New lighting from World Market

Sunday, December 14, 2014

I am in love with some of the lamps and chandeliers at World Market.  I keep trying to think of homes for them in our house.

Sentimental Christmas Tree Skirt

Monday, December 8, 2014

If you are anything like me you have your wedding dress stashed somewhere around your house.  Maybe it is in a box in the attic or stored in a spare closet like mine.

When we moved into our new house two years ago I wanted to change up our Christmas decor without spending a fortune.

I was on the hunt for a beaded, white Christmas tree skirt.  The ones at the department stores were a fortune and even $50 or more at TJ Maxx and Homegoods.  That is not a bad price, but more than I wanted to spend.

Then it dawned on me that I had the perfect thing at home.  The train on my wedding dress was completely detachable.  It was white satin, beaded and round.  Perfect!

If your train does not detach, you could always cut apart your dress.  Insert gasps here!  Are you ever going to wear your dress again?  Do you have daughters that would actually want to wear it?  I have boys, so that isn't even a consideration.  Why not make into a new and useful family heirloom.

Hill Ridge Farms Festival of Lights

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Happy Sunday!  We made a Family Winter Fun list last week.  It's a good way to ensure the Christmas season is not soley based on shopping and hustle and bustle.  We crossed one item off the list last night by visiting Hillridge Farms Festival of Lights.

Many of you Raleigh locals know about Hillridge Farms fall fun with pumpkins and more, but did you know thy are open at Christmas too?

We visited with Santa and the boys told him what they would like for Christmas.  Santa lectured them about not fighting with each other, no whining and to make sure to listen to Mom and Dad the First time!  I love Santa!

Our other favorite activities at the Festival of Lights include the hayride through the lights, the giant slide, and roasting smore's around a fire.  They sell marshmallows on a long stick for roasting and a packet of chocolate squares and graham crackers. Hot chocolate and apple cider are another favorite too!

Outdoor Traditional Christmas Lights

Thursday, December 4, 2014

I had the most wonderful Thanksgiving weekend and hope you did too!  We did tons of decorating! Handsome Hubby put the lights on the front of the house while I decorated inside and on the back porch.

We still need a rug for the patio, snowflake lights, pillows and more, but it is starting to come together.  I am hoping to wrap it up this weekend for a post on Monday.