Elf…

Hello Fellow Pinners,

So I have been on blogger’s hiatus.  The projects haven’t stopped, I just haven’t been able to get them posted.  We have very little free time, but I am making the blog a priority this year.  We will just say I am starting my New Year’s Resolution early!

We had some much needed relaxation over Thanksgiving.  We drove from Iowa to San Antonio, Texas to visit a great friend who is stationed at Lackland.  The time spent together is short, but very valued and always full of so many memories.  We hung out in much warmer weather, had a great meal, spent time on the River Walk, and took Lane to Sea World (it was a first for everyone, but me).  Lane was mesmerized by the Killer Whales.  He is still talking about them.

The house is starting to fill up with our Christmas traditions.  I am working on gathering all the photographs for a virtual Christmas home tour.  A great way to show off holiday pins and some of my own personal favorites.

A tradition we have started is Elf on the Shelf.  Elf was sent to us from Gramma Great!!  We let Lane name Elf this year…drumroll please…Meet Elf, the Elf.  We have a very original two year old, folks!  Here are our first few shenanigans with Elf.  Lane has loved waking up to look for Elf.

To find some AMAZING Elf ideas, check out our All Things Holidays board.  Here are our finds for Elf this year.  I will continue to update this post every few days as Elf continues his mischievous antics.

This has been more fun than I was expecting.  It is all about the reaction!

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Keep checking this post for Elf updates as Christmas draws near!  The blog is about the become Christmas central.

~Keep on Pinning!
Emily

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Trimming the Tree

Happy Holidays, Pinners!

One of my favorite holiday traditions is picking out our Christmas tree on the Friday after Thanksgiving.  This year, we were able to include both our our sets of parents in the hunt for the perfect Christmas tree in our first home.  It took two tree farms, but we finally found it!  It was a beautiful winter day in Iowa, just a little snow on the ground and it was in the mid-40s.  Our son also was able to use is brand new sled for the first time.

My post today, is all about my fabulous tree skirt.  I have seen dozens of tree skirts on Pinterest, but every single one that I had pinned to my All Things Holidays! board were ruffled with burlap and fabric.  When I went on Etsy to order one, I found that they were very, very expensive.  I am in no way good at sewing, but thankfully, my aunt is amazing.  I emailed her a picture of my pinned tree skirt that would be absolutely perfect.  Screen Shot 2014-11-30 at 8.54.07 PM

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Within four or five days, my new tree skirt was at my door stop from The Windy City.  When I opened the box, I couldn’t believe my eyes.  It was everything I wanted, from the fabric, to the hemmed burlap, to the ribbon closures.  IT IS PERFECT!  It was the finishing touch to my gorgeous first tree!  Here is a Pinterest win, that we were able to make happen because of my incredibly talented aunt.

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-Keep on Pinning!-
Emily