Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!

WOW! It's hard to believe today we end 2010 and welcome in 2011! 

My 2010 had some high notes and a few low, very low notes too.  Old Man River could be heard playing in the background of my low notes.

 Anyway, with a new year comes hopes for more time with loved ones, new friends, new business, a better understanding of my 2010 low notes, good health and above all else a better understanding of God's plan for me. 

I wish for you pretty much the same, except for understanding my 2010 low notes, unless you just like hearing Old Man Riverhaha!

So whether you are celebrating the new year with friends,

while wearing a silly hat,

or spending a quiet night at home watching movies, snacking and snuggling

have a safe, fun, and wonderful start to the new year!



Monday, December 20, 2010

The Blues at Christmas

I've found a lovely blogger, Smiling Sally, who loves blue.  She hosts Blue Monday.

Blue is my second favorite color, next to pink so I looked around my home this morning and thought I'd join in on her special day.

My kitchen is painted blue.  Of course I still get in some pink wherever possible!

My kind of Santa! I am not a fan of snow!

Blue tea time.

One of my pretty ladies in her blue finest!

Found a set of these gorgeous plates at Marshall's last summer.  I use them around the house as accent pieces.  I love the big, blue roses.

Well, that does it for my Blue Christmas display today. 

Please be sure and visit Smiling Sally at Tell her I sent you!  
Also, I'm still getting into the blogging thing and I would appreciate comments and followers.
Have a happy day.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Christmas Open House

I love Christmas decorations.  Once I start decorating, if it isn't moving or if I can catch it, it's probably going to get at least a bow on it! 

The glow of all the little, twinkling lights throughout the house are so pretty and peaceful.  And nothing is better than the feeling you get when you see that special ornament from your childhood or remembering how child's face when they spot that cute angel they'd forgotten about. 

We use to put a tree in almost every room of our home but now being "empty nesters" we only put my victorian tree in the Great Room and hubby has his Washington Redskin tree in his hideout.

Every room still gets some Christmas glitter of some kind be it lighted garland or an old Santa!

Take a peek at our Christmas.  Hope your holiday is special and brings you many wonderful memories to share and keep close in your heart for many years to come!

Our Great Room ready for our annual Open House 

I love the french doors with the garland.  The wreath was a gift my daughter made me.

Love Santas!

Mom gave me this new mantle scarf with what else?  Santa!

My mother-in-law gave me this set of carolers many years ago.

Merry Christmas!

I'm still learning about linking to some of the wonderful bloggers out there but My Romantic Home with Cindy was the first one I found a long time back and I just love all her things so I'm attempting to link to her.  Check her site out. You won't be disappointed!


Thursday, December 16, 2010

Snowy Day Means Stay Home and Play Day

Merry Christmas!

It's been snowing here in Chester since about 8 am this morning.  We here in Chester tend to panic and definately cannot drive well in the snow!  I'm fortunate in that I can work from home.  It's a good thing because I hate to drive in the snow and ice.  I got stuck on the interstate in the snow a few years ago and a drive that should have taken no more than 40 minutes turned into a 4 hour stop, slide, hold my breath while others slid by me, terrible ride home.  I'm a summer girl.  Warm tropical temps make me smile NOT cold ones!!

Anyway, I hope those that can stay home do and those who must be out in this 3 to 5 inches can be safe.

I'm taking the day to work on posting pictures of my Christmas decorating.  I love to decorate for Christmas.  We had our annual Open House last weekend and I received many compliments on the Christmas decor throughout the house.  Even the guys commented!  These compliments made me feel so good.  It's nice to share our home with our friends and although I am not cook, I do pretty good with the "party foods" and I can do some darn good desserts. So, it was a great night with special folks.

I'll get to posting some pics soon.  In the meantime, the crock pot is cooking what I hope turns out to be some good swiss steak for later and I think a day like today calls for some cookies. 

Hope everyone is enjoying the season with loved ones. 

Take care,