It’s So Bare!

In my New Year’s Eve post, I mentioned we celebrated with a couple who we celebrate with every year (this year was our fifth annual NYE together!)

Well, this year I did a little something special for Destiny and Steve. They recently got engaged, and I wanted to make them something…

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I made this 2011 collage out of pictures from previous New Year’s Eve parties together, along with pictures from when they got engaged that I stole off of Destiny’s Facebook page Winking smile

When they walked in, I had it hanging up for them to see:

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There were some pretty wild nights in the “0” let’s just say! Oh, also, nevermind the fact that it probably should read 2012, not 2011. I fixed that by writing “Say goodbye to…” at the last minute. Crisis averted! Embarrassed smile

Lunch

Lunch today has been very much here and there. Since I’m off work for the rest of the day, I’ve just been snacking throughout the afternoon:

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ho-made hummus + broccoli

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as well as some ho-made trail mix.

Today’s actually been very productive! After training this morning, I hit up the grocery store to shop for items on this week’s meal plan (and I stayed under budget! Score!) did a few loads of laundry, and we even took down all the Christmas decorations!

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Before:

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(‘scuze the cheesy picture Winking smile)

After:

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(but before mopping the floor) It looks so bare!

It’s bare 11 months of the year, but for some reason after taking down the tree, it’s extra bare. Like something’s missing! But it’s nice to have the house back to normal.

Now I think Shane and I are going to run a couple errands and then go bowling! We used to go bowling all the time, but I don’t think we’ve been once this year (ha ha ha Winking smile)

Have a great day, friends!

Are you relieved or sad when it’s time to take down the holiday decorations?

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  1. Kathryn @ Flopoodle says:

    Aww I was bummed to take mine down and kept inhaling the tree as I carried it outside (is that weird?). I’m kind of happy now, though, since my living room looks tidier and less cluttered.

  2. I almost wrote “2011 resolutions” on my cork board. haha

  3. we just took down our Christmas decor this morning too. a part of me is kind of sad that all the holidays are officially over, but the other part of me is incredibly relieved that everything is back to normal. our living doesn’t look quite so crammed either!

  4. Aww, I love the sign you made for your friends!

    We started taking our decorations down today too. It’s a relief, actually. But I will miss the festivities!

  5. I thought the same thing! So empty! Maybe I need a tree year round?

  6. Cute idea on the collage poster! I bet that your friends loved that.
    We will be taking down our Christmas tree and decorations tonight, so sad but the pine needles are leaping off of the branches.
    Is that a Bath and Body Works Wallflower I see… what scent? I have the “Winter” scent currently in rotation.

  7. I am sad for sure and agree the house always looks bare for a couple weeks after. I love how cozy it seems with the Christmas decor and tree.

  8. I am always so sad when the holidays are over. I love the family time and spirit, but I am excited to get back to normal and my routine. I wish I could leave the Xmas lights up all year round

  9. I was definitely relieved to take ours down and get the house back to normal!

  10. taking down the decorations is always so sad =[

  11. i know what you mean! we took our tree down and moved the table back to where the tree was, and marshall was like “wait, what’s missing, it looks so weird!”

  12. This info is the cat’s paajams!

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