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New Years Eve ...

As we do every year, the Hubs and I are staying in.  Going out and worrying about crazies on the road just doesn't appeal to us.  We have always stayed in and its just our thing.


Best of 2015 ... Before & After

It was a good year ... lots of changes (our oldest started college ) and lots of ups and downs, but it was still good.  I learned long ago to only focus on the good things and to find the Joy in any situation.  It does immediately change just about anything.

Our house saw some major changes with two big rooms getting a makeover.  They didn't just get a new shade of lipstick, the changes were big!


Shoe scores!

Looking around my closet the past week or so I realized my shoe collection needs a bit of an upgrade. Somehow in the past year or so I have only purchased flats.  I am not sure why I have been gravitating to them, but that seriously needs to change!  As I was searching for the perfect shoe for the past few events I have found myself with a very small selection to chose from ... and that just won't do!

Even though they are super cute flats ... don't you think?


Merry Christmas from The Minear family!!

On this Christmas eve morn ... we wish you the most merriest of Christmas'!!  May you receive the greatest gift ever given ... the birth of our Savior!  We will be celebrating with a candle light service and plenty of family time!

Merry Christmas!!


Movie Night ...

The month of December seems to fly by ... with parties and events it seems to race by quicker than any other month of the year!  Two of my favorite things to do this month is to snuggle up in my jams with my littles (who are almost all bigger than me, sniff!) and watch Christmas movies.  If it is an evening where you find me home in December you will most definitely find me in pjs, cocoa in hand watching yet another movie on the Hallmark channel.

It just doesn't get any better!


12 Days of Christmas ... Show us yours!!

I hope you have loved the 12 Days of Christmas tours ... I have loved each and every one of them!  These are amazing bloggers with to die for tours!!  Each one better than the last.  So much fun to be invited over to so many homes!


I "borrowed" my bestie Skipper's compilation of the tours ... she did such an amazing job I thought it was good enough to share!  She rocks like that ... and she will love me anyway!

Can you believe all that goodness?

12/15: Tour Highlights
12/16: YOU in our Link Party!

A few shots of our home again ...

Now I am ready to see yours!!!

Link your house below ... I can't wait to be invited over!

Happy Wednesday!


Attn ... Blue & White Lovers!

If you are like me ... you are always hunting for the perfect gift.  Even when the list is crossed off and tossed, I am still hunting for great gifts!

I have a treat for you today ... a Gift Idea board for the Blue & White lover in your life.  It could be you, or your bestie, it doesn't matter at all.  I pulled together my favorite blue and white items.  I know you will love them all just as much as I do!!


Elf Brunch ...

Saturday morning started bright and early for me ... pulling the kitchen together for an elf brunch for our youngest and two of her darling little friends.  I was beyond excited ... I had shopped, planned and gathered items for a week.  


TPC loves World Market

As we both know I am a huge fan of anything for the table.  Plates, napkins, tablecloths, napkin rings, blue and white porcelain ... truly there isn't a table accessory I don't love.  I am absolutely loving my new lacquered chest in the kitchen to hold all of my linens and napkin rings.  It makes changing the table down right easy peasy!


The Pink Room for Christmas!

 The Pink Room is all dolled up for Christmas and is looking ah-mazing!!


Put a Bow On it!

I have been busy the last few days getting my gifts wrapped and either under the tree or shipped to our loved ones.  Wrapping takes forever .... I always forget how long it actually takes. 


Hot Cocoa for all!

When we transformed the kitchen for the One Room Challenge I promised my kids they would still get a cocoa station for the winter months.  We have had one for years and usually I set up the hutch in the kitchen with all of their favorites.  


18 days!!

Is anyone else shocked that there is little more than two weeks before Christmas?  I truly just don't know where the time goes??!  I am down to just a few things I need to snatch up for gifts and the wrapping begins today. 

I put together a stocking idea board for Moms ... hoping to inspire a Daddy like ours to think outside the box this year!  In our house we only exchange stockings as a couple and he seems to have gotten in a smidge of a rut.  As in, he walks into one or two stores hoping to score it all.  #badplan


Christmas Peek ...

Welcome to Day 4 of the 12 Days of Christmas Tour of Homes!  Today you will get a peek into our home at Christmas with our foyer, my office and our den.  

This year I chose pink and gold to compliment are already very colorful home.  I did promise the Hubs that I would keep the bows on the outside of the house red.  I think he was afraid I would hang big pink bows on all of our window wreaths.  If only they made it in outdoor velvet.  Come on in!!

Our tree this year is outside my comfort zone, and yet the most perfect tree we have ever had!  I was really struggling with the combination of balls to make it fit my pink and gold theme.  Then I completely gave up and let the kids decorate it.  As I watched them pick up each ornament I had just unwrapped it dawned on me that perfection when it comes to the family tree was just plain selfish and sad.  This is OUR tree and should reflect our lives together.  This years tree doesn't contain one colored ball or piece of garland.  What it does contain, however, is our precious ornaments I have collected over the years that represent who we are as a family.

And I couldn't be happier with it!

His and Hers bourbon station.  Both the hubs and I love to wind down with bourbon, he sips his and I mix mine.  We also like two different kinds of bourbon.  Can you spot my bottle?

I absolutely love these 12 Days of Christmas prints from Lindsay Letters!  I bought them last year and see us using them for years to come!  Not only are they amazing and perfect to hang in so many places, but they are special to me.  My birthday lies on the 12th day of Christmas.  xo

Just a few little touches for the bar area!  One of my favorite little nooks in our den ...

I hope you enjoyed the peek into our home this time of year.  I love our home all dolled up for Christmas.  Decorating just feels necessary to celebrate the best time of the year!  Don't you think?

The tour isn't over!

A sneak into our kitchen and dining room ... come back next week to see more!!

Merry Christmas from us to you!

Check out the rest of the hostesses ... and come back on the 16th to link up your wonderful house!  I can't wait to see inside each and every one of your homes!!

12/8:  Classic Casual Home  |  This is Our Bliss
12/15: Tour Highlights
12/16: YOU in our Link Party!


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