Thursday, December 13, 2012

Christmas Cheer at Pear Cottage....

We elves try to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns and syrup...
 
I seriously needed a good laugh. 
I mean the hunch, tears out the eyes, slap my leg,  stomach hurt kind.
Elf does it every time.  Every.Single. Time.
So when I needed some Christmas cheer to decorate my cottage out came Elf (and popcorn and candy and hot chocolate and more candy) Anyhoo the point I was making is after watching Elf and feeling super jolly I decorated.  I put on Christmas carols and sang really loud and off key because every Elf watcher knows...
 
The best way to spread Christmas Cheer, is singing loud for all to hear.
 
I didn't do as much as last year but I did enough.
Enough to put some serious Christmas cheer in our little cottage and I was not so sure that was possible without my Nicholas and still nursing my very lonesome heart.
But I did (with Elf's help)...the best I could. 
Then Tom rescues me  (he doesn't even need Elf) and waves his magic wand and makes everything sparkle.  I really seriously think he might have magical powers...for real.
 
 
And just for fun I am linking up to Jennifer Rizzos holiday housewalk linky party.
If you want to see some of the most amazing Christmas inspiration then I highly suggest you grab a cup of steaming hot cocoa, a candy cane or maybe something with pumpkin and take a looksy at her
 



 
 I spy a hot chocolate bar in my dining room and yes we have some every single night.
 And by the way Tom and I have been looking pretty seriously for the best snickerdoodle cookie.  It has taken us far and wide and we did find it btw in Napa. 
 However this little beauty that I made right in my kitchen might be the best I have ever had and that is really saying something.
I will post the recipe if I remember so I probably won't but just know it had burnt butter in it. It was like a cookie cousin to salted carmel ice cream. 
That's right it's that good. 


 Why yes that is a new french sliding door that you see.  And by new I mean my friend was chucking it and said, "Do you want this door?" Ummm why yes I do. Then my magician Tom cut it to size,  added gadgets so that it was a sliding door and installed that gorgeous thing for me to look at every day. 
 I actually close it so that I can have this view.  When it was a regular pocket door it was never closed. Now that it is this gorgeous thing it is always closed.




 
Just to show I have indeed been on pinterest...
 The reason that we added all this magic....
 The reason there is magic...
I am grateful for Jesus Christ, who is truely the reason for everything.

http://www.jenniferrizzo.com/2012/12/welcome-to-holiday-housewalk-linky-party.html

5 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

beautiful photos! the 3 little trees in the box on the table are my favorite part! :)

The Avery House said...

Your home is so beautifully decorated for the holidays. The twinkle lights and your photographs of them are so dreamy. Your home is so warm and inviting! Thanks so much for sharing!

Sarah and Scott said...

fun!! love it!!

My boy and I said...

Oh my gosh, I want to come to your house for Christmas!! I hope you are all doing well, my mom and I put together a fun package for Nicholas the other day and delivered it and of course have some more in mind. So no worries, he is definitely being well taken care of! And thank you for your sweet comment on my blog, it made my day. I hope you guys have a wonderful Christmas! Love you!

Jennifer Rizzo said...

thank you for sharing your beautiful holiday decor with us!

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