Thursday, December 23, 2010

The stockings are hung…..

Decorating for Christmas gets me all giddy.  I think of it as my way to prepare my house for the preparation of Jesus' birth.  I love that it looks different and the decorations are a constant reminder of what we are preparing for.  The first thing I put up each year is the nativity scene my parents got us our first Christmas.  I love it and would leave it out all year if Adam would let me.  DSC_1819

When Adam and I got married we had different ideas for where our tree would go so we have two trees.  We get a real tree for in the living room and we bought an artificial tree for in the foyer.  Adam loves to see a tree when you pull up the drive way so we have the artificial one up front for that.  I just can’t imagine us opening presents with our children on the hard word floor in the foyer.   So here are our two Christmas trees.  Can you see our furry friend who made into both pictures? HA!DSC_1762 DSC_1813

Here are another few areas in the house I decorated.


Our living room

DSC_1763  DSC_1764  DSC_1818

Our dinning room


The kitchen/foyer/breakfast nook

I am on break from school and have been baking cookies and pumpkin bread for family and friends, but yesterday afternoon I got a little stir crazy.  I went on the hunt looking for a project to do other than baking. I found a spool of ribbon I bought last year on sale and began walking around the house try to find a use for it when it hit me.  We have all these fabulous Christmas cards that sit in a basket by our phone and I hate I can’t display them.  Well I came up with this and I have enjoyed it today.  Every time you walk into the kitchen you see all these smiling faces. All you need it two contrasting ribbons and a single whole punch. 


Now onto the outside which is all Adam.  He has created the masterpiece of the outside.  I do the porch decorations and wrap the column while Adam is hard at work on the roof and ladder. 


Christmas lights 2

Now we are ready for Christmas eve to celebrate the birth of Jesus and  for Santa to land on our roof!  We have been good this year Santa leave presents under either tree! 


Merry Christmas!  Praises for God who gave us the greatest gift of all His son!


  1. Merry Christmas, Lauren! Your home looks beautiful and cozy :). I love it!!

  2. I love the ribbon and cards idea! It looks great over the counter! I need to try that somewhere! Merry Christmas!! :)

  3. Love your card holder idea!! very cute! ! The house looks so pretty!

  4. Lauren, your house looks so pretty and festive! Like Stephanie, I am loving your cards hanging over the counter. Super cute idea! Glad y'all had a great Christmas! Enjoy the winter break from school.