Best laid plans……isn’t that the way it always is? So, our plan was this: Jeanne wanted to take pictures of my holiday decorating this year because I love to do it. Should be easy, right? And fun, because I had some great ideas I got from Market to create a very “traditional theme” this year. Little did I know it would be A Christmas Miracle to pull it off.
Also, because we didn’t get invited to participate in any other link ups, hop alongs or whatever else you want to call it; we were going to have to go it alone.
So, the idea was to put the pictures and ideas on a blog that very few people read (yet). But, as I went into action Sunday, because Jeanne was coming Monday(she’s the amateur photographer), all hell broke loose. Namely, my son also made plans to have a photo shoot at our house.
That above picture is some sort of lighting something. We had 3 in the room.
Props, scattered about.
Even the outdoors is not sacred.
So, I’m thinking to myself, doesn’t everyone have this problem? Most of us have kids…..do we just tie them up for a month so they don’t interfere with our design? My youngest goes off to college next year, and I vacillate between wanting all his junk out of here, and crying because he will probably be going to LA. Which makes me happy, because he is following his dream. But, it actually makes me sad, because while I will be able to decorate, keep a clean house without smelly socks and film equipment all over the place; somehow the thing that I am wishing for today, will probably feel hollow a year from now.
So, next week, there might be “A Christmas Miracle” but, today I am just going to share a few photos of what went on in our house Sunday. Probably a good thing we weren’t on a link up.
So, instead of sharing all my great ideas, I’m going to take you in to the life of (and trust me, nobody likes a braggart) my son’s creativity, and his passion. Next year, will be soon enough to demand mine.
Besides, we started a blog and Etsy Shop in the past year, in addition to having a local window treatment business, so its not like I wake up with nothing to do. In fact, to-do lists are a problem. Anyone else?
Here’s what went down:
Peaking through the window. My son, Sam, hired Santa.
Santa got so excited about the project, he decided to do it pro bono!
Got Santa to pose!
The Engineer was supposed to hang a wreath…….not!
So, that’s what’s happening in the middle of December at our house. How about yours?
We promise to show a completed look next week. Until then, why not have a Christmas Giveaway?! Ellen’s been giving away things on her show all week, and it seems to be making people really happy. So, we want to spread the cheer, too. This Jonathan Adler designed “Antler” pillow will compliment any Christmas decor! Even its still in transition like mine:)
So don’t delay! Enter below! And as one more bonus entry, leave a comment about some of your own Christmas decorating challenges…….remember, life doesn’t have to be perfect to be fun. Enjoy the process!
hogs and kisses,