Monday, December 5, 2011

Simply Random: A Day in the Life of the Smith House

I’ve been decking the halls, tidbits at a time. 


This tabletop tree in our foyer was a recent find at a rummage sale that I was delighted to discover for $5 and I finally put lights on it this afternoon.


Also today, I have been out gathering greenery for the family room mantle.  We have lots of pines, so that was easy, other than getting ant bit, and I was glad to find a native Holly tree filled with berries to tuck in amongst the pine.


This wreath hangs above an antique upright piano, giving the space a nice glow, which reminds me to tell you about a most amazing rummage sale find from several years ago—a piano, in PERFECT condition for $30!  A friend of mine had this upright, and I loved the antique look of it, so we traded pianos.  Our husbands were so thrilled... 


Am I the only one that gets a tree up and then half a strand of lights suddenly doesn’t work anymore?

Oh well, I’ll think about that tomorrow.

So, back to our day.

When my youngest is left to her own devices to fix herself lunch, I never know just what that might be…


Can you guess what she is making?


Why it’s a “peanut butter and Reese’s Puffs pocket sandwich.”  Have you ever heard of such?  Me neither.


For some reason, although I can’t imagine why, she decided the pickle on the side didn’t taste too good with it.  At least is wasn’t ON it.  She declared the sandwich was yummy.  I’ll just take her word for it.

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Her little “Baby” is trying to get in the Christmas spirit sporting attire from a Boyd’s Bear.  (Don’t mind the spaghetti on her little face or the need for a haircut.)

Besides my daughter’s remarkable culinary creations, my budding artist has been in the process of coming up with Christmas funnies to give as cards.  Here is her most recent creation:

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I am beginning to hear “What’s for supper?,” so off I go, for now.

Thanks for your visit today!


Anonymous said...

You've done a great job with the Christmas decorating in your home.

Your daughter's culinary creation was certainly interesting, and I'm sure it was quite crunchy as well. :) I also enjoyed viewing her drawings. She seems to be a very creative young lady.

Shoregirl said...

What beautiful Christmas decorations! Your house looks so festive!

Mrs.T said...

Oh, Mrs. Smith!!!!!!!!! Your Christmas decorating is so lovely! Just beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing it with us. And I love the Christmas look of your blog. So festive and cheery ~ it has the look of Christmas wrap of years gone by. I love Christmas ~ and by the looks of your blog and home, I can tell that you do too!

Katie said...

What a cozy home you've made!! :) Your mantle is absolutely STUNNING and gorgeous ~ it looks like it's straight out of a decorating magazine!!! Beautiful!

Your daughter's drawings are equally as stunning ~ what talent!! Her sandwich choice is entirely creative too! ♥ (As soon as I spotted the pickle jar, I was wondering if there were pickles on the sandwich! ha ha)

Well, thanks for sharing a bit of your day with all of us ~ looks like a positively fun and lovely place to be.

Blessings to all within your walls!

Pam said...

What a fun post! Love your decorations. The sandwich looks like something my daughter would have created. I am your newest follower--enjoying your blog!

Anonymous said...

nice post thanks for sharing..happy holidays...

Mrs. Smith said...

Thank you to each of you for your sweet, encouraging comments! You have been a blessing to me!

And to my new friends, thank you so much for following!

Carrie said...

Oh, your home just looks gorgeous!!!! I love all the decorating you have done. Want to come do some for me??! :) I would love to come visit you and see all your lovely decor in person. Someday, I hope!! :)

Sorry I have not had a chance to email lately, but hopefully soon!! It seems that the holiday season is going by in a blur and I still have so much I want to do before Christmas gets here! I hope you are having a lovely and special season so far.

Loved the pics of your girl's creative sandwich and also her artwork!! She's very talented! :)

Mrs. Smith said...

Thank you, Carrie! I have been hoping to email you soon too. Don't you just want to hold on to this time of year--it slips away way too quickly! Talk to you soon, dear buddy!

Gabrielle @ LookSharpSconnie said...

I just have to tell you. I got this random craving for a reeses puff sandwich, so I googled it.

this blog post is genius. GENIUS.

Thank you for making my day.


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