Wednesday, December 7, 2016

It's Christmas Time!

Sooo I've decked the halls....and even though I'm not fully in the Christmas Spirit this year I love cozying up on the couch in front of my Tree watching Christmas movies. I haven't done any baking yet but would like to start soon. I haven't made any sweets in a while so I'm eager to try some new recipes.  I will definitely be making my Italian Fruit Cake again which ended up being a hit last year.  You can find that recipe here.  I'll leave you with some pictures of my living room Christmas decorations.  

My pets have been really naughty with the tree this year.... Whenever I come home I see ornaments scattered all over the house. It's definitely mostly Gigia's fault I'm guessing. She just can't stay away from shiny dangly objects! 

I have to share this meme with you guys because I saw this on Instagram and I thought it was hysterical....excuse the French... 


Anywhoo moving on with the decorations...

This is Nativity Scene that I put out every year.  It's a tradition in our family that on Christmas Eve before going to bed we walk around every room of the house, each one of us holding a candle while the youngest family member holds the Baby Jesus. We sing Christmas Carols as we walk through the house and then we place Him in the Nativity Scene. It's as if He blesses each room of the house.  That is why we don't incorporate Baby Jesus into the Nativity Scene until the night of Christmas Eve.

Can you spot the Billy photo bomb?

 Where do you hang your stockings if you don't have a fireplace? 

I just love this little Angel my Mom gave me. 

The Tree at night all lit up is my favorite :-)

By the way, I decided to go back to my natural hair color.  I'm no longer a blond!

What do you think?

Be back soon hopefully with some yummy Christmas cookies to share!