Thursday, December 6, 2012

A Gingerbread House for Christmas!

Jeff and I finally bit the bullet, and we bought a YARD for the Milt!  Ok, we bought a house...!  As the post title alludes, why is it a gingerbread house?  Well, take a look for yourself.

Do you see the resemblance?

This is why one of the first things I have done in my early attempts to decorate is place my telltale holiday window clings smack in the middle of our kitchen window overlooking the sink.

It is a perfect match!

We finally decided on this house after many, many months of searching.  Jeff and I chose this charming home for a number of reasons.  First, the house is located in a very central area in the heart of Dallas.  It is still close to both of our jobs, Milt's daycare, and my yoga studio.  Second, I really wanted a period home with engrained character rather than something crisp and modern, although new can be nice too.  I just tend to always be a bit old-fashioned, and I like to drag Jeff along on my whims!  The Milt needed a yard, and this home just so happened to have one!  The last, and probably most important point, is the price was right!  The house should retain value, and despite having an endless laundry list of to-dos, we think we can make it beautiful and ours.

A close-up of Momma and Milton

Milton is proud of his new home.

I do hope Milton realizes that this house is his Christmas present!  It is certainly ours too.


  1. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I am such a huge fan of older homes and this home has charm just oozing from every corner! Stained glass, plantation shutters, stone AND brick?!?!??? I can just picture snow on the eves of the roof and Santa peeking down the chimney making sure Milton is asleep so that he can leave gifts under the tree for that sweet baby boy.

    What a very, wonderful Christmas gift for you all!

  2. Love it! So happy for your little family!

  3. congratulations! what an awesome christmas present.

    1. Thanks, Terri! It is a bothersome present (lots of work!) but fun too.

  4. Oh My Gosh! This is such a charming house! I would love to visit you and Jeff sometime. CONGRATS! And I'm sure Milton would be thrilled for this present. :) :)