Sunday, December 16, 2007

Bloggity Christmas Tour

If you click on the fancy lil' Button to the right ----> You will see a link to BooMama's Bloggity Home Tours. There are just a few of her readers who are taking part in this.... so I decided to take part as well. Here is a "mini" tour of some of the holiday things that make me smile:

First, Spray some of this: This is my new favorite smell!!!

Now that you can smell some of the yummy goodness in my home, take a bite of this:

Loli-Pop sugar cookies.... ask Martha Stewart for the recipe. So quick, cute, and easy!!!


Now that you smell yummies... and your taste buds are tantalized- take a peek at this:
A mini display on my Favorite Hutch my MIL gave me

A photo of our REAL tree (crooked for some reason) and my favorite "HAND" made ornament:


My favorite reindeer that have been in the family for a few years

A glimpse at garland lining my archway, my favorite (year round) photo of my hubby and I, and an ornament tradition I started with Tommy, Paisley and I. Every year I write down our accomplishments, and put it on paper. I then roll up the paper and insert it into the glass ornament. In 16 more years, I will then hand them ALL to my daughter to look back on if she chooses!:
A snapshot of a handmade wooden reindeer with an actual red light nose... there are 4 in total. I have had these for a few years, but before that, my Mom had them in her clothing store windows as displays for almost 15 years!:

My newest favorite serving tray, and Tin (full of popcorn) from Walmart (UGG):


The funniest and BEST Christmas book I have seen to date, here is the cover and a few photos of what you'd see inside (click on the photos to read the descriptions and ingredients):




Lastly.... the best gift, present,and heart warming, little thing I have EVER received:

Thank you for looking... I look forward to walking into your home too! :)
~K

45 comments:

Southern Heart said...

Everything looks lovely! I love the reindeer, and the cookies look delicious! And your daughter adorable!

Merry Christmas,

Andrea

Jessica said...

I love the little handprint snowman ornament! And, your daughter is precious!

mammacheryl said...

I especially love the handprint ornament. Beautiful daughter. Merry Christmas!

Hootin' Anni said...

The two reindeer are simply adorable, and would you look at that beautiful smile? That's the best decoration ever...kids are what Christmas is all about.

Mine's posted. I have two versions.

A thumbnail short version
and
a
slide show long version.

Senkyoshi said...

Thanks for sharing your favorites!

Jenni said...

Cute, cute! I love the "handmade" ornament! TFS!

Mommy Cracked said...

Those cookies look so yummy!!! Everything looks beautiful! Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Everything looks wonderful, the most beautiful decoration of all though, your little girl :-)
This is so much fun, Have a Wonderful and Blessed Christmas.
Jamie Lea
http://www.xanga.com/homeschoolingthem

Crooked Eyebrow said...

Wonderful! The cookies look delicious. Thanks for the tour and have a Merry Christmas

Jen said...

Everything looks so wonderful, especially the cookies! Your daughter is beautiful and makes the best decoration of all.
Merry Christmas,
Jen

Susanne said...

So cute! I love that Rudolph with the light up nose!

Tina said...

I LOVE that snowman "handmade" ornament! That is the best.

It's a Mom Thing said...

Thanks for the tour. I love your little painted reindeer...so cute!

JanMary said...

Great tour - thanks so much. My son made the snowmen handprint this year :)

Merry Christmas to you and yours from Northern Ireland.

kittyhox said...

That last photo definitely overshadows all the others! Your daughter is gorgeous!

Kathy b said...

I enjoyed myself on your tour and your home smelled so festive too. You have some really cute pieces and a cutie in the last photo too.

LizzieFish said...

aw kalyn, you're famous!

no wonder we haven't heard from you all week.

the next erma said...

Loved the "hand" made ornament the best. You have a beautiful daughter.
Merry Christmas!

Dianne said...

Merry Christmas! The best photo-your beautiful daughter. : )
How about telling us about the handprint ornament-that is awesome! And the new book-look at Barbie! ; )

Jen said...

Your daughter is beautiful first of all. Your decorations are great and I loved the cookie pops...great ideas.

Big Mama said...

The sugar cookies are so cute! And your daughter is beautiful!

His Doorkeeper said...

I will tell you something you already know: your little girl is beautiful! Aren't you a blessed family? Thank you for sharing your home.

Jenn said...

those cookies are the bomb! love the handprint snowmen as well!

Sabrena said...

everything looks great, and your daughter is gorgeous!!!

love the cookies---

Chelle, Mike, Max, and Maggie said...

What a great photo of P! Hey, did you hire a photographer for that one? LOL LOVE the sugar cookie idea.

Now I can say I knew Kalyn when...

Lana G! said...

Your daughter is adorable! Merry Christmas and thank you for opening your home - Beautiful!

Gattina said...

Very nice decorations ! But to look at the tree I had to turn my laptop around, lol !

Biscuits & Grits said...

That is the most precious and adorable gift you have received.
You must have been mighty good that year.

Robin

BJ @ http://freedomfiles.homeschooljournal.net said...

The reindeer are so cute! Merry Christmas.

Mrs. Pivec said...

Thanks for the tour! I love your idea about the glass ornament; what an exciting thing you'll get to do in years to come!

Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas!

Mercy's Maid said...

First of all, your child is absolutely beautiful!

Second of all, I love the ornament tradition. What a neat idea!

http://mercysnumber1fan.blogspot.com/2007/12/christmas-tour-of-homes.html

Jennifer said...

Gorgeous decorations! I really love your idea for writing down accomplishments & inserting into that year's ornament. That will mean so much to your daughter in the years to come! Thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas to you & yours!

Jennifer :-)

Brandi said...

i am so stealing this idea

the160acrewoods said...

awww i love the snowman ornament handprint! and those lolli pop sugar cookies look great!

boomama said...

What a neat tradition with the ornaments! I LOVE that idea. And your daughter is a doll.

Thanks for sharing your home with us!

Kelly M. Parkison said...

I love the accomplishment ornament idea...if you don't mind...I am going to borrow it!

Melissa Markham said...

Everything looks so festive and welcoming! I enjoyed my visit and I loved the handprint ornament!

MOMMY said...

What a beautiful little girl! They sure do make the holidays special- don't they? I couldn't imagine Christmas without my 4. I love the handprint snowman ornament -how CUTE! I am getting so many great ideas on this tour for next year- there are so many creative decorators out there!
Merry Christmas to you and yours!!

Cherdecor said...

I am taking the BooMama Christmas Tour. Thank you for sharing your home. Everything is so festive!
Ha! Ha! I loved the SNOWBALL FIGHT also!

Ghia said...

she is absolutely beautiful...i want her eyelashes!

Kristy said...

I love the yearly ornaments you're making - what a great idea.

And I really like that serving tray - too cute!

annselma said...

What a great idea about the accomplishments ornament. Thanks for sharing and MMMMM the house smells wonderful!

The Garners said...

I love the glass ornament idea as a way to record things and pass them along to your daughter--she'll cherish those! And she is a doll! Thank you for the tour...Merry Christmas!

Bev Brandon said...

Come walk in...the door is open...you are so inviting...and those cookies are to die for---like you copied them out of a magazine---you did it! And you gave me the best tip of the Christmas tour---febreze sugar cookie thingy or something like that---i am off to albertson's in search of it..........

mwmuse said...

Thank you for sharing!

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