Monday, December 26, 2016

Post Christmas 2016 And A Look Ahead To 2017

We had such a flurry of festivities over here. A little post Christmas 2016 update.
As usual the hubby outdid himself with all the decorating this year. I am so blessed to have him love to do it all. He really is a blessing. He gets it out, decorates and usually puts it all away with a little help from me. It really frees me up to do all the cooking and prep work.

kitchen Christmas tree, vintage

Christmas kitchen, Christmas decorating ideas, vintage Santa

Sweet gifts from friends like my little red cow creamer and a prim garden gnome that came as a surprise in the mail, just so appreciated.

cow creamer, red kitchen

prim Christmas, gnome, candy canes

We had parties to attend and 20 people over here on Christmas day. Our numbers are growing and we always welcome friends who would like to come. By far one treat everyone loved and requested were our rice krispy treat balls.  We made two huge batches. Aren't they fun?

 rice krispy treats, Christmas cookies

The big guy and I look a little serious as we were heading out to a party but really we are so happy and thankful for another year of blessings with our family and friends and for all of you who come and take the time to read our little blog. We are looking forward to 2017 and sharing our home, hubby's holiday decor, food and tips to keep things simple in the coming year. Please check in often and again thanks and Happy New Year!!


  1. Nice work, both of you. It's so good to be part of a Team! :) Great photo! Happy New Year, hoping it will be the best year ever for all of us.

  2. Your table top tree is decorated so cute, Elaine. Merry Christmas! Happy New Year!!!

    Ricki Jill

  3. Such nice, happy photos. Happy New Year Elaine!
    xo Kris

  4. Great picture of you both and a Very Happy New Year!