Wishing everyone a fabulous run into Christmas and the new year. I’m hoping to make another appearance on here before the holiday, but after a week off work followed by a week of fighting tummy bugs (Freja, then me) I’m uber behind on life and trying to play catch up while the husband is away.
I did manage to haul out some Christmas decor this weekend.
It is wholly possible that Daisy loves the tree more than anyone else in the house. She’s given up trying to climb it and now just sleeps under it for hours at a time. Every now and then we hear a bell jingling as she tries to toss it across the room, but we’re not too worried. With a toddler in the house we’ve ditched anything too breakable this year.
Since we’re doing a fake tree while Freja is little, I got my fresh-pine-smell fix with a wreath. I couldn’t find any I liked, so bought an undecorated one from a local florist and jazzed it up myself. Those little red balls I picked up in Paris about six years ago. They are breakable and Daisy likes to throw them around so we figured this was the safest place for them. Rather than hang the stockings on the fireplace, I opted for tying them to the staircase with a festive silver ribbon. No nail holes and I love the little unexpected hit of decor as I walk through the house.
Just some presents left to buy and wrap, and my favourite White Company Christmas candle to buy. I’m actually excited about the holiday this year, and not too stressed. It’s so much more fun when there’s a little face filled with wonder in the house.
What did you do to decorate this year? Any tips for Christmas with cats and kids?