Sunday, January 5, 2014

The Weather Outside Is Frightful

As I sit here and write this we're getting yet another snowstorm so the weather outside really is frightful.  As I stated in my New Year's greeting, I'm dedicating my next few posts to prolonging the Christmas spirit.  

Outside decorations fall within my responsibilities.  I hope Dean realizes how lucky he is that he doesn't have to stand there and curse and swear while he unravels strings of lights.  I do the outside decorating because I enjoy it.  So here is a glimpse of what I put together this year.   
Last time you saw this bike it was part of a post I did on Spring arriving...oh those days seem so far away!  So to incorporate the bike into my Christmas decorations I just hang a pair of skates from the handle with a bow and some greenery and put a spotlight on it. I can see this decoration from my kitchen window so really enjoy it.  I scored a grapevine reindeer with white lights during the Boxing Day sales, so I plan on placing that near the bike next year. 
This mailbox is at the corner of our house. This was the last mailbox that Dean's grandpa made and our good friend Shelley painted a deer scene on one side and Malagash, NS on the other side.  The mailbox has so much sentimental value it only makes sense to showcase it in my decorations.
The three snowmen I made a few years ago-need to add a 4th for Dustin!  Maybe I'll make that a project this year!  And now my favorite...welcome to our home.
I love a festive front door for any season, Christmas is no exception.  It's amazing how beautiful some old metal buckets, a sled, some skates and a pair of old skis can look like with a few white lights and some greenery and red bows. 

The inside Christmas decorations are mostly down but the outside decorations will likely remain up for a little while yet-until the weather outside is a little less frightful.


Thursday, January 2, 2014

Happy New Year!

As you'll know from my Merry Christmas post I ran out of time to send Christmas greetings as well as a lot of other things.  I have many blog posts written in my head that all relate to my favorite time of year - Christmas!  But alas, not one of them have been written and posted. 

So as I sit here and cut up this year's Christmas cards into next year's gift tags (cause yes I do that), and drink the last of my Christmas cider in front of the tree, I realize I don't want this feeling to end.  I'm dreading taking down the decorations-I find everything so depressing those first few days after all the lights and decorations are put away.  So I've decided to try and make this feeling last a little longer.  My next few blog posts (and at my current rate that could be into April) are going to be dedicated to everything Christmas-all the stuff I wanted to share leading up to this amazing time of year. 

As we usher in 2014, I want to thank my readers for following along.  If I've entertained you even a little bit than I have succeeded.  (Any Anne of Green Gables fans out there?  You might recognize that line.  I just finished my Anne marathon which I watch every Christmas).

A special shout out to my best friend and sister Beckie who has delightfully started 2014 with a blog! So proud of her!  Check her out at Be Happy! 

Wishing everyone many blessings in 2014!