Saturday, December 24, 2011

My Holiday Home Tour (and a chance to win $300)!!'s here - Christmas Eve!!  We have all done the preparation - the decorating, the baking, the shopping and the wrapping (well 3 out of 4 isn't bad, right?  I still need to bake my cookies today).  All of this leading up to seeing the joy and excitement on my little girl's face both tonight as she goes to bed, and tomorrow morning when she realizes that Santa has shimmied his large self down our chimney (wait - we don't have a chimney) and left a big pile of goodies!!

By far, my favorite part of Christmas is the decorating (okay, and the presents).  Some of you have seen parts of my decor, but I thought I would compile them and add a few more things for the full holiday home tour.  Read all of the way down though - because I have details on the present part - find out how you can win $300 from PennySaverUSA and Mogasa by entering their "Craftmas Contest" - it's really easy to enter!!

Let's get started with the entryway.... Welcome!!

As you walk into my house, you enter my two story foyer.  I love to decorate the banister for any holiday I can - I think it just brings so much warmth into my home!

As you turn your back, my dining room is off to the side.  You have probably just seen these photos, but here are a few of my favs...

Walking through that little archway in my foyer, and you land in the Great Room.  The first thing you see is the tree...

To the right of my mantle are my built-in bookshelves.  These are always fun to decorate - especially for Christmas!

Had to add the little peppermint photo frame that Addie made in school!!

 This is just a little vignette I threw together on my side table...Addison love to play with the little Santas.

I wrote Merry Christmas on the platter, and added some trees.  Addison needed to embellish a bit and went back and added the snow and the sled on the left side!  Too cute!

My kitchen was fun to decorate this year with the new paint color on the walls.  I am loving the blue in each and every season!

That's it for the tour today!  I hope you enjoyed it.  Now on to the fun - who wants to win $300???  Here's how you can enter.  PennySaver USA and (their mobile garage sale app) are sponsoring a "Craftmas Contest".  All you have to do is head over to their contest page and submit one of your Christmas Crafts!  The top holiday craft photo will be the lucky winner of $300!! Make sure you download the free app - it's really cool and tells you where all of your local garage sales are - AND it will give you the edge to win $300 over $250 (for non MOGASA users).  I can't wait until garage sale season so I can test this little puppy out!!  Head over there now - the contest ends 12/29!!

MERRY CHRISTMAS from the Hayes Family!!!

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  1. Everything looks beautiful,warm and welcoming....Merry Christmas sweet Jen!

  2. I absolutely love your yarn wreath and stockings. Your house is beautiful.