Sunday, December 14, 2008

Christmas Tour of Homes

This is my first year participating in BooMama's Christmas Tour of Homes.
Welcome to our home!

Our tree. We do a real tree each year. I love the smell of it and the excitement of going out together and picking the perfect one. This tree was a deal too, we only paid $20 since we went the night before the guy was getting a new shipment.

My stand up snowman. He greets everyone as they come in the front door.

I love this little snowman holding the lantern. My mother-in-law got me that several years ago and it is always the first decoration to be put up.

Our front porch. These trees light up and I have matching wreaths on all the windows.

I just got these little guys a few weeks back for practically nothing. They are so cute and very heavy which is great since we have so much wind at our house.

My friend Lindsey bought me this great metal sign 2 years ago for my birthday.

Sorry about the far away pic but I couldn't get all of my village in if I zoomed in. Plus you get to see our stockings. (And the delicious looking burger from Chili's on TV)

Our cowboy snowman and this beautiful snow globe that my mother-in-law bought me the first Christmas that Hubs and I dated. Its hard to tell in this picture but the snow globe is actually pretty large and plays Christmas music.

Our breakfast nook tree. It is decorated in gingerbread, food, and kitchen utensils as ornaments.

My bakers rack. The 3 trees up top were given to me for my birthday by my wonderful friend Lindsey. The same friend that gave me the sign. I think she knows how much I love to decorate for the holidays.

I bought this Christmas card tree last year after Christmas. I can't wait to see what it looks like when it is full of cards.

Now for some of our favorite ornaments.

REJOICE... I love Christmas! The decorations, food, parties, presents but the main reason that I love Christmas is because as a Christian I rejoice in knowing that my Lord was born during this season. What better gift is there than that.

Hub's favorite ornament. Read it and you can tell why.

A new ornament that I just bought on Saturday. It is a D with icing on it.

Well, that's my house. Thanks for stopping by. Now before you go I want to share
a goodie with you.

Ranch Cheeseball
2 -8oz. cream cheese
1 pack of Hidden Valley Ranch mix
chopped pecans
black pepper
Soften cream cheese
mix in ranch mix
chill in fridge
round into ball
cover in black pepper
roll in chopped pecans
cover in wax paper and aluminum foil
refrigerate until serving


delilah said...

You have a lovely home. Thanks for the recipe!

Mrs. Cup said...

Everything looks great!!

Krysta said...

Everything is so cute! My fav thing is the snowmen on your front steps. So cute!! The cheeseball sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing your beautiful home!

Susanne said...

So nice! And a wonderful recipe too! Merry Christmas.

Cyndi said...

That cheese ball sounds WONDERFUL! I have those same trees on my porch. I hope yours stand up better than mine! Beautiful decorations. Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

That snowman by the front door is super cute!

Lianna Knight said...

So very pretty! I love the Merry Christmas Star :) Too cute!

Laura said...

I Love the snowman. He's adorable!

Leslie said...

I love real trees too. We didn't get one this year and Its driving me mad. There is a tree farm/stand around the corner and I can smell the pine.. I love it. Thanks for the cheese ball. Your place looks lovely. Merry Christmas

Amanda said...

Love the snowman outside. Your house is awesome! I am craving that cheese ball! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Suzie said...

The stand up snowman is great!

thouartloosed said...

Can't wait to try the cheese ball!

Kelly @ The Beauty of Sufficient Grace said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely home with us. I'm a small-towner as well. Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year to You!

Keetha said...

Loved the tour!!! Thanks for having us.

Merry Christmas