I am slowly but surely checking things off of my Christmas Bucket List. Christmas parties have been attended, presents are wrapped and we had a holiday baking day last Saturday. The snow hasn't fallen yet and the rain just won't seem to stop. That is definitely putting a damper on a few of the things I have on my list. Tonight, Cody and I are checking off a few more things!
I made the best homemade hot cocoa. It was easy to make and was the perfect amount for the two of us to each have a mug full. The recipe calls for 1 TBS cocoa and a 1/2 cup sugar mixed together in a pot. Add a 1/4 cup of milk to the sugar/cocoa mix, stirring constantly, bring it to a boil for a minute or two. Then add 1 3/4 cup milk, stir and heat through. It is so good! I add a few chocolate chips to the bottom of my mug and top it off with some whipped cream. You can use a candy cane to stir it and flavor it. Since we are watching Christmas movies tonight, including A Charlie Brown Christmas, I used my Snoopy mugs.
I decided to make my own Christmas cards this year. I don't send out many so it isn't too large of a task. I have been seriously crushing on vintage deer this year and decided to do a fun, whimsical card featuring a sweet little deer.
I found this adorable graphic online, printed it and cut it into a cirtle. Vintage seam binding was used to create a little ruffle behind the picture, some glitter glue adds sparkle and red and white bakers twine finishes it off in a little bow. I think they are so cute!!
I got a new vintage ceramic tree today from my mother-in-law. I have had the green one for a few years and love it. When she offered me this large white one, there was no way I was going to say no. I just need to find a star for the top.
My vintage gate got some updated decorating. My vintage-inspired yarn wreath is hanging on it and my ceramic trees sit below it. This corner is one of my favorite places in the house. It is festive and pretty for sure!
I am hoping that snow actually happens this weekend so we can watch it snow and I can decorate my camper. We also need to go look at Christmas lights and do so many more things. Crazy to think that Christmas is less than 2 weeks away!
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