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Holiday Happiness Coming Right Up November 18, 2014

Filed under: Good Times,Holiday Happiness — LindseyJuly @ 2:38 PM
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With Thanksgiving only a little over a week away, Christmas commercials everywhere, and Amazon’s Pre-Black Friday deals happening already, it’s virtually impossible not to have the holidays on my brain! It seems crazy to believe that Avery’s second Thanksgiving and Christmas are fast approaching. And with that comes all the driving and visiting family that is so very exhausting. I love all of our family, I love spending quality time with them, and I want them to get to experience what Avery is like right now…but I just wish there were a way to make it easier. I want to please everyone, while also doing what it best for my own little family. I also want to have some of our own traditions that Avery can look forward to each year. Adam and I want to see if we can make that happen this year.

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And with that, I cannot wait to decorate for Christmas this year! Especially because I think Avery is going to LOVE it. Whether or not she can leave ornaments within her reach alone…that is still to be determined. Below are some gorgeous ideas that are really getting me in the decorating mood.

Adding a large graphic design element (like these snowflakes from The Dollar Tree) draws attention to the tree. It also helps space the other ornaments evenly by creating "compartments."

An all white-themed tree. Found on theyellowcapecod.com

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Elf on the Shelf Ideas

We got one of these for Christmas last year, so I can’t wait to get him out. Found on blossombunkhouse.com

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Candy Cane Blossoms

I’m not usually one to be big into baking…but these really make me want to make some to take to work.

Found on bakedperfection.com

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A Colorful Christmas Tree Idea! #gradient #christmas #tree

A gradient Christmas tree. I definitely want to do this some day, when we have room for more than one tree.

Found on ebay.com

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Christmas stove top potpourri on iheartnaptime.com ...makes your home smell like Christmas!

This I hope to do over Thanksgiving break as I decorate the house.

Found on iheartnaptime.net

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And lastly…bundling and snuggling. Two of my favorites with my sweet girl!

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My dearest husband, you can make that trip up to the attic any day now.

And to everyone else, wish me luck with all of this decorating I plan to do while I have my toddler running around everywhere getting into EVERYTHING. It will certainly be a challenge. :)

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