Friday, December 30, 2011

Our 2011

In January our beautiful new kitchen started to go in.

There are still more projects to do in this space, but it is already so nice to have and enjoy!

Most of the first 6 months of the year we were in kitchen and house mode in high gear. In August we got to go on our yearly camping trip to the Adirondacks together. We so look forward to this trip, the only problem is that we turn into these crazy outdoorsy people and do ridiculous things that we probably shouldn't be doing. ;)


 I can't wait to go next summer, we already have reservations for a fun new spot to try! :)

In October we celebrated our 6th anniversary in Arlington VT. It was so nice to get away together, especially since my hubby had been working so much overtime. He was all mine!! :)

In November we had some nice photos taken of us. We went with my brother and sister in law to  have photos taken for our grandparents. Lindsay at the photos for us, Thank You Lindsay! :)

The Holidays for us this year were a little more low key.  Everyone in my family seemed to be sick at one point and my parents were in the midst of a large move. They have an antique and next to new shop and they had to move their store after 26 years in business, to say it was a big job is an understatement!! So we didn't buy big gifts for each other and run around the mall like crazy people, but you know what? It was better that way! Jesus is the reason for the season and for all that matters in life. More and more of my family are becoming saved and that is the greatest gift!

Happy New Year!! I hope that this is a blessed year for each and every one of you!!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Christmas At Our House

Maybe its a little strange, but I don't like to decorate for Christmas until it is actually December. I really love Thanksgiving and I just like to have my harvest decorations out for as long as possible. I am also very OCD about cleaning and my house has to be spotless before any Christmas items are to be put out. I told you I was strange! :) Anyway, Christmas is now in full swing here at our little farmhouse.

Our Tree

This year for our tree I used apples, snowflakes, angels, and gold&cream berry garland for my decorating scheme. I like to change things a little every year. Next year I really want to have a large bow on top of the tree with the ribbon coming down throughout the tree. I would also like to make some red ticking stripe bulbs to go on the tree with ropes to hang them from. Of course another pinterest idea! :) I really like the tree this year, I think it is my favorite so far!!
Kitchen and Dining Room

I am obsessed with lighting candles right now and pretty much having that be all the light there is. My hubby says he can't see anything! :) A funny story about this candle, I actually won it the other night at a white elephant gift exchange. I stole it away from my pastor and he has already teased me about it several times by telling me he needs it because his house smells like onions. Something tells me he's not done yet either!! :)

This was an idea that I found on pinterest. They are mason jars filled with water and cranberries floating on top. I used tea light candles instead of floating candles and they work just fine, but I imagine the floating candles would last quite a bit longer. On pinterest they also had some boxwood floating in the water, which would be nice to add as well. I know this picture isn't the best, but they really do look so beautiful when they are lit!

 This is our chandelier with just some apples and garland strung throughout.

This is the centerpiece for our table. That is actually a wreath that I normally hang on our front porch, and I thought it would look nice wrapped around a hurricane and candle. The other candle holders actually have berries and real pine branches from a tree in our yard. They are floating in water and then the tea lights are in a separate part above them. Again this looks so beautiful in real life, but was so hard for me to capture in pictures.

Hope everyone is having a blessed holiday season!