The Unraveling

Jack the Goldendoodle - Dog Shaming

Well, it happened. I knew I was probably jinxing their good behavior when I posted about the pups in part two of the Christmas tour mentioning that “we are keeping our fingers crossed that they are more civilized this year :).”

Jack and Lily - The Unraveling

Wouldn’t you know it, ON THE DAY OF THE TOUR, I turned my back for a minute and I heard a ruckus coming from the family room. And that’s when the unraveling began! Every year I set everything up all pretty and before we even get to Christmas, the ornaments are knocked off the tree, sweet little woodland ornament creatures are decapitated and skinned with their stuffing strewn about, garland is knocked down off the stairway and there are two guilty pups with bits and pieces of the aftermath hanging from their fur. Today I caught Lily in MID-AIR leaping into the tree to grab another little animal out. How? Why? It’s not like they don’t have any toys! I later caught her playing with a white woodland ornament and launching it from her mouth like a ball. Not okay.

Jack the Goldendoodle - Unraveling Christmas

EXHIBIT A: The Remains of an Innocent Woodland Ornament

The Unraveling - The Inspired Room Christmas

Jack the Goldendoodle - Christmas Ornament - Dog Shaming

Jack the Goldendoodle - Christmas - Dog Shaming

Jack the Goldendoodle and Lily the Labradoodle - Dog Shaming

Exhibit B: Cedar Garland Torn Down from the Stairway

Jack the Goldendoodle - Christmas Unraveling - Dog Shaming

Christmas Unraveling - The Inspired Room - Jack the Goldendoodle

Evidence: Two Guilty Pups

Jack and Lily - Christmas Unraveling - The Inspired Room

Update: This just in…

The Unraveling - The Inspired Room - Jack and Lily

And also, this unfortunate discovery today:

Email - The Inspired Room Unraveling

Missing - The Inspired Room Unraveling

PS. These felt and bottle brush ornaments are on a great sale at West Elm right now, you can find them here! Just keep your pets far, far away if you get them! :)

You can read more about the situation in my post about The Gift in the Unraveling, today on (in)courage.

We seem to have real setbacks in our house sometimes before the actual holiday arrives. Feel free to reminisce on these gems:

This is {not} Glamorous – Thanksgiving 2007

The Unraveling {2011}

The Garland and Starfish Incident {2011}

Pretty Wrapping Paper Inspiration

Copper Gift Wrap - Cox and Cox

Cox & Cox // Get copper wrapping paper here and copper tape here! Artifact Uprising | Photo by Fawn Deviney Oh So Beautiful Paper Unknown source (anyone know it?) // Chapel Hill Magazine Eye on Details Fellow Fellow Printable Pine Cone Gift … ** Read more **

Christmas House Tour {Part Two}

Holiday Coffee Station - The Inspired Room Christmas House Tour

Greetings, friends!! My internet has been out and our lights flickering all evening. It's a wee bit stormy around here and more winds are threatening to blow through. I was so worried I wasn't going to be able to get this post scheduled -- yay me for … ** Read more **

Favorite Home Decor Accessories {To Give & Receive}

Merry Christmas Glitter Garland from Pottery Barn - The Inspired Room

This post was created in partnership with Pottery Barn Have you been enjoying all the Christmas home tours around the internet? It sure is a festive time of year, I just love seeing how everyone makes their house a cozy and festive home. Today … ** Read more **

Easy Mason Jar Snow Globes

Easy DIY Mason Jar Snow Globes - The Inspired Room Christmas Decorating Ideas

Here's a really easy Christmas decorating idea for you, as seen in my Christmas house tour this week (and some from last year, too!) ! I had a few questions on how I made them, so here's the scoop. For the antique blue mason jar (I found mine at a l … ** Read more **

Christmas House Tour {Part One}

Forest & Sea Christmas Tour - The Inspired Room

Welcome, friends! I'm SO glad you stopped by today for the annual Christmas tour of my home in our little corner of the Pacific Northwest (I'm joining in with the Holiday Home Tours via Just a Girl!). This is part one of a two part house tour, you c … ** Read more **

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