Thursday, December 27, 2012

Ho Ho Hometour

I had a dream last night that Brian and I
had our first fight over whether or not I ate a booger.
 
For the record, I think I did, but I wasn't going to admit it.
 
Christmas snuck up on us this year.
With the move, it all just happened so fast.
 
We did have a wonderful day with Katie, Dan, Sally and Jon.
Our first Christmas without Daddy but I think we all felt very blessed.
 
I made lasagna, garlic cheese pull apart bread (recipe here)
and a Caesar salad.
Katie brought an amazing Pecan Pie Cheesecake.
 
I didn't get any pictures of our Christmas dinner,
because I keep forgetting I'm a blogger.
 
We also didn't go all out on decorating since we are still
in the midst of trying to get the house put together.
 
Here are some pics of the house though.
It still has a way to go but it's getting there
and feeling very much like home.


We haven't painted yet,
we have decided to live with it for a while before
making any big decisions.
 
I love the artwork over the couch.
I ordered it online and had it framed just in time for the holidays.
The artist's name is Rebecca Kinkead and I love every one of her pieces.
 
Here is the print that I chose:
 
 
It's titled "Tailgate" and I love the colors.
Brian wants to know why they have no faces and
tells me it reminds him of "Children of the Corn".
 
This area was meant to be a dining area.
It is right off the kitchen
and the window seat had a cushion.
 
Here is what it looked like when we bought it.
 
 
(that is my realtor/friend's butt through the window)
 
I decided I wanted to move the dining area into another space
 so I turned this space into a reading/seating area.
 
 
And moved the dining room into this space.
 
 
I found the pedestal table at a thrift store for $50
and then found the chairs on Craigslist for $20 a piece.
Score!
 
 
The ceiling desperately needs to be painted.
Fortunately, it's not popcorn
but it is a very glossy paint.
We will get to that soon.
 
Hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas.
Love you all.
 
Holly
 

11 comments:

Melynda and Terry, we are the Browns! said...

Love the reading/sitting area! You are going to have some fun now, can't wait to see more.

Ann said...

What a nice house ... I'm so pleased for you. Isn't moving so much fun! We just moved in September after remodeling all summer and we're still doing some of the finish work. It's a long project but the results are great. Good luck and best wishes in your space.

Kris said...

love it! love and miss you! lay off the boogers too!
xo Kris

Jan said...

Your house is just beautiful, Holly. And you have a pool, too! Thanks for sharing your new space that you are decorating so nicely....I like that print and the old clocks you have scattered about. I, too, collect them!
Happy New Year to you and yours.

Hugs
Jan

Amy said...

What a beautiful home. I love the print above the couch and the sitting area looks so cozy and inviting.

Whosyergurl said...

Holly,
Your house looks SO nice! I love the print, too! So fun to have a new home. Happy Holidays! xo, Cheryl

Laraine Eddington said...

I like your taste - in decorating and menus. Your home is shaping up nicely! I'm impressed.

Tammy said...

I cannot wait to come visit! I love it?

Genn said...

Hiya Holly!
I LOVE it!
Love it all!!
And I never would have noticed your realtor/friend's butt in the window unless you wrote that. I was too busy having kitchen envy. ;)

Leslie said...

I like seeing and hearing about your home renovations! Your house has the same warmth of the one my parents bought a few years ago, and we all love! Pretty wood trim, etc. You have a nice blog and I'll be be back to a visit!
Blessings,
Leslie

Karen Martin said...

Sitting/reading, blogger/booger...it's all so confusing...