Sunday, December 4, 2011

Feeling Content

Here it is December 4th and I'm happy to report that we are ready for Christmas. This is the first time in a long, long while that I've been able to say that. The house is decorated, the gifts are ready to be wrapped and the holiday music is playing on Pandora. I have no idea how it works, but listening to music through my TV is one of my new favorite things. Right now we are enjoying the Christmas Instrumental channel.

Alan and I spent most of Saturday in Deck the Halls mode. We bought our tree at Home Depot Friday night. I am not kidding you when I say we picked the first one we saw. It was the right height and even more importantly the right width. Due to limited space, a skinny tree works perfectly for us.

For the most part the house looks exactly like it did last Christmas. I added a few new things, the stockings, the quilts, this super fun candy holder from Pottery Barn, but my two new favorite things are...

this adorable print with a quote from the movie ELF

and this sweet little bird and nest idea that I saw in a magazine and totally borrowed. It's sitting on my kitchen counter and every time I see it I have to smile.

You have to admit that it's pretty cute.

The dog got me up before the sun this morning which is not usually how I like to start my Sunday's, but today I didn't mind so much. My Holiday Blend coffee from the Fresh Market was ready and the lights always look even better in the dark. If it had been a little bit colder I would have started a fire. We have the whole rest of the month to just relax and enjoy all that December has to offer. I can't wait!


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Your house is decorated so beautifully! Can you come and do mine now??? Barb