Monday, November 15, 2010

Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Let me tell ya, Christmas with a kiddo is WAY more fun than any other time in life... That I can remember, anyway. And I'm sure that this year will be double the fun, since I have double the kiddos :)

We started decorating a little early this year. It tends to take longer to get everything up when distractions every 5 seconds. But that doesn't keep us from going all out. Oh no... Christmas is magic for the little ones and the little ones' parents. So no way were we not going to pull out all the stops. I have even started my Christmas shopping. That should shock everyone who knows me IRL... 

We put up the Christmas tree this weekend and as one would expect, half of the lights don't work. So darn annoying! Did I mention that I had to fluff the tree. I hate fluffing the tree. Worst.Job.Ever. But I love all the rest of the decorating! We will finish the of the decorating when we get the lights all figured out. But here's a sneak peak of the mantle:


This is our last Christmas in our house BC (before construction.) We have been doing minor projects around the house but our BIG construction will start after the new year. I decided to hold off starting the project until after Christmas and the girls' birthday party... The thought of having Christmas in a torn up house just made me sad. But the thought of the new construction makes me sooo happy!

Did I tell you that the house next door went up for sale last week? Well it did. And it already sold! I'm super curious as to who our new neighbors may be. I sooo hope that they are a young couple who will fix that old place up. Please cross your fingers for us. The old place is kind of an eye sore. Especially next to our house... I hate to brag, but we do have the cutest house on the block ;-)

Speaking of house construction, or re-construction, a sorority sister of mine and her hubs just bought an old Victorian style home and are in the process of restoring it to its former glory! Its a big project and I am so excited to watch it all unfold! So great for them! Anyway, Kate started a blog about the renovation project and it is just great. Not to mention, adorable (wink! I made it over !) You should all hop over and check it out. Its going to be an exciting ride that you won't want to miss out on!!

6 comments:

Erica said...

Cute! So excited to follow along w/ your home updates! We're smack dab in the freaking middle of completely redoing our kitchen and master bathroom and I want to be DONE so badly. It'll be worth it in the end though.

Ashley said...

Um, yep, fluffing the tree is the WORST job ever. Not only is it tedious and annoying, it totally tears up your hands! Your mantle is so cute, can't wait to see the rest! I also can't wait til you start the construction! I love before and afters! Of course, I've never really had to deal with the middle part, haha :)

Anniversary Home said...

Thanks for the shout out Jess! And I can't thank you enough for the amazing job you did on The Anniversary Home.

Sounds like we'll be reno buddies at the same time. I didn't want to start before Christmas either (not that there's an overabundance of Xmas cheer in the house now!) so we're starting in Jan too.

Love love love the mantle btw. It looks like it's going to be a rockstar Christmas at your place.

Cassie said...

I put up my Christmas stuff this past weekend too! Who cares if it's early when it makes us happy!

Cassie said...

I put up my Christmas stuff this past weekend too! Who cares if it's early when it makes us happy!

Sweet Simplicity said...

I love the fun colors on the mantle!