Okay Peeps, hang on…don’t click off because of my post title. Bear with me …just a minute. I know I’m hopelessly addicted to All Things October through December, I know it’s probably an actual physiological condition, but hear me out.
As you get your Autumn nesting all finished in the weeks ahead, take a moment to think about your upcoming decorations for Christmas. Okay, eye rolling is fine, go ahead. But here’s the thing…at some point you’re going to find yourself in Hobby Lobby, Garden Ridge or Macy’s and drift into the Christmas decorations. You’ll lock your eyes on something shinny that gives you little joy tickles and on a delightful whim you’re going to buy it. I’ve done this year after year.
And then when it’s time to decorate, I find all the little things I bought in advance weren’t what I needed. I’d forgotten about the things I wanted to add to my decorations. I just don’t remember well from one year to the next.
A few years ago I started going through my last years photos and see if all the rooms and decorations are the way I want them. Last year I actually made notes in my Day-Timer about things I want to change.
I’m changing the dinning room’s color scheme to this: (you know how I adore this tealish color. I want to add muted champagne and icy silver to the teal)
For years the dinning room was decorated in this deep red.
but since I’m changing it, I needed several new things .
Monday I spent the day, okay, not the day but the entire morning, at Hobby Lobby and brain stormed about my dinning room. I was looking for something for the table…I thought of these…
Or these cutie pies…
Then I decided on a fun thing that I’m gonna make…I can’t wait to show you!
I took some more pictures with my phone of some stockings. I’m thinking of changing my stockings this year, my den is kinda rustic. I liked these…
And these were just super cheap at Old Time Pottery…
Since it’s a budget year, I may just sew some new stockings. We’ll see!
Anyhoo, I just wanted to encourage you to pour some coffee and sit with your digital or ACTUAL photos from last Christmas and look with a non-frazzled eye at your rooms. Make a list of anything you may want to add or change and keep that list in your purse in case you’re out and something catches your eye.
Okay…there you have it, a little of my insanity. But really, the closer the holiday’s get, the better I feel and the more I enjoy myself if I’ve planned out the details and decking the halls is a big honkin detail!
I’ve been planning some fun things for my little blog-home from now until New Years. Here are a few:
* Crafts…some for you and a few that would be fun to do with your little ones…
* Plans for our Annual Pumpkin Carving Party that may give you an idea or two
* Food testing for Thanksgiving! I so love this!
* Let’s Do Dessert Cooking Day
* Decorating ideas from some of my Peeps and the fruits of my loom!
Lots of opportunities in the coming months to set the stage for more important things. But if you’re frazzled you won’t be able to relax and enjoy your friends and family, so a little pre-planning never hurts!
Love to you Peeps and thank you for hanging in here with me!