I know we’ve shared with y’all before our heart and intention behind this blog. But considering how much we’ve been lacking in this department of our lives I felt it was important to note again that this space of ours is a hobby, an outlet that my sister and I can creatively come together and share bits of our lives. We appreciate all of your love and support so much and it means the world to us that you continue to read what we have to say, follow us on Instagram (where we post more often), and don’t get annoyed by our stints of absence. We are mamas first and foremost and we both wholeheartedly want to put down the computer to read that boardbook for the 100th time whenever possible. With toddlers who sleep less during the day and multiple kiddos to juggle we’re here to #ownit and say: sometimes we just can’t. SO thank you again for still loving and encouraging us to get back into blogging and supporting us along the way!
Albeit January, I am recapping our Christmas Eve at home. In typical mom-of-a-preschooler fashion, I came down with a terrible sinus infection that lead to me rupturing my eardrum at the beginning of December. We had plans to fly up to Connecticut to spend Christmas with family, but my ear had other plans. Due to the rupture and infection, I couldn’t fly, and we wound up being home. The first week of this news had me all sorts of emotional…I felt so guilty even though everything was out of my control. Spyros was so sweet and kept reminding me that it would be special no matter what because it would be our first Christmas in our house! And it was.
While I had zero intentions of being home for Christmas, I quickly upped my “ehhh” attempt at Christmas decorating and tried to spruce the house up a bit more! Since we stayed home after all, we wound up hosting Christmas Eve at our house. I love to host, and it filled our hearts with such joy to have family at our table on Christmas Eve.
My mom helped me set up the house for Christmas Eve dinner. We used our fine china gold rimmed chargers as well as our special etched wine glasses that we received from Spyros’ grandparents for our wedding, but we also wound up renting white dinner and dessert plates along with silverware, water goblets, napkins, and tablecloths. It made the night seem so much less of a burden to know I wouldn’t be washing dishes until 1am. Spyros did hand-wash every single one of the wine glasses and it reminded me so much of his dad because that’s what he always does after big family dinners–I couldn’t help but smile.
My mom gifted me the single ornament hanging from the antler as a thank you for hosting! I love how simple it looked and will definitely be one of my favorite little festive touches for years to come! She also picked out these precious melamine Christmas plates for our breakfast nook turned kids table (similar here — actually like these better!).
I had a signature drink for fun! I decided on cranberry Moscow mules to be festive! I would up using these trays to make ice-cubes for the mules. I used the trays when making Evie’s baby food so it was nostalgic to bring them out. I used frozen cranberries and a bits of rosemary in the ice along with a fresh spring of rosemary to liven up the copper mule mugs.
I also had so much fun making a big cheeseboard. If you know me, you know I find so much joy in creating a cheeseboard. It’s fun for me. I was SO thrilled to use my Twine and Twig board for the first time as well as their cute little bowls and spoons for honey. The cheeseboard was a hit, and I loved how it turned out.
Overall, Christmas 2017 was such a big hit. We had so much fun with Evie, hosting family, and literally decking our halls! Can’t believe Christmas has come and gone…cheers to another great year!!
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