Christmas Cheer.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

As a reference, the picture below is what I'm used to during the Christmas season...
My mom takes great pride in our home during the holidays. As soon as we get back from St. Louis for Thanksgiving, the tree is up and the house is full of snowmen. Sometimes, it even happens before Thanksgiving. I l.o.v.e my home during this time of the year. So cozy and just all around Christmas-y.

To no surprise, this Christmas has just snuck up on me! Usually I have my mom's winter decor around to remind me that Christmas is coming, but this year, it was all left up to me.
Moving out on my own has been the best experience (it's hard to believe I've been on my own for 6 months!), but things have been a bit challenging when it comes to making my new home feel like Christmas as well.
Anna put up Christmas lights (which I love!) and then she taught me (and Blake) how to make paper snowflakes (can you believe I couldn't remember how to make them?!).
I then saw a photo that Elsie had pinned on Pinterest and since we don't have a real Christmas tree in our home (waiting for Targets post-Christmas sale.. but I'm still holding out for a pink tree!), I told Anna we should use our snowflakes to make a tree on one of our huge windows!
I woke up to quite the surprise this morning when I noticed Anna made one last night!
In addition to the snowflake tree, I have like, 3 mini sized Christmas trees in my bedroom.
Seriously, Target is Christmas decor heaven.
I have found thought, that one of the perks of moving away (and close to downtown Springfield) are the lights...
These are the gorgeous views from right outside my window!
Christmas is my absolute favorite time of the year. I just love the cozy feeling and cuddling up on the couch with a good Christmas movie and hot tea. Best feeling.

I'm making a list of Christmas traditions to start (and Elsie is providing great inspiration lately!), do you have any ideas or suggestions?! I would love to hear some of your favorites!
Blake and I have multiple jammie days during the holiday season (our first is tomorrow! We have lots of movies planned to watch!), but I'm itching to start some new traditions!
Send your ideas this direction ;)

Merry early Christmas, everyone!
Only a little over a week to shop! Eeek!

xo Haley


  1. your place looks absolutely goooorgeous. i am obsessed with those big goodness. what a gorgeous space!

  2. Your snowflake window treat is adorable!

    I just wanted to pop over and thank you for entering the giveaway for my calendar on I Just Might Explode. We've got a few left for sale if you're still keen! cough, shamelessselfpromotion, cough ;)

  3. i love the paper snowflake tree! so doing that next year!


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