I've been working away getting ready for my party tomorrow. The food is bought the house is decorated and I'm in the process of cleaning every square in of it. I'm pretty sure have 2 and 1/2 baths is really over kill. I'm pretty sure we could survive with just the one upstairs and the 1/2 downstairs. 3 toliets are a awful lot to have to scrub! Thankfully I'm almost done, I'm down to finishing the laundry and scrubbing my floors.
Today I wanted to show you some of the ways I decorated our house this year.
I've always wanted to have a fireplace, not to have a fire but for the mantel. I think that stocking just don't look as nice if you don't have a mantel. Usually we use our bookshelf and hang our stocking from that. However this year I saw a fabulous wall hanging that you could hang your stockings from. I would have bought it but I need 5 hangers and it only had four. I know, I know you are think "but there are only four of you," which is true but we have a stocking that says 'The Sayers.' My MIL made it for us along with the girls stockings and I love to have it out but we each need a stocking because thats one of my favorite parts of Christmas morning. Everyone gets something in their stocking!
So this is what I came up with this year. I cut all the words with the Cricut Winter Woodlands cart twice, once on white vinyl and once on patterned paper. I glued the paper to the vinyl and then stuck it on my wall.
This is the corner of my dinning room. The tree is for the ornament exchange at our party tomorrow. I cut all the ornaments on my Cricut with the Christmas solutions cart. I cute the bases on red and blue vinyl and the tops on shiny silver paper, glued them together, stuck them on the wall and added shiny ribbon to make them look like they are hanging. I love this corner so much I might not ever take it down. Seriously, Anthony won't be here to say anything about it and the girls won't mind one bit.