Odds and sods

Mantel decorated for Christmas

Whew. I am glad it’s Friday–even if it is Friday the 13th. I feel like I’ve been playing catch-up all week.

It won’t be a quiet weekend for us, but it will be a good one.

We’re hosting our annual Christmas party for the extended family on Matt’s Mom’s side. It’s a little earlier than usual, but no one seems to mind. I’m glad that we’re all able to get together. It means a lot to us that Matt and I are able to keep this tradition going.

Here’s what else is happening in our lives these days:

  • Thanks to our early Christmas party and my MIL’s help last weekend, our house is already partially decorated. (That’s our mantel up above.)
  • The fall One Room Challenge came to an end this week. I did and I didn’t miss participating this time around. I’ve loved following along with many of the makeovers. Part of my weekend plans is to take some time to click through all of the amazing rooms from both the guest participants and the “official” bloggers.
  • Ashley and Adam at Domestic Imperfection are building a new house. I feel like their plan is really unique–not cookie cutter at all–and they’re making really cool choices for their family.
  • We’re on the hunt for a new freezer. My only criteria is I want an upright and as big as (reasonably) possible–ideally 20 or more cubic feet. Do you have any wisdom to share?

And that’s all I’ve got, folks. I think it’s time to call it a week.

How did your week go? What are your plans for the weekend?

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11 thoughts on “Odds and sods

  1. Have a great weekend! My favorite ORC linking participant is the one who did the Kelly green laundry closet. It’s awesome! Which one is your favorite? Merry Christmas! 🙂

  2. I haven’t been following any ORC’s, but am really enjoying seeing Ashley and Adam’s house come together. It’s going to be beautiful.
    Have a great weekend! Yay for a clean, partially decorated house!

  3. It’s interesting hearing your perspective on watching the ORC from the sidelines. Justin is already talking about what we might do in the spring, and I’m kind of like, “Um…do I want to do this again?” It’s too soon to think about it anyway. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas party! I’m starting to feel the itch to put up some decorations around here. I’m not usually a huge holiday decorator, but now that we have a fireplace and mantle it seems like a shame not to dress it up a little bit.

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