Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Christmas decorating and stuff


- We only brought up half the Christmas decorations from storage...and didn't put everything on the tree (the snowmen scattered on the mantel did get hung on the tree...I almost forgot about them!)...I am seriously considering giving away a third of what we have...(another third - we donated a bunch of stuff to goodwill two years in a row now)
- The tree isn't exactly what I hoped for...but with a sick momma and toddler in the house,we couldn't make it out to a tree farm. (Yes, we are suffering from back-to-back nasty colds around here while caring for a newborn)
- Notice the felt booties advent calendar on the fireplace - I didn't get a chance to stock it with treats.
- We are making messes, and intending to make cookies (we will see if the cookie dough gets done before the weekend)

16 comments:

  1. I *love* your Christmas decorating style. Less IS more and it looks fantastic!

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  2. NK @ StyleING w/ ChildrenDecember 7, 2011 at 1:28 PM

    we're sick around here as well :( not even enough energy for cookie making
    hopefully things will improve soon for you, and us :)

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  3. Thanks!!
    Less is enough ;

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  4. I hope you get well soon! We should all be back to ourselves in time for Christmas! I would think!

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  5. Hope you feel better soon. I'm planning on six batches of cookies - we'll see how far we get this weekend before I get bored or frustrated. Getting our tree at the tree farm this weekend! I'm really liking your collection of stars.
    www.fishlynews.com

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  6. FabulousDesignFileDecember 7, 2011 at 2:10 PM

    Looks great! Love the branches in the dining room. Hope you feel better soon!

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  7. The branch with the decorations hanging from it is the best! Such a simple, pretty idea! Hope you're all feeling better soon.

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  8. feel better soon! love that art piece above your fireplace. details please!

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  9. your house is so pretty...i'm hoping for wellness for you and the little one:) We've had to narrow it down to two bins of Christmas as we have no storage at the new place - i was so happy to have an excuse to get.rid.of.it.

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  10. Thanks!!!!

    It is from art interiors:
    http://www.artinteriors.ca/artists/david_gillanders

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  11. Two bins!

    I wish!

    Then you can make pretty things every year too!

    I'm definitely dumping some stuff - almost everything I have left is really pretty though .... But if it stays in basement, what is the point?

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  12. I love, love, love, your stockings!! The advent ones are super cute too! I think you get a lot done for a mother with a toddler and a new baby not to mention being sick.
    Congrats to you and your family on your new little guy!

    P.S. In regards to your last post, I worked with photoshop for years, I can probably answer any of your questions. Email me if you'd like.

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  13. Thanks Kim
    I have no idea where to begin in photoshop...the photos 'need to be altered' before we print them, but I don't know what enhancements he is doing to them!

    I am still waiting for my truck photos to get touched up and reprinted. Yes MONTHS have gone by...so I have to learn the basics of the program and learn how to see what is wrong with the photos, you know?

    I need to get to the point where I don't have to rely on anyone else to process my images!!!

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  14. Oh and we need another knitted stocking for the baby! I am not out in the stores this year so I hope I stumble upon one online!

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