Monday, December 12, 2011

It's hard to admit this but. . . .

Hi Everyone,

Are you knee deep in Holiday preparations?  Are you as behind as I am?  Sooooo, I hate to admit this but, I haven't picked up a paint brush in 3 weeks:(  Am I going to remember how to paint? 

I am still having my Holiday Sale until 12/15.  Great gift ideas starting at $15.

It all started by going out of town for Thanksgiving and I just have been behind the power curve ever since then.  But that is okay, in lieu of painting I have been having so much fun with my boys decorating, making cookies, attempting to build a gingerbread house (we'll be giving that a second attempt this week).  We have decked our halls and it's feeling pretty jolly at our house!  So today I'm going to give you a virtual tour of our home and let you see what we've been up too:)

We got our outdoor decorating done first.  Steven my 5 yr old is obsessed with the inflatable decorations so this year we went from 1 snowman to an entire family of snowmen.   We now have a Daddy, Mommy, Sam and Steven snowman:))  

I always love to have our entrance to our home very festive, with the assistance of my boys who were terrific helpers we got it accomplished!

Our living room tree, notice the Carrie Waller ornaments:))  They really stand out!

The master bedroom snowman tree.  I've been collecting snowmen ornaments forever so now they have their own tree:)

The tag that is included with the ornaments
Steven, Sam and I made some ornaments.  They are adorable snowman ornaments using their hand-prints.  I saw these on pinterest and I'm going to make them with Steven's class this week.  I just love things that have their hand-prints on them.  They grow up so fast and I love looking back to see just how far they've come.

Steven's also been very inspired to do some snowman drawings.  These are his interpretation of our outdoor decor.
 And I bet you didn't know we had some celebrity help.  Buzz Lightyear helped us to Infinity and Beyond.

Have a great week, see you Wednesday:)



  1. Love all of this Carrie! Looks like you've been having such a wonderful time with your boys and your holiday prep. :))))

  2. Thank you for sharing Carrie!! Wonderful festive photos! Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year to you and your beautiful family!!!

  3. Beautiful photos, Carrie! Thank you for sharing! Your home looks so festive, and the handprint balls are a great idea! Best wishes for the holidays!

  4. Sometimes there are just things that are more important than painting! Your house looks great. It's important to help the boys feel things are ok, even if their daddy is not here right now.

    The ornaments are adorable! You'll treasure them. I have my daughter's handprint that we still hang on the tree every year. Plus all the other handmade ornaments that my children made. We don't have a decorator's adorned with memories.

  5. You make a wonderful home, Carrie - it's so obviously filled with love! I love snowmen, too! Your painting skills will NOT diminish, I promise you - but these moments with the boys are treasures.

  6. Amazingly beautiful, Carrie! You have just been creative in another way. Your painting skills are still there, and the next time you pick up a brush, beautiful art will flow out because you are happy and at peace. Christmas Blessings to you and your family. Hugs, N

  7. Yes, I am definately as behind as you - if not more so! And I have also had no time to paint at all! At this rate I will be lucky to get a Christmas post on my blog at all!
    Still, I really enjoyed my vitual tour of your beautiful and very festive home! The tiny Carrie paintings hanging on the tree are fantastic! I really want some of those frames! And those hand print ornaments are such a beautiful touch!
    And of course the snowman drawings are masterpieces!! :0)

  8. I too am behind. I finally put some outside lights up at 8pm, two nights ago! I have a painting that my mom-in-law asked me to paint for her about 2 years ago and I am finally trying to get it done for Christmas. So, all the shopping, cooking baking, and decorating is getting behind. Oh, well it is still a wonderful time of year! Your decorations are beautiful! Have a wonderful New Year!

  9. Really lovely to see your festive home . . . your boys are so lucky to have such a creative and energetic mom. You'll remember how to paint. As Virginia said, "some things are more important than painting." Happy New Year!