This is my third “December to Remember” post (the first two can be found here + here), I always look back on old similar posts before writing new ones and this time I am convinced that all of those photos were taken yesterday. I cannot believe how much our girls have grown which is soooo bittersweet, but mostly am just so thankful for them + the special traditions we have created during one of our most favorite times of the year.
Some memories from this December! Starting with probably the girls favorite, our elves. We added another this year, so now we have a boy + girl and Waverly has not missed a morning of waking up extra early to find where they have moved to. I am the first to admit that my husband has totally taken this on and is really good at it, our elves have written several letters to the girls (in response to Waverly’s letters to them) and even painted daddy’s toes one night. 😉 Such a good girl dad.
Ohhhh Remerie Rue. Tiniest destroyer of all the things, our stockings now have to be hung around the hooks rather than down because she thinks it is hilarious to pull at them. No ornament in the house is safe and our gingerbread house decorating day lasted about five minutes before she was trying to sit on top of the table and eat all the candy. She is totally forgiven though, she is SO MUCH FUN right now, eyes wide open to all the magic and just beyond precious.
Avalon’s last ever Christmas preschool performance! This is always one of my favorite parts of the holidays, I remember how special it was to watch Waverly perform the first time when she was four + it is still just as sweet, all these concerts later. She had so much fun with it and was also super cute with her dance performance, Waverly was her biggest fan in the audience.
Bass Pro Shop Santa, a tradition we started when Waverly was five months old and haven’t missed a trip (Christmas or Easter!) since. This is always a really long day but in the end so worth it, this year Waverly + Avalon were both SO EXCITED to sit on his lap (for the first time) and Remie Rue followed in their footsteps and was the one in tears. I will treasure those little Santa photos forever.
And lastly, I will always remember this December as the one Waverly knocked out her two front teeth on the coffee table. It was scary at first but thankfully all is well that ends well, they were her baby teeth with no permanent damage + she was such a rock star through it all. We have sang “all I want for Christmas is my two front teeth” 23983 times and she is theeee cutest with her new smile!
Wishing you the MERRIEST Christmas ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love from our family to yours. XO
The big girls room is probably my favorite in our home, kids rooms are always the most fun for me to decorate and it also was the shape + charm of this room that sold me on our house when we walked into it three years ago! It reminds of a dollhouse, with really high sloped ceilings + stairs to walk into it, it also is by far the biggest bedroom of our home since it is the room over the garage. The perfect space for two sisters to share!
First, a little background on this room. It was the only space in our house without hardwoods when we bought it, so we had them put in to match the other floors in the house which were being refinished at the same time. There were built-in shelves along the side of the wall of the room, which I LOVED for the charm they brought, but we ended up pulling them out + replacing them because of the quality. We went with the same drawers we got in our kitchen, white shaker, and had someone install them to fit along the wall. This is one of my favorite parts of their room, the drawer space is theeeee best, especially with two little girls! I also love their little school desks, we found them at a garage sale years ago + refinished them, I now need to find one for Remerie’s room because they love to sit in these and color/do school work so much.
For December, I added some festive sheets to their beds, fun reindeer pillows, lights, + a couple little houses along with a little pink tree that no longer has any ornaments left on it because Remie Rue has pulled them down 468 times. 😉 Also we love their big tree we got a few years back and the cutest festive sign from Opal + Olive, our go-to for signs in the girls rooms throughout the year. I have linked everything still available at the bottom of this post and plan to share some more photos of their built-in shelving and other spaces in their room in the new year, I am still on the hunt for a second rug to put under their beds + the perfect curtains!
Comforters — Pillows — Sheets (Similar) — Stools — Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas Sign — Seagrass Deer — Book Ledges — Rose Gold Christmas Tree (Similar)
Books: The Great Spruce — The Reindeer Express — The Night Before Christmas
Happy December, we hope you had the most wonderful Thanksgiving with your loved ones! Before I go all out festive from here until Christmas, I wanted to share some pictures from our holiday weekend, it was such a good one. I know I have said this before, but Thanksgiving Eve is always one of my favorite days of the year. The excitement + anticipation for the holidays ahead is just the best and this year was extra special because Avalon had the cutest performance at preschool that day. She was so proud singing her turkey songs, preschool performances will forever be some of my most cherished memories from this stage of life!
Thanksgiving day, we had our usual turkey cinnamon rolls + the Macy’s Day parade. The girls also colored thankful placemats and made tee-pees, even Remerie got to join in on this and LOVED IT!!! Waverly’s favorite part was coloring + writing what she was thankful for, and Avalon loved making the tee-pees and eating the sweets (so true to both of them). We got to have dinner with my family, including my brother + sister-in-law from Colorado, but sadly had to miss dessert with my husband’s side of the family since our nephew wasn’t feeling well. Looking forward to lots more family time over the holidays, bring on the most WONDERFUL time of the year!!!!!!!!!!!!
Love to you + yours! XO
I hope you had the best Thanksgiving holiday and are officially ready for shopping season!!! I honestly get a little bit overwhelmed with all the sales this time of year, but have narrowed down some favorites, a few things I plan to get for my girls to stash away for the holiday + a few things for the home. Enjoy!
Serena + Lily – One of my favorite stores is currently running their thank you event, which is their biggest sale of the year, everything is currently 25% off! My all-time favorite stools (pictured above, I have both in my big girls room + in our living room) are part of the sale as well as the chair I have been drooling over FOR YEARS! We have the knock-off version and it is one of my most beloved pieces in the house, I could think of a reason to put it in every single room.
Gap – I just got the girls new jammies from there for so cheap + I love them so much, especially that they have them in every size so I could get matching for all three. I also love these for boys and this llama set.
Anthropologie – 30% off everything from my all-time favorite store!!!!!! I could seriously buy it all, but am linking some favorites we already have, including the quilt we have for both the master + the big girls beds (found here). I am obsessed with our stockings from there, these ornaments that can be used for decorating anywhere, and our runner in the kitchen (a definite splurge but so freaking worth it!). I also am picking up my go-to bowls in holiday colors and the sweetest stocking ever for Remie’s room.
Maisonette – So many sweet gifts for your babes from here + so many of them currently on sale! I love this neutral bike for a little boy or girl and looooove this wooden doll bed, would love to get for one of my girls! I plan to pick up this baking utensil kit, the girls will be getting a new kitchen this year and these will be adorable to go with it.
Crate + Kids – Another one of my favorite shops for kids, currently 20% off sitewide. I am getting this doll furniture for the girls dollhouse + love this unicorn ride-on toy for Remie’s age (we have one for the older girl’s and they still love it!). Some favorites we already have from there include this easel we got a few Christmas’s back + the sheets sets we have on all three girls beds.
And lastly, a present for mama, our Robot died a few months back + it was the saddest thing ever. I LIVE FOR THAT THING and have been desperate for another one ever since. This one is $100 off for Black Friday + for the most part has great reviews, cannot wait to have another one again. Happy shopping friends, and happy weekend! XO