This was our first year cooking a turkey and hosting Christmas for my in-laws (unfortunately they ended up with the flu Christmas Eve and couldn’t make it in). It was fun but not as much fun as getting the table ready. I started playing with the table setting the weekend before Christmas. I didn’t want to try something and then decide last minute that something was missing (a mistake that I made over Thanksgiving –
I had so much fun preparing for the holidays this year! One of things that I was most excited about was the hot chocolate bar that I had planned. For those of you who know me, I have a major sweet tooth. It took almost everything out of me to not eat it all before Christmas Eve! I found most of the stuff at World Market and HomeGoods – about 3 weeks before Christmas.
I absolutely LOVE wrapping presents. I enjoy taking my time and adding something special to each present. This year I decided to add an ornament to each gift. I found some really pretty ornaments at Kohls and they were 55% off! Target also had some really cute ornaments this year as well as Indigo (one of my favorite Canadian home décor stores). What is your favorite thing about wrapping presents?
I have been pretty bored the last couple of days; I haven’t really left the house. Still feeling a bit of discomfort after the procedure but nothing that I can’t handle. Since I have been so stir crazy, I decided to try some different looks on our dining room table using what I already had out from Thanksgiving.
This was our first Thanksgiving with a dining table and chairs! I have been so excited to decorate for Christmas that I didn’t really think too much about what I was going to do today. I had pinned a ton of things on Pinterest but really never went out and bought any of it. So today required some improvising. I bought the pumpkins four years ago for a Halloween party that we hosted – I had totally forgot that I had black ones and almost didn’t even use them until I looked back at my pins!