Friday, December 10, 2010

House Guests

On Monday I picked the winners of my Bunny Mug giveaway.  Since I only had three comments, it wasn't too hard to figure out who my winners were.  In case you were looking for a big announcement, that would be reason #1 why there wasn't one.  I ordered the mugs, and emailed the winners for their addresses.  Now as soon as the mugs show up, which looks to be sometime between Monday and Thursday of next week, I will send them out.

Other than that, I've had house guests.  My mom to be exact.  She's been here since Monday and leaves next Monday.  Then on Wednesday, my mother in law comes.

Right before receiving house guests, I was able to get my tree up and decorate my mantel.

I got new stockings for the older two last year after Christmas at Target.  
They didn't have the little one's initial.  
Plus, hers is pink, and has monkeys, she's kind of attached to it.

There used to be this company called Christmas Around the World.  
They sold awesome Christmas stuff using the home party plan (like Tupperware)
Then they wen't bankrupt.
I was sad.  
These gingerbread houses are the last thing I got from them.

I was so excited this year that I finally had a mantel again 
and could use my "JOY" stocking hangers.
I opened the box they were in to discover that a snow globe had not survived the move.
Other contents of the tote were ruined, the stocking hangers were attempting to rust.
They were able to be saved, but I did have to put new felt under the J.

These hurricanes usually have candles in them.  
I took the candles out and filled them with little wooden ornaments my mom had given me
 from when I was a kid.

 That's about the extent of the decorating around here.  New lights were purchased for the outside of the house, but since they haven't been put up yet and the hubby only has one day off this week, I don't think they are getting done this year.