Friday, December 30, 2011

New Year's Inspiration

Can I just say how excited I am about an approaching new year?!?  2011 was a fairly good year, mostly because I got to start blogging again, which I am so happy about!!! 

The hubby and I plan on going out tomorrow night, but I don't have a clue what I'm going to wear.  But I'm feeling a little glitzy and glam.  I don't think I could go wrong with any of these choices...

What are your plans for New Year's Eve?

Enjoy the day!!!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Relaxation Time...

Y'all...I'm tired.

For the last five days, I have hosted my parents' 45th anniversary party, entertained, gift wrapped, baked,  cleaned, lit candle after candle, cleaned again.  My amazing husband has de-Christmased our house, and now all I want to do is...

But there is great news in all of this.  My parents took the kids with them and keeping them until Sunday.

***Cue church shoutin'***

I hope that everyone is enjoying their week and preparing for the new year...

Enjoy the day...

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Our Christmas Home 2011

Hey everybody!!!

Is anyone else making a mad dash to finish shopping today?  Ok.  Maybe that's just me.

No matter how crazy the holiday season, nothing brings me joy and peace like seeing our kids in the bed with my mom and dad on Christmas eve morning...

Just wanted to show everyone a few pics from the Brantley house at Christmas time this year.   It's not that I didn't want you to see it before now.  It's because I just got finished about twelve hours ago. 

Lovin' my buck pillow from Goodwill...

I want to take this time to wish all of my readers a very merry Christmas!!!  You all inspire me with your kind words and comments.  I am so blessed to have you in my life...

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Holiday Wish...

Hey guys,

In less than 48 hours, I will have my mom, dad, two brothers, their wives, and my granddad staying at my house, not to mention a few others that will probably just "pop in." 

Yeah.  Same thing I was thinking...

So I'm getting some last minute stuff done today.  I'm so glad the hubs is at home today to help me!  He's touching up some spots with paint and hanging art as we speak! :)

I wanted to share a quick idea for you that I hope you'll like! :) 

Oprah had these free downloads for these cards in 2008...That seems like a REALLY long time ago. 

Anyway, she was saying what a great way these cards are to express to family and friends who visit throughout the holidays what you hope and wish for them.  Anyway, the idea really resonated and so I decided to do it this year for Christmas dinner, and have everyone read their "wishes" aloud. 

So I included the download for you guys!!!  What a great way to share with those you love what you wish for their lives in the upcoming year!!!

I was at Hobby Lobby the other day and got a little "testy" with my attitude.  The line was NOT moving.  And I know the lines are only going to get longer as Sunday approaches...

Just a thought..

Have a great Wednesday everyone!!!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Christmas Dinner

Hey Guys!!! 

Good Monday morning to everyone!!!

I was just checking out, and I must say, I likey!!!
So I put together a quick little set for Christmas Day dinner with family and friends.  You want something that's not too dressy, but not dumpy or frumpy.  Something comfortable, yet cute.
             Christmas Dinner
I love these cute earrings from Kate Spade.  I also love these red cords...And can you really go wrong with leopard flats for the holidays!?!

So tell me, what are you wearing for Christmas dinner?

Enjoy your Monday!!! :)

Friday, December 16, 2011

Holiday Bling

It's Friday!!!  Yeah!!!  I hope everyone is off to an amazing morning!!!  I'm just going to be hanging out on Pinterest today and loading up on the coffee...Code for procrastination on the the 392 things I need to be doing before next week...

Alyssia had her Christmas program last night at school...So sweet...and short.  But I kinda like it that way!!!

What's not to love about the holidays?  Usually everything is pretty perfect.  The holiday decorations, family, amazing food...It just all adds up to a warm and cozy feeling inside. 

But if you're like me, nothing says the holidays are here like some sparkle, some shine, some bling!!! 

How do you add a little bling to your holidays???

Have an amazing day everyone!!!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Guest-Ready Bedroom

Happy Monday everyone!!!  Ok, so it doesn't have the same ring as "Happy Friday" but I guess we gotta start somewhere...

So we finally finished up most of our Christmas decorating this weekend.  I know what you're thinking..."Shouldn't that have been done two weeks ago?"  But when you're decorating for everyone else, it's kind of hard to get your own done...Here's a little sneak peak...

More to come...

So if your family is like many families, you have guests coming in for the holidays with their fourteen bags (even though they’re “only staying for a couple of days”), those eight-year-old twins that everyone HATES loves, and that collie that is not quite house broken.

Everyone knows the basics when it comes to a good guest room…the clock, the towels, the extra toiletries. 

But if you want an exquisite guest room…one that will really wow your mother-in-law guests, there are certain elements that you simply must have…

Sturdy luggage rack...

Carafe...just in case your guests get a little thirsty during the night.

One great chair...coming right up.  This one is from Crate and Barrel.

Impressive storage...

Amazingly comfy sheets...No counting sheep here!

And don't forget the snacks...

Fudge.  Need I say more?

Last but not least...A great bed tray

Absolutely gorgeous...

So tell me…Did I miss anything???

Have a great Monday everybody!!!

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