We have a big family on both my husband's side and mine. It's sometimes difficult to find a perfect activity that everyone in the family can enjoy.
Last night we had the first annual Puckett Family Trolley Christmas Light Tour and ugly sweater contest...guess who won with a delightfully tacky cardigan?
I would highly recommend Urban Trolley, Inc. in Tulsa for a fun night of festive light watching. They were able to accommodate our large family, from great grandpa, to the toddlers in our group. We all loved it, and can't wait to plan another trip next Christmas season!
Christmas is all about making memories. My next annual holiday event is the French girl's Christmas Cookie Making Extravaganza where we flour and ice the entire kitchen---yum!
Whaaaa? I like leopard. My crafting skills won me the title of ugly sweater aficionado.
Thinking outside of the (hat) box...My son-in-law in his ugly Christmas hat! Landon was proud~
The trolley from Urban Trollies Inc. in Tulsa was so much fun for young and...well, "older" alike. Great family event for the Christmas season.
The kiddos were mesmerized by the houses we stopped at that were synched up with local radio stations. This was the "Frozen"
movie soundtrack home! They all sang along.
Monty and I did a little makeover a couple of weeks ago on our hall bathroom that was trapped in 1988. I had originally gone with the rose-victorian theme for my daughters, but my poor son ended up having to get ready in the space until he moved out...poor dude. He was a sport.
My husband even surprised me by putting a new state of the art toilet stool in that has the no-slam lid closing technology...it's the little things.
I've been inspired by warm colors---oranges, olive greens and golds lately, so chili pepper for the wall color it was. It gave it a bit of a zen vibe.
Now onto the extra bedroom/music room/work out room. Conquering an aging home one room at a time.
Here are some before and after pics. Try not to laugh too hard at the pre-model. Hey, I've been busy raising kids for the past 26 years!
Say goodbye to 1988-ish. If I just could have stuck it out a couple more years, I'm sure this wall paper would have been chic-vintage.
Entering the modern era. We still have to replace the counter and sink, but I get an "ahhhh" effect now when entering this space instead of "eeek!!!"
I hand painted the filigree swirl pattern at the top. Just used the same color, but in high enamel, so it shows up as a glossy shadow. I did the same thing in my hallway. Subtle, but adds interest.
And Blondie is covering up a small ding in the door---fun way to use an old vintage tee from your glory days~
We replaced the old laminate flooring with this ceramic tile look-alike. Laminate tiles (so easy to install) with grout . Great, inexpensive alternative. And I love my Target bamboo floor mat. Forrest still wants a fuzzy one to step out of the shower onto...I'll have to have on handy under the counter for his visits home.