Christmas Decor

Last year I went all out in the Christmas Décor.  I kid you not.  Every inch of this house was covered in Christmas and it drove me crazy.  I felt like the walls were closing in on me and I couldn’t clean anything.  Since I have multiple shedding animals, the ability to clean up easily ranks very high on my allergic-to-living-things list…… So this year, I took it down quite a few notches.

Before:

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After:

The girls spent an afternoon decorating the tree.  Jules wanted to know about each and every ornament that she pulled out so we had a good reminiscing session.  The saying curiosity killed the cat was made specifically for Jules.

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The dining room is definitely where the action is this year.

Christmas Decor - the happy crazy house

The girls have the Nativity Set on the picture window ledge, they spend time every day rearranging the figurines.  today they are in a circle around the manger.  My mom also gifted us her vintage ceramic light up tree.

Christmas Decor - the happy crazy house

Ummmmm…..I just realized it’s 9 days till Christmas.  What?!  How did that happen?  insert smart ass comment here

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Deck the…. House out for Christmas

The girls and I were pretty busy during the previous 2 weeks getting the Christmas decor out and arranged.  When we first started I got all the decor out that we are using this year and put it around the place.  I was happy with where everything was at.  The girls had other plans.

Everything got moved and then moved again.

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I think that we are all happy now, as its been a couple of days since something has moved.

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So Pretty.

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In the dinning room:

are those jack daniels bottles being used as candle holders.  no…I mean Yes.  I painted them to help them blend in.

I don’t own taper sized candle holders and I wasn’t enthused about buying any.  I was given the tapers as a gift, so I used some left over bottles from a card party we hosted a few weeks back.

I am thinking that I should put together a candlelit dinner for Dave and I.

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Have a good weekend peeps.

Christmas and people wanting gift ideas….ehhh

I am at the point in life where I am really, really, REALLY bad at narrowing down gift items.  I can pick gifts for others…but myself?  No way.  In an effort to be helpful…hehehehe…… I have come up with the below list of stuff I would probably never get for myself.  In order to come up with this list, I picked the first 6 things that came to my mind.  Never-mind price or practicality (hello, Puppy?)…Nobody but mister is going to get me a $400 mixer.  🙂

The Quickest Christmas list....ever

Rose Quartz Amethyst Diamond – Let’s get some jewelry on this list

Amazon.com – More Kitchen gadgets!!!

File Goldendoodle puppy.jpg – Who doesn’t want a puppy?  A snugly puppy to love

Are you terrible at proposing gift ideas for yourself??
In other news…..I really enjoy the holiday season…especially with young kids….more on that in the next post.