Our Lovely Christmas Tree...

As a tradition, we usually set up our Christmas tree a few days before Thanksgiving in order to enjoy it alot longer for the holiday season...And just after I thought I was finished decorating it, I seemed to continue taking countless trips to Target, Walmart and Dollar Tree to find more inexpensive ornaments....and once again end up greeting my hubby at the door with "Hey hun, yes more ornaments"  LOL.

But each one of those trips were well worth it since I found gorgeous ornaments from $0.99 to $1.99 (not a penny more).

Not to mention, I got an unbelievable deal on our lovely faux tree a few months ago at a garage sale. I scored this amazing tree for just $10...Yes you heard right, Just $10 for this 7 1/2 ft tall faux beauty. And the previous owners were so organized that they had separated each branch by color, making it super easy for me to assemble. To our surprise, this tree ended up being alot bigger than we expected, but this has been the best bargain of all year for me.

Let me tell you...It took lots and lots of ornaments to fill this baby up. Uffff I lost count already. Good thing they were not expensive.

Where I did spent the BIG Bucks was in the net lights at $9.99 per set, which our tree took 3 sets of the nets. I had decided to buy the nets instead of the individual lights. It just seems so much easier to just throw the net on the tree and stretch it out until its completely covered, rather than keep going in circles over and over and over. Ugghhh I end  up feeling dizzy afterwards. Ok call me lazy!..No, seriously, I've been a bit lazy these past few weeks.

Enough with the lazyness...I better go clean up the mess of glitter from all over the floor.

Ok here she is, making her grand appearance.
All dressed up in her gorgeous lights gown and sparkling ornaments.

This picture above came out perfect...specially since these were taken with my camera phone - (
Sorry for the poor quality).  Here's a few more pics.

I plan to more the sofas out of the way to give it more room to shine and perhaps add a few more decorative touches around the house. Stay tuned for more coming soon.

I hope you're having fun decorating for the Holidays, after all its the season to be jolly...

Fa la la lala lala la la...


Welcoming the Holidays

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your loved ones. Our Thanksgiving dinner was a success and I made the most delicious Pineapple Glazed Ham {my favorite Recipe from Paula Deen}.  Not to mention, there was barely any left over.

Find Recipe here.

Its been such a busy time for me since I've been jugling work, school, and family all at once while trying to prepare for the holidays...I apologize for the lack of post these past two weeks, I am now catching  up with some of my projects and daily dose of blogs reading. Im so thrilled now that my favorite time of the year is here, time of festivities and gatherings.


Lost in the thought of color for our Dining Room.

Hello Lovelies....

After having a long exhausting week between work and family Im in the mood for a glass of wine and relaxation, but with the Thanksgiving holiday approaching seems like I better get my hands on the job if I need our house to be ready for the festivities.

For years our family has celebrated the Fall Feast at my sister or my mom's house. But since we finally got a big house of our own I have decided to gather the family in our new nest to give Thanks for all of our blessings. And of course, we have to hurry and get our living room ready for our holiday gathering.

Currently our dining room looks like this...

In need of beautiful wall color, a new chandelier and dining room furniture.
But we're taking it one step at a time and starting by selecting a range of colors we feel comfortable with

With a few more weeks to Thankgiving ahead of us Im in desperate need of inspiration, I headed over to Decor Pad to view some of the most gorgeous dining rooms.

Im really liking these brownish/beige taupe colors since it makes the dining room look warm and inviting yet not too dark.

 Option # 1

And the light grayish-beige walls on this makes the space looks so relaxing and fresh.

Option # 2

Now I just have to make up my mind and decide which one of these two beautiful colors will be dressing  up our dining room walls.

Or perhaps we should go with a color combination like this one, using the darker beige on the main wall as a focus and the lighter in the surrounding walls.

Option # 3

Ok now its beginning to hit me.

Should I go with option # 1, 2, or 3?

I'll sleep on this somewhat big decision and by tomorrow I shall have made up my mind...

Lowes, I hope you're ready cuz tomorrow we shall take over your paint isle!