Saturday, November 29, 2014

It's Beginning...

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Turkey Day is over and we spent the early afternoon in the yard putting up Christmas lights.  We ran out of strands (doesn't that always happen)  so will have to finish tomorrow after a trip to the store.  I refused to go to a big box store today.   Call me chicken,  but I didn't want to fight the crowds. 

Downtown Oklahoma City has come alive with the Christmas Spirit!  There is so much to do in the city this season that we thought we would take advantage of the  beautiful 70 degree afternoon.  We headed downtown to the Myriad Botanical Gardens and Conservatory before dinner. 

Located in the heart of the city the gardens now include an ice skating rink, carousel and delightful little pop up shops for holiday shoppers.  There is something for everyone! 

The Conservatory is full of tropical plants, waterfalls and butterflies.    My favorite is the centerpiece Christmas tree made of poinsettias-what could be more beautiful?

Red and pink amaryllis are blooming throughout the conservatory and I just love how beautiful they are!

A living wreath

 and more gorgeous poinsettias 
line the walkways!

My youngest son made a video of our visit...enjoy!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

Our turkey is in the oven and I'm just waiting to finish everything before we dig in!

Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Thanksgiving Centerpieces

I didn't get much done in the way of Christmas decorating yesterday,  but I did get all my Thanksgiving 
shopping done so I won't have to fight
the crowds today or tomorrow.

I'm hoping to get things prepped tomorrow so 
Turkey Day will be easier and I won't be so exhausted by dinnertime.   

This morning I made my Thanksgiving centerpieces 
from grocery store flowers.  I love how inexpensive and easy they are to make.  I made three small bouquets for less than the price of one florist arrangement and since they are mostly
 mums they will last a long time.    

Tomorrow I'll set the table and get the turkey brinned.  
 I just love the holiday season!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Sunday Side Table

In keeping with my goal of really decking out the halls this year, I'm trying to decorate one area each day until I "get finished"-
whatever that means!

Today I only got my side table decorated and used my favorite runner.   I did do some shopping today and I've go a rib roast in the oven for my guys.  I still need to set the table, so I'm decorating in small bites this year.     I'm glad to get another little area done although I will probably tweak it a few more times.

Are you a tweaker or do you just place things once?


Saturday, November 22, 2014

Early Start

I know it's not even Thanksgiving yet but since it seems late this year I thought I better get an early start.  I'm even going to try and put up two trees this year...something I haven't done in the past few years because we have spent Christmas in Florida.

It will be nice to celebrate the season at home so I'm going
 to really deck the halls this year!

Enjoy your weekend.  

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Let it Snow!

The first snow has arrived and the weathermen are predicting one to three inches.
The only thing that is 
blooming now is my cyclamen.  

I'm thankful for a warm home to enjoy the first snowfall from my kitchen window. 

I've cooked a pot of gumbo and my hubbie is making kale soup.  I love snowdays!

Stay warm!

Friday, November 14, 2014


Last week we were enjoying the perfect fall weather in our backyard.   My flowers were all blooming again and the leaves were starting to turn.  The wind was calm and the temperature was perfect and then it happened...

Serendipity in our own backyard...
I love when that happens!

Enjoy your weekend!