Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Peppermint Twist

Today I'm showing you my kitchen tree. Peppermint and gingerbread are such great scents aren't they? I hoard the Bath & Body Works peppermint candle - seriously! Right now there are 6 in my cabinet and when the clearance sales hit - probably 6 more will be grabbed. They still leave a scent hrs. after being put out.
So many people have been doing the "explosion" look at the top & last year I gave it a whirl. It is fun!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Christmas mantel

Today no cards - I thought it would be fun to show you my mantel. Every year I make subtle changes to it & this year I pulled a few of my Santas out & put a large picture up. He was a free print from Ben Franklin ages and ages ago. Do they even still have Ben Franklin stores? The one here closed. Love the faces & spotted a new one at Target that will hopefully end up in my shopping cart. Also added this year are 2 reindeer from Target that I bought years ago on clearance. I always hit the after Christmas clearance sales. .

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Blog I Love

How are you doing with your Christmas shopping? I have a few more things to pick up and waiting for 2 items. Not too bad!
Today I want to do a post about a blog that I LOVE LOVE LOVE!!
A few yrs. ago while checking out HGTV's Rate My Space, I stumbled upon Kristen's pics & a link to her blog. Kristen also has a shop in Etsy and I have purchased several things from her. A beautiful fall flower arrangement, photo album and picture frame. She loves many of the same things I do. Gingerbread/peppermint kitchen decor at Christmas, cream cabinetry, plaid draperies, etc. Sometimes I think it would be super easy to just walk right into her home & make myself comfy cozy. ha ha
Please visit her blog - but be WARNED you will be there a bit. So grab some coffee or tea. She has a beautiful post of her kitchen decorated for Christmas. She is having a giveaway on the above items.