Southern Sister Tour

Submitted by Christi

My sweet niece, Taylor, sent me some pics of her family’s home with their Christmas decorations.  Taylor is the oldest daughter of my little sister, Linda and her husband, Mark. Their beautiful younger daughter is Brenden.

I wanted to share a few of the pictures that they sent. There will be more to come from my mother and my sisters and even from me as the magical Christmas season unfolds!

Taylor and Brenden if front of their home

My nieces, Taylor and Brenden if front of their home

The kitchen and breakfast area

The kitchen and breakfast area

The dining area

The dining area

The living room, looking in from the dining area

The living room, looking in from the dining area

The master bedroom

The master bedroom

The office

The office

My sister and her husband Mark built this house five years ago. Mark is the pastor of Wickline United Methodist Church in Midwest City, Oklahoma. Every year, they open their home to the members of their church for a holiday open house. This year, the “shut-ins” are getting to get out and take a tour of lights and visit my sister’s home as well as other homes that are on their open house tour.

Today’s Lagniappe: Linda’s Holiday Chicken Casserole
This recipe was given to me by my sister Linda (including her notes). YUM!

Stew 4 chicken breast ( I usually do 5) reserve broth
Combine ½ cup melter butter
seasoning packet from stuffing mix
2 Stove Top Stuffing mix ( I use wild rice)
Combine 2 cups sour cream
2 cans cream of chicken (or mushroom) soup
1 ½ cups broth

In 9 X 13 dish:

  1. put layer of crumb mixture
  2. chicken
  3. liquid mixture
  4. remaining crumbs
  5. top with slivered almonds  (don’t add until ready to cook, if your freezing)

Bake at 350 for 30 minutes

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8 Responses to “Southern Sister Tour”

  1. Eileen Says:

    Beautiful decorations! Your sister did a fabulous job! And her home is so beautiful too.
    I really like the shot of her and her daughter in front of the house, very sweet.
    The recipe sounds great too!
    Nice post!
    All the best,

  2. Sue Says:

    Everything looks so pretty. She even decorates the bedrooms? I used to do that when the kids were home. They have a lovely home.


  3. Christi Says:

    Hey Eileen,

    Thanks for stopping by. Just wanted to clarify, the first pic is of my 2 nieces age 15 and 12.

    Christi @ A Southern Life

  4. Karen Says:

    The whole house looks so festive.

  5. Kathleen Says:

    I am amazed your sis has her house finished so soon! It will take me days! I never start till after Tgiving. I should, but I can’t!
    It looks lovely…have a wonderful Advent season..

  6. susan Says:

    I think you have a budding blogger in the family! They have taken such care to go into detail and it all looks beautiful. The most important part is sharing it with the lonely. Thanks for participating. Sorry about Mr. Linky!

  7. Marsha Says:

    Your sister’s home is beautiful as are your two nieces. The chicken recipe sounds wonderful too.

  8. Kim @ Cheap Chic Home Says:

    Beautiful and Christmas-y. I especially like the dining table.

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