It’s Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas

Woah! I can’t believe it’s been more than a month since my last post. I’m seriously slacking in the blog department. Sorry!

In my defense, a lot has happened in the last month. I started a new job (that I love), my sister visited from Texas, and you know, general business.

I also started watching Mad Men on Netflix. I know, I’m like several years late to the party. But man, am I addicted now. I’m sure you’ll here more about that later, so don’t say I didn’t warn you.

Anyway, fast forward through Halloween and Thanksgiving, and here we are!

Thanksgiving was great. Time with family, food, wine…lots of good stuff. But I have to be honest and say I’m glad it’s over. Because…bring on Christmas! I just love this time of year. I love the feeling of having my home decorated for the holidays. And I love it even more now that I have a little person to share it with. There’s something so special about decorating a Christmas tree with a child. I’m not going to lie, it can also be downright frustrating…all of the ornaments are literally on like, two branches! But we had such a fun time this weekend. We listened to Michael Buble’s Christmas album, drank hot cocoa, ate candy canes, and decorated to our little heart’s desires. This time of year turns me into a mushy gushy mess, and an absolute pushover with my child. I mean, who can say no when that little voice says, “why can’t we have candy canes?” Or, “can I have some hot cocoa?” Why, yes, yes you can.

 

After we put up and decorated the tree, we hung stockings and decorated the rest of the house. It was no simple task. And as much as I love finding and buying new Christmas decor, I’m quickly running out of space! I’ll just have to get creative I guess!

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I love how my holiday shelf turned out! I originally bought it with the purpose of hanging stockings…one day I’ll get my mantle! I’ve had so much fun decorating it for the different seasons. This looks is by far one of my favorites. I also made the tree decorations in the background. They’re super easy to make  by using a styrofoam cone from a craft store, and whatever else you’d like…paint, glitter, tinsel, you name it! I gave the little ones on the end  a lift by gluing them to dollar store candlesticks. Super easy and fun.

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I kept Jade busy for a while this morning by making coffee filter snow flakes for our front window. Too bad none of her snowflakes made the cut. Get it? Cut? Ha ha.

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I also spruced up my restored window for the holiday season. First I sprayed it with fake snowy stuff (you know, the kind that comes in a can). Then I added some garland and lights, and my favorite piece, flannel and fur skates. Would you believe I bought those at Menards? I love Menards…that could be a post in itself. I just love how my window project is adaptable to the different seasons, and is so versatile. (It hangs on my dining room wall if you missed the original post).

Well I think that’s all for now. I’m off to squeak in one episode of Mad Men before bedtime. Don Draper waits for no one!

I still have a few more projects to wrap up before our house is completely decked out for the holidays, so I’ll probably post more later.

And I’m going to try my darndest to post more regularly.

Have a great week!

XOXO,
Ashley

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