Monday, November 29, 2010

Thanksgiving 2010

Each year we go to the Sandestin Resort in Destin, Florida for Thanksgiving. We have a great time visiting with our family and the kids love spending time with their cousins. I thought I would share a few pictures of my favorite moments.  I will apologize ahead of time for posting so many pictures!

 I was finally able to get a picture of all the grandchildren together!  I usually have to get in the picture while holding Baby M.

 We had some serious football players this year. 

Here is Mimi with the only granddaughter in the family. 

Someone slept through Thanksgiving dinner and was not happy when he woke up.

 Here are the big boys with Santa this year.  Please notice that Baby M was not in the picture.  He screamed every time I took one step towards the man in the red suit.  I guess there is always next year.  However, I would like you to know he was wearing the cutest brown corduroy jon jon to match his brothers.

This picture has nothing to do with our family, but I just thought I would share it with you.  I love the color and the simple design.  

 Ashley and I took turns taking pictures of the moms with the kiddos.  As most of you know, the mommas TAKE the pictures and are rarely in them.  Again, notice that Baby M refused to have his picture taken.

 The hotel had a gingerbread display in the lobby.  It was truly amazing and smelled heavenly.

Now I am off to start decorating for Christmas.  I predict that if I start now I might be finished before the boys get out for Christmas break! :)

Monday, November 15, 2010

Rain, Rain Don't Go Away...I Want To Wear My Le Chameau Boots Today!

I have been wanting a new pair of rain boots.  I teach an elementary math class on a beautiful campus where all doors lead to the outside.  This means that come rain or shine we are always outside walking to different places on campus.  When it is cold and rainy, I always cry when my nice leather boots get soaked.  I did buy a pair of rain boots last year from a chain clothing store, but I did not like them because they felt big and heavy. 

I have found the perfect pair of boots for those rainy days, and they come in a wide range of colors!  The boots are from a company called
Le Chameau.  They are produced in Northern France and are hand-crafted from 100% natural rubber.                                                                                                                              
 They offer boots for both men and women and I love them!  They are light-weight and very comfortable.  I decided to get a pair in Vermilion Red because they just made me happy.  Who wouldn't want a bright splash of color on a rainy day?  I think they will look great with skinny jeans or skirts.

In fact, I love these boots so much I think I may order a pair in gold!  Or maybe I will order them in black with the fleece lining inside!

I don't think you could go wrong with any color and you can get them in several different styles.   


 My husband needs a new pair of hunting boots and I think these would be the perfect Christmas gift!
Today was a cold and rainy day in our part of the world, and I finally had the chance to wear my new boots!  I have to say that my feet were warm and dry all day long.  As a matter of fact, I am still wearing them as I write this post tonight.  Thank you Le Chameau!

If you are interested in learning more about Le Chameau please click HERE.  You can buy the boots online or at select retail stores.  You can find a list of retailers by clicking HERE.

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Our Southern Nest

Friday, November 5, 2010

Christmas Ideas

 I have been organizing my picture files and ran across some items that I sold at Market Day in town last year.  A few people have asked if I was going to create them again this Christmas.  And yes, I am already working on them now.  I thought I would share last year's items with you today.  Do you want to know something funny?  When I look at the stockings and the card holders now, I think to myself "Wow!  Those are really cute!"  However, when I think back to this time last year, all I can remember is that I did not want to see another stocking ever again.  I guess when you look at them morning, noon, and night you can tire of them and stop seeing their beauty.  Anyway, here are the pictures.  Enjoy and let me know what you think!

The board above is a magnetic Christmas card holder and measures 24" by 24".  The stocking is meant to hang on your door and hold Christmas greenery.  I used window screen to make my form and then covered it with plaster.

This is an example of another magnetic board.

This personalized canvas measures 20" x 20".

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Our Southern Nest

Monday, November 1, 2010

More Thanksgiving Ideas

I found a few more pictures to inspire me for Thanksgiving and thought I would share them with you. 

If I had an outdoor dining space with an arbor, I would hang this chandelier above the dining table and enjoy Thanksgiving alfresco!

I love, love, love these plates.  My mother-in-law uses plates very similar to these each year at Thanksgiving.  They were my husband's grandmothers and Thanksgiving would not be the same them.

I love the branches in the glass vase.  It is very simple and elegant.

*The pictures above were found on the Country Living website.