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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Some Of My Favorite Things This Year

Isn't it funny how you find a combination that works for you and then it is your favorite love at the moment.  I have a few this year.


I had fallen into the habit of just using cheap 99c store paper and stick on bows for my presents, so this year I was determined to change that.  I am loving fancy ribbons on pretty papers this year and trying to make the package fit the personality of the person.  Simple for men and glitzy for ladies.  My ottoman has also become one of the hardest working spots in my house-my favorite dumping spot.  These are the packages that I need to take to others homes.  Perfect place to keep them all in one spot and not mixed up under the tree.


My favorite outfit is usually a pair of jeans and a tee shirt.  This year I have loved adding the scarf to dress it up a bit and of course the leopard flats add a fabulous measure of chic.  My go to bag has been this wonderful big leather one.  It has a strap long enough to cross over the body for hands free shopping and is super light weight.    It gets dumped here on the ottoman as soon as I walk in the door and is the perfect place to grab everything as I walk out.

Last present wrapped and I am out the door. I wrap stacks of different cookies and candies in celephane and tuck them into gift bags for a couple of gentlemen seniors that I work with. Each bag holds 3 doz. cookies and 1 lb. of fudge.  They LOVE any kind of homemade treats and are always curious if I've started baking yet.  haha  I love hearing the stories they tell about all the wonderful things their wives use to bake.  So precious.


Of course there's a few presents for this gift to use from the Lord - Bronx.  He is such a special Miracle and we are all so Blessed.   He is so much fun.


So I guess I would have to say one of my favorite things this year is the ottoman, it has turned out to be a great dumping  staging spot.  Easy to grab everything and out the door.

What's your favorite outfit this year and do you have a "dumping" spot too?

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Christmas Tour Part 2 - Family Room

I have loved seeing all the plaid this year, and especially the leopard and red plaid.  How fun is that.  The living room is pretty neutral with tons of gold/silver and white, so the rest of the house got a dash of color.


I have been enjoying the mix of patterns this year.  We have a leopard throw, zebra and plaid pillows all living together happily.  


The family room was kept pretty simple, just a few santa's, carolers - - - -






my DIY leopard ornaments

burlap and leopard tree


tiny tree for Bronx

                                                               a fun grapevine reindeer.


Pretty Bells in a simple wreath.

a little plaid on the breakfast table too - - -


and an "Elf On The Shelf"


My Chef Santa arrived in the kitchen in his favorite sleigh.





                                             and just look at all the goodies he left.


                  Mrs. Clause and her friend Miss. Mouse are gracing the island next to a thrifted tree.


I think we are all set for Christmas, just a little more baking and we will be ready for Santa to arrive.


How about you, are you ready?


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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

247th Inspire Me Tuesday

Welcome to the 247th Inspire Me Tuesday.  Man, you guys are definitely creative, there was so much eye candy and fabulous decor last week, I've spent days trying to see all of it.  If you missed anything, be sure to go back and take a look, there are some of the most fabulous links of the year.  

I showed you my front porch last week, so when I saw how Home Is Where The Boat Is decorated the porch on her potting shed, of course I had to take a second look.  Is this just perfect or what and  look at those leopard boots.  Fabulous.


Everyday Living shared some of her gorgeous Christmas vignettes.  This little doll chair in her foyer is totally precious.  I just may go steal this one.

I totally fell in love with this gorgeous Magnolia garland that Vintage Finds  created for her staircase.  So beautiful and just look at that fabulous tree too.  



I love every inch of The Painted Apron's Christmas decor.  She did a fabulus "cotton" theme on her tree and mantel and that cotton garland is stunning.  However the bathroom took the prize.  How fun and adorable is this.  A snowman in the shower and this one won't melt.

I love the simple but elegant design of the mantel at The Essence of Home.  The gate and that fabulous cotton wreath stole my heart.  She was just one of the 12 blogs that shared their home in the Christmas Open House Tours.


If you missed them, be sure to check out all the Christmas Open House Tours.  12 blogs over 3 days.  Each home is beautifully decorated and full of inspiration and creative ideas.

Wednesday 12/10
Thursday 12/11
Friday 12/12
Miss Kopy Kat21 Rosemary LaneA Stroll Thru LifeAll About Vignettes 

Be sure to come back tomorrow for my Christmas Tour Part 2

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