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December 1, 2011

Yes, it's December

My life for the last week or so has been filled with the thoughts and preparations of Christmas.  If you recall, I wanted to get all my decorating done by December 1st so that I could really enjoy the whole month of December without all the hustle and bustle (and mess) of decorating.  I wanted one less thing that I "needed" to get done.


It's been a whirlwind, but I am finished.  I kind of feel like I've been on one of those cooking wars reality shows where each chef has one hour to mix the secret ingredient into a feast.  The clock has struck December and it's time for me to put my cooking tools down and step away from the stove.  My dish has been plated and is ready for presentation.  In spite of my self imposed time table, I have really enjoyed the whole process this year.




I know there are some of you like me, that are finishing up their decorating and there are some who haven't even started, wanting to linger on the buzz of Thanksgiving a while longer.   I get that, too.



There is no right or wrong way to prepare for the holidays...the colors and timing are personal.  What works for me might seem strange to you but that's okay...it's what works for me.  That's one of the great things about the wrappings of the season...one of things that makes visiting all you so much fun...our diversity.


My word, blogland (and life in general) would be a snooze if you were all like me!

24 comments:

  1. Everything looks so cozy and festive!! Most of the decorating is done in my house too, though I love to go around and foof things right up until Christmas Day!!

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  2. I love that chalkboard, and the message written on it :)

    Great job on all the house decor... it looks terrific.

    Now.. put on those Christmas records and relax.

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  3. Your house looks so cozy!! I like your Christmas decorations...very nice post :)

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  4. Your Christmas decorations look so pretty. Love the chalkboard and the message.
    I'm still working on my decorating. Hope to get done in the next couple of days.
    Enjoy the season!
    Barb

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  5. Everything looks happy,welcoming and ready for Christmas! Thank you for the glimpses into your beautiful home. It warms my heart.
    -Karen

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  6. Your home looks so festive, so warm and inviting. I have been putting out a little at a time in between work and karate and cooking, cleaning....well just life in general. Oh but I savor the moments I can make our little nest a haven.......

    Love to you,

    Debbie

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  7. Your house looks wonderful! I love the chalk board idea. I just may steal it! I'm still patiently waiting for my ceilings to be done so I can start painting. I may get to decorating soon. But until then I am enjoying all my blogland friend's homes. Now you can relax and put on the Christmas music!

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  8. Your home is looking lovely and cosy.

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  9. Love the decor, really inviting!

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  10. I agree with you--whatever timing works best for you is ok! Love your cozy, cheerful Christmas decorations! I'm a fan of a chalkboard with seasonal greetings! Mom has one and it's fun to see what will be written we when visit. :)
    ~Leslie

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  11. There is just something about Christmas decorations that make the house feel so cozy and pretty! Come January first I can't wait to wipe the slate clean, but for now, every decoration I put up seems to make my house sing:>) Your home looks so pretty all decked out for Christmas. Lucky you that you have the decorating finished! I am still picking away at it.

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  12. Thanks so much for stopping by and introducing yourself! I love the name of your blog. It's so cute. Your home is just as cute as the name. I love all of the pops of yellow and red. Your chalkboard looks nice all decked out with greenery too. I will happily follow your blog as well.

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  13. Aren't these winds crazy? Our yard is a mess. Your house looks darling and always so cozy. Glad you are all done. I need to get our village up but hubby has to get it down plus we don't have our tree yet.

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  14. It all looks so good and I love that chalkboard! ;D

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  15. Beautiful Patty, so loving the run up to christmas this year, blogging makes it extra special with all you guys!!!
    Happy december Karen x

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  16. Very pretty decorations! Love the pinecones!

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  17. VERY pretty!!! I am WAY behind!!! WAY!!!

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  18. I finished up today with the decor. Now I plan to sit back and relax and enjoy.

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  19. The first statement you made on this post could have been mine. I feel the same way.

    LOVE your chalkboard...love it!

    Thank you for following me. I have been following you too for a while. Love your blog!

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  20. I too wanted mine done by the 1st, and I made it!!! now we can sit back and enjoy the season!!!! LOVE the chalkboard!!!!!!!

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  21. I'm so glad you visited my blog because it led me to yours! I've listed you on my blog roll so I don't miss any of your gorgeous posts! Robin

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  22. Your home is so warm and inviting. SO cozy and sweet.
    You are right, everyone's ideas are different and wonderful aren't they!
    Have a pretty day!
    Kristin

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  23. Lookin' good. Can't wait to see more of what you've done.
    As for me, I used to get it done in a few days but now it takes me over a week! I finally got all the decorations out of the attic (had to do some cleaning up in there, too!). Slowly but surely, it's coming together. I hope to have most of it done by Monday. We'll see....

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