Monday, December 23, 2013

Doll House Holiday Home Tour

Decorating for Christmas is one of my most favorite pastimes. I don't think I'll ever get my fill of Christmas lights and cheery trinkets.

My first Christmas in the doll house has been such a blast and with Christmas being less than 48 hours away, it's somewhat bitter sweet. I'll be sad to see the tree and nutcrackers packed away for another year...but I'll think about that tomorrow! -what movie is that line from? we will be best friends for ever if you know the answer!

So how about a little holiday home tour?

Come on in! :-)




 The Christmas Card books (pictured on my coffee table) are a new holiday tradition. I purchased them at a local scrapbook store. I love receiving cards and I can't imagine throwing them away...the books will make wonderful keepsakes for years to come!

Speaking of Christmas Cards...this year I did a year in review! It was so much fun! I have to thank my talented friend, Jen, for helping me out with the design! I loved the way they turned out!

Wishing you a very merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Snowpocalypse 2013

Or should we call it an icepocalypse?

Either way, it was 6-days of eating comfort food in my pajamas watching a marathon of Hallmark Christmas movies.

And I loved every minute of it.

It all started Thursday night, watching “The Sound of Music Live” over at my friend’s house (Susan and Corey).

In my mind, this blog post is playing out like an episode of “How I met your mother,” feel free to read it in “Ted’s” voice.

Susan and Corey share my love of musicals; also, they have a 5 month old with squishy cheeks, so I was pretty excited about spending the evening with them. I wasn’t about to let an ice storm mess up my plans!
I ended up spending the next 48 hours at their house with my vehicle iced into their driveway.

We watched movies, played board games, ate cookies.

Saturday I decided to venture out into the world. My mom was leaving town for another surgery and I was supposed to stay with my teenaged sister.

I loaded up my car and began the 95 mile trek to OKC. I was prepared; I packed a fleece blanket and water bottles in the event that I got stranded.

The drive up was pretty scary. For the first 50 miles, I went about 10 mph…on solid ice, in complete silence. No radio (no distractions). I gripped the steering wheel with both hands and prayed.

Thankfully, I made it to OKC safe and sound. Mikayla and I spent our time cooking and watching movies (Did anyone else catch the Bonnie and Clyde special?)

We survived on the PW tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches. -They were divine.

Don’t tell my mom, but we broke into her extra freezer and baked some of her (unopened) cookie dough. –we’re rebels like that.

We saw the second hunger games. I read a book (Allegiant- I’m still not okay. If you’ve read the book, you know why).

It was gloriously lazy and uneventful (kind of like this blog post).

And that kids, is how I spent Snowpocalypse 2013.

Bro Code Girl Code Article 95:
A girl is entitled to wear, eat and watch whatever she wants if said girl is trapped inside, in a snowstorm, during the holiday season. This includes and is not limited to: real butter, whipped cream, mimosas, cookies, cheesy Christmas movies, Friend’s marathon, pajamas, yoga pants, leggings, no make-up, top knots and college t-shirts.