Monday, December 17, 2007

Boomama's Christmas Tour of Homes

 

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Welcome to my little corner of the world!

Boomama is hosting her Christmas Tour of Homes again and of course, I have to join in so come in, grab a cup of my homemade Hot Chocolate and let me show you how we're celebrating Christmas around here.

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Now doesn't that taste good???  Ok so let's head this way to the living room, you know I don't really decorate anywhere else, well....maybe outside too but nothing in the bedrooms or bathrooms or whatever. 

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This is our christmas tree, it's fake artificial but it's big and beautiful and we love it.  I do miss real trees though, I think the scent of pine is what really does it for me.  But anyway, this one is just fine for us.

Now let's look at some of my favorite ornaments......this first one was given to us by my mother in law the first year we were married, I love that it lights up.

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What can I say, he's a snowman, so of course he's one of my favorites....

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Now these guys I'm still finishing up, I'm only hoping I get them done in time.

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Can't wait to see them on my christmas tree.  I'm sorry are you guys getting hungry???  If so, help yourselves to some of my Gooey Caramel Rolls.

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Ok now that you're fed, we can continue.

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Santa and Mrs Claus are the first things you'll see coming into my house, they're here to welcome you all and get you in the Christmas spirit, so if you're a scrooge, you may just want to step back out until your mood improves....just saying!

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These are my favorite decorations, my little snowmen....

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This angel is on my kitchen window sill and she changes color...I keep her on during the night so she looks beautiful from the outside but I'm also sure that she is watching over us all.

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This is my Victorian house and she's part of my Christmas Village which I just LOVE.

Now that you've seen my inside, how about we step outside for a second, just so you can see my decorations.  Don't be expecting major earth shattering stuff here, I can only do so much with a Palm tree in the yard and nothing but desert landscape....we ARE in Arizona after all.

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That's one of the trees in the yard......I love all the colors and could just sit and stare at it all night long.

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That's my snowman, my christmas tree and the reindeer.  See I told you it was plain and simple, but it looks beautiful at night and that is what matters.

Anyway, thank you for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed the tour and the hot chocolate and caramel rolls....I hope you come back soon :)

35 comments:

Michelle said...

Hi Sandra.Oh it all looks gorgeous and so well decorated..I love the christmas tree.Merry Christmas.

Family O'Foxes said...

I love snowmen also! They are so cute! It is probably because in wet Oregon we don't get snow. So, I just dream! :)

Merry Christmas!
~Amy

Mari said...

I love snowmen too! Your victorian house is pretty. Thanks for the tour!

Miss Patti said...

It looks lovely

Katy said...

i love your decorations! And your tree is absolutely stunning! I love it! And i have to tell you..i checked out that sticky bun recipe you posted in your food blog..holy cats..that looks FANTASTIC and so easy! thank you soo much for sharing it! i totally intend on trying it out! I hope you are having a fabulous monday!

Kim said...

Snow Cocoa looks wonderful! I like the way you keep a separate food blog. Thanks for visiting.

KC said...

Thanks for all the goodies, very tasty.. I love your tree.. love the size and shape of it.. beautiful.
Thanks for letting me tour your home today.
Merry Christmas

Stacie said...

everything looks great, thanks for sharing!

Hootin' Anni said...

Okay, you have me for the winter!!! Aren't you sorry? I love caramel rolls! It's either me or the moose that's outside your door wanting in...

LOL

Fantastic tour.

My holiday slide show tour is THIS WAY

Sandy said...

Those caramels look awesome - I'm definitely trying them!

Morning Glory said...

Thank you for such a nice tour. I can just imagine the lights sparkling in the eyes of your two darling children.

Jessica said...

Thanks for sharing!

ellen b. said...

Sandra, Your tour was lovely! The rolls are making me drool! Blessings...

SJ said...

Your decorations are wonderful! And now I'm drooling from all the goodies you posted too!!

Mrs Groovy said...

Loved the tour! You Christmas layout rocks too.

Southern Heart said...

Everything looks lovely...I especially adore that house! And the cocoa recipe sounds delicious! Thank you for sharing your home today.

Merry Christmas,

Andrea

Susanne said...

Beautiful Sandra and your treats look absolutely scrumptious! I love the real trees too, but have an artificial right now. But it still is lovely when it's all decorated.

Sherry said...

Do your Santa and Mrs. Claus play music and kind of sway around a little? If so, my Mom has the same pair! They are so old now that they creak, but we love them!

Great tour! I have to try that yummy white hot chocolate! I always prefer white chocolate over milk or dark!

Sherry

FarmHouse Style said...

Thank you for showing me around your wonderful Christmasy home. I love the glowing angel:)

The cocoa and gooey rolls were delicious!

Rhonda

gail@more than a song said...

It all looks great Sandra! I LOVE the palm tree outside, so cute! Your snowmen ornaments turned out good too, and I'm seeing so many good recipes this morning, it's making me hungry.

Maggie said...

Very Nice Sandra. And since I usually read you via bloglines, I got to see your beautiful header for the first time. Have a great Christmas.

Marcia said...

Yum - those caramel buns look delicious! I'm also going to try them when I'm back in Jhb. I just can't cook properly in other people's kitchens :)

your ornaments are gorgeous like Barb's :)

I'm curious - did you do the whole decorating thing when you still lived in SA?

http://loveconquersall.typepad.com/my_weblog/ said...

Hello my sweet, sweet friend??!!!

I love your Christmas home, and your decor is so warm and lovely! Can I come over, looks so inviting and warm!!

I will do this too in the next day or so, so come on by so you can see.

Miss you and talk to you soon! Merry Christmas friend;-)) "Oh yeah, might have to steal your end picture with the Santa and little girl and reindeer. I love it, can I use it too at the end of my post??..lol!!

Hugs,
xoxo Jeannene

Org Junkie said...

Oh what I wouldn't give to have a palm tree in my front yard right about now instead of the 4 feet of snow, blech! Your tree is lovely and I especially love your Victorian house. Lovely!

Laura

bbeth said...

Thanks for the tour - and the snow cocoa recipe :)
Your little snowmen are precious,too.

bonniebeth

Nadine said...

You have a lovely home and the tree looks great. The ornaments are special. Have a very Merry Christmas.

Elizabeth said...

Hi Sandra,
How pretty. I have the snow village set. The rolls look so yummy. I have been thinking about you lately. I plan to call after the first of the year so we can visit.Bryan has a new post and it one where he won't be deployed again. Thank goodness
Hugs,
Elizabeth

Dawn said...

What a beautiful tree and home!!!

I too am a military wife...Army though, but what's the difference? :-)

Nice ornaments as well!

Thank you for inviting me into your home!

Merry Christmas from Dawn in Germany!

Lori4squaremom (http://lori.scottdomain.com) said...

Sandra, it's all so beautiful! And those gooey rolls just look wonderful! I'm making them today for the family for breakfast for tomorrow morning :)

Thanks!

Blessings,
Lori4squaremom
http://lori.scottdomain.com

Samuel said...

I thought you might like to look at our Victorian neighborhood at www.historicnearwestside.com Have a safe and Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.
Samuel

crystal said...

Hi Sandra! Found you from my friend Wendi's blog; she uses your recipes. Also from Slow Cooker Thurs. Anyway--I love your tree! Beautiful! Don't you love Christmas?

Love Sows Seeds said...

Your decorations are lovely! Hugs n love. xx

Kelli said...

Thanks for having us over, Sandra! Your tree is gorgeous..wow! I also enjoyed seeing your special ornaments and the yummy treats too. :0)
Hugs,
Kelli

Tanna Clark said...

I love your tree! The bottom 3 feet of ours is starting to look bear. My daughter keeps pulling the ornaments off and we end up putting them back on higher.

Barb @ A Chelsea Morning said...

Hi Sandra,

I love the way you decorated the palm tree. LOL I imagine that felt a lot different from Idaho!

Love the kitchen angel, too.

The tour is so much fun, but it really is hard to try to visit all the participants, this close to Christmas. I simply don't have time. So actually, I may do that after Christmas. I'm sure she'll leave all the links there.