I have been trying to celebrate the season in every way possible. Lots of Christmas specials on TV (loser), nightly hot cocoa with Nate, and Friday I had some friends over for a pajama Christmas party! Yesterday my Mom and Aunt Kate came up from Iowa for some holiday cookie baking!
I am hosting a neighborhood cookie exchange in a week or so and couldn't have done it without them! They came with most of the supplies so my job was easy - assist, stay out of the way, and taste test!
They are the experts!
We decorated the cookies,
and made sure to sample many! My friend Jess came over to help and hang out as well!
Later in the day we played games, sat by the fire and ate pizza. Perfect Christmas day!
Then added in the swirly spray, giant balls (that were on our banister last year), and candy canes.
Magical at night!
Nate put up our outside lights, too!
Since the balls that were on the banister are now on the front door, I put these ornament garlands (from Target clearance last year! Score!) on top of our prelit garland. Matches the DIY ornament garland so well!
As we all know of my obsession, hopefully by NEXT year's Christmas I can decorate on some built ins! For now the shelves will do.
So many knick knacks to display!
Love our stockings!
Makes TV watching (which we do way too much of) so much more enjoyable!
Hello little Chim!
Kitchen gets a few little touches, but not too much since there is lots of holiday cooking to be done!
Chimi loves Christmas!
Nate tried hopping in the pics again...
...but got away!
The giant stockings from my mom are up!! Such a fun addition this year!
Sprinkles loves them!
We are hosting Thanksgiving so it is so nice to have everything decorated and ready for the holiday season! We even got our carpets cleaned...for the first time ever. Oops! It's a whole new world over here! Are you ready for Thanksgiving?
Thanks for stopping by! I am a married mother of two Brussels Griffons and one cat. I love finding great deals (and sharing them!), unique decor, new beauty buys, and eating delicious food. My hubs and I purchased our house in June 2010. We decided before human babies arrive, we want to get our house in order! I have always LOVED decorating and organizing and find inspiration from everywhere! This is our journey!