Monday, January 6, 2014

So Long, Farewell

You may be singing a familiar tune after reading my status. If not, maybe the picture of the children will jog your memory...No? Okay, well here's the link to the original song from the Sound of Music.

Now that we have sorted that out, Melody and I have decided to retire this blog. We have been blogging for three years, which isn't very long in blog land, but we have been finding our priorities have been changing lately.

We have enjoyed sharing with you our projects and life through these three years. Thank you for supporting us and following along!

Who knows. Maybe we will start our own separate blogs someday. :) 

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

A Christmas Tour - Melody's House

Welcome to my home tour! Don't mind the crazy flurries that are happening, just come on in. Grab a cup of coffee or tea and enjoy my home.

The past weekend has turned this area into a winter wonderland. Yes, it means I have lots of shovelling to do, but I don't mind!

I placed garland above the kitchen cabinets. I made the "joy" banner with this template. I placed the letters onto some green scrapbooking paper that I had and hung it with twine. 
My coffee carousel always holds a good variety of flavoured coffee for anyone who stops by.. Winter Fest anyone?

 One of my favourite clients made this Santa for me. The girls love to pick it up and move it. I never know where it's going to end up!

Mason jars, a tray and garland make an easy decoration.

I found this snow globe at Target for $10!

Our Christmas tree is decorated with old and new ornaments. Bella had a lot of fun decorating along with us and exclaimed over every sparkly ornament she could find.. which was pretty much every one!

Thanks for stopping by! 
If you missed Heidi's house tour yesterday, don't forget to check it out. 

Monday, December 16, 2013

Christmas Tour {2013}

It's hard to believe that this is my third year of doing a Christmas tour of our home! I love decorating for Christmas and although our home will never be perfect (and that is fine with me), it is a cozy place where friends and family feel comfortable and welcome.
So, come on in!

I made this "JOY" sign from an old fence board from our backyard. It was super easy - took maybe 20 minutes - but it adds something special to our teeny tiny porch before you enter our home.
This Christmas, I didn't go crazy with decorating. In fact, a lot of things just stayed in boxes down in the basement. I find that not every single space in my home needs to be covered with something "Christmassy". Can I say that it's actually nicer when it's not? 
You might have already seen the mantle all decked out, but if not, you can hop over and read a little bit more about it here.
Our Christmas tree is decked out in little coloured lights and red, silver and gold balls with some of our favourite ornaments hung on the branches. We enjoy pulling out the old ornaments and remembering when we bought them or who gave them to us.
I dressed up our bookshelves a bit as well. My favourite Christmas angel that plays "Silent Night" stands in front of a bowl full of ornaments.
I printed off the "Joy to the World" letters from my computer and hung them up over our vintage map in the dining room. I also strung up white and red pom poms on string and draped the garland over the map. 
Gavin and I are doing a daily (at least trying to do daily...) Advent activity, Truth in the Tinsel, that teaches the Christmas story in Toddler-sized snippets with an ornament craft. We are both loving our time together in the morning, opening the Bible and focusing on WHO this Christmas season is all about. 
And that's our home all decorated for Christmas. Thank you for coming by!

// 2011 and 2012 Christmas tour //


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