It’s Beginning To Look Like Christmas

Finally, It’s beginning to look like Christmas in the house. I usually do not do a lot of decorating because sadly, no one ever visits. Of course, I could cook or have a party and they would come but no on ever just “drops by”.

When my daughter was in for the weekend, I turned on the Christmas music and we decorated the Christmas tree and did a little cooking. While she finished the tree up, I headed to the den to decorate the mantle. I looked for black and white buffalo plaid to use with my accented reds throughout the house. I could not find what I was looking for, so I grabbed a table cloth, pot holders and a couple ornaments in the red and black gingham. It will have to do for now. Again, who's gonna see?

After we settled down for the night, we painted a couple cookie cutter style ornaments that she brought home for us to do. She always liked to paint ornaments since she was little. I will hold on to that as long as I can.

It was fun catching up on drama and giggling a bit. Nick was somewhere in the house hiding. I tell ya, we wear his ears out when shes home. It’s like having a best friend in the house. 

We skipped the black Friday mobs and headed out early Saturday morning for some shopping. First stop was to the restored Loray Mill for “shop small business Saturday”. There were lots of craft vendors. Here is my daughter checking out the breads and pastries. 

I purchased a tomato pie to try. After the small shopping at the mill, we headed to the mall and a few other places before eating lunch at McAlisters.

I had the half turkey ruben with tortilla soup. It was so good and just the perfect portion.

It was a busy weekend and its not going to lighten up anytime soon. There seems to be something going on every weekend from now until Christmas. 
But on a good note. I am almost finished with my Christmas shopping. If I can just stop buying myself something every time I go out, then maybe I’d be better off. 


  1. You would probably be shocked how little the holidays is noticed in the Wheeler residence.

  2. That ruben looks amazing!!! So yummy!

  3. Looks amazing, I love that black truck!

  4. I gotta go with Ann and the Reuben. We haven't made it by the Loray yet, maybe one day when we settle down. LOL
    Okay, is that your T-model or Nick's? Just had to say that. I love that decoration above all , of course.
    We do a little decorating. I just asked Sherry if she wanted me to dig our some stuff. "Let's wait for the RV to come home." She always decorated the dash of the coach.

    Love it and your mother daughter relationship (as I say very often! It brings back memories of Sherry and her mom, she was always wanted a daughter and was never that lucky!)
    She just read me your comment about 25 in G-town. Son Mark arrived up there last night. I know he is CCCCOLD! LOL We will hear it on the p;hone tonight!
    Love ya (and Nick)
    Sherry & jack

    1. That is Nicks car. He found it last month while cleaning out his dads estate. I like it too.

  5. What a great post Lisa! I love the holidays! My birthday is on Christmas, and I still love doing the yearly traditions with my mom! It sounds like you had a wonderful time with your daughter. Wishing a wonderful week!

  6. I like you mantel and it's always fun crafting Christmas decorations. You sound so organized for the holidays!

  7. Like the cookie cutter ornaments you painted. Cute.