What a weekend!! We braved ikea on a Saturday during the "holidays" crazy for sure. I think we spent more time in line that walking through the store!!! The good thing is is that ikea has some great stuff right now!
I picked up a some pillow covers for our living room at $6 each you really can't go wrong, not to mention I can use some pillows I already have as inserts which helps with the clutter!! We also got Ellie her easel for Christmas and I will be making it over to go with my home decor! Can't wait to show you the DIY.
Since we got a few things for Christmas decor and we aren't having anyone over for Thanksgiving we have started the decor change. We are blending Thanksgiving and Christmas to make "Christgiving" in our house!
I just love the festiveness that a tree does for a home and Ellie was so excited to see it lit up she screamed and danced for joy!! I cannot wait to put her tree in her room again this year! (But we need some child friendly ornaments to go on it - suggestions please!!!)
My plan is to get most of the Christmas decor up this week and then we can trim the tree on Friday.
A few years ago I made an advent calendar that was inspired by Pottery Barn but at a fraction of the price. Up until this year I just wrote activities on an index card or stuffed some chocolates into the days I couldn't come up with something. But I finally got my act together to make our "permanent" activity cards. I love them so much and it's going to be so fun to switch up the days every year!
I think this is going to be so much more fun and meaningful than the chocolate adverts you see everywhere! I'll post a DIY on this soon too!