We decided on (impulse bought) a tiny real tree this year. You can’t beat that Christmas tree smell. We used our plaid fabric ornaments and some gingerbread men to decorate it.
Since the tree was just a little guy, we had some extra lights left over, so we put them around the house. The lighting makes the house look so cozy.
I got lucky and celebrated two Thanksgivings. I was extra thankful this year.
Next came turkey day in Texas with my one, true love. I love Thanksgiving because I can wish all the people Happy Thanksgiving in America. Giving thanks is for everyone.
Tis the season for giving! Through Monday Dec 1 at midnight Central, you can order a set of 10 holiday cards or gift tags in the shop, and I’ll send a dozen instead! Simply order a holiday item, and get a couple extra cards included for free!
I added a couple more holiday card designs to the shop, including this little owl. A great little Thanksgiving craft to work on between turkey and pie!
I agree that it is a tiny bit earlier to start thinking about holidays, but good DIY projects need the proper planning! Handmade items are worth some extra effort, and are also a good way to spend these new dark evenings. After dinner it looks like bedtime now, so its either sleep, or keep my hands busy so my eyes don’t automatically shut.
I have some new holiday pattern cards in the shop. They are kits, so you can make the cards yourself! They come patterned and everything, so they are ready to go once you get them. Just stitch them up, add some names at the bottom, and you got yourself some fancy holiday greetings.
We were happily surprised by the gift of falling snow on Christmas morning. We didn’t even check the weather forecast, so we were all smiles when we looked outside.
After exploring the snow a bit, I warmed up with hot chocolate and turned my attention to under that tree. Wrapped presents are so pretty underneath the tree. I have to admire each one before I open it, so they know that I think they are pretty. But I try to imagine that they are just bursting with excitement for me to open them, because they know I will be so happy with what is inside.
I just got back from spending some time up in the northwest with The Girl’s family for the holidays and it was a great time as always. I have to admit though, I don’t think I will ever get tired of the view from up there as it’s completely epic.
Ahhh! Its snowing inside!
Who said pumpkins are just for fall?
We spray painted all the things gold. For the pumpkins, we spray painted them, cut some decorative holes, and made them into festive lanterns. We also gold-ified some squashes, pinecones, and branches. They all made lovely decorations for a very special occasion.