A Minted Happy New Year

Every year, I say we are going to have our family photo professionally taken and every year I fail miserably.  Hello, my name is Emily and I am a procrastinator.  This year, I got sick the weekend we actually planned to take a picture.  So last week after school, the sun came out, I set up the tripod, and dressed the boys up.  They actually cooperated long enough to get a couple great shots!  I might have offered some yummy cookies as an "incentive."

I am so thankful to Minted for teaming up with me for my New Year's card!  I have always admired their selection of beautiful cards from such a large variety of independent artists.  They offer so many gorgeous designs!  I can't wait to send my cards this year!  Minted also offers an assortment of stationery, art, and home decor. Make sure you check them out and visit my Instagram and Facebook pages to see my cards!

Wishing a very Merry Christmas and 
HAPPY 2016 to you and yours!



Eleven Gables Home for Christmas

Extending to you a warm welcome from the Christmas Home Tours, hosted by Marty, A Stroll Thru Life.  If you have come here from Life Love Larson, I am so glad you are here!  
I love the Carpenter's Christmas Album (see all my previous Christmas tours-links at the end of this tour), so I hope you will sing along with me as you take a peek into our home...

 Frosted windowpanes

Candles gleaming inside

Painted Candy Canes

 on the tree

Santa's on his way

He's filled his sleigh 

with things

Things for you and for me

It's that time of year 

when the world falls in love

Every song you hear

 seems to say

"Merry Christmas, 

may your New Year dreams come true"

And this song of mine in three-quarter time

Blue and white ornaments HERE

Wishes you and yours the same thing too

blue and white ornaments tutorial HERE

Merry Christmas, Darlings!



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Next up on the tour is Remodelando La Casa.  You will not want to miss it!

And here is the full line up:
Monday - Dec 7th
Tuesday - Dec 8th
Wednesday - Dec 9th
Thursday - Dec 10th
Friday - Dec 11th

Now it's your turn to show us your Christmas tour!! Link up now!

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Eleven Gables Kitchen for Christmas

It's the most wonderful time of the year!
With the kids jingle belling 
And everyone telling you "Be of good cheer"
It's the most wonderful time of the year!

I am so thrilled to be included in Just A Girl's Christmas Room Tour.  
If you are stopping in from Yellow Prairie Interiors, Welcome! 

It's the hap-happiest season of all

With those holiday greetings and gay happy meetings when friends come to call

Chinoiserie Ornament Tutorial HERE  (I made these and it was so simple!)

It's the hap-happiest season of all

There'll be parties for hosting

Marshmallows for toasting

And caroling out in the snow

There'll be scary ghost stories 
And tales of the glories of Christmases long, long ago

It's the most wonderful time of the year

There'll be much mistltoeing

And hearts will be glowing

When loved ones are near

It's the most wonderful time


 It's the most wonderful time

It's the most wonderful time

It's the most wonderful time of the year

Want to see more of Eleven Gables all decked out for Christmas?  


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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from my family to yours!

Now, head on over to Fox Hollow Cottage to continue the tour.


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