Photobucket     Photobucket        

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

More Christmas Decorating Pictures!

Hi everyone! I have lots of pictures to show you. I love hearing from all of you!! This is our dining room . The table runner is sprinkled with little fabric stars.

I've collected all kinds of ornaments over the years, some were gifts and some I bought.

Sherry found these Spode plates for me at TJ Maxx for 6.99 each!

I took this picture from outside.

My niche all decked out!

Here are my bookcases with some Christmas touches.

This santa in the hot air balloon is one of my favorite christmas pieces.

I sell these frames on Etsy. I'm going to be giving one away soon, look for that next week!

I found the snowmen at TJ Maxx and made this arrangement.

I decorated the tops of the presents with poinsettias, ribbon and stars. I didn't realize I liked stars so much. LOL!

Another favorite Christmas piece!

I have been seeing tassels like these around town and on Etsy, so I thought I would try and make myself a few. Nancy at makes beautiful handmade tassels and sells them in her Etsy store. She has a great blog, her home is beautiful, if you haven't visited her you should!

I found this cute reindeer pick at a Christmas show this past weekend and decided to put it in this plant.

Even Sassy is decorated, look at her Christmas bow!

I hope you enjoyed this long post and maybe you got a few ideas?! After Thanksgiving I'll show you my kitchen and I will also have a blog giveaway. I still have some pics of my friend's (big) home and I will be decorating my parent's house soon. Stay tuned......... Thanks so much for your visits, I'm enjoying getting to know all of you! Have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

I'm decorated!

Thanks again for all of your sweet comments, I really appreciate them!! I just finished my house today. I have collected lots of Christmas things over the years working at the interior shop, and shopping at Hobby Lobby and other places. I love Christmas! I decorate with a little bit of everything. I like santas, presents, snowmen, etc. I have a gold tree with angels and crosses in the computer/ T.V. room. The little tree in the kitchen is done in gingerbread men, my main tree is in the dining room.

I'll post more pics soon, I took these at night and I don't have the best camera. Thanks for coming by!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

See..... I told you I've been busy!

Thank you all for your sweet comments on my christmas decorating. I really appreciate you taking time to leave your thoughts. I hope you are enjoying my pictures and not sick of christmas yet! He He. Sherry and I decorated my friend's house today. I'm going to show you some of it, but I will show you the rest in a later post. We also decorated my friend's parent's house yesterday, I have some pics of their home too. I know these homes are big, but you can incorporate these ideas on a smaller scale, that's what I do in my own home. Here I am decorating one of her trees......

This is her parent's house.

I had to run to Hobby Lobby and get candles and candle holders for the mantles.

These are some trees I decorated for another dear lady, she puts the ornaments on and I just add the ribbon, flowers and lots of ting ting, she loves ting ting!

I hope you all enjoyed the pictures. Now, time for some rest!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

I've been busy doing more decorating!

Boy have I been busy, this my crazy week! Here are some pictures of a house we did yesterday. Not only am I busy with other houses, I'm in the middle of a big mess decorating my own. I can't wait to get done and get things back in order! I'll show you mine soon.

This is another big beautiful home. We started doing this house several years ago, we decided to change some of the garlands up a bit for next year, but everything has held up well.

This is in the formal livingroom. She puts candleholders on each side.

This is in the kitchen, the closeup did not turn out. This garland has fruit , berries and cranberry balls. She has the cutest dog!

Hopefully I can post on Friday, we have 2 more houses this week. Thursday we do my good friend's house. It's huge and we decorate it to the max!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Another Fun Award!

I received this bookworm award yesterday from Donna at and from Tam at They are both great ladies!!

Here's how it goes. Pass this on to 5 blogging friends. Open the closest book to you, not your favorite or most intellectual book, but the book closest to you at the moment, to page 56. Write out the 5th sentence, as well as two to five sentences following that...

This is going to be interesting..... I'm in Kevin's T.V./Computer room. He reads really weird books, so the closest one to me is...... Shadow Dale. It's some kind of fantasy book.
The flask was empty and Kelemvor allowed Caitlin's head to sink into the soft pillows."Now what?"
"Now we wait,"Zehla said."unless we poisoned her it will probably be morning before we see any results."
"If the potion works, will she be fit to ride with us?"Kelemvor said anxiously.
"She will live,"Zehla said. "We will see about the rest".
A little strange huh? Don't you all want to go out and buy this book! The people I give this award to are.......
Have fun doing this, I hope you have a book as interesting as mine close to you! He He. Does anyone know why pg. 56? Just wondering.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

I Decorated my Blog and another House!

Merry Christmas! I know it's a little early , but we all know how fast it creeps upon us. Hope you like my blog's new festive look! Sherry and I decorated another house today so I have several pictures to show you. This house is decorated a little more woodsy. They live out of town a little bit, so the theme fits their home. We have done this house for several years now, and everything is still holding up well. Hope you get some ideas!
I love using christmas accessories in my arrangements, I think it adds a unique feel. This one sits on the kitchen island and can be seen all the way around.

This light hangs over the kitchen table. I used part of a garland and added some berries and gold twigs throughout, then I hung the rasberry grapevine balls on the garland.

This is not the best shot of the mantle, but the other pictures were really blurry. It has holly, ribbon and berries throughout.

I'm sorry this is blurry. This is the entry table with an arrangement I made. I love amarylis!

Guest Bathroom with a little christmas.

They just redid alot of ther home and this front door is gorgeous! Ok, I'm going to be critical of myself, look at the right side of the garland, the ribbon must be tucked back behind, DARN! I think that was Sherry's side to fluff out! He He. Maybe they won't notice.

I have much more to show you in the upcoming weeks so stay tuned.........

Featured in Country Woman Magazine fall 2012 for kitchen and crafts

My Photo
I'm a 40yr. old mother of 1. I've been married for 19 years to a wonderful man, Kevin. We have one son together named Chase who is 14. We live in a small town in Arkansas and have a dog named Sassy, a cat named Coco and now a chinchilla, Tiki. My husband is a Database Administrator and I have my own business called Kristen's Creations where I make and sell a variety of crafts. I worked in a shop as a floral designer for 15 yrs. until it closed. My former boss decided to retire and lease out her building. I enjoy crafting, decorating, and hanging out with my family. E-mail me at

To subscribe through email, add your email address below.

You are welcome to pin anything from my blog

Follow Me on Pinterest

Total Pageviews

The tip junkie featured my snowman mesh wreath!

homemade crafts

Popular Posts


Decorating Blogs - BlogCatalog Blog Directory

Sassy Girl

Sassy Girl

Cock a doodle doo!!

Cock a doodle doo!!

Wish we were here!

Wish we were here!

blog ranking

Lifestyle Blogs - Blog Rankings

Blog List

  • *Yaay!* October is finally favorite month! I have been looking forward to those cool, crisp fall days that I love so much...but here, it's been ...
    1 hour ago
  • New York City has such a fantastic vibe, so much to see and do, I love the energy, the sights and sounds, so it’s always exciting to return. My most rece...
    2 hours ago
  • Hello all! Thank you so much for the lovely comments on my story Friday! I'm still in awe of what happened. I have been in touch with the editor of the boo...
    8 hours ago
  • Hey TT&J readers, it’s Holly from My Sister’s Suitcase. It’s been a while since I’ve been here so I’m glad to be back, just in time for my favorite season ...
    9 hours ago
  • [image: DIY Makeover for Outdoor Furniture]A Bistro Set Makeover
    10 hours ago
  • There are some of the most fabulous giveaways in blogland and when you win one it is sooooooooooooo special. I have lusted after these fabulous carved sla...
    10 hours ago
  • *Beaulah and I have been having fun popping out* *Halloween chocolates with a skull and pirate theme.* *Beaulah has been helping to get the house all* *h...
    11 hours ago
  • Happy Monday, friends and welcome to our Fall dining room! I'm happy to be sharing it today as part of a fun Fall blog hop, hosted by the sweet and talen...
    11 hours ago
  • Fall is here! I love to read no matter what the season, but there is something magical about sitting outside under a tree enjoying a book. Grab a blanket...
    11 hours ago
  • Good Morning and Happy Fall! I can finally say that today because just now feels like fall here in Dallas. I'm so glad you are here! I mad...
    11 hours ago
  • Good morning! I hope you all are drying out from all the RAIN we have had, especially here along the east coast! I feel so bad for the people ON the coast ...
    12 hours ago
  • Hello, Dear Ones! Well, I'm trying to get on the ball and get my house decorated for Fall! So let's go into the dining room. I have a collection of milk gl...
    15 hours ago
  • Mini NY Cheesecake - ButterYumWe recently celebrated our oldest son's birthday and, as usual, he requested cheesecake for dessert. I typically make some v...
    19 hours ago
  • I can't believe October is here and it's already zipping by! I LOVE fall and this time of year but I sort of hate how early it's getting dark right now. ...
    20 hours ago
  • [image: mms-1115] We are back home from our trip to Alabama, safe and sound from the Market on Chapel Hill. It is a long trip, but it’s always worth it. T...
    20 hours ago
  • [image: FALL DECOR ON THE PORCH] Our back door porch is the entry used by family and friends. Now we are greeted by Fall leaves and pumpkins. PLEASE CLICK ...
    21 hours ago
  • I love a pretty bed. Maybe you have noticed that. Changing the bedding is such an easy way to change the feel of a room. I mostly just change the pillows a...
    23 hours ago
  • [image: 5 Transformations with a Simple Can of Paint] In August I mentioned I participated in the 127 yard sale that runs from Michigan to Alabama. All a...
    1 day ago
  • [image: destin fashion and beach127_20150917] I've got one more post to share with you about Destin, since I was down there a few weeks ago. I'll be sharin...
    1 day ago
  • "A wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings, and learn how by his own thought to derive benefit from his illnesses." --Hippo...
    1 day ago
  • *Today, I have a few houses to share from readers! I love when you send me pictures of your homes and encourage anyone who wants to show their home to ...
    2 days ago
  • [image: Best of the Weekend] Happy Weekend! Is it raining where you live? We’ve had a lot of rain here the last week with more coming down today and over...
    2 days ago
  • Ok, so I don’t know for sure that this is THE most simple fall mantel ever. But I do know for sure that it is MY most simple fall mantel ever. Anne Shirl...
    3 days ago
  • If you are a tableware junkie like myself, you'll love Replacements. Mr. Bob Paige is the founder and CEO of Replacements, Ltd. He's a former antique b...
    4 days ago
  • We are down to the wire now , and the progress we have seen in the last week is remarkable. In my last update I showed you the house painted, that was ...
    4 days ago
  • Welcome to the Share Your Style party. I am excited you are here and I look forward to see what you have to share. So far this week I posted about finally ...
    5 days ago
  • *Hi there friends...* *Nothing much going on over here this 3 kids are involved in a lot so I've been pretty busy! * *But I'm one who enjoys the ...
    5 days ago
  • I hope I've been missed just a wee bit. I took a much needed get away to the east coast, North Carolina to be specific to see my daughter and the grands. I...
    5 days ago
  • [image: SONY DSC] I went right up to the few days before Fall officially began before I brought out my decorations. Of course, this week it is going to...
    1 week ago
  • *Thank you to The Land of Nod for sponsoring this post.* Today I wanted to share a couple of my favorite kid decor items in my home. I have had an infatua...
    1 week ago
  • My three favorite things about decorating for Halloween? Glitter, black and white, and simplicity. Luckily, this projects fits the bill for all three, and ...
    1 week ago
  • Welcome! I would like to formally introduce a new sign to the family. "Home" This one holds a special place in my heart. It recently appeared on the HG...
    1 week ago
  • Yup…you read that right! I am going to Hollywood in just a few short weeks! Here’s the scoop. I have not been posting much this past while because I hav...
    3 weeks ago
  • We are just starting the second week of school and it is killing me a little! I have four kids at four different schools, so from 5am - 9am I am getting t...
    5 weeks ago
  • 1 month ago
  • These closet doors are dreamy!!! *Dream Book Design *turned an unattractive closet door into something I want!!! Learn *how to build a barn door for a...
    2 months ago
  • This is a post to brag a bit on my talented husband. However before I get to that...let me tell you the story. Back in the early 90's we made a move from S...
    3 months ago
  • This Miniature Pewter-Like Teapot with Lid that lifts and tilts is adorable at the height of just 1 1/2 inches tall, and matching teacup, saucer, and disp...
    8 months ago
  • *Hi! I have been decorating for Christmas this week and finished the piano so I wanted to share.This will be a short post, I am working hard to get my hous...
    10 months ago
  • I have been keeping a secret for a few months... and it has been hard not to give it away! Thank goodness I can finally tell you today!!! After 4 1/2 y...
    1 year ago
  • Hello Lovlies, You are cordially invited to join me at my new blog, Larkspur Interiors. WHEN: Now! WHERE: R.S.V.P.: Not necessa...
    1 year ago
  • It's Friday once again. Can you believe it? And it's time for another great house tour. Today we're snooping around Jenna's home at Rain On A Tin Roof. ...
    2 years ago
  • Projects, projects, do they ever end? lol There is always something to add to the list, isn't there? I had wanted to add bead board to the ends of our ...
    3 years ago

Designed By: