I hope your Thanksgiving was lovely! Ours was brimming with food, family, & a bit of relaxation (well, as much relaxing as chasing a toddler will allow) & we were thankful. My brother-in-law made his famous smoked chicken, which was so much better than the usual turkey. I'm usually that person who loads up her plate with all the sides & leaves the turkey untouched anyway.
Like most of Blogland, we also brought out some holiday decor. I typically skip the seasonal decorating because I don't like clutter.....but mostly because I'm just lazy about the whole process. This year though, I decided that I probably should attempt holiday cheer for our daughter. When she's grown, I want her to look back & think: "Say what you want about my mom, but you can't deny that she at least tried to half-ass some holiday spirit."
Awwww, thanks sassafras.
Quinn just turned 1 & is running these days. She started walking when she turned 10 months old & hasn't looked back. This little firecracker, I tell you. She's a sassy little whore, which I assure you is a term of endearment full of spirit, spunk & will. Kindly step away from my blog if you can't handle my inappropriate humor & sarcasm.
She has no MEDIUM setting--she's either ON or ON FULL SPEED.
Her endless energy baffles me.
So I put her to work helping me decorate our mantel.
Of course she quickly got bored & decided that hiding her new barn animal toys for us to discover days later was more worth her time.
Our mantel decked out for the holidays.
I used what we had & the only new things are our cable-knit stockings (Target, $10/ea).
Here's how the mantel looked when we moved in a few years ago & here's how it usually looks.
What's on your mantel?
P.S. I'm not very efficient at life these days & am so behind on answering emails. Please know that I might not be very timely but I WILL respond!! And as always, I'm so very thankful that you read this little blog of mine. It keeps me chugging along even when I'm low on fuel.