Sunday, December 9, 2018

A Beauty of a Snow Storm

So we new that we might get a little snow. They said it was going to be a couple of
inches, but that the worse would by pass us. They were wrong. When I woke up this morning
it was starting to come down. I high tailed it to Food Lion and got what I needed in case it
gets worse and I am snowed in for a couple of days. The grocery store was pure mayhem, my
check out guy said he doesn't see why everyone is panicking, it is going to stop snowing soon.
He was also wrong. I snapped these pictures this afternoon from my porch, and Mandy's
bathroom break, before the sun set.

A good day to stay in and get things done while watching Christmas Shows.

Monday, December 3, 2018

It's Time to Start Decorating for Christmas

  I was waiting for the end of November and the first of December to take all
the Fall decorations down and start my Christmas decorating. It is a fun slow
process that really sets the tone for a warm and seasonal house, all tucked in for
the winter months with a little sparkle and glitter.

  Last Monday I went on a search for some Paper Whites, I had seen some at my local
Foodlion, potted and blooming but they had fallen over. So I went by Honey Bee Florist
and asked the owner to order me some potted Paper Whites and went by to day to pick them
up. i had several to pick from and she even added some moss to cover the dirt.

  Today I also went by Big Lots to look at their Christmas decorations, I was looking for
some fake greenery picks and found these.

I needed some thing to act as a starter for my urns at my front door, I already have the existing
ivy, I just wanted to add to it with some greens for Christmas.

I remembered that my Mom lost a lot tree limbs during our last ice storm and had offered me
some of her Magnolia, so Mandy and I went over to my Mom's to clip some greens. I got the
Magnolia with the red seeded pods and some of her Mahonia Holly and filled the back of my car.
I was pretty happy with the results, I may leave them as they are or latter add a bow.

I also found some Christmas place mats at TJ Maxx to put me in the mood.
More on this Christmas decorating adventure latter.