Monday, December 5, 2011

deck the halls part 3 the kitchen

Sorry about the few days it took me to get this up.... this weekend flew by!!  Here is my kitchen decorated for christmas. i think it might be my favorite part of the house. hope you enjoy as much as i do :) 

whats really neat about this nativity is my grandpa and grandma Johnson got these for all us grands from mexico but when they got home ours was missing the baby Jesus. so my grandpa molded the baby out of clay and then my grandma painted it. it very special to me excecialy since my grandpa Johnson is in heaven now.


here is our entry too. :)


Thursday, December 1, 2011

deck the halls part 2 the office

SO next is the office and couple pictures of some other Christmas decorations around the house :) 

I had found this great idea on pinterest for filling bulbs with twine and buttons, i also used coffee beans and shredded up music :) 
Then i put this awesome lace i have been saving  for this. i found at a yard sale for 7 bucks! 

(we also finally got our chandelier hung yippee!)

but i still needed more for the tree so i got small pine cones and tide twin to them. Went out side and finished getting all the hydrangeas of my bushes and put them all over the tree :) 
i love it and am so happy with how it turned out. 

I also saw bunting on pinterest where they painted on burlap and loved it. so i made some for all over the house :)

* first i cut out the triangles 

*then i hot glued them to the twine 

*then i painted on the triangles 
(sorry bad phone picture) 

here is my wonderful messy work space ;) at least i have one though hehe

i then took the back end of a small paint brush and painted the letters on. :)

i hung the peace one above our stockings in the living room (i need to get Gabe and i new stockings i only have the kids ones up)

 The garland! that was a hunt to get. my arms were so scrapped up from cutting through black berry bushes to get to it. but oh was it worth it :) i have a few kinds, pine, cedar, and redwood. i love them all :) 

I first was using wire to tie it up but then found that twine was way easier! :) 

 I also made a vintage Santa bunting with some twine and flash cards and hot glue :) this is actually my first time ever decorating with Santa's.

 hope you enjoy and have a most blessed day! :)

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

deck the halls with LOTS of trees part 1

Well it is no secret to anyone that knows me I LOVE CHRISTMAS!! Everything about it i love the decorating the TREES the cold the cozyness, family, friends, parties and of course celebrating Jesus! i love snow too but it just does not snow here but maybe once a year and only at most a couple inches. oh how i love snow i grew up with it and wish that redding got feet and feet of it! 

It is our family tradition to get a tree(s) the Saturday after thanksgiving. SO out we went to a local tree lot here in town.
Now i grew up in a charming mountian town where cutting down your tree was the norm. (We did go to the tree lot now and then but mainly cut it down.) But for some reason i just love the tree lot experience maybe it reminds me of all those hallmark movies were they go to a cute little lot and its always so well... hallmarky haha. You know what i mean? To be honest im also very picky and like my trees pretty close to perfect.
Anyways we loaded the kids up and must have walked around for a hour if not more looking for just the right trees. We normally get a silver tip but this year we wanted to get one noble fur, one silver tip and two mini trees for the kids rooms. the guys were so nice and gave us a deal for getting so many and threw in a 5th tree for cheap! I got SO excited knowing now i was going to get one tree for the living room, one for the office, one for the kitchen and one for each kid room.

judah with the boys room tree :)

they found a bunch of lady bugs too :) i didnt know they were out now.

next to the HUGE santa :)
(cruz was sleeping in the warm car hehe)

we fit the two huge ones on top of the van and two smaller ones in the back and one more in the front squished on the floor ;) 

So we got home and unloaded the trees i spent all night putting lights on. 

the kids did there trees with a little help :) and the next day we decorated them :)

heres isabellas tree

here is the boys tree so cute :) (i need a picture with them next to it still)

and the living room tree :) and of course the Grinch while we decorate! :)


and with a 1 1/2 year old this is how decorating the tree went for him hehe pure temptation lol poor little guy

The only thing this house is missing is a fire place. so my ipad has a app that is streaming to my apple tv and making the crackle sound. haha i love it!! 

 (more of the house to come tomorrow)