Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Almost Here...

      It's finally Christmas Eve! I feel like this has been the slowest and yet shortest couple of days, haha. Work was absolutely insane with all of the last minute shoppers. Here's hoping that things will be a little calmer the next week or so.
      On to the main subject though. I did promise some decoration pictures, so here we go!

I love these lights that I got last year! They change colors and have multiple settings from rapid flashing to slow changing. I also added some garland for a little fun.

Above one of my bookcases I have our stockings hung (mine is the Jack one of course) with some more garland and a set of plain lights to add more color. Also a Santa Claus figure next to a fireplace that was my Grandma and Granpa Wood's.

Every year we get an ornament with the year on it to mark our Christmases together. I wasn't sure about this one at first, but the more I look at it, the more I love it!

Finally, our tree! 
This was before we had all of our presents wrapped, but they've filled up the underneath even more nicely now.

      I know a lot of people do color-specific trees, but I've always been a fan of more colorful ones. There's nothing wrong with themed ones, and I've considered trying one myself, but this just reminds me more of when I was a kid. To each their own! 

      So how do you like to decorate for Christmas, or whatever holiday that you may celebrate? I always like seeing different decorations, and other's take on things. If you'd like to post or link to a picture, please do.

      Now it's time for me to wrap my last couple stocking stuffers, and a last minute gift I picked up for Mom from Dad today. I just can't wait to watch everyone open their gifts tomorrow, it's my favorite part of Christmas! I would like to wish you and yours a very merry Christmas and holiday season. See you back here soon!

Friday, December 19, 2014

Crazy Season

      This holiday season has been absolutely nuts, both with family and at work. Has yours been worse than you remember last year being? I will completely admit that I just bought my first Christmas presents last night. I know, I'm a horrible procrastinator, but I had reasons for waiting. I do have at least solid ideas for everyone on my list though, so now it's just the purchases themselves that need done. We also finally put the tree up last night, since we now have items to put under it. I promise pictures as soon as the rest of the decorations are up!

      This season snuck up on me rather quickly with so many things keeping me occupied, but let's take a step back and a deep breath. I have to say, though obviously gifts are always nice, the thing I'm looking forward to most is spending time with my family and friends. Plans are still being made for Christmas, but I already have something set for after the first of the year and I can't wait to see everyone.

      I know this was a quick life post, but I'd like to end with a few questions! What is your favorite part of the holiday season? Favorite holiday food? How about favorite traditions? Please let me know! My boyfriend and I haven't started too many of our own yet, but I'm always looking for fun new ideas. :) Our only one at the moment is every Christmas since we started living together we've gotten a special ornament for the tree.

      I'll see you back here soon for decoration pictures and maybe a look at what I've been playing lately. ;) Have a good one!