Friday, December 6, 2013

Decking the House!

This is the view out our front door this morning. The sun is shining bright and there's about a foot of snow on the ground. When the hubby checked the temp this morning at 6:00 it was reading -30*. That's right...negative! Our high for the day is a whopping -10*. But hey, next week they're forecasting 15* and higher, so it'll be t-shirt weather again. It's really amazing how warm 15 degrees can feel after a these kind of temps.
Luckily my brother-in-law, father-in-law, and hubs finished adding a garage onto the house a couple weeks ago so the car is outside in the cold weather, and the kids are bundled up riding their bikes and playing inside the garage. Since it's been so cold, the kids haven't been able to go out so we've been crafting, crafting and even more crafting to keep us from going crazy being locked in the house. Here's some of our work:
Here's the pom-pom garland from the latest country living magazine that I told you about in my last post. We even had a few pom-poms left over so the girls decided we need to hang more up on the light over the table. What can I say, we liked the pom-poms. My husband on the other hand, not too impressed by all the fluff. Oh well!

Here's our simple little tree for the year. Lots of icicles, handmade wood ornaments from my husbands grandfather, pine cones that my mother-in-law was so kind to gather for me when she went to town, and some 3D glittery stars that we made following the tutorial by my MIL over at Gumbo Lily.

We had some extra pine cones and so we decided to make these adorable pinecone gnomes from over at We Bloom Here. You can't really tell from the picture, but they do also have mittens on. I didn't have pipe cleaners like she used to make arms on hers, but I just glued the mittens onto the actual cone and they're super cute.
Say hi to frosty the front door! This was a super simple idea I saw over on Pinterest and just thought that it would spice up the front door a little bit for who ever should happen to stop by. 
And last of all I just want to share one of my favorite Christmas songs with you all. Burl Ives' "Holly Jolly Christmas". We've had songs going all week long to get us in the spirit. I love listening to the classics like Bing Crosby, Burl Ives, and Nat King Cole. They just make me feel like a kid and again and look forward to the holiday. Enjoy, and I hope you all have a Merry Christmas!

1 comment:

Gumbo Lily said...

Your door looks so cute from the road as I drive by. Love it!