Thursday, December 27, 2012

A Little More Christmas…


You know you want to see even more Christmas photos, right?

Here’s just a few more around my house.

christmas old chalkboard with tree

I had just found this old chalkboard with chalk holder tray, so I just drew a tree on it for the holidays.


christmas candeholder made out of thread spool holder

My hubby had recently bought this old thread spool holder for me, so I just made some beeswax candles and added a glittered crown.


christmas little chandelier with ornament shades

These little shades were actually ornaments I bought several years ago.   I just adjusted them by cutting off some of their pieces with wire cutters and put them on this little chandelier.

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christmas breakfast oatmeal

How did this get in here?  By the way, oatmeal is not my favorite breakfast in the world, but I do love this Oatmeal Raisin Cookie oatmeal by BetterOats.


christmas bottle brush trees

Still love these bottle brush trees I bleached last year.


christmas white trees above hutch

More white trees above my china cabinet.


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I know you’ve already seen this tree, but here’s another little smidgeon.  Looks like that icicle was Made in China.


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And a framed map on the wall behind the tree.

christmas little trees bed springs

I used some old bed springs and pieces to decorate some tiny trees.

christmas kids with presents

Grandkids eyeing presents.  I had to sneak in a photo of them.


christmas tea set

Christmas tiny tea set.

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The grandkids made a dry erase board for me!

Love it!


Hope you all had a marvelous and joyful Christmas!

And yes, we had snow for a White Christmas in Texas!








Thursday, December 20, 2012

Kringle…Gangnam Style


Meet Kringle.

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He’s our household elf at Christmastime.

We’re grandparents, so he has a few more wrinkles and flaws than your standard elf on a shelf.  Or maybe he is just tired.



But wait!

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Elfie Gangnam Style!


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Entirely too much TV.





Saturday, December 8, 2012

Day 6 of the Advent Calendar said “Tea Party.” So….


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The food is the same stuff they eat all the time, just in a different setting. 

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That is my brother, Reid.

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Game of the Day:     Put the Nose on Rudolph





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More snacks.

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And now:  DANCING!christmas tea party 15


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Just a little more sustenance for Reid.

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More dancing.

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More snacks.

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And now, a project. Caroline says she loves glitter. 

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Tiny Christmas trees in snow globes, uh, I mean small salt shakers.

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More dancing.

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More Rudolph.

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And they listened to The Nativity Story.

Can we have another tea party tomorrow?

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