It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like…
{and giveaways}

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like... <br> {and giveaways}

Is it beginning to look a lot like Christmas at your house? Honestly, my house it looks a lot like moving day and only a little bit like Christmas. OY. Boxes and stuff strewn about everywhere {shakes head in shame}.

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like... <br> {and giveaways}

How on earth did I end up with so many Christmas boxes? I had to run in the living room just now and take a photo so you could see a small glimpse of the horror — it is crazy. Must get better organized for next year and eliminate about half the decorations. Seriously. I’m way too in to “simple” to have that much stuff. Not to mention my house is 2,000 square feet smaller than our last house. I really only needed a few things this year, but WHERE are they? Time to regroup. Clearly.

So while I am having a “moment” around my house trying to get things in order, I thought it would be fun for a holiday giveaway!

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like... <br> {and giveaways}OH MY WORD! Aren’t these the cutest.bunny.slippers.EVER?! I would wear these all day if I had them. Gina from Feather Your Nest is sweet enough to be offering one lucky reader of The Inspired Room their own special bunny slippers! You can choose adult or kids sizes.

Feather Your Nest has some of the best things in her shop, have you browsed around her site? One visit would make holiday shopping a breeze!

So to enter the great bunny slipper giveaway, leave me a comment with the answer to the question today,

“Is it beginning to look a lot like
Christmas at YOUR house?”

Let’s discuss. Does it look a lot like Christmas or more like a bomb went off? Yeah.

Oh, and for fun, there is a beautiful Apron giveaway over at Reluctant Entertainer so after you enter this giveaway, go see the loveliness!

images: both photos are from my house.

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It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like... <br> {and giveaways}

Comments

  1. It’s not yet… but, I’m inspired with that pic of the stockings! Love the garland colors behind the white.
    .-= Connie ~ The Shabby Home´s last blog ..Beautiful Christian Sister =-.

  2. My home looks like Christmas threw up out of storage totes! I have not moved since 2000 but the amount of great holiday decorations is so over whelming! Desided last year to buy one special item each year and an orniment dated special for each boy! That is it! Btw I would LOVE those slippers!! Great blog – god bless

  3. We are scaling down a bit this year – 3 trees instead of 5!

  4. It doesn’t look like Christmas at my house yet. But, we plan to shop for our Christmas tree this week. Last year we took our daughter to 5 Christmas Tree Lots before she found the perfect tree. Also on the agenda is pictures with Santa. I’m glad my 6 year old still wants her photo taken with him. I knew the 3 year old would.
    .-= Candy @ SoBella Creations´s last blog ..Twilight Soiree =-.

  5. It is starting to look a little like Christmas at my house. I didn’t feel like bringing all the boxes down from the attic yet, so I have been going up and down the attic stairs getting a handful of decorations at a time. Crazy, I know, but its good exercise and I can carefully place things as I go! We bought our tree last night, so I will be bringing all the boxes down by Friday when we will decorate our tree.

  6. It’s looking a little bit like Christmas here at my house. I was out and about yesterday and found some really cute ideas. I hope to have my decorating done by the weekend. How I would love to have those cute slippers!!!
    .-= Debbie White´s last blog ..Some Christmas Cross Stitch…… =-.

  7. Those bunnies are TOO CUTE! And my teen daughter would LUV them. Yes, it looks like Christmas here! My tree is up, the mantel is 90% (missing something trying to figure that out) and I made a wreath for my front door. I also ADORE your stockings!!! Please share if you made them or where you picked them up.
    .-= Sherri S´s last blog ..3 in 1: Featured, Guest, Wreath =-.

  8. rosemarie says:

    yes and a bomb went off…i keep saying the same thing why do i have this many decorations and 3 christmas trees!

  9. Eliane T. says:

    Those slippers are so cute! Aww!!!
    About the question…not yet. I think we are late here ^^
    Thanks for the chance!

  10. My house is totally decked out for the holidays already. YAY

  11. Up until last night, yes! My house looked like a bomb went off. I have the decorations up (but not the tree) and, after 3 days, I tidied. But come this Saturday and Sunday when the tree arrives, it’ll be total chaos once again!

    (And I have just as many — or more — boxes as you do.)

    Please enter me for the bunny slippers! Thanks.
    .-= Sandy Blaxland´s last blog ..LET THE DECORATING BEGIN! =-.

  12. For the first time in 14 years of marriage our tree was not up the day after Thanksgiving. We have been renovating our living room and dining room and the mess is more than I could bare to bring decorations in to. On a brighter side, if all goes well, it will be finished by the weekend, so I will have to rush to have the house ready by our first holiday gathering on Sunday evening!

    I am ready for it!!

    Jennifer
    .-= Jennifer´s last blog ..We Need A Little Christmas =-.

  13. It definitely looks like a bomb went off here – Christmas stuff and not-finished-unpacking-from-the-move stuff. Yuck. I’m determined to be finished by the end of this week!
    .-= Christi´s last blog ..i heart faces =-.

  14. A big yes! I have made it through the “it looks like I am moving” phase and have almost finished. I am with you on downsizing the decorations. I have simplified my decorating considerably over the years but still find it had to get rid of things I don’t use. This will be the year I purge:)
    .-= Stacy @ Red Door Home´s last blog ..My Home for the Holidays – {Part I} =-.

  15. Brenda Kincade says:

    It is definitely looking like Christmas at my house. The tree is up and the wreaths on all the doors. It is still a work in progress.

  16. My house looks like your house right now! Boxes everywhere! But hopefully the decorating will be done in the next few days and we’ll be back to normal soon!

    By the way, LOVE your stockings!
    .-= Aimee´s last blog ..Ruffled T-Shirt =-.

  17. It most certainly looks more like a bomb went off. A pile of boxes in the office and a hole in the dining room ceiling where DH stepped through getting them out of the attic! The plasterer is coming and the entire dining room has to be stripped so he can work which means more mess. It’s all ok though, I’m taking it in stride and decorating around the mess for now:>)
    .-= Kathleen Grace´s last blog ..Handmade Holidays =-.

  18. Oh it so is! I can’t believe it, but I’ve someone managed to keep the Christmas explosion of boxes being unpacked minimized by only bringing out one at a time. Even my husband commented that he was amazed – lol! We have two trees up(in the tiniest house, but we don’t care!), stockings up, books out, Nativity Scene out, Christmas pjs out – we’re good to go and it’s such a cozy feeling:) Happy Holidays to all – hope everyone is enjoying the beginning of the celebrations and joyfulness!
    .-= Lillian @ Domestic Simplicity´s last blog ..It’s Beginning To Look a Lot Like Christmas… =-.

  19. Slowly, it’s beginning to look like Christmas! Like you, I still have boxes lined up in the living room! Very unsightly, for sure! Doesn’t “feel” Christmasy yet?!!

  20. Melissa,
    I had so many boxes open and stuff all over the place I felt like I should be on the TV shows Hoarder or Clean House! I got it under control and can walk around in safety again, lol!
    The bunny slippers are wonderful!
    Cathy
    .-= The Stylish House´s last blog ..Easy Christmas Arrangement Idea! =-.

  21. It looks like christmas here!

    I think I need white stockings now. Those are fabulous.
    .-= Emily@remodelingthislife´s last blog ..Our Advent Calendar =-.

  22. Nope, it doesn’t look like Christmas here… :)
    .-= Kaylene´s last blog ..I Just Want to Say, Thanks. =-.

  23. Oh, these slippers are SWEET!! I’d love to win them!!

    Since a fall 2 weeks ago, where I injured my RIGHT hand, wrist (and of course, I’m right-handed) and knee, I’ve done very little, if anything. So…no, our house is not beginning to look like Christmas…………………………MUCH!! Unless, you count….YES, that works….COUNT THE CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS I’VE BEEN ORDERING AND RECEIVING from ARTISANS on Blogs, eBay and Etsy. They’re strewn about the house.

    Does that count? You betcha it does!! LOL!!!

    Jan
    .-= Jan´s last blog ..Welcome to DAY TWO of…STROLL THE SHOPS ~ Meet CUPID’S CHARM and A STITCH IN THYME =-.

  24. It’s looking and smelling and feeling like Christmas! We did the first round of decorations- which included our tree. We cozied up the living room with soft pillows and throws and we’ve got Christmas Eve (from Yankee Candle) burning when we’re home. We’re spending nights reading by tree light and having friends and family over to watch movies- the fun has begun!!
    .-= gina´s last blog ..a very merry to do list: =-.

  25. No Christmas yet… We too are in a new house and I have to rethink how to use my old things (but really I just want to go out and buy all new decorations!) I promised myself this weekend I’m just doing it – no excuses!

  26. Christina says:

    For the few days after Thanksgiving, my house looked like yours – lots of boxes, a little of Christmas decor. Now, it’s all cleaned up, and it DOES look a lot like Christmas. :) It was a bit of a challenge decorating this year. Our apartment is small, and I don’t have a lot of space to place decorations without everything looking cluttered. I kept it simple, but I love the way it came out! I plan to post photos soon on my blog. :)
    .-= Christina´s last blog ..25 Days of Free Christmas MP3’s! =-.

  27. Mmmm…a mixture! We have a bunch of Christmas stuff out, but the house is a disaster as always. And very little of what we have actually suits our house/my current taste. But oh well…’tis the season to simplify and not fret about it. Although your stockings/mantel picture inspires me–it’s beautiful!

  28. We are leaving for a month in Italy in just ten days. I am not decorating this year but I have filled that need to do it by going to several shops and just taking it all in. I cannot believe how much I want to do it but know that putting it all away in mid-January would be a big pain. So this year just a few new things to add to the collection of Christmas boxes are gracing our home.

    What I have noticed is how much less stress I am feeling. The Savior’s birth and the trip to see our daughter, her hubby and 2 of our grandboys is my focus…we haven’t seen them in just under two years. When you just say no to the things you think you HAVE to it is amazing what happens. Absolutely nothing earth-shattering. 99% of our stress is self-imposed.

    I do look forward to doing the things I really want to do next year knowing that the rest can be left undone with no major consequences. Next year I am going to simplify.
    .-= Bonnie Mattson´s last blog ..What is that "Snow?" =-.

  29. Mine is looking like Christmas! Yay! I’ve always tried to organize my Christmas bins {i.e. ornaments, mantle stuff} but I know I can do a little better. Plus, I like to go through and purge. Almost like with my clothes ~ if I haven’t used it in two Christmases it goes.

  30. Still deciding whether to put up the tree this year or not. We won’t be here for actual Christmas AND my 11-month old daughter likes to pull & climb on everything. I’m picturing it being more of a headache right now than and enjoyable thing. =) BUT…I have an almost 4 year old who would love it, so…..we’ll see. No decorations up yet.

  31. As of last night it definitely looks like Christmas…i love Christmas!
    .-= Stephaine @ Geezees´s last blog ..What makes you happy?? Wordless Wednesday, You Capture … =-.

  32. Yes! As Christmasy as it will get, but I am very happy with it. We lost most of our decorations to water damage/mold, but had just enough left to cover our tree with loveliness, and put 3 2D gold trees on the bookcase. We got branches from a bush in our backyard, put them in pretty vases I already had, and hung mini ornaments on in them that we have never used for anything. Just need some more candles and the stockings up!
    .-= Spring´s last blog ..Let it Snow! =-.

  33. Nope, no Christmas yet. But since I’m having a dinner party for 15 this weekend, I guess I better get it done. Looks like I’m going to have to take a day off work to get it all done.
    .-= Heather @ what’s happening this week´s last blog ..Forcing Bulbs for Winter Blooms =-.

  34. Yep, we have our tree up, our basket of Christmas books out and our nativity scene on the piano. That’s about all we’ll do until presents start to pile up under the tree.
    .-= Jennifer´s last blog ..What is Joy? =-.

  35. They Christmas bomb is still ticking at our house — I’m hoping to set it off this weekend. LOVE this time of year!! And I just adore those bunny slippers!
    .-= Kristi´s last blog ..Christmas Cards in a Frame =-.

  36. Lots of boxes. However, banging my leg into a pile of bins in the middle of the night while returning to bed after feeding my newborn was my motivator to try to finish today. Here’s hoping!

  37. Those creamy white stockings are beautiful. My house is more on the side of a Christmas mess, trying to decide where things go, but I have to see it all spread out to know. Those bunny slippers are pretty darn cute. Just what I need to keep my forever cold feet warm. Christmas blessings to you!

  38. It does not look much like Christmas at our house. I just hung our Advent calendar last night and my fall/Tgiving decorations are still up. The plan is to get started this weekend.
    I love the bunny slippers!

  39. The bomb stage is now over and its beginning to look ALOT like CHRISTmas at my house! All the nasty red and green boxes have gone back into hiding. Those bunny slippers would love to come live at my house!

  40. My Christmas mess has been around since Saturday and I have no intention of fixing it until this Saturday. It’s in “neat” piles all over my living room.
    .-= Aaron´s last blog ..The Look for Less: PB Framed Corkboard =-.

  41. About a week ago it looked like I was decorating my house in rubber maid totes. Now with the totes gone we are happy to have a simplified Christmas. I only used about 1/2 of our stuff and the simple transformation has been heavenly. I too have jumped on the simplified less is more band wagon. I really need a pair of cute bunny slippers. I don’t have any slippers right now and my 3 girls would love seeing mommy walk around sporting those cute bunnies. Pick me! Pick me! Please Pick me! lol

  42. On Thursday it will be! This is my first year decorating my own house, and I’m so excited!

  43. It’s starting to loosely resemble Christmas at my house.
    The truth is, I’m scared to bring all of the boxes in, because then it will look like a bomb went off :)
    .-= Alanna´s last blog ..hoarding =-.

  44. Not yet….the tree is up but that is it! Today is my last day of graduate school classes for the sememster so tomorrow IT IS ON!!!
    .-= Jennifer Wright´s last blog ..Well Dressed =-.

  45. Yes, it is looking very much like Christmas around here. For the first time ever, this control-freak/perfectionist/this is how I want my tree to be mom let my girls (11 and 10) decorate the tree. The WHOLE tree. All by themselves. I didn’t touch it. And it is the most beautiful tree we’ve ever had.

  46. Depends on which day you ask me….today, Christmas! After a while I start to feel like a bomb went off with all the Christmas “stuff” around.
    .-= Kristina´s last blog ..Happenings… =-.

  47. I decided to down scale the decorating this year. We have some outdoor lighting and wreaths on the outside of our home. This year I decided to go with a much simpler and natural looking decorating theme inside. I am still sorting through containers of decorations and will be doing some serious “thinning” of way too much stuff. Love the slippers!

  48. It looks like Christmas here! Just need to decorate the tree tonight. Although, looking at your stockings and garland on the mantle makes me want to toss all my decorations and start all over again.

    I can get my home decorated in less than an hour because it is organized and not excessive. I too have downsized and realize I don’t want it to look like Christmas threw up in my home. It all looks like clutter the day after Christmas anyway!

    Good luck finishing up!
    .-= Gail´s last blog ..Fresh Ideas for a Fresh Start – More Calendar Choices for an Organized 2010 =-.

  49. It looks a little like Christmas, just a few things out so far. The tree will come out this weekend along with the lights on the house. Woo Hoo!! {cute bunny slippers}
    .-= katy´s last blog ..Thankful =-.

  50. It is getting there- just need a little kick- thanks for the inspiration.
    Happy day

  51. Elizabeth Duan says:

    I love those white stockings!! It looks like Christmas…I have the tree up, stockings hung, presents under the tree, now I just have to do all the little detail decorating!!

  52. We just moved in so we kept the decorating to a minimum since we still have other boxes to unpack. Just a tree and a bit of garland for the mantel.
    .-= Erin R.´s last blog ..Blue Christmas =-.

  53. Michelle Simpson says:

    My house looks like a bomb went off in it but is an organized bomb. Last year my husband got fed up with me having him haul down tubs of stuff that I only pulled one or two items out of so I organized all of my bins and the attic so I knew just what to bring down. Everything is labeled and it was a whole lot easier to decorate this year. Love your site and ideas. I would also love those slippers to keep my feet worm as I curl up on the couch to read all the blogs I follow.

  54. we don’t have any room for christmas decorations, so it looks just like normal around here :(

  55. I am getting there. I have a whole box of unwanted decorations to go to Goodwill…every year I simplify even more.

    We will go and cut down our tree this weekend!

  56. At my house it looks as if Thanksgiving, Christmas and laundry got tangled up in one hot mess! Lord have mercy! And I mean that!
    .-= Deidra´s last blog ..Sister Party! =-.

  57. For a while it really did look like a bomb went off here with the Christmas disaster that was. Our house is also about 2,000 square feet smaller than our last house and I swear I have so much “stuff”. I am seriously scaling down and since my tastes have changed – some “stuff” just needs to go. I’m a much simpler gal than I used to be.

  58. Oh, your post and photo today makes my heart feel so at home! That’s exactly what’s about to happen at my house – this evening my sweetheart will bring all the boxes and containers down from the attic and it will look like a bomb just went off. Like you, I’m into simple this year and I plan to do much less decorating and a lot more clearing out and getting rid of decorations. My dear daughter moved and needs to ‘upsize’ her decorating so I’ll pass some along to her – others will ‘bless’ the local thrift store or nearby Goodwill. Thanks for the encouragement, the comraderie and the fun of sharing the reality of behind-the-scenes Christmas decorating.
    ~Adrienne~
    .-= Adrienne´s last blog ..Emmanuel – God With Us =-.

  59. Not yet, but tonight we’re putting up the tree, so hopefully that will help!

  60. Oh, definitely a bomb! Our live tree is up and decorated. And the mantel is done. All the other trees are standing in place, but no lights or ornaments on them yet. Other than that, boxes and stuff is everywhere!

    And I love those bunny slippers!
    .-= Shannon @ Silver Trappings´s last blog ..Christmas Feather Wreaths =-.

  61. My house was a real mess the other day with all of the decorating boxes out—I often switch what I do with the tree so I have different colors and assortments—thus I needed everything out to choose. But today it is clean. I still have to decorate some more–just not sure what I will do in a few areas and I need time to think ;-)
    .-= nannykim´s last blog ..A very fun Tablescape for Thursday =-.

  62. Jessica Sparacio says:

    Oh sadly, the only Xmas is a door swag on the front door. We have been away so we are waiting until this weekend to put up all our decorations. Thanks for the opportunity to win those cute slippers. I have a daughter who could fill those ears!

  63. It doesn’t ever look like Christmas at my house because I don’t decorate for the holidays! My husband and I always go back to our hometowns for Christmas so we’re never around to enjoy the decorations.

  64. Very Christmasy here now! Yay!!! Still need to decorate the tree though. I love the decor of Christmas, it is so cheerful and colorful,
    after I put it all away, I feel a sense of loss…. the house feels so naked at first! It is so much fun to take all the decorations out of the bins and be reminded of what is there. I seem to have lost our large Saint Nick though. Poor guy is out in the garage somewhere…
    ~ Violet
    .-= Violet´s last blog ..White on White =-.

  65. My home is BEGINNING to look like Christmas – I have half as much up as last year. Not yet in the mood for major transformation. But, with out of town friends coming in this weekend, I better get going!
    .-= Jeanne @ Inspiring Ideas´s last blog ..Dress Up Those Gift Cards Tutorial! =-.

  66. Thats what really starts the Christmas Season for me…the changing your house from Autumn to Christmas…even the smell of my candles change. Having 5 daughter helped…now that they are older some with their own homes, its become a contest to see who can turn their home into christmas town first! (but no starting till after Thanksgiving)

  67. I absolutely had the Christmas bomb go off in my house too. My DH brought down the boxes (I have a ton too) last weekend, and I only managed to get 1 tree up so far. Gotta start the rest of the decorating today, having guests over this weekend. Now that’s motivation!
    Those slippers are super cute! Thanks for the giveaway!
    ~Liz
    .-= Liz@HoosierHomemade´s last blog ..Farmhouse Biscuits from Susan Branch =-.

  68. Stephanie says:

    My house is beginning to look a LOT like Christmas. I did the majority of decorating the day after Thanksgiving. I still have one tree to put up and I have to get the outdoors done, but after that I’m all good.
    Last year I went through everything after Christmas and re-organized, consolidated, tossed things out, and got new containers. It made it so much easier this year!
    p.s. Love the bunny slippers!

  69. It looks more and more like Christmas every day. slowly,but surely.
    Love the slippers

  70. Yes! We have four trees up – and one in the kitchen this year which is so nice – but I still need to get rid of some clutter, and the boxes. :)

  71. My house is completely undecorated – and will stay that way until Christmas Eve! It’s our tradition. Those slippers are too cute.

  72. I have one garland left to put up, everything else went up last weekend!
    sylviarj at yahoo dot com

  73. Oh, I thought the FIRST picture was your house!!
    .-= Darlene´s last blog ..What do you do with your fall pumpkins? =-.

  74. TOO CUTE! My house always looks like a bomb went off! Two little ones with too man toys!! I will say that all our decorations were up the day after Turkey Day! I {heart} Christmas!

  75. I have now sorted and cleaned up from the huge mess I made….we closed our business last year so I had all my christmas decorations from there as well as my home ones. The three trees are up and the mantle is done! Oh, now I have a little guy who wants me to find one of his Santa hats to wear…back to the buckets I go. Happy
    Day.

  76. Yep, definitely like Christmas (and not like a cyclone went threw spewing Christmas stuff) – but I have far fewer boxes of decorations, so that helps – and last year, I took advantage of the sales to get plastic storage boxes and finally got stuff into those and out of the bazillion half-falling-apart cardboard boxes of every possible type. After that, we could actually put almost everything in one closet in the house. Man, did that make this year easy.

    (The wreath, and three miniature trees were still in separate containers in the pantry – the big tree was in the garage. This year’s goal is to get those into a plastic box as well. Except for the big tree. That just ain’t gonna fit.)
    .-= Cheryl´s last blog ..SNOW!! =-.

  77. Those slippers are adorable! It definitely looks like Christmas here…but just enough. It doesn’t look like a snow globe village exploded in my house this year.

    mcbwelborn@gmail.com

  78. I think we are mostly the same – we buy all the lovely goodies and eventually there is just sooo much!!! I normally avoid the xmas decor thing as along a s possible and have come to realise the reason is exactly that …. far too much stuff… what to choose??? etc.etc. etc. anwyay it’s all fun in the end!!
    .-= Gena´s last blog ..It’s December !!!!! WOW almost year end …. =-.

  79. Megan Bentley says:

    My husband and I always decorate the house the Sunday after Thanksgiving! Every year the house looks different but we always watch White Christmas while doing it. We have had a great time doing it so far and each day I pull out something new. Right now it’s kinda of a haj pag of stuff hopefully over the years I will get the look I want and not just use the stuff that has been given to me!

    Megan Bentley
    megaline_prender@hotmail.com

  80. Kristin L. says:

    Slowly beginning to look like Christmas – the boxes are still out and I put things up when inspired :)

  81. We are getting our tree this week so hopefully it will look like Christmas soon…

  82. It looks like Christmas scattered itself in my house with no idea about how to organize!
    .-= Abbey @ Practically Perfect´s last blog ..Another book wreath! =-.

  83. Ronnell Karoski says:

    Yes, it is beginning to look a lok like Christmas at our home! I admit I am behind ; ] But, I’ll be completely f=done decorating by this time next week, even if I lack in the sleep department! I’ve og 2 – 10′ trees done, 2- 4′ trees and 1- 3′ tree. Tonight I’m working on the double arch tree in the foyer. I just tell my self, I will get it done soon!
    Ronnell

  84. hopefully soon…christmas decorations are spread all over the floor at the moment! looking at home decor magazines (and your website for inspiration…ha…ha) …
    .-= Jenn´s last blog ..‘Tis the season… =-.

  85. I’m afraid our house doesn’t look at all like Christmas. It still looks like Thanksgiving!! We were sicker than dogs this weekend, so nothing happened. But today’s the day! Fall decorations away, Christmas tree up!

  86. Love the slippers and of course the house is a holiday hurricane zone!
    One tree up, maybe one more to go. I am mainly dreading the garland this year. Time is going so fast…..

  87. It’s beginning to look SOMEWHAT like Christmas. I haven’t decided on a tree yet this year, so a lot of my decorations are still packed. But I did get out my snow village to place on my dining room buffet, decorated the table, and hung stockings. So, yeah…I guess it is. :)
    .-= Jenna´s last blog ..Chicken Bog =-.

  88. I am getting there. All in all I think it is very festive and Christmasy (is that a word?)

  89. I wish I had my house decorated! I haven’t had time yet…Saturday’s project.

    These slippers are adorable! I would totally wear them!

  90. I am sure there is Christmas somewhere under there… Oh the chaos!
    .-= Deanna´s last blog ..Celebrating the Arrival of Double Amazement =-.

  91. it DEFINITELY looks like Christmas at our house! It is our first Christmas in our house so I went all out and I love it.

  92. Rhona Lutton says:

    Not so much but each day I hold out hope I will have time to at least start decorating.

  93. It sort of looks like christmas at my house. If by “looks like christmas” you mean I have a “porch tree” (that I borrowed form m y mom to use as a christmas tree) up and a vase with orniments and 2 candles, then yes, I’m all decorated. I’m not worried, it’s mine and my husbands first Christmas together (he was deployed to Iraq last year) so I think it’s fine to not have much right now.
    .-= Alexis´s last blog ..School =-.

  94. Not yet. I am pondering not decorating this year – and I cannot even believe I’m saying that. However, I am planning a wedding, so my house is overrun with that stuff, I may be moving soon if US immigration decides to FINALLY, after a year of waiting, let my fiance move here from England and so I am thinking I might give this year a pass. I will, however, enjoy many of the sights to be seen on blogs and at friend’s houses.
    .-= Jocelyn Stott´s last blog ..Me Wedding Shoes =-.

  95. Right now it’s a cross between Fall and Christmas … my grand plans to get the tree up last weekend did not come to fruition! I’ve got my fall things up, wrapped Christmas presents and boxes everywhere! At least my iTunes Christmas mix is organized and perfect! :)

  96. P.S. Love your christmas stockings in this post! Did you make them or buy them … and if so, WHERE?

  97. The slippers are pure sweetness!

    Dawn
    .-= Dawn Gahan´s last blog ..Our Tree =-.

  98. Those white stockings are GORGEOUS! I couldn’t dare hang them in my house, though. Too many sticky little fingers…LOL!

    It is beginning to look like Christmas at my house…slowly but surely. Every year I feel like we have SO MANY more boxes than decorations, though! I open them up and set it all out and say, “That’s it?” Must – keep – collecting!!! (Husband would hate me for saying that!)

  99. Holy comments, batman! Well, at my house it is NOT beginning to look like Christmas yet… we sent off our youngest to college. He was home for Thxgiving, but I’m just not motivated to decorate yet. I have to be in the moood…. I hope to have it done by the time he comes back for Christmas, but it would be more fun if he were here. I do like to dig thru the detrius of the years, though. So enjoy those little ones, becuz the time does fly!!! Oh, and if I DID have those bunny slippers, I WOULD wear them all day, becuz I work at home!!! yay!

  100. Not till tomorrow – that’s when we’re going to pick out our Christmas tree! The decorations will be hauled out of the basement, lights will be strung from here to howdy. The hubs will be mumbling words under his breath we’d rather our 2 year old not repeat as he attempts to untangle the lights I tried to convince him last year to NOT wad up & throw in a tote. Christmas music will play, hot chocolate will be served as we decorate the tree as a family. This is my first year hosting Christmas Eve dinner here in our new home and I am so stinking excited!! eeeeeeeeeee! Merry Christmas, everyone!

  101. Looks like a bomb of ferns went off! Christmas trees and branches everywhere!

  102. flybabymom says:

    Well, it’s still kind of war-zone-like. :) Actually, it’s going to get quite a bit worse before it gets better! But by this time next week it should all be done–hopefully by Sunday evening it will look like Christmas instead of bomb-shelter…

  103. Definitely looking a lot like Christmas…Christmas AFTER the nuclear holocaust. Boxes everywhere. Rearranging ornaments and lights on the tree as I go along. Stockings draped over the chairs. Garland unwound all over the living room.

    OY.

    I love it :)
    .-= Susan´s last blog ..Book Review: Green by Ted Dekker =-.

  104. I have had most of my decorations out for about 3 weeks, but I have yet to get the tree out. So, very soon a bomb will have gone off at my home as well, as I see how many sections of my “pre-lit” tree are still lit this year and get out all the boxes of ornaments and lights! Happy decorating!

  105. i admit it, our house looked like christmas a few weeks ago. Being Canadian, my thanksgiving isn’t so close, so right after rememberance day here (the 12th of N.) stuff goes up!

  106. I haven’t even begun to decorate! Where is my Christmas spirit????
    .-= sondra´s last blog ..Grandkids at Halloween =-.

  107. Well, it looks about as much like Christmas as it’s going to (except for the Christmas tree which we’ll be adding next week) – with an 18 month old in the house! I’ve decorated everything that I can that’s out of his reach! I’m sure he’d have a great time grabbing at those bunny slippers if I was wearing them around the house, though!! :) Maybe they’d even keep him from grabbing the Christmas tree? Wishful thinking…I know!

  108. No, not yet. But this weekend.

    and, I so need these- I’ve worn out my bunny slippers and they can be a challenge to find!

  109. It’s looking less like a bomb and more like Christmas on purpose. But it’s certainly a process, isn’t it?
    .-= Gina´s last blog ..Simple Pinecone Garland =-.

  110. Looks like Christmas in my house! It is tradition in my home to decorate the tree on Thankgiving night. That way I have more than a full month to enjoy everything. This was the first year my son, Brice age 3, helped me decorate the Christmas tree. Every night we sit in the living room, reading Christmas stories and looking at the lights on the tree. He is so very proud of himself for helping put the toys (decorations) and dots (christmas balls) on the tree this year. Merry Christmas everyone!

  111. I actually just posted about the chaos at my house….and wondered if everyone makes a mess while they create……It does look JUST like a bomb went off. Why can’t I be neat?

    Warm blessings,
    Spencer

    Oh yes….I’d love to win this adorable little giveaway….I know exactly who would receive these little cuties. :-)
    .-= Spencer´s last blog ..Hi Girlies….Just Checkin’ In! =-.

  112. It is beginning to look like Christmas inside out home, but outside… still kind of looks like Fall/Thanksgiving with dead mums in pots and pumpkins. We will be working on the outside (greens and lights) this weekend (hopefully!).

    Adorable slippers.
    .-= Courtney´s last blog ..ah, Christmas shopping… =-.

  113. So glad I’m not the only one who’s house looks like a wreck for a couple of days while I get the Christmas stuff out. I also need to get rid of some of my stuff.

  114. Definitely more like a bomb went off. We recently moved so I’m unpacking and trying to find all my Christmas decorations! Hopefully it’ll all come together!

  115. I love those stockings!

    It is looking like Christmas at our home. I just have to finish decorating the tree.
    .-= Beverly´s last blog ..What’s My Question Wednesday And Christmas Around Our Home – Day Two =-.

  116. Those are certainly utterly adorable slippers :) And might I add how wonderful they’d look on my freezing feet!

    We got our first home :) We moved in…and we’re living in the remodeling chaos! I simply love it though.

    One of the things on my wish list is a Christmas Tree, but it looks like any extra money we have wont be for decorating the house, but instead, putting up drywall, etc.

    Love the blog!
    Caitlin
    http://pooftacular.wordpress.com

  117. Those slippers are adorable!! I want! My home definitely has the Christmas vibe now, but I haven’t put away the boxes yet so I’m pretty sure a bomb went off too!
    .-= Erin´s last blog ..Delight in White =-.

  118. It IS beginning to look a lot like Christmas around my house. I just have a few finishing details to finish up! CUTE slippers :)
    .-= Mary´s last blog ..I’m dreaming of a. . . =-.

  119. Umm. it was, then there was a water leak. Now its not. Not sure if it will look like Christmas this year at all…. water leaks, water leaks, water leaks. :( At least I decorated for Thanksgiving and it waited till after Thanksgiving to leak! :)

  120. Slowly, things stored away in boxes all year are making their way up the stairs. The basement looks like a mess, but I am trying to control the decorating by bringing a bunch of things up everyday and putting them where I want. I will probably be doing this for a while..sigh. If nothing else, I will not need the stairmaster this week.
    Susan
    .-= black eyed susans kitchen´s last blog ..SOMETIMES YOU JUST KNOW =-.

  121. The inside is looking a lot like Christmas…the outside? a whole different story. =)

  122. It doesn’t look like Christmas here yet as we are still recovering from helping put on a wedding and Thanksgiving. I have so far retrieved a table top tree and three Christmas dvds from my Christmas stash . . . more to come today ;)

    And my daughter would look stinking adorable in those slippers.
    .-= Jessica Melendez´s last blog ..A rose by any other name . . . =-.

  123. My living room looks like yours, but it will be cleaned up tonight. Our teen boys are even giving up youth group tonight so we can have a family time to decorate the tree . Yeah!

  124. Shannon at Old World Charm says:

    Yes, it’s hard to believe it’s already that time of year. By the way, I love the casual elegance of those white quilted stockings hanging on the mantel. Have a stylish Christmas everyone!!! :-)

    Shannon
    .-= Shannon at Old World Charm´s last blog ..Interior Decorating with Sophisticated Country Style =-.

  125. Looks like a total bomb when off at my house!

  126. It looks like Christmas here! Thanks to my three girls and husband decorating, all while I tended to our newborn. Merry Christmas!
    .-= Lydia´s last blog .. =-.

  127. There’s a hint of Christmas in our house. Most of the presents are hidden away, but the decorating – well, not nearly there. I reward myself after an hour or two of studying for finals by saying, “okay, now you can put up the nativity set,” “now you can hang the garland on the staircase,” “now you can put the snowflakes in the windows.” It’s very piecemeal this year. But I’m enjoying the process and soon, I hope, everything will be serene and twinkly.

    Lorrie

  128. Lyn Lukich says:

    I’ve put up my Christmas wreath! That’s it so far. Would love the bunny slippers. I love your blog! Keep up the good work!
    Lyn

  129. The neighbors on my street don’t need to decorate…there are enough lights and sparkle shining from my place that it is reflected on their windows. LOVE IT!!!!And thanks to yesterdays entry I need to go get Epson salt and make me some sparkly candles!!!!!

    Now if I won the giveaway…. would it be bad to get them in Adult size, knowing my daughter would love them? So selfish….but I don’t think I would be able to resist. ;)

  130. It looks like Christmas in about 1/2 of our rooms. My bedroom looks like Christmas exploded as I quickly hid the casualties in our room before Thanksgiving company arrived…

    Great giveaway!

    Best wishes,
    Tammy

  131. Michelle H in CA says:

    It is not yet looking like Christmas at my house. I haven’t gotten anything out yet. We plan to get our tree this weekend so that will change soon.

  132. We are moving on Saturday, so I’m really really sad that I haven’t been able to have fun in decorating this year.

    Once we get settled into the new place, I don’t know if I’ll even have time to decorate… or even be able to find my Christmas boxes, so I’m stashing a few in my clothes box ;)
    .-= Little Lovables´s last blog ..Reds and Frosty Hues =-.

  133. It sure is looking a lot like Christmas at my house! The lights are up, the tree is dressed … all that remains is t fill up the stockings that are about to be hung on my fire place!!! Yippeee for Christmas.

  134. In the process of making holiday items so it is messy, but don’t have my house decorated yet!
    .-= Nicole´s last blog ..From Formal Living Room to My Creative Haven! =-.

  135. “Is it beginning to look a lot like
    Christmas at YOUR house?” Oh… YES!!!
    I have hung lighted wreaths on all of the windows in the front of the house. I know sounds crazy but I think it looks cool.
    Happy Holidays everyone!

    -MG Smiles

  136. Love the white stockings!

    We’re in the midst of a holiday home makeover – you can see where we’re at here: http://www.twitpic.com/rv19f

  137. Our house is starting to take on the look that Christmas is in the air. There is a wreath hanging on the door, and our advent calendars are up and going…other than that, it’s all up in the attic–much to my 6 year old’s chagrin!

  138. Not yet…I have been doing a lot of baking for the holidays, but have not started decorating yet

  139. I haven’t gotten in the spirit yet…still recovering from Thanksgiving! We may get our tree this w/e though.

    Thanks!

  140. Hmmm the tree is up…naked ….but up. We are in this house for a year and the storage is awful so I know where nothing is….but hopefully I can purge some this year because there is just way too much but with the Army you never know where you will be next Christmas so I hate to get rid of something and then next year be in a different house wishing I still had the item. Merry Christmas to everyone.
    .-= Kim Sorensen´s last blog ..We’re Bacccccccccccccccccccck =-.

  141. It’s looking like Christmas for the first time. Yes, I still have a mess…craft corner has crept over to be craft couch and craft floor. But, I do have a handful of hand-made wreaths and ribbons, etc. decorating the place. And, I know the perfect person for those bunny slippers. *Fingers-crossed*

    Love the blog!
    .-= Dana McDonnell´s last blog ..Leftover Corn Bread? Baked French Toast! =-.

  142. I am behind getting my decorations out this year, but plan on this weekend…so no my house isn’t looking like Christmas, but hopefully by the weekend :)
    .-= rene´s last blog ..Help needed…PLEASE! =-.

  143. As of last night, it looks a lot like Christmas around our house!! We bought the tree and got it decorated, decorated the house, and my husband got the lights hung up outside. Now, the garage is another story. It is a mess! Boxes everywhere. Just another thing on my hubbies agenda this week. :)
    .-= beth´s last blog ..Fluffy Eggless Pancakes =-.

  144. It does not look at all like Christmas at my house. I have been too busy sewing and preparing for a craft sale to decorate.

    This weekend we hope to put up the tree.
    .-= Joy´s last blog ..Vintage Double Knit Sling Purse =-.

  145. My house looks nothing like Christmas yet, but it’s CLEAN, which is a good first step! Hopefully the tree and all the rest will go up sometime this week! And all the pumpkins and cornucopias and such will go back into their storage box at the same time! Thanks for the giveaway – these are adorable!
    .-= Beth Stone´s last blog ..Super Savings and Shameless Self-Promotion =-.

  146. Um, yeah…I’m falling more in the “bomb went off” category…oh, how I wish the Christmas decorating fairy would swoop over my house and sprinkle her magical Christmas decorating/housecleaning fairy dust. Ahhhh. I girl can dream.

    I LOVE those bunny slippers!♥ Sa-weet giveaway!!
    .-= jennykate´s last blog ..Isaiah Funnies =-.

  147. YES! Christmas decorations started going up Thanksgiving morning while watching the parade.

    And, yes — it still looks like Christmas boxes threw up all over my house. I’m starting to get it under control — this (and putting everything away) is the only bad part of decorating for the holidays!
    .-= Rachel L´s last blog ..I *Might* Be Insane =-.

  148. My house definetly looks like a bomb went off. We moved in here a month ago but with Thanksgiving and a birthday party here things have been getting unpacked super slowly! I’m rushing now to try and clean/unpack before getting out the Christmas decorations but I’ve been so inspired by all the beautiful pictures I’ve been seeing on blogs!!!

    I would love the bunny slippers for my youngest daughter who is slightly obsessed with bunnies! She would just giggle everytime she wore these!
    .-= Lisa´s last blog ..A Blah Day =-.

  149. Our tree is up and mostly decorated, but I still have boxes lying around the living room that I just don’t have the energy to do anything with them. : )

    Love those bunny slippers! Her shop is so cute! And let me just say that a White Chocolate Cheesecake Cheese Ball just sounds toooooooo yummy!
    .-= Heathahlee´s last blog ..Surgery for Snowmen =-.

  150. Just started to yesterday-it’s a gradual process!

  151. Oh Melissa, normally by now it would be looking a lot like Christmas at my house, but I am recovering from surgery and can’t do a darn thing but sit here and dream about it! My husband did put out our cute little Snowman solar lights that we bought at Costco. That’s as close as we have gotten so far. Those slippers sure would be good for keeping my feet warm while I recover!

  152. In this new stage of life, Christmas makes its entrance much later. I guess the short answer is “NOPE!” :)

  153. Nope! Just getting the pumpkins off the front porch and out of the house. But our Christmas lights are up, so it’s not all bad. Looking forward to it all being done in a week or so. Love the slippers! Polly

  154. Yes, it looks like Christmas at my house. The tree was decorated the day after Thanksgiving. The Christmas lights were put on the roof that day too.

  155. Not much like Christmas yet…mostly like the kid-bomb exploded :) We’re getting our tree on Saturday!
    .-= Myrnie´s last blog ..NaBloPoMo Recap =-.

  156. Melissa Nunley says:

    It’s not looking too much like Christmas here – which makes me a bit of a Scrooge right now. I’ve got one tree up and decorated (even if the top half of my lights decided to quite even after I checked them), and my other tree is sitting in our dining roomt aking up a lot of space and it’s not decorated yet. I’m on a mission this payday to get it done and maybe the Christmas spirit will return.

  157. How I wished it did look like Christmas here, but not yet. Nursing a broken heart at the moment so hopefully the spirit will grab us soon. Adorable slippers!
    .-= Lisa´s last blog ..Happy Thanksgiving! =-.

  158. Last year I pared down my decorations by about 3/4. This is the first year in a while I did not feel completely overwhelmed at the thought of decorating for my favorite holiday. I enjoyed pulling out the sentimental items I saved that were no longer lost in the mess.

  159. I started extra early this year so we’re looking pretty good around here, though it’s a battle to keep the so-called sewing room cleared out enough so I can actually sew.
    .-= Mary´s last blog ..Changes =-.

  160. Elizabeth says:

    Downstairs looks like Christmas. Upstairs it looks like a bomb exploded!! Not finished yet, but enough for today:)

  161. I love love love your stockings! Anyway, my house looks it’s usual mess. Before I can bring in Christmas stuff, I have to clear some space in my cluttered entryway, that’s where we’ll put the tree. Oh and the scarecrows are still up from Halloween/Thanksgiving so my house still looks like Fall.
    .-= Eos Mom´s last blog ..Blitz-It Friday =-.

  162. It is starting to look like Christmas around here! There are a few things that aren’t quite set yet and…I need to make up my cookies and send out my cards….so much yet to do…but it is fun! The slippers are adorable…hope to win them!

  163. We traveled out of town for Thanksgiving and flew back Sunday morning, it was about 11:30am when we got back to our apartment… and yes, I was insane enough to start Christmas decorating as soon as I had unpacked our suitcases (at least I unpacked first). :-P So we were 90% done by Sunday night when I went to bed. I finished up with the last little touches of garland last night. ^_^ Granted, I only decorated our front rooms and we live in a 980 sq ft apartment, that makes it pretty easy. Just one thing left, string lights on our sliding glass door.
    .-= V. Higgins´s last blog ..Slowly creating new language in my heart… =-.

  164. I believe ‘begining’ would be the key word. I had a yard sale and got rid of a lot of Christmas things and gave most of my tree collection to my sister. I used to have about 160 trees from 2″ to 4′. I think perhaps I sold too much at the yard sale. Oops. Love warm feet!
    .-= Amber´s last blog ..Layered Sweet Potatoes =-.

  165. Two weeks after Halloween, I put out a string of lights in the backyard. They I added more the following week. And more inside the next, and it just kept snowballing.
    Yes indeed, it looks like Christmas.
    .-= Su´s last blog ..Giveaway Day! =-.

  166. Even the dog is avoiding the dining room crammed with totes containing Christmas stuff. I have my 3 trees up, but still waiting for some inspiration for my mantle….so your blog got some ideas going! Thank you!

  167. Oh my word! It looks like someone is moving in or out here too! I started going through my storage closet and can’t believe the # of containers and how scattered within they are. I found a Halloween item amidst the Christmas ornaments, etc. :-( Please don’t feel bad ~ I think there are prolly more out there like us!

    The mantle and stockings are beautiful ~
    .-= Pat´s last blog ..~ It’s My Birthday! ~ =-.

  168. Jennifer Moore says:

    No, it’s not looking like either quite yet! Tonight, it will start to look like both!
    .-= Jennifer Moore´s last blog ..Why the Change? =-.

  169. Not really decorating this year. My house is too small and is in a state of remodel. So I will make up for it by helping my parents deck out their house. We always celebrate on Christmas eve at their house with all five of us siblings and our extended families and whoever else just wants to show up. Mom and Dad are edging up to the high side of seventy and all the decor is getting a bit much for them so with help from my sister and our daughters we are going to do the decorating for them. Of course Mom will be supervising!

  170. Marilyn Holeman says:

    Nope, doesn’t look like Christmas here yet. Too busy shopping and helping a daughter move. But I love your stockings– and the slippers are too cute!

    Joy to you as we celebrate the birth of our Lord,
    Marilyn

  171. I have to say that my house doesn’t look like either. We just moved about 3 weeks ago and so we are not putting up Christmas. Or should I say I am not putting up Christmas. I will enjoy everyone elses Christmas decorations online.
    .-= Melanie´s last blog ..Top Chef =-.

  172. One of the things I love most about Thanksgiving weekend is…switching gears from fall,etc. to CHRISTMAS. Well, this year I was gone Thanksgiving week until about midnight Saturday night, so no Christmas has appeared here. The trip was so full of love, laughter, beautiful music and the love of the Son of God whose birth we celebrate, that it makes it all o.k. The boxes are out of the attic, and hopefully before lights are out Sunday night, the magic of CHRISTMAS will be in our home as well as our hearts.

    Love to you Melissa.

  173. Mine looks like a bomb went off!! I have Christmas bins and fall bins all out with stuff going away and stuff going out! Hopefully I get this cleaned up soon!
    .-= Jen @ After The Alter´s last blog ..Becoming Neurotic =-.

  174. Antinette Johnson says:

    Wreaths in the windows, faux tree put up and ready for decorations, boxes and bags of stuff everywhere too!

  175. FINALLY, just today, it is looking like Christmas at my house!
    I always struggle with what to put on my mantle at Christmas. Any suggestions? :)

  176. Every year we seem to get a slower and slower start. The tree is all trimmed and tomorrow morning the outdoor lights will be put up… of course there is the minor problem of all the boxes stacked in the guest room waiting to be unpacked! What fun!
    .-= Jessica´s last blog ..Welcome December! =-.

  177. I am so glad to see that I am not the only one who was hit with a Christmas bomb! ;) Even though each year I say I will be better organized ‘next’ year!
    .-= Jennifer´s last blog ..light =-.

  178. It looks like Christmas at our house!!

  179. It is indeed beginning to look a lot like Christmas at our house. I too have pared down on the decorations, but have slowly remembered a few favorites I need to get out still. Thanks for the chance to add a little coziness to our tootsies, with the cute slipper giveaway!
    .-= Dede Warren´s last blog ..what I’ve been up to… =-.

  180. Right before reading your blog entry, I was debating whether the Christmas decorations will even be coming out this year. I’m in the middle of a very stressful semester at school and just seem so disorganized. I’m afraid that if I bring out MORE stuff that I will be even more overwhelmed. I’m sure I will end up compromising and put at least some of the stuff out. I don’t have kids, so I’m not “depriving” anyone (but myself, maybe?) of not going “all out” this year. Trying to simplify a bit, I guess!! (Except one can always make room for a pair of bunny slippers–LOL!)

  181. Well, a little bit. We moved into an apt. recently after selling our house and not finding a house to move right into. So, we are very cramped and all of our Christmas stuff is in storage. So, to compensate for the lack of decorations this year, I bought the girls (have 3) a hot pink tree (that they can use next year in our soon to be playroom in our recently purchased home -yay!) that they have decorated themselves with ornaments they have made. Not so bad after all!

  182. I love these slippers. My little one would look so adorable in them!!

    Well, for the most part Christmas has made it into my home. I still have a few fluffy things to do, but that will have to wait until this weekend.
    .-= Angie´s last blog ..Oh, the weather outside is…. =-.

  183. Love the white stockings!

    Put in my the bomb catagory.
    One box is sitting in the midde of the table but that is about it for decor. Between extra long shifts all month, being away for 2 weeks at the end of the month and no guests to motivate me, am thinking not too much is coming out of the box.
    .-= Pearl Maple´s last blog ..Sky Watch Friday =-.

  184. It doesn’t look anything like Christmas here…yet!

  185. Laura Kent says:

    It will look like CHRISTMAS this coming weekend. All Boxes are out of the Attic ready for all of the adorable decorations to appear! and those cute Bunny slippers could help me decorate! I hope I win ..:) Laura in Houston

  186. Definitely looks like a bomb went off in my house, or as I say, “Christmas exploded in my house.” There are half-empty boxes everywhere!
    .-= Kelly´s last blog ..Macy’s 25% Off Coupon =-.

  187. Karen Miles says:

    Thanks to your inspiration, I’ll be dec-ing my halls — and everything else in sight — today! That includes over 30 windows, each with a little wreath and candle (two batteries each. . .) I’d better get started. Karen

  188. it will look like christmas tonight when we put the tree up~~`
    chasity
    .-= the wild raspberry´s last blog ..My Dream Farm =-.

  189. It’s barely begining to look like christmas. We have started our Jesse tree and that’s about it. We’ll get a few more decorations up….sometime:).

  190. A little bit: some red amaryllis and white pointsettia, advent calendar and stockings in the kitchen for the boys…. it’s a nice day (60 degrees!)to hang wreath and garland out front…. smells like Christmas, with pumpkin bread in the oven : )))))

  191. Boxes everywhere here, too, over the weekend!
    Cute slippers!!

  192. My house is all Christmas’d’ up :-) i even made my very first wreath and put it up.. i have the giant glue glun blister burn to prove it ;-) There is cinnamon potpourri, stockings, candles, trees, ornaments and yes.. boxes of garland and lights :) I need to finish and then put it all away.
    Those slippers are DARLING

  193. it doesn’t look like christmas around here yet. we are putting up the tree this week-end though. maybe that will make my spirits merry and bright!

    love the slippers! great giveaway, great hostess!

  194. It looks a lot like a California Christmas- white trees, Santas- but no real snow!
    .-= Linda´s last blog ..Pride and Witchiness =-.

  195. My house looks more like a disaster as a painting kitchen cabinet project planned for earlier in the year JUST started! OY! Throw my name in the hate please, if it’s not too late!

    Janet
    .-= Janet´s last blog ..Packrat Confession =-.

  196. Kelly Dokimos says:

    Actually no, my house looks like fall still. My husband’s birthday is on the 10th and we have a family rule that Christmas doesn’t officially start until the day after his birthday. I think as a kid he got his birthday passed over a few times for the holiday. I get so eager once the 11th rolls around that we put lights up in the day and then go tree hunting in the evening.

  197. My poor house just looks confused. I have fall decor strewn in odd places. My Christmas stuff is trying to shine through, but the piles are never ending because I can’t find what I need. Maybe I just need to go shopping for more stuff?
    .-= Ashley Crenshaw´s last blog ..In the Spirit of the Season. =-.

  198. heather doornink says:

    Hi! It is my plan to at least put up the outside lights today! I have a 1920’s bungalow with a front porch that looks so cute with sparkly lights.

  199. It always looks like a bomb went off at my house. But right now it looks like a Christmas bomb went off. When are they going to start making bombs that clean up after themselves?
    .-= Malia´s last blog ..Advent =-.

  200. Well, it was looking alot like Christmas, until the carpet installers called and I had to stop everything to get new carpet. Now I am not complaining, mind you, but it does look a little like a bomb went off here with a little Christmas thrown in.
    .-= Judy@In His Grip´s last blog ..Three Word Thursday =-.

  201. It is ‘starting’ to look like Christmas…..brought out the boxes, and got out some decorations and found a place for them…..others are still hanging out in the boxes! Promised kid’s that tomorrow night is the night for the tree.
    Cute slippers!

  202. My blog post from a few days ago includes a photo of my living room with all the Christmas boxes everywhere, the word OY, and the sentence “How did I get so many boxes of Christmas things?” So, yeah, I know exactly what you are going through!

  203. Love those slippers especially since our furnace went out this week!
    Toasty toes. I love your stockings. Did you make them?
    Blessings,
    Lise

  204. It’s been a busy two weeks with out-of-town guests here for Thanksgiving and a full work week as well as catch-up on the home front after guests left. Starting this weekend, we’ll: purchase a live Christmas tree, hang the stockings onthe fireplace, hang the wreath decorate the tree and start baking gingersnap cookies. I haven’t even pulled out the boys’ wooden advent calendar (but I have all the goodies to fill it). I did pull out all my Christmas CDs this week, so the music has definitely put us in the mood for the season.

  205. Happy Holidays! Our home is a mix of festivity and a dining room full of gifts, boxes and bags. Your prize is darling! Please count me in.
    Many thanks, Cindi

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