Monday, December 15, 2008

Bloggy Christmas Tour of Homes


If you are a regular reader you may have already seen a few of these pics. If you are new, Welome! Make yourself at home!

First, let me say that I was so excited when I heard about BooMama's 2008 Christmas Tour of Homes. For nosy people like me it's so great to peek into other's homes without having to cruise by your house trying to casually look into your open, well-lit windows. Second, let me say that I really have NO BUSINESS spending time taking pics and blogging when I am drowning in clutter, dirt, grime, unwrapped (and unbought) Christmas gifts, etc. It's confession time...I just cleaned the parts of my house I wanted to take pictures of. I KNOW, shameful! Don't judge me.

This year I have really scaled back my decor in the name of sanity. Thanksgiving came so late this year there just hasn't been enough time to drag it all out and I must admit I lack the willpower to put it out knowing that I'll just have take it all down again. I'm a SAHM but I recently started a little business here at home and my first show was Dec. 6th. Yep, that was a shameless commercial plug.

So here's my tree:

and my
Nester- inspired garland:

These guys make me smile:

And these little guys:

I really like my entryway:

This is the beautiful nativity that my mother-in-law gave me:

These are a few of my favorite things...and now you're gonna have that tune stuck in your head too.


Michelle said...

How beautifully decorated your home is.I love the nativity scene.Merry Christmas.

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

Beautiful, friend! You definitely have the decorating gene that I didn't get.

Amber said...

Very pretty. I will not be participating in the bloggy Tour of Homes....nothing to see folks.

I LOVE your liitle jack-in-the-box guys....oh, so cute!

Becky said...

Very Pretty...I esp love the mantle! I really like the jack-in-the-box snowman but am I the only one who thinks it looks like he is picking his nose in the picture? Us rednecks notice these things! LOL

Sandy Toes said...

very pretty! came over from boomama!
-sandy toes

Amber said...

I just went to BooMama's site and saw that LONG list of people on the Tour.....and then I saw your name!

WHOA! I feel like I'm friends with a celebrity! You're famous!!

the voice of melody said...

Your entryway and nativity scene are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

boysmum2 said...

I love the little jack in the box santa and snowman, and the lit snowmen are just gorgeous.
Merry Christmas

Kristen said...

Your mantel is just stunning with the window treatments framing it. Nice.

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Your home looks just beautiful and I love your tree! I agree...Thanksgiving came so late, we just got the last of our decorations up last night. Now I feel like I should keep them up through Valentines' Day!

Cate said...

Hi there Lisa,

your tree and mantle are just beautiful.

Thanks also for visiting my blog & Merry Christmas!

Cate in New Zealand

Kelly @ The Beauty of Sufficient Grace said...

Beautiful tree...lovely mantle...cute the nativity. Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year to You!

Christi said...

Looks great Lisa! I should have had you come and tackle my house this year! :)

E said...

Your home is gorgeous! I especially love your jack-in-the-boxes though. Those are TOO CUTE!

Kelli said...

Thank you for having us over to your beautiful home! Merry Christmas!

becky said...

Your tree is stunning! Happy Holidays!

Anonymous said...

Love the jack in the boxes. Really cute :)

Merry Christmas!

S'more of my Thoughts said...

oh, I love the little jack-in-the-box guys!!

visiting from Boomama's