This is going to read more like an Oscar speech! I have so many people to thank that made this large project successful! I just had the vision…countless, wonderful, creative individuals helped me see it to fruition. I will show the images first of how festive and beautiful the Lake Home was decorated for the 2013 Early Childhood Bay Village PTA Homes for the Holidays Tour on Sunday, November 10.


Family letter made from cranberries

paper trees

Entry way with paper trees

entry hall holiday decor

Entry wall decor

holiday decor

Entry way stairs

paper wreathes

Office doors with paper wreathe by Nicola.

fireplace mantle

Mantle in living room of Lake home

living room

Living Room holiday tree

Noel holiday decor

NOEL holiday decor


Nutcrackers guarding office

holiday tree, living room

Living room holiday tree

holiday decor dining room

Dining room holiday decor

holiday decor

Holiday decor of pictures

holiday tree

Second floor holiday tree

holiday, Lake home, tree

Third floor bedroom holiday tree

holiday tree

Bear under kid’s tree

holiday tree

Kid’s tree on third floor

This project was challenging and fulfilling at the same time. Never have I decorated a home this large!!! I could never have completed it without some great women, I asked to help me. My wonderful  decorating and crafting members Diane, Stacy, Delilah, Misty, Molly and Jeni. These women have creativity pouring from their fingers! Allison Hirsh for providing the paper trees. Vikki Pickett for loaning us the ornate origami. Nicola of Ampersandcle for loaning the paper wreathes. Kevin O’Brien Guillioma, Owner, O’Brien Landscaping and Lawn Care for the fresh pine, nowhere to be found in Cleveland in early November. A huge thanks to my wonderful husband for keeping our home together, our children fed, and driving 10 hours to get holiday decor. My mom get a huge hug for loaning me her decor and precious nutcrackers.