Monday, December 15, 2008

BooMama's Christmas Tour of Homes 2008

Welcome! So glad you stopped by for BooMama's Christmas Tour of Homes and arrived here at our happy home! Come on in and check out our tree. We are so happy with our "little" Fraser fir that we found this year. It's full of ornaments from all over the world and tells the story of our family. I love it! A few presents have found their way under the tree, but the wrapping is slow going just yet.

Our nativity and one of my favorite things- perched atop the entertainment armoire.

This is kind of an odd picture but shows off our advent calendar that my mom made. It's very similar to the one that we used growing up and is a treasured part of our Christmas traditions.

The sideboard is home to our Jesse Tree which is a new tradition we started last year. Our stockings are hung on the banister with care. I can't wait til there are four stocking to hang next year!

I have recessed shelving in my kitchen that always houses a variety of objects from vases, pictures to cookbooks and candles. Christmas finds it filled with another nativity, my favorite giant hot cocoa mugs and various Christmas-y odds and ends.

And since we're in the kitchen, how about a recipe? We made these treats this weekend and oh my, they are good!

Sweet Spiced Rosemary Pecans

2 cups pecan halves
2 Tbsp. butter, melted
1 Tbsp. packed brown sugar
2 tsp. balsamic vinegar
a few drops hot sauce
1/2 tsp. coarse salt
freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 Tbsp. chopped fresh rosemary

Toss everything in bowl to coat well. Bake at 325F for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until pale golden and fragrant. Cool completely. Makes about 2 cups. (Recipe courtesy of Dinner with Julie.)

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed seeing our home. I know I love sharing it all the time, but especially at Christmas!
May your home be filled with joy as we celebrate our Savior's birth! Merry Christmas!


Carrie said...

I LOVE (!) the shelves in the kitchen and you do a great job organizing/using them. I also love the Christmas tree garland that you used over the window (in the picture with the advent calendar).

Thanks so much for inviting us in on your tour. MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Heather said...

I love your decorations!! Your house looks great! Merry Christmas!!

erin said...

I love the kitchen shelves, too! And you have more presents wrapped than I do, so good job! :)

Frugal Finds said...

I love the garland on the curtin!

Gregg and Erin said...

I love your staircase! And don't you just love Jesse's Tree?!

Marci said...

Very Pretty! Merry Christmas.

Carey said...

Your home is inviting. And the pecans sound yummy. Thanks for having me over...
Happy holidays!

Chris said...

Your home looks adorable. We've been doing popcorn on our tree forever.. Ilove it! Thanks for the tour.

Carrie said...

Cute stuff! Thank you for sharing! Merry Christmas!

Paddywack Designs said...

I love your nativity too. It looks beautiful ... all your decorations do.
Merry Christmas.

Keetha said...

Dayton Ohio - - - why, we're practically neighbors!!!

Thanks for opening up your home for the tour.

Merry Christmas