I Will Honour Christmas In My Heart

I will honour Christmas in my heart,
and try to keep it all the year.
I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future.
The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me.
I will not shut out the lessons that they teach!

~ Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

WELCOME TO MY CHRISTMAS BLOG!!

WELCOME TO MY CHRISTMAS BLOG!!
Christmas is my favorite Holiday and my favorite time of year!

I go all out decorating our small townhouse for all Holidays but especially Christmas!

Every room in our home has a different Christmas Theme and Color Scheme!!

I prove that you do not have to live in a large home to have several Trees!

This blog is dedicated to All Things Christmas!!

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Monday, January 25, 2016

January Rudolph Day!!! Just a Bit of Snow!!!


It's January 25th and that means it's Rudolph Day!!

In planning for Christmas 2016, I decided to change all of the bows on the wreaths that I hang on my windows and on my front door.....
 I removed the clusters of ornaments that I had on the wreaths that I hang on the windows and replaced them with some red ball ornaments. I will add more before I hang them because I did not have enough ornaments in my stash.....

I did add red ball ornaments to the wreath that hangs on the front door.....
Along with a bow made from new red velvet ribbon........
On the outside, I decorate for Winter by leaving most of my decorations up, removing the Christmas items and adding some Winter Decorations......
If you missed this post over on my regular Blog, Debbie-Dabble, please click HERE......

And if you missed how it all looks in the Evening lit up...
Click HERE

We were lucky here in NEPA this past weekend and missed the brunt of the heavy snow from the Nor'easter that hit the east coast........

We only got about 4-5 inches of snow but some parts of Pennsylvania are buried in snow......

I thought I would share a few photos of how my outside Christmas decorations, converted over to Winter decorations look with all the snow. since we had no snow over Christmas!!!
 Looking out the front door.......
 I like how the snow blew and stuck to the decorations......
 I have to give Kudos to Summit Landscaping who is responsible for plowing the courts in front of our townhouses for clearing the snow within a few hours after it stopped snowing!!
 And to the Road Department of Wilkes Barre Twp. for plowing several times and for clearing our road almost down to the pavement within an hour after the snow stopped falling!!
 This is why my sons were never able to sleigh ride on this hill when they were growing up!!!

And a few shots of the back yard.......
 You can see how much snow we got by the accumulation on the bird bath.......
 And you can see something new in this photo........
 We extended the lattice higher on this side of the yard.........

Well, that is my post for Rudolph Day this month......

I hope to see you again next month, here on my Christmas Blog, for Rudolph Day on the 25th!!

And thanks to those who took the time out of their busy day to spend a little bit of time with me!!

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Hugs,
Debbie
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Saturday, January 9, 2016

Want To See What I Bought After Christmas???

 First I want to Thank Alice, over at Thoughts from Alice, who co-hosts the Sundays at Home Party, for featuring my post, Christmas at Nelson Crest, the Outside, Christmas Home Tour 2015!

 Thanks so much , Alice!!

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 Christmas in the Kitchen, Christmas Home Tour 2015, from last week's No Place Like Home Party!!
Thanks so much, Sandi!!

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Christmas at Nelson Crest, The Upstairs, from last week's Home and Garden Party!!
Thanks so much , Kathy!!

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I honestly behaved myself and stuck to my "trying not to spend on what I do not need or absolutely love" plan!!

The day after Christmas was a Saturday and since I worked Christmas Day night and had to work the rest of that weekend, I opted to go home to sleep instead of to the stores!!

Apparently, there were record breaking shoppers cashing in on the after Christmas sales because there was truly nothing left a few days later!

I did most of my sale shopping at Big Lot's this year with some right before Christmas and some after Christmas.

I bought a bunch of ornaments for 50% off and I had a coupon for $10 off $50 spent.

I bought more of these rose ornaments to use on my Living Room Valentine's Day Tree.......
These sweet owls are going to be used on a Winter Tree in the Den........
Even though these say "Star", I think they look like snowflakes and they will also be used for Winter decorations!
The Cupcake ornaments will decorate my Summer Craft Room Tree.......
And I plan on using these angels wings in some craft projects........
These I bought right before Christmas and hung them in the Kitchen.......
A pack of 4 Chalkboard ornaments, also from Big Lots.
     And I bought a 7 foot Pencil Thin Tree!!

Here is a photo from Big Lots web site of it.

I have been looking at these pencil trees for 3 years now

It was the last one there, it was 1/2 off so with the coupon it was priced at $30 from the original price of $75!

This will not be an additional tree. I am giving the large Living Tree, which is about 15 years old, to Jim (my son) and Danielle.

I will then use the 7 foot slim Tree that I currently use in the Dining Room in the Living Room and use the new pencil Tree in the Dining Room giving us more room to move around in there.

Joe picked up some things at Wegman's that I had my eye on.

Yes, we bought a Wegman's Store for our village under our Tree!!
Joe is there so often and he hopes to get a part time job there a few mornings a week when he retires so I thought it would be fitting!!
You can see that it is made by Lemax......

It was originally $35.00 and was marked down to $12.00.
He also bought some lights there too.....

These I never saw in LED before.........
16 different functions!!

More Warm White LED lights......
The lights were 75% off.

I had my eye on these since the beginning of the Season so when they marked them down, I told Joe to grab them!!
Originally $24.95 , marked down to $10.00.......
Same with this matching Snow Man.......
I love the fur on them, don't you?
And Joe got a great deal on these lights in Sam's Club......

Originally $24.95, marked down to $4.31 each!!!!
And before Christmas, I bought 2 rolls of this ribbon on sale for 70% off at Michaels.
I made all new bows for the wreaths that hang on the front of our house. I will also be replacing the ornaments on them. I will do this before I pack them away so they will have a different look next year!!

And these were bought at Sears for 75% off......
 Love this sweet Snowy Owl Tree Topper!!
 She will sit proudly on top of my Winter Tree out in the Den.....
 Look at the bark like wings......
 And a few ornaments......
  And this post ends my regular Holiday posting for this season here on my Christmas Blog.

   I am already planning for next Christmas!!

 I hope to post here at least once a month on the 25th of each month , which is Rudolph Day.

 I have now started to take down and switch over my Christmas Decorations.

 The Outside is being switched over to Winter Decorations, several Trees will become Winter and Valentine's Trees and the Powder Room will be stripped of any Christmas Snow Buddies and then will stay decorated until the end of Feb.

  I will be posting these changes over on Debbie-Dabble and will be posting on that blog regularly now.

 I would love to have you follow me over there!

It has been a crazy and hectic Holiday Season but a great one!!

If you missed my post over at  Debbie-Dabble on some of the Get Togethers with family that I had during the Season, please click HERE ......

I am frequently asked where do I store all of my decorations.

HERE is a link to a post I did last year, sharing just that. There is also a link to it on my Side Bar.

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!!

 I hope you will come by and visit  again when I post here for Rudolph Day.

And thanks to those who took the time out of their busy day to spend a little bit of time with me!!

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Hugs,
Debbie

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