorated much in my house...do you know how many color combos there are that look great together? So while visiting my local Home Goods I came across this:

and decided that it would be an accent color in the great room.

A few weeks later I visited my local Habitat for Humanity Restore and came across this fine specimen of a lamp. Btw, I had been searching for a lamp that looks like this for at least six months, and it was only 5 bucks at the Restore!

As you can see, there is a little rust damage on the base.

Since I knew what my accent colors were going to be, I headed to Lowe's to find spray paint to fix this baby up. I also found a drum lampshade at Target for seven bucks on clearance! All of that together created this:

I am so in love. So proud of myself as well. This little project jump started my decoration frenzy. I love spray paint. Love it. I found these candle holders at Value Village:

With a little spray paint, this is what happened:

I still have a half of a bottle left...I wonder what else will fall victim to the nozzle?

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Christmas Decor

Wow, it has been a busy month! Between packing orders, Christmas shopping, family visits, parties and decorating I am SPENT! And to think, Christmas isn't even here yet. It's okay though, I'm planning on enjoying the last few weeks of the year.

Just to give you an idea, here is some of the madness that I have been going through:

- Decorated two wreaths
- Decorated our tree
- Made a gift tower for the mantel
- Put up lights outside

The colors this year are turquoise and black, and I'm loving every piece of it. Here are a few shots of the house: