Monday, December 14, 2009

A very simple Christmas. ;)

Happy Monday to you. If you are visiting from the She Seeks site devotion today, welcome! If you are visiting from Nester's Christmas Tour of Homes, welcome! If you are here to see who won the giveaway, welcome!

Ok first up.....drum roll please......the winners of the tickets to A Woman Inspired conference are: Angie! Rachel Young! AND....Susan! Congrats girls. I'll be in touch soon to let you know details. ;)

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And last but not least: Nester's Tour of Homes

This year...it's a very simple Christmas. Money is TIGHT. You would think with not having our girls in a private school anymore that money wouldn't be so tight but unfortunately it's still tight. So, no real tree this year and no new decor {frowns}. BUT...it's a new house so everything looks different this year! {smiles}

So let's start with the family room. Here you see our humble tree. {wink} I know the quality of lights is very blah in these pictures but...it's a pretty blue angel on top, all white lights, sliver and gold balls {I like to mix it up} and crystal stems poking through.




And I'm not sure why this picture got posted here, but I have no idea how to move it to the bottom! SO...this the outside! The girls love it and Kris hopes to add to it more next year. So you'll have to come back and see. {smiles}


This is the foyer, again so sorry for the quality of pictures. Yuck. The letters on the bottom of the stairs say, "NOEL".




This is the kitchen table. Again.....simple! I love this piece and I really like to mix gold and silver...it may make some GASP, but I love it! :)


This is one of my new favorite areas of our house. I won the vinyl letters on this blog. It says our last name and weaved in between "Families are forever". It's really cool. And these are our dollar store stocking. Which I do hope to replace SOME DAY. {smile} But for now they work just fine.




And this is our manger scene. I have the bible open to the book of Luke Chapter 1 which the girls love to read. Kennyboo has had some issues understanding why we would want baby Jesus on the table and not fast asleep in her room. {wink} Gotta love her!



So that's it! Simple, Simple. Thanks for stopping by! Have a great Monday! :)

16 comments:

Heather said...

Your home is beautiful!! I love your decor, Merry Christmas!

Hootin' Anni said...

BEAUTIFUL!! Everything is so festive.

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Mimi C said...

Nicki, I love what you did to the house! Looks much better than it did last year with the previous tenents :) And the outside of the house! I think you guys will be in the movie (can't remember the name regarding the guy with all of the lights that the kids like) In everything give thanks!

Erica said...

I love your foyer, and the outside lights, very nice!

Rebecca Jo said...

Congrats to the winners!

I love simple... that can be the most beautiful! Love your tree & all your decorations. And I know what you mean, some of my favorite things definitely wouldnt WOW anyone, but they WOW me & that's all that matters - right?

Sherry said...

It may seem simple, but I think it is georgeous. :D

Thank you for sharing!

Merry CHRISTmas!
Sherry

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

I like things simple - they're beautiful. I especially love the letters at the bottom of the stairs.

Terri said...

Beautiful!!! Your tree is breathtaking! (I blew up the image to get a better look.) I bet it is lovely to sit by at night in the dark... my favorite thing to do at Christmas! And my husband would drool over your outdoor display. I am sure yours is what he aspires ours to be! Thanks for checking out my post today, too! Blessings!!!

Jessica said...

Love your mirror

Griswold Fun said...

I love the "Noel" at the bottom of the stairs! Husband is next to me rolling his eyes at me :-) (Never would have guessed those stockings were from the dollar tree - they look great like you have them!)

Kay said...

Love that your Bible is open to the Christmas story with your nativity scene. What a nice touch.
Merry Christmas!
Kay

Beth said...

How beautiful! I love your silver and gold combination too. It reminds me of the Burl Ives classic song "Silver and Gold" from Rudolph.

Sharon Brumfield said...

Love the decor!
And how blessed you are to be in a new house this year...how neat of God to work that out for you.
I know about the tight money this year...I know many do....so I am trying to focus on what He has blessed us with.
Keep up the good work...you are creating great memories for your girls!
Congrats to the winners!

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Marilyn in Mississippi said...

Lovely! HOpe you and your family have a wonderful Christmas! And by the way....I have not yet put up the first decoration this year. First time this has ever, EVER happened! I guess you can call me Scrooge! ha

Marilyn...in Mississippi

Rachel Young said...

Nicki,
My heart skipped a beat when I saw that I WON TICKETS!!! That made my day. I never win anything, so imagine my excitement to win something like this. I am so excited to attend this conference. And your house looks absolutely beautiful. I, too, wanted to go all out this year decorating, after all, it is my son's first Christmas! However with me still not working, it just couldn't be...so, I put out the decorations that I did have, and I find so much joy in the fact that the best decoration I could have this year for Christmas is laying right here in my arms...a little wiggling, smiling 15 pound baby boy. Put a bow on him and that's all I need. :) Merry CHRISTmas to you and your family. May it be filled with many blessings.