Christmas 2017

Merry Christmas, friends!!

It has been a crazy month, so we were so excited to just slow down, stay home & enjoy all of the festivities together. The kids had school up until Friday, so we spent the weekend catching up on baking, shopping & watching Christmas movies on repeat. We hosted Christmas Eve dinner early in the afternoon before church and decided to go all out with a turkey and all of the sides (too good of a meal to only eat once a year!) After church, the girls decorated gingerbread house cupcakes (because in all of the hustle & bustle we forgot to get them early enough and they sold out as we got too close to the big day). They ended up being just as fun & might have to be a yearly addition to our gingerbread house making!

Santa’s Elves were up late working on all of the last minute wrapping & Christmas morning came bright & early. Harper and Eloise were in our bed before the sun came up, but we had to send them back upstairs to play quietly in their room until we could wake up Claire. We finally got her up around seven, and the girls dove right in! Harper was most excited for her new doll that looked like her, Eloise was quite content with her not so “real baby” (it actually pees and burps so she was a happy camper), and Claire’s favorite present was Minnie puzzles & PEZ. We let the mess linger all day, made homemade cinnamon rolls & watched Christmas Vacation. We took the girls to my parents for Christmas night & had dinner, and they were so excited to get a new dollhouse!

We let them camp downstairs and fall asleep by the tree before carrying them up to their beds, they are never ready for Christmas to be over & neither are we!

While I am so sad this week is coming to an end, we are SO excited for the new year and everything that 2018 may bring! We hope you had an incredible holiday with all of your family & friends, and are soaking up all the last little bits of Christmas magic!! xo

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20 Comments

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    Kay
    December 28, 2017 at 8:05 pm

    Sounds like the perfect Christmas! Can you please give details on the dollhouse? I think I’ve looked at like 50 and ended up not buying one 🀦

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    Christina
    December 28, 2017 at 8:56 pm

    Loved this post. Where are the nutcracker plates from?

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    Raven
    December 28, 2017 at 9:10 pm

    Love the idea of gingerbread house cupcakes! Too cute and perfect for the 5 and under crowd! Ideally less mess!

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    paige
    December 29, 2017 at 8:42 am

    This is such a gorgeous setup! I love the nutcracker plates.

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    Lindsay
    December 29, 2017 at 9:17 am

    Beautiful! πŸ’•. Can you source your tablewear (flatware and beautiful pink cups)? Happy holidays to you and your family!

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    Daisy
    December 29, 2017 at 9:34 am

    I love the colors in your life. I say that because it’s in everything, the girls outfits, the ornaments, the rug, pictures. So so beautiful. You’re a lucky girl! I need a babe cave so my hubby can’t complain about the girliness πŸ™‚

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    Mindy
    December 29, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    Where did you get your blush bottle brush trees?!?! So cute!!!!

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    Megan
    December 29, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    Where is that amazing tassel blanket from?

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    Sara Hughart
    December 29, 2017 at 5:23 pm

    Oooooh I spy nutcracker plates! Where did you find those?!

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    Tristin
    December 29, 2017 at 8:25 pm

    This is so precious! Might I ask where your adorable white measuring cups are from!?

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    Sarah Pearce
    December 29, 2017 at 9:40 pm

    Hi Jessica! Would you mind please sharing where your gorgeous nutcracker plates are from. Thanks in advance and I love your blog πŸ™‚ Sarah x

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    Angela
    December 30, 2017 at 12:04 pm

    Would you mind sharing where you bought the measuring cups? 😍

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      Samantha
      December 30, 2017 at 1:54 pm

      Following. I would also love to get my hands on a set!!

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    Laura
    December 30, 2017 at 1:22 pm

    I love your Nutcracker plates! Where are they from??

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      Alexa
      January 2, 2018 at 4:53 pm

      I could be wrong, but I believe the plates are from Anthropologie.

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    Natasha
    December 30, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    Those Nutcracker plates! And their cute slippers! Need them both!!

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    Jeanne
    December 30, 2017 at 1:43 pm

    I can’t believe how big your girls are getting! They are just precious. Thank you for sharing your holidays with us!

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    Amanda
    December 31, 2017 at 1:14 pm

    Looks like a magical Christmas. Where is Harper’s dress from? I wish the tutu dresses from old Navy Came in big girl sizes and not only toddler sizes. Thanks for sharing. Love your blog!

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    Ruth
    January 2, 2018 at 2:35 pm

    Looks and sounds like a wonderful beautiful Christmas!

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    Alexa
    January 2, 2018 at 4:55 pm

    Where is the stunning pop pom blanket from?! I have been looking for a blanket like this for months!

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