Hello everyone and happy Thursday! I’m so happy that we are over halfway through the week. I only have 6 more school days until I’m out for two weeks of break! I absolutely cannot wait for Christmas and all the festivities that come with it. Since I’m so busy with school, I feel like I haven’t completely gotten into the Christmas spirit as much as I have in years past. I think after I get off of school and I’m not so stressed, I’ll definitely get more in the mood. For today’s post I’m collaborating with Faith from A Pocketful of Prep to bring you my Christmas Wishlist! I did one of these last year, so I’m continuing the tradition! I definitely am not expecting all of these things at all, but these are just a few things I would be so happy to receive! Check it out down below, then pop on over to Faith’s blog to see her wishlist!
I’m so pumped to say that this year, my blog will have a holiday shop! I’ve seen a few of my favorite blogs have them and I decided to make one too, I had so much fun making it! I will definitely continue with the gift guides, but the holiday shop is just a bunch of fun gifts for anyone and everyone on your list (or yourself!) I will definitely be adding more ideas in the shop during the coming weeks, but for now, I have about 50 gift ideas listed. Simply click on the photo, and it will take you to where you can buy the item! If you have any gift ideas for the holiday shop, gift guide topics, or any post in general, feel free to leave me a comment or shoot me an email! Down below I’ve compiled a few of my favorite picks from the holiday shop, be sure to check them out!
Wow. It’s Christmas Eve. One day before Christmas 2015. Time sure has flown by! I can still clearly remember everything that happened last year. It definitely doesn’t seem like 365 days have gone by since then! Christmas is the best time of year. Sure, there are some great presents. But it’s also is about family, giving, and most importantly, Jesus.
It’s hard to remember the real reason behind Christmas sometimes. We just get so wrapped up in making our Christmas list, decorating the house, traveling all over, and doing regular Christmas things. Those things are totally fine! But really, the only reason we can do any of those things is because of Jesus. He came into this world of pain, sorrow, and hardships, just to save me and you.
Around my house, we are pretty much as decorated as we ever will be. We don’t go all out on the decorations, but we always have a few Christmas trees and lots of ornaments! This year, my little brother Quinn was probably the most excited out of everyone about the decorating. He wanted to help me out and take some pictures with our decorations for this post!
We have three Christmas trees, a big one that goes in the living room, and two smaller ones that go in each upstairs bedroom. Quinn has a green tree with mainly red and white ornaments in his room, and he loves it! His favorite ornament is a mini snow globe that hangs by a red ribbon.
Since Christmas is coming soon, everyone will be making lists of what they really want. I always make one list of things that I want, and then split it up to tell different grandparents, siblings, or my parents. Some of the things on my wish are a bit pricey, but others are some things I’ve wanted forever and just have never gotten. Read on to discover my Christmas wishlist!
- The thing I want the most is an ENO hammock. It was also on my Fall Wishlist, and I still haven’t gotten it! There are lots of trees and woods around my house, so I live in a perfect place for a hammock. I would love reading or looking at my computer in it in the fall and winter, hanging out in it in the spring, and in the summer. I would use it all the time! I have a humongous fluffy comforter that you could literally sink right into. I plan on filling the hammock with the comforter and sleeping out in it in the summer. I really hope I get it!
On Christmas morning, you’ll probably be around family, there will be LOTS of pictures taken, and it’ll be festive. You’ll want to wear something that is comfortable, warm and cozy, but also looks good. I’ve never worn an actual pair of Christmas pajamas, usually it’s just been some Nike shorts and a t-shirt with my hair in a ponytail. This year, I want to try doing braids or something like that. So I’ve put together and outfit that you can wear Christmas morning!
Even though it’s already over a week into December, there are a few things that I really want to get done this month! These are things I haven’t done before or want to try before the year is over. New Year’s isn’t that far away, so now is the last chance before the end of 2015! My December bucket list:
There are so many fun things that people do around, on, and after Christmas. Many people have holiday traditions, things they always do every year. It’s really fun to have something to look forward to doing around the holidays, because you know you’ll do it from then on. Here are some of my holiday traditions! Read More
There’s less than a month until Christmas 2015! How exciting is that? Time sure has gone by fast, and hopefully these next few weeks of school will zip by. Then, it’ll finally be time for family, travel, presents, and fun this holiday! Read on to discover how to get ready for the upcoming season. If this won’t get you in the holiday spirit, I don’t know what will!
1. Make a Christmas List. No surprise there. Making a Christmas list of all of your most- wanted items is a must. This year, make it a bit more fun. Make a Pinterest board of your wishlist, that way you can have the links and pictures to everything you want. It’s easy to send the link to family and friends if they need any ideas. It’s also fun to make lists on what you’re going to get everyone else in your family. Having everything neat and organized makes it all the more enjoyable.
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Hi! I’m Claire, and I wrote this guest post all about ways to decorate for Christmas! Christmas is coming up and that means decorations, songs, festivities, and presents! As the holiday approaches, that’s the time to start decorating. Here are a few ideas for when you begin: