I have been terrible about posting lately, obviously (thanks, grad school), but wanted to stop in to share some of my favorite parts of our Christmas.
Before I do, though, I should clarify that we've only been Christmas-ready here since the beginning of the month. You know I love decorating for Christmas, but I just can't bring myself to do it before December. We host Thanksgiving here, and I really believe in letting that holiday breathe on its own. I love leaving out our fall decor for that day, so we did just that:
As you might have seen me mention on Instagram, we took a quick trip to Freeport a couple of weeks ago. I really loved everything that LLBean had done to decorate for the holidays. It was really so beautiful there!
There was even a Northern Lights dome to check out. So cool!
Here at home, the tree is glowing (Yes, still. I'm in love).
So is my little ceramic village. This year, I added a couple of houses to the neighborhood, and really like the combination of some white with the copper.
And, a little chalkboard update...
I really liked these snowflakes in the windows last year, so I hung them back up. They are such pretty, natural-colored winter decor, and I love that!
Lastly, a little living room action:
In other news, we had a really wonderful Christmas. It's a day I look forward to, seeing both of our families and spending the day catching up, enjoying time together, and without much agenda.
I am totally in love with my bear leggings, so of course we (well, the girls) had to all wear them on Christmas morning!
A white Christmas is always so beautiful, so I really wanted to snap a few quick photos outside, too.
Also, one friend asked if I had DIYed any of our Christmas gifts again this year, and I realized I hadn't shared anything yet! We did buy some balsam fir potpourri at the Freeport LLBean during the summer, and I took advantage of some spare time during Thanksgiving break to sew up these sachet sets. Let me tell you, they smell totally amazing! This blog has some great instructions if you'd like to make some, too!
I hope each of you had a wonderful holiday, too! We're snowed in as I type, slated to get more than a foot of snow. I'm pretty okay with that, to be honest! What are all of you up to this week?