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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Pink Christmas for the Homemaking Party

Welcome to the Homemaking Party! This weekend we're celebrating miss Brenna Evangeline who will be 1 on Saturday! Can you believe it's been a year already?


Wow! I can't believe how fast this month has gone. Here we are a week before Christmas and I've still got quite a bit to do! Trying hard to remember the true meaning of the season: Jesus! God in the flesh, come to live among us!

I snapped a few pictures of our favorite decorations and thought I'd share them with you all for this week's party. One thing I'm excited about is my first little PINK putz house (see above)! I ordered it from Etsy last week. Isn't it cute? I've got a little obsession with them. Remember my banner from last year?


The same Etsy seller had another putz house up---a burlap one. Very awesome. In all my thrifting, I've never found a vintage putz house anywhere. That's my goal for this year---to come across one by serendipity alone!


 This little elf became part of my collection last year. He reminds me of my grandma Betty as she had these hanging on her flower pots and gave me one before she passed away. I'll have to dig it out and add it to my collection!


 Every year, my husband buys me a poinsettia. Every year, I kill it by Valentine's Day. Still, he's very thoughtful to remember this sweet tradition!


 We had mistletoe our first year married and I reused it several times before it finally started falling apart. I saved it in one of the Christmas boxes for a keepsake, but hadn't been able to find any to replace it. Now, 15 years later, I've found some! Yay!


The kids are very excited to have a fireplace this year to hang the stockings over! I've made each of these stockings as we've had a new baby. I didn't get to make one this year, though. Maybe next year! Lynzie's nutcracker collection is displayed above them. She gets a new one every year. I'm going to have to start collecting my own---when she grows up and takes them all to her new home, my mantel will be bare!

Cainan (9) dressed up his bear, Carmel, in a festive outfit and did a photo shoot with him around the house. He wanted to contribute a picture to the Homemaking Party too! Here Carmel is sitting in front of the Christmas lapbook that Cainan is working on. He's holding a present Cainan made for baby Brenna.

I'm excited to see what you've got to share! Have a wonderful Christmas week!


Linking with:
Beverly's Pink Saturday

21 comments:

  1. Sarah,
    What a great pic of you and the baby!! Love your fireplace!!

    Thanks for hosting!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  2. Thanks so much for hosting! have a great holiday in your new home!

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  3. Sweet photo of you and baby. Love all your Christmas decorations. Merry Christmas............

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  4. This looks like a great party, thank you so much for hosting. Merry C'mas!
    FABBY

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  5. Sarah
    What a cutie!! Thx for sharing the lovely pics too!

    Sorry abt how I linked up one of my posts....I must have been distracted and out the URL in the blog post title spot.

    Merry Christmas and Happy Bdau to your sweetie!

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  6. Happy birthday, Brenna! Beautiful Christmas d├ęcor! Merry Christmas!..Christine

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  7. Lovely decorations and happy First birthday to your little one Merry Christmas

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  8. Carmel is adorable, and I think it's so sweet that Cainan did photo shoots. Merry Christmas!

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  9. I really enjoy your blog because it's realistic and feels so cozy inside when I read it. You are a beautiful, feminine looking woman!

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  10. What a sweet and thoughtful thing to say, Rachel. Thank you! While I enjoy sharing all kinds of things on my blog, my highest goal for it is that it would be a place where women would come to be encouraged and blessed. Thanks for encouraging me today! :)

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  11. Your little baby is adorable. I hope you're enjoying life here in the South, and are settled in happily.

    Thanks for hosting this link-up, and I hope you and yours have a wonderful holiday filled with worship and joy.

    Shalom,
    Gail Golden

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  12. Thanks for the party Sarah! Your baby doll is precious! Happy Holidays to you & your family. Theresa @DearCreatives

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  13. I enjoyed your post so much. I cannot begin to image what a wonderful day all of you will share. Your decorations are so neat especially all the little stockings on the mantle. This has definitely been a fast year.Merry Christmas to you all your wonderful family.

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  14. Thank you so much! I'm sure it will be a lovely Christmas...I'm just happy we'll all be together! When Jamie was trying to get this job, we thought we'd have to stay in Oregon until Spring. So thankful that God moved us all out here together!

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  15. Happy Birthday little miss Brenna! Cute pic! Thank you for the link up and have a very blessed Christmas!

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  16. Your new house looks very festive! Happy first birthday to Brenna!

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  17. I have a Christmas baby, too! My little Simon will be 1 on the 26th!

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  18. Wishing you a Merry Christmas, Sarah!
    Happy Pink Saturday :)
    Seasons greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

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  19. Happy Pink Saturday! Wishing you a blessed Christmas!

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  20. I love your houses and I love those Christmas stockings! Precious touches all over. I am happy I stopped by. Merry Christmas to you and yours. Hugs, Anne

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