Monday, December 22, 2008

{a sprinkling of christmas}


Red details upon my hearth. Oh how I love it.

I had to be innovative this year with Christmas card space. Might have to be tradition now.

A lightly frosted wreath from the beautiful snow. Puts a smile on my face every time.

Our cheery angel atop the tree. What graces your highest bow?



My favorite. The nativity I painted a few Christmas's ago. The castings are the same as the ones I grew up with. I just love the detail.



This would be what happens when you attempt a picture while facing the snow flurry. Attractive. Yes I know.


Let it snow!

Bossy Pants' crowning glory. He was so very proud of his gingerbread house.


Did the finishing touches this morning. Hope the little sisters like them. {bad pictures}

Merry Christmas!

Oh yes. And for those of you who asked, here is the frosting recipe. Simple Simple.

3/4 C. sifted powdered sugar

1 Tbl butter {softened, not melted}

1 Tbl milk

1/2 tsp vanilla

1/4 tsp lemon juice

Combine all ingredients. Beat until smooth.

{Yields 1/3 cup}

17 comments:

Ali said...

Beautiful decorations! I love the Christmas card holder!

Lilly's Life said...

Oh AMAZING. You are so clever and talented. I loved it all.And that gingerbread house was adorable. Truly. Oh and you are beautiful - that photo was a great one! Thanks for posting all the pics.

Have a great, great Christmas - and something tells me from the amount of effort you have put in that its going to be fantastic!

See you again in 2009.

K said...

Your decorations are beautiful. They definitely put me to shame.

Merry Christmas!

iheartbowheads.blogspot.com said...

oh i LOVE those!!!!!!!!!!
Merry Christmas if I am not back before then. :)

Holly

About Us! said...

Your home looks beautiful! Merry Christmas!

Christa said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog to comment for my Dollars for Comments charity campaign. I just LOVE your Christmas photos, especially the gingerbread house and the self portrait.

Merry Christmas to you and thanks for your support.

Ho Ho Ho

Christa at GiggleOn.com

sara,mike,rhett,and gage said...

You are so creative and talented! What a cute little family! Hope you have a merry Christmas and of course a Happy New Year!

LORI said...

OH, ASHLEY, I WISH WE LIVED CLOSER TOGETHER! WE'D HAVE SO MUCH FUN CRAFTING TOGETHER! I LOVE THE SHIRTS YOU MADE FOR YOUR SISSY'S, AND YOU MAY HAVE AN ARTIST ON YOUR HANDS WITH GINGERBREAD HOUSE BOY--IT ROCKS! ANY YOUR NATIVITY? GORGEOUS! IS YOUR "HAVE A MERRY CHRISTMAS" SIGN PERMANENT?

LORI said...

OKAY, SO I CAN'T SPELL...AND YOUR NATIVITY...

{ashley b} said...

The Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas sign is vinyl. I will have to peel it off after the holidays and maybe make myself a permanent one to hang.
Yes, I think Gage is an artist in the making for sure.
And I know...I wish we lived closer. I need someone to draw inspiration from! :)

The Three Little Hatchlings said...

Oh wow. Your decorations are fantastic and I must say you look like a hot model in your pictures. I am going to have to try your frosting recipe. Your cookies look scrumptious.

{nicole coombs} said...

your house looks awesome and might I add you are gorgeous!!
Oh and we wont be in Heber for Christmas now bummer I am posting why on my Blog. Once again I missed you maybe we can run into eachother at macios??
The reason we wont be up is acually a blessing from heaven so dont feel to sorry for us!

babyrocasmama said...

Beautiful decorations, Ashley.

Now did you paint the words on your wall yourself or is it a stcker kind of thing? I really like it. I may have to do something like that at my house next year.

We have a silver angel in flowing robes at the top of our tree.

Merry Christmas!

Nathan and Toni Southam said...

Oh Ash, I'm sorry about your Great Grandma. Praise the day 2008 ends. I'm telling ya, worst year ever. How awesome though that she was around to meet her great great grandkids. Anyways, your house looks adorable, as always! Hope you guys have a great Christmas, oh and I loved your Christmas cards. I just want to pinch little Garrett's cheeks!

Erin Ganley said...

I love your decorations, great taste! I also love that my Christmas card made the picture :)

beth said...

ashley, you are a wonderful writer, love your decor, sorry about your grandma, she was a warm and amazing lady. merry christmas!

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