Holiday Decorating, Kids and Some New Paintings

Happy new week.
Can you effing believe Christmas is only 9 days away???
I sure as hell can’t.
Thanks to earpocolypse, I have count them…two gifts purchased.
Yup…two.
We’re definitely doing a scaled down Christmas this year but even with the idea of buying less, I still have a lot of shopping to do.
Thankfully, a giant snowfall over the weekend gave me some time to get the decorating done.
I’m not sure if I mentioned but somehow in the course of basement renovations, our rather large stash of holiday decorations went gonzo.
I spent the better part of 5 hours tearing the house, garage and POD apart to absolutely no avail.
And because budget is tight this year, I really couldn’t run out and buy a whole bunch of new stuff.
So, I got a little crafty and did the place up with live greens, ribbon, candles, gold chandelier chain and pine cones.
And now, it’s looking like this around here…
I’m pretty pleased with it actually.
I have a little more to do in the hallway and basement so will show you some pics of that all finished later in the week.
What else?
I took the kids out yesterday to give hubster some much deserved quite time…he pretty much ran the roust while my ears were ruining my life so he was definitely deserving of a little aloneness as it were.
As part of our afternoon out, Mac got his locks cut off a la a little undercut action…
Jasper enjoyed watching the fun from the comfort of his sweet ride…

…while Scarlett, on the other hand, was too engrossed in US magazine to pay much attention…
Thankfully, she did tear herself away long enough to give her brother an approving hug apres magazine…
And thankfully, Mac loves his new do…

I’m pretty in love with it myself- so fun to actually be able to see his face sans hair mop;)
And while on the topic of my sweet brood, my littlest man is 9 months old today…
…which is so awesome and so sad all at once.
I love this age…he’s moving and trying to talk and cuddly and awesome…BUT…the time is slipping by so damn fast…I just know I’m going to blink and he’ll be in kindergarten and then it’s sayonara…University before you know it.
Moving on from the mommy mush….
I’ve added a few new paintings to the shop

20% off until the end of the month friends.
And finally, it’s your last day to enter the Vivian & Beverly giveaway…draw happens tomorrow so get those entries in!
xo

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  1. I am in love the new Firestorm painting, all the black with pops of neon – very, very good! I’m also digging the holiday decor, very cleaver with the gold chain!

  2. Have no fear – I have only purchased a few gifts too. Need to get the butt in gear. We are keeping it light as well!
    Good luck this week!
    I also think, simple decor like snipping greens off the cedar tree outside is perfect for decorating! Your place sings gorgeousness!

  3. Your kids are gorgeous Christine! And I love what you’ve done with your staircase railing and fireplace – simple and elegant!

    Merry Christmas!

  4. your kids are SOOO cute!!! and love your decorations 🙂 good luck shopping! xo jillian

  5. Love your Christmassy home and your tree!!! Mac is adorable and yes, you have the cutest kids I think Ive ever seen. xo Nancy

  6. I think you may have the cutest kids ever! We’re thinking about jumping on the baby train in the near future and these cuties give me much hope I’ll be as lucky!
    And the tree looks fab,too!

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