Saturday, December 22, 2012

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

Good Morning~
I am enjoying this beautiful sunny , but chilly morning with my yummy cup of coffee. Red Velvet flavor...YUM!!! This Christmas season has been a particularly busy and tough one. With my Mom being ill and all the hustle and bustle, I  never felt like taking pictures of my home. It was not a priority. And just when I was getting inspired to do a post ( thanks to some great friends), the tragedy happened at Sandy Hook. My decorated house seemed so..... very unimportant.
But, as the week went on and I heard such beautiful stories from families of the angels at Sandy Hook I started to feel like the decorations and the happiness they brought my kids did matter. My children LOVE them and I am so blessed to watch them smile when they look at their favorite nutcracker or look for their favorite ornament on the tree. So, this post is for them and the friends who have told me my decorations make them smile too. 

Here are some of the nutcrackers the kids collect. We have close to 100...... They are placed throughout the house. The best part about decorating is when the kids find their favorites in the boxes. They still get so..excited!

I made this felt angel with my mom many many years ago. This angel is dedicated to all the beautiful Sandy Hook angels. They will never be forgotten....

So that was just a glimpse into our Christmas house. Our decorations are NOT subtle, but we wouldn't have it any other way:)

May your all have a blessed holiday with your family and friends. 

And to all the people that have encouraged me and inspired me throughout the year..Thank you!



  1. Your home looks lovely. Very nice.
    So sorry about your mother. We have had Christmas' with unexpected things happening. They all seem to work out, if not they give you good things to talk about in the years to come.
    We had an ice storm one year on Dec23, had to leave our home and look for two hours to find a motel.
    My father had open heart surgery on Dec. 24.
    I always seem to have a leg or arm injury. This year I am on week two and haf of a migraine. On steriods now. Good thing I did things early because what's not done isn't. It's all about the spirit.
    The shooting hit me so hard as well. Poor sweet children. I know they are okay and with Jesus but their poor sad families.
    May God Bless your family this Christmas.

  2. Thank you for posting the lovely photos of your beautifully decorated home! Gorgeous!!

    I think that in times of darkness and sad tragedy, it is so important to remember all the beauty of life. It is then that we need to see photos of love & joy, beauty and delight. They are a light in the dark and help us to find our way out of the darkness. They help us remember that there is beauty and goodness in life. They give us hope.

    Wishing you and your family the merriest of Christmases and a very blessed New Year! <3

  3. Cheryl! I LOVE it all! Your gorgeous home looks like a winter wonderland. I love your bowl of pretty vintage ornaments. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us!

    The shooting of those dear precious children brought me to my knees. We just can't understand it. I have not stopped praying for their families.

    I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas!


  4. Thanks for sharing your lovely decorations. I love the big full tree and all the nutcrackers.
    Have a wonderful Christmas!

  5. I came over from rusty hinge ... what a beautiful and cheery home. I thought too after the shootings that I should take down all our decorations but decided I still wanted to show my own children that there is still beauty in this world.

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us all. Merry Christmas!

  6. You decorations have made me colorful and cheerful! Everything looks lovely! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and sweet blessing always for the Sandy Hook Angels :)

  7. Hi Cheryl,

    I love your home!!! I'm so glad that you posted so that we can take a peek at all the loveliness!!! I'm sure your kiddos were so excited to have everything decked out!!!

    Still praying for those little angels at Sandy Hook! It must be so hard for their families now during the holidays...

    Take care and enjoy the beauty of the season!


  8. You have such nice decorations and your house looks so happy and cheerful~wonderful for the children. Merry Christmas Cheryl!

  9. Oh so gorgeous! LOVE your photos!!! Your home is Christmas land!


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