5 Things-Mini Home Tour

This 5 Things on a Monday has clearly become a thing.  I got a lot of sweet messages on Instagram about how you were really liking it, which I totally appreciate.  THANK YOU for being so sweet and for following along! I’m trying to treat these posts like a conversation I’d have with a girlfriend if we were catching up after the weekend.  So grab some coffee, because I have mine and let’s get to chatting.

#1 It’s CHRISTMAS inside the Slaughter House
Here’s a little peek at a few of the spaces all decked out for Christmas.  Now, I didn’t realize some of my ornaments need to be hung back up on the mantle so please don’t pay attention to that.  

This Merry Christmas sign and string of lights just makes me happy.

The living room is looking just as festive with all the red and green.  If you’re looking for a color coordinated Christmas tree, well you’re in the wrong place.  Our tree is full of our favorite family ornaments.  Maybe one day I’ll change that up or add a color coordinated tree to a different room but for now this is exactly what I want.

Christmas pillows are from HomeGoods and Pottery Barn through the years.

If you’re looking for an Elf on the Shelf idea, well look no further than this stocking trick.  You just hang the elf in the stocking.  😂😂😂😂 My girlfriend, Jeni, and I were just laughing about how some people are hanging twine sending their elf sailing across the room and our elves are slowly moving from stocking to stocking.  

I got our stockings a few years ago from Pottery Barn and am pretty certain these are the forever stockings.

We have a few decorations in the kitchen but we were in the middle of baking cookies when I snapped these and the kitchen was a DISASTER.  Another time, maybe?

#2  This ALWAYS happens to me.
Anyone else?  I mean I needed just an INCH of more paper.  Wrapping gifts is not my favorite thing.  I’m horrible at it and these are the kinds of things I do.  Do you feel me?

#3 Speaking of Things That Happen to me…
I’m not a fan of drinking coffee out of a Yeti type cup.  I prefer it out of a mug so I’m always living on the edge when I take Britt to speech early twice a week.  On this particular day, I put my mug on the hood of the car, helped Britt get in, and then DROVE off!  How did that not fall off?  I turned left out of speech onto this six land road, saw it sitting there, and flipped out.  Don’t worry-no one was behind me so I pulled off in the turn lane, took a pic for you, and grabbed it.  
If you’re wondering what I’m doing today, check out that registration.  Maybe this coffee cup situation was a blessing after all?  Because as I was uploading this picture I saw that date!  

#4 Target Treasure
I took a solo mini-vacation to Target on Saturday and stumbled upon this treasure!  The new 2020 edition of Mall Madness.  I LOVED this game when I was little.  So much so-my mom kept the game and has given it to Ebby Lee.  We’re playing the 1992 edition in my house but if you’ve looked for Mall Madness before and couldn’t find it, look no further!

#5 Girls’ Weekend
We had the BEST little girl’s weekend in our house.  Marla asked if the boys could spend the night and what went from a Friday night sleepover turned into a weekend event.  The girls and I watched a ton of Christmas movies on Saturday.  We were super lazy and it was just what we needed!  {Well, except my little vacation. ha!}

When I got the boys yesterday, this was the conversation in the car…
Nixon:  “Mom, guess what I did that was so mature of me?”
Me:  “What, Nix?”
Nix:  “I packed my deodorant.  I actually forgot my toothbrush but at least I packed my deodorant.”
Bowen:  “I didn’t pack EITHER or shower ALL WEEKEND!” {Imagine him saying that in a cracking up yet so proud of himself voice.}
*And he actually did shower on Friday before he even went over for the sleepover so joke was on Bowen.

Okay, now what do you have?  Any great stories from your weekend?  Only EIGHTEEN more days until Christmas!

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  1. 12.7.20
    Abby @ That’s Life For Ya said:

    I love the garland on your mantle! It is so pretty there. It seems like every time I wrap something, there is a tiny piece that’s not covered! It drives me crazy! Happy Monday!

  2. 12.7.20
    Elspeth Mizner said:

    I love the Christmas decor!! So beautiful and i love the low key weekend! We all need those!

  3. 12.7.20
    Sassy Sarah said:

    I'm dying laughing over that coffee mug! I can't believe it stayed up there so long! Amazing!

  4. 12.7.20
    Rightupmyaliway said:

    Haha! That coffee mug picture totally reminds me of something I would do. Looks like a great weekend! Love your Christmas decorations! 🙂

  5. 12.7.20
    Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said:

    Laughing so hard at no toothbrushes! Can you even imagine how terrible your teeth would feel? Haha! Boys are like, whatever!

  6. 12.7.20
    Mix and Match Mama said:

    I was going to comment on your beautiful home, but now, I'm too busy laughing at your boys! Bahahahaha!

  7. 12.7.20
    Ellibelle said:

    Love those stockings! Our tree won't be color coordinated either (still need to decorate it). The kids (teens) love it colorful and I let them have it their way. I plan on hanging all the Hallmark ornaments up this year too, usually I'm too lazy to mess with the boxes and afraid the cats will break some but I hate to just have them stored in the basement never to be seen.

  8. 12.7.20
    Emily said:

    Your mug on the hood of the car made me LOL!! Also love that you thought of snapping a pic before getting it!

  9. 12.7.20
    Jen Cheng said:

    I so understand the coffee mug!! You must have some smooth driving skills for it to not topple over! 🙂

    Your house looks absolutely beautiful and cozy. My kids ask for the Christmas lights to turn on as soon as they wake up and stay on until they go to sleep.

    Thank you so much for opening up your home and heart! It's something that I truly appreciate, especially during these times. We're currently going through yet another stay at home order starting today so we're geeking out even more with Christmas stuff this month.

  10. 12.7.20
    Dawn said:

    Yes, about the wrapping!!! Just when I think I'm improving, boom!…there's that dreaded uncovered part on the bottom of the package totally revealing the gift.

  11. 12.7.20
    Joanne said:

    Our tree is all our family's favorite ornaments too and not at all color coordinated. I would never have noticed that your mantle was missing ornaments if you hadn't pointed it out. I HATE when I run out wrapping paper and only need another small little strip.

  12. 12.7.20
    bobbie said:

    Your home looks lovely and your stories
    are hilarious. My story is my grandson asked why we
    didn't have an elf here since they spend a lot of time here. I told him if he had two elves one at home and one a grandmas that would take away from another child having one.
    Complete save, too old for that elf.

    Love 5 Things!

  13. 12.8.20
    Laura Jean said:

    My mom kept Mall Madness too. Fun memories playing with my girls now.