Thursday, December 24, 2009

Trip to Iowa

Last night we returned from our trip to Iowa to visit Ronnie's grandparents. This was my first trip there and I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed it! I loved having snow, getting to know the grandparents better, playing games, and seeing all kinds of new things. We visited several Amish stores, a cheese factory, a delicious bakery, and some adorable antique stores. Ronnie's grandparents were wonderful hosts and fed us lots of Christmas treats, good food, and kept us well entertained! Here are some pictures from the trip (click on the collage to see it larger).

Merry Christmas Eve!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Come on in and see our Christmas decorations! Wish you could really stop by, but sadly most of you don't live near by.

I love seeing the Christmas tree through the window!

Our skinny tree with some holes, but a good tree none the less

We got creative with the window. We were looking for somewhere interesting to put the Reindeer and voila!

The stockings are hung with care, as well as my angel from my Grandmother's angel collection.

The kitchen has to be a part of the holiday fun too...

I think the berry wallpaper adds a nice festive touch, haha!


In the china cabinet

You've seen this before recently!

Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Project: Dining Room Chairs!

Remember these dining room chairs that so desperately needed recovering?

Mission Accomplished!!

Thanks to the help of my crafty mother-in-law and sister-in-law (and Ronnie too, of course), we were able to get all 8 recovered on Saturday.

It's a vast improvement and was pretty easy.

And, for mama, here is the little table you gave me at Thanksgiving.

Its in the hall outside the dining room. Thanks! I love it!

Next project on the agenda is a valance for the dining room. I decided against the shiny curtains.