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Christmas 2015

Christmas 2015

One would have thought I’d be jumping at the chance to decorate the new house for Christmas however, that wasn’t exactly the case this year.  I couldn’t find my motivation, but I think I couldn’t find motivation because I couldn’t find my vision!  I had no clue what to do with the new house this year.  I knew I wanted candles in the windows and wreaths on the windows. After Thanksgiving, I ran to Michael’s and picked up some garland…

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Deck the halls

Deck the halls

The other day I received a Big Lots ad.  I normally trash them straight away but the subject caught my eye.  Christmas stuff was on sale.  I’m looking for a new tree so I decided to check out the ad.  While I didn’t see any trees I felt would work, I did see a pair of 4.5 foot lighted trees in urns for $35.00.  Umm sold!  I called the Big Lots near my office but they were out so I…

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With love

With love

The other week when the Sandy Hook shootings occurred, the only thing I could think about was all of the families that would have unopened presents under their trees. Presents for children who would never return home. Little did I know that our family would face the same fate. Sunday Matt’s parents called to let us know that Patrick, his younger brother, was sick with food poisoning and they were headed to ATL to see him. He wouldn’t have enough…

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Family Christmas Weekend

Family Christmas Weekend

Now that my parents are back in NC and my cousin and her husband live in Greensboro, I thought it would be fun for us to have a “family Christmas”.  The weekend of the 15th worked best for everyone so the ladies started planning.  Matt and I provided the turkey and we split up the side dishes. Everyone arrived at our house around 1:00 pm on Saturday.  Matt already had the turkey in the fryer and I was just about…

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Christmas decor

Christmas decor

Here are a few pics of our holiday decorations so far. Our Tree The Mantel with my Nutcrackers I am now collecting Nutcrackers. I need more! Wreaths for the windows I think I really need to do all 4 windows. Mom said she would pick up 2 additional wreaths if I wanted. I have a few printables sitting around plus a few nutcrackers that I printed on old book pages. I saw the idea on Etsy and feel in love…

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Holiday Humbug?

Holiday Humbug?

I feel like Thanksgiving was super early this year and I’m having problems getting into the Christmas spirit. Last Friday Mom and I braved the crowds, at lunch, to do a little Black Friday shopping. We found a few items and I bought a few more gifts for Matt. When we finally got home, I pulled in to the driveway and what did I see, Christmas lights on the house! My awesome husband had put them up without me even…

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All that glitters

All that glitters

Currently are my fingernails.  One of my Christmas presents was a gift card to Ulta.  Thanks to Pinterest I’ve been dying to find some glitter nail polish.  Today at lunch, during a monsoon I might add, I ran to Ulta.  I must say I was pretty disappointed with their selection.  There were only a few bottles of glitter polish.  I finally found a cool bottle of pink glitter.  My idea was to put it over darker polish that I had….

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Christmas shopping – done!

Christmas shopping – done!

Matt and I were pretty busy this past weekend.  The weekend literally felt like it flew by.  On Saturday we headed to the mall and began our Christmas shopping.  Several hours, and several locations later, we had almost everything for everyone crossed off our lists.  I was pretty excited we managed to get almost all of our Christmas shopping done. I know he is still working on a few more things for me and I just have one more item…

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Fa la la la Ficus Tree

Fa la la la Ficus Tree

Last year our company started a “friendly” competition between the business units.  The objective was to decorate a ficus tree for Christmas using only office supplies.  Our floor threw ourselves into the spirit of competition (I mean we will do anything for a beer Friday) and had what we thought was a pretty outstanding tree.  One floor only used food items such as crackers and condiments and another was only allowed to work on their tree after hours (boo).  Needless…

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I’m officially a collector

I’m officially a collector

Of Nutcrackers!  YAY!  For years my mom has collected Santa’s for Christmas.  Each year I normally add one to her collection.  Needless to say it’s gotten pretty large.  So a few weeks ago I was in the mall, walking past the Christmas store, when this amazing Nutcracker caught my eye.  He was purple and amazing.  At that minute I knew that’s what I wanted to collect.  I said something to my mom that I wanted to collect them.  A few…

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