Friday, December 14, 2012

Chalk Art

I needed a little something for teacher gifts this year to go along with the gifts cards I had gotten. I don't like to just give a gift card and nothing else. So I was inspired by all of the chalk art on Pinterest like this one.

Via Pinterest
Since my kids attend a Christian school, my version is a Christmas bible verse.

Sorry about the lighting. I bought these little slates and painted the edges silver. I should have primed them first, but this was kind of last minute.  It's not perfect, but it's done.

Please Be Patient

I'm working on a post detailing all of our Christmas decor. I should have it up by Sunday, but possibly tomorrow. Please come back and check it out.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Christmas Decorating

I spent a lot of time this year getting my house just so. I'm just going to get right to it with the pictures.

This is my dining room, although we eat in this room every day. I took a panorama shot with my iPhone5. I really like that feature on the new iPhone.

Here are some close ups with my regular camera.

With the gray venetian plaster walls, I thought gold and silver was a good choice for the theme in this room.

 Many of the ornaments from this tree came from the Dollar Tree. Have you seen the nice ornaments they have this Christmas. Most look more expensive than just a dollar.

This mantel is huge. You don't feel the full effect in a picture. The mantel is 10 feet long. 

This is my nativity. It's a metal cutout.

I dressed up my lampshades with a little gold and silver too.

I'm linking to Kelly's Korner Blog for her SUYL 2012 Christmas Tour of Homes

Stay tuned for the Family Room and the rest of the house coming soon.