I can’t believe we are only 2 sleeps away from it being Christmas. Our kids can hardly contain their excitement as we get closer and closer to Christmas day. As we prepare to celebrate over the next few days, with family and friends, I wanted to take a moment to wish each one of you a Merry Christmas also.
Christmas is less than a week away, and I can hardly believe it! I really haven’t even begun to wrap my head around the fact, that right behind it is a new year, with all the new possibilities it will bring. I have to say though, I think my favorite part about having our Christmas decor up, is the glow of the white lights at night. That is always the part I miss the most when it comes time to take down the decorations. So to savor every bit of it, I wanted to share some pics of tree all aglow at night, and I’ve teamed up with some blogging friends who are also sharing little bits around their home of Christmas lights at Night. I’ve included the lyrics to one of my favorite Christmas songs throughout the post, for a special nighttime Christmas lights tour. Enjoy!
Hello Friends!! I am so excited to share how we built this Wet Bar area, perfect for any holiday entertaining you might be doing. I can also add that if you host or entertain even just handful of times throughout the year, you are going to love having a set up like this to do so! I’m always on the hunt for ways I can make entertaining easier, and incorporating pieces that make hosting smarter not harder. If you love to entertain, you are going to love how easy this wet bar is to create. Honestly, I think it sounds more intimidating than it is. So let me show you how we created our new favorite spot to make entertaining a breeze!
Hello Friends!!! I can’t believe Christmas is in one week! ONE WEEK! My husband and I went out last night to get the last of the stocking stuffers that we need, and other than one more Amazon order to make – we are done! And it feels so good! I can’t believe with Christmas only a week away, we will be ringing in the New Year before you know it! I have reached the age where I’d much rather stay in and party than go out. Sometimes I make it to midnight, lol, but we love having some friends over and ringing the New Year in together. We recently converted this second-hand cabinet into a wet bar, just in time to help us ring in the New Year. Come and take a look!
Over the past couple of years I have created different Advent calendars at christmas time to celebrate the holiday season. I remember when my kids were toddlers feeling the pressure to do everything the Christmas season had to offer. Make christmas cookies, go caroling, drive around and look at christmas lights. Make sure we watch ALL the christmas movies, get matching christmas pajamas, celebrate advent, attend our churches christmas eve service in our new holiday outfits, and the list goes on and on. What I learned over the years, is what sticks with our kids is not so much the “doing” of all the things, but celebrating the little things. And to me that’s what Advent is all about! Celebrating the anticipation of the newborn King. So today I’m sharing some different Advent Calendar Ideas.
I don’t know about you, but I am finding that the older I get, the gifts I want most seem to be whatever I have my eye on that will make homemaking easier, lol. Sure it’s nice to get some new clothes or perfume, but I really want an upgrade to some of the appliances and household items I use on a daily basis. Don’t you find that when you have something that works really well, it feels less like a chore, and you are happier to tackle that to-do list? Maybe it’s just me, but I have a feeling I’m not the only one. Life is busy, and hectic, and I’ll take all the help I can get to be more efficient around our home, so I can spend more time cuddling on the couch with my kiddos. So I put together the ultimate gift guide of 21 gifts for mom, or any women for that matter, that she’ll really want!
Do you host during the holidays? If your house is the go-to home, or you are just simply hosting a holiday get-together, I have some tips to help you prepare for guests. Even if you don’t have over-night guests, there are still some things in here you are sure to find helpful. We’ve been hosting for the last few years, and every year I get a little bit smarter about preparing our home for guests during the holidays. Here are 5 easy tips to help you prepare for guests during this holiday season.
Hello Friends! Today I’m sharing an easy holiday appetizer with you, and it just so happens to be my favorite! Whether you are hosting a holiday get together, or going to one, and you need an easy, yet crowd-pleasing appetizer, this one is sure to do the trick! Plus I’m teaming up with some blogging friends who are also sharing some holiday recipes, that you are going to want to try out as well!
You’ve heard me say it before! Actually I feel like it’s all I’ve been saying for at least the last few years. When it comes to decorating for Christmas I love using tiny trees! Like seriously LOVE. lol. I’ve been adding tiny trees to me christmas decor for at least the last 5 years, and 4 years ago my husband jokingly decided to count them until the number reached over 100 and he gave up, ha! Well, I’ve still been adding since then, and I’ve shared HERE on the blog many different ways I’ve decorated with them. But what I haven’t shared is where the obsession came from. So today, I’m sharing a little christmas nostalgia in where my love for decorating with trees all began.