Thursday, December 18, 2014

Three Trees, Three Hearts

Our trees are all decorated and reflect each of us in our own way.  Nel has gold accents on her tree, and I really like it.  It reminds me of the gift of gold that was given by one of the three wise men on that holy night.

Jess favors red on her tree.  Red has always reminded me of love, and what better color to represent Christmas, as Jesus is love.

What is it about Purple that stirs my heart?  Besides it being the color of Advent, it is the most extraordinary color to me.  Here's my tree.

I hope you liked the peek
at our trees.
Remember, if Christmas isn't
found in your hearts,
you won't find it under a tree.
~Charlotte Carpenter
I'm glad to be able to share
Christmas together
with my blog family.

Monday, December 15, 2014

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Whether you're Christmas crafting, 

trimming the tree,

or baking holiday goodies, 

I hope you're enjoying the season!

It really is the most wonderful time of the year. 


Friday, December 12, 2014

A Taste Of Winter And Pie

You may have heard
about the big storm that
hit California.

gusty winds
overflowing streams
streets flooding.
trees and branches
blowing down.
ah, my girl's
getting all wet.
But in the end,
it was a blessing and
I dearly appreciate
the rain.  We needed it so.
Me and husband
are going to get some
pie.  I hope we don't
get blown away.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Each Handmade Ornament Tells A Story

A tree is just a tree
until you give it
some love.
Ornaments around here
come and go,
but these handmade
ones from my
children I will never
let go.
Jess made this little
wooden guy
with beads at school
one year.
The crocheted Santa
she also made.
This little angel is a
favorite of mine.
Nel made it, and on
the bottom she wrote,
"my name is Sheri."
Jess made this angel,
and the wings
and body are made
out of macaroni shells.
aahh, my son's
candy cane he made
out of beads.
This isn't homemade,
but it's my Starbucks cup
ornament.  Gotta have
a little whimsical.
Homemade ornaments
are the best,
don't you think?

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Stars Glisten

My mom didn't have too much jewelry; she just wore hoop earrings or dangling ones.  But she did have a set that was vintage looking that I always admired.  Here is the necklace.

And another plain necklace with earrings.

I keep them in a bowl on my dresser with the white rose.

This is another pendant that I came across that I thought was so pretty.

My mom's jewelry is special to me because they belonged to the woman who raised me, who cared for me, who loved me.

She was so creative and talented and could sew, draw, and write.  She wrote this to me when I was a little girl.

Stars glisten in your hair
and your friends all think you're fair~
You are cherished by us all
'cause you are such a doll~
Her earrings remind
me of stars.
Do you have any
that you treasure?

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Downtown Lights

My husband's project 
shut down
this week because
of the rain,
so he's been off work
for a few days.
We took a drive
downtown last night,
and this song was
playing.  We thought
it was fitting for
our ride.
Silver bells, Silver bells
It's Christmas time
in the city.
Soon it will be
Christmas day.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Christmas At My New Home

Christmas is all around my house right now...come along and see.

This sweet girl with the poinsettia greets you in the entryway.

Silver touches adorn my small table when you first walk in.

The color of my new couches is called tranquil, and I found a nutcracker that went perfect with them.

My glittery snowman makes me smile when I walk into the guest bathroom.

I call this statue with head bent down my "humble girl."  She's one of my favorites and is a gentle reminder to me.

I love my silver star, which my friend Heather sent me from her shop (stylemindchic).

I also have a bit of white and pearls for Christmas d├ęcor.

This ornament with the glittery red roses was calling my name.

I hope you enjoyed a peek of Christmas at my new home.  We plan on getting our tree next weekend, so I'll show you more later.