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I absolutely love decorating for the holidays. A festive house is a happy house in my world. I have however scaled down considerably as the years have gone by. I used to take down all my decor and replace it with holiday decor. There was a time when the girls were young that I would put up 5 trees all with a different theme. I have since passed that torch, and those decorations, on to my girls….along with all the holiday cooking of plum puddings, fruitcakes, and cookies…
Last year I did not put up a tree as I was in the process of moving to my new home. So I was very excited pull out all the decorations this year (all 10 huge storage boxes…yeah that is scaling down). I have lived in many houses over the years and I find that each house dictates the decor. My favorite was a huge old victorian type house with a huge entryway, staircase, and large livng, dining, and kitchen. That house demanded a lot of baubles, lights, and such. This house lends itself to decor and looks good no matter what I throw at it in terms of decorations. I as pretty pleased with the results. What do you think?
My Charlie Brown tree. Next year I want one twice as large and much taller!!
Have had this Nativity since the girls were small. I love it!!
When the biker and I started dating we would leave notes for one another as we were coming and going. When we took that next step and combined households we purchased a leather journal which we use just for this purpose. Daily we leave little notes, sayings, bits of poetry…whatever takes our fancy. One of our ways of staying connected. I just love it!!
With the change in schedule and the addition of the biker to my life and household, I have not gotten quite as much crafting done. However I did manage to knit up a bunch of these easy scarves. They are so simple, yet look fab!
My sewing room is all cleaned up and ready, though, for some serious sewing. The biker is a football fan and that allows me lots of "me" time which works out perfectly!
And I just cannot help but share the Autumn pictures from my beautiful neighborhood. Yeah fall is over but…..it is just such a beautiful and peaceful place I have to share!!
Now it is time to head to the gym, my favorite home away from home! Here is a bit of silly Christmas humor from the biker and me….
Cheers and holiday wishes!