It's almost here! Just wanted to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas! I will be taking a few days off from blogging to finish up last minute Christmas details and to spend this wonderful time with friends and family. I will spend most of the day tomorrow watching over my burgandy mushrooms that I am taking to Christmas dinner on Sunday. I saw Ree Drummond make them on the Pioneer Woman Christmas special on Food Network the other day and I HAVE to make them. They are super easy but take 9 hours. Yes, 9 hours. But from what I hear it's worth it. We shall see.
They look delicious. They'll go great with the beef tenderloin!
It's not really Christmas for me until I have seen all of my favorite Christmas movies and shows. They bring back so many wonderful memories and really get me into the Christmas spirit. Here's my must see list in no particular order...
Charlie Brown Christmas
Brady Bunch Christmas Episode
Andy Griffith Christmas Episode
I Love Lucy Christmas Episode
As you can see I have a lot to watch to get ready for Christmas but I love it!
Yay! I finally finished the paint the kitchen cabinets white project. Actually they are an off white but white just the same. I used Annie Sloan's chalk paint in Old White. I think I achieved what I was going for, which is fresh, modern, and bright. Take a look at the before and after photos...
Phase 1 is done. Next up is painting the white doors black leaving the white trim and painting large horizontal white (the color of the cabinets) stripes on the walls. What do you think so far?
4 days until Christmas if you don't count today and I am so excited. Can't wait for Christmas vacation to start. I have so enjoyed checking the mail and looking at all the beautiful Christmas cards from our friends and family. It seems like every year I do something different to display them. This year they are hanging around the mantel. Here are a few pictures of what other people do with their Christmas cards.
Wanted to share with you a project done by Sherry of Young House Love. She found these brown paper mache looking reindeer for $4 at Ben Franklin and decided to spray paint them red to use as Christmas decorations. I think they are perfect.
Aren't they beautiful. I love the bright red shiney finish. They look like they could be ceramic. $4 bucks a piece (no pun intended) and a can of spray paint and you end up with this. Great idea!!!
If you're still undecided on what to get that special someone in your life for Christmas....let me give you 2 can't go wrong options. Are you listening dear?
Number 1: Can you say 3 day weekend????
What about New York?
Really, you can go ANYWHERE. Just pick a weekend book a hotel and get a babysitter if needed and take off. Go and have fun like you did when you were dating. How can you go wrong???
Number 2: Go out to eat!!! Pick a place that they love and make reservations and suprise them with a date night. They say the way to a man's heart is through their stomach and that's true for me too. Love to eat out!
Wouldn't mind a trip out to the ol' Melting Pot
Mmmm.... yummy fondue. And don't forget the wine!
Seriously? Leagal Sea Foods.... This would make one girl I know deliriously happy. (me!)
Or you could order from lobster gram and have a night in with delicious and really fresh food. No worrying about whose driving home. We honeymooned in Maine and for our 1st anniversay I ordered this as a surprise. Yes, they come live and yes, someone in your house has to be the murderer. Or, you could order the tails. Anyway, it was great!
Can't go wrong with any of these ideas. Santa....are you listening????