Friday, December 18, 2015

Around The House...Christmas Version

Just wanted to share a few pics from around the house.

I've had so much fun playing around with little vignettes here and there. 

I splurged and had whipped cream and sprinkles on my coffee one morning! 

I finally had some spare time for wrapping gifts... 

I had to share this pic of Holly. She was just chilling out, admiring the tree and then I noticed she was looking right at an ornament with a picture of Chelsea, our last cat. Chelsea joined our family in 1991 and lived for 16 years. I thought it was sweet that Holly was almost nose to nose with her in this pic. :) 

Each year, we make an ornament that represents something significant that happened that year. We've done this every year for the 25 years we've been married. I buy those clear ornaments in bulk. They come apart and we fill them with little trinkets and/or a picture that represents the significant thing and snap it back together, tie some red ribbon on it, write the year, and hang it from the tree. 

The annual ornaments cover a variety of things. Some years, we had big things, like when our sons were born and some years, it's little things (like Chelsea joining our family). And some years, we've had two things in the ornament because it was just too hard to pick one. It's so much fun to look back at all the ornaments and see all the graduations, births, pet additions, awards, new homes, etc. that have happened over the years. 

I'll be back early next week with my Christmas tablescapes. Hope y'all have a great weekend!



  1. Lisa, I absolutely love your ornament idea. I am going to tell my granddaughter about it. It was married June 2014 and had a baby just this month...those would be cute ornaments. :) Blessings to you and yours, xoxo,Susie

  2. Everything looks so pretty..
    What a fun idea to do the ornaments.

  3. Lisa,
    What a sweet and great idea to do up an ornament for your tree each year. What a wonderful way to keep those memories. Your home looks festive and pretty. Enjoy this next week as we head on down to the big day. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  4. Hi Lisa, such sweet and festive pictures. I love the ornament idea. How fun!

    Holly is adorable. :-)


  5. Now that picture of Holly sleeping by the tree is the sweetest thing.

    I'm hoping post more pics of my house Monday but I'm running seriously behind. ;)

  6. l love your tradition of making your own special ornament each year! You should share what yours was this year! Your coffee sounded yummy. I never thought of adding whipped cream to it.

  7. Oh I love that about a memory tree!! I wish I had thought of that years ago...maybe we could start now! :)

  8. Your vignettes are so cheery, Lisa. That is such a cute idea for the memory will treasure those more with each passing year. That's a sweet pic of Holly!

    Warm hugs,

  9. Love Hollys picture and your ornament idea. Greetings from Spain! xxx Maria

  10. That is such a sweet picture!! Makes you wonder doesnt it??....coincidental or was she looking at her friend and remembering? So sweet. Love the idea of making those ornaments like that...great idea!

  11. I love the Let It Snow sign, Lisa! Everything looks so great. The tradition you have with the ornaments is so nice...I had no idea you've been married 25 years!

    Love the pic of the kitty. It says Chelsea...isn't that Holly? lol! Maybe an auto correct?

    Jane xx


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