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So… Christmas… Sunday…
Really? REALLY!?
I haven’t wrapped a single thing past the Pancake Gift Basket. In my defense my cat likes to unwrap gifts (she eats the paper) so I’m better off waiting really. I’ve got Friday off so that seems like a good time right? I’ve reached the point where I’m calling it quits on some Christmas projects (so no new tree skirt and no new stockings for Mikey and I) while focusing on a final few (stockings for the new pets and finishing up gifts). I feel like I’ve been creating and crafting non-stop since early November and there is SO MUCH left I want to do! Guess that’s what happens when you start from scratch. 
Starting with the gift-ables. Meet the New Mr. Frog (chilling with the original of course). Strangely both have bows. Do you have any idea how hard it is to find stuffed animals anymore?  
Bears are pretty easy to find compared to other animals. 
It makes me really sad that it’s hard to find a toy that doesn’t play with itself (you know what I mean, you try to say it without being dirty). Do kids these days lack all imagination? I’m only 23! Has the world changed this much in 15 years? The toys I remember are all stuffed animals. They had personality! We had adventures! I talked about our frog/bear tradition here but I thought you might like to see who we found. 
I’ve started putting up the cards we receive in the kitchen. The garland is tacked up with thumb tacks. I hot glued ornament hooks to one side of a clothes pin and a decoration to the other. Then I clipped the card to the hook and sipped the hook over the garland.My cat likes to chew on this type of garland so I can only put it up high like this.
I posted about the Nativity here. Some of my other posted projects are featured her too. 
I’m not crazy about the wreaths here but it’s an odd space. The paper chain is on the TV, again not crazy about there but what-ev. The stockings on the bookshelf are for the chinchillas and the parrots. 
Madagascar anyone? 
We’ve got out lame stockings up (found the other bow!) on my stocking holders. I covered the ‘candles’ with some scrapbook paper. 
This is our first Santa! We didn’t have one so I picked him up a Joann’s, I think he was about $5 on clearance. He fits my ‘modern rustic’ theme pretty well. The wooden stand is from a garage sale, it’s filled with yarn balls (real balls! Not styrofoam covered in yarn! When I finish a project I wrap the leftovers into a ball like this) and some bells. I made the yo-yo garland last year, it’s not long enough to put on the tree and it hangs funny so I just snaked it over the table. The scent warmer is from Walmart, the BHG collection. 
And my tree. It’s been mocked by my family for being short and REALLY fat. It’s also been called… the blair with tree… But I love it! I handmade EVERY ornament on it, save the lights and the teal beads. The topper is a giant twig star. There are more smaller stars scattered around the tree. It’s got bells, gift tags, stuffed trees (and two snowmen!) and twisted felt garlands. The tree skirt is just green fleece I tucked around the stand. See the Pancake Breakfast Gift Basket?
All lit up! I love my lights! They have 16 different settings. I change them every day. Sometimes I really like the slow glow while sometimes I’m in the mood for crazy flashing. 
Blair Witch? I think not!


  1. oh so homey and wonderful! thank you for sharing your home with us and please give Alphie the BIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIGEST hug in the world!!!!!! a very merry and a very happy!!!! wishing you ALL the best life has to offer!!!!

  2. Oh, the tree is so cute! and sixteen settings? Cool. Merry Christmas!

  3. Your decorations are so cute!
    Following you from Katherine’s Corner’s Blog Hop 🙂

  4. 16 Different Settings on the lights! I would LOVE that! Stopping by from the Favorite Things blog hop.

    Have a happy holidays!

  5. It really is sad how few toys are not electronic!

  6. I love your tree:) I have some of those stars if I could only get to them. Merry Christmas

  7. I am right with you with the whole “Christmas is almost here and I’m not ready” dilema, lol. I found your blog at the Blog Hop on Katherine’s Corner, its awesome! I hope you can follow mine as well: Have a great night!

  8. thanks for stopping by my page 🙂 i am your new follower now too.. i love how you decorated, i cant wait to do this next year. This year i didnt have time to do all that!


  9. I’m not ready for Christmas either but I guess it’s too late to now…LOL

    Thanks for sharing at my “Anything Holiday” Linky party!!

    Merry Christmas!