and they also insisted Josh wear one (he'd kill me if he ever saw this...but I am pretty sure he doesn't do much "blog surfing" so I think we are safe ;)
Disney Princess Streamers:
Cards made by my three brothers and little sister, Destiney (her's is the purple one):
This is me "in my apartment" she said...and the inside...
Ezra (9) and the super cool Malachi (14)...he went along with the Princess theme...what a sweet brother ;)
Birthday Brownies! My fav!
My favorite moment of the day...near the end of the party, Destiney brought this out to me (she wrapped and tied it herself):
and this is what was inside:
she even said that I could "keep them for real!" Brought tears to my eyes!
Here I am wearing them! Isn't she the cutest thing! I love having a four year old sister!
Me and the all the sibs (Malachi is off to the far left, Destiney, Jaron, Me and Ezra)
When I got home, Josh had some other fun surprises for me:
Pink Roses...another fav!
and some home/garden mags (isn't he too sweet!):
and....a little late but worth the wait!!!! A package arrived today from Australia...I guessed right away...,"Is it from Natasha Burns???!!!"...he couldn't keep a straight face, so I knew it was! He knows how much I love her work...so he went online all by himself and ordered me this gorgeous clock, handpainted by Natasha herself! I feel so honored to own something of hers! It goes perfect in my French/Shabby Chic kicthen! Thanks Natasha!
And now for Part II of Karla's "What I love About My Holiday Home" Party:
I made all three of our stockings myself (I've been calling them "Papa, Mama and Baby Bear's":
Josh's (Papa Bear) Mine (Mama Bear):
and of course...Renoir's (Baby Bear)!
A bird's eye view of our living room:
Renoir napping as the snow falls outside:
All my pretty ornaments from Shannon!
a mini tree I decorated with vintage jewelry:Watching the snow fall...
I love these pink and white beaded bouquets...
I found this little shepherd boy at a sale and think is just the cutest thing!
I used lots of flowers on our tree this year:and beads and lace and trim...vintage and new balls....
gold glittered finds...
It has a very "Victorian" look this year....
we put her in a huge urn that we painted white:
Now Renoir can't drink her water! (He did that all the time last year!!!)
I hope that you enjoyed viewing my day of turning the "big 26"and more of my holiday home! If you can believe it...I still have more to show! I decorated the front of our hose with pretty decorations and lights...I'll post more of our home soon! If you made it all the way to the bottom of this post...thanks for sticking through ALL the photos! I know it was a ton! Have a beautiful week! And look for the winner of my Bonne Annee Giveaway to be announced within the next couple of days!!!