Friday, December 23, 2011

My Christmas Morning and a Holiday Identity Crisis

I woke up at 6 this morning after a dream-filled, fitful night of sleep. Yep, I felt like a kid on Christmas morning, and to be honest, today kind of is my Christmas morning... the grown up version. This afternoon we are finding out the sexes of the twins in my belly, and WE couldn't be more excited! I will be pacing around the house, dusting/cleaning/washing/mopping everything within an inch of its life until the appointed hour.

And yes, I'll reveal what we're having, but only after a big Christmas announcement to our family  on Christmas day. So look out for a Monday post on that.

In an attempt to pass the time before our appointment and get the house holidazzled for our first Christmas here, I did a little decorating. Only, our holiday decor is having an identity crisis. Does it want to be rustic and homemade, or does it want to sparkle with glitter and frosty crystal?

It can't make up it's mind, and either can I. For a total of $8 spent on decor this year, I can't complain. We're not hosting any holiday festivities, and it is our first holiday in our new house, so we still have some kinks to iron out but that's okay.

But thinking about Christmases to come, I need to pick a style: baskets, wood chargers/placemats, and handmade holiday decor (maybe accented by some plaid checked and burlap fabric)... or all things glittery and sparkly. I am leaning towards the first, but I think I am going to let the after holiday sales on the 26th make up my mind for me.

One thing that's definitely making a repeat appearance next year? This card "wall" that I created on the door of our entry closet (the first thing you see when you enter the house).

Thanks also to the yarn wrapped wreath I made in a movie-watching frenzy last night - I think Ryan found me and the yarn more entertaining than the movies - I have made one of my least favorite spots in the house somewhere that I want to stop and spend some time.

If only I could accomplish this feat the remaining 11 months of the year...

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