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♥ Kim - blogger since 2006

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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

~*To All of You*~

All the best to you, dear blogging friends, in 2009!
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I can't thank you enough for yours visits, sweet comments, and friendship over this past year. I appreciate it that you take the time out of your day to visit me and leave me comments...I apologize that I don't always get a chance to thank each and every one of you personally! I'll be back to my regular blogging after the first of the year.

With Much Love and Appreciation,
Kim
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Saturday, December 20, 2008

~*Christmas Living Room/Dining Room*~

Good Saturday afternoon, dear blogging friends! I hope you all are doing well and are getting all of your last minute Christmas preparations done. We finished up Christmas shopping last night so now I'm going to have to get the gifts wrapped! We are having our family Christmas meal on Saturday, December 27th, so I actually have a few extra days to prepare.
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Today's tour starts in our living room...it's decorated pretty simply.


This little Santa is a favorite of mine...it was given to me last year by the woman I work for. He's from Maine.
Do you see that tiny little reindeer by the house? It's from my childhood...I treasure it because my dear Mom always put it out every year.
Our coffeetable.
We are now in the dining room.The hutch.
This little picture was a Christmas card we received this year...I thought it was so sweet...it's glittery.

My drysink...since I didn't have enough candles I used ornaments instead.

Our coat rack.
This is my computer hutch were all of my blogging happens.
The top of the computer hutch.
I found this apothocary jar at TJ Maxx for $19.99! I wasn't going to buy it...I walked by it many times trying to decide what to do...I'm so glad I decided to get it. I can't wait to change it for the seasons.

And, last but not least, our Christmas tree. The only place we had for it was in the dining room. I'm looking for a new tree topper...I want to find a star.
This is my all-time favorite and treasured ornament. My dear Mom gave it to me when I was a little girl and it was always on our tree. Now that my Mom is in Heaven it's even more special to me...
Thank you so much for stopping by for this tour of my home...I appreciate all of your visits and comments so much! This may be my last post until after Christmas and our Christmas dinner on the 27th. Take care my dear blogging friends and may we all keep the true meaning of Christmas in our hearts year round.
Love to you all, Kim

Thursday, December 18, 2008

~*A Few More Kitchen Pictures*~

I can't thank you all enough for the many visits and kind comments you left on my last post...I'm so overwhelmed!!!
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I inadvertantly left out a few pictures that I wanted to share for the Christmas Kitchen Tour...here they are:
This is my chalkboard...it's one of my all-time favorite things in the kitchen. I absolutely love having a chalkboard to write little notes and sayings (I know there are a lot of you sweet blogging friends that have shown neat ideas for chalkboards).
Here is the word PEACE spelled out with twigs that I glued together. I then used decorative ornament hooks to hang them on my curtain rod.
I know that some of you have tried Martha Stewart's glitter, well a few days ago I tried it for the first time and all I can say is WOW...I'm hooked...this stuff is amazing! If you haven't tried it before, I say RUN, don't walk, to your nearest Wal-mart to get some and give it a try. You'll be hooked like me!!!
I've been on a search for new cannisters...I was getting very frustrated because every set of cannisters I looked at wasn't what I was after. I finally found what I was looking for...at Walmart...they were right under my nose all along and I didn't know it!!! They were very reasonably priced and I think they have a nice old-fashioned feel, which is what I was after.
Ok, this wreath is not in my kitchen, but I wanted to show it to you anyways...I found it at JoAnn's last week for a few bucks...I added the ribbon...I bought two of them to hang on my laundry room windows. I showed my laundry room tour a few posts ago...Click Here if you'd like to see it.*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*
Melissa from Little Things In Life gave me a Kreativ Blogger award. Thank you, Melissa...I appreciate it! I always have a hard time deciding who to give these awards to so I'm going to dedicate it to all of you sweet, creative blogging friends in blogland!

Monday, December 15, 2008

~*My Christmas Kitchen*~

Welcome to my kitchen at Christmas!
Now for an upclose look at some things... My new Christmas plates...from Giant Eagle.
My newest Gooseberry Patch cookbook.
Garland above my double ovens decorated with cookie cutters.
Thrift store urn with a glittery bulb.
My church sale table cloth.
Garland on my pantry area...
decorated with miniature porcelain...
and pine cone bulbs recently found at TJ Maxx...aren't they sweet?

My kitchen tree decorated with mini utensils. The tree skirt is from Dollar General several years ago...it's really cute (darn it...should have gotten a close up!). Thank you so much for stopping by! Be sure and visit Julia's Blog Hooked On Houses for more Christmas Tours! Please also go to Boo Mama's Christmas Tour of Homes
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I also want to thank those of you dear blogging friends who commented on my last post...I'm so glad you're not tired of my snow pictures. Glad you enjoyed them because our temperatures warmed up and now all of that pretty snow is GONE! And, I did make the picture of our home into a Christmas card.
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