Christmas 2016

December 2, 2016

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Here we are again friends…Christmas time is here. Have you started your shopping? Are you in the thick of the hustle and bustle? Does your home smell of evergreen and all things Christmas?

I am beyond excited and overjoyed to have received the best Christmas gift I have been wanting all year long…my sister and her family are moving back home!! If you follow the blog, you know that my brother-in-law took a job transfer earlier in the year out to Arizona and we have missed them dearly. We are such a tight-knit family and even had all three of us (my brother, sister and I) living on the same street prior to them leaving. Our kids are the best of friends/cousins, so when we got the news, they’re moving back, we were all ecstatic!! It truly is the best gift!! Now if we could just find a house on our street for them again….. 🙂

Now that our family is coming back home and we are anticipating our cousins coming from Georgia for the holidays, we are definitely in the Christmas spirit! Which makes decorating for the holidays a lot easier too. 🙂

I stepped a little outside the box this year and some would say a little overboard with my Christmas trees…


Who says you can only have one tree in each room? Why not three??! Yep they’re I am having to water three trees. It hasn’t been too bad though. And the smell of fresh trees…LOVE!!

Here is the Pin from Midwest Living that inspired me to do something a little different this year and try out 3 trees instead of one…


I love this time of year and transforming my house into all things Christmas…


Picked up this metal basket from my happy place–Target…


And please welcome our newest addition, Harley…


Isn’t she just the cutest!! She’s a yes, you’ve counted correctly, we now have 3 doodles. Three trees, three doodles…I guess there’s a pattern there. 🙂 She really is the sweetest little puppy though. We are loving her. 🙂

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!


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