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Friday, December 15, 2006

Christmas Tour of Homes

So I decided to participate in Boo Mama's Christmas Tour of Homes, but before we began if you're looking for my "Friday Freebie" and "Favorite Ingredient Friday" posts they are just below this one!

If you're planning on coming by for the tour please let me know...we do live on a military installation and I'll have to sign you in at the visitor center if you don't have a military ID card! Please keep in mind that since we do live in military housing we are pretty limited with size - housing is small, not a lot of room (especially when it comes to decorating for the holidays!) so it could get a little crowded. It would be nice if everyone could stagger their visits throughout the day :)

Here's the front door which Kayla helped me decorate!
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As soon as you come in the door you'll be greeted by this smiling guy to your left
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On your way into the living room
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My nativity sets
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Village that sits atop the entertainment center

In through the dining room to the kitchen
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Help yourself to a candy cane!

Kayla's handprint art from last year (the antlers are cutouts of her hands)

Kayla thought the washer and dryer should each have a snowflake too!

Miscellaneous decorations on top of the computer desk. Each year on Black Friday my inlaws get up before the crack of dawn to go shopping. One of their stops is always JC Penney's where they hand out free Disney snowglobes. My MIL is nice enough to grab an extra one for us because she knows we're still sleeping at that time!

My card display

and last but not least - the tree of course! Sort of shoved into this little corner because we really have no other place to put it (did I mention base housing is small?!) There are no presents under the tree yet because 1) Kayla will probably try to open them all, and 2) Joe will squeeze, feel, pick up, and shake all of them to try and guess what they are!

Thanks for stopping by! I'll be making my way to each of your places - probably over the next few days!


Dianne said...

Stopping by to say thanks for sharing a part of you and Merry Christmas!
Kayla is a sweetie pie and I hope she has a wonderful Christmas! : )

Anonymous said...

The Christmas spirit is alive and well at your house. How beautiful all of your decorations are.

Kayla is such a wonderful girl to make sure the washer and dryer had clings on them. :)

Beck said...

I love your card display - that's so cute! And how festive is your washer and dryer!

Barb said...

I can just imagine how exciting it all is to Kayla. Your tree is so pretty and looks perfect right where you put it. And I'm recognizing some Willow Tree figurines on that little shelf by the tree. I have those, too.

Lovely, lovely. Merry Christmas to you!

ChupieandJ'smama said...

Please sign me in, I wouldn't want to get arrested! Kayla's handprint is the sweetest thing. I love your decorations! Your home is so lovely and festive. The village on the computer armoir is so cute. Thanks for the tour and have a blessed Christmas!

ChupieandJ'smama said...

Please sign me in, I wouldn't want to get arrested! Kayla's handprint is the sweetest thing. I love your decorations! Your home is so lovely and festive. The village on the computer armoir is so cute. Thanks for the tour and have a blessed Christmas!

Nisa said...

Your house looks great, Meesh. I love the pic of Kayla decorating the washer and dryer. Oh and we have the same little Nativity scene in the christmas ornament... Cool.

amanda said...

I, of course, love all the snowmen!!!

This is my first time to your blog . . . and the beauty of your little girl got more attention than your christmas decorations. She is precious!!!

Miriam said...

Let me first say that the title of your blog is PERFECT! Your beautiful Kayla does have Big Blueberry Eyes!!! And I love that sign "Priceless Art" hanging on your wall. I think I need one.

Shelley said...

What a good idea. Thanks for the 'tour'. I especially loved the 'priceless art' - antlers from hand prints what a lovely keepsake. Merry Christmas.

Dori (Aviva's mommy) said...

I loved the tour. Kalya's art work is great.

Very festive!


Air Force Family said...

I love all of your decorations! Love your nativity set! Kayla did an excellent job of decorating the washer and dryer.
Her handprint is adorable and precious.

Miranda said...

You have such nice christmas decorations. I love the "Priceless Art" sign. Tell Kayla the door looks lovely!!

I think I'm going to post a "christmas tour" later tonight, after Shaylee goes to bed.

PEA said...

Michelle, you can tell Kayla for me that I think she did a simply WONDERFUL job helping you decorate:-) It looks so Christmassy and I just so enjoyed seeing all your decorations!! Love the way you display your Christmas cards too!! You can't have gifts under the tree yet anyway...SANTA hasn't passed!!!! hehe Hugs xoxo

Tracey said...

Nice decorations!

Anonymous said...

Wow you home looks so magical and cozy! Thanks so much for sharing!

Jessica said...

Beautiful decorations! Such Christmas spirt! Kayla is such a good helper!

Pamela said...

You home looks lovely, and very warm and inviting. I love the snowmen especially the one handing out the candycanes! lol Your tree looks beautiful and I love the snowflake decorations Kayla added to the washr and dryer! hehe!

Linda said...

How very fortunate that my little car has a Military ID stuck proudly to the front windshield. I'll be over in a little bit :)
Your home looks warm and welcoming and very Christmasy. I love the way you display your cards. I'm always hunting around for a place to put them.
Thank you for a lovely visit Michelle and Kayla.

Tammy said...

those antler's of Kayla's hands are the cutest!!
Say and where did you get the cardboard santa's for your cards...just email me at kentuckygal61@yahoo.com...thanks...
Loved my visit!!

Overwhelmed! said...

Michelle, lovely decorations! That's neat that Kayla helped you decorate the door. :)

Thanks for stopping by to peek at my Christmas decoration pictures.

Merry Christmas!

Jill said...

Thanks for the tour. I really like your card display...oh, and the village! Merry Christmas to you!

Tammy said...

Oh, there is too much here to comment on, I loved it all! Especially the card display and snowmen! But love it all!

And I use to be a military wife before we had children, so know all about those little rules and regulations...glad I was able to get through and see your lovely home! ;)

Anonymous said...

Hey, thanks for inviting us to your "open house" I just loved the tour of your "decorated Christmas "home and especially liked the door Kayla did and the washer/dryer!! What fun you must have had decorating with Kayla!!! Hope you have another "open house" next year!! Thank you , thank you for the wonderful, surprise you gave to me when you called me yesterday!! I love to hear Kayla's voice...It really made my day , that and seeing Kelly do so well in her swim meet last night... Love Mom

K.T. said...

Thank you for giving us an online tour...that was pretty awesome!!I love your nativities....they are so different!!

Mrs. B said...

Your home is very pretty. I love the "Priceless Art" piece!
Merry Christmas!

Sarakastic said...

I love the washer & dryer decorating, what a sweet girl & wonderful home you have. Do we have to sign out somewhere? Thanks for having us over.

Catch said...

Your decorations are beautiful Michelle. I love the little sign with the priceless art! That is darling!! I enjoyed your tour Sweety!

Anonymous said...

Great Christmas display :) I LOVE the priceless art hanger!! and your card hangers! Thanks for sharing!!


Mrs. Mac said...

Thanks for the tour! Merry Christmas to your family ... and thanks for being a military family .. God Bless You! Kayla seemed to enjoy sitting on Santa's lap this year.

PastorMac's Ann said...

You've done such a wonderful job of decorating your space - so sweet. I'm certain that your little helper had a hand in that! Your home is so warm and welcoming - a small space perhaps but definitely a big place!

Kelli said...

Kayla did a great job helping you decorate, I especially love the washer and dryer! Your card display is wonderful too! Thanks for having us over!

Carol said...

I agree! The washer and dryer definitely needed the snowflakes!

Thank you for inviting us over to enjoy your home.

Merry Christmas!

Beth said...

Beautiful tour! The folks at the visitor's center barely let me in! Whew, I got lucky!

I loved your tree and your family is beautiful! Thanks for the tour!

Rachael said...

I loved looking at your holiday decorations, Michelle!

Merry Christmas!!!

Rachael & Anna Grace

Barbara H. said...

I am slowly making my way through BooMama's tour. :) Everything is so lovely. I love especially the welcoms sign with the painted scenes on the mittens, the snowmen, and the Christmas card displays!

My tour is buried under other posts here.