When I bought our stockings last year I knew I was pregnant but for some reason I didn't buy a third one for the baby. I tried to find another one this year but no luck. Fortunately Steven's grandmother offered to buy Luke his stocking so I picked out this soft fleecy one from Pottery Barn.
The tree got decked out in the same lights and star as last year but this time I actually dug out our ornaments. We don't have that many - most of them represent our life milestones - so we'll build our collection as we go.
Also making a second appearance are the winter village houses under the tree. I love how they look nestled between the presents!
What about you guys? Have you decorated already? Or do you put up your tree on Christmas eve?
Picture it: a movie projected onto the back wall of the house, hot dogs and burgers on the grill, a tub full of frosty beverages, and all the tents, chairs and blankets we can fit in the backyard - and maybe a freecycled sofa or two, just for good measure.
I could do this all summer long, but I would love to do it in early fall so that there would be lots of fire-building, marsh-mallow toasting and blanket-sharing once the sun went down.
You're all invited, of course. What's your dream party?
I didn't get a picture of my old one before the hubby un-installed it, but it looked a lot like this one:
Just your basic white and brass builder ceiling fan. Was it hideous? No, but it didn't exactly go with the vibe I was trying to create. My new fan however...
... is just what the
doctor decorator ordered.
I figured I'd try my hand at making my own "Mom" necklace, and this is what I came up with:
What's that? It doesn't look like mom jewelry? Thank you, you are too kind. Don't let it's looks deceive you, this is one sappy necklace. Each strand is a message written in morse code. One says "Steven, my love" and the other says "Luke, my son." D'awww, isn't that sweet?
It doesn't look perfect, so I would like to re-do the beading, but I'm a busy gal and the odds of that are slim.