Thursday, December 22, 2016

Christmas Cookies!

I love Christmas cookies. Really, how can you not? Cookies are great on their own, but cover them in icing and sprinkles and they just get better. 

Today was cookie decorating day with my niece, Alaina.

She is all prepared....

and excited!

The finished products.

I think the sprinkles on her plate match the amount that made it on the cookies!

Uncle Andrew has some vacation time, so she was very excited to spend time with him too.

She got to watch Wild Kratts...

hunt for Oliver...

and draw with chalk!

It was a fun day. I think this could be a new tradition, and next year maybe Ruby can join us!

Friday, December 16, 2016

Magnolia Farms

I don't know how many of you have watched the tv show Fixer Upper, but it is one of my favorites. I love Chip and Joanna. They have a great relationship, not only with each other, but (from what I can tell) also with God. I love their style. I would love to have them redecorate my house. Since I can't have that, I always try to get things that they might use. 

I have always wanted to visit their store down in Waco, but as money hasn't allowed that, I have done the next best thing and bought from their website. 

In the holiday spirit, and since we didn't have any, I bought some mistletoe. It ended up being larger than I anticipated, but I still like it!

I also saw this cute little desktop calendar and couldn't say no. It is just too cute!

I also made a purchase not from Chip and Joanna. This is something I put on my Christmas list. I don't have a cookie jar and have wanted one for a while. My mom saw this one and thought of me. 

Isn't it cute? 

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Christmas Tour

I love my job. I have great co-workers and a great job. It does have some drawbacks, though. I see way too many things that I would like to buy! I have added to our supply of Christmas decorations this year.

Our tree is still in need of a good topper. We haven't found one we like yet, so we stick with the santa hat.

No Christmas is complete without our little santa carving from dad. 

I love the splash of red from the sign. 

I had to find some Christmas filler for my table centerpiece.

Our reading nook got some Christmas cheer, too. I got a new pillow. I love the little bells on it.

And a new little tree.

I have yet to write on my new chalkboard, but I think it will stay out all year. The little stuffed animal, Snowball, is something that I saved from my childhood. He was always out every Christmas growing up and I just couldn't see him gotten rid of.

And finally, this window is also new. I am going to find a place on the wall and keep him out year-round.