Fa la la.

My poor faux tree is too mini for our living room. Time for an upgrade!
Just a few holiday updates from your truly! Below, are a few pics of some of our holiday decorations that were put up last weekend. Everything I had from the condo looks uber dinky in our new house so I'll def be hunting for decor sales after the holiday. A taller faux, flocked tree, sparkly swag and outside lights will top the list - day after Christmas Target shoppers beware! I'll be throwin' elbows for those glittery thangs! I've also tagged a few interesting craft projects on Pinterest like this and this. Hopefully I can tackle some next fall in time for the 2014 holiday season. JK, I've got a wedding to plan....blargh. 

Our yellow front door always looks a bit more festive with a lil somthin' somethin'
Holiday shopping is well underway in our household. I spent the day after Thanksgiving on the couch, iPad in hand, ordering gifts and most have already come in the mail. And....wait for it....50% are already wrapped and under the tree! I don't know how I got so ahead with gifts this year - I'm kind of amazed with myself. And most importantly, I have yet to set foot in a mall! (Happy dance.)

I haven't spent much time in the kitchen lately but am looking forward to cooking a few holiday treats this coming weekend. My first attempt at caramels last year was a success BUT I've managed to lose the recipe - WTF? All I have is one picture from the blog, where there's like 4 sticks of butter and a lot of brown sugar in a large pan. I'm hoping those hints will help me find my killer recipe. UGH. I'm also on the hunt for THE PERFECT holiday cookie to bring to the family party. Not sure exactly what that will be, but they need to look interesting and taste good. I know, I know....I have high standards :-)

So what are you doing to bring on the holiday cheer this year??

Up close with the ornaments

Can't forget our Hanukkah entry table!

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