Glad Tidings

Taking some time off to be with family.  I hope you enjoy the seasons festivities and blessings!
Glad tiddings

via Lily & Val

Pretty Paper

If there is anything that could top my love for Christmas trees, it may be beautiful wrappings and trim.  This year I was hoping to wrap our gifts in kraft paper.  I was on the fence about ribbon but it was narrowed down to black or navy satin.  But then, we got all of our decorations out from storage and the decision was made for me.  I had apparently purchased six rolls of silver and white wrapping during Targets after Christmas sale last year.  I forgot all about them!!  So now I get an extra year to decide on ribbon. Here are a few ideas if you are on the fence about your wrappings.  Warning, there will be a lot of kraft paper, because it rocks my socks!!

Pretty Paper 1

Michael Graydon via Vintage Luxe

Pretty Paper 2via Copy Cat Chic

Pretty Paper 3via Boxwood Clippings

Pretty Paper 4via Eddie Ross

Pretty Paper 5via Miss Mustard Seed

Pretty Paper 6via Going Home to Roost

Christmas Trees

We are one week away from my favorite holiday, Christmas!!  I love everything about it, from baking our annual chocolate birthday cake for Jesus, enjoying time with family, even shopping, hello amazon.  My favorite decorating element is the tree.  I would leave if our tree up year round if my husband would let me, but it usually goes up a day or two after Thanksgiving.  Our tree looks the same every year.  As fun as it would be to change it up year after year, I just can’t justify the extra “stuff”.  Why spend the money on more, plus the hassle of storing everything.  Thankfully there are blogs, Pinterest and many more sources to find drool-worthy trees to help me get my fix.  Here are a few I am loving right now.

Christmas Trees 1via Ballard Designs

Christmas Trees 2via Southern Living

Christmas Trees 3Eddie Ross via Country Living

Christmas Trees 4via Martha Stewart

Christmas Trees 5via Better Homes and Gardens