Christmas House Tour 2012

Here’s a little peak into our home during the Christmas season! My favorite house time of the year!


(in no particular order)

These are at my parents house this Christmas but I couldn’t resist these sweet pics of my pups who love to pose so much.

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A special nativity from my time in Ethiopia.

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simple centerpiece of dollar store votives dipped in water/glue then rolled in glitter. DSC_0143



diy mercury glass vases and chalkboard for the mantle. DSC_0149

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styrofoam tree covered in ornaments and little bits of tinsel.


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upstairs tree and decor done with lots of fun colors! DSC_0082 DSC_0086 DSC_0089

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i love using ornaments in vases as simple yet beautiful touches all over the house.






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happy new year!

Happy New Year’s to you!

A New Year’s blessing for you:

” The LORD bless you
and keep you;
the LORD make his face shine on you
and be gracious to you;
the LORD turn his face toward you
and give you peace.”

Numbers 6:24-26

A little more about me :)

A few of my favorite things…

  • summertime
  • sour patch kids
  • reading
  • watching my hubby playing with our two pups
  • homemade ice cream
  • coffee in the morning
  • gardening
  • swimming
  • new recipes
  • Chinese food
  • making our family budget…yes i’m a little bit of a nerd but it’s best we just go ahead and get that out there!
  • modern family
  • baking on saturdays
  • family
  • music
  • grocery shopping
  • raising hope
Things I can’t get enough of…
  • my husbands hugs
  • dark chocolate
  • laughter
  • the Word and it’s Author
  • sunsets
  • friends
  • traveling
  • Mexican food
  • new books