Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Share Your Style Party #46

Hello everyone!

Well, this is the last party of the year from Share Your Style.  I'm so glad that you decided to join us again this week.  Hasn't it been fun getting great ideas that everyone is sharing?  I hope that you will continue to join us in 2016 too!  I want to thank Amanda from Dixie Delights for being a wonderful co-host this year too.  This is the last party she will be co-hosting with us.  So, now I'm ready to see what you all have to share with us this week!  

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

What's New Around Here

Hello everyone!

I missed my usual Monday posting because I had a lengthy dr appt yesterday and a very busy weekend and wasn't able to put one together.  So, I'm just now able to get back to blogging this week.  Are you kind of pooped from all the Christmas activities yet?  I know I am.  I'm craving a "do nothing" day.  

I wanted to show you some new things that came my way for Christmas, along with where that cow picture moved to.  

I've been falling head over heels for anything "fur" this year.  Luckily, I can use them after Christmas too.  

I love this grey colored mohair pillow.  

Friday, December 25, 2015

Our Christmas Morning

Hello everyone!

I hope that you all are having a wonderful Christmas!  We celebrated ours a day early since my husband is a fire fighter and had to work on Christmas day.  They are extremely under staffed so it was very important for him to be there.  

On a sad note, we woke up Christmas Eve morning to the news that my husband's mother had passed away.  It had been expected for a long time but still it was very difficult getting the news on what normally would've been a happy day.  It also happened to be her 80th birthday!  She had been sick for many years after having a stroke.  Her health slowly declined and she was recently placed in hospice care.  She is now in heaven with her husband and parents and no longer suffering. Her funeral will be next week.

On a lighter note, we tried to make the most of our Christmas for the kids.  We let them sleep late and then opened presents.  


Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Share Your Style Party #45

Hello everyone!

Are you ready for Christmas yet?  I believe it's coming whether you're ready or not.  Here, in Georgia, we are not getting your typical Christmas weather.  It's warm enough for shorts and sandals here!  I heard it will be that way for the rest of the year too.  So, if any of you are tired of dealing with snow (although I doubt it) feel free to come on over and leave your coat behind!  You won't be needing it.  

In the meantime, I'm excited to see what you have for us this week.  Ron from Uptown Acorn is your host.

Monday, December 21, 2015

The Easiest Cake You Will Ever Make!

Hello everyone!

With Christmas Eve and Christmas day almost upon us, I thought I would share a delicious and extremely easy cake to make.  I know many of you will be either hosting this holiday or visiting someone and needs to take something.  This cake is a great one to make for either of these situations!  
We just went to a Christmas party this weekend that I needed to bring a dessert to.  And this is the one that I brought.  I took some pics to share the process.

It's called Shaker Cake.  Some of you may have heard of it before and many of you probably haven't.  
First, you just combine the following in a bowl:

2 eggs (well beaten)
1 (20 oz) can of undrained crushed pineapple
2 c. sugar
2 c. all purpose flour
2 tsp. baking soda

Friday, December 18, 2015

Candy Canes and Wreaths

Hello everyone!

Well, it's official.  Just one more week till Christmas.  The countdown is on!  We will actually be celebrating on Christmas Eve though since my husband has to work on Christmas day.  I guess you really know how important a job is when you can't even get Christmas day off!  This should be his last Christmas to ever work since he plans on retiring next year.  

I thought I would show you the outside of our house decorated for Christmas.  I used a theme of candy canes and wreaths for it (like I have in years past).  


Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Share Your Style Party #44

Hello everyone!

It's time to see some more great inspiration from all of you this week.  I have really been enjoying all of the good recipes and Christmas decor you all have been sharing lately.  This week, Martina from Northern Nesting is your host.

Monday, December 14, 2015

A Romantic Mirror

Hello everyone!

I don't know what the weather is in your hometown, but in mine, it is downright mild and warm!  It feels like it's Spring outside (minus the pretty flowers and green grass).  I've even got allergies right now too.  Who knew?!  

But, I'm not going to complain about it because it really is gorgeous weather and who doesn't like that?  So, what if I won't be getting a white Christmas and I'll be wearing short sleeves during the day?  This is the south afterall!  

But enough about that.  I wanted to share a new gorgeous mirror that I picked up at Hobby Lobby the other day while it was half price.  I have been coveting this mirror for some time and I finally got the nerve up to buy it!  I decided to hang it above my fireplace (where everything new seems to go at first).  So, that meant a few changes to my Christmas decor as a result.  This may be the 3rd time I've changed this mantel this month.  But whose counting?  

Well here she is in all her new finery.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Pretty Packages Tied up with String

Hello everyone!

Well, it's getting closer and closer to Christmas day so I've started my gift wrapping.  We did most of our shopping online so that really freed up our time!  As things come in, I wrap them in the dining room.  Then set them around the tree.  Since we have a table top tree, I had to place the gifts near it, not necessary underneath the tree. We're still waiting on just a couple of more items, but so far, I'm caught up.  

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Share Your Style Party #43

Hello everyone!

Welcome to the 43rd party of Share Your Style.  I'm Kelly Dotson from The Essence of Home and I'm thrilled to be your host this week!

Monday, December 7, 2015

A Few Christmas and Winter Touches in the Bedroom

Hello everyone!

My bedroom received just a few decorations for the season.  I love using a touch of greenery and fur for that perfect Nordic look in the bedroom this time of year.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Pom Pom Frenzy

Hello everyone!

You may have noticed a theme going on in my Christmas decor when I shared my home tour HERE.  Besides the obvious white and silver used everywhere, I used a lot of pom poms.  I love pom poms!  There are a lot of tutorials on how to make them too if you haven't ever done it before.  They're very easy!  HERE is one that is easy to follow.  

Mine, however, were not hand made by me.  I bought mine.  In fact, just recently I bought this pom pom wreath from Joann's Fabric Store.  It was 60% off, so it was affordable.  Some of these are very expensive.  

I replaced my cotton boll wreath over my fireplace with it.  I thought it would be fun for the holidays.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Share Your Style Party #42

Hello everyone!

Can you believe that it is December already?!  I know this is such a busy time for all of you, so I really appreciate you taking the time to join in our party this week.  I'm looking forward to seeing some great inspiration.  I will be reviewing them closely for my features next week when I host!  This week, Lynn at The Vintage Nest is your host.