Thursday, November 21, 2013

One Room Down (sorta)

So I sorta started my decorating. I have sooo much stuff and sometimes it's a little overwhelming to get started. Ever feel like that? But I am hosting my annual Christmas Cookie exchange party on Dec 14, my extended family is coming over for Christmas Eve (first time ever!) and my kids would kill me if I didn't decorate. So, gotta get busy! I got one room sorta done. The dining room.

I had this old cupboard in my living room, but I decided to get craaazy this year and move it to the dining room.  In keeping with the crazy I moved the white table in from my hall and put the cupboard on top (genius, I know). 
My uber talented sister painted that box for me. (In about 5 minutes no less ) I steal the ideas off Pinterest, she makes em for me :) . It is an old sewing box. Love. 
My 30.00 Goodwill table and 5.00 each Pottery Barn chairs. Gotta love garage sales and GW! 

On the other side is my beloved hoosie. My mom bought it for me abot 15 years ago and I will have it forever! Maybe they can turn it into my coffin? Anyhoo, I went with mostly white and wood in here. White rooms really aren't my thing, but I thought I'd do it in just ONE room. (Doing the whole house would seriously put me in color withdrawal). A few more shots just cuz...
Who doesn't love a tree in a pot??? Nobody, that's who.
So, one room about 90% done (it needs fresh greenery and such). But like Scarlett says, "I'll think about that tomorrow."

Sunday, November 17, 2013

You've got mail

My middle son turns 21 this Friday. He can't come home from college for his birthday since he will be here a week later for Thanksgiving break. I decided to mail him a surprise package.

Of course I found this idea on Pinterest. I'm great at copying. Know what else I copied?

Jar cupcakes! After you cook em, top with frosting, seal with lid and freeze. The day you are ready to mail them you just take them out of the freezer, throw in a box with an ice pack and WALLAA! Fresh from home cupcakes! The blog I found these on said she mailed hers clear across the country (2-3 day Priority) and they were perfect when they got there. So keep your fingers crossed for me that they turn out. These are Arkansas Red Velvet in case your wondering ;)

In thrifting news I found something today that I have been searching for. It is a Flat On The Back Side Light Up Hanging Santa Face (pretty sure that's the official name ).  I have lots of blow molds, but this particular one is one that my Great Grandmother had when we were kids and I've wanted one forever! This may just kick start my Christmas decorating :)

Isn't he purty??