Saturday, December 4, 2010

Book Exchange

Last night at book club we had our annual goodie and book exchange. I decided not to participate in the goodie exchange this year, since I've already gained 10 pounds since I weaned Teague. So sad! I scored though in the book exchange and got two:

Our December read will be:

And for January:

Now that I've given up TV at night, I love having a nightstand full of books for me to escape into!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Cherry on Top!

After 2 weeks of decorating, the house is finally done and we can just relax and enjoy it for the rest of the month!

You've already seen these felt ornaments I made, but I also made...

...some glitter gumdrop balls, a rainbow ribbon garland, and a cherry tree topper to decorate...

...our Candyland tree. If you've read my other blog, you may notice that the tree looks different. My two little trouble makers, I mean darling youngest sons took it upon themselves to undecorate the tree today. Instead of putting it back how it was with all of the expensive ornaments, I just put on all of my homemade ones that I was going to use to make into a garland. Someday?

*Just wanted to share some other sneak peeks of our holiday cheer!

Our front entrance has our big wreath on the window, Santa & Snowman sign above the mailbox, and I was inspired by my friend, Annick to hang ornaments from the roof.

I bought the supplies to decorate our banister last year, but I ran out of time. We got it up this year and are really happy with how it turned out.

Most of our Christmas decor revolves around our Nativity sets and our Santa collection.

The kids love playing with their Little People Christmas Village...

...and Nativity... well as our M & M train. I've got to fill up Marty!

I love having all of our stockings hanging by the fire and hope the time before Santa fills them up doesn't pass too quickly!