Happy Friday my Friends!!
The weekend is here! And it sure feels like the holidays are in the air everywhere. From the stores, Christmas music on the radio, the commercials on t.v., and even in my own home. That's what I want to share with you today - some Christmas moments around my home. I've been busy getting all the Christmas goodies out around here and decorated my trees...and even wrapped a few presents!! I'm ahead of the game this year (for me) and have done a lot of shopping already. I have a few things yet to get, I need to finish decorating outside, and get my Christmas cards made out - but otherwise it's looking good around here. Bring on the Christmas spirit full force! Time for snuggling in with Christmas movies, drinking cocoa and eggnog, baking up a storm and just soaking it all in. Here are some Christmas moments around my northwoods home:
I put up the big star on my mantle again this year with lots of candles. I LOVE the glow at night. But other then that it's all woodland touches with cedar garland, my deer, woodland angel with forest animals and trees, and this pretty berry wreath. I love using lots of nature touches in my decorating as it fits my home so well.
And of course many touches of the real reason for the season to me, the birth of Jesus. I love my new little church in the snow with such sweet little details - even a mini creche scene. And my nativity that my Mom made for me - LOVE!!!
And I've been having fun wrapping some gifts already. I love to play with the bows and ribbons and I often buy really pretty unique tags on etsy.com. I love to doctor the packages up all pretty and I often add little things to the top - like an ornament or a sprig of berries. I'm also often drawn to wrap that fit the colors of my home or have nature scenes on them. So fun - and it's those little details that show the love, right? ;)
And it's not just me - even others have been getting in the spirit around here! When Ruby went to get cleaned up and trimmed at the groomers she came home with pretty bows, a jingle bell collar and a new squeaky toy. She was a happy Girl! And my sweet MIL got in on the act when she helped draw the name for my giveaway. Love the smiles the Christmas season brings.