And last year thanks to BooMamaI had more fun than watching HGTV by visiting all the homes on her bloggy tour. I have to share that was something I wanted to do. But you can't be part unless you have a blog--so somehow that was one of the motivators for me to start this one.
So welcome! Kick off your shoes and watch out for the cat, who will try to trip you so you might hear his pathetic tale. He says he is starving. The dog will spin circles and show off if I don’t kick her out of the house for the moment. The boys might too—but I will have to let them stay in.
The blog is decorated for Advent. Sunday was Gaudete Sunday, so we are pink this week. And that is remarkable because for those who know me, I am never pink. Pink is as common as tulle around here. But it’s the week of the pink candle. Next week we will be back to purple.
The house is as decorated as it is going to get. The snowmen peer through the debris of daily life. The counters are filled and rearranged when baking is attempted. Hohohoho!!
Here are some of the tchotchkes scattered. And there is tree…I think the maps give us a more “international flair.” Ummm…pretend with me. Please?
If you would like a few more pictures of the tree you can look here.
There are some of my favorite ornaments to be found on this sidebar. My newest snowbear Marvin is there, also some cute mice and skates and a snowman. Those were my mom’s so those hold memories of her.
We have goodies galore. There is a pot of chocolate caramel coffee on and a choice of tea. Would you like Sugar Plum Spice, Candy Cane Lane or Gingerbread Spice? Hot chocolate and apple cider are also available.
The boys liked making these!
The sugar cookies are works of art, let me say.
And my friend just shared the peanut butter cookies. We are going to do a gingerbread house later. Hopefully this year the dog won’t eat it.
This is the Nativity. It is up year round. It is something I really enjoy and can’t bear to put away. The people pieces are Hallmark ornaments.
The camels came courtesy of Wal-Mart. The backdrop from Hobby Lobby. A nice retail contrast I think. One of my little secret dreams is to have the time and funds to visit a ceramic shop like I used to as a child and create a Nativity from the greenware. Maybe someday.
Oh, it’s time to continue on visiting the rest of the participants? I am so glad you stopped by. Have a lovely time with the Christmas Tour of Homes. Thanks BooMama!! I will be around to