Thursday, November 29, 2018

Heading into December

With a full head of steam!....lol I have been working non-stop on decorating. Well, okay not non-stop, I have lots of coffee and treat breaks. And Instagram breaks (to see what everyone else is doing this year). I am having so much fun this year. I have to admit in the past when I worked, it just seemed easier to just put the same old thing in the same old place each year. Not this year! I am on fire. I have so many ideas rattling around in this old head, it may explode. I am now choosing what I want to see each day and if it isn't something that I love, out it goes! I am not buying any new items but "shopping" my home for different ways to make a display. I already have enough holiday items, I really do not need to go to Michael's for the latest go-to item. Instead this year, I am trying to make up unique and fun areas in my home using what I already own. And so far it is working.

Well, Thanksgiving was incredible!  I don't need much to make me happy. If I have the 4 of us together, I am the happiest person this side of the Mississippi. My oldest travels for her business and was going to be in the Mid-West for the holiday. No way. So we both put our heads together and if she could get to Chicago, we could fly her home. And fly home she did. We had a wonderful time catching up and playing games and eating, and then more eating. No fighting, no nagging and no drunken uncles and aunts....lol Just fun. Em and I had a wonderful time shopping and found a few items here and there. My biggest purchase was a new Blowmold Snowman which I will use during the month of January to brighten the front porch. Can you feel my excitement? And now you know what I look like at 5am....lol

 Off I go! I have to help move one of our chairs in the living room to prepare to put the tree up tomorrow! My favorite part. The tree, not the moving of the chair. There is always the chance of a couple of pinched fingers and a good bit of swearing with that darn chair...lol Always, Kit


Liz D said...

You look adorable at five am or anytime. A smile like yours lights up the world, dear Kit.


Liz D said...

Waitaminute---are you really wearing shorts? Yay!

Lorrie said...

What fun! Glad you could all be together for Thanksgiving. Enjoy the Christmas preparations!

Pom Pom said...

I can tell you are having a ball, Kit! I'm so glad you four were together for the feast!

Diane said...

My instagram is down. Hopefully one of my more tech smart than I can get it back. In the meantime...... I'm glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I feel guilty but I'm always in a hurry to get started with Christmas. Your decorations are so pretty and I love your snowman. Thanks for your comments on my Alaska trip. I really appreciate it. Have a nice week.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Good morning dear KK ~ I finished decorating yesterday. My little tree is hung with some 'Country Life' ornaments from our swaps and favorites of mine through the years with my DH.

I look forward to seeing your tree and your home totally decked out. You are so good at it.

It sounds like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and I know your Christmas will be wonderful as well.

Happy Christmas holidays ~ love & hugs ~ FlowerLady

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

You are having a great time. Happy December!!
xx, Carol

Blondie's Journal said...

You and your girls are delightful, Kit, and if course it reminds me of me and mine. I so enjoy seeing you on IG, its great to see up to the minute photos of your happenings, and photos of your holiday decorations. I agree, learn how to use what you have. I do have a short list of things I want to grab...jars, a few trays, maybe more twinkle lights. Its happens! Necessities!!

Jane x

Jen Kershner said...

Your enthusiasm is contagious! I'm glad your holidays have gotten off to such a great start!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

How nice that you could all be together for Thanksgiving. I sure do miss my boys. You are the queen of celebrations and holidays so I know you have a plethora of items to choose from when decorating! Happy December!

Angie said...

Kit - retirement suits you so well … it's almost hard to imagine what you will do next with all of this energy!!! I love the shot of you peering out from the garland … I have visions of the store staff watching the two of you and thinking "there go those two kids again"!