Okay, so y'all don't want to read on and on so today's post is just going to be pictures...MOSTLY....I'm excited to introduce to you...Big Red's arm candy, our Mantle!
First, here's last year's mantle...BUT...wait, if you didn't meet Big Red...You REALLY NEED TO...CLICK HERE! And, YES, I did widen our mantle...that's why I had more room to
It's not that I hated it or anything, but I wanted to do something more "Ballard-Barnesque"...so I stuck lots of twiggy/faux branches into the garland...I'm doing a tutorial on how to achieve that look over at The Artsy Girl Connection on the 14th...so you'll have to wait for that...And, the kids get to pick out a new stocking for their 2nd Christmas. (
Yes, I did remove the bows from the candle holders...wasn't doin it for me...I'll find somewhere to
stick em' place them.
Yes, I MADE this ornament...how original, I know!
Yes everyone! Thank you all so much for your thoughts and prayers. The Elf on the Shelf was rescued from his "miserable death by drowning"! Ernie is now dry, and has since found a new perch! (One that'll take a ladder for the Monster Man to reach)...Ahhhh...It's only a matter of time! AWESOMENESS!
Here are some LOVELY outtakes...
So...I changed them to the red ones!