Thursday, December 31, 2015

Our Iowa Christmas

It has been a very busy couple of weeks, with work, Christmas parties, winter band concerts and just general holiday happenings. We have been so blessed in 2015 and hope that everyone had a wonderful Christmas. Here it is New Year's Eve and I am just now getting around to sharing a little bit of our Christmas here in Iowa.
 
We chose to purchase a smaller tree for our living room this year and I am so happy with it.  
I use my little woodland tree in the master bedroom.
 
 
Displayed on a side table are some silver snowflake pieces.
Some of these beauties are from Stephanie @ The Enchanting Rose I was the lucky winner of her Christmas giveaway. Thanks again Stephanie.
 


I don't think my style is very specific and my thrift store goodies in the kitchen definitely show that. I do like snowmen though.



 
 
 
This wreath gets a new look every year.
 
 
Spending Christmas Eve with my 2 favorite guys!
 
 
And my little love bug Oakley modeled his new Santa outfit for these pictures. Ha Ha...he does not care for it so much but goes along with it to make mommy happy and also to get his treat afterward.
 


 
Our New Year's Eve will consist of some movies and popcorn in the warmth and comfort of our living room and tomorrow,
January 1st, 2016 will be a big day here as we all sport our Hawkeye gear and cheer Iowa on at the Rose Bowl!
 
 
Best wishes to all of you for a Safe & Happy New Year.
Karen
 
 

21 comments:

  1. What a lovely family you have! And that pup - oh, I miss my little Pom - he was such a brat but I loved him to bits!! I remember how he used to kick his water bowl out of the kitchen and all the way into the living room if he wanted water - quite the feat for a little munchkin! Happy New Year to you, Karen! May 2016 be happy and healthy for you all.

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    1. Thanks...Poms are so easy to fall in love with. We spoil them so bad that they quickly turn into little brats :)
      Best Wishes for a Safe & Happy New Year!

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  2. Happy New Year!! Everything and everyone looks lovely!!

    Thanks so much for stopping by!
    Hugs,
    Deb

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  3. Karen, Your fellows are both handsome. You look very pretty too.Love the dog's suit.LOL. Hope your holidays were happy and filled with family time. Wishing you and yours a great new year. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Susie, the holidays were great! Now it's back to the routine. Hope your New Year is full of blessings :)

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  4. Karen,
    your decorations are lovely, and your guys, very handsome! Hope your Holidays were all you wished them to be!
    Happy New Year
    Rebecca

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    1. Thanks Rebecca, best wishes to you and yours for a Happy New Year :)

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  5. Awww.... poor Oakly... he has to suffer the same as Bubba lol He looked darn cute though :)

    I hope you had a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your whole family!

    xo,
    rue

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    1. Hi Rue, I bet Oakley and Bubba would have a lot to say to each other about the costumes we put them in LOL! They know they are loved though :)
      Happy New Year!

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  6. Hi Karen, what beautiful trees you enjoyed for Christmas and what special pictures of your beautiful family. Oakley is so cute. Love the sweet coat. Thank you for stopping by and your sweet comment. So glad to have meet you last year and wishing you and yours a wonderful new year filled with many blessings. xo

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  7. Hi Karen, what beautiful trees you enjoyed for Christmas and what special pictures of your beautiful family. Oakley is so cute. Love the sweet coat. Thank you for stopping by and your sweet comment. So glad to have meet you last year and wishing you and yours a wonderful new year filled with many blessings. xo

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  8. Oh my goodness, Oakley is a little stunner! I couldn't dress my Tia as she has been a little bit too greedy and couldn't fit into a coat! Have a very Happy New Year xx

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    1. It is very nice to meet you Chel and thanks for stopping by. Oakley is a lot of fun to dress up and does not complain too much. Your Tia is just precious and what a wonderful thing that you could give her the loving home she deserves :)
      Happy New Year!

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  9. Karen don't you just love the woodland trees? Or as one of my grands would say, "where's your woody trees nana?". I have 3 different sizes and use them all year round. Looks like you have started off with a good new year. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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    1. Karen@Southern Gal Meets MidwestJanuary 6, 2016 at 7:39 AM

      I do love them Cindy...I am hoping to find more "woody trees" LOL! and use them for other than just Christmas too. I found mine at Goodwill for just $10.00. Can't beat that :)
      Happy New Year!
      Your fellow Florida friend,
      Karen

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  10. Oh my, Oakley is just too cute! Your Christmas decor is simply lovely, sweet Karen, and I love how you embrace many styles. I tend to do that too. I have traditional in the living room, vintage in the dining room and kitchen, and "whatever" in the bathrooms :)

    Happy New Year, dear one. Hugs!

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  11. Thank you for stopping by Stephanie...Happy New Year to you and yours :)

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  12. Beautiful photos of you and your guys. Oakley is quite a model. LOL Wishing you a wonderful 2016 with your precious family. xo ~ Nancy

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