Steve took something that we had for years and brought it to the next level. I woke up at 2 in the morning to let Foxy out to do her doggie business and found this loveliness:
Isn’t it magical?
Some close up shots:
We absolutely love it. He had been wanting to create the shadow effect of the line of trees in the background with lights behind them for ages, and finally did it a few days ago. He painstakingly cut out the tree line and also built the mountains and snow banks. Just a few additions but they’ve made the little village so much more charming.
Hope you enjoy our miniature wonderland!
The Nester’s post today about having a month with no accessories in your home, is right up my alley. I am on a ruthless quest to eliminate extra baggage, be it from the kids’ closets as they grow out of things or these blubby things around my waist that didn’t use to be there.
Her idea of getting your house to the bare bones is very appealing to me, with one caveat: Not in the kids’ spaces. Sure, I will be purging too-small clothes and un-played-with toys, but I don’t think there will be anything bare bones about my boys’ rooms or the playroom.
We are having a little soiree in late June but that involves using things that will – most likely – not be used again, so all that can go out the door once that day is over.
I am a total photo fanatic so this will be tough, but it will be a good thing to see what we can live with, and what is just cluttering up our lives.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Okay, so the title may be a little dodgy, but really, check out what my awesome husband made this time!
The inspiration was one of the structures at a local park, which does a great holiday lights display for people to drive by. Last year, my mother in law commented that she really liked their Christmas sea serpent and my husband, of course, said, “you want one?”
He cut out the pieces out of plywood, then my in-laws helped with painting, drilling EIGHT HUNDRED HOLES for lights to poke through, and painting.
It looks pretty awesome, doesn’t it??
Here’s Mr. Awesome checking out his masterpiece, on his parents’ front yard:
Hope your weekend is wonderful!!! I am off to see if I should change the name of the blog to My Husband’s Awesomeness ;D
to brighten up our TV console during the holidays ;D
Over the last few years, we have been gathering pieces for our little holiday village, mostly on clearance or at 60% off.
It is my youngest who turns on the lights every day when he wakes up and gazes at the different buildings, like this little cottage:
isn’t it adorable?
I wouldn’t mind taking a class at this pottery studio!
And I am sure both boys would love to have a tree house like this one in the backyard 😀
although the kid on the swing seems to have suffered a mishap – oops!
We recently purchased another little building at Michaels, they had a 60% off sale plus 15% off that day only, so we scooped it up, it was the last one like it — I’ll show it to you next week.