Sunday, December 16, 2007

Christmas Tour of Homes.....Year Two

Can you believe it has been year since I have invited everyone over to see my house? Probably because I had another baby....things just haven't been quite the same since. Last year I took you on a pretty conventional tour of my home. I didn't want to bore you with the same details as I did before so I tried to pick out some interesting "Christmas" scenes from the Miller home. Of course I waited until this evening to take pictures and there is a blizzard taking place outside so, excuse all the snow flying around.

Welcome to our Pink House. Yes, it is really pink. Pepto Pink, I know. I has grown on me.

This is our wreath. Jake's employers sent it from Maine (where the owners live). It was a nice surprise!
Come on out of the cold....Once you are in you can see our tree. It is nothing fancy and it is starting to droop. I hope it can make it till Christmas!

It is already dropping neddles!

In the dining room you will probably catch a glimpse of an elf or two hard at work....Look here is one making sugar cookies!

Here is another elf making cinnamon ornaments!

Elves everywhere....
More ornament making...

We don't have ANY gifts wrapped in our house yet....did I mention I have a bunch of kids? Well, since we haven't wrapped anything I will have to show you a pretty package of cookies. I have been hard at work baking. JenF & I baked around 30 DOZEN cookies last Thursday! Who would have ever thought the two of us would be baking together someday! We made 16 of these packages to give to her tenants!
Are you hungry? Why don't you see if there is anything in the fridge you might want. My fridge is stuffed to the gills right now. Ham, butter, lemons, limes, cheese, those sparklely packages are more cookies for my neighbors, juice, eggs, gingerbread coffee creamer (I am addicted to flavored coffee creamers! ), more cookie dough and the blue bowl is full of cookies....lots of yummy stuff.
On my window sill I have my paper whites growing. I can't wait until they bloom. BTW...I bought those bulb vases at Goodwill (my favorite store) for $1! The other crazy plant is a bunch of clippings to start a plant for a friend.
Another elf....busy eating her toes.
What would a tour of my home be without a glimpse of my craft area. Not too bad this year....probably because I had to abandon most of my homemade projects. I was running out of time.
Last but not least this is my (embarrassing) stash of hidden gifts I need to wrap. I put them in our little toy closet in the basement. I locked it. The kids think they accidentally locked it and I can't find the key. Don't look too closely...you might see your gift.

I am so glad you stopped by to see my seasonal disaster. If you want to see more traditional and pretty pictures visit last years tour. Thanks for stopping by...don't forget to bookmark my page!

For more of the TOUR see BooMama!

83 comments:

Southern Heart said...

I think that your tree is beautiful, and your home is charming! What makes Christmas more perfect than beautiful children? My tree is dropping needles, too...and I've only wrapped 3 gifts. :)

Merry Christmas,

Andrea

Dianne said...

Merry Christmas! Thanks for letting us drop by. Your elves look busy! 30 dozen cookies! Well, I hope to do maybe half that. : )

Joyful Days said...

What a wonderful home & you have some great helpers there!

Senkyoshi said...

Looks like you are having a fun Christmas!

Dawn-Enigma Artist said...

I love your pink house! You have been busy. What fun you and your kiddos re having making memories!

Hootin' Anni said...

Sweet kids! Love the snowy front porch photo too.

I have two versions for my tour. A short version of just a few thumbnails and the other a slide show.

Thumbnail version


Slide show

JanMary said...

Love your elves - we have 3 hard at work in our house too. Love your unconventional tour - especially your fridge pic.

Merry Christmas to you and yours from Northern Ireland.

Stephanie said...

Fun tour.

I forgot i was going to get one together this weekend. Maybe I'll do it today. . . maybe not!

PEA said...

Such darling little elves you have helping you:-) To me, children are such a big part of Christmas...my two boys are now grown and moved away so I tell them they're no fun anymore! lol Thank you so much for opening your home to us, you truly do have it beautifully decorated. Merry Christmas to you and yours! xo

Two Princess Girls said...

Thanks for letting me tour your home! It's very charming!

Julie said...

LOVE your snowy home! Your tree is beautiful and your children are absolutely precious!

Merry Christmas!

KarenHarveyCox said...

Oh, I just love your decorations, but you know my girls are teens now and your little family is the real Christmas treasure! What I wouldn't give for turning back the clock and baking cookies with them when they were little. Merry Christmas, Karen

Phillips Family said...

I love your pink home!

annselma said...

Too cute! Thanks for sharing your home and "Elves" with us. It was great.

Melissa said...

THanks for sharing your cozy, charming home. It looks like you are making some wonderful memories with your children!

Mrs. Pivec said...

Well now, it just wouldn't be Christmas without all those elves, would it? :) Your children are darling. :)

I lived in a pink house when I was a little girl - a dream - until my parents painted it BROWN about a year later.

I love the style of your home too - is it post WWII? Those seem to be my favorite - your first shot through the snow is so great!

Have a Merry Christmas and be sure to drop in sometime!

amyswandering said...

What adorable little elves! Thanks for the Christmas chuckle.

windycorner said...

What a happy home! Children make Christmas extra special, don't they. Merry Christmas.
Holley

Mommy Cracked said...

What beautiful little elves you have!! And the cookies!! Ya'll have been busy!! Merry Christmas!

Kelly said...

Love the elves!
Looks like you are truly enjoying this season with friends and family / elves.
The snow is beautiful, and so is that wreath!
Merry Christmas!

Susanne said...

Love that stash of gifts! And those elves certainly are busy! The blizzard gave you a beautiful picture and your tree is lovely.

Jenni said...

Your house is full of life, and beautiful at that...children are the best ornaments of all at Christmastime!

TFS!

bj said...

everything looks just fabulous! merry christmas!

Jen said...

It looks like you guys have so much fun! Nothing screams Christmas louder than children smiling and having fun! Thank you for sharing your charming and friendly home!
Jen

Natalie said...

your house looks like it's full of warmth and cheer!

Biscuits & Grits said...

You have adorable elves!! And you are a brave woman showing the inside of your refrigerator like that - wish mine looked that good.

Robin

Love Sows Seeds said...

What cute elves! :-) I haven't wrapped a single present yet my pile of presents is quite daunting.

Have a wonderful Christmas.

Melissa Markham said...

Ahhh..all those lovely little elves! Busy, busy, busy! That's the most delightful part of Christmas! Thanks for sharing your lovely home! (I love the snow picture!)

Sabrena said...

aww man!! I saw my fire truck! I will just act surprised okay?? LOL

Your kids are too cute!!

Anonymous said...

Love the pictures of your elves! That's the real picture of Christmas!

Queen B said...

I am so glad that you are enjoying this Christmas season with your sweet elves! Your home is lovely.

Crooked Eyebrow said...

adorable little elves you have!

Merry Christmas!

Lana G! said...

The elves are just the cutest!
Merry Christmas to all of you!

Sileena said...

Your elves are evidently having fun and not affected by the unwrapped gifts. That's great! Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas!

Jennifer said...

Lovely home & beautiful little elves! Thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas to you & yours!

Jennifer :-)

It's a Mom Thing said...

Loved the elves...they sure are cute. Can't believe you made so many cookies. What lucky friends!

Stacie said...

yes, you have cute elves!!! Thanks for sharing, everything looks great! Love the first shot!

His Doorkeeper said...

What a better Christmas could you have but with all your beautiful children. Love that outdoor shot of your pink house and the snow coming down! Blessings to you and your family! Thanks for sharing!

Crystal said...

Sweet pictures of your kids! That's what Christmas is about!

Lauren@Baseballs&Bows said...

You have such sweet elves to help you! I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas, and my daughter would think your pink house is the COOLEST EVER!

Princess at Heart said...

Merry Christmas! Your children are the best decorations! Enjoy them while you can....they grow up too fast!!!!

christinemm said...

Wow, how impressive and what a task to take and share all those photos for your virtual house tour with us!

Thank you.

My favorite picture was the baby eating her toes. That stage was so short lived in our house, followed quickly by the learning to crawl stage! Look out Christmas tree!

And our tree started dropping needles the minute we put it up. Sigh. (It was alive until we cut it down ourselves, too.)

Dene said...

I didn't know about gingerbread flavored creamer; I'm getting in the car right now! :) Beautiful family!

Nicki said...

Cute kids! Merry Christmas!

Ruth said...

Love all the little elves! Love the picture with the snow falling!

Lady Why said...

My heart skipped a little beat when I saw that craft area! My crafty self loves crafty areas!

Great pictures and I have a bit of unwrapped gifts stashed about too. I'd best get busy!

CrownLaidDown said...

Mmmm, beautiful! I have a bunch of kiddos, too. May God bless your family!!
Holly

Tabitha said...

I love the first picture of your house. The snow is just beautiful...we don't have any here and most likely won't. Have a blessed Christmas with all your beautiful children!

Jenna said...

The snow is beautiful and who doesn't like pictures of toe-eating??

Donna said...

Thank you so much for inviting me into your lovely home - my favorite part are the elves!! Especially the little toe eater!!!

Big Mama said...

I love your pink house, you can tell it's cozy.

Nan said...

I especially like the little toe elf!
Nan

Monkey Kisses said...

what an awesome shot of your house through the snow!!! i love it

boysmum2 said...

Do you loan out the elves?
Thanks for inviting us in.
merry Christmas

Jenn said...

I think Im lovin the elves the most! they are too adorable!!! your house is great! it looks like a real home, that is filled with children! uh like mine LOL..im lovin your tree! beautiful!

Michelle said...

The tree is gorgeous and I just love the happy &willing elves!Merry Christmas!

easternjourney.com said...

I LUV your "seasonal disaster"! Thank you so much for letting us see the inside of your fridge! It reminded us so much of Christmas in the states! Your post was so authentic!

Cherdecor said...

I love the blizzard picture while your children are all warm inside baking up a "storm"! So cute! Thanks for sharing.

The Garners said...

Your "seasonal disaster" is the greatest! This was a super fun tour...I love all the pictures of your kids hanging around making cookies, ornamnents, etc...looks like a fun house to be in!

Mariah said...

Excuse the snow? No way!!! I love the snow picture! And I love that you bake for so many people. Such a nice gift. I'm heavily into flavored coffee creamers too.

Shari said...

oh how fun! thanks for the chuckle!
i can totally relate.
i can't have any presents under the tree because my 4 year old rips into them, when i have my back turned. ROTFL.

Anonymous said...

I've been visiting boomama's tour of homes and I haven't left any comments yet. But I read that you live in OH (as do I) and then I read about your addiction to flavored coffee creamer and just knew I had to leave a comment =). Why else would you drink coffee? Your house looks great - Merry Christmas!

Waitingonyou2 said...

The wreath is beautiful, your husband's boss has good taste. (I'm from Maine) ;)

Merry Christmas and thanks for letting me get a peek of Santa's helpers busy at work!

Marie said...

Oh my, your elves are adorable! That for me was the best part of your tour. You are a very lucky woman. Merry Christmas to you all.

Hugs,
Marie

From Arkansas said...

What wonderful memories with the children, my child is all grown up now & I look forward to making memories with my grandbabies someday. Your home might looked lived in but one day your children will be gone & the memories will be all you have, ENJOY every stage you have with them.

Susan said...

Great pics! Cute kids! 30 dozen cookies? Wow! Have a great Christmas!

~Susan (#233 on the Tour list)

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A Woman Who is: said...

Wow, 30 dozen!
You have reminded me to get my bulbs started too.
Thanks for the tour.

Heather said...

Beautiful!

the160acrewoods said...

I love the PINK house!!! looks like where I live for all the snow!

freetobeme said...

The picture of your pink house looks like a Christmas card. Beautiful house. Gorgeous elves.

boomama said...

Snow! You had snow! What must that be like?

Love your house - and thanks for doing this!

Anonymous said...

check you out miss popular!! i love the pine needles-i think i have twice as much. i love the pic of avery eating her toes-also the little cookie helpers.
melanie

Meghan said...

thanks for the tour.
Love the elves...they seem like they keep busy.

txmommy said...

Your kiddos are darling, and your halls are decked! Thanks for sharing!!

sMC said...

very cosy, can I borrow some elves. Seasons Greetings

Fonda said...

A lovely blizzard just in time for the photographs...while we are wearing short sleeves here in the south. Enjoy your holiday and thanks for sharing your home with us.

fizzledink said...

Hey, I think we have the same tree skirt! :) Love your toe-eating elf... what a cutie!

Bev Brandon said...

from your
pink house to your
paperwhites to your
precious children...
i so enjoyed your
post...
from #339 on boomama's tour

Cheryl said...

Your little elves are darling! Oh how sweet. Looks like you have lots of wrapping to do. I do not like that job. Your home tour is great. I loved your craft room the best! I love crafts. Merry Christmas

Tamara said...

Your house looks wonderful - like a picture postcard - in the midst of that snowstorm! But my favorite parts of your tour were the elves!

Joyce said...

What an enjoyable visit. There is a pink house in Indiana to. Your children are beautiful. Have a Merry Christmas.

In Christ's Joy

joelle said...

Wow, 30 dozen cookies! I get tired after 4 or 5 dozen. Love all your helpful elves!

mwmuse said...

I think your pink house is cute. :) I enjoyed seeing all of your little elves hard at work. Merry Christmas!