Christmasy Things

December 23, 2014

Some Christmas things around our house! This 'Downton Abbey' marmalade is going to my mother. (silly friends, don't worry about me, I also got this jam for myself.)

Fairytale gingerbread house advent calender for my daughter, but really, I got it for myself.

Also got the sparkle pillow for myself.

Julia and I made exactly 3 pomanders before deciding our oranges were too squishy and that the cloves were hurting our fingers.

Bought this pom pom garland for myself as well (I really did get things for others) and Andrew says it looks like a cat toy. Now I think it looks like a cat toy. I think he's ruined Christmas.

This is a magazine from last year. Never made anything from it! But I like to look at it all the same.

My daughter asked me the other day, why is there a present under the tree that says "To Mama, From Mama"?? Um, ok apparently I like myself A LOT at Christmas time. But seriously, who else is going to know I wanted a tiny Christmas marzipan cake from Crabtree & Evelyn? WHO?? (I got a scorching Cyber Monday deal on it!)

When Julia called Andrew down to show him that I was now labeling gifts to myself and putting them under the tree, I laughed and clapped and announced "Oh I hope I got myself something DELIGHTFUL!"

And that was the most fun we had pre-Christmas because then all three of us got super sick with a super cold and it really put a damper on pre-Christmas festivities. But now we're better, and I'm listening to Christmas music and I'm done with my photo sessions for the year, and I have an exciting 10 loads of laundry to do before the holiday. I will eat sugar cookies while I fold laundry and try not to get too many crumbs on the clean clothes.

This holiday season has been kinda crazeeeeee. I can't WAIT for Christmas to be over so that I can enjoy Christmas. :)

(no friday post this week but I'll pop in before New Years to say hello ~ xo and Mele Kalikimaka to all of you lovelies!)




16 comments:

  1. I looked at that garland at Anthropologie... I think it's cute! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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    1. andrew was like, do you know that the paint is coming off the stars?? and I was like, it's DISTRESSED, it's supposed to be that way!

      i got carried away on Cyber Monday - i've never shopped on that day before online and i think i did 99.9% of my holiday stuff on that one day, ha :)

      MERRY CHRISTMAS to yooooooooo!

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  2. The real question is: Do the cats think it looks like a cat toy? And furthermore, have they attacked it yet? :)

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    1. ha, they have NOT! but if it were on the floor, i'm sure it would be an entirely different story....:)

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  3. I know you've felt like crap, but seriously, this is such an awesome post! I wanted to buy myself lots of stuff, but didn't. Well, except for a few kids' books and hot chocolate and chocolate oranges, which I put in Advent calendar bags to share with the kids. Sigh. I made forgotten cookies last night, and the girls decorated a Christmas tree-shaped cookie cake. Gingerbread cookies are next, but first, we're watching Pee Wee's Playhouse on Netflix, then we'll watch the Christmas special. Just because.

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    1. i'm so glad you liked it, ha! oh chocolate oranges, I LOVE those! the big thing that our combined illnesses did was put me behind on holiday baking - i'm hoping to get on that right after Christmas day - haven't had a chance to make my gingerbread cake yet :)

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  4. I made a couple of pomanders - delicious childhood memory triggers - which ended up in the first batch of mulled wine this winter!

    I'm thinking of you as I finally embark on reading Night Circus!

    Stephanie x

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    1. OH STEPHANIE!!! you will have such a wonderful time with that book. Happy, happy Christmas to you and your beautiful family!

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  5. i stuffed cloves in an onion once and nearly stabbed myself to death. never again. downton in 7 days.

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    1. DOWNTON. I cannot, cannot wait. I got Downton Abbey wine for some friends for Christmas!

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  6. I love that you got yourself exactly what you wanted! This year I created a pinterest page of ideas for gifts for me and named it JASON LOOK HERE. Not so subtle. And lo and behold my husband got what I wanted!

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  7. This was a lovely Christmas post. Your house is always so beautifully decorated! That advent calendar is love! Where do you find such great stuff? I am really interested in trying that jam now... mmmm love love marmalade jam!

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    1. I'm really a creature of habit - I always scout the same old haunts! Cost Plus World Market is #1 on my list of cool stuff finding :)

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  8. I love it! You funny girl. You've got me wishing I'd done the same.

    LOVE the gray sweatery blanket.

    Jamie! He's the cutest.

    Merry belated Christmas darling!

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    1. hey - after holiday sales? after holiday gift giving? to oneself??? (my birthday is in January so I like to keep the party train rolling! also I got a giftcard!)

      Happy Holidays and 2015!!!!!!! when's that baby coming???

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