Slowly getting back into the swing of things around here. Bags are still packed. And my house is a disaster. I wish you all could have witnessed my son at dinner time. That boy can toss food like no one’s business. And scribble on doors. And tear up homework. He is trouble and I am tired. I had so much on my to-do list today and I didn’t do any of it! Instead I spent the morning at Pottery Barn and the afternoon pulling out all of my Christmas decor. Much more appealing than my to-do list which included things like laundry and scrubbing bathrooms. No wonder I put it off.
The girls and I decorated the tree. Our tree is quite a sight this year. No decorations on the bottom half – completely Kole proofed. And the top? Well. Since I knew our tree would look a little off this year anyway I just handed the decorations to my girls and told them to have at it! Ornaments are all clumped together. Toys somehow made their way onto the branches. Usually I let my girls decorate the tree and then spend the next week re-arranging everything so that it looks a little more put together. Not this year. I’m not even touching it! We are going with the flow around here and embracing the CRAZY stage that is our lives right now. Our tree seems to convey that message loud and clear. :)
I am, however decorating a few spots in my house that are out of reach of little hands. Our situation with Kole is forcing me to think out of the box with my decorations and I’m excited about a few changes I’m making to our normal Christmas decor. Of course a little painting was in order to make some of the changes happen. Bet you can’t guess what color these are going to be. :)
My mantel was my first priority today and I was in desperate need of the perfect candles to go on my aqua candlesticks. Hence the morning run to Pottery Barn!
Remember last year when I posted about my friend Ann’s Favorite Things party? It was such a fun holiday party that we all decided it needed to be a tradition. This year’s party is this week and I’m so excited! I got so many e-mails asking about this party and the items shared so I will take pictures and explain everything after the party this week. Such a fun way to get gift ideas and share favorites with everyone! Pretty easy to guess my favorite thing last year. See the Conair curling irons on the front row? Always a hit. :)
I was wanting to buy a little something new to wear to the party, but don’t think I’ll have time to shop much this week (and I may be spending my clothes money on candles instead – HA!). So instead of looking in my closet for what to wear, I looked back through all of my Fashion Friday posts! Those posts are coming in pretty handy after all. :) We are having a hot week so I narrowed it down to three appropriate options and can’t decide. I’d love your opinion! Which one should I wear?