So Close!!

Sorry for the lack of posts - as you probably know, work's always nutty right before the holidays!  I just wanted to drop in with a little recap of what we've been up to.

{our front door}

This year we got a bit further as far as outside Christmas decorating goes than last...  We got lights up outside, but Christian wasn't happy with them because they're not the "pretty" colored lights. 

{image via mrlimodenver.com}

I feel his pain... I remember thinking that way back when.  I could possibly be swayed to the colorful side...  There's something wonderful about terrible Christmas decorations.  It's definitely got to be better than the dying leyland cypresses I strung up with pretty white lights...  It's a process.  (We planted them too close to our house so the roof overhang kept rain from getting them.. ehhhhhhh.)  Maybe next year we can have alive shrubs strung with lights.   I'm also kind of craving the big vintage colored lights my grandparents have on their house. 

We got a second tree this year for our family room.  It's artificial but I'm really into it because it's flocked:


I'll attempt to take better pics later!  Dave & I camped out in the family room this weekend because I love being near the tree so much.  I wish I had one in our bedroom too.
And, whenever we can squeeze it in, we've been playing Christmas music & dancing:



{I have really big hands}

In my area it's 97.1 that plays nonstop Christmas music.  love it.  I think they probably stay in business just because of their month of Christmas music. 


Delilah anyone???


xoxo, Lauren

31 comments:

le@thirdontheright said...

loving your tree too - and you both look so happy doing the xmas dance - have a very happy holiday - le

nameisgrace said...

hahah! i remember listening to delilah! oh how i miss her here in cali;) can't wait to visit VA again!

pve design said...

I love the idea of you and yours camped out next to the tree and dancing to music. You have yourself a merry little christmas, pure white lights and all!
Enjoy those little ones....they grow fast!!!
pve

Acquired Objects said...

You really don't have a green thumb huh? How fun to have slept by the Christmas I used to do that too and now wonder why I still don't....

JennyCB said...

I'm a new reader and I just love your style! SO incredibly happy to have found your blog... (We got a string of the old-fashioned colorful ceramic lights this year - albeit for our ficus - and they brought back such nostalgia, we're definitely "switching back" to old-school for our tree next year...)
I've got some pix up on my last post of my efforts to decorate. While I'm no interior decorator, it's talented people like you who provide the inspiration. So. Thank you. And Happy Holidays!!
:o)

Sjn said...

I love flocked trees lately! I want to take a spray can to mine, but alas, it's already decorated. Maybe next year (if I remember, ha). Your tree looks so natural and beautiful. Enjoy!

Love Where You LIve said...

Love that photo of you and your bebe. Sweet.

Anne said...

In our area, it's 94.9 that plays the Christmas music. And by Delilah, do you mean ... "Love someone toniiiiiiiight?"

Gretchen O. said...

My kids are the same way with the colored lights and I caved with one tree by the road...it looks like you all are having a wonderful Christmas...enjoying every moment...nothing like a dance party! (and isn't there a birthday tomorrow???) I remember because it is mine too!

My Notting Hill said...

Oh - I love Delilah too! Sometimes the stories of the people who call in at night w/their request has me crying while driving.

Peggy and Fritz said...

OMG I think she use to be on in boston when I was in college Years ago or maybe it was LA? - she has a very smooth voice and it was like loves songs after dark kind of thing and people professed their love to their one and only?

Melissa said...

Love the dancing photo - how fun for the kids. And the flocked tree is gorgeous.

WA Blog Team said...

We love your front door color! It looks great. Merry Christmas... keep dancing! ; )

kayce hughes said...

i love your flocked tree. I hope that you have a wonderful christmas.xokc

Marianne - Style For Living said...

Looks like you've been having a good time! The flocked tree looks lovely. Happy Holidays!

Karen said...

Lauren,
Love the front door and the flocked tree. Most of all the fun Christmas dance with your son took me back to the days when I'd dance with my sons and they'd giggle...what great times!
Karen at Garden Home and Party

Mary said...

I love the big vintage lights too.
They would look cool in a glass bowl or huricane.
I wish I knew where to buy them.
Love your pretty flocked tree!
Will we be seeing you next season on Dancing With The Stars?

Green Design said...

The front door is so fun. It looks like the face is shy, trying to hide behind a wreath.

LindsB said...

Christmas music on the radio is the best ever! I would listen to it 24/7 if my fiance would not murder me for it :)

Megan said...

Love 97.1 right now and of course I'm a total Delilah junkie! Great candid pics!

All That Jazz said...

Oh, it's 106.9 here, Delilah is awesome, I always get teary, LOL! I am going to be sad to listen to normal music after the holidays, I seriously have been drowning myself in Christmas music....
I am glad you are having a wonderful holiday so far- it has to be wonderful if you are dancing! ;-)
~xo/michelle~

Jennifer said...

My grandmother had a flocked tree when I was a kid and I thought it was the most magical thing ever! I'm glad they seem to be making kind of a come-back!

Denise said...

LOVE the front door (what's the paint color??)and flocked tree (WHERE did you find it?! I've been searching for a month)!!

Victoria said...

I love the nonstop Christmas song stations this time of year!!

Mary said...

Looks great.Your flocked looks much more real than my white fakey!

Ness Lockyer said...

That last pic is so gorgeous Lauren. I love being near the tree too and we always have Christmas music on. It just makes the season.
Ness xx

Lana said...

Hi, I just found your blog and I'm so glad I did!
That flocked tree is beautiful! I think I may need one for next year. :)

eddieross said...

Merry Christmas honey! DANCE!!

Xo
Eddie and Jaithan

daphne sy said...

looks very fun. .I love it!!Merry Christmas. I miss mu mum:(
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Craig said...

I love that flocked tree, where did you get it from?

Ben said...

I love the way you discuss about terrible Christmas decors. Well, I can relate much to this, when I was younger. My siblings decided to paint some old woods and cut them in a shaped-like Santa, but we failed. We messed up with our carpet. Cleaning Hillsborough, NJ house that Christmas isn't a good idea, for the whole clan is in our house. I'm just happy that there is still a Hillsborough, NJ carpet cleaning company open even a day before Christmas.