A Post To Close Out 2023
Hello friends! It's almost the New Year and this will be my last post for 2023. Hard to believe that Christmas is past and we are ready to begin another year. Time just flies, doesn't it? And before 2023 ends, I want to share some highlights from Christmas with our furry family members as well as my change over of decor.
I haven't done a snowman tree for several years but, this year, I decided to create one. I'm using a three foot tall tree with white lights. Wouldn't you know that only half of the lights on the tree would light up so I had to use a string of white lights we already had which works fine. I added snowman ornaments and the white wreaths that I found this year at Dollar Tree. My little snowmen figurines complete the look. Creating a snowman tree for the winter months is a nice transition from Christmas decorations to more of a winter look. Plus, there are still pretty lights in the living room. It's always so barren looking after taking down the multi-color Christmas tree. This snowman tree provides a cheerful corner to enjoy while drinking my morning tea and in the evenings when it is dark outside.
I found this guy at the after Christmas sale at Walgreens of all places. He looks just perfect on top of the foyer table.
And the silver and white sparkly look continues on the bottom rung of the foyer table with my Let It Snow sign I have had for several years.
I do believe all of our furry family members enjoyed a good Christmas! Here's Garden and The Mr. and they both look very thoughtful.
And here is sweet Cassie. She looks a bit stern in this picture. Perhaps because she thinks her dog brother got more for Christmas than she did? Cassie and Garden got new catnip filled cat toys for Christmas and they like them a lot!
And this was River's first Christmas with us. He made out like a bandit. As you can see in the picture, he is quite thrilled with his new Nylabone!
And he loves his new Kong frisbee! Here's an action photo of him running after catching the frisbee.
And isn't he looking quite spiffy in his new sweater?! He's a happy boy for sure. I'm looking forward to the time when he doesn't want to chew on his sweater, though. He is certainly a chewer!
It was a fun Christmas day watching our pets enjoy their toys and treats!
This recent sunset view, taken from our backdoor, reminds me that 2023 is about to fade into the sunset. We usually enjoy a pretty low-key New Year's Eve. We plan to visit with the neighbors and then watch the ball drop from the comfort of our living room. I hope that you are looking forward to a good New Year's Eve and that 2024 brings only good things to us all! Have a great weekend and I will see you next week on the blog! Happy New Year!
Until Next Time,