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Monday, December 11, 2017

Master Bedroom Christmas Mantel

Our daughter was over last night and wanted to plan our Christmas eve and day menu.    I told her it was still too far away to plan our menu.....then she pointed out it is only 2 weeks away!     Christmas has "snuck up" on!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Christmas Vignette in the Sun Room

There is a cold front moving thru Eastern New Mexico .......70 degrees yesterday and 30 degrees today!    H and I worked  some Christmas magic in the front yard yesterday,   but with the cold weather today......I'm creating in the sun room!

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Where do I Store all my Christmas Decor

Where do you store all your Christmas decor?.......that is a question I get all the time!    I like to store tree ornaments in decorative storage boxes.    I stack them in the Christmas area in the back part of the studio.
When I took all the ornaments out of these pretty storage boxes,   I filled my empty boxes with "everyday" decor until after Christmas.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Adding Christmas Touches to my Night Stand

This morning.    I made my project for today adding Christmas to the table next to my side of the bed.   
 I don't really have any plans or schedule to my decorating madness.......I just play with whatever I feel like that day.     Retirement IS all it's cracked up to be!

Monday, November 27, 2017

Farmhouse Christmas Mantel

Before I decide how I'm going to decorate the family room for Christmas,   I go back and look at what I've done the last few years.       I don't want to use the same decorations year after year,   but I can't just go out and buy new each year.....well,  maybe just a couple of new!

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Pink Pine Cones

I have the family room all decked out for Christmas this year  in pink and blue     I thought it would be fun to paint some of my pine cones pink and add them to the wreath I planned to put on the mantel.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Monday, November 20, 2017

Sunday, November 19, 2017

New White Leather Chairs for the Family Room

A couple of months ago H and I decided that we wanted new chairs for our anniversary that was coming up in mid November.     I knew that  I wanted white leather.....but none could be found except by special ordering them..     It takes about 8-10 weeks for the chairs to be made and I was a little disappointed when they didn't arrive in time for our anniversary.   But,  my disappointment soon disappeared when they arrived Thursday.    They are gorgeous.....I love them!

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Apricot Hand Pies and Fall Colors

I grew up eating my mothers "fried apricot pies",   now they are sometimes called hand pies or empanada's.