Wednesday, December 31, 2014

100 books read in 2014!

Best wishes to all for a happy, healthy New Year that is filled with many blessings for you and your families.
I was so happy to complete my reading goal of 100 books. Many of them were audio this year but that still counts in my book :)
I will be back with a list of my 5 star favorites for the year. Goodreads makes it so easy to see exactly what you read and what you rated it. Going for another 100 in 2015!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014


It's been a few years since I have displayed my Snowbabies. The lights look so pretty with the rest of the lights in the room turned off. I can't stop decorating! I will probably still be going right up until Christmas Eve :)

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Snowman White Tree

This is this year's tree for my stamp room, a white tree all decorated in snowmen. Much prettier in person!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Our living room tree

Just finished up the living room tree! One more big one to go and then I may call it quits on the decorating. I still need to run a few more strands of outdoor lights around the roof line if it ever stops pouring.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014


I have been caught up in such a wave of nostalgia lately and have been seeking out some items from childhood Christmases that have always stayed with me. I think it is that I am still missing my Dad so much and it is so much harder that he is gone from our cherished holidays together. I will never forget receiving this Bewitched Samantha doll one morning in the 1960's. We didn't have very much money at all and there were 6 of us, but my parents always sought out the one thing that was really special to us and have it under the tree. The doll pictured here was not my original one, I don't know what became of all of our childhood treasures, they were probably left behind when we moved in 1971. This came from ebay, will have to keep looking for Sam's matching hat :)

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Second holiday tree complete!

My kitchen tree is filled with bakery related items- gingerbread people, cupcakes, and various other sweets. I added some realistic looking gumdrop ornaments since I took this picture. Rocket is on the case in the second picture, checking out the gingerbread lady to see if she poses any threat to the family :) 

First Tree

Vintage retro aluminum pompom tree with a color wheel. Talk about a blast from the past! We had one of these back in the 1960's and begged our Dad for a real one instead. The color wheel made it slightly more interesting to look at, but not after the first couple of years. I picked this one up on ebay about 10 years ago and this is the first time I have displayed it. The ornaments are Shiny Brite vintage ones as well. Here's to you Dad, miss the good old days and family Christmases.