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Saturday, December 18, 2010

Easy Peasy Gifts

Hi y’all! I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!  We’re waiting for our son Jr to get here from Houston!  He had finals up until yesterday (Friday) and he is finished for this semester. Woohoo!    Some of you newer friends (followers) may not know this, but he is a second year medical student and we are so proud of him.  Actually, we just got home from fightin’ the crowds at the stores!     I have just a few more gifts to wrap up for our boys and we will be finished!   There is a special gift that we have not been able to find for our three youngest boys!  It looks like we will be up with the roosters tomorrow morning and hope to find it then!  This certain store opens at 6:00 in the morning! Gasp!  

I wanted to share with you some little gifts for some special teachers my boys have.  I love to send the boys off with a gift for their teachers as a token of our appreciation.  This year I decided to buy a mug and a one pound bag of Starbucks coffee. 


The card says it “perfect” :)



And there you have it.  Some easy peasy gifts but I’m sure they will enjoy it.  They are coffee drinkers. ;)


Have a wonderful weekend! 



Friday, December 17, 2010

Santa’s Boots??

Hi everyone! I want to thank all of my followers from the bottom of my heart.  I know I have not been posting as frequent but I know that you understand as well.   Thanks for hanging on, sweet and dear friends.    Please accept my apology if I haven’t responded to anyone that has left comments.  I think common courtesy is to at least go back and leave a sweet note to anyone that has taken the time to leave a comment, kwim?    Thank you from the bottom of my heart.  So there is my little tidbit of a thank you. 

As I was sitting in my favorite wingback chair and just enjoying my Christmas tree, I look down and what do I see?  I see boots? Could they be Santa’s boots?


Look again. :D  My hard working hubby decided to take his boots off and place them right there where you see them. :)  He was too exhausted to take them off in our bedroom.  Ok with me. I love you honey and I appreciate everything you do for us.   


A friend suggested I wrapped them up for Christmas! :) That’s a good idea except what will he wear until then? *wink* 

I’m linking with Vanessa & Inspiration Friday Party

Thanks for coming by!


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Christmas Tree Party!

Hi everyone! Today I am linking with Thrifty Decor Chick’s tree party , Sherry & Share the Decor, and Hooked on Houses Holiday Party.  I do apologize for being late but so glad that I am able to join.   Here is the Christmas tree that I have in the living room. 
Christmas Tree
Let’s start at the top. :)  This year, I used mesh garland in red.  I also used a gold mesh garland.  I added picks that I found at Hobby Lobby.  Love Hobby Lobby:)
Christmas Tree Topper
I found this ribbon last week at H.L. and unfortunately found only one roll!  I was able to use it on the front of the tree only.
Christmas Tree
And there you have it! :) Thank you for letting me join these fun parties! Off to see everyone else’s posts. :)


Monday, December 13, 2010

It’s Santa Claus Time!

Hi everyone!  Welcome to My Bella Rose!  I am linking with Marty & Tabletop Tuesday, &, Sherry & Share the Decor,  Vanessa & Inspiration Friday Party.  Please give them a visit! You’ll be glad you did!
I have a small contribution to the parties but I hope y’all like it!  Meet Mr & Mrs Santa Claus!
Here is a close-up of the flower arrangement.  I decided to keep using the same arrangement I have here but added some Christmas picks to it.  
And who do we have here? Why, it’s Mr.  Santa Claus but in different attire!  That silly Santa Claus! He gets bored of the same ole red and white clothing!
Here is a close-up of my bells I have hanging in my entrance hallway.  I’ve had these for years and years.  
Oh my goodness! What is that?! Gasp! An unfinished wall!  Yep, we decided to open up our entrance, my itty bitty dining room and my kitchen.   Dh knocked down a wall, had to place a beam, which is what you see, and open it all up.  I can’t wait to show you all once we are finished. 
So there you have it! I hope you enjoyed my little contribution! Have a wonderful day y’all!

My Christmas Mantle Setup.

Hello everyone! First of all, I’d like to thank those of you that responded to my previous post.  I thank you from the bottom of my heart.  Like my mother in law says, we are taking it day by day.  We all agree that God has the last word on when our lives end.  The dr gave a prognosis but we know that the prognosis that counts is God’s.  So we are just going to be there for mama (mother in law) and love a lot to both of them.  Pops (father in law) may not know who we are, but I’m sure he can feel that we love him.  So with that said…..I want to share my mantle.  Oh my goodness! I worked on this on a weekend nonstop! 
This year I added the color chartreuse to my red and gold theme.  Chartreuse seems to be very popular! I love it!


A close-up. Loooove it!!! The green color gives it that pop!


You better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout, I’m telling you why. Santa Claus is coming to town. :)  I'd like to add that I found this Santa picture at Kirklands on Black Friday of this year!  Isn't he grand and beautiful?


I am linking with

Susan & Met Monday.
Sherry & Share the Decor
Sue and  Rednesday!
Flaunt it Friday at Chic on a Shoestring Decorating

Please visit these wonderful blogs for some really neat posts full of ideas! 
Thank you all for dropping by My Bella Rose. :)


Tuesday, December 7, 2010

I Need…..

to ask for prayers. 

Hi everyone.  I hope you all are doing wonderful.  I don’t usually share personal things about my loved ones but…….I have been away from blogging for a while now and the reason is because we received some news about my father-in-law.  You see, he has Alzheimer’s and things are not looking good at all.   We are devastated. :(  He is like a father to me and I’m trying to shake this depression.  I will not go into details because I’m sure my little ones come and read my blog every so often.   Please keep him in your prayers. Please keep my mother in law and all of us in your prayers.    I hadn’t even decorated for Christmas until this past weekend.  My sweet mother in law told me that I should decorate.   I also told her that she should put her Christmas tree up at least (with our help) because their grandkids also look forward to seeing her tree up.   Hopefully she will change her mind.  If not, it’s ok.  Here is a picture I’d like to share with y’all.  It is of him and some of his grandkids and a couple of grandkids at heart.  


I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your prayers and your love.  I’ll be back another day to share my Christmas tree and other little things I did.   My heartfelt thanks.