A few weeks ago I was on the phone with my mom and I said something totally scandalous. “I’m too tired to even think about Christmas,” I told her. I didn’t even let her respond before I recounted my ridiculously long to-do list. In my defense, it had been yet another week of traveling and having to be in 4 different cities in a 5-day period. By the time I got home at 8 pm on this particular Friday night, I just wanted to shower and go to bed.
“I think you need to take yourself to Target and buy a Christmas magazine. And a cedar candle. And maybe a Christmas cd. And make sure you go to the one that has the Starbucks because you need one of those white chocolate peppermint mochas you always like,” she said. I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry but it got me thinking about my priorities this holiday season.
Three days later my Mom was at my door, red cup in hand wearing a striped shirt with silver threads the color of tinsel. She had two snowmen cookies and a happy grin on her face. “So, I was thinking”…she trailed off as she walked around my house…”we could make this year’s theme, Merry and Bright.” I started giggling. Merry could easily be a play on words given her name. “I have a few things in my car if you want to take a look. Nothing big, just a few things I thought would help get you in the Christmas spirit.” “Well, you have come all this way,” I said, “I’ll go grab my flip flops.”
We worked all day and into the night. My entire body ached by the time we finished. There were boxes of things we didn’t use all over the back patio, crumbs from cookies on the counters and a half eaten bag of gum drops on the coffee table. But I can honestly say it was the day I got my Christmas spirit back. Welcome to my 2015 Christmas Tour of Homes…
The Front Door
The Living Room
The Breakfast Area
The Dining Room
A big thanks to my mom for lovingly taking the time to help me decorate this year and for the early Christmas gift. These creative ladies are also part of the 2015 Merry Christmas Tour of Homes Blog Hop so make sure to check out how they’ve decorated this season. You don’t want to miss it!
Karen’s Up on the Hill
See you guys back here tomorrow. I’ll share my Christmas porch tour.