Friday, December 17, 2010

Your appointment with Friday

Gloria and I are thrilled to have sweet Nely as our photo prompt guest for today!!!  Take a look at the fun she came up with.....

Deck The Halls

There's something magical about the month of December.  (maybe because it's my birthday month...wink)  As soon as the first day hits, I can hear the Christmas songs and smell the peppermint candles.  This season is the season to “deck the halls”.  I absolutely love stringing Christmas lights, hanging stockings and lighting scented candles!  I love driving at night and seeing all the homes lit up with Christmas lights!  You can photograph your tree, a candle, your favorite ornament, or give us your favorite holiday song!  Can't wait to see how you Deck The Halls.

This Christmas, there is but one single red shiny ornament dangling from our Charlie Brown Christmas tree.  You see, since we moved this month, we decided not to get a large tree and hang all of our normal decorations.  I found an authentic Charlie Brown tree at our local store.  It was perfect!  It was all we needed to make our new home have a little bit of Christmas cheer!  The red shiny glass ornament dangles off of one single branch, and it's the only ornament on the tree.  It's so cute!  This picture will be a sweet memory of how we kept Christmas cheer amidst all of the packing and unpacking into our new home!



Honestly, when I found out that Nely had chose Deck the Halls as her photo prompt I was thrilled!  I had planned to take some photos of my Christmas decorations to document in my December Daily art journal, and having Nely give us this prompt with such a perfect description really put me in the mood to take my photos.....


My Christmas inspiration board

Having these little bits of Christmas cheer around the house has been a joy this month!  I have been adding photos throughout the month to the strand (in the photo above) that is hanging from some baker's twine.....and I think it is one of my favorite decorations in the house.  You can see some of my Christmas lights in the background of the Santa photo, but I also have some bright pink ones hanging over my craft table.  I love having them on while I'm relaxing with my sweetie while we watch a movie and drink mulled cider....yummy!  They give such a great atmosphere indoors!!!  And then I have lots of little odds and ends of Christmasy stuff spread in the kitchen and bathroom that I didn't take photos of.  These two photos in particular felt like me right now, so when I see them, they make me happy.

What holiday sentiments are making you happy these days?

And just for fun, since Nely mentioned sharing your favorite Christmas song, I thought it would be festive to share the song Ryan wrote last Christmas (that he was kind enough to let me sing).  Hope you enjoy!!!


Thanks Nely for coming up with such a great prompt!  Yes, its that time of year when we all come together to celebrate.  I like when we can focus on just the fun stuff.  So, whats decking my halls?  I took a picture of a Christmas decoration at my Mom's house.  Its definitely a new decoration because I haven't seen it before.  This made me happy to see my mom still buying decorations and not just keeping the ones we used to have.  I love going to my mom's Christmas morning with my kids.....between my brothers and sisters, I have 11 nieces and nephews.  That's a great big decking of the halls!  I love what decorating brings to children this time of year.  I love that my mom has new ornaments out.  I love this time of year.  Thanks Nely, and I cant wait to see what you come up with.....

Love, Gloria, Carrie and Nely


  1. Thank You so much girls for having me!! I feel so happy and honored!! You girls have an amazing blog and I feel special to be a tiny part of it!!

  2. I just love how I can barely make out Nely's reflection in her ornament....very cool!

    <3 Carrie