Decking the Halls can poop you out!

Greetings my friends!
I have been trying to get a little Christmas decorating done this weekend.  I started before Thanksgiving by decorating the top of my old pie hutch.  Since I have my little grand-daughter most of the week while her Mommy works, I need to do a lot on the days she is not here.

Then I went to work on the top of this very tall armour that my hubby built for me.
I have to use a ladder to reach it!  But the more things up high the better for me with a toddler's busy hands always checking things out.  Plus she is so crazy about Santa this year that she wants to hug every Santa she sees!

I also made this wreath for my daughter this weekend.
I followed the tutorial on Kristens' blog and improvised a lot. Meaning I used what I had on hand and made it on the cheap!
We had a lovely Thanksgiving at my brother Matt's home.
Pictured are my niece Chloe age 3 and a half and my grand-daughter Addison age 2.  They love hanging out together and are becoming good buddies.  We had beautiful 62 degree weather that day but by evening it was freezing!  A cold front came through and we had temps in the 30's with wind chills in the teens.  Needless to say it was a drastic change.

And here is Addison's very kind and patient Grandpa building Lego towers with the girls!  My brother and his wife have this beautiful screened in porch and how unusual that the girls were able to play out there.  Normally it's too darned cold in November for that to happen.
Off for a little Christmas shopping today.
How was your Thanksgiving?
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  1. Cindy, sounds like you have been busy and are already off to a good start. Hope you enjoyed a festive Thanksgiving.
    FYI, none of your photos on this post loaded for me, including your header. Just blank boxes. ~ Sarah

  2. Cindy, back to say it's all loading now. I think it was a wifi issue on my end. ;-) Your white ironstone with the touch of red and Christmas greens is very cheerful.
    Addison is precious. I know you enjoy your time with her.........Sarah

  3. Bet the girls had a good time together.
    Looks like you have more decorating done than I do - Pretty!
    My daughter said it took her longer to put up the tree this year, because of the "little helper" :-D

  4. Hi Cindy, I love your pie hutch and your armour! You have decorated them beautifully, both inside and out. Merry Christmas!!!

  5. I agree, it tires me out! And every year takes longer and longer!
    Glad you had a good holiday, and how wonderful for the kids to be able to play outside. We were with my son and his 5 kids, plus a gaggle of my dil's nieces and nephews. Very noisy!
    Have a good week!

  6. HA! Decking the halls is a GIVEN to poop one out!

    Loving that screened in porch. It surely WAS warm on Thanksgiving Day - - - Thanksgiving night? Uh, not so much.

  7. Your Christmas decorations are coming along nicely. Little Addison is growing up so fast and what a doll she is. I am keeping Ceekay in my prayers.

    Susan and Bentley

  8. Cutie pies... I don't decorate till December... I know what you mean with 2 year olds

  9. That Addison is sure a sweetie pie. It was warm here, too, through Thanksgiving Day and the temps plummeted and we are freezing. We had about 1-1/2" of snow last night. I worked on Christmas decorations all day and I am beat tonight- xo Diana

  10. Looks like you had a great Thanksgiving... and did a whole lot of decorating for Christmas too! Love what you have done!!! Now go take a nap!

  11. Your decorations looks amazing. I love the pic of the girls too, they are both so cute. Sounds like a great day. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  12. Yes, indeed it poops you out! I am relaxing a bit after working the house over this morning. Still need to finish in the kitchen, then it is onward to J's room!

    Your home is looking festive and the kiddos are as cute as can be!:-)

  13. Oh, I just love everything you've done! Those little girls are just darling too. You're really ahead of the game with your decorating.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  14. Beautiful Christmas decor, Cindy! Chloe and Addison are so cute. How nice that they can play together a lot...Christine

  15. Your pie safe and armoire look lovely, Cindy. I really like all your white ironstone with the red and green -- beautiful! Your little granddaughter is adorable!

  16. Love the white china pieces with the red on the china cabinet. Very showy!

  17. Cannot believe, Cindy! That lovely beautiful "girl" is Addison?!????!!! I still remember her first pictures! She's growing quickly! Love your decorations, a touch of red on the cabinet! Take care and enjoy your week.

  18. Addison has grown so much, she is beautiful! I love your decorating, think I just might decorate my white milkglass with red ribbon as you did, its beautiful!

  19. Cindy, you had me with the reds and whites on top of the pie safe. How pretty that looks, and I loved getting a glimpse inside the pie safe at all your pretties. Your wreath turned out so pretty. Looks like Addison and your niece had such a great time playing with granddad. What a nice porch, and how great that the weather allowed them to play out there. laurie

  20. Your decorations are looking lovely. You are much further on than me, I am at the 'thinking about it' stage!
    Your Thanksgiving looks like it was a lot of fun, and the two girls are so sweet. I miss having little ones around.

  21. the tops of the hutches are so festive. I love the pie safe. Your nieces are such cuties too!

  22. Love the pie safe and what you did with the decorations on the top. Looks like everyone had a great TGV! The Grand is adorable1


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