Category Archive:holidays

Spreading Christmas Cheer To All ( Momimhar posted on December 10th, 2016 )

Happy Holidays, everyone!  How are you doing?  Are you starting to relax now from the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping and decorating? Whether you are hosting a party or not, it feels nice to see our homes all decked up for the Holidays.

Speaking about shopping, I tried very hard not to spend too much on home decorations this year.  I had so much Christmas decorations from the past 8 years, and honestly I am not ready to get rid of them. Anyway, I would like to share some holiday cheer from my home to yours.  I am not very good at home decorating but I did my best. 🙂

Big flower arrangement by the entry way.

Now this big flower arrangement was quite expensive because it was priced $20 at a local garage sale. I bargained for half the price but the seller’s lowest price was $15.  I bought it anyway because I really, really liked it.  It looked taller on the round oriental vase.

 

Christmas table runner and poinsettia placemats

Do you enjoy decorating for the Holidays? I do.  As soon as the stores put their Holiday decorations on discounted sale, my family, friends and I buy whatever we can find that we like.  Most of my Christmas decorations and pieces were more than 5 years old.  These poinsettia placemats were given to me by my mother-in-law.  Aren’t they pretty?  The table runner was from Ross.

The centerpieces were bought from a on online local garage sale.

candle holder – $.50

crystal vase – $5

crystal candy dish – $3

colored balls and fillers – $2

Glass Christmas ball cardinal decor

 

Mesh Christmas wreath with cardinal bird and nest.

This mesh Christmas wreath was also given by my mother-in-law two years ago.  She won this at a raffle (door prize) at a Christmas Party with her group of friends.

I am so feeling festive now. I love Christmas season. How about you?

Holiday Season: Christmas Decorations 2016 ( Momimhar posted on December 8th, 2016 )

Hey, everyone!  Christmas time is here again. Have you done your Christmas shopping yet?  As with my household, we are always excited for Christmas.  There are lots of fun holiday activities for kids, a number of Christmas party invites, huge feeling of Christmas cheer, and exciting shopping experiences during this most wonderful time of the year.

Assisting daddy with the decorations from the attic.

K helps decorate the Christmas tree.

We started decorating our home for Christmas the weekend we got home from our Thanksgiving travels.  My darling daughter helped me decorate the Christmas tree.  It’s so lovely and bright.  I am adding white on our tree this time.  Also, I put red cardinal birds on our tree.  The idea of the cardinal bird as part of this year’s holiday decor came into my mind the moment I received a holiday mug, Christmas gift from my cousin in Oregon (thanks again N), with a cardinal design on it.  Then while my family and I were strolling by the lake one fine afternoon during the holidays, I saw a pair of cardinal birds roosting upon a tree at the lake.  I felt good inside.  It’s just an uplifting thought for me.

One of my favorite coffee mugs. 🙂

Our Christmas tree 2016

We did not buy a new Christmas tree.  And for the ornaments, I only bought a few white flowers from Michaels and the cardinal birds from Kohls.  The mantel still needs decorating though.  I still have to figure out where to put our Christmas stockings.

Tradition – Thanksgiving Luncheon At School ( Momimhar posted on November 19th, 2016 )

Turkeys in disguise.

Turkeys in disguise.

K’s school had a Thanksgiving Luncheon Thursday.  The Pre-K and Kindergarten students had lunch first at 10:15 A.M.  My darling daughter was very happy and excited because there were so many parents, grandparents, and guardians came to join at lunch.

After lunch I walked K to her classroom and saw their turkey arts and crafts displayed on the wall in the hallway.  It was a family project to disguise the turkey.  In the picture below, K was pointing to her turkey in disguise as a Japanese girl.

Thanksgiving Lunch at school

Thanksgiving Lunch at school

It’s pretty nice to be able to join my child in school’s events and special occasions.  She feels happy and confident.  I feel the same, too.

I am also glad that many parents, grandparents, and guardians join their students in this special holiday and keeps the tradition going forever.

Figurines for Gifting and Decorating ( Momimhar posted on January 7th, 2016 )

Whether you are searching for new decorating ideas or you are searching to express your love for someone special through a gift, figurines have long been go-to pieces for both. Whimsical, sturdy and hand-painted, the figurines found in the willow tree collection designed by Susan Lordi continue to be popular. Available in a variety of categories, the piece that fits your goal is waiting to be found.

a-family willow tree figurine

CoppinsGifts.com

Figurines for Any Occasion

For easy browsing, if you are searching for a particular tiny sculpture to give as a gift, figurines are conveniently separated into categories according to occasion. Wedding and anniversary, friendship and family are some just some of the groups along with nativity and love. In the wedding and anniversary section, for example, you’ll find beautiful characters in a couple slow dancing, sitting together and expressing their love for each other through a simple touch of their hands. The love category includes more couples expressing their devotion to each other as well as a mother holding her newborn and a granddaughter lovingly embracing her grandmother.

Figurines for Decorating

Thanks to their poetic demeanor, you may very well end up purchasing an occasion figurine for your home along with others to give as gifts, but remember, there’s more sections to browse. Divided by figurine type, search through the floral, angels and baby categories. The floral sub-category consists of girls, women and angels posing with different flower bouquets, and the baby division includes babies alone and with their parents. Possibly the most popular and extensive figurines are the angels. The angels are posed by themselves in celebration, hopefulness and gratitude, and they are also posed with newborns that articulate friendship, comfort and affection.

Figurines for Expression

Figurines double as beautiful gifts and decorative pieces. Additionally, they’re wonderful for expression. In the expressions category, you will find a myriad of characters in a myriad of poses. Spirited, joyful and thoughtful children sit, kneel and embrace their legs while young women and men express knowledge, heroism and giving. A toddler boldly stands radiating hope while another beams happiness. For the birthday girl or boy, birthday figurines are available and to celebrate the new year, there is a woman statuette holding the year as an ornament.

Figurines are the kinds of gifts and decorative pieces that are perfect for expressing a particular emotion and because of this, they are meaningful.

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Celebrating Life’s Blessings And All The Luck In The World – Happy New Year 2016 ( Momimhar posted on January 1st, 2016 )

Happy New Year 2016!  Would you believe it?  We are in the year 2016.  Oh my!  How was your Holidays?  Did you have all the fun in the world? We did.  My family and I spent Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day with my husband’s family in Tyler.  We had a wonderful time especially that his nephew, who is in the Navy, came home for Christmas.  Everyone was happy to see him most especially his parents.

The kids enjoyed lighting the sparklers.

The kids enjoyed lighting the sparklers.

On New Year’s Eve, we stayed home because we want to be home when the new year comes.  As usual, we shoot fireworks.  That was the most fun part of celebrating the New Year’s.  In addition, we invited my hubby’s brother together with his wife.  Dear hubby also invited some of his colleagues.  It was nice that they came and celebrated with us on New Year’s Eve.

a-nye fireworks 2

It was a very big celebration on New Year’s Eve.  Maybe you have heard in the news that North Dallas was hit by a few tornadoes on Saturday, December 26, 2015.  Let me tell ya, our neighborhood was half mile away from Downtown Copeville where a tornado touchdown and demolished a bunch of homes and a gas station.  The strong tornado just passed by us, shook our house but didn’t do any major damage.  Just a few shingles on the roof flipped over that’s it.  Were very lucky.  I saw how big the hurricane was and how it sounded like.  I will never forget it in my life.

a-nye for 2016 sparklers

New Year, new life.  We celebrated all the blessings in 2015 and all the luck in the world.  I am hoping that no more calamities and bad things.  May God bless us all.

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