Monday, November 17, 2008

Turkey and Tinsel and Time-Outs, Oh My!

Somehow over the weekend, I've gone from decorating a paper turkey, to decorating (at least starting slowly) my house for Christmas!! Yes, I am a little insane...but, hey, that's what keeps things interesting, right? LOL :)

I love doing little easy crafty things with my girls, and they made the paper above at our church class 's Fall Feast (a yummy potluck) this weekend. It now has a spot of honor on the fridge! I hope to make some Happy Thanksgiving cards with them this week to mail to family--I'll show pics of those when we make them!

And the Christmas thing already?? Well, I normally don't get started decorating anywhere close to this early in the season! But since we trade off every year which holiday is spent at which family, and more often than not we aren't home for Thanksgiving or Christmas, last year we decided to decorate for Christmas right before we left for Thanksgiving holiday. Follow me so far? :) It made for such a stress free, enjoyable December! So, this year I'm getting a bit earlier start and just taking my time with it...even more stress free!!
The above pics are things I have hanging on one of my trees :)!!! I have several, all of them decorated differently...this will give you a little preview!
I decided that over the next several weeks, I'm also going to be giving LOTS of time-outs. Yup, you heard me! But not to my children (although with them home right now from their year-round school on track out, that remains to be seen!)....to me, myself, and I! I need a time-out every now and then to BREATHE, ENJOY, and RELAX!!! I think I'll take one later today with some hot cocoa and a book -- Yum!
THANK YOU to everyone who left a comment about my sunroom decorating!!!!!
The advice you all gave was amazing, and very much appreciated! I love having so many great decorating friends :). You're going to have to wait and see what I end up doing! I'll have pics for you after Thanksgiving of the end result!!!
So, what are you waiting for?! Give yourself a TIME-OUT today!! What will you do during your time-out???!!

20 comments:

Lindsay said...

Oh, pretty! I love the Holidays! Have a great week!
~SITS friend
Lindsay

MBB Founder and Editor Denene Millner said...

Oh, how I wish I could give myself a time-out. Who has the time?!!! LOL!

Soo.... can you tell me how you made that beautiful star ornament? It looks like metal... really pretty!

Shanda said...

Occasionally (about once every two years! LOL) My husband sends me off to a hotel for a weekend...this past weekend was it...I needed it so much. Just the peace & quiet and uninterrupted time with the Lord...If you would have told me before kids that I would love going off to a hotel BY MYSELF, I would have said, "No way!" But I could do it a couple of times a year I think! I will continue to try to be more conscious of taking moments with hot cocoa and a book to keep my peace going! Thanks!

Christy said...

Good for you!

I too, am joining you in some time-outs in the days to come. Thanks for your comment on my post. I was just dropping by to see what you had decided on your paint color. Enjoy that hot cocoa and book today!

Glitter and Bliss said...

I am so ready to start decorating too. I can't wait to see pics of all your decor.
Leslie

Shannon said...

I'm starting my Cmas decorating this week too. We will not be here all next week and weekend so I didn't want to wait until the weekend after Thanksgiving. :)

Jenny S said...

Reading blogs IS my time out! I brew a little cup of tea and relax!!

Tina said...

I'm ready to decorate!
T

Sandy Toes said...

So funny..I was thinking the same thing..one minute I am decorating with turkeys and then pulling out a little Christmas tree with a snowman...I can't decide what to decorate!!!

Timeout sounds good to me!!
-sandy toes

Tamara Jansen said...

No time out for me for a little while.....I've got a bunch of poinsettias to ship to market before christmas.....150,000 to be exact :) I'll rest after December 25th !

bec4 said...

I like the idea of giving myself timeouts! I need one! I think I will put some decorations up starting this next week.

Jessica Russo said...

I love to decorate for Christmas!!! My husband resfuses to get the crates out of the attic until next week. :( (sshhh...I have a secret stash of new stuff to put out)

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

I took a wonderful nap today for my time out. I am so happy that I did! Usually time for myself is the last thing on the list...
Carrie

Sunny said...

I have the busiest day ahead of me, so I would be sleeping if I could do a time out! But, what's a girl to do? Push through the day! Hope you have a great day!

JuJu and Family said...

I've been praying for someone to put me in time out for years, but it never happens. I guess I'll just have to do it for myself :-). You're amazing. I love the idea of using the old key in the tree. I can't wait to see what else you do. Along that note...I'm having a giveaway tomorrow and I think it would be right up your alley. Stop by and enter. Take care!

Liz said...

I do the same thing, always decorate for X-mas the week before T-giving. It's just easier and less stress free.

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

Oh PLEASE...put me in time out....PLEASE!! I need one so badly, but can't have one for another few weeks. I think I can make it...I think I can, I think I can, I know I can, I know I can. :)

Susie Harris said...

Oh I would love a time out! I think your house is going to look fab u lo so for the holidays!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Lovely ornaments! I think the turkey is a classic! I love things like that made by my son....so sweet. I wanted to say I received the flashcard in the mail yesterday....what a treat! I already posted it to my blog too rofl. Thanks sooooooooo much Stacey! Cherry

Angie said...

Ohhhhh...I am so not ready to put up Christmas stuff yet..although the kids and I have been having fun making ornaments for gifts. Thank you for stopping over and leaving such kind comments! My time outs are at night when everyone else is sleeping...I read blogs...light a yummy candle..listen to soft music and enjoy the quiet!