Monday, December 13, 2010

Holiday Open House/Sip & See

This weekend we hosted a sip n see/holiday open house at our home. It was so much fun! I love parties..everything from decorating to menu planning to getting dressed up. I wanted to post a few pics of our holiday decorations first..

The tree..


(Can you see Sophie the giraffe in Carsyn's stocking?)

Dining Area...

I have been collecting the pottery barn reindeer collection for years..Blitzen is my favorite!

A few favorite things....

My big sis bought these cute reindeer leg covers at Pier 1..she's such a good shopper

I try to keep fresh flowers throughout the house....and you can see my favorite Hot Maple Toddy candle in this pic...along with the "must have" December In Style issue

I also put out all of my Christmas books and try to make the guest bedroom a little more festive

Tree in Carsyn's room..

did you notice her elf on a shelf has made an appearance??

I have a slight obsession with the Coton Colors ornaments..they are so cute!! I love the ones on Carsyn's tree but my favorite is probably the one on our trees in our family room...

The hubby doesn't care for white lights or my foofie tree so every year I put all of our sentimental ornaments on little trees with green and red lights..

UK tree...

more Coton Colors..

Finally outside...I think the outside of my house is pretty boring, but figured I'd snap a pic since I had to venture out in the snow to walk Elvis anyway..

I cut some pine sprigs from trees outside and put them in lanterns with candles..of course I'm afraid to light the candles because I might burn the house down..but the idea was nice anyway

and if you're still hanging in there onto the sip n see...

Something told me I should snap a pic of Carsyn's cute dress without her in it because I figured it would be over her head the whole night...and I was right..

naptime with uncle Robby....

I added Carsyn's monthly pig pictures to our celebrate display..

(thanks to the fabulous ashley brooke for the sip n see invite!)


coffee bar...


my favorite people...

unfortunately the best picture we got of Carsyn was when she finally tuckered out..


  1. wow look at that snugglie bed you made for her in the pack n play

  2. I love all of your Christmas trees, they are so pretty!

  3. Love it all! You have so many trees and they are all so pretty! I see you are wearing your dress -I so need that dress :) too cute! Hope y'all are staying warm with all that snow you guys keep getting...hopefully we won't have a bad drive back home next week.

  4. Congrats on your new baby! Enjoy your holiday decorations now!!! My son was 3 months old last year and this year, at 15 months, I have no idea how to decorate without everything being undecorated by a tiny helper!! hehe!
    Merry Christmas. I stopped over from Kelly's blog!