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Friday, November 15, 2013

Friday favs: November edition

I am normally a really strict follower of seasons and holidays. I don't let my love of pumpkin come out until after labor day. I try to keep Christmas at a minimum until after Thanksgiving.
This year, I've caved. Maybe it's my daughter knowing the word Christmas. Maybe its my excitement to spend a holiday season in cold temps for the first time in a long time. Or my need to fit in all of our family holiday things before we vacation. Or the fact that we have 2 neighbors on our street with lights up already. Anyway, we have let Christmas into our lives already and I don't think we will be able to stop it until well into the new year ;)

So some early holiday season favorites for you that we've been enjoying the past few days ;)

My TJ's peppermint stash. Love.

The Polar Express.

 I used to not really care for this movie, but now looking at it from my kids point of view...trains, christmas, santa, lots of lights, dancing and catchy songs...I guess I see why they're obsessed. While checking out Netflix the other day I saw it was on there and decided to put it on for our before bed TV time. It was all over, my life didn't stand a chance. "Christmas Train" as it is so affectionately called at our house is now an obsession. I've watched it more in the past 2 days than I have in the years it's been out, but never in its entirety because we don't have that kind of patience around here. I guess there are worse things they could be obsessed with ;)  We also read the book before bed time, so I have a feeling I'll be pretty sick of the polar express by Thanksgiving ;)

These scents

Since it's in the 80s outside I WILL make it feel like fall/winter inside my house. Just watch me, Mother Nature! ;)

These freebies over on Snapfish

My desire to throw a holiday party is very strong. Then I remember I can barely get my act together to get my 3 kids out the door to music class, and suddenly I realize holiday parties might have to wait until the kids are a bit older. I do plan on using some of the print outs and banners for decorations this year ;)

Are you ready for Christmas yet or are you being good and waiting a few more weeks? ;)

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