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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

New Year's Resolution #472- DO NOT BE SMUG.

Even though I love decorating for Christmas, I am always happy to pack my ornaments and mistletoe away. 

It feels good to get life back in order. 

Every year, I forget one Christmas decoration. It might be the Christmas magnets on the fridge, the mistletoe, or a rogue wreath!

I was feeling pretty smug this morning. I walked through the house, confirming my greatness clean sweep of the Christmas decor. 

I sat down with my coffee and the newspaper. Halfway through the sports page, my daughter stumbled in. Before she even said "good morning", she mumbled "Thanks for leaving the snowflakes up a bit longer..."

Right above my head, taunting me, hung our Christmas garland and snowflakes. 

"You're Welcome, Sweetheart."

See how difficult they are to see??

Everything was freshly washed and dusted...I was downright giddy.

I had washed the slipcovers, dusted and mopped the floors. Felt pretty good about myself.

Not only had I overlooked the garland and snowflakes, (that a half asleep 6 year old noticed in under 3 seconds) but check out the COBWEBS! 

That's what I get for being smug. 

Resolution #462- do not be smug.

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  1. I took down our decorations today. While doing so, I thought to myself, "Don't forget the wreath on the front door." Guess what your post reminded me of? Yep, the wreath is still on the door. You're not alone my friend!

  2. ... and my little christmas tree is still awaiting the attic outside my front door! Doh!!!

  3. I've haven't taken mine down yet, grrrr, I hate that project. Laura

  4. Oh my goodness. You can be smug. Your house is GORGEOUS! And you should see mine. I think one of the children wiped a booger on the wall yesterday.

  5. I'm in the midst of taking everything down. It always surprises me how much room we have after the tree is put away and how orderly everything seems. Next step...purge stuffed animals and take them to good will while the kids are at their grandparents. Mwah ha ha ha ha ha.

  6. I took Christmas things down too. But I'm leaving the snowflakes up for winter.

  7. You could always leave the snowflakes up for the winter. Such a pretty room!

  8. LOL Love this post! Too funny...I didn't see the snowflakes in your pics if that makes you feel any better! Your living room is lovely though, I love all the white. Just found your blog via Show and Tell Friday. Now following you. I am having a giveaway over at my blog hope you'll take a look!
    All the best,

  9. lol! Oh, well....just consider that those webs add a little rustic elegance to your pretty snowflakes, Kerry! Your living room still looks absolutely beautiful! :)

    xoxo laurie

  10. So funny! i always wind up leaving something hanging around too! I agree with Laurie, a little extra glisten and glitter never hurt anyone. Your house looks really pretty and nice and crisp!

  11. Oh, this could sooooo be my story! LOL! :) It is true... there is always something left behind. Your home is so pretty. I love this room.

    Happy New Year!


    P.S. I'm following you now... hope you will come by and say hi.

  12. gorgeous images and commentary!

    come visit anytime.




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