Christmas Stuff

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Remember how I was going to be all super mom-ish and sew a giant bean bag chair as a gift for Coops on Christmas morning?

Bahahahahahaha. That was funny.

I was able to decorate a few little spots around the house. It helps to have a few areas that look pretty and tidy and not strewn with superheros, pirate hats, and mini hockey sticks.

It's funny because I tidy our living room about 50 times a day and it never fails that two minutes later I'll turn around and it looks like this:

Keepin' it real, yo.

I try not to stress about it. We did have an epic game of sit-in-the-tiny-chair basketball and my pink suitcase is packed to the brim with toys "FOR CAMP!!!!" even though we're not going again until the spring.


So. Back to Christmas stuff. I decorated my dining room shelves pretty much the same as last year. Except I made a few small changes. Like, a different white pitcher. Sparkly pine cones instead of plain. A strand of red berries. White pine boughs instead of fir. Why mess with a good thing, am I right?  

We had our Christmas tree up three weeks before Christmas this year! I even remembered to water it every day. We got a Fraser fir again. It's pretty.

My little Coopster was VERY into the decorating this year. He's got some pretty good skillz as you can tell from the next picture. Hee hee.

Since we have four Christmas stockings this year (hey Winnie!!!) I wasn't able to fit them on our tiny stair railing. I decided to try hanging them under our dining room window. They were looking pretty cute. Until....... little decorator decided that the S for my name needed to be decorating somewhere else. It hasn't been seen since. I searched high and low all over the house because I want Santa to be able to find my stocking if-you-know-what-I'm-saying. I made an emergency trip to Michael's to buy another matching S and could you believe that they had every single letter except for S. I'm not kidding when I tell you that I started to have a mini panic attack in the middle of the aisle. I did what every person with no free time and a to-do list a mile long does. I bought four different letters, repainted them in chalk paint, conditioned them all with chalk, and rehung them so that they all matched. Phew.

Well, that's about it for now. I only have to finish wrapping gifts, do groceries, prepare my appetizers for Christmas Eve (we're having my side of the family over for appetizer night, nom nom nom), finish my Christmas baking, make homemade ornaments with Cooper, sew a bean bag chair, and clean my entire house. I've got time, right?

See you in 2016 my friends! I hope your Christmas is all lovely and stuff. :)

If you want to check out some other Christmas posts here are a few oldies!


  1. Merry Christmas to you and your family and a healthy, happy 2016! I love Coopers mad decorating skills. When my kids were small I use to let them decorate the tree and when they went to bed I would rearranged them all! Fun memories!


  2. Oh yes, the toys. I remember the toys. It doesn't last forever-hang in there. Darn it, Sarah! Now I have to go back to Hobby Lobby for the spray of berries that I liked, but didn't know where to put them. I love the simplicity of the berries in the pitcher. Thanks for the great ideas and inspiration.

    Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas and Happy and Healthy 2016.

  3. You know what, my house is beautifully decorated, the stockings are hung and filled, the presents are under the tree and my house is spotless. You know why - because my kids are grown and gone. They are coming home tomorrow with their spouses/girlfriend but then they will leave again. I would trade places with you and your "messy" house any day of the week. Enjoy them because in the blink of an eye they will be gone too.

  4. Love your neutral décor on the Christmas tree. I saw what your son did with the decorating--you are a good mama if you left it like that! This video from Hallmark cracks me up! Something many of us go through with little ones.
    Merry Christmas!

    1. Haha - that's about how it is!

  5. Happy Christmas from sunny Melbourne! Looking forward to hearing more from you in 2016 :-)

  6. Merry Christmas, you guys. Everything is beautiful and you'll find that other S, probably when you are putting your decorations away. Enjoy the time with your littles, they grow so fast.

    1. I found the S!!! You were right, as I was putting away a giant snowman I found the S hanging from the back of his hat.


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  8. Christmas at your house looks just perfect! I understand about the stocking letters. It so sounds like something I would do! Also, I now have such a craving to play tiny chair basketball, a game I formerly didn't know existed at all! ;)

    1. It really is an exceptional game when you are feeling lazy and your toddler wants to play. We all sit in tiny chairs and have to use golf clubs to retrieve the basketball. Hee hee hee!

  9. Beautiful! So simple and sweet! Where did you find your glass bubble ornaments!? I have some just like that from over 20 years ago. Over the years some have been broken and I've looked for them everywhere. They're my favorite, they reflect the lights so beautifully. I just found your blog through Thrifty Decor Chick!

    1. Thank you so much Kimberly! :) :) :)

      The glass bubble ornaments were passed on to me from my mom, so they could very well be from 20 years ago too!!! I will ask her and leave another comment if I find out any info about them. They are also some of my favourite ornaments, they are so dainty.


  10. Mine too! I make sure to wire them on tightly and put them up higher so I don't lose any more. I hope to find some again some day :)


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