Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Christmas decor add ons!

I posted yesterday on some of my decor I put up and as always as soon as I posted it I came
across another box of decor!
So here are the additions I put up tonight!
I know I should wait because I'm going shopping for decor tomorrow with my mother!
But oh well, here goes!
I added my table runner to my side board catch all.
There was no way that it was going to remotely fit on my table and it is a tad short for the dresser but I doubt anyone will comment. 

 I also added a strand of mini lights, all 36" of it. 
I am planning on having some sort of reindeer coming from the mail organizer, but I'll have to work on that this weekend!
I did change out the candles for my xmas-y scented ones, in hopes I will burn them.

I added a candle holder with a vintage 70s candle from my mothers attic and also added some sparkly branches. half of them were chewed up on the floor thanks to the kitten!

I thought I would include a better view of the snow man and decor around my mirror.

I simply added some bulbs to the candle holder in the built in, I don't really care for it so I don't decorate it as much as I could.

My hubby came up with the idea to place the christmas tree on the coffee table!
What an insanely genius idea! I can cover the stuff underneath or I can remove it and put all the presents there! I mean come on, talk about "why didn't I think of that"?
I plan on getting some fabric to drape over the lower parts, no one needs to see my polish and papers.
ok let me be honest with you, no one comes to my house. 
My sister has two kids and an amazing house, there is no need to visit here.

 I simply added some lights to my bookcase. I stil have no clue what to do with it yet but I'm working on it.

 Here is your dramatic lighted display!

This is the nativity spinner I mentioned in my post yesterday so you guys know what I was talking about! when the candles are lit the whole middle spins, it is the most darling decoration I have!
I just need to find candles for it!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

It's the most wonderful time of the year!

It's the most wonderful time if blogger will allow you to post photos to your blog.
I just want to vent for one second. 
I hate picasa or whatever the heck program they are using now.
I tried posting this very blog post four separate times.
It said my picasa web album was full. Okay fine how do I change that? google was no help.
I stumbled my way through deleting all my albums so I should have room now.
Let's see if it will actually work!
Drumroll please!

Oh thank goodness!
So here goes!
I did wait until after thanks giving to decorate the house, I'm so proud of myself, temptation was everywhere! It seems like thanks giving is becoming a forgotten holiday like national cake day!

So here is what I did last weekend.
(please don't mind the wrinkle curtains I haven't found the steamer yet)

This is our tree this year, I bought it 3 or 4 years ago on clearance from walmart after christmas.
I no longer shop at walmart just so you know.
But it is pre lit and was only $5 who can pass that up?
The bulbs were from Target last year and the Tulle was from my sisters wedding in 2008

To give it extra height I put it on a drink bucket that I put upside down. It just matched so well!
The tulle is covering the bulbs and ornaments from being skattered by the kitten!
Come to find out the older cats like to eat the tulle, I can't win!

While going through my mothers attic I came across many treasures that I put on the bookcase.
When I come across the rest of my winter decorations they will also go here.
The bulbs and garland are from taget, everything else is vintage circa 1970 from my mother.
My favorite piece is the wooden mobile that spins when candles are lit. 
I have yet to find candles to fit however.

I love my new cloche that I bought from hobby lobby!
I found the cake plate over in wedding and the cloche in glass wear.
the other cloche has my grandmother's family bible from 1923.

As you see I filled it with pine cones and extra bulbs.
They fell off the wreath I bought from walmart a few years ago.

 From previous posts you can see that I have a huge picture window, I decided to use it to hang cards.
I cut out snowflakes with my new cricut mini!
Happy Birthday to me, My hubby 'bought' it for me!
I love it!

I covered the snowflakes with modpodge and glitter, 
maybe wine and crafting wasn't such a great idea that night!
even the cat had glitter on her.
I even glittered a whole package of clothes pins. 
What the heck right?

I also hung vintage ornaments that were made by family and friends.

So far we have received one thanksgiving card!

 The cat helped re-arrange the items hung. I give up.

I love this little entry way shelf, even though it's blurry you can still see most of the decor.

most of the items were from my mothers attic. 
The candle holder with the christmas tree is from Germany!

I also cut this little guy with the cricut and added glitter.
Why not?

This bunting was the first thing I made with my new cricut.
Talk about a breeze!

And lastly Here is the tv area, only the candles are the only things that are vintage.
My mother never burned candles so they still look pretty!
They are both from target in the late 80s. lol
the bronze candle holder matches another one that my grandparents brought back from India in the 60s.

the stockings and holders are from hobby lobby!

Thanks for stopping by!

blogger wth?

I really wanted to upload pictures on my blog of my christmas decor but I'm out of space?? 
wth is that all about? 
How do I add photos without using up space? 
the heck blogger??

Friday, November 9, 2012

I have become completely obsessed with! I spend most my time going back on my family trees as far as I possibly can, For example I traced my Fathers family tree all the way back to 900. That is seriously Bad @**!

I know that many people say that is very expensive but you get what you pay for.
The only downside is that the 50-60s weren't known for their record keeping so its very hard to find someone with just their name. 

The other bright side is that once you have created your family tree, ( I have four going currently) you can choose to print or order books, posters and other prints so you can physically have a copy of it in a very professional format! The best part? Mycanvas grabs all the info and puts the project together for you and makes it very easy to add and change things!

I'm so in love and obsessed.
If you need a meaningful gift for someone consider signing up and creating a book for a family member!
In one month you can easily do 4-5 family trees and books.
So really you can do an amazing gift for someone for right around $5 a person.
okay so that doesn't count printing but Staples and office depot often run sales around christmas!!

thanks for stopping by!