How was your weekend? Have your finished decorating & shopping for gifts?
I am pretty much done decorating, there are a couple spots that I feel need tweaking...that’s just how I am. Holiday cards are going in the mail tomorrow (I will be posting it VERY soon-I am excited to share it with you), now I can work on some holiday crafts that I have “Pinned” and get ready for the Holidays we are hosting!
Sat night we decorated our family Christmas tree. It is a complete mish mash of ornaments we have received as gifts or have bought along the way. It’s fun to unwrap each one every year and get excited about how much we love that particular one or the special story attached to it. When we travel we always get an ornament as a souvenir so it’s neat to remember where we have been. This year I wanted to start a tradition for Reed to pick out an ornament each year and then we would write the year on it and be able to look back years from now. I am so bummed I didn’t think of it last year-he would of certainly been old enough to pick something out. Oh well…
Now that he is almost 2 1/2, I thought it would be fun to make it a tradition to have cookies & hot cocoa while we decorated the tree.
Here’s that big, round bread board again. You will probably be seeing a lot of it…I tell you I LOVE this thing! I am getting my $’s worth, right?
Mini marshmallows…not sure if Reed liked the snickerdoodles or the marshmallows better
Notice the cookie in his hand…there was no way he was putting that cookie down to decorate.
Also, here’s our mantel so far…this is one area I am still feeling needs a little somethin somethin. I went to light the candles for the picture and the wreath started smoking!!! YIKES. So, of course flameless candles would be great here, but my favorite source for great, inexpensive flameless candles (QVC ‘candle impressions’) are out of what I would need so I did order some tiny battery operated lights that I have used elsewhere to give me some glow. I am also working on draping something on the undermantel. I will show you what I come up with when it’s all completed.
I am sharing what I have so far so I can at least join the mantel parties that are going on this week! I guess I am a little slow on getting it decorated.
Join me at these Mantel Parties for more inspiration:
Also, I linked up to:
The Mustard Ceiling Holiday Traditions
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