Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Christmas in our New Home

I got some new holiday gifts and inspiration from the internet so of course I had to switch some things around to make use of my new stuff! 

Here it is again using the accent color feature on my camera... I think it looks so cool this way!

The Oh Come Let Us Adore Him sign is a free printable from akadesign and I love how it turned out! My friend gave me the red sparkly candle and my other friend gave me the santa wine glass and the greenery. The angel wing trays I got from Joss and Main.  The tray I already had and I just laid some fun wrapping paper in it to spice it up. 
I also just bought this chest from there as a Christmas present to myself and I am super-excited about it! Usually I don't like to spend that much, but I just couldn't resist.  There are so many places in the house I could use it!  We also bought our new KING SIZE memory foam mattress last weekend!!!  Typically I am terrible at making decisions like this, but as soon as I laid in this bed I was in love. And luckily Greg agreed and it was on the cheaper side of the memory foams so we could afford it. The mattress, box spring, frame and two pillows came out to $2,000 (including tax, delivery, etc).  It was about $500 more than we wanted to spend, but you can't put a price on a good night's sleep right?  (That's how I'm going to justify it :)). Did you know memory foam mattresses can cost up to $8,000!?!?  Sheesh!
This is the comforter set I bought and I love the contrast with the dark headboard so I'm going to attempt to make the one in this picture. Plans are underway so I will keep you updated!

*Deck Update: We decided to wait until the weather warms up to finish the deck. We still have a few minor things we can do between then and now (including choosing our decking), but we probably won't start laying the deck boards until March or so.*
Merry Christmas to all of my blogger friends and followers!!


  1. I LOVE that bedding!! It looks so elegant. As for the mattress, there is no smarter purchase. We finally bought our first grown up set (we are close to 40) earlier this year and have never slept better. We were in a rental for 4 months and when we closed on this house, we were as excited about getting our amazingly comfortable mattress back as we were with getting the keys. Good for you for investing in your quality of sleep!

    1. Catherine - you are so right! Like I said, it was a little more than I wanted to spend but it was so worth it! I love the memory foam already. I can't even feel when my husband moves around now!

  2. You can't go wrong with the memory foam mattress, that is number one on our to do list as soon as we get our keys. The sign is beautiful.


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