Friday, November 30, 2012

Advent Calenders the Christmas Countdown

Good morning, it is Friday! You cannot see me but I am dancing a jig. I am so tired, and it has been such a long two weeks that I need a break. I cannot wait to sleep in tomorrow! 

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For today, more of all things Christmas.  After the next few weeks I may have to rename the blog because for the month it is ALL about Christmas at my house and blog. 

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I do not have any little ones but I have fond memories of my advent calender. My brothers and sisters and I eagerly awaited the opening each day of one little box where there would be a piece of chocolate to help us count down the 25 days until Christmas. 

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Now days, I do not have a calender but I do make one for my niece.  I collect small gifts all year for my sister and my niece, wrap, label and then ship the 50 little gifts to them to open. They are placed under a little tree and each morning they each pick one to open. 

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I have found some wonderful calenders on Pinterest and in the catalogs that arrive by the truckload each day in my mailbox. These are a few of my favorites.

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Do you have an Advent calender for your children or grandchildren?  Did you have one as a child?

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Tell me, how is your decorating coming along? Do you have plans this weekend to do a little decorating? Or will you be doing something else exciting, traveling, reading, baking or relaxing? 

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Whatever your plans enjoy your weekend!

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

25 Christmas Stockings: The Stocking Were Hung

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Hello and good morning! I hope you are having a great week, and perhaps getting a few ideas from my Christmas decorating series?




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As I said, I am already finished with my decorating. But I have found so many great ideas this year I may change a few things.


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How is your decorating? Did you get your tree yet? 

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Do you have your mantle decorated? 

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And what about your stocking? Where do you hang them?

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At the foot of the bed? From the fireplace?

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Or do you sit them on a chair? Hang them on the door or perhaps a shutter?
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Do you have your stocking from when you were a child? Or perhaps you made them?

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What do you get in your stocking? An orange in the toe, chocolates, little gifts?

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In my family we also celebrate the Feast of St. Nick in early December so we get our stocking filled twice.

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And we always get an orange in the toe, nuts, candy and little gifts of mittens, toiletries and a book.


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Tell me, do you celebrate St. Nick? What do you get or put into your stockings?


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I hope you enjoy your day! And the rest of the week, I personally am ready for the weekend. We have guests so I am a little tired. Tonight my husband is experimenting with a duck dish, I will be exhausted because he like to use as many pans as he can and I am the sous chef. 

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Enjoy!

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

25 Christmas Mantles

Good morning! I know it is not yet December, but you would not know it being at my house or reading this blog. 

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I do believe this is the most wonderful time of the year and I am going to squeeze every second out of it. 

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 I cannot get enough of the wreaths, doors, trees and now mantles.

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I have two fireplaces, actually one that is double sided in the keeping room/kitchen area and in the family room.

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 Although I decorate them both they are totally different but they are simple. If I can be completely honest, I hate "dismantling" the house( no pun intended) to decorate. I am out of storage space. 

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So tell me, how do you decorate your mantle? Greens, antlers, silver, candles, fruit, flowers? 
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If you have your mantle decorated, put your link in the comments so that we can come and check it out or write and let us know what you are using to decorate.   

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I hope you have a fabulous day!

If you would like to see more mantle ideas please visit my Christmas Mantle Board on Pinterest!


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