Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Guest Room Update...

Alright...I know it's been a while since I updated you all on my guest room project. It's been ongoing for quite a while now....I had a box of fabric that the manufacturer sent me when I ordered my comforter set...remember? Well my dear aunt from California used every bit of the fabric to make me lovely window coverings for our guest room. The only thing I have left to do is hang some artwork...then I'll be able to give you the full tour. For now, I just had to show you the BEAUTIFUL drapery my aunt made for me from scratch. It's very beautiful. If you've been following my blog, you'll know that my sister made the pieces for the window shutters. It all matches so pretty.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas....

Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas! Hope you all had a joyous day with those you love. We are at home enjoying family and friends....and trying to stay warm and toasty.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Happy Housekeeping...

I recently purchased a Shark floor steamer. I saw the ad on tv and really wanted to get one. I've now had it for a little over one month, and I'm happy to report that I am very pleased with it's performance. Yes, it cleans the floors really really well....and it leaves the floors disinfected. I got mine at Costco and it came with 5 cleaning pads. When I am done cleaning, I just toss the pads in the regular wash, and they are ready to be reused. Before, I would have to prepare a bucket with hardwood cleaner, then I would use Pine cleaner on the bathroom floors. Well....no more carting around buckets with water. I simply fill the compartment with water from the fridge that has been filtered, then I use one cloth to do all of the main floors, and a separate one that I keep for the bathrooms. So easy.
I also recently got this adorable Paula Deen percolator at Wal-Mart. There is something about the smell of fresh brewed coffee....it brings back such fond childhood memories of visiting my best friend's house who's mom always used a percolator. My aunt recently saw this in the Wal-Mart paper, and we went and got a couple. She got the red one and I got the olive green one. We've been enjoying some great cups of coffee together.

Well I'm off from work now until January 5th, so I've got some shopping to finish up, and then hours of gift wrapping....blah. Hope you are all staying nice and toasty. We've been getting some frigid temperatures here in Indiana, with ice covered trees. It's perfect for staying in and sitting by a roaring fire...which we've been doing a lot of these days..

Friday, December 12, 2008

Christmas Decorating Update...

Ok, so I had to post specifically about these CUTE fuzzy snowball lights that I noticed last week when I was at the mall. They were strung on the display trees at Nordstrom, and I told my husband that I just had to have them. Of course they were not for sale at Nordstrom, so as soon as we got home I did some internet searching, and I found two boxes for sale on ebay and snatched them right up. I just added them to the tree, each snowball is fuzzy and has a small clip to attach to the branches. Are these cute or what? So, I thought I'd take some photos of my scaled-down Christmas decorating this year. Hope you like it.

Christmas Decorating...

Well, I must admit that I didn't go all out this year with my Christmas decor. I've been busy at work, and I have been fighting a nasty cold...not to mention my little guy has been fighting a cold and stomach virus too. So, I just haven't had the energy. The tree is up and we put out some of the Christmas decorations, but no where near what we usually display. I still have shopping to do, so I'll try to get that done at least by next weekend. I thought I'd cheat and show you some Christmas decorating pictures from last year.

My sweet aunt (mom's sister) is still here visiting from California. AND, she is now staying at our house. The woman is a complete workaholic. I left her home alone yesterday as we all left to work and and kids to school, and she spent the entire day cutting fabric to make drapery, pillows, and a new seat cushion for a love seat for our guest room. I will show you pictures once everything is put together.

Here are last year's Christmas decor pictures. I'll chat with you all later!