November 19, 2014

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

The Great Lakes have been producing all kinds of lake effect snow for my area. 
So much snow, that we all had a snow day yesterday...even my University closed!
Does make me wonder what we have in store for this winter?  
 Stay cozy!  Happy Wednesday!

November 16, 2014

A full weekend...

How was your weekend?  We filled every minute. 
We spent less than 24 hours at our A-frame cottage but it was enough to get it a bit more winterized and to bring a few more Christmas decorations.
I had made a new wreath and was eager to hang it on the front door.  
We also added a few more touches to our Nordic themed Christmas tree and then we added greenery and lights to the girl's bedroom loft railing.
On the way home, we stopped off at a sale and grabbed these three elves for $12.
I need another blowmold like a hole in the head, but our Santa will be happy to be reunited with his elves (especially at $4 a piece).
When we got home Saturday, we spent the rest of the day getting our yard cleaned up and prepped for the approaching winter storm.

Sunday was busy, but we did get outside to enjoy the snow.
Our weather forecast includes more snow and unusually cold weather this week, so we've decided to turn on the backyard Christmas lights early.  

Looks like we'll be putting in the ice rink before Thanksgiving this year.  Is it really only mid-November?  Have a great week and safe travels.
 
  

November 14, 2014

What month is it?

Can you believe it's only November 14th?
 I think Mother Nature is a little mixed up.

 In honor of our A-frame cottage, I made myself a little putz  style  A-frame house.  
Have a lovely weekend.  Stay cozy!
 

November 12, 2014

Talking Turkey...Thanksgiving decorations around our house

The Halloween blowmolds have been officially relocated to the garage attic and my two pilgrim blowmolds are now stationed on the front porch.  

With our cold and snowy weather, I've been tempted to start dragging out Christmas but it took me so long to pack up Halloween, that I'm kinda enjoying a cleaner minimal house right now.
I only have one bin of Thanksgiving and these goodies are primarily located in the living room.
As you can see from my blog header, my newest acquisition are the Indian Gurley candles. 
I had loads of turkeys and Pilgrims but now I have a few Indians too.  
When I was packing up my Halloween tree, I decided to keep up a few of my autumn garlands and it's now become my "Thanksgiving tree".  
Yes.  I have officially decorated my sunroom  tree for every single holiday (including some made-up holidays).  I'm feeling blessed that my family tolerates my holiday goofiness.  Gobble Gobble!
  

November 9, 2014

Early Christmas decorating at the A-frame!

We spent hours raking at the A-frame this weekend.
 Our huge maple tree exploded and I don't think I've ever seen so many leaves in one spot.  We were wet and cold but the girls were a huge help.  
 Although I wasn't able to capture it fast enough, we even had a pair of bald eagles watching us while we raked.  

After all our hard work, we rewarded ourselves with a bit of early Christmas decorating.

With the recent installation of a new furnace, we really are planning on using our cottage year-round.

It was definitely a weekend of heavy outdoor labor, but we are officially ready for snow.  Have a wonderful week.  Stay cozy!