Monday, November 26, 2012

What A Wonderful Weekend

What a wonderful weekend I had!  If Thanksgiving wasn't enough excitement, Saturday was my birthday!  I was actually born on Thanksgiving day, and my parents called me a turkey-baby.  Mom says after she delivered me she immediately wanted some turkey and dressing, because she could smell it cooking in the hospital the whole time she was in labor!  To this day that's one of my favorite things to eat! 
This is my last year in my 20's, and I find it hard to believe!  Where is time going so fast?  Just when I want it slow down for me to savor, it seems to be speeding up!  Anyways, I feel so blessed to see my 29th birthday and have my loving husband, family and friends to share it with.  I celebrated with my hubby being off work and doing some Christmas shopping followed by a delicious dinner at one of our favorite restaurants.  It was a beautiful cold day that was perfect for me to wear my festive red coat and warm boots! 
I feel as though my birthday continues....
This morning when I got on blogger to check all of the fabulous blogs I follow, I noticed that I won a giveaway at A Delightsome Life!!!!  I won the new book Miss Mustard Seed's Inspired You, Letting God Breathe New Life into Your Heart and Home.  I'm so anxious to curl up by the fire and read this for some fresh insight and inspiration into nesting my home.  I feel like God gave me a little extra-special birthday gift through A Delightsome Life
 (This picture and the next one show you just a small bit of the Christmas explosion that begins to happen before everything finds a home!!  I love sorting through it all!)
Today, I'm in the exciting bustle around the house of Christmas decorating!  The festive music is on, and the twinkle lights are around the house as I'm putting all of my favorite things.  The tree will be the last thing and probably will go up by the end of the week.  It starts off looking like a cluttered mess with all the little Christmas pretties here and there while I decide to put them in the new house, but the end result will be my own Christmas wonderland!
This is one of my favorite things to do, for Christmas is definitely my favorite time of year!!! (Next will be changing my blog over to Christmas!)
I'll leave you with a cozy little peek of my finished decor.  God bless!


Nela said...

The Christmas decorations look lovely, Leslie, and that is so neat that you were born on Thanksgiving!

So.... Happy Belated Birthday! ;)

Take care!

Dewena Callis said...

That glorious confusing mess is in my house too right now. It has to get worse before it can get better, doesn't it? Happy Birthday, and I'm glad it was a good one. Your first peek you gave us of your cozy Christmas makes me want to see more. Have fun!

chateau chic said...

What a great win! Congratulations. And a belated Happy Birthday!! Your house looked like mine when I hauled out all the Christmas much fun, though.
Thanks for your stopping by and your very sweet comments!
Mary Alice

Kris said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!
xo Kris

Cindy said...

You're an inspiration! And your boots are really cute too!

krishna said...

belated happy birthday dear. you are looking so lovely. I'm waiting to your Christmas decoration. i decided to do some handmade decoration. let see how much i can do.

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Happy Birthday! Your are just the cutest thing ever. Love that red coat!!

Red Couch Recipes said...

Leslie, Happy belated birthday. You look so cute in your red coat and boots! Also congrats on the giveaway. I haven't started to put up Christmas yet. I am surprised that my kids haven't started asking me to do it -- they are older now :). It is in storage. I love the red walls on your room! Joni

Michelle said...

Happy belated Birthday. Just found your blog. Can,t wait to see the finished project.

Lois' Laughlines said...

Happy Birthday. I adore the red coat.
blessing to you.