1. After turning our house into a winter wonderland over the weekend, I have a new goal for the future: finish all decorating by Thanksgiving or at the verrrry latest, Dec 1. This way we can sit and enjoy the decor the entire month! Because if you’re anything like me, come the start of January, you’re moving on!
2. This cookie advent calendar (!!!) is the best thing I’ve seen all year.
3. My (not so)pro tip for holidays and hosting holidays is to keep tons of notes in a planner or online doc. I did this the past two years and it has helped immensely. Even if it’s just bullet points of notes for me to look over about what worked/what didn’t, etc. It’s essential to my brain.
4. TV things! So I really didn’t watch anything last week, but Eddie and I did stay up way too late watching The Irishman over the weekend. I mean, I liked it, but it was long. He liked it, but he was putting together elf on the shelf crafts.
5. Speaking of! He is the elf master and comes up with super creative ideas. It doesn’t stress us out (yet? this is year 3.) but we just use it to add something else fun to the season.
6. I saw one of these a few weeks ago about music artists, but this one is super cool too: the most popular TV series since 1986. These are mesmerizing to watch! And of course, I was watching what was most popular at the time. Because I’m a marketer’s dream.
7. Okay I might have bit the bullet yesterday and did Disney+. It might have been Iron Will that pushed me over the top. Who else loved that movie?!
8. I’m all about Sunday rituals. I’ve never looked at them as rituals, but more so just the stuff I do on Sundays. Curious tho – what are you must-dos on Sunday?
9. What would you rather attend: a gingerbread house decorating party or a sugar cookie decorating party?!
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#9 = sugar cookie decorating party! Less precision and stress.
Sugar Cookie Decorating, so much fun and so different.
My grandma used to have the family over for gingerbread man decorating parties ~ sort of a mash-up of your two scenarios!
sugar cookie decorating unless you have fully assembled and ready to go gingerbread houses (and low expectations)
as for the Irishman.. i was hoping for the intensity of Goodfellas which I love.. but ? hmm. I liked The Irishman but it’s long and i feel like it lost some oomph
I loved Iron Will! It was so much fun getting to share that movie with my kids! Also, sugar cookie decorating party for sure.
I’ll go to either to taste test, but not to decorate (I’m not much for activities/performance). I’d rather eat appetizers than dessert anyway!
I did enjoy decorating homemade gingerbread people with my Mom growing up, come to think of it.
For the first time ever, I put up Christmas decor BEFORE Thanksgiving because we wouldn’t have any time after Thanksgiving, and…I kinda love it. I love being able to enjoy everything for a full month, at least!! This may become a tradition….
PLLLLLLLEEEEEASE SHARE SOME OF EDDIE’S ELF ON THE SHELF IDEAS! THANKS!!!!
My son (16) wanted to put up Christmas decorations AFTER Halloween. Ha! We compromised and put some of the trees up before Thanksgiving but worked on the house decor after Thanksgiving. It’s just so beautiful. I put the tree lights on in the morning when I have my coffee (I get up at 515).
Def a sugar cookie party would be more fun. Gingerbread houses are stressful.
I love those Sunday rituals. I’m a lifelong brown bagger, so I always get my lunches ready for the week, too. I never thought of it as a ritual, but cleaning out my purse is a biggie and makes me feel like a million dollars. I’m trying to make it a goal to clean out text messages every weekend because it’s so easy to get behind and then I have 600+ in a group text with my sisters.
Watch the Mandelorian on Disney – you’ll love baby Yoda!
Sunday’s tens time be my catch up day which can suck – too much cleaning and cooking. We try to get to church to set the week on a good note.
Late entry but I’d definitely prefer a cookie decorating party. People rarely eat gingerbread houses but it’s always nice to have a plate of cookies for the holidays. Also I find that little ones have a hard time making a cute gingerbread house because they don’t totally get it yet. It doesn’t matter if cookies are messy (they still taste good) but an ugly gingerbread house is kind of useless, haha.