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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Every girl needs one.....

A battery operated hedge trimmer, that is. Just look how handy this one came in....
This is the next best thing to a chain saw, for those of us that don't own one. Just for the record, I have asked for my very own chain saw several times, and I am still waiting........

No, no.......... I didn't go to the garden and cut the cabbage with the hedge trimmer, only the greenery. Hubby will see this post and come home and take my hedge trimmer from me if he thinks I have been in his garden with it!

I headed over to Tonia's house and trimmed up her magnolia tree for her. Her hubby came out the door asking why I was in his yard cutting things up.  It is just something about a woman with an object that looks like a chain saw that intimidates men!

Am I the only one who makes messes like this?

I am making some progress.....and it smells soooo good in here with all of the fresh cut greenery.

I decided I wasn't ready to put the pheasant up with the fall decor, so he is going to be with us through Christmas also.

Our tree didn't change that much this year, and I didn't buy any new decorations. I would love to have a "real" Christmas tree one of these days. Do you have a real one or artificial?? We have always had an artificial one because I put mine up so early, I guess.

Well, look who is in here needing my attention. She is taking her paw and slapping the bottom of the island where the dishes are. You see the blurry tail?? That is because it is always wagging. It never stops wagging.

We hope to be back in a few days with an oh so scrumptious pinterest recipe. Well, it is actually a few recipes mixed together. Ya'll know a good cook never goes strictly by a recipe, don't ya?? 

22 comments:

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Teresa, you're teasing me with this Christmas decor!! LOL!!! Those magnolia branches have me curious!

Linda Primmer said...

Dear Teresa, your home is elegant and you always have some "Ooh La La"
I love the way you decorate your mantel.
We have artificial tress. I do enjoy a live tree sometimes. It smells so nice. The fake ones still make a mess. I have been running the vacuum for days. XO Linda

sweetvintageofmine said...

LOVE the NATURAL LOOK! It's my favorite for this time of year! Roxie

Barbara F. said...

Sophie is as cute as ever, I see. I would love to have a magnolia tree one day, but I would have to relocate first. :) So I settle for a fake tree and a fake magnolia wreath. xo

Julie Marie at Idyllhours said...

Those greens look just beautiful Teresa!... love the pheasant too... and sweet little Sophie!... Tessy is always wagging her tail too... can't wait to see Sophie meets Santa!... I don't dare take Tessy to one... she would probably cause a scene she'd be sooo excited!... besides, we tell her "Santa Dog" is coming... she might be disappointed if it was not a dog in a red suit... xoxo... Julie Marie and Tessy

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Looks like some very pretty decor going up! Artificial here - due to allergies and putting a tree up early. :( Men always get nervous when we ladies get out hands on a power tool. Think they are afraid we will out do them ! :-D
That pile of magnolia leaves looks like the makings of some beautiful holiday decor!

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

How wonderful to get all that marvelous greenery for free! The mantel (what we can see of it) looks fab.

andy said...

Looks great love using natural things for decorations . Have a good evening

Lea also known as "CiCi" said...

Well, I thought I was fairly "decked out" until I saw your decorations. My goodness, things look so festive!

It's artificial all the way here. I just do not want to deal with the mess of the real stuff. Shame on me!!!! But, it is what it is and I'm pleased, so guess that's all that matters. :o)

We are "decked out and ready" and now going to enjoy the season.

Blessings for this season!

Bonnie said...

Oh, "it's beginning to look like Christmas....." Do you hear me singing???

Pondside said...

I can just imagine the wonderful smell of that greenery! We have had an artificial tree for the past two years. I am not a fan, but The Great Dane likes it so it's not a big thing for me to give in on!

It's me said...

Look at that !!!! it is great !!!...love from me....xxx...

Theresa said...

Oh I can smell the fresh greenery all the way from Georgia:). Love all of your pretties. We have one of those trimmers too. Have a blessed day dear friend. Hugs

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

So many things you can do with those trimmings! Your house always looks wonderful and I can't wait to see all your decorations for Christmas!

Sue said...

Teresa, your greenery looks fabulous and you have such a knack for design. It all looks and I'll bet smells wonderful. Can't wait to see more.

Savvy Seasons said...

Seriously, you are AMAZING! I have always loved the way you dress your mantle and this is no exception. I can't wait to see more. All that fresh greenery is going to make for a FABULOUS display, hurry up now, and don't keep us waiting too long. lol! ;) XO ~Liz

Dewena Callis said...

Please do be careful if you ever get that chainsaw! (Remember, they make movies about them!) The greenery you got with husband's hedge trimmer is beautiful. Nothing like fresh greenery. We always have a real main Christmas tree as my husband and father were in the garden center business for years and you can imagine what they had to say about artificial ones, but for several years now I've had a small white artificial tabletop one in the bedroom that goes up first and comes down last. Sophie's face looks so clean now!

Carol said...

Wow, you are my hero -- "chain saw (or hedge trimmer) wielding woman" -- very imposing and impressive! I'm envious of all your fresh greenery. Nothing of the "fresh greenery" things last any time at all here in the desert. We've had an artificial tree ever since our 3rd year here in the desert and the tree was dry and brittle in less than a week. I like having it up for the entire month of December or longer! Can't wait to see your decorations!

Have you entered my Give-Away, Theresa? I'm giving away one of the new cookbooks.

xoxo,
Carol

Sue said...

You are the girl with the tools, toots! I sure wish I had me a neighbor with magnolia bushes. I love those leaves. he stuff doesn't grow up here - I envy you southern gals! Cracks me up how Tonia's husband wondered why you were trimming the bushes. Oh, but you sure came out the victor! Your greenery looks so lush and pretty. :-)

Ruth said...

I love my black & decker outside items. even if I was using one when I cut myself and had to get stitches last year.

Traci said...

I want to see ALL of the decor! I've got my stuff as finished as it's going to get this year. I'm just not into decorating everything this year.

SavannahGranny said...

Hi That tail is blurry in every picture. Maybe if I could wag my tail that much I wouldn't be so chubby.LOL!
I hope you are more careful than I, because I have that same wonderful tool. I am not allowed to use it anymore...after eight stitches in my fingers. Looks like you did more than OK you were the queen of greenery.
Have a great week, Ginger