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Random "Holidayness"

We are pretty ready for Christmas and Kwanzaa. We are putting up the tree this Friday after The Lil Chef gets home from school. Friday starts her winter break and she is BEYOND excited!

Let's begin...

Our decorated cabinet (which isn't finished) and wall. We have our sparkling juice ready for New Year's.

Decorated entrance door

Homemade ornaments from The Lil Chef in a bed of collected rocks from my travels and shells.

The little bit of lights in the house. (the leftover lights from the window decorations)

This is what the lights look like at night with the blinds open. My Frosty the Snowman decoration looks like the moon lol! This our 1st Christmas here & I had no idea how to do the lights, so next year this will definitely be different and there will be more.

Our Christmas "Town" & design #2 for the pine cones

Have a Merry Christmas on the Laundry door with The Lil Chef looking & acting crazy (this was yesterday)

Happy Holidays! Our doors are decorated!
(We totally like to draw on the door and furniture around here!!!)

We officially have 10 days left according to our Countdown Bear.

The Lil Chef being silly the other day when I was making the chicken and broccoli stir fry.

Our "fireplace"! I love decorations from Dollar Tree!

My first attempt arranging the cinnamon scented pine cones last week.

                                           Of course I have a Charlie Brown Christmas Tree!

 And last but not least! The outside of our door!


There's more but I wouldn't want to bore you all! :-) I think we did pretty good for Apartment living! This is my first time living in an apartment again in......(thinking).....about 10 years! (So far so good)



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