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Last night for dinner we had steak, mashed potatoes, and asparagus.  It was divine.  I mixed the potatoes with butter, cheese, and sour cream so it tasted like a baked potato without the skin.  I wish I had leftovers…

Today is going to be filled with cleaning.  I feel like I always end up doing major house cleaning because for some reason I can never stay on top of it.  I will pin that on the twins.  So today when I hit that wall in the afternoon that I have been hitting everyday, instead of sleeping I will clean. 

My sleep is seriously screwed up.  I go to bed at about 12:30 every night and have been waking up at 6 every morning having to pee. Once I wake up to do that I can’t go back to sleep.  So I get up and then long about 2pm I hit a wall. Hard. Yesterday I hit said wall and took a nap but never quit feeling groggy after that.  Daytime naps do that to me.  So today I will try to avoid the nap- we will see if that is even possible.  I’m not sure.

In other news, I am loving Christmas music.  I have my favorites I listen to and never tire of. 

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays- N’Sync

The First Noel- N’sync

Joy To The World- Mariah Carey

All I Want For Christmas Is You- Mariah Carey

This Christmas- Chris Brown

Santa Baby- Taylor Swift (I actually have this as my ringtone)

What Child Is This- Martina McBride

The Christmas Song- Martina McBride

Deck The Halls- SheDaisy

My Grown Up Christmas List- Kelly Clarkson

Those are my picks.  I have listened to a lot of them for years now and they never get old.

What are your favorite Christmas songs? 

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Homemade Gifts

I am a huge fan of homemade gifts.  I love to give them and I love to receive them.  There is just something great about it…knowing that someone put their time and effort into making you something vs. just running to the store and grabbing something off the shelf.  This Christmas I will be giving all homemade presents.  I worried that people would think it was cheap but at the end of the day I sat down and really thought about it.  The holiday isn’t about the gifts you get or give, those things are just bonuses.  I am looking forward to throwing myself into making these gifts for my family and giving them something I really put effort into.  I don’t think you need to spend hundreds of dollars on gifts to enjoy Christmas.  So without further ado- here are the homemade gifts on my radar this year 🙂

Picture w/ your song lyrics behind it

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Vase made from rolled up magazine paper

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Art made from canvas and letters all painted one color

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Fridge magnets! Great for kiddos.

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Play-doh! Put in cute jars for storage.

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Candy cane sugar scrub- bet this smells awesome!

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Caramel/Chocolate covered pretzel sticks

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Tutus are super easy to make and little girls love them

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Cake Batter Balls- nuff said 🙂

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So those are just some of the things I found online that I loved.  There are so many more things you could do if you had the right supplies- like a sewing machine. 

What gifts are you hoping to give/get this year?  How do you feel about homemade presents?

25 Days of Christmas

This year I decided to start a tradition in our home.  Every day starting December 1st running through Christmas Day there will be a card to open.  This year I did it revolving around Aaron but in the years to come I will likely do one for him and one for the whole family.  For each day I chose either a compliment/memory/reason I love him, an event, or an activity. 

For Day 1 it was game night.  Today’s was a compliment to him.  I can’t post all of my ideas right now just in case he reads my blog between now and January though!  I have found two great posts on other websites with this same theme so here are the links to those- they have a ton of great ideas! The images are linked!

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I think this is fun for everyone and a nice change up.  There are endless ideas for it too.  This is something that I plan to do every year from now on…I love traditions!  I think pizza is in my near future so I will leave you to your reading on the above listed sites and I will be back Monday! Toodles.

No Christmas Tree, No Christmas Tree

So I go to put my tree up tonight and discover that somewhere in the middle of all of our moves I misplaced the stand for it.  It is not in my house so I assume it is gone forever.  So now I get to go buy another one.  Yippee.  I might get it up before Christmas.

I revamped my site as I am sure you can tell.  I wanted to be able to have categories on the top bar that you could click on to find posts pertaining to certain things.  This was the best I could find without having to pay for it. 

 

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Carly says hi 🙂

 

Back to Christmas trees.  I have always wanted to do a different theme every year.  Maybe one day I will have the money and storage to do so but for now we just have a normal one covered with bright ornaments.  Here are some I found online that I just love…

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And here are some other Christmas trees for decoration…

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Which one is your favorite? How do you decorate you tree? Any neat themes?