Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Holiday Home 2013

Hi there! I wasn't sure if I would participate in a Holiday Home Tour this year, but then at the last minute decided I would, just in case I never get around to including this in a scrapbook, at least it's recorded here. I've done my best to repeat some of the traditional decor I've used in the past, but also incorporated new ideas this year, hopefully you like them. We kinda do :) 

I also would like to apologize for the picture quality, the only camera I have right now is on my phone, and it's pretty old, but it'll do until I can afford a new one :)

Come on in! Did you notice the urns I pulled together from greenery I cut down on our property? I was pleased with how they turned out. I also put together the simple wreath on the door too from our own bushy cedar :)


I repeated the "heavenly peace" theme from last year using the feather boa's as the garland throughout the entry and main floor. Lot's of gold, sparkle and white lights.



I added some pretty ornments to my plain old light fixtures. Voila! 

I grouped some old wreathes and traded out golds, white and sparkle on tabletops, etc.

Sidebar, daytime - angel collection.
Nighttime too.
 Formal living room tree.

Feather garlands everywhere, hung the feather wreath and kissing ball in the hall to the bedrooms. 

 Master bedroom, added the silver stockings, some greenery onto shelf tops, and the purple tree/ candles on the dresser.

Mini Trees in the boys room, the baby's sparkly pink tree (not shown is the guest room - blue tree)

The baby's holiday wardrobe is ready!

Bannister to family room (I've added to this since the pic was snapped)

Christmas village on hutch at top of stairs.


FAMILY ROOM - Red, Gold and Green


Advent wreath


The Heart of our Home

Nativity Mantel


Practice for Christmas Brunch.

Kitchen Window 

Tried my hand at creating my own pine garland.

Our Jesse Tree




Bathroom, highlighted the GREENS and GOLDS.

Most of these pics were taken a couple weeks ago, so there's been some tweaking since, they may or may not make it to the blog. Until the next post, I'm going to go and enjoy some of the baking from our baking exchange earlier this month, if I can manage to keep the kids out of the baking first!  
 Thanks for taking the time to tour our home and Happy Holidays!

Linking up to the Holiday Home Tour at the Nesting Place here.

Monday, December 2, 2013

The Heaslip Herald 2013

 Just a friendly reminder... there are days til Christmas!

I must preface this post with a disclaimer... The reason we are posting the newsletter online this year is simply to save money (printing and mailing costs). If we get enough complaints that you don't like this format, we hopefully will have it in the budget to print next year if the majority of you wish for that. 

Second, I apologize that I am not tech savvy enough to post this on here differently (ie - so it's bigger). The hubby has promised to figure out a way to create a link for you to be able to access this in a couple other formats - so you can read it easier (esp. if you also are not tech savvy enough to know how to enlarge the view) and also so you can print it out if you are so inclined (without having to print the whole blogger page. So if you are too annoyed with this format, just wait a wee bit longer, and you'll have other options.  

Without further ado...I give you the 7th edition of the Heaslip Herald! Grab a coffee and enjoy. 

Much Love and Happy Holidays,

                  (aka Mama T aka Tammaymay aka Mimi, etc.)

Sunday, December 1, 2013

It's coming....!


Due to technical delays...the Heaslip Herald (newsletter) is obviously not up yet... working on it. Hopefully will be up by tonight or apologies.

Here's a sneak peak of what's coming...

A Year in Review...obviously

Our Awesome Kids

Some of our Stand Out Friends...

New friends we made...

Stuff we did...

Places we went...

Some things we love... 


our hopes for the New Year...
and maybe some more...
Stay tuned and thank you for your patience!

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