Monday, December 12, 2011

Up with the moon

We have been so busy around our house. I was working consecutive days up until Friday and Mr. Big Dog was out of town twice in the past week. The dogs even seem confused as to if we are coming or going lately.
This weekend I got our house Christmas-fied for our first real Christmas together and I must say between my mom's creative assistance and my sister lending me some of the extra decorations she didn't want to use this year, our house is almost magazine worthy;) More pics later:)
Growing up, my mom always decorated to the nines for Christmas. I remember at least one Christmas with a tree in every room of the house. And I just love having a little bit of Christmas everywhere. From the family room to the bathroom, just a little here and there.
I've said it before but I love how my mom, sissy and I can trade decorations or home decor items back and forth. It's usually just a passing "hey I'm over that want it?" or "I am doing gold this Christmas, you have anything?" I'm telling you it is the cheapest best way to hoard things but also not just buy new stuff every year. I think I spend a total of $40 on new decorations (which is cheap for how much extra I really needed with the increase in house size). And then of course one of my besties beef cake husband is selling his Christmas trees again;) So we did make a donation (way less than they were worth) for our beautiful trees, he just wouldn't take more $$$ but I did try. A chunk of the money goes to charity and they are beautiful trees all the way from Seaside, OR via the beef cake:)
So my schedule's been full, my life's been hectic, and I have not been breathing much. I got a reminder this early morning of the need to slow down and enjoy. I woke up the other night with an achy head at 2 am. Sometimes I think god is just giving me a little nudge with the achy head. Like "hey, hey you, you need to slow need to breathe, and you need to take care of yourself. Oh and by the way, in case I was a little harsh waking you up:( I put a big full moon out for you to enjoy;)"
And the moon was beautiful. Full and bright, lighting up everything outside. Like a watchdog over everyone, and so constant. You know it will be almost gone, then back in full force. I never did learn the moon cycle but maybe this week I'll will. I do know it is ever changing, but always around. Which is a really nice thing if you think about it.
Hope you are all getting ready for Christmas out there:)


  1. For some reason this post didn't come thru on my reader. :( thank you for your comments. They meant more than you know. Wishing you a fabulous holiday season! Aaand, ' you are killing me smalls.' Im soooo stalking you. Have a great weekend!

  2. Sounds like Christmas spirits reign with your loved ones. Such a good, good feeling. Cannot wait until I'm up there permanently. Sorry about the headache. Has your doc found a way to relieve it for you? See you later my pal.

  3. Your tree is awesome! I've missed getting on your blog, but hopefully I am back! Sounds like your life has bee crazy busy but wonderful & I'm happy for you!

  4. It was a blast foofy-fying your wonderful home! Nothing more fun than a decorating-talking-laughing-eating-cheese-and-crackers-and-fruit-sleep-over!!!
    Your Mama

  5. hi Lindsey! Your tree is "beautiful"! How fun that you and your mom and sis share decorations! Our first house was in Portland (Eastmoreland) and we would go to Aurora and cut down our Christmas tree. When we moved to Dallas I went to Home Depot to get our tree that first year and I'll be damned if the trees weren't from that very same xmas tree farm in Aurora! I was soooo happy! I love your header photo- it looks so much like Oregon and makes me miss the Pacific NW!
    Thank you so much for leaving your "calling card"! As for secret shopping places... I'm thinking they are all long gone by now (but just your asking brings back the sweetest, best memories- so thank you for that!) But I did/do love Bernadette Breu. I remember her space 20 years ago when she was in the original (and new then;) Stars Antique Mall. We also always had some luck at the Palmer shows at the Expo Center. If I think of anything I will report back!!
    Merry, Merry Christmas to you and yours Lindsey!

    p.s. I adore your "pack"!!

  6. BTW - So Thanks to your mom I saw your 'surprise!' You are crazy girl,. I love it! Best wishes!!! You looked absolutely stunning. I loved LOVED the ensemble. I couldn't be more happy for you. :)


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