Dec 6, 2017

Holiday Style - Game Room / Hub's Office

Come on in out of the cold and wet weather.  It's a chilly 44 degrees (feels like 38) but you won't hear any complaints from me.  I LOVE the cold weather.

I have a cup of hot chocolate and some messy but good blueberry muffins waiting for you.

There are no truer words than "We interrupt this marriage for LSU Football (please stand by)".  All of our family functions are scheduled around LSU's football schedule.  No kidding!  Now if it's something that can't be worked out, he will record the game and watch it later.


So it is only fitting the hubs' has an LSU/Mardi Gras tree in his office/game room.

Over the years we have had a lot of fun decorating this tree.

This year I added the red crawfish.  We've had them for years and I thought they were only fitting for the theme of the tree even though the hubs does not eat them.


It is such a treat to have out the LSU Santa collectibles.

How true this is....

The hubs has acquired quite a collection of golf ornaments so rather than put up another tree I hang them from his golf shelf.

A nice reminder to be good.  :)

Brooke bought this for her dad for this Christmas.  He LOVES it!  And yes...he has a helmet for every team LSU plays (and he changes it out every week).  :)

Thank you for stopping by.  The muffins were really good in spite of your sticky fingers.  :)
I hope you are making progress on your gift list.

Take care,



Dec 5, 2017

Holiday Style - Our Breakfast Room

Good morning and welcome to our Holiday Style tour.  Today we are in the breakfast room.

Grab yourself a cookie and a cup of milk or if you'd like, I'll make you a cup of coffee.  I wouldn't want you to go hungry while you meander through the room.

We eliminated our dining room many years ago so our breakfast table functions as our dining table.  We have a leaf to add to it to make it big enough for our family.  (Our dining room is now my office.)

As you can see, I keep the table quite simple without a table cloth.  I find it makes it much easier to dust or wipe clean.

The hubs and I were at Target last Tuesday evening picking up the last of the grandkids Christmas gifts when I came upon these darling little plates.  They are made of melamine and were less than $2 each.  They are the only new things in this room.

I wanted something different for the centerpiece so I searched the house over and discovered the plaid on the Snowman's scarf (kitchen counter) matched the napkins.  Voila!  A centerpiece was found!  :)

I placed a snowman ornament at each place setting.

Here's the table with the usual centerpiece. 

Oh...if this little guy could talk he would tell you how neglected he is.  Almost every.single.night I walk right by him to turn off the Christmas lights...turn off everything else in the kitchen...turn and look back...and this little guy is shining brightly.  I have been known to leave him on all night.

Yes, that is a wreath hanging on the fence over my flower box.

The Joyeux Noel apron is a nice reminder of Louisiana.

This little guy hangs on the breakfast room door.

The wreath is as old as the garland over the fireplace.  This year I stripped it down to only one ribbon throughout the wreath and I like it so much better though it did take me a while to get used to it.

I hope you enjoyed your tour.  Tomorrow we will be checking out the hubs' office...the game room.

I'm off to a much needed massage and probably a nap afterwards.  (Ha!  I say that every time yet I don't nap!  Maybe today will be different.)

Take care,



Dec 4, 2017

Holiday Style - Our Kitchen

Good morning and happy Monday!!!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend.  Our weekend was very laid back.  I wrapped Christmas gifts (I believe I have four to go and I'm done!) and watched lots of Hallmark movies.  It was so awesome to slow down and relax.

Today we are taking a quick tour through the kitchen.  We have a snowman theme going on in here.  I've prepared you a few breakfast items just in case you are hungry.  The croissants are delish!

This sweet girl brings a smile to my face every time I see her.

Here is a backside view of the village on the bar.

Oh how I love frosty nights!  Our weather is supposed to be much cooler this week.  I can't wait!!!

These ski bums are from Big Lots so many years ago.

Are any of these your favorite holiday foods?

This beautiful wreath adorns our pantry door.

We have a galley kitchen so there is lots of countertop space to decorate.

There is no truer saying than this one....

We used to have three clear glass snowmen but are now down to two.

I love these plates from Potter Barn.  They are the cutest!

These guys hang out in here when it isn't filled with treats.

Yes, these are pretend snow balls.  We actually have snow ball fights inside the house.  :)  They drop glitter everywhere!!!

I hope you enjoyed your tour of our kitchen.  Tomorrow we'll make a stop in the breakfast room.  I hope you have a wonderful day!!!

Take care,