I checked my Michael's app to make sure it was loaded with all the appropriate coupons. Oh how I loved the daily emails filled with coupons and notices about daily deals!
I was ready to turn my home into a Christmas wonderland.
The advent calendar is still in the bag waiting to be hung. The paper mache cones sit waiting to be turned into miniature festive trees. I decorated my faux mantle...but it's not as glamourous as I imagined. Christmas cards? *Shrug*
It's okay. Everything is alright.
My inability to decorate my home to Better Homes & Garden standards doesn't make me less of a believer. My son will be fine if the advent calendar never makes it on the wall, but we can continue to do things every night to mark the season. I have to remind myself that everything is going to be alright.
Here are some words of awesomesauce from some of my favorite bloggers that I want to share.
- Rachel's 25 Things I Want My Kids to Know About Christmas resonates with me. Particularly #1.
- Tsh's 6 steps to a relaxed Christmas. Decorating simply is my favorite step, speaks to where I am mentally right now.
- Ruth has some great ideas on how to save money this Christmas. My favorite is cutting down on gifts. There was a time when I wanted the tree to be overflowing with gifts. This year I am sticking to four intentional and practical gifts.
- Daenel reminds me that if I'm stressing over Christmas, I'm doing it wrong.
How are your Christmas plans going?