Saturday, December 15, 2007

Christmas Tour of Homes



Welcome to Boomama's 2nd Annual Christmas Tour of Homes. I'm so excited. I have never participated but really wanted to this year. So come on in and make yourself at home. I made some Wicked Delight and the recipe is below......I hope you enjoy it.


Wicked Delight


1 Large Jar Dry Roasted Peanuts UNSALTED

1 box small pretzel sticks

1 small box Golden Graham Cereal

2 cups of pecans

12 squares of white chocolate almond bark

Melt White Chocolate in a double boiler or in microwave

Mix nuts, cereal and pretzel sticks. Pour chocolate on mixture.

Stir and coat well. Spread onto wax paper to cool….store in an air

Tight container….

Makes a lot.






Here is our tree. I have worked on it for 9 years now. Thinking of changing it next year with reds and golds.....taking the pinks out.

Here is Miller's tree. He loves it lit up every day. And loves his Christmas animals around it.

Madison's tree is Hot Pink and Black...this is the color of her room with a hint of green. She loves her tree. I made most of the ornaments on it. It really is cute.

This is our Nativity Scene. Scott and I bought it a couple of years back. I love putting it out. Miller cant reach it and we bought him his own this year.
This is my mantle with the kids stockings. This is the first year we have had a fireplace. I love having it.

Here are my Christmas Dishes. I collect Spode. I love it. It is so pretty.

This is my Dining Room table decorated.


This is in the foyer.

This was my Hot Chocolate Party set up last weekend. It was alot of fun. You ought to try this sometime....make some homemade Hot Chocolate and tons of toppings. Call up some girlfriends and you have a great little get together.
I hope you all had a great time. There are others you need to go visit now......Boomama is hosting this all day. Merry Christmas Everyone!



46 comments:

KarenHarveyCox said...

Oh pour a cup for me please. Your home is so lovely, and I love your dishes...I have the same ones. Your tree is just beautiful, and Madison's is quite unique. Have a Merry Christmas, Karen

Multi-tasking Mommy said...

I really like the name of your blog! I do love my coffee.

Your pink tree is so much fun!

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Sgt and Mrs Hub said...

It's beautiful, Jen. Your decorating skills are incredible!

That pink tree of Madison's is awesome! I love how Miller puts all his animals around his tree - too cute :)

Thanks for the Christmas tour!

-Andrea

Sheila said...

Love the hot choc. party, that sounds like so much fun! Have a Merry Christmas!

Kelly said...

The tree is gorgeous and if my girls saw Madison's theywould be so envious:-)

Merry Christmas!

Keetha said...

Oh, dude. A hot chocolate party? How fun. And I love your tag line - it made me both laugh and nod in recognition. I enjoyed the visit!

KC said...

Thank you for the tour.. It was wonderful.

mindi said...

Ooooh - pour me a cup too! What a lovely idea.
Great decorations!

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Oh Jen, it all looks so wonderful and festive! I love your fireplace and stockings, and the kids trees are just adorable! Everything looks great - thanks for sharing it all with us :)

Merry Christmas!

Hootin' Anni said...

Love the christmas tree plates!

I have a slide show for my tour.
I hope you can get connected to view with me, if not, I have a few thumbnail images on my regular blog too.---

My Slide Show Tour

mammacheryl said...

Such a beautiful home. I love the personalized trees for the kids.

Jenn said...

wow! I love your christmas stuff! so original but yet still christmasy :)

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Jenni said...

I love your trees and living room! The idea for the hot chocolate party sounds really neat. TFS!

ellen b. said...

Oh a hot chocolate party! That sounds like fun! thank you for the tour of your home...

Jen said...

Your home is so beautiful. Thank you so much for the lovely tour and the hot drink! :)
Merry Christmas,
Jen

Southern Heart said...

Your trees are SO pretty, and I love the Spode, too...you'll have many happy memories made with those lovely dishes!

merry Christmas,

Andrea

Emily said...

Love the dining table decor! And a hot chocolate party sounds lovely!

Love Bears All Things said...

Thanks for inviting me in for a visit.
Mama Bear

E said...

I'm going to try the hot chocolate party idea. It sounds like fun! Thanks for the tour. Your home is lovely.

Susie said...

What beautiful decorations. I love the idea for a hot chocolate get together.

Princess at Heart said...

So many things I loved about your home....but my favorite part of your posting was your hot chocolate party idea! I am wondering what kind of toppings you set out? and do you serve food? Thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas!

Nancy said...

It's all so pretty! I LOVE your dishes. Your trees are so pretty, but I especially love the trees for your children.
Happy Holidays!
-Nancy

Bugzmommy said...

Lovely, lovely!

Thanks for having me!

By the way, I visit your blog frequently...sorry if I don't comment much, but I love to read your writing!

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Your home and decor are quite lovely; I especially like the hot pink tree! :)

Our Family of Five said...

so so cool! loved your pictures!

Tina Leigh said...

Jen everything is really pretty!!

gail@more than a song said...

So pretty Jen! I wish I had dishes like those and I LOVE your gold cone trees in the center of your mantle, I'm coming to swipe them from you!

Julie said...

Your home is just beautiful. LOVE your tree and especially your mantel. I have some Spode dishes myself - my sister in law lives in Germany and somehow gets it cheap for me!

Merry Christmas!

Michelle said...

thanks for the tour! I love your dishes set!

Robin said...

What a pretty home! I love how you put trees in your kids rooms - what a sweet idea!
And your table setting is absolutely gorgeous!

Jenn said...

oh i love your table!!!!

DidiLyn said...

We have Christianity and coffee in common, my friend. Enjoyed your blog.
Diane

Org Junkie said...

Hey Jen, I have never seen a pink tree before, how cool is that!! A hot chocolate party sounds like a lot of fun.

Your house is beautiful!

Susanne said...

Everything is so lovely, Jen! And a hot chocolate party? Count me in!

Nadine said...

Lovely home. I love the multiple trees. What fun to let the kids have their own trees. The treat looked yummy. Thank you for the tour. Merry Christmas.

Dawn-Enigma Artist said...

Your home is so festive. Love your daughter's pink tree!

Thanks for visiting my home tour.

Christina said...

I will have to say that Madison's tree is my favorite. I love anything pink and especially hot pink.

We had a fireplace growing up and seeing yours reminded me of how I miss it. I don't see many fireplaces on Oahu.

The hot cocoa party sounds like a great idea. Like I said I wish I could of been there. Yumm-o,

Your house looks very pretty for the holiday. I'll bet having your first Christmas there will be exciting.

mom of 2 said...

Great pictures of you house all decorated...very pretty! I love Madison's tree!

Kelli said...

Thank you for having us over, Jen! Your tree is beautiful and I spotted a cute teapot ornament right away. :0) I love the idea of a hot chocolate party, how fun is that?!

Hugs,Kelli

Senkyoshi said...

Everything is lovely! Merry Christmas!

Antique Mommy said...

Lovely, all of it. I used to do an all pink tree. I have a big box of pink santa's and pink pinecones. Can't find those just anywhere!

Barb @ A Chelsea Morning said...

Your home is beautiful, Jen. I love your fireplace too. Love the way you've decorated and it's so great that the kids have their own small trees.

Merry Christmas to you all!

PS - thanks for yet another decadent recipe - that looks wonderful.

The Gallands said...

I love your kids trees! They are wonderful- Have a Merry Christmas!

Dianne said...

Merry Christmas! I had a pink and white tree a few years ago. I think I'll do it about next year with a splash of gold or silver. Your kids' trees are really awesome! Thanks for the tour.

tami said...

i love madison's tree! and your dining table is so elegant. merry christmas !

Cherdecor said...

I love your pencil tree with the feather thingies. . .it is so pretty! I love your dishes too. Everything is just beautiful!