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Tuesday, December 2, 2008

I've been Tagged!! Also... pictures of my Peppermint and Gingerbread Kitchen!


First for the tag.....

4 of you guys got me!
These ladies are all very talented, go pay them a visit!





~~ 6 Random Things About Myself.~~
Here are the rules.
1. Link to the person who tagged you.
2. Post the rules on your blog (copy and paste 1-6)
3. Write 6 random things about yourself.
4. Tag 6 people at the end of your post and link to them.
5. Let each person know they been tagged and leave them a comment.
6. Let the tagger know when your entry is up.
~~~~~~Here are my 6 random things: ~~~~~~

1.I hate getting up in the mornings. I barely get Chase to school on time (and sometimes I don't) I have always been that way. My mom gets up at 5:oo a.m. every morning, I think she's crazy! If you guys get up that early, you are too. LOL!! (just kidding) ;)

2. I love turtles! Yes turtles. As soon as it gets warm enough in the spring, Chase and I go down to the pond and hunt for them. This spring I caught one. I had to wait very patiently, but I got him. The pet store owner knows how much I like turtles and gave one to me , his name is Dan. The other one is Little Guy,we still have both of them, they are in tanks in Chase's room. Don't get me wrong, I love Sassy and Coco too!

3. I hate finding something to wear in the mornings. My closet is full of cheap clothes that I hate.


4. I was a really bad teen. I used to sneak out at night, the window was to difficult, so I would just go out the front door! I eventually did get caught, and the fun was over.

5. I was married at 19, I'm now 35. We will celebrate our 16 year anniversary this summer. My mom prayed for someone to come and calm me down. I don't think she thought I would get married so young though. It was true love!

6. I can play the piano. I took for 7 years, but just recently started playing again. I'm no Mozart, most of my music is labeled EASY. Chase has been taking lessons for 4 years, he's 9. He has a recital on Monday.(still needs a little practice)

Wow! I really had to think on those!

The 6 ladies I pass this on to are.......


Now for some kitchen pictures.......
This is easy to make, but you will need to unwrap lots of peppermints!

See, I told you!

I made the arrangement and got the gingerbread candle holder at Khol's.


The plate came from Dillard's


I made the frame.





The gingerbread girl in the teacup is my favorite ornament!

I hope you enjoyed this post. You definitely learned a little bit about me and maybe you got a few ideas. Thanks for stopping by!!

38 comments:

Royaltouch said...

Darling, I also do my kitchen in Gingerbread theme.
It is red and cheery!
Fun blog, I have to look at it some more.

Happy To Be said...

Kristen you are a girl after my own heart as I love gingerbread men and they are getting so hard to find any more..I have been looking for dishes with them on...just love yours..Thanks for the tag girl but I just did this one...I just love your home and everything you do..always so beautiful..you were a young bride..and may I say a pretty one also..Thanks for sharing yet another great post..Hugs and smiles Gloria ps I with your mom but I am up by 4am...

mishebe said...

Boy everyone is doing very cute Gingerbread decor this year. i want some too. Oh, i took a peppermint, my breathe was bad, sorry. lol. mishelle

tam said...

Your kitchen is sooo cute Kristen! Love it!I haven't decorated nearly enough-don't know if I will get around to it this year either-although I want to.
I have to tell you I too was a terrible teen(hey it was the 70's ok!) but now I am such a conservative girl-well pretty much anyway! LOL!I used to sneak out all the time too! Shame on us naughty girls! And I have been with my husband since I was 19, but I am a bit older then you. My husband and I just celebrated 25 years of married life this past Aug! I also absolutely hate getting up early!!! I have never been a morning person.I haven't met many people like us though. It was fun to learn more about you and interesting that we have things in common! Glad to hear you had fun with the tag!
Hope your week is wonderful!
~Tam :)

marty39 said...

Love the peppermint and gingerbread. What great decorating ideas. I'll have to try this. Marty

Kristen said...

So fun to learn more about you...frogs...wouldn't have guessed.
Love the peppermint candy candle. I may try that. Your decorations are awesome.

coco said...

Your kitchen looks fabulous...Love the gingerbread/peppermint theme & I think those placemats look better on your table!:) I enjoyed your list of random things...You are not alone,I struggle getting dressed every morning too!

Bo said...

Good morning Kristen...It was fun to learn more about you! But oh my, seeing your kitchen all decked out was a real treat...You are such a great decorator! ;-) Bo

Dawnie said...

Nice! I wouldnt have the patience to unwrap all those candies--reminds me of making homemade caramel apples and peeling all those caramels!

I'm into gingerbread this year also-I dont know why. I have a gingerbread man sitting for 3 days right now to see if it worked. If it did-I will decorate him and place him in my window--if it didnt work-i'm on the lookout for another dough!

Momovthree said...

Very cute! I think I might have to steal your idea. I just took tiny pumpkins out of my candle vase and had no idea what to put in it for the holiday season. Those peppermints look very festive that way. Great idea!

Patricia said...

I did this them too this year...not on the same stunningly gorgeous scale as you but I did take all of my cookie cutter and hang them by ribbons and all gingerbread and striped accessories with candy ornaments and hang them all around
Thanks foe the inspiration I am going to tweak a few things now
Your blog is awesome!

Nancy said...

Hi Kristen, It was fun to learn a little about you! The Kitchen looks fantastic!!! I don't have a theme for my kitchen...it's just a hodgepodge(sp?) of everything! I love the gingerbread theme...might have to work on that for next year. Love the frame you made!!!! Nancy

Buffie said...

LOL! Ok, we have a lot in common! I used to sneek out too. I love turtles, we have two. I also have a closet full of cheap clothes I hate! lol! Oh and I was married at 19 too, love at first kiss for me, :)!!!

Your kitchen looks fabulous BTW!!!

Buffie :)

Lynne said...

Kristen, these are darling.. I would keep an eye on our Gloria. She loves Gingerbread men. :-) Your arrangements are just awesome..
hugs ~lynne~

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Kristen, Thanks for playing tag and posting. Fun answers! You weren't kidding alot of us did tag you for this one! Love the picturs of your kitchen. Look at all of those mint wrappers! ~Melissa ;0

Melissa Miller said...

Forgot to say I LOVE the plate from Dillards. Lovely! :)

profenretraite said...

Hi Kristen...I love all of your decorations! I bet the peppermint candle makes the kitchen smell wonderful! I love reading those 6 random things! My daughter was one of those teenagers who sneaked out the window and she turned out fine, too! lol...Debbie

Lynette said...

Hi Kristen - Everything looks beautiful as I have come to expect!! I'm almost afraid to post my pics, but I'm going to sometime today!!
Great tag - love to find out all the neat little things about everyone.
Have a good one ~
Lynette

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Kristen, I love your Gingerbread men and peppermints. You did a fantastic job. Thanks for the tag.
Whew.. 6 random things again. lol
Hugs, Terrie

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

That's adorable!! I've been so busy I haven't even gotten my home decorating completed yet. Hope to this weekend. We normally deck out the outside with lots of white icicle lights & moving reindeer but I don't know if we will even have time to do it this yr. We have so many custom rugs to get done and people wanting them in time for christmas. Ok I better stop writing and get busy!! TTYL

Tootsie said...

love the info....and the kitchen looks wonderful...good enough to eat! lol

squawmama said...

Good afternoon sweet Kristen... Loved all you things about you... It is fun hearing everyone’s answers on these posts... great way to get to know each other better... And your decorations are wonderful... here in Florida those mints would be a mess with the HIG humidity...LOL LOL but it does look beautiful... Have a good one sweetie...

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Reynie said...

Girlfriend, you spent some serious time unwrapping all those mints! Holy cow! That's true devotion to a decorating idea!

Also, totally with you on getting up in the morning. I'm such a slow mover.

Happy To Be said...

Hey girl thanks for coming by and checking out my Gingerbread boys..well only 3 more weeks to go are you getting already for it?? hugs and smiles Gloria

Sherry said...

Hi Kristen, love your gingerbread tree and now I understand why you have been sooooo busy!!! (unwraping all of those peppermints)everything looks really great and now we want to see the outside!! Sherry

Barb said...

Kristen,
I love your "adornments"!
I'd try that peppermint centerpiece, only i would probably eat the candy! =0-
Beautiful bright colors.
Thanks for sharing.
Barbara Jean

laurie said...

Kristen, as always, this is just too cute. I would expect nothing less from you. Love the peppermints in the candle holder. So creative. I also enjoyed learning new things about you. I hate picking out something to wear, but I also hate clothes shopping. My clothes all look alike. Browns, blacks, navys. I feel like I'm wearing the same thing all of the time! laurie

Lee Laurie said...

Kristen,
Your tree is so pretty and I love your peppermint idea.
I hate getting up in the mornings because I have fibromyalgia and my whole body is stiff in the mornings. Once I get going, I'm ok. Oh yeah, I was one of the ones that use to sneak out of my window at night. My cousin and I would sneak out and walk to town and go window shopping in all the downtown stores. One time we even went out in our flannel Christmas pj's. No one ever bothered us. I wouldn't do that now for nothing! That was back in the late 70's. We had a ball back then.
Hugs,
Lee Laurie

Laurie - Decorating Fanatic said...

Hi Kristen! Oh I am so not a morning person either! I get more creative the later the evening but being a Mom has definitely "curbed" my night owl ways. My husband is opposite - he sings in the morning and drives me nuts - the good side is that he is snoring while I am watching my recorded decorating shows! :)~ You were a "BAD TEEN"?! No way! ha-ha! I was too - but I think that will benefit us when it's our kids turn. We will know all the excuses! ~ Congratulations on your 16 years of married bliss! It's wonderful you found your Mr. Right so young!..~ Are turtles mean? I would be afraid to lose a finger! I like chocolate turtles - sorry "Dan & Little Guy" ~ Your kitchen looks so adorable! and I was laughing at that mound of wrappers! wow! Your entire house is just so beautifully festive and filled with Holiday Cheer! I'll be back soon. ~ Laurie

Angie said...

I am kinda embarrassed to show my kitchen and other stuff after seeing yours. Come on over to my house and make it as gorgeous as yours!!!

Miss Janice said...

This is all darling. I love the tree, candle arrangement, and the picture frame! Very, very cute...

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Kristen- loved reading about your 6 random things- Piano for 7 years- girl you are probably alot better then you let on. I took piano for 2 years just recently then stopped for 2 years so now I have to start all over again!!!!

Pepperment candle holder is so cute!

Have a great time and sell everything this weekend!

blessings
mary

LdyDy Loves Cake said...

I'm new and came upon your blog page. OMG...your home and decorating is just beautiful. I felt as though I was thumbing through my Traditional Homes magazine or something! I thoroughly enjoyed all the photos! I will stop by often to see what else you have to share.

Sarah @ ThriftyDecorChick said...

OK I'm so with you on getting up and clothes. I get up when my son gets up which thankfully is at least 8 a.m. I am ALREADY thinking of years from now when I'll have to get him off to school in the morning. Dreading it. And I HATE picking out my clothes in the morning. I spend my money on the house, not clothes. Now the teenage stuff, I was so opposite! Such a good girl! (For the most part!) The kitchen is SO fun! I'm trying to make mine more fun now too, it's my spot for peppermints and Santa's now too.

Mom Mom said...

I love the peppermint candy candle holder!

I've been working on some Gumdrop holiday decorations and may need to try that out!

nikkicrumpet said...

Oh you are just putting me to shame. I can't even imagine my house looking this festive and gorgeous!

Red River Interiors: said...

I am in awe of your decorations!! Love the peppermint arrangement, so talented and the tassell too. I love flower arrangements but I do need more practice...Your 15 yrs of experience shows...Great pix too... Fay

D said...

Love your kitchen. I ordered the gingerbread man candle from Kohl's which came the other day. (You should get a commission :)

Thanks! I love it.

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