Monday, December 30, 2013


This was a good Christmas!  
G said, 
"Santa brought even more this year than he did last year!"

Can we do it all again?  

Thursday, December 26, 2013


I'm still basking in the JOY! of the season 
and hope you are, too.  

Monday, December 23, 2013

Saturday, December 21, 2013

The Tree

I may be a bit of a Christmas tree freak, 
but I actually don't enjoy decorating the tree.  
I never really have a plan, things just have to evolve through 
trial and error.  
Lots of trial and error.  

Friday, December 20, 2013


I'm so happy that G is over his fear of Santa.  
We really only had one bad year (age 2) so I shouldn't complain, 
but now it's nice to not worry about getting a picture.  
He always comes through for me!

Griffin marched right up to Santa and told him this year's 
Christmas List: 
A Yo-Yo 
A Fireman Sam toy.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Feeling Festive!

When it comes to Christmas decorating, 
I'm a bit all over the place.  
I love simple, over-the-top, colorful, monochromatic, 
natural, and fanciful all simultaneously.  
So, when I put the sorta rustic deer on the dining room buffet, 
it needed a bright, sparkly, shiny contrast.  
And, Voila!

I don't usually incorporate orchids into my Christmas decor, 
but the pop of color just makes me happy.  
...for the moment.  
Christmas is still a few days away, it could change.  ;-)

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

The Littlest Angels

G got to participate in the church Christmas pageant this weekend.  
He and his 4-year-old buddies were all angels.  
Cue the, "Awwwwww."  

Monday, December 16, 2013

Deer In The Dining Room

I spotted this deer back in August and knew I had to have it 
for Christmas.  
I'm kinda into novelty Christmas items this year 
(the angels, deer, etc.)
and I don't know why.  
Anyway, the deer landed in my dining room and I love it!  

Friday, December 13, 2013


These pretties are hanging out underneath my Christmas tree.  

It's beginning to look a little more like Christmas.  

Thursday, December 12, 2013


These packages are lookin' pretty under my tree. 

Lucky for me, these gifts came already wrapped, but I've got to start wrapping all the others!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Lost In The Trees

G's favorite game at the tree farm this year was getting lost in the trees.  
And, he was pretty good at it!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Lack of Preparation

Since this is my 3rd year in this sweet little town, 
you'd think that I would've learned how quickly the fall disappears!  
It's Halloween, then birthday, then Christmas, back to Thanksgiving, then FULL ON Christmas.  
...and I know that.  
But, throw in one extra tree decorating gig coupled with a week less between T'giving and Christmas and it threw my whole timeline out of whack.  
But now I'm back on track and ready to get my jingle on! 

Bring on the Christmas!!!

I'm so happy; my tabletops and floors are already covered in glitter from wrapping paper and Christmas cards!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Feeling A Little Behind

Does anyone else feel like it was JUST Halloween?

This is a super busy, but super fun week for me.  
Gotta get it together because....

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Friday, November 22, 2013

It's Time!

It's such a fabulous time to be in this little town!  
This weekend marks the kickoff of the holiday season and I couldn't be happier.  
Truth be told, I've been playing Christmas music in my house for a while now.  

Thursday, November 21, 2013

An Elephant In The Room

There's an elephant in my dining room. the form of my new elephant table.  


Monday, November 18, 2013

And We're 4! ...sort of.

This weekend was G's 4th birthday!  
...but he wanted nothing to do with it.  
While we were in the car last week, G made the discovery that 
his actual birthday was not on parade day as it was last year.
And that didn't sit well.  
He insisted that it was not his birthday until the parade day.  
He even told everyone at church that it was NOT his birthday, 
his birthday is on parade day.  

So, yesterday we ate "non-birthday" cupcakes and sang 
"Happy Birthday" to our dog because it was not 
G's birthday.  

What a stinker!

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