Mimi Sue's Cottage

A home is much more than a house built of lumber, brick, or stone. A home is made of love, sacrifice, and respect. We are responsible for the homes we build. We must build wisely, for eternity is not a short voyage. There will be calm and wind, sunlight and shadows, joy and sorrow. But if we really try, our home can be a bit of heaven here on earth. Thomas S Monson

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Snow Day

It snowed all day yesterday so I stayed in my jammies and got a few things done. First I wrote our Christmas letter.
I saw this at the Nester so of course I had to copy it. The shelf was 50% off at Hob Lob last week. The mommy gave me the vinyl lettering last year it says "He is happiest, be he king or peasant, that finds peace in his home." Love that. Someday I hope to have bookcases on both sides of the fireplace and maybe a painted brick surround and hearth and a real mantle, but for now this'll do. Last night I started stringing popcorn and cranberries for the tree. It usually takes me a few nights to finish it. After all the snow yesterday not much of it stuck but this is what the house looked like this morning. The mister wanted to know if it was really me out in the middle of the street this morning taking a picture in my jammies. The neighbors already think I'm a little off so what could it hurt?


Lorilee said...

Wow,snow. Here in South Texas it is in the 70's. I am home with a sore throat. I am getting some decorating done though. I can't just lay around and waste precious time.

Nola @ the Alamo said...

I love your popcorn & cranberry wreath! Enjoy your snow day.

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Haha!!! Tell him YEAH bloggers do a lot of things other people might veiw as crazy :) but it makes for a great blog post! Anything for readers LOL. Your home is very pretty.

The Bentley Family said...

I love it. A crazy lady standing in the middle of the street on a snowy morning in her jammies taking a picture of her house. I love snow days! Gabe and I just hung out inside all day too. Ahhhhhh...

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

You mantel shelf looks good! I haven't strung popcorn and cranberries and ages but it seems like a good cold weather activity!


Kathleen Grace said...

I love that quote! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a little note. So nice to meet you:>)

Cherry's Jubilee said...

It looks wonderful! That quote is beautiful...Your home looks like my dream home.. So cottagey. cherry

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Sue! Oh my goodness...SNOW! How lucky you are! You house is looking warm and cozy for Christmas! The cookies sure turned out cute..and so are those darling love bugs!

Merry Christmas!


Donna said...

What a beautiful quote! And I love your home!

Cranberries and popcorn, how fun!


Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Oh what a pretty house you have! I love that sunny yellow :)