Decorating Shenanigans


Christmas has officially arrived in the (soon-to-be) Sparks' household (well, sort of), and I couldn't be more excited! I spent the majority of the weekend pulling out boxes of Christmas decorations and cleaning the house for my grandmother's arrival this week. Something about cleaning with a Christmas candle burning and lights twinkling just makes the process a little more relaxing.
But I'm getting ahead of myself. Let's rewind back to Friday night.

Friday night the fiancé and I decided to have a date night in. Meaning we didn't so much as even leave the house (except to get beer). we ordered take-out, curled up on the couch with the dogs, and popped in a movie. I'm pretty sure we were both asleep on the couch by 9:30pm.

Steven left early Saturday morning to play golf, so I took the opportunity to start on Christmas decorations. I pulled everything out of the back of the closet only to realize that I really didn't have nearly enough to decorate a whole house with. I did what I could with what I had, browsed Pinterest for ideas on additional decoration, and waited for Steven to get home so we could go get our Christmas tree. I wasn't able to start decorating the tree because it hadn't yet fallen, so we put it in the tree stand and admired our bare tree for the rest of the night while grilling out steaks (in the freezing cold) and drinking beer. We were once again asleep by 9:30pm.
Zombie Puppy eyes! 
Steven again left the house at the crack of dawn, this time to go hunting, so I spent the day running errands, brunching with a friend, and making a couple of DIY Christmas decorations. I planned on finally decorating the tree last night, but the stupid thing still hasn't fallen out. So, instead of tree decorating Steven and I went over to our favorite newlywed's house for dinner.

It may not seem like much of a weekend, but after so much travel within the last few months, this kind of weekend was definitely needed. I think I slept over twelve hours each night, and it was amazing!
Hooray for a short work week and lots of time spent with family in the coming days!
Sami's Shenanigans
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  1. I think it sounds like the perfect weekend. There's something about cleaning and decorating that's just good for the soul :)

  2. Your Friday night sounds heavenly. Some of my favorite nights are spent at home curled up with the hubs and poochie pies. I too pulled out all my Christmas decor and my mood was enhanced instantly! Christmas cheer all around :) xx

  3. HAHA Zombie Puppy Eyes... that's great! What is it about dogs and their eyes in pictures??? Happy Christmas cheer :)

  4. I can't wait to see that tree decorated!!!

  5. YAY for low key weekends filled with pups and fiances and christmas decorations! girl you KNOW i'm loving those gold glitter trees!!! merry, merry! xx

  6. Looks like you had a fun weekend even though you say it doesnt seem like much. Sometimes those are the best times--Just enjoying each others company. I love low key comfy weekends! I cant wait to start decorating!

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  7. Hahaha, I was in bed by 9ish each day too!! Love it! Also love the zombie eyes. Friggin hilarious!! Haha

  8. I can't believe you already have your tree! I am so excited to go chop ours down!

  9. That sounds like a perfect weekend and your tree looks great. I hate waiting for it to fall, I always just want to get it all decorated!

  10. your little gold cones are so adorable!

  11. We got our tree too! I was SO excited!

    I love your glitter trees, those are ahhhdorable!

  12. its definitely a good time to put up decorations and I hope I get help in decorating the house here but the only day that will be is on turkey day since its my day off.

  13. I love your tree and your outfit in these pics!!