Deck the halls

Have you been decorating for Christmas? I know I have! Decorating in a small rented space can sometimes be a challenge, so I wanted to share some of my favorite decorations from around the loft.

I love bottle brush trees. They are small and come in so many sizes and colors (you can even make your own! My favorite tutorial here). The below are from World Market.

Our tree is covered in adorable felt ornaments. That little penguin is so cute!

I feel like since last year bottle brush trees turned into mason jar snow globes have been HUGE! I made the below last year when I refused to pay an arm and a leg at a particular store for one…Plus super easy to make! Just hot glue a tiny tree to the lid of a mason jar, add snow and screw on the lid. Viola!

I adore that tiny tree ornament! It’s definitely one of my favorites!

Casey and I decided to go with a real tree this year, but to ease us into it we got a tiny table top tree from Whole Foods (they had a great selection and you don’t have to worry about a stand). We love this because it’s small-space friendly and hard for Lola to attack!
christmas tree

Last but not least are stockings. I got these at West Elm a while ago. I just added a blue ribbon to mine, but I’m thinking of replacing it with a huge homemade pom pom!

stocking

Deck the halls

Holiday To-Do List

The holidays always seem to fly by! If it were up to me, I would cram every last thing I could think of into EVERY day of the holiday season. Let’s squeeze every bit of holly jolly out of December!

Since most people agree that’s not sane (my husband included), I’ve made a list of the top things I want to do this year during Christmas. Granted, I’ll probably do way more than this, but this list is a good jumping off point. Also, since it’s so reasonable, I won’t be disappointed if I don’t get anything other than this list done.

christmas fun list

What are the things you are looking forward to this Christmas? I highly encourage you to make a list of things you want to do this holiday season rather than things you want to get. 

Holiday To-Do List

Christmas Wrapping!

I love Christmas, and more importantly I L-O-V-E Christmas wrapping. I love seeing all the clever ways people make their gift packaging unique. I’ve pulled together a few that have caught my eye recently:

holiday wrapping

1. Pom poms are so in right now (in case you haven’t noticed). Why not make some to be a gift topper? Wrapping genius by Joy Cho.

2. I love little tiny packages – they are so cute. Especially when you add a ton of ribbon or accessories. I want a side of gift to go with my wrapping please – this one I found on Pinterest.

3. I kind of rock a lot of polka dots, so my Christmas presents should be no different. Plus and over sized tag? I’m in love. This one was also found on Pinterest.

4. Like I said before poms are IN. It’s official. Purchase your yarn now. This pom pom covered package was found at Mon Petit Violon.

There you have it. My currently favorites that will probably change by the time Christmas gets here.

Christmas Wrapping!