deck the halls

3 Dec

Random fact on this lovely Friday: somebody found my blog by searching the phrase “chia seed in my eye.”

I kinda like that, lol:)  Not going to find any advice here, though!

I mentioned the other day that Jon and I decorated for Christmas on Sunday.  I love decorating for Christmas!  Last year during this time I hadn’t even started ChiaSeedMe yet.  I was kind of in a transition between blogs.  I had been writing at Brand New Sidewalk about random life happenings for about a year, but with the craziness also known as my first year of teaching, I just didn’t have the time or energy to put into it!

So, I started a tumbler, thinking it would be a good way to keep blogging, but with shorter, less-time consuming entries.  I really liked tumbler, and sometimes I think I’d like to keep blogging there (in addition to CSM), but so far it hasn’t happened.  My tumbler was geared a little more toward healthy living, but I really made the jump when I started ChiaSeedMe.

So in the spirit of decorating for Christmas here are some of last year’s decorations.

And this year.

Oops!  That’s not a decoration.  That would be my breakfast.  A random juicing of carrots, apple, a lime, small piece of ginger and a few handfuls of spinach (aka – everything that I could scavenge from my oh so empty fridge).  Plus half a leftover Cliff bar.

Let’s try this again.

And of course Christmas at our house wouldn’t be the same if it weren’t for my Grandpa’s peanut brittle.  He spends hours making it every year, and it’s the best peanut brittle there ever was.

The husband and I will be spending the whole weekend Christmas shopping!  I’m so excited.

What are you most excited about this weekend?

Happy Friday!


18 Responses to “deck the halls”

  1. Lizz @ Leading the Good Life December 3, 2010 at 4:23 pm #

    I love the Christmas season! We are supposed to get our tree tomorrow – yippee! And then our friends are hosting a ‘Friendsgiving’…which is just like it sounds: Thanksgiving Dinner with Friends. 🙂

    Happy weekend!

    • candice December 5, 2010 at 9:04 pm #

      Hope you had a fun weekend!! Can’t wait to see your tree decorated:)

  2. Dorry December 3, 2010 at 6:26 pm #

    Your house looks amazingly festive and full of Christmas cheer. I love your eclectic collection of ornaments.

    I’m excited to do nothing but hang out at home the next 2 nights and cook, watch movies, etc in preparation for race day! I also have a friend’s baby shower tomorrow so I’m excited about that. 🙂

    • candice December 5, 2010 at 9:05 pm #

      Thanks, Dorry! You’re so sweet:)

      Yea for races and baby showers!

  3. Stephanee December 3, 2010 at 6:57 pm #

    I am excited about spending time with my significant other and cooking. I work all weekend so its hard to have energy to cook but I have faith in myself! Your decorations are beautiful.

    • candice December 7, 2010 at 8:01 am #

      I just found your comment – somehow you had ended up in my spam folder:(

      Hope you had a great weekend and were able to get your cooking done. I think it would be hard for me to cook if I worked on the weekends too…I can barely fit it in without working!

      Thanks for the sweet comment:)

  4. Amanda @ Vegacious December 3, 2010 at 8:14 pm #

    I adore your pictures, Candice! Stunning as always!

    • candice December 5, 2010 at 9:05 pm #

      Thanks, girl:)

  5. amber@SAHM's musings December 3, 2010 at 11:52 pm #

    I like your Nativity. I’ve been meaning to do a post like this but keep putting it on the back burner.

    • candice December 5, 2010 at 9:06 pm #

      Thanks! My mother-in-law got it for us, and every year she gives us a new piece. Hope you get your post up soon – I want to see your decor!

  6. salah@myhealthiestlifestyle December 4, 2010 at 9:51 pm #

    I saw a chia seed cereal the other day at the grocery store and it immediately made me think of your bloggie! 🙂

    • candice December 5, 2010 at 9:06 pm #

      haha – yay for chia seeds! 🙂

  7. Bekah @ runtrackmind December 5, 2010 at 10:40 am #

    Amazing photos. I got into the Christmas spirit yesterday too and put up our tree. Decided to keep the rest of the holiday decorating to a minimum this year, but I love, love, love your style.

    • candice December 5, 2010 at 9:07 pm #

      Thank you! Isn’t Christmas the best?! 🙂

  8. Laura @ Backstage Pass December 5, 2010 at 7:18 pm #

    The “chia seed in my eye” search is too funny, haha.

    Beautiful decorating! So far we have up some lighted garland, and that’s all. We did buy our tree tonight and will bring it in later this week.

    • candice December 5, 2010 at 9:07 pm #

      Thanks, friend:) Did you get a live tree?

  9. kate December 6, 2010 at 8:32 pm #

    I love all of your decorations! Were working on adding decorations to our stash, but it seems like a slow process to accumulate all of the goods!

    • candice December 7, 2010 at 8:06 am #

      It is such a slow process – and can be kind of expensive! We are trying to focus on just adding one or two new decorations each year, and I feel like it is already starting to add up a little bit. Unfortunately it’s still kind of sparse…especially in areas other than our living room:)

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