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Maybe Next Christmas?

I had grand plans for this Christmas….Lots of decorating and crafting...

Still in the box

Waiting to be hung

Needs to be finished

This too…wanted to have several done to give as party favors

And I was going to make a forest of fence board trees…(I cut 5 out )...

Paint this Santa that's been cut out for ages ( another project that never got completed and forgotten each year )….

Have every room decorated to the both houses! It didn't happen!
The farm bathroom looks pretty good though

It seems like the farmhouse got more done to it than the city house…but then, it's smaller.

Host a party with great food and company ( oh yeah, I did do that one! Enjoyed having my siblings and families at the farm this past weekend ! )

Menu on the chalkboard wall
My niece was the only one to leave a message on the chalkboard. LOL, way to go Leslie!

on a side note: We played the Christmas Exchange Game with Funny Gifts…I ended up with toilet paper embroidered with Christmas designs…May I say "Awesome!"? Oh, and a bar of soap with a design too. My oldest sister is a whiz with her machine. :o)

Embroidered Toilet paper

I basically wanted to have the most decorated, awesome Christmas season ever!

Ok, one out of several isn't bad, right?

I did get a few things decorated…( thanks to my awesome family! )

Lovely angel from a blogging friend!

But not the grand things I had planned. I don't think I set my sights too high…several people decorate multiple trees and deck out their house. Sigh. I think I need to start getting ready for next year now...

Make a list...

Check it twice...or three times...or one hundred.

Problem is, I don't want to work on Christmas stuff after it's over. I want to do it during the Christmas season and this one is almost over.  I'm not sure how much more I'll attempt to do in the week that's left. Maybe it's good enough - I'll just claim I'm scaling back and simplifying. :o) Or blame it on my knee…yeah, I couldn't do stuff because of my knee…

A round cutting board I painted with chalkboard paint

another cutting board turned message board

Merry Christmas to each one of you. I appreciate you all so much for following along and leaving kind comments. I'll see you next year!



  1. and I are wishing for the same thing. Every year I have all these grand plans of things to make and do and every year, I run out of time and energy before I get it all done. I too only like to do Christmas things during the Christmas season, but I am thinking next year, I really need to get some things planned and done early. I am thinking about making a list of things I want to do, buy, make, etc, and do one thing each month next year that can be done ahead of time. We'll see....I'm sure I will probably not follow through, but it would be so nice next year at this time if I did...:) Have a blessed Christmas...I hope you are surrounded by all your loved ones! Hugs, Vicky the toilet paper!

    1. Thanks, Vicky! I always have great plans...they don't all get done but thus year less than usual because of my knee. I really had planned on being on top of things this year - even got started in late October. Oh year! :)
      A very Merry Christmas to you too with the ones you love!

  2. I hear you, Cecilia- I have so many unfinished Christmas projects that it isn't funny! I AM going to get the doll clothes sewed though!!! xo Diana

    1. Glad I'm not the only one, Diana! Good luck with the doll clothes! Merry Christmas!

  3. You're DEFINITELY not the only one Cecilia, but the difference for me is I had no expectations that I would do much this year. This is the second year in a row we don't even have a tree. We moved last Christmas, and I just don't feel like our rental is home...which it isn't. Maybe next year...

    I hope your holiday is filled with joy, peace and love and that 2014 is all you wish for!

    1. I understand about the rental not feeling like home. Hopefully next year will be better for you.

      I too, hope your Christmas and New Year's are filled with joy, peace, and love with all you hope for! Hugs,

  4. Cecilia, I couldn't blame my knee this holiday season. I had plans -- AGAIN -- to get all my decorations out and really do it up right! But it just didn't happen. Again. I don't know where the time disappears to. But a bum leg caused by your Bruiser Doggie is a very good excuse. I know it doesn't make you happy though. Next year you'll have the chance again. Count on it ! And stay away from Buddy! :-)

    The Other "Dog-Broke-Leg"

    1. Haha, Patty! Yep this year I have an me, I keep a very close eye on Mr. Buddy and Mr. Herbie. They still run around like maniacs but I tell them to be "EASY!"
      Time does have a way of slipping by. But as you said, there's always next year!

      The Two Dog Broke My Knee :)

  5. Look on the bright side - you won't have to take down tons and tons of decorations - something I am not looking forward to! Merry Christmas!

    1. Very true, Kelly!
      A Merry Christmas to you too!

  6. Well, you certainly made memories which is more important…having a wonderful time with family is what it is all about…love that pretty toilet paper!!..LOL!!!….Merry Christmas!!!

    1. And we did have lots of fun! Merry Christmas to you too!!

  7. I totally hear ya, Cecilia! Looks like you are having a lovely holiday regardless. Merry Christmas to you & yours!

    1. Thanks, Jane! We have to go with it and do the best we can…my family has been great! And there will be less to put up when it's all over…I'll get around to those projects later. :)
      Merry Christmas to you and yours too!!

  8. What you did get done looks fabulous Cecilia! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

    1. haha, fortunately I can focus the camera in on the few things and make them look great. No, I am pleased with what I did get done…it looks like Christmas!
      Merry Christmas, Tuula. I hope you have a wonderful time with your family.


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