Friday, December 9, 2011

Christmas decorating......

Hello!!  I hope you all had a good day.  Decorating here is done for the year.  Much like many of you, I have pared down a lot.  It makes is much easier and quicker that way.  Here are a few of the settings I have out.  

JoJo wasn't up to moving for me so here she is taking a nap on the warm dryer.

Last weekend we headed to Indianapolis to watch the Big 10 football playoff game. We were hopeful that Ohio State would be there, but unfortunately their poor season didn't allow it. We saw a great game between Wisconsin and Michigan State.  Wrong team won, but we still had a great time.The game was back and forth and very close. The bands were amazing also.   The best part was that it was indoors and warm!!  Before the game, we walked around downtown which was all decorated for Christmas.  It was so pretty.  We were going to eat at Hard Rock Cafe but after waiting forever and seeing people just coming in and being seated before us, we left.  My daughter and I agreed it was probably like the Seinfeld episode where they walked out and their name was called.  We probably weren't out the door 5 minutes and I'm sure ours was.

I'm not sure why I didn't think to take a picture of this when it was dark.  There were lights hanging down and it looked like a tree.  The big city is wonderful to visit, but I sure love living in the sticks!!

We are starting a kitchen remodel right after Christmas.  It is a smaller kitchen now and we are opening it up to the family room.  I've lived through several remodels, but none where we have taken a wall out. Thinking I may have to leave the house when that starts.  The utility room is next to the kitchen and we are working on that now.We are having the walls smoothed out and finished since the cupboards are down.  The cupboards we are putting in will be the same in each room.  Hopefully we can get that room painted and ready to go so they aren't both torn up at once!!  I will post lots of pictures when we get going on it!! 

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!!


  1. Hi Melissa:

    Merry Christmas to you. Thanks for sharing all of your prim holiday decorations. I love your collection of Santas. They are really wonderful!

    holiday hugs!

  2. Beautiful decor! Love your Santas, specially the prim Santa near the basket. Great pictures.

  3. You have some seriously gorgeous displays Melissa - love all your Belsnickles - and that fur baby is just the perfect touch! How do you get him/her to stay there like that? ;o) Glad you had fun in the city - but, hey - what do you mean the "wrong team" won?!!! Those are my beloved Badgers!!! Rose Bowl Bound Badgers!!! Yea!!! :o) Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  4. Wonderful decorations~ love the kitty cat on the dryer~ giggles~
    Great pics from the get away~
    Looking forward to seeing your re-do~
    giggles yes,I suggest move out until it is done~ giggles~
    enjoyed the post~
    have a wonderful day

  5. Wonderful displays, I love the Santas!

  6. Oh I love all your displays. I especially enjoyed looking at all your primitive Santa dolls. I am glad you had a good time in the city. There is nothing like a small town though. -Steph-

  7. I love all of your Santas,especially the one with the mustard coat..Sounds like you had a great trip..Enjoyed all of the photos..

  8. I love your Christmas decorating Melissa!

    I would advise moving out whilst taking a wall down, I have lived through it and its not an easy time at all!
    Have a lovely day!


Thanks for stopping by. I truly appreciate it!! Have a wonderfully prim day!!~~Melissa