Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Ready For Santa....WAS ready for Santa!!

Ok. I know I'm a little late on this post but can you blame me?! If your holiday was as crazy as mine you, will understand. Throw a little snow in the mix and you have MADNESS!! Here is what it looked like around my house this season (minus the wreath, which I'm bummed I didn't take a picture)

First, my place settings. I started with a Christmas-y place mat but it seemed a little too plain. So I had these little mini sized fuzzy stockings that I had stored away that I just set right on top. Thinking back on it I probably could have put a spoon, fork and knife in the stocking but to be honest we haven't even eaten at that table in weeks. I also added red fabric over the table just as a table cloth.
Now for my FAVORITE part of the table, the centerpiece. A long time ago I was given this gravy bowl and platter. I never used the gravy bowl (I really don't even know where it is) but the platter was just a plain clear glass platter. Perfect for the center of the table no matter what occasion. I just added a Christmas snowglobe (confession: I used to collect snow globes when I was younger) to the center and surrounded it with round ornaments.

Next, is the most important Christmas decoration. The Tree. We were sort of limited on space this year. So we decided to go with a smaller tree. I mean really small. We turned it on every night and Melania helped decorate it with Pink and Purple ornaments and beads so she was happy. It was an added bonus that the lights changed colors so she liked it and I think that's all that matters.

 Melania even added a little Christmas flair in her room!

I also had a little bit of Christmas cheer in the living room. [Pardon the Wii remotes and the Wii censor. We aren't video gamers but we are suckers for the Wii (who isn't?).] I just wrapped some white, sparkly garland on the top of the TV around the eyesore we call our DVD display. (Sounds like a good DIY organization product for later on down the road!)

So even though I am really late in saying it, I'll say it any way.....

(He looks so happy right? I forced him to take the picture hehe)
Merry Christmas!!!!!!

Friday, December 10, 2010

My Christmas Wish list...WISH being a key word

Who says kids are the only ones who can have a Christmas wish list?? I have put together a few of my favorite things a la Oprah style (minus the giveaway..maybe next time). Have you put together some items you are asking for? Or have you already bought your Christmas gift (because we all know that by giving yourself a gift, your guaranteed to love it)? If not, maybe these AMAZING gifts will give you a good idea of what you want to find under the Christmas tree.
 This beauty right here is the EOS Rebel XS 18-55IS Camera for $499.00 @ Amazon.com

The could be the cutest Cookbook Holder EVER! It is a Paula Deen especial (be sure to say that a fancy accent) for $16.95 @ Food Network.com

Red Nonstick Cookware Set (12 piece set). An awesome creation of Super Woman aka Paula Deen for $119.95 @ Food Network.com

They may look like your ordinary tennis shoes but they're not!! They are the new Easy Tone Reebok shoes for $69.98 @ Finish Line.com. If you haven't heard about these you should definitely research them. The bottom is like a balance ball and is supposed to tone your legs and buttocks. Whether it actually works or not is a completely different story. I've never tried them. (remember WISH list).

Cute little (girly sized) Tone Fitness 20 pound Hourglass Shaped Dumbell Set with Rack for $49.99 @ Sports Authority.com (good thing this is a WISH list because I don't know if I would be willing to pay $50.00 for weights..sheesh!)

This is where my inner redneck comes in. I LOVE this bed set. Would I put it on my bed and use it? In a heartbeat!! I'm not too fond of the sheets and pillow cases (the ones with the deer heads on it). Don't get me wrong, if I received the whole set, I would definitely use it. But I think it may look better with dark brown, or forest green sheets and pillow cases along with the camo and Browning logo pillows. I found this @ Bass pro shop.com. The Comforter set is $209.99 (for a King).

This is the SHE Hunter Fleece Pullover from Gander Mountain.com for $49.99

Gotta have some Mossy Oak Camo Pants to go with the shirt from Gander Mountain for $39.99

How adorable is this!?!? It is a Brighton Coffee Storage Bench with a Green Cushion from Crate and Barrel for $318.95. However, if you are really handy (and I mean really handy) you could even make this. For instance, find a old coffee table and refinish it! Great DIY project. I am absolutely in love with this. You could even put this at the foot of your bed, in a foyer area, or even your mud room. Your possibilities would be endless!!!

I could think of a million places to put these and a million different things to put in them. Whether it be the bathroom, kitchen, dining room, bedroom, etc. These are just a basic set of 4 Glass Canisters from Crate and Barrel for $79.95. You could even find these cheaper at Wal-Mart or Target.

Like I've said numerous times, this is just my WISH list. It just gives everyone a idea of what I'm looking for. I highly recommend everyone make a wish list even if you don't give it to anyone. You can see quite a few of my personal interest (cooking, home decor, camo, and hopefully exercise) just by looking at my wish list. What does your wish list consist of??

Happy Holidays From My Family To Yours!!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Heads Up!

I'm currently in the process of changing around some things. As you can tell the look of my blog changes just about every week. No judging! I'll also be changing the name, content, etc. So, many changes coming soon. I hope to be making a banner and some other really neat thing. Still getting used to the whole blogger thing. So I'm soaking in as much as I can. I also hope to gain more followers. Spread the word!! The start of the year, I will really be kickin it in high gear. I hope to be doing a lot more crafts and maybe even learn to sew! 

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