Christmas in our home

Christmas decorating, baking and crafting started several weeks ago and I finally compiled pictures from my phone to create a post.

Last weekend, the entire family came over to bake a few favorites…

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Peanut Butter Blossom cookies

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My Dad was hard at work making delicious pizzelle cookies.

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Christmas wouldn’t be complete without some spritz cookies.

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This was a new recipe for us – red velvet cookies. Everyone loved them! You can find the recipe here.

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Our mantle this year….

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I love Michael’s seasonal paper

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Even the stove has it’s own Christmas touch

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I enjoyed perusing the Christmas train collection at Michael’s. Their trees and miniature decorations seem to fit well on the mantle.

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“Joy”, following the theme of our Christmas card.

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A little homemade artwork

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Our wonderful friends and family. Love getting these in the mail. Puts a smile on my face.

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Our $.99 advent calendar from Trader Joe’s (we’re still kids at heart).

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Trader Joe’s has the most beautiful, fresh wreaths AND they’re less then 6 bucks.

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My favorite Christmas decoration – a REAL tree this year. It smells absolutely amazing and just the perfect tree for our house. Thank you Home Depot.

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We’ve also been busy making some great gifts and stocking stuffers for family. I will post that shortly.

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I had to post this picture of my sweet nephew. He’s just the cutest….

Hope everyone is having a relaxing couple of days leading up to Christmas!

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