"Getting rid of everything that doesn’t matter allows you to remember who you are. Simplicity doesn’t change who you are, it brings you back to who you are."

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Holiday House

Mom and I were on the phone last night having our weekly "check in" chat.

Only there wasn't much chatting going on. 
(Lots of breathing though...)

"Well...not too much going on around here."  I said.  "Kinda like my blog."

"I don't know how people can post every day.  I have a few friends that blog and somehow they find something to say every day!"  Mom tosses in. 

"I think I'm forgetting that what might be dull and boring to me might actually be interesting to someone else."  I mused.

In fact, that's what got me into blogging in the first place. 

You see, I'm a "Peeping Tami". 

Nothing I love better than peeking through your "cyber window" and seeing what's going on in your world.  And what's good for the goose is good for the gander.

So here's a peek at how my house is looking for the Holidays. 

(I'd show you around outside but brown dormant grass and tulip bulbs being planted don't thrill me as much as twinkling Christmas lights.)

Here's the Living Room all dolled up. 

I tossed out all our old lights and went to Target and bought the new LED lights.  SM and I really like these lights.  The colors are much more vibrant and I love the fact that they are cool to the touch.  Even though our tree is artificial, I've always been twitchy about how hot the regular lights can get. Particularly the great big bulbs that SM likes. 

(The scariest thing I ever saw was our firefighter neighbor burning neighborhood Christmas trees he had gathered for a bonfire New Years Eve.  Whoosh! went the dried up trees within seconds.  I can't imagine the inferno inside a house....shudder.)

Over my kitchen sink.

The Nook.

My first Amaryllis.  I'm in love!

And nothing says snugglely warmth like Callie Cat all curled up after a long night prowling around.


  1. You hit it on the head! What seems dull and boring to you is interesting to the rest of us. (Although I feel exactly that same way -- about my blathering being dull and boring -- I go ahead and post it anyway using the excuse that it's info for me to look back on. Even though I often think it might be dry as dust to everyone else!)

    Love, love, loved getting a peek at parts of your house with the decorations. So pretty. I've got all my decorations up EXCEPT the tree. For some reason I've never liked that little task as much as the other things I put up around the house.

  2. Thanks for taking the time to share. Perhaps I should do a similar post.

  3. Lisa, I'm with you, I think Tami's idea of posting our Holiday houses on our blogs is great...and as soon as I put up my tree I'll post...hopefully before January 1st!

  4. Your home looks so cozy. We like the new LED lights too. They are so much brighter than the old ones. Gotta look for 'em on sale after the holidays! Enjoy!

  5. Tami, your house looks great! So festive and welcoming. I have yet to put up decoration one, LOL. Maybe this week.

  6. Your house looks fabulous! Have a great Christmas!


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