Sunday, December 16, 2012

Christmas in My Home

Since last Thursday's post, my heart has been so heavy regarding the shooting in Connecticut.  Like everyone else, I can't seem to shake the tragedy and it hits even closer to home now that I have a little one.  My heart goes out to those families.   
While you hold your loved ones a little closer this Christmas, I decided to bring to you a glimpse of the holidays in my home. (Also, many thanks to Jan at Poppytalk for featuring me here).

1. Homemade ornaments.  This was one of my favorites from this year:

2.  We have a new tradition for tree-cutting day:  homemade hot chocolate and homemade marshmellows

3.  I made half-dipped pinecones (as well as "fully dipped") this year.  I love the way they turned out!

4.  After visiting my friend Laura's house and seeing her gifts already wrapped under the tree, I was inspired to wrap mine earlier and enjoy the process (rather than my usual stressed/hurried wrapping jobs).  I hope to continue this tradition- it really does add a lot!


  1. Awww it is all so lovely! I want to come to your house for Christmas. :) Love the pinecones and I miss you! :)

  2. Thanks Julie, miss you too.....and you know I would love you to come to my house for Christmas:)