Monday, November 27, 2017

Christmas Has Taken Over The Entire House

Thanksgiving is over, so it is time to pull out all the decor and get ready for Christmas.  I have boxes everywhere and the whole house is turned upside down getting ready to put up all the Christmas decor.

I don't know about you, but getting the tree up is always one of my first projects.  Everything else seems to come together after that.  However, you need to move a lot of furniture around and make a place for the tree.  Since we moved in the week before Christmas last year, we didn't really have a lot of decorations up, so this year I was super excited to be able to decorate.

 With two story ceilings in the living room, we bought a 9' tree this year.  I love it, but I need to use the ladder to try and decorate it and we needed a ton more ornaments for it too.  The tree is placed in front of the window and the decorating has begun, but the room is a total mess.  Half the living room furniture is now in the dining area - you can barely walk through the room.

Hubby has been working on the lights for inside and outside, and of course his favorite spot to work is the kitchen counter.   I need to be making cookies this afternoon, so hopefully he will have the lights figured out by then.

I had a wrapping station set up in the landing upstairs, but hubby needed the work table I was using, so all of that has shifted to the loft. My desk and the grands crib along with the paper and ribbon creates quite the mess.

I do have most everything wrapped though.  Just a few more things to buy and I will be done.

The kitchen has been going non-stop too.  Just finished a batch of Chocolate Crackles and already have some Sugar Cookies, Pumpkin Bread and Chocolate Chip Cookies in the freezer.  You can find all of my recipes here.

Ok, now the goal is to get the tree up, all the furniture back in place and put all the presents under the tree and at least vacuum up all the mess I have made.

How about you, are you knee deep in decor too?

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  1. I know how exciting this is in your new house. Hubby also takes care of the tree lights. I was happy to buy a new tree this year, as last year I gave our old one away to a church. I wanted a narrow and tall one, but it happens we will be going around the 27 to NYC to meet our daughter Alex and family for a couple of weeks, therefore, I will not fix one this time. I am also decorating light around he dining room.
    I can't wait to see how gorgeous your home is going to look dear friend.

  2. We put our tree up on Friday. We had a son visiting with his dog that sheds A LOT! So we waited until he left yesterday and we are on major vacuuming mode here. We will start the decorating this afternoon.

  3. Boy, are you industrious! No, I haven't done a thing yet. Probably wait until December.

  4. All I can say is "Wow!" You sure have your hands full. Decorating starts today at my house. Tree will be last to put up and decorate.

  5. I got an EARLY start, so my house is pretty good right now. I only have the stairway to do. LOOOOVE that leopard wrapping paper!!! Where did you find it. Your tree is going to be gorgeous, can't wait o see it all done! I am SITTING today, I pulled a muscle in my back yesterday doing yard work and it has been killing me since last night. UGH:(

  6. Seriously? Almost all your gifts bought and wrapped...already? Wow. I am thoroughly impressed. It looks like you really got a jump on Christmas. I don't have a house to decorate this year - hopefully next year - so I will dream whilst looking through blogs like yours. So, please post more pictures! :)

  7. I've been taking care of my sweet Momma with Alzheimer's so, for the past few years I haven't done much in the way of decorating. She is living with me now, so I'm not traveling so much to go see her. The thought occurred to me that I really should celebrate this Christmas by pulling out a few of the decorations for her to enjoy too. My house will never look like yours, but thanks for the inspiration.

  8. Gosh you are so organized and really have a jump on things! You must have boatloads of energy. How do you do it all?!

  9. Just put away fall. Been busy and not in the mood to decorate yet. I am crazy for putting it off. I've been watching sweet sentimental rom-com Christmas movies on Netflix and Amazon Prime to try and get in the spirit.

    Your house is in the holiday spirit big time, Marty! : - )

  10. I love your choices in wrapping paper, Marty!

  11. I totally understand you Marty, my house looks exactly the same! Enjoy the decorating in your new house!
    Vesna - Home Chic Club