10 Minute Twig and Boxwood Mantel

10 Minute Twig and Boxwood Mantel

 
Christmas mantel with boxwood

Today is my son’s sixteenth birthday.

I’m not really sure how that happened…..

…..especially because I just dropped him off for kindergarten.

And the best?

He’s taking his driving test this morning.

And me?

I’ll be the one sitting in the front seat wearing new yoga pants with a messy bun and a bobby pin trying to act like it’s another day in the neighborhood while white knuckling it and clutching the edge of the seat and inadvertently pressing a non-existent brake on the passengers’ side.

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How To Emboss a Monogram on Velvet

How To Emboss a Monogram on Velvet

 

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I just wanted to interrupt Halloween for a moment to ask if we can still be friends…..if I put a picture of a stocking on my blog…..

….and it’s October?

Under normal circumstances it would never happen.

I mean….seriously…..I’m in the middle of costumes and Betsy Ross hats and candy and treat bags.

The leaves are still falling.

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So Close

So Close

Christmas Eve Mantel

 

Dear recent  Wheel-of-Fortune contestant from Florida,

 

I could not let Christmas Eve pass without telling you how awesome you are.

You go girl.

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Noel Christmas Mantel-12 Days of Christmas Day 8

Noel Christmas Mantel-12 Days of Christmas Day 8

 

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NOEL Christmas Mantel

Dear Christmas sweater from 1992,

I just wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas.

Joyeux Noel.  

Happy Holidays.

Seasons Greetings and all that.

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