Linking up today with my girl Darci for another round of Five on Friday!
So shall we?!?
Christmas is coming to our house tomorrow….eeek! That means we’ll all be wearing flannel pajamas, sipping hot chocolate and singing holiday tunes as we hang ornaments on the tree. Oh wait, I think I confused my life with a Pottery Barn catalog for a minute! 😉 In all actuality, it will probably be Chris sweating profusely as he brings everything down from the attic (oh how I miss having a basement!!!) and me trying to keep Arden from taking down every piece of holiday cheer that I hang! But hey, the end result will be great…who doesn’t love a cozy Christmas house?!
I’ve been doing a little browsing for holiday printables and I think I found a new favorite Etsy shop.
I think I need all 3 of these…
|source: Printable Wisdom|
|source: Printable Wisdom|
|source: Printable Wisdom|
Speaking of Christmas cheer…
I was taking a shower the other day when I heard bells ringing somewhere in the house.
This is the video I took as I went to investigate…
Arden’s look is so like, “get out of here, Mom–this is our thing!”
We’ll just teach Hazel to play the guitar and we’ll have a family band!
Whoa, this is turning into a Christmas themed Five on Friday in a hurry!
This year I’m bringing back a Gower family tradition–popcorn garland!
I always loved stringing popcorn for our tree when I was little (for the first 10 minutes anyway) and I want Arden to love it some day too. Perhaps I’ll regret this tonight when my hands are cramping up and I’ve poked myself with the needle multiple times…but it will be worth it when it’s done!
Last night I was making dinner and looked over to see that Arden had brought in a pillow from the playroom and was resting on it, watching Sesame Street. My child who NEVER stops was laying on a pillow–watching TV. Bizarre…but seriously adorable.
Don’t worry, I haven’t completely skipped over Thanksgiving this year!
However, I told Chris that after our vacation I just wanted to stay home for Thanksgiving and not cook–and he was cool with it. But even if we order pizza next Thursday, I will be making my Grandma’s pumpkin pie…because I’m pretty sure I’ve had it every Thanksgiving for the last 28 years–and I don’t mess with traditions like that, friends! 😉
If you’re looking for an easy, delicious and totally unhealthy pumpkin pie recipe for Thanksgiving–look no further!
Grandma Larsen’s Pumpkin Pie
2 Slightly beaten eggs
1 Can Pumpkin (15 or 16 oz.)
1 C. Brown sugar
½ tsp Salt
1 tsp Cinnamon
¼ tsp Ginger
¼ tsp Cloves
¼ tsp Nutmeg
1 Can Evaporated milk
2 Frozen pie shells/regular size (come in pkg of 2)
Combine eggs, pumpkin, sugar, salt and spices. Gradually add evaporated milk. Mix well. Pour into pie shells.
Bake 45 minutes in 375 oven or until knife inserted comes out clean.
Well that’s all folks!
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!!!
I LOVE that photo of Arden with the pillow watching TV! I so understand your reaction! 🙂
Ashley @ Words About Waverly says
OMG I would literally be in shock if I walked in and saw Waverly laying on a pillow! Haha! Have fun decorating!
[darci @ the good life] says
THOSE prints!!! Thanks, friend… now I need those too! 😉 😉
THE BAND. Oh my word!! So glad you recorded that — they are so very sweet. Perhaps you should send out an e-card of that as your Christmas card this year??? I vote YES!
THE LAYING ON THE FLOOR. Way to go, Arden!! I remember the first time Jackson did something similar I was so concerned that he was sick! These little busy bees just don't know how great it is to lay down and relax! All too soon they'll figure it out though. 😉
Hope you guys have a great weekend decking the halls. We need to do the same here!! Cannot wait!
Those prints are amazing! I'm going to go check them out now!!
Precious photo of Arden resting on the pillow. My little Palmer is still go-go-go.
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Alycia @ Crazily Normal: mitchalycia.blogspot.ca
the girl in the red shoes says
First of all, those prints are amazing!!! I'm headed over to buy some right now! And how stinkin' cute is Arden laying on the floor?!?!!
Have fun "Christmas-ing" your house! 🙂 Love the prints! And all the adorableness of Arden! I've made up way too many words in this post!
Lizzie Simantz says
Hey there 🙂 New follower here from the link up! Loving those prints, I need to order one stat! Your little one is so adorable!
Don't you just love catching the husbands playing or singing with the littles? Just melts my heart to pieces. 🙂
Swooning over those prints!! Thanks for the pumpkin pie recipe I will be using that this year 🙂 Happy Friday!!
Elise @ Cheers Yall says
eeeee! cannot wait to finish up my decorating this weekend!!!!!! love love love!!!! MERRY, MERRY! xx
That was way too easy! I just got some of those printables. THANK YOU! This post gets me really excited for Christmas and to see your beautiful home decorated for the holiday!
Jessi Otey says
THOSE PRINTABLES are calling my name!! Thanks for sharing!!
Love those Christmas decorations!!!! Happy Friday!
Wow maybe there is hope my child will also stop for a second & watch TV at some point in the future! 🙂 Love those printables!
Those printables are amazing! Nice finds, lady!
I think we all have a roll of pics from the first time we noticed our kid laying down nicely with a pillow to watch TV. I distinctly remember the first time it happened with my A. It was shocking! ha!
Oh that video is so sweet! I've never tried to make my own pie but this one sounds like I could totally do it! 🙂
Lobster Meets Peach says
That is awesome that your Grandmother's recipe calls for brown sugar….I thought I was the only one that used brown sugar:)
Desiree Macke says
Love the popcorn garland idea!
And, Arden all comfy with her pillow watching Sesame Street – holy cuteness!
The Eberspachers says
Ok…I loved everything about this. Especially that garland popcorn. Oh. My. Word. I can't wait to see how it turns out!!
Colleen Sullivan says
Arden snuggling up on the pillow is so sweet! Isn't it heart warming to watch them find their own comforts? I love when O pulls a blanket up to the couch with him and cuddles up.