Just two days until Christmas and I want to slow it all down so I can savor it longer.  Do you feel the same? I have completed my gift shopping and most of the wrapping and really have only the grocery shopping left, which I'll do today.  We'll be having my family over on Christmas afternoon for an early dinner and everyone will pitch in on the food, which makes it even better.  My sister-in-law made the best jalapeño creamed corn for Thanksgiving and I've been craving it ever since, so she'll be making it again.  My brother will bring his fryer over and deep-fry a turkey and my Dad is bringing some desserts.   I still need to set the table too- I want to do something that coordinates with the decor in the dining room.  

In the kitchen, I made a little holiday card holder in the shape of a Christmas tree out of red bungee cord (from the craft store), command hooks, and mini clothespins.   

I traced the tree onto a piece of poster board, cut it out to make a stencil, then put it on the wall to mark where the hooks would go. 

This wall in our kitchen is the perfect spot for displaying Christmas cards because you can see them so often.  Our cards went out very late this year.  And I'm such a dork because after I ordered them, I realized I forgot to put our name on them.  So they just say "JOY" on the front with photos of our son (that he chose).  Nice.  Also, I ordered a square card, which requires a .66 cent stamp.  Live and learn.  :)


Thank you to everyone who entered the Stella & Dot giveaway.   The winner of the Stella & Dot Nora Pendant necklace is Rachael Bloomer!  Congratulations!  



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