January 26, 2015

Year of the Goat CNY tree!

If you've followed me for awhile, you know that we have a year-round decorative tree that receives multiple makeovers every other month (including some made-up holidays).
It's now featuring an assortment of decorations celebrating the approaching Chinese New Year (Year of the Goat or Sheep) which begins February 19th.
I've said this before, but of all the trees, that I display in the sunroom, I think the CNY tree is my favorite.
I'm sure it has something to do with our time spent in China.
Happy "soon-to-be" Year of the Goat!
PS. Prayers for all my east coast friends and Storm Juno!

January 24, 2015

Chinese New Year preparations...

Chinese New Year officially begins February 19 and my long time followers know that I convert our year-round tree into a Chinese New Year tree to celebrate Josie's heritage. 
 Josie and I will be putting the final touches on it this weekend.  Until the big reveal, here's a sneak peek.
 Have a wonderful weekend!  Take time to play!

January 21, 2015

Seeing RED!

I hope your week is going well. 
Just popping in with a few pictures of Valentine decorations that are scattered about the house.

I hope to work on my Valentine/Chinese New Year tree later this weekend.

Happy Wednesday!

January 18, 2015

Winter outdoor adventures at the A-frame...

It was dark when we arrived to the A-frame Friday night after work.  As you can see, the recent snow storm also extended to the lake.  
Determined that we would be skating on Saturday, Chris got busy snow blowing a patch of ice on the lake Friday night.  He was a man on a mission! 
We woke up to a gorgeous pink sunrise Saturday morning.  No photo enhancing needed. 
Josie even got to test out the hills on the side of the A-frame with her sled. 
We are spoiled with our groomed/manicured ice in our backyard rink but no one can deny the view is much prettier at the lake for skating. 
It's been a fabulous weekend of  outdoor winter adventures. We're definitely blessed.

January 16, 2015

Winter weekend plans...

After a very chilly few days, we've finally got a heatwave this weekend of 30+ degree temps and we're looking forward to spending some time outside. 

 Even my backyard gnomes have finally dug out from our last storm.

 Take time to play this weekend.