Deck the Halls!

My parents just came back from Disney with my nieces and nephew, and their Disney trip gave us some early holiday cheer that warmed all our hearts. They take the kids to Disney every year. Usually they go during the summer, but this year the trip was postponed to the Christmas season. They always drive down, and as they passed through Virginia they stopped at a Cracker Barrel for dinner. When they asked for their check, the waitress told them their bill was anonymously paid for by another customer, with just a simple message to be passed along: “God bless you and your well behaved grandchildren.”  What a wonderful way to start a trip! It’s so nice to know that there are still sweet people out there.

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They brought me back this ornament, which I think is the cutest thing ever! I love Alice, tea, and Christmas ornaments; this was the most awesome souvenir I have ever received! Matt and I decorated for Christmas this past weekend. Lights are up, the village is out, tree is decorated, and halls are officially decked for Christmas!

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This year I also got pretty crafty with my friend Sara. We each and created a Noel feature using wooden wall letters N, E, and L and a wreath/wreath ball as the O in Noel.Image

We painted the letters and decorated them with my Cricut machine.

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Sara used a wreath and accented it with a horse cutout from the Cricut Quilted Christmas Cartridge. I used the wreath ball and fed some lights through the inside of the ball.

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You could also fill the ball with tinsel, garland, holly leaves, small ornaments, or small holiday figurines.

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 I think they’re adorable, if I do say so myself! Sara was also thinking that we could vary the wreath displays (using words like Joy, Love, or Mom).

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