Friday, November 21, 2014

Winter Wonderland Themed Tree

Hey friends,
Thanks for joining me today. I'm so excited to share my first themed Christmas tree with you ever. I talked my husband into two trees this year for the first time. In our family room, where we spend the majority of our time as it's right off of our kitchen, is our 'Winter Wonderland Tree'. This is the room where we hang out, read, watch tv, and play games.  I figured at forty something, if I wanted to have a themed tree, I could have a themed tree. The tree is the same tree we've had for years and most of the ornaments are old or handmade by me (maybe you recognize a camp craft that I put a spin on). I scrounged around the house and porch for all of the turquoise blue, silver, and white items I could find. I let my fall woodland creatures stay out too for the winter wonderland theme adding a white snow owl to the mix.

Take a peek and see what you think:

Thanks so much for stopping by. We haven't decorated the rest of the house yet which will be in the traditional red and green. Stop back by later next month and I'll share pictures with you.

Merry Christmas season-

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Two trees? Craziness!

Dear Friends,
Hello! Happy Fall Y'all! How are you? Now that I'm back working full time as an educational consultant traveling across our beautiful country I don't get the opportunity to check in with you as often as I'd like. I wanted to share that soon I'll share a Christmas update. We're going with 2 Christmas trees over here at the Brew Crew household and I can't wait to share. It's our first year of 2 trees. My husband tells me that I cannot decorate until after Thanksgiving and I know he's right. I would be sick of the Christmas decorations before Christmas was actually here if I decorated today so please stay tuned....

Hope you all are well. Let's all count our blessings today. Here's our Thanksgiving 'What are you thankful for tree':

Have a blessed Thanksgiving y'all-

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Happy Fall Y'All!

Happy Almost Fall Friends!
What are your favorite aspects of fall?

How about....changing leaves painting a glorious landscape of chocolate with marshmellows....chai tea...fires in the outdoor fireplace...snuggling up on the sofa with warm fuzzy blankets....pumpkins pumpkins pumpkins....fall festivals (we are going to our first one of the season today!) open with cool air seeping in....the sound of honking geese flying overhead for destinations known only to them....fall boots....fall sweaters (well, not yet here in North Carolina).....mums- yellow, orange, russet.....candy carmel apples....Aunt Linda's buffalo chicken dip with Lays chips-yum!

I asked my husband what his favorite thing about fall was...he said...wearing shorts with sweaters....the changing colors of the seasons- more vibrant reds, oranges, even greens...

I asked my kids what they like about fall....they said....H-A-L-L-O-W-E-E-N!!!!!

What about you? What do you love about fall?

I wanted to share a few fall updates to our home...mostly through plants, some gourds (too early to buy the outside pumpkins- they would rot before Halloween outside if we bought them now), a few woodland creatures, and signs of fall.


Woodland creatures popping up around the house visiting us.....

Fall flowers....

Gourds and pumpkins inside the house...

Welcome fall....come on in....

I need to grab my book now and a cup of tea and say good-bye friends....

Enjoy fall y'all!!!
Happy decorating & living,