Sunday, December 4, 2011

Another house, another friend, a few more pictures.  We actually did this house while my client and friend was in the hospital.  She is still  there and you will not waste a prayer on her.  I hope she will be blessed when she  gets to come home and her halls are decked.  The hospital was close to her house and another elf and I were able to stop by and pray with her after we finished her tree.  She is one of those people that just make you feel special.  She makes you laugh.  You always leave her presence feeling better than when you arrived.  I am believing for a MIRACLE for her.

If  you missed this, or this or this  you missed a beautiful and unique house. 

I am pretty much on the couch with my ankle up. Not my idea of fun.  In the last few days we have been blessed with homemade potato soup, chocolate pie, fabulous lasagna, shrimp, spaghetti and meat balls and to die for chicken salad. 

My elves took care of the houses we had on Thursday and Friday.  My first tree days to ever MISS.
We only have two houses left and I think I will be able to work will not be finding me climbing any ladders. 

I go to the doctor tomorrow and am hoping he will agree with me that its not as bad as we first thought. 

It has for sure been a week. 

Late yesterday, my elf,  Terri messaged me that she was headed to the ER to check on her 2 year old granddaughter.. Lillianna had swallowed a glass Christmas ornament. 

After a few anxious hours, they decided to keep her overnight for observation.  She is home today and fine.

So I have not left the house since Wed night and its been a challenge.  There was plenty I needed to do here, but I could not be on my feet. 

AND for the record I am the worlds worst at crutches. 


This will be my BIG Christmas GIVE!! 
 I want  YOU to win it.  It will be a $100 Box of Christmas goodies
I want to ship it out next Monday where you can enjoy it  during the holidays.  Parker will draw on Sunday. 

All you have to do is leave a comment on this post or  on a post on
Grammy Girlfriend...

That's it!  Who has time to do anything else.  Many of you have had questions...

This is a post you can leave your questions about tree decorating and I will answer them in the next post.

Now for a LAUGH
AMANDA found JACK like this today.  HIS reason:  He wanted to be Rudolph


Anonymous said...

Having trouble leaving you a message.
I just wanted to say I pray you are back on your feet soon even better than before! You and your trees are amazing! God bless you and Jack! -Mary DePrang

Debbie said...

Your tress are so beautiful. I hope that you are doing ok!!! That Jack is so cute and is sure growing like a weed!!!
Merry Christmas!!

God Bless~

BARBIE said...

Praying for yous quick healing. Your trees are so beautiful.

Love Being A Nonny said...

Did you tell me one time you don't use hooks, but instead, WIRE everything on?

Cute Rudolph!

The Real Me! said...

Your tree decorating is always so beautiful and I've looked forward to them since last year.
Saying a prayer for you and your friend.
Love the picture of "Rudolph"! LOL!
Have a lovely day.

Brenda said...

Such beautiful trees. Want to decorate for me?:)

Joyce said...

Gorgeous pictures! Count me in on the drawing and I hope you are back on your own two feet soon!

Bacardi Mama said...

I finally got my tree up this weekend and thought it looked pretty good until I came to visit here. Your trees are breathtaking and make me very jealous. Hope you will be back to 100% very soon.

Kay DeWitt said...

So sorry about your accident. These things never happen at a convenient time. Hoping and praying for a quick recovery for you.

Sue said...

I can see where you get a laugh a minute with Jack. And again, your trees are amazing. Hope you are back on your feet soon!
Merry Christmas

Wendy's World said...

I know you must be frustrated being tied down on the couch. I'm more frustrated with my own decor after I have looked at your talent. I just can't do it. I'm on my way to Hobby Lobby. Hope you have a great day.

Anonymous said...

Hope the ankle is better but I do have a question how did you get started in the tree business?

Have a wonderful christmas love y'all
Renee Flannery

Renee flannery said...

Beautiful as always hope the ankle is better. But I do have one question how did you get started in the tree business?

Love you all merry Christmas
Renee Flannery

ShirleyC said...

I'm glad you're doing better, and also glad Teri's grandbaby didn't have to have surgery.
Our grandson will have more surgery on his leg on the 20th. He will have a bone graft.
The trees and houses have all been beautiful.

Have a Merry Christmas!

Leslee said...

Love Jack's creativity!

I do have questions!!!

1) Do your clients supply the ornaments and assoted decorations when you deck the halls?

2) If you supply/purchase them, where do you find your best decorations/best prices?

3) Do you prefer decorating real or artificial trees?

Becky said...

Your decorating is absolutely beautiful!!! Hopefully, you are recovering from you fall quickly!

Becky said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!! Hopefullyl, you are recovering from your fall quickly!!!

Mammy said...

So glad you are feeling better and happy you have such wonderful friends to cover for you and bring you delicious offerings!

I am really struggling to get in the Christmas spirit this year. I thought my daughter-in-law would be home from prison at Thanksgiving and now it appears it will be mid-January before she is released. It looks like another year that my grandson will be without his mom for Christmas. Makes me sad for him and all of us.

On a side note, I loved your little Rudolph. Wouldn't it be wonderful to see Christmas through the eyes of a child again?

Blessings to you and yours!

Lu Lu M. said...

I hope you get some good news from the doc today! Please be careful in all this rain. Your trees are beautiful. I have been following your blog for over a year and feel as if we are friends. Thanks for sharing your family, your creativity, and your sweet, kind spirit with all the blogging world. You have some great pinterest boards too!! Also thanks for accepting my friend request of FB. Merry Christmas and take care of that decorating injury!! Lu Lu M.

grammy said...

Beautiful trees as usual. So sorry you got hurt. I had a bad sprain once and you really do have to baby it won't come back (o:
Do you put the ribbon on the tree after all the ornaments? Have never done it because it looks complicated.
Cute red nose on your little one (o:

Debby said...

So sorry about your accident. You must really trust your elves because you don't seemed stressed out. I hope the owner of this beautiful home is home from the hospital soon.

A swallowed glass ornament. That can't be good. What will kids think of next to swallow. My son once swallowed 8 little screws off of a game just for the heck of it. I was so mad that I didn't take him to the doctor for a couple of days. It all worked out.

Doris said...

Beautiful trees! We didn't put ours up yet. Will use the fake one this year. Real ones are nice but too messy! Hope you are back on your feet soon! Merry Christmas!

Ann said...

Prayers for your healing! Decor is awesome!!! LOVE all the pictures!!!
annsterwolfe@comcast dot net

Diana Ferguson said...

Aw, the magic of Christmas uniquely expressed in each of your creations!!!

Theresa said...

Dear Teresa, I wish I lived close enough to help your elves so I could learn how in the world you make these trees sooooooo beautiful! I pray that you are allowed to get up and about doing the things you need to be doing! I had surgery on both of my feet MANY years ago and did not like being seated for so long! I stay busy and I know you do too!

Have a blessed day my friend and please add my name to the pot for the giveaway:) Thanks!

Heart2Heart said...


Sorry to hear that you are "Temporarily" out of service on crutches. Will be praying for quick healing but thank you for still taking the time to share such amazing pictures for all of us.

Here's a question, how do you know when you have too much on your tree?

Please enter me in the giveaway and hope you stop by mine and join in the fun too!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Delores-Onny said...

You are such a wonderful person to cheer people up that are in the hospital. I know she will be thrilled when she gets home. It's got to be hard for you to stay home and do nothing. I know it drives me insane.

Grandma Cyndi said...

Will try again, no luck leaving a message. Sure hope you are back on your feet soon! Had a dear friend break her heel bone Fri- crutches in a 3 level house - not fun. She crawls up the stairs for bed time and comes back down bottom first in the AM - and she is on Medicare! Praying for the miracle for your friend/client.

Linda said...

Oh yes please enter me in the drawing! (:>) I am so sorry that you got hurt. I know it is hard to be off your feet when you have so much to do. Glad you have Elf helpers! (:>)

This is another beautiful tree! There must be a gazillion ornaments on there. What a nice home. I hope your friend gets well soon.

Love, Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

Anonymous said...

It's funny how a giveaway makes you come out of lurking mode. :) Been a invisible follower for awhile.

Beautiful decor!! :)

The Dimino's said...

You decorate such beautiful trees!! I would love to win a goodie basket!! :)

Jackie said...

Hope you are up and around again soon! The tree in the photos is absolutely gorgeous!
jackievillano at gmail dot com

Tanya said...

Hi Teresa,
I have been thinking of you and just imagining you been laid up on the couch...resting like you should but wanting to get up and decorate a tree!!! You are in my prayers!
I would love to be entered! Goodness gracious YES! Thank you for the opportunity! in the world do you secure your ornaments on the branches? They are so full and beautiful! you do the "take down" and put away! Ugggggggg to me!
Question....Are the trees you decorate always artificial or do you ever do real? you start with lights, then ribbon, then ornaments???

Only answer what you want!!

Nezzy said...

Woohoo!!! Girlfriend, ya know how I love a great giveaway and you have the 'best'!!!

I'm happy to hear your behavin' yourself and I'll be awaiting your good report.

I decked the halls of the Ponderosa yesterday. I finally had to break down and 'nag' Hubs to retrieve the plunder from the old milk barn.

Someday, I'll share with ya how I 'nag'. It's most effective!!! Hehehehe!!!

God bless ya and have a fun giveaway and a great day!!! :o)

Gram said...

If my tree looked half as nice as these - oh, well, it is what it is. Hope your ankle is healing!

elainaann said...

Love your tree! It's beautiful

And what a great giveaway.

Sheryl said...

I cannot even imagine YOU having to be sedentary for any amount of time. Grateful that you so many around you who are able to get you through.

Love to you!

Jenny @ flutterbyechronicles said...

Very pretty tree :)

Praying for healing for you and your friend.

Phyllis McBride said...

You are incredible!! Isn't it funny how God makes us "rest" when He knows we need it. LOL. Love your pics.
Phyllis McBride

Kathy ... better known as Nana said...

Praying that your ankle isn't hurt nearly as bad as you might have thought ... that you will be back up on it *soon*. {{hug}}

angie and the boys said...

I love your trees! Can you do a "how to video " from the couch?? lol! I rolled my ankle playing tennis several years ago and I used a wheelchair for a couple weeks. That is one serious injury. Take care of yourself!

MamaMelissa said...

I am SO excited to have "happened upon" your blogs!! Your photos are absolutely breathtaking. Can you please come to my house when you feel better? ;) By the way, I hope your ankle feels better soon. I know this is NOT the time to have an injury, especially in your line of work!


Laura Lane said...

I've never seen such a full and bountiful tree! So pretty. I decorate my tree with ornaments we've given the children over the years and our own yearly ornaments. We have a small tree, about the size of me, and so it's full.

Blessings and may God heal you completely. I ask it in Jesus' Name.

Laura Lane
Harvest Lane Cottage

My word verification was "proprize". That's encouraging in a giveaway. Tee Hee!

Justabeachkat said...

Hi sweet friend!

I'd love to win. Your giveaways are always WONDERFUL!

I hope you're taking good care of yourself.

Merry Christmas hugs sweet friend,

Carol S. said...

I love your sweet, inspirational blog! Would love some holiday goodies. Merry Christmas and thank you.