Christmas Home Tour

We all know what a bad,bad blogger I’ve been but I really wanted to share to some photos of my Christmas decor. Nothing like leaving till the last moment on Christmas morning.

You watch my video tour or check out the photos below. Enjoy. And I wish you all Very Merry Christmas.

The entrance

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Downstairs Bathroom

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Dining room

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Loungeroom

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I just adore these new Christmas stocking we got from Pottery Barn Kids.

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The kitchen

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Family room

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Upstairs hallway

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My bedroom

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My bathroom

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Girls bathroom

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I hope you enjoyed seeing my home all decorated for Christmas. You can expect to see quite a few catchup posts over the next few days, then (to make up for my absence here during vlogmas) I’m thinking about committing to a daily blog post for the month of January.

 

Trick or Treat

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Happy Halloween. Hope those of you that celebrate had a great night.

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My day started like all others of late, with a lovely sunrise walk. Since Christy was at Montessori this week she was able to wear a Halloween t-shirt to school.

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And for a surprise, everyone (except me) got some chocolates in their lunch.

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Not to worry, I bought these two goodies for myself yesterday. The owl cup holder was from Typo and the Flamingo mug from Big W. Love them both so much!!!

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As you can see the veggie garden has started to take off. I think I might even be able to pick some of these lettuces next week.

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The girls had friends over this afternoon, and had fun making some cupcakes.

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Before getting dressed up to go trick or treating. Amy is a member of the Black Parade (from a song by My Chemical Romance) and Christy is someone from Monster High.

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After an hour out collecting lollies & chocolates (and an orange) they returned home and finished decorating the cupcakes.

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They turned out so cute.

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After the guests left and Amy (with Kevin) headed out to drama, I turned off the lights so I could enjoy my Halloween candles.

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If you want to see a full Halloween House Tour please check out the video below.

Do you decorate for Halloween or go Trick or Treating?

 

Easter Home Tour 2013

I’m really loving all the new Easter decorations I picked up this year – lots of white bunnies with cute little accent colours.

If you prefer photos to a video tour…. the entrance….

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Loungeroom….

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I think this guy is my favourite.

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The kitchen…

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and the downstairs toilet….

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Tell me, do you decorate for Easter?

Displaying photos

 

As you know I LOVE taking photos – both of everyday life and events and of our travels. I’ve never been one just to take photos and forget about them, which I guess is why I was drawn to scrapbooking. But my favourite way to share photos, besides on my blog, is to display them in my home. And until going around the house to take photos for this post I didn’t realize just how many I have displayed – and in different ways.

I apologise in advance for all the glare from the photo frames!!!

The first you thing you see upon entering our home is photos. The canvases that were just recently added to the stairwell and a frame photo of the girls.

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Everyone coming into our home loves this portrait taken when Amy was about 5 and Christy 2.5.

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Then at the top of the stairs is photo collages from some of our more recent trips. I had these printed at snapfish then mounted at a frame shop. The two on either end have yet to visit the frame shop.

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After our next trip I’ll do collages for disneyworld and Alaska and get the 4 mounted in a second row.

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I often stop here (it’s right outside our bedroom) and look at all the little photos – so many wonderful memories.

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Of course you’ll find some more photos in our bedroom.

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I’m waiting to get some new canvases here.

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And both the girls have a number of frames.

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The loungeroom has lots of canvas frames. If you’re wondering how we can afford so many it’s because Kevin can print and mount them himself – which is also why I have to wait to get more printed :-).

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These are the ones I face when sitting in my spot.

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There are a few frames above the TV.

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The one beside it is a digital frame – which I love looking at as it rotates through photos. I update this every few months.

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I think the family room probably has the most photos. We’ve got the wonderful display above the TV, showcasing our travels.

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And plenty of frames in the two bookshelves.

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Notice that one on the wall. Probably my oldest frame/collage with photos from our honeymoon. How young do we look?

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Not quite finished yet…. there are other frames scattered throughout the house.

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So, how do you showcase and enjoy your photos?

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