Boo Mama's Christmas Tour of Homes 2007


Welcome to my little corner of Boo Mama's Christmas Tour of Homes. Come on in and stay awhile, the coffee's on and the cookies are warm.

Our family - taken this fall.

This is the keeping room - the epicenter of our house - built as a new addition this summer. The area with the chairs was previously a screened in porch. The area with the sectional is a new addition. This is taken from my kitchen. My regular readers got the week-by-week rundown of this house project. We finally finished painting and furnishing the room this fall. (My mom and sister-in-law are anxiously awaiting these photos!)

More shots of the new keeping room...

I don't do lots of big decorating, but I do like to do little vignettes around the house. Here are a couple of my favorite santas and the little tree I used to use in my apartment in my single days. I've added picks of berries and pine cones.

This is my snowman collection - I have nearly 80. I've purchased a few, but the majority have been given to me as gifts. They are really getting A LOT of attention this year from a certain 2-year old little boy. If it gets too quiet in the house causing me to say, "Where are you, Adam?" A little voice replies, "Touchin' mama's no-men."

Every year my husband and I have been married we have a custom picture frame made to hold that year's Christmas photo. Here are 2003 (left) and 2004.

Here are 2005 (left) and 2006. 2005 was a very special year. Our son Adam was born December 16th so our Christmas card was used as the birth announcement. The message said "Look what we found under our tree."

My favorite decorating project is doing the mantle for Christmas. Stockings hold a special childhood memory for me. We had a fireplace and mantle growing up, but our stockings were always hung on either side of the window behind our TV.

And finally, my home tour ends with our tree. I love every single picture of a Christmas tree I've ever seen. And the blog world this year has been filled with pictures and stories of favorite ornaments, and I love every single one of those, too. Our tree holds ornaments we've purchased or have been given since we were married in 2003 (our anniversary is New Year's Eve!)

Thanks for stopping by.

From our family to yours - Have a very Merry Christmas!


Melene@Sing For Joy :

Everything is just beautiful!

By the way-when I used the link from BooMama's, there was no place to click to leave a comment-I used your link on my favorites list.

Merry Christmas!

CR :

I came across your site via Boo Mama. I am a soon to be step mom of two, who also enjoys running and swimming! Your house and family are beautiful! Merry Christmas!

Megan (FriedOkra) :

Really beautiful... I love that new room. My husband and I are from Atlanta (we're in Chicago now) and I got a little bit homesick just looking out your windows! The snowmen are wonderful - I seem to be leaning toward them for a collection, too, although I only have one or two right now. I think they're neat because you can leave them out well beyond Christmas and they're not out of place. Merry Christmas!

ellen b. :

What a lovely family you have. 80 snowmen! I love snowmen. Have a very merry christmas....

Fran :

Everything turned out to be just beautiful!

I love your sofa....

Kari :

Very lovely home! I love the hardwood flooring in your new addition, such a pretty color. Merry Christmas!

Sandy :

Hi Jill - so fun to see your home!
I especially love your addition - and the family photo!

Amber Kay :

WOW! WOW! WOW! Your home is beaatiful!
Your new additoin is fabulous!

Momma Roar :

Its so beautiful Jill!! I just love your addition!

I hope Adam had a wonderful birthday yesterday!! :)

Knit-Wit :

Beautiful home. Thanks for the tour.

Happy Birthday to your son - loved your poem.

Lauren@Baseballs&Bows :

Jill, I just love the frames! What a great idea! Thanks for letting us get a glimpse of your home at Christmas! Happy Belated Birthday to Adam. December 16th is my dad's birthday as well!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality :

Hi, Jill, I just love your newly finished keeping room..what a room that is! Love the sofa color & the simplicity of it all.

Beautiful Christmas decor too...from the snowmen to the tree. Wonderful!


Just Mom :


Love those Santa ornaments on your tree, too, btw. :-D

Susan :

Loved your tour :o)

Lisa @ Take90West :

Your home is beautiful!
Merry Christmas!

Dianne :

Everything looks great! Wish my house looked that clean! :-)

Nadine :

Jill you home is absolutely lovely. I love your decorations. I love your family photos. Great smiles.

Melody :

Your decorations and home addition are beautiful. I love all the snowmen.

Happy Working Mom :

Beautiful pictures! I love the family picture of you guys!

And your home is absolutely gorgeous!

80 snowmen is a ton!!

justabeachkat :

Hi there! I'm playing "catch up" on my blog reading tonight and it's been fun reading all of your posts I missed while on my trip.

Everything looks beautiful Jill! The keeping room really turned out beautiful. I know you're really enjoying it.

Happy Birthday to sweet Adam!

Christmas hugs!

Karla ~ Ainsley's Mom :

Thank you for the tour of your beautiful home. I love the outside of your home with the wreaths. It reminds me of something one would see on the cover of Better Homes and Gardens.

Robin :

Jill, you might not over decorate, but what you've done is beautiful. We have most of our annual pictures in frames, but they're store-bought. I think it's fun to collect something...1) it helps friends/family know what to get for ya sometime, and 2) it's a delight to think about each piece, who gave it, the place it was bought, etc.

So glad Boo gave me a reason to visit you again...I've missed my Atlanta bloggity friend :).


Tammy :

Jill, your home is beautiful! What a gorgeous room addition...and love all of your Christmas decorations. What a great idea about your family photos and new frames each year!
Oh, and love your snowman collection!
Thanks for a wonderful tour, Jill.

And a very happy belated birthday to little Adam, too!

Nise' :

Your new addition is awesome. I love looking at everyone's collections and, of course, Christmas trees. Merry Christmas.

Tracey Kirksey :

I'm just catching up --so glad to see that you joined in on Boomama's bloggy tour! Your home looks amazing! I love all the decorations and the stockings too!

Sorry I missed wishing Adam a Happy Birthday! Hope it was a great day! He is GORGEOUS!!!

Cherdecor :

Thank you for inviting us in to see your lovely home. What beautiful decorations! I like your snowmen collection. I have one two but it is getting smaller and smaller. I keep giving them away.

Tricia :

Your home looks very warm and festive, not to mention beautiful!Found you thru BooMama
Your little guy is such a cutie : )
Merry Christmas!

Jennifer :

Thanks for sharing your beautiful home with us. You have gorgeous decorations. I collect snowmen, too, so of course . . . that what my favorite. I also love the special framed pictures for every year! Merry Christmas to you & yours!


Melissa in Mel's World :


Absolutely beautiful! Thanks for opening up your home for us to get to know you a little more!

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

PS - I am totally loving the photo and frame every year...great idea!

Sonya :

Everything looks so beautiful! I love the color of that couch! Your home is just lovely.

a woman who is :

Lovely family, lovely home.
I also enjoyed your list;>)

Haus Frau :

I found your site while on a bit of a bunny-trail. I'm late on responding to the photos of your home, but I must say ... pure class. Beautiful. :o)

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