Monday, November 29, 2010

It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas!


I know what you are thinking... Who doesn't?? But I would really like to leave my tree up all year. Although, I would be afraid people might confuse me with a hoarder (seriously, these people never take their trees down... and what's with all of the cats??).

I will admit, I did the ultimate no-no and put it up a few days before Thanksgiving. I couldn't help it. It was calling my name from the garage - and I had a few days off of work. I knew I could knock the majority of decorating out while Hubs was still working.

We are really lucky, The In-Laws gave us a 9ft Pre-Lit tree last year. I am so grateful - I HATE PUTTING LIGHTS ON A TREE. Even still, this year I could only get half of the tree lit. Hubs luckily was able to fix it once he got home... Thanks, Hubs!

I tried to get some pics of the tree, but encountered some problems. 1. I couldn't get the entire thing in one shot. 2. I can't get the colors right. HOW DO YOU GUYS TAKE SUCH BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS OF YOUR TREES?

Anyways, here she is!

It's done in primarily gold and green, with a little bit of red. It's pretty traditional. There are probably over 200 ornaments on it. But these are my favorites:

I love these green disco balls! We have them in two sizes. Great Home Goods Find!

And I just adore these gold and red tear drop ornaments. So pretty!

I also got started on my mantel today. The two Hurricane Vases aren't staying. I need something else... Just don't know yet. Got any suggestions?

With our new front doors, we definitely needed to have some wreaths for this year. I decided to make some. I think I might like them.

All of this decorating has definitely put me in the Christmas spirit. I need to get to shopping ASAP. I only have two people checked off of my list. EEEK!

Hope you guys are enjoying decorating too! I want to see your homes all gussied up. Feel free to send me pics or leave a link! Talk soon, friends!


Brandi Nell

Friday, November 26, 2010

Sassy Chandy, Part 2

Hi Friends! I hope you guys had a great Thanksgiving! I am STILL stuffed. We enjoyed a full day with family and food (and a good amount of wine). We certainly have a lot to be thankful for.

The hubs and I were both off today (*YAY*) and we finally finished with our "brassy to sassy chandelier" project. I was so excited to finish it and get it hung. I think it is FAB!
Remember when we bought this ugly, brass chandy a few months ago (click here to read the full post)?

We spray painted it a gorgeous deep red. Sassy, right?

Well today I covered the unsightly bulb holders with some twine and we changed the bulbs out to fun round ones. We love how retro it is now!

Please pardon the ceiling, we had a leak and are still trying to repair it.

Hubs did quite the balancing act to get the dang thang hung. So happy to check this one off the list. Little by little, we WILL get this office done!

Hope you guys had a great week. I am thankful for you!


Brandi Nell

Saturday, November 20, 2010


Hi Friends,

I hope you guys are having a great weekend. My Dad is in town, so we have been shopping, dining, and a little sipping. Sounds like fun, right? generated the lucky number 11, meaning "Trucker Mom" has won the $25 Hobby Lobby Giveaway! Congrats Trucker Mom! Email me your mailing address to to collect your winnings!

On another note, my dear friend Linda, at TheLennox, has been helping me with my new look for the blog. It's still a work in progress, but I am so thankful to her for her help! And guys, you seriously need to check out her blog... great site for inspiration!

Hope you guys have a great Sunday Funday! Congrats again to Trucker Mom!! Talk Soon, Friends!


Thursday, November 18, 2010

LAST CHANCE - Hobby Lobby Giveaway!

Hi Friends,

Happy Thursday! We are so close to the weekend now! HUZZAH!

Tomorrow is your last chance to win the $25 Gift Card to Hobby Lobby! The winner will be announced on Saturday! GOOD LUCK!

To enter the giveaway, go to THIS POST and follow the directions. You have more than one chance to win!

Thanks and GOOD LUCK! Talk Soon, Friends!

Brandi Nell

Monday, November 15, 2010

Happy Monday and a GIVE AWAY!

Hi friends!

Happy Monday! The Hubs and I have been sick for the past 2 weeks, so we have gotten nothing accomplished on the house. On Saturday, I made the biggest pot of chicken noodle soup and I am certain we are going to start feeling better soon!

With Christmas coming up, I have been thinking about all of the new Christmas decorations and crafts I want to try this year. Know what that means? Lots of trips to one of my favorite stores....

I have a feeling I am not alone in my love for this store, so this week I am going to give away a $25 Gift Card to Hobby Lobby!

To Enter:

Become a "follower" and leave a comment on why you want to win (i.e. what decorations, or crafts are you wanting to do)!

For EXTRA entries, you can perform one or more of these actions:

1. Tweet it!
(be sure to tag me, @BrandiNell in the post so I know you did!)

Then come back here and leave another comment
2. Share it!
- Blog about this giveaway.
Then come back here and leave another comment

I can't wait to see what all you guys are planning on buying! I am going to start on my wreaths for the front doors this weekend... lots of fun stuff coming up!

Hope you guys have a great week! Talk soon!

Brandi Nell

*This post was not endorsed by Hobby Lobby. I am doing this simply because I love that dang store.


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Fab Farm Time

Hey friends!
Happy Hump Day! Just two more days until the weekend! Huzzah!
It's a cold, rainy night here in Atlanta. I can't seem to get warm. The hubs made us our first fire of the season. There is nothing better than curling up under a blanket with the hubs and the pups with a fire roaring. Pure bliss!

Please excuse the coloring in this picture. My walls are NOT this bright of a green.

Last weekend we didn't do any home renovation projects (which actually felt pretty good). We headed down to the family farm for the weekend to visit with family and get away from the city. It's one of my very favorite places to go and the hubs and I were actually married there.

Here are some pics of the farm and from this weekend:
My Dad's and Doris' house

Beautiful old barn
It's a pine tree farm
Pond house

Another shot of the pond house

Sweet little cousins. The pirate is my niece, Darci and the Lion is my nephew, Bryar.

Hope you guys have a great rest of the week! We should be doing some projects for the office this weekend! Stay tuned! Talk soon, Friends!


Brandi Nell