Merry Christmas Eve Home Tour!

Merry Christmas Eve y'all!! I hope that y'all are enjoying some time with family and friends today and tomorrow! I cannot believe that it is already Christmas!! 

Welcome to my Christmas Home Tour! This year I did change things up a bit from last year. I hope y'all enjoy!!
Starting off with the breakfast table! I love these plates! I wish I could leave them out all year round, and these salt and pepper shakes are to die for!!

I couldn't help but snagging a few pictures of my lab!! Well, this is partly because she wouldn't get out of my way! :)

Here are some of our presents. I am loving the deer and burlap theme! Which reminds me, I still have some gifts to wrap!!

 Merry Christmas Y'all!! I hope that y'all have had a wonderful 2013!!

Patio Makeover

First of all I wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who gave me their input last week on what I could do to spruce up my patio. The landscaping of our home has sadly been left as the last thing on our to-do list!

Here is what the door looked like when we first bought it. I love the huge half circle window about the door, it is a nice feature in our home that carries throughout the front of the home. 

Updating our front door has been on my to-do list for a while now. Every time I go to Lowe's I would stop and look at planters and plants telling myself that I need to get some and this weekend I finally did!

I knew that these were the planters that I wanted, I have looked at them probably a half a dozen times. The hardest part for me was picking flowers to go in them. {I circled around the outdoor section at Lowe's for almost an hour!!}  Topiaries sounded nice and I think they would have looked pretty, but I will be honest, I knew that I would forget to prune them and then they would look like  a mess! So, I knew that flowers were the best option for me! 

I love the "R" mat that we got as a wedding gift! Its been at out front door since we got it. For Christmas I am looking for a new one to use during the Christmas Season. Something with antlers or a deer, let me know if y'all see some good ones!

If  you look in the window you can see Oakley. He just had to be nosy!!

I wish I could remember what these plants are called, but they are native to New Guinea and bloom all year round. BONUS: Lowe's has a one year guarantee on all their plants, AND if you buy a planter and a plant from them they will pot it for free with their soil!! 

Lastly I added on my wreath. I have had multiple people ask me to do a tutorial on how I made my wreath, so after thanksgiving I will do a tutorial on how to make one since I will be making a Christmas one!

Here is the completed product, I didn't want to add too much since Christmas decorating is just around the corner! 

I hope y'all have a great week and a very Happy Thanksgiving!!