Friday, December 20, 2013

Christmas time at our house

Christmas is such a wonderful time of year! I keep trying to remind myself of that as I stress over having money for the holidays and getting all the presents made that I need to make. Every now and then I just have to take a deep breath and tell myself I will get everything done!

I thought I would share some photos from around our house.


I have seen some people saying on Facebook that they have lost their joy this year. I know the stress of the holidays can cause this to happen. So many people struggling in this awful economy makes the holidays harder than they used to be. Several years ago I decided to just believe what is suppose to happen will happen and though everyone gets down once in awhile I thank God for all the joy I have in my life.





Decorating for Christmas makes me happy--though I will be ready to take them down when the holidays are over. :)




Love this painting of Santa my Grandmother painted.
 










I even decorated my car this year. Meet my Cruizer the red nosed reindeer--Chantel thinks it is so embarrassing.  As a Mother, embarrassing my kids is my job. I picked Chantel and a couple of her friends up at school today and I said, "All abroad the reindeer express". :) Chantel did not seem amused :)


Sending all my blogging friends many Merry Christmas wishes and hoping you are all finding joy in the season!


Thanks for visiting!

33 comments:

Debby said...

Your home looks so beautiful. You will get what needs to be done finished. Merry Christmas.

Ivy and Elephants said...

Love your gorgeous holiday home.
Your beautiful Santa collection is amazing, and what a treasure the painting is! Wishing you a happy and joyous holiday season.
Hugs,
Patti

Junkchiccottage said...

Sandy,
I love your beautiful home decorated for the holidays. Love your reindeer cruiser too cute. Have a beautiful Christmas with your wonderful family. Enjoy.
Kris

Deb said...

Your home is so festive and inviting. I love all the white. Your grandmother painted that Santa? It must be such a treasure to you. It is really beautiful. Deb

Janae said...

Your house looks great, I'm the lucky one who gets to see it in real life. I love the pink touches you have been adding this year. The reindeer cruiser is cute too :)

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

Very pretty.I too luv the anta your g'mom painted.
Merry Christmas to you and yours.

NanaDiana said...

Oh- It is all just gorgeous. I love your soft, sweet colors but my favorite thing is the Santa your grandmother painted. How cute is that!!!! I used to love to get my kids all cranked up, too. When I dropped them off at school in the morning I would roll down the window and call their name very loud- when they looked back I would yell- LOVE YOU!!! xo Diana

Trisha said...

Love, love, love your Christmas decorations! Have a Merry Christmas!

~Trisha

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

It's all so beautiful! I love the blue of the "Joy" banner. I love your grandmother's painting too. XOXO Merry Christmas

Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

Merry Christmas Sandy. Your home looks so beautiful Happy sewing xx

Lady of the Woods said...

This is the third time I'm commenting somewhere after Jeanette :-) Your house is adorable, but I cracked up with the ''all aboard...." and Chantel not laughing...its your job!..to embarrass them...too funny. I love the painting your Grandmother did!

lynn said...

your home is beautiful all year, sandy, but, it really is special at xmas time:) love your dress form and your g-mom's painting is a treasure! i drove a cruizer for 10 years--so fun, isn't it?:) a very merry christmas to you and your family--and the fur babies!

Daisy Ethington said...

Hope you don't mind but I had to feature one of your pretty pics on my blog!! Merry Christmas!
Daisy~

Grandma Carolee said...

I love this beautiful blog...not only the beautiful pictures, but your words of wisdom & humor. Grandma would be so happy to know that you love her painting of Santa. This whole blog made me happy.

ShantyGirl said...

Merry Christmas Sandy you home is so beautiful, I love love love the painting of Santa your gramma did and of course nativity's are my favorite piece of decor to remind us of the reason for the seaason, have a wonderful time with your family!!
Sherry

Ana said...

Hi Sandy,
Everything looks absolutely beautiful, as usual. Decorating for Christmas makes me happy too. Hope all is well with you and your sweet family. Wishing you the Merriest of Christmas'.

Hugs and Kisses,
❤️Ana

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

I love your Christmas decorations! They're so peaceful! Your Santa painting is fabulous what a treasure! I also adore your tree- the family photos are a wonderful additions. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

zoggie said...

I absolutely love the painting of Santa Claus done by your grandmother. You are so lucky to have something this wonderful.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I love your home for Christmas. The car is a riot. So cute. Have a very Merry Christmas!

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

Wow--beautiful decorations! I love the painting your Grandmother did--beautiful colors, and the tinsel and ornaments in the arch, and the ruffled tablecloth.

Down to Earth Style said...

I love your tree and the tinsel in the doorway. You have the cutest picket fence out front.
Merry Christmas!
xo
Holly

Jennifer said...

I love it.The shade of aqua you have on your walls is beautiful.Your decorating is adorable.Can't wait to check out more of your blog.

Jennifer said...

I love it.The shade of aqua you have on your walls is beautiful.Your decorating is adorable.Can't wait to check out more of your blog.

Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home} said...

Such beautiful Christmas decor! It's so romantic! Your tree is gorgeous, love all the silver and the bows. Also love that Santa painting, too. How special that it's from your grandmother. Don't worry about your daughter ~ I embarrass my daughters on a regular basis. And I've always wanted one of those Rudolph car "costumes" really! Happy Holidays! xoxo Kathleen

Diane said...

Your decor is just beautiful! Love your joy banner and all your special touches. Have a Merry Christmas!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Your home looks beautiful, Sandy! LOL at embarrassing the kids with your reindeer car. I have seen a few people with that when I've been driving around. I think it's cute and makes me smile.

Merry Christmas!

Unknown said...

�� Your house is so Shabby beautiful I said this once before and I'll say it once again I wish we were friends and neighbors me you and your family have a beautiful Christmas

sissie said...

Hello Sandy,
Thanks so much for letting us into your home and seeing all of your lovely Christmas décor.
I love everything. The Santa painting is amazing and I'm sure it's a real treasure. Also, I have that same little while Santa holding the bottle brush tree.
Your car looks cute but I can see how the kids might not like it so much! LOL!
Have a wonderful Christmas with your family. I hope that all your dreams and wishes come true.

hugs
Sissie

sissie said...

Hello Sandy,
Thanks so much for letting us into your home and seeing all of your lovely Christmas décor.
I love everything. The Santa painting is amazing and I'm sure it's a real treasure. Also, I have that same little while Santa holding the bottle brush tree.
Your car looks cute but I can see how the kids might not like it so much! LOL!
Have a wonderful Christmas with your family. I hope that all your dreams and wishes come true.

hugs
Sissie

Fran Mclean said...

Thank you for letting us into your beautiful home. You do an amazing job. I just got done reading your daughters blog and I see where her talent for decore comes from every time if read your and her updates. Have a very Merry Christmas!!!

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Such a beautiful home. You did an amazing job decorating your home.

Have a very Merry Christmas.

Janet

Cindy said...

Your home looks like a magical Christmas land! How BEAUTIFUL! Even your car is adorable! Wow...

Cindy

dioleida fernandez said...

felicidades linda tu familia y tu casa....pero sobre todo tu entusiasmo voluntad y si yo tambien soy feliz con todo lo q dios me a regalado...no te conozco...pero eres de las personas agradecidas muchas bendiciones....¡¡¡¡