Friday Favorites #19

By this time next week, the packages will be unwrapped, the dinner guests will be gone, and the radio will be done playing Christmas carols.  Can you believe it?  We all spend so much time preparing for Christmas and then before you know it, the holiday is over.  I can honestly say that I've tried to slow down and take the season in this year.

Of course, that meant I kind of disappeared from here with any projects or recipes lately.  Believe me....I had plans.  But when it felt like the Christmas season was slipping away from me, I realized I needed to step back and enjoy my life.  There is always next year for those unfinished DIYs and cookies.  (And believe it or not, I already have the ENTIRE Christmas blog season planned for next year.  You'll just have to wait and be surprised!)

Friday Favorites #18

It was a snowy day yesterday and something about the flakes coming down put me in a good Christmas mood.  Don't get me wrong....I'm not a fan of the snow or the cold.  But there are days when snow just seems appropriate.  You know what I mean?  

Whether you are watching the snow fall right now or not, I hope that these favorites of mine will put you in a good Christmas mood as well.  Enjoy!

DIY snowflakes made from old book pages from Tifani Lyn | Friday Christmas Favorites at

Christmas House Tour | Home for the Holidays Open House

Today I'm sharing part of my home that has been decorated for Christmas as part of the Home for the Holidays open house tour.  It is a group of 25 amazing bloggers who are opening their houses for you to see throughout this whole week.  The links to the tour appear near at the end of this post.

Friday Favorites #17

Good Friday morning, friends.  I hope your week has been going well.  This past week has been busy, busy, busy decorating for Christmas.  It always seems to take me a while to get things just the way I want them.  Next Wednesday I will be participating with a great group of bloggers in my first ever Christmas house tour, so I'm being a bit more of a perfectionist than usual.  I hope you'll be back next week to see how everything turned out!

And now on to some more of my favorite Christmas pictures from the week.....

Chip and Joanna Gaines Living Room decorated for Christmas #fixerupper | Friday Christmas Favorites at
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