One. Elf on the Shelf Madness
I don’t see how all you mamas out there are taking on the elf AND advent gifts at the same time… mom fail for me this year, as I am boycotting and and doing the minimum as I can barely remember to move our elf every morning before the girls get up. Roxie is our dandy little elf and she’s pretty relaxed so I’ll bookmark all your original ideas and overly creative elf shenanigans for next year when I hopefully have a bit more time/energy/desire. I sound like the Grinch..
Two. Christmas Packaging
Every year, I come up with a theme AKA color scheme for our packages…this is a habit that stems from a mom who is notorious for delivering the world’s most decorative presents… yes, she is famous and hers always win. Last week, the girls and I stocked up on our gift wrapping supplies at our favorite red store marketplace/heaven/every mom’s favorite place and I think our gifts are going to look fun, festive, and a little homespun.
Three. Cyber Monday Finds
I’m sure I’m not the only one who stocked up on some amazing Cyber Monday finds this week…the postman has been delivering our goodies the past few days and I am so excited with my new treasures, perfect for holiday parties and events coming up!
Three. Obsessed with Agate
Anybody out there jumped on the agate bandwagon too? I’m obsessed with all of it and I can’t help myself…the color, the fun play on pattern, and I think some of these might be gifted over the holidays this year just because it’s fun and original and a bit different. And the price point is perfect for so many people on my list.
Four. Santa’s Milk and Cookies
Looking for the perfect plate for Jolly Old Saint Nick for Christmas Eve?? We just got this one from Rosie Posie Designs
and I absolutely love it! I waited to find one we could personalize and I love that you can personalize her items with specific colors, patterns, prints, text, and images…come back by next week because we’ll be hosting a fun giveaway where you can win one, too!
Five. Blogger Meet-up and High Tea for Parade of Homes
On Wednesday, I had the opportunity to join in a fun local blogging event with the ladies of Forest Home Media
for the King’s Chapel Parade of Homes
. Packed with a ton of holiday decorative ideas, DIY blogger trees, and the most gorgeous new homes completed by local builders and interior designers’ work, it was a fun day spent with some amazing women who do incredible things…here are some photo recaps from just a few (or 20) of my favorite details and spaces:
Recognize that lantern?? Same as the new one in my office!
Built-in playroom??? AMAZING
By far my favorite media room ever…complete with an opening garage door to access the covered porch
Four DIY bloggers (The Decorologist
, Rain on a Tin Roof
, Thistlewood Farms
, and Chaotically Creative
) worked on decorating these fantastic firs, all based on some amazing Make-A-Wish Foundation wishes for some incredible young ones… the themes included “Supermodel”, “Greece”, “Circus”, and “The Grammys” and I think they hit it out of the park with their creations. For local friends, you can tour the King’s Chapel Parade of Homes December 6-21 from 10AM-8PM and you can bid on these remarkable trees to call one your own! Tickets are available online
and at the gate for $12 each (ages 12 and under are free). A perfect way to support a wonderful organization and tour four spectacular homes as well.
That’s it for this week’s Friday Five my dears… off to the grocery store, running errands, having a girls’ holiday movie night, hitting up the hubby’s work Christmas party, shopping for our angels, and then headed to cheer on the Titans this Sunday–JAM PACKED FULL OF FUN!
You know the drill…link up below, and have a happy, safe, festive, and fun weekend.