I love seeing houses all decked out for the Holidays. Okay I admit it.... I am the owner of the car that, ever so slowly, creeps past your window at night. I am admiring your Tree and trying to catch a glimpse of the other decor you have adorned your house with. I'm a bit of a 'Christmas Creeper'; so I though I would even the scales by inviting you into our home to have a peek. I've included this year's Christmas decor and a little of last year's as well. Enjoy.
We decided to go with a Pink and Blue theme this year as it tied in nicely with our art. The decor in our dining room is pretty minimalistic.....just a pink pointsetta and a vase with branches and snowflakes. Just enough in my opinion.
Our Great Room......I think my favourite addition to this room over the holidays are the hanging snowflake tealight holders hanging from the ceiling. They just feel magical.
We have always had a white tree in this house.....it just seemed to go with the house. This year we decided to go with a green tree and I am just not quite sure yet. I still put up my white tree in the other room.......couldn't leave the poor thing in a box. There is just something special about a white tree. I'll show you photos of the white one further down.
Can I tell you how much I love Dollarama? I got these three white wreaths there and these giant snowflakes. The wreaths are stuck to the middle of the mirror with command hooks (awesome) and the snowflakes are hanging from fishing wire (also attached to a command hook on the window frame). The person who invented command hooks is a genius! Gone are the days of putting holes all over your walls to decorate for the Holidays.
Thanks for visiting! Wishing you a Happy Holiday Season from our family to yours!
So it's that time of the year again.......parties, family, friends, laughter, food, love and pressies!!! I LOVE the holidays. The beautiful decorations, the sweet smells, the joy that brings people together.....the sound of strangers singing in the aisles of stores. I love all of it! Did I mention how much I LOVE the Holidays?
My first Holiday Celebration this year was with my colleagues from work. I hosted a Team Day at our house and it was such a lovely day. Here are some pics of the goodies we enjoyed.
I made these little cupcakes. I cheated a bit by using ready made buttercream frosting from Bulk Barn to save some time. It was super easy. I thought the snowflakes looked really nice (also from Bulk Barn).
These were so amazing. These beautiful Cake Ball Ornaments were made by my friend Julie. They were so stunning and the chocolate inside was so yummy. The detail on these just amazes me...she is so talented!
These are two bite brownies....I just topped them with icing and little snowflakes. They were the ultimate cheat......bought a tub of them from Walmart and quickly iced them with Buttercream from Bulk Barn. This can literally be done in no time with very little effort. For some reason, these little guys get lots of attention. Try it for your next party.
This is a pretty terrible photo of the sweet table(some of it on the ends is cut out) but it's the only one I have, so it will have to do! I ordered snowflake sugar cookies, from my friend Amanda, and planned on hanging them from branches. I got the idea from Pinterest.....my inspiration photo is here. The cookies would have looked like this. Unfortunately, it wasn't meant to be, as she got sick and couldn't make them. So I was just going to abandon the branches all together. Luckily, the morning of this event, another friend returned some items to me (that I had lent her for her daughter's party) and she threw a bag of snowflake ornaments in. They were perfect.....so I hung them on the branches and Voila!! I was pretty happy with it. The rest of the dessert table had pink frosted sugar cookies, cinnamon rolls and macaroons...YUM.
I thought I would just throw in a closer view of these beauties. I think they deserve another appearance......they are just so darn cute! Julie at Baker's Ma'am is just so talented!
My co-workers all brought something. There were two lasagnes: a chicken lasagne with hollandaise sauce (so delicious and unique) and a traditional spinach and beef lasagne (so hearty and tasty). We enjoyed Garlic Bread, a light mixed salad and a rich Caesar Salad.
Nothing like coming together for the holidays and spoiling each other. It was a really nice treat to spend time with the people I work with in such a relaxed way. Great day!