Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas Decor.........................and lots of it!!!

Here is 90% of my christmas decor. I tried to keep it simple this year as I wanted to clean things out and not have so much clutter. I spent 2 hours going through my attic in October sorting through what I was going to keep and what I would sell in my craft sale. I even still have 2 totes up in the attic that I didn't even get out but couldn't bare to get rid of the stuff just yet. I made $300 from my craft sale and used that to buy my hubby a leather recliner for graduating from Police College.

The first picture is of my table in the sunroom! This is all I did out there this year. Usually I put a tree up out there but since we aren't entertaining I opted out of doing that to create more work when it comes to taking everything down.

My tree, I had it all decorated at the beginning of November with all prim decor. Looked at it over and over and just didn't like it. I needed some sparkle on it. Knowing that I purchased and received lots of beautiful vintage bulbs I decided to change my tree. I added silver beads, vintage bulbs then my daughter and I went up town to see if they still sold tinsel. Can you believe they still do!!! I was so happy! I came home put some tinsel on it and now I look at it with memories of how our tree used to look when I was little! Now I don't like the topper it will be changed next year for sure! But I love just a little sparkle on it!

Well that about does it for my decorating for this year! A lot less than last year but that's ok, one I won't have so much take down and two I enjoy it much more this year!

Wishing you all a very merry christmas! Enjoy time with family & friends! And most of all be safe!

Until next time


Thursday, December 15, 2011

It's beginning to look alot like Christmas........and a huge congrats to my hubby!

Well this is just the beginning of my Christmas decor as I took a ton of pictures and I don't like a single one of them other than this one of my belsnickles that actually has changed since I took this photo so I will post all my new photos this week. I know it's a little late but I haven't had time to think let alone take photo's.

The photo above my mantle is from my grandma & grandpa, they had it up over there piano for years in the dinningroom and I always loved it! So my mom told me I could have it as my grandma is passed away and my grandpa just recently moved into the Long Term Care Home.

My husband is home and graduated from Police College on December 1st. It was a huge ceremony and there was 187 graduates from all over Ontario who graduated that day. They did marching and had a great Ontario Police Pipe Band play. We brought our kids and they loved watching their daddy march and be in his fancy uniform.

Here below is my hubby & myself at his swearing in ceremony at his Police Department that he was hired on for. He was grinning ear to ear waiting to be handed his badge.

Doesn't he look stunning in his uniform! This is his uniform that he would wear only for special occassion's not on a regular basis.

This is him and his chief who handed him his badge! He also gave a great speech that was very personable for both constables that were sworn in that day!

The kids and I are so proud of dad for graduating and acheiving such a huge accomplishment! These past 4 years have paid off and now our new future will begin with many great things to come!!! Looking forward to our new life together and moving on to create new dreams!

Here is my sister, her husband who was hired on 2 years ago with Ontario Provincial Police, my husband who is hired with Chatham Kent Police & myself. I said to my sister that day "8 years ago when we both got married would you have ever thought that our husbands would become Police Officers!" Never in a million years! But this is great for both of us!

Well hopefully most of you are finished your shopping and all ready for Christmas! Me on the other hand still have some gifts to purchase and things to make but will do that this weekend and next week!

Hopefully I can get back with one more post before Christmas of my decor!


Friday, October 7, 2011

Fall Giveaway...............

Kimberlee over at The Patriot Homeplace is having a fantastic giveaway! Jump on over and sign up to win some fantastic prim fall decor!

Deadline for the giveaway is October 14th. Let her know I sent you!

Hope everyone is having a fantastic day!


Tuesday, September 27, 2011

More Fall Decor Inside & Out!

On Saturday afternoon I finally got around to completing my diningroom table in my 4 season's sunroom. That is where we dine for family functions as we have so much more room in there. I enjoy having the table out there alot.

So take a look at my pics of my tablescape for fall!

My turkey I purchased at Home Goodes. I have been looking for one for a while now and finally found one that was a little more prim than some of them.

My table consists of one large white pumpkin, one small orange pumpkin, gourds, fake acorns (i purchased at Hobby Lobby), pinecones, little tarts filled with putka pods, a brown crock filled with fall foilage that smells wonderful and 2 pewter candles stick holders with cinnamon covered tapers.

Isn't my turkey the cutest! I usually find them a very ugly bird at least the Tom's are when they are strutting (this is what they do when they are trying to pick up a Hen). Good thing men don't look like then when they are trying to pick a women b/c it would be a huge turn off! LOL!

Ok I have a little story to tell you we live out by a small zoo which they have turkey's in a large fenced in area. Well this past summer we were out there for my husband's parents 30th anniversary party. With my son being the big turkey hunter he thinks he is (keep in mind he's 6) he started acting like a female turkey (a hen) and was making the noise of one well let me tell you the 3 male's went crazy and were struttin their stuff. I found out after watching them that when they strut their beards turn bright red from when they aren't strutting they are blue. It was really neat to see them like that but man are they ugly!

That is why I wanted to make sure my turkey was cute, not ugly!

Another shot with the candles going. Is so pretty out there this time of year!

Now we move to the Out Door's or should I say back door. With me hosting Thanksgiving this year everyone uses the backdoor. No one ever comes on the front porch to enter my home so I thought yesterday I should do something to the backdoor and have it festive to match when you come in the house. So this is what I came up with. I could decorate all day with fall stuff it's so much fun especially when you live in the country and have access to mother nature!

I had to get a yellow mum, it's just gorgeous and so vibrant at the backdoor and lots of different pumpkins and gourds!

Doesn't that squash look cool, its in the shape of the pumpkin but is all rough. I love the different items that you can get for the fall.

So that is the finish to my fall outdoor decorating. Just a small little gathering to greet all whom enter at my backdoor!

Hope everyone enjoys this beautiful time of year! Pretty soon the leaves will all have fallen and mother nature will be sprinkling the white stuff on us!

Have a blessed day!


Sunday, September 25, 2011

Fall Outdoor Decor

Well Saturday ended up to be a gorgeous day so I put on my rubber boots and went out and began my decorating for fall. I enjoyed it alot being out soaking up the sun knowing that pretty soon we won't be outside with short sleeves on and enjoying the warm sun.

First pictures are of my daughter's play house. She loved that I decorated it for her.

The window box was so much fun to be creative with!

Sideview of the playhouse. Got the old wagon from my parents neighbor.

Close up of the window box, you can see me in the window which wasn't suppose to happen but it was so sunny out that I couldn't see the pics on my camera all that well until I got in and put them on the computer!

Next is my front flower bed by the road that everyone see's as they drive bye. It's always a fun place to decorate.

My rusty old wheelbarrow that I filled with some pumpkins, gourds & a nice orange & burgundy mum! Like the bee skeep in there just to add another colour.

Close up of the rusty wheelbarrow filled up with delicious fall eye candy!

My front porch, we sit in these rocker's alot and now that it's cooling off we will spend more time on the front porch after dinner. I love sitting in them and admiring my garden work.

Beside my front door on the porch. Just a simple touch.

My table that sits between the rockers. Lots of fall freshness from the bush behind us. All natural decor outside!

The other side of my front door entry. I like to change this up every year.

Beside my garage when you pull in the drive way. Love the old wooden crow propped up on the cornstalks. It's like he's keeping watch over the yard.

And last but certainly not least my baby girl Jersey. She was standing on the porch of the playhouse I told her to sit and it was like she knew I wanted to take a picture of her. This is the best picture I have gotten of her so far. I love it. She makes a beautiful fall accessory to the playhouse!

Well that's it for outdoor decor. I would love to do more but then I spend alot of time taking it all down. We'll see what happens this weekend when I am bored. Might have to come up with something to greet the people who use the backdoor!

I am hosting thanksgiving for my husband's side this year and I can't wait to set the table and put it all together. It's going to be so much fun. We usually have buffet style and sit where you want but this year I am changing it up and we are all going to be around the table together!

Have you all decorated outside for fall yet?

Get out and enjoy this beautiful weather!

Have a good one!