Monday, December 15, 2008

Deck the Halls!!

Come on in! Welcome to The Rickard House as part of BooMama's Christmas Tour of Homes.

Come on in to our living room. Here is our Christmas Tree that I love to decorate. I changed it up a little bit this year, but overall, I like it:

I never quite know what to do with my mantle, but I decided to display Allison's Christmas pictures. That was all fine and dandy until I couldn't put my fingers on her Christmas picture from last year. My very favorite pics are the two on the left:

I took the minimalistic approach to Christmas in my dining area (that sounded like I know what I'm talking about - don't kid yourself):

Finally, I have a lovely tree in my kitchen where I stick my hodge-podge of ornaments. Allison loves this tree, and I love it being in the kitchen. That is our gathering place:

Thank you for going on our tour. Merry Christmas from our house to yours!

P.S. I almost forgot a quick-and-easy recipe. And it doesn't get any easier than this:

Girl Scout Cookie Thin Mint Knockoffs
1 pkg of mint chocolate chips
1 sleeve of Ritz crackers

Melt the chips. Dip the crackers. Dry them on wax paper.

It doesn't get any easier than that, and they are "slap your mama" good!

And friends of mine, did you really think you were going to get the Peanut Butter Buckeye recipes?.....Not on your life!


jennwa said...

Pretty tree and a yummy recipe.

Merry Christmas!!!!

Gabby said...

I love you home! Thank you for the great recipe!

I like your mantle the most!

Tab said...

Your decorations are FABULOUS! Love all the red and golds...nice job:0)

Laurie said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love your trees. Your home is very pretty.

I also love the recipe you gave us. I am going to have to try it!

Merry Christmas!

Susanne said...

Oh I need you to come and give me a lesson in how to put ribbon on my tree. That is gorgeous!

Merry Christmas!

Carol said...

Love the Santa hat on the tree...just in case he forgets his when he stops by, right?

Thanks for sharing with us!

Merry Christmas!

Amy Andrews said...

Beautiful tree! Love the billowy ribbon! I also love the red/orange/green striped curtains in your dining room. Where'd you find those? I'm looking for something like that...

Lora said...

Your dining room photo is beautiful! I also looked at your other pictures on this page and your sleeping elf is precious as is the one of her face on the stairs - sweet!
Thank you kindly for stopping by my blog and for your kind comment.

Peace and joy to you,

Phillips Phamily Mama said...

Love the "minimalist" look! Ha! Such pretty colors in your dining area. Merry Christmas!

Kelli said...

Wonderful decorations! Your fireplace is beautiful!

ellen b said...

Thanks for the tour and that recipe looks too good to be true! Thanks for visiting my tour. Have a very Merry Christmas.